New Santorum Ad Links Obama and Ahmadinejad

"Obamaville" shows the dystopian future of a second Obama term.

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Rick Santorum's newest campaign ad takes voters on a tour of "Obamaville," a small town set two years into the dystopian future of a second Obama term. The narrator welcomes viewers "to a place where one president's failed policies really hit home."

The video is all doom and gloom, and in one particularly harrowing shot (about 40 seconds in), a television showing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's face briefly flashes a picture of President Obama, subliminally linking the two as the narrator talks about "a sworn American enemy."

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The streets of Obamaville are desolate, its businesses are boarded up and its people are worried and unkempt. The sun very rarely shines, and nobody uses the playground equipment. In 2014, the wait to see a doctor is ever-increasing, freedom of religion is under attack and a tank of gas costs a staggering $90. Every day, the townsfolk have to come to grips with the fact that Iran has become a nuclear threat.

The video released Friday is just the teaser for an eight part series that will be fully unveiled in two weeks, outlining the way specific Obama policies spell certain doom for Obamaville's unfortunate citizens.

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John Brabender, a top Santorum strategist and creator of the series, argued that sensationalism is the point.

"If this scares a few people, and even if they say it's over the top, maybe they want to learn more," he told the New York Times. "It would be a mistake on our part if we weren't sounding an alarm in a sensational way."

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