Obama camp disavows ‘government is the only thing that we all belong to’ video

Delegates hold up signs at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Delegates hold up signs at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Charlie Neibergall/AP

A video that aired Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention proclaiming that “government is the only thing that we all belong to” is getting strong reaction from conservatives, and the Obama campaign is disavowing involvement in the production, BuzzFeed reports.

The video, entitled “Welcome to Charlotte,” includes other proclamations like: “We do believe you can use government in a good way.”

Conservatives took to Twitter on Tuesday to denounce the video. Mitt Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul retorted: “Try again, gov’t belongs to us.” Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, had a one-word reaction to the video: “WOW.” Pundit David Gergen noted: “quote may set off the right.”

An Obama aide emailed BuzzFeed disavowing involvement in the video: “The video in question was produced and paid for by the host committee of the city of Charlotte. It’s neither an OFA nor a DNC video, despite what the Romney campaign is claiming. It's time for them to find a new target for their faux outrage."

The executive director of the host committee also said that the video was unaffiliated with both the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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