Politics

Ad calls Obama a giant can kicker

A conservative group is trying to battle back against President Obama's sequestration PR blitz this week with a new ad on the Internet and cable stations.

YG Network, the advocacy group led by John Murray and other staff alumni of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's team, helped Republicans maintain their majority in 2012 with independent expenditures in several House races. Now they are pushing a more national message as they join the sequestration fight.

The ad, citing the Washington Post's Bob Woodward, accuses the president of creating the sequestration and then "kicking the can." The visuals: a giant animated can bearing Obama's face smashing down a residential street and careening into a busy intersection. The group is putting about $100,000 behind the ad. Click here to view the spot.

Chris Stirewalt joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in July of 2010 and serves as politics editor based in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he authors the daily Fox News Halftime Report political news note and co-hosts the hit podcast, Perino & Stirewalt: I'll Tell You What. He also is the host of Power Play, a feature video series on FoxNews.com. Stirewalt makes frequent appearances on network programs, including America’s Newsroom, Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He also provides expert political analysis for FNC’s coverage of state, congressional and presidential elections.