Gee, what a shock.
The woman Obama showcased at his State of the Union Address is a Democratic campaign staffer.
Obama used her as a prop at an earlier stop in Minnesota.
Rebekah Erler and President Obama(Photo: KARE)
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And, Erler introduced Obama at another event in 2014.
Rebekah Erler speaks as she introduces US President Barack Obama at the Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP)
Smoke and mirrors–
Obama portrayed her as a struggling housewife who he came upon “after she wrote him a letter” during his State of the Union Address. (Victory Girls)
It was all a show.
FOX News reported:
The woman whose story of economic recovery was showcased by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address is a former Democratic campaign staffer and has been used by Obama for political events in the past.
Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was discovered by the president after she wrote to him last March about her economic hardships. She was showcased in the speech as proof that middle class Americans are coming forward to say that Obama’s policies are working.
Unmentioned in the White House bio of Erler is that she is a former Democratic campaign operative, working as a field organizer for Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.).
This also wasn’t the first time the White House used the former Democratic campaign staffer as a political prop. Obama spent a “day in the life” of Erler in June so that he could have “an opportunity to communicate directly with the people he’s working for every day.”
Reuters revealed Erler’s Democratic affiliations following that June event, and the Minnesota Republican Party attacked Obama for being “so out of touch with reality that he thinks a former Democrat campaign staffer speaks for every Minnesotan.”