Tenn. GOP Rips 'Anti-American' Mrs. O on Web

Obama camp blasts 'shameful' tactic
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 5:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Tennessee GOP has produced a controversial internet video attack on Michelle Obama, blasting her recent remarks that she was proud of America "for the first time in my adult life." The four-minute video, released yesterday to coincide with her campaign visit to the state, features Tennessee residents boasting of their pride in America intercut with Mrs. Obama's comments.

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"This is a shameful attempt to attack a woman who repeatedly said she wouldn't be here without the opportunities and blessings of this nation," said a spokesman for her husband's campaign. "The Republican Party's pathetic attempts to use smear tactics will fail because the American people are looking for a positive vision of real change." (Read more Michelle Obama stories.)

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