The Republican National Committee is taking aim at President Obama with a line of attack accusing the White House of spending a disproportionate amount of time talking about MTV hit reality show "Jersey Shore" when the issue of the economy should be taking center stage.
"Less GTL, More GDP Mr. President" is the message the RNC hurled at the Obama administration in a "research briefing" and video montage released by the organization on Friday. (GTL stands for "Gym, Tanning, Laundry" -- a mantra touted by the reality stars of "Jersey Shore.")
But absent in the charge is mention of the fact that the RNC retweeted a message from GOP Sen. John McCain pulling Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi into the political sphere last month. "@Sn00ki u r right, I would never tax your tanning bed! Pres Obama's tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen!" said the message from the Arizona Senator.
Meanwhile, it didn't take long for the Democratic National Committee to fire back at the RNC's "Jersey Shore"-themed attack, which came the same day as the president delivered a speech in Detroit, Mich. lauding the economic revamp seen by U.S. automakers since the administration swept in to bailout the industry.
"What's clear is that while the President took bold action to pull our economy out of the ditch that Republicans had left it in, the GOP sat on the sidelines playing political games that didn't do a thing to help American families," asserted DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan. "So, thanks, but we'll pass on advice from a party that spent more time helping the Southern California sex club economy than the American economy at large."
So, where do the vibrant characters featured on "Jersey Shore" fit into the political exchange?
On Friday, Snooki sent a strong message to the president over Twitter. "@whitehouse President Obama...love to tan in the rose garden :) ...I'll teach you how to fist pump!" the super-tan star said despite her recent admission of not voting for Obama in the 2008 presidential election. "To be honest with you, the only reason why I voted for [McCain] was because he was really cute and I liked when he did his speeches," Snooki told Arizona Senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, earlier this month.
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