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Liberals slam Obama over oil drilling in new ad

The liberal political blog,, will air a new TV ad Washington next week, targeting President Obama's plans to expand offshore drilling "despite the unfolding BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The ad combines images of the exploding rig, oil slicks, and the "coming environmental disaster," with audio of Obama talking about expanding offshore drilling. It can be viewed at

"After slamming John McCain's support for offshore oil drilling as a 'gimmick' on the 2008 campaign trail, now President Obama plans to double down on that gimmick in the face of the biggest environmental disaster in at least a generation," said founder Jane Hamsher. "The BP oil disaster should be a wake up call to take offshore drilling off the table."