Skip to comments.Koch-backed group launches $9 million ad campaign against health law (Video)
Posted on 06/29/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT by jazusamo
Not A Tax Increase? Video ad
A conservative advocacy group closely aligned with the Tea Party announced a $9 million swing-state push against President Obama and the healthcare law.
The announcement by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is largely funded by the conservative Koch brothers, comes one day after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the vast majority of the law in a major coup for Obama.
"While we are deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling," AFP President Tim Phillips said in a statement, "this is far from over."
The group's push is worth $9 million, according to a release. It includes a television ad buy as well as grassroots and online efforts against the law, though the division of spending between the different efforts was not made clear.
Targeted states include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin all expected to be hotly contested in November's presidential election. Blue states Minnesota and New Mexico were also on the list.
The television ad calls the health law "one of the largest tax increases in history" a refrain expected to form the foundation of GOP arguments against the law as the election draws near.
"Shouldn't President Obama's priorities have been creating jobs and ending reckless spending?" the ad's narrator says.
It would be great if one of you could send a link to you tube if it becomes available so we in the blue states like Michigan can play it for the libtards we know. This state is much closer (within margin of error) than is being reported.
This is very much needed to counter the pro dumbocare ads.
God bless them.
That link is to a you tube video.
Wow, I got so engrossed in reading the article that i totally missed the link. This getting old sucks. Thanks.
I noticed that Michigan was not on the list of targeted states.
Dare to dream, Michigan, dare to dream!
LOL! I know the feeling of old too. :)
mitt or obie will ensure that the mandate’s repeal is Koch-blocked.
All I can tell you is the Reagan Democrats seemed to be fired up this year. We shall see. It won’t be because of a lack of trying.
Thanks for the info.
I live in Nevada & had seen some ads by this group.
Nice to know who is behind them & how much I can believe in them.
Compared to Soros, Koch is a cheapskate.
After I watched the ad I thought...
"Hey Obama, you just got Koch-Slapped!"
I applaud the Koch brothers for their efforts to defeat Obama, but I want to caution my fellow social conservatives they are in favor of society promoting homosexual relationships and calling them “marriage”.
You have a mental problem.
I thought you should know.
very good! thanks
I think it’s weak.
Good to hear!
I lived in Ann Arbor in 1980 and I remember Polish-American UAW members campaigning for Ronaldus Maximus then. I was too young to understand what exactly was going on, but now understand the greatness of Reagan-Thatcher-Walesa-JPII and what this meant to the freedom-loving Sons of Poland living in Troy and Hamtramk.
I am really hoping that Barry's gay marriage yada-yada, contraceptives and abortifacients mandate yada-yada, illegal immigrant work permit amnesty yada-yada, topped with his "Polish Death Camp" gaffe and the Lech Walesa snub, will all have those same folks ready to kick the Kenyan to the curb.
I wonder if it is wise to get away from the US ECONOMY as being the number 1 campaign target.
The economy is in shambles and its a topic Obama and his people do not want to talk about. IMHO even with ObamaCare STILL being very unpopular...the Dems are happy to be able to talk about ANYTING other than the economy.
I think this is a mistake, unless they point out how ObamaCare is going to hurt the economy (taxes going up and buisness unable to afford the price and folding or cutting back)
My sense is that you don’t come up with an ad that can be quoted in 24 hours.
IOW, insiders knew this was coming down, otherwise the word “tax” wouldn’t be in the ad.
Does that matter? Not really, but it does bear repeating that we are outsiders even in (supposedly) our own group.
Romney is doing exactly this and we need to help him.
Obamacare raises taxes and imposes uncertainty and burdensome paperwork.
This makes all businesses less profitable and less willing to hire.
After 301 views, the video states an error has occurred, please try back later? I wonder what happened!
Thanks...I just checked and it still shows 301 views but the ad played. Must be getting many hits.
Hopefully they will be buying air time in states where the Rat senators are up for re-election.
The Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson are all richer than Soros each
Has anyone been able to view this? It’s still at 301 and I’m still getting an error, so I’m unable to watch it. This is a bummer!
I figured by now it would be watchable!
I just checked the you tube link I posted and went to The Hill article and that video works for me also. Don’t know what the problem for you can be.
Here’s The Hill article link;
Libertarians are your friends!
“...I wonder if it is wise to get away from the US ECONOMY as being the number 1 campaign target....”
Americans seem to have short memories so it’s smart to save the Economy issue for just before the election and then hit em with it right between the eyes so it really sinks in good and deep into their subconscious. In the interim, hit them with this kind of stuff. It’s kinda like baking a cake. The Economy will be the cherry on the frosting just before the election.
Wake and smell the coffee. Both parties are for homosexual marriage; one party is just more vocal about it than the other. So, marriage and host of other social conservative causes are NOT in GOP’s agenda. The best thing that GOP in 2012 can do is to slow down the national economic-suicide. Everything else is a pipe dream.
I wonder if it is wise to get away from the US ECONOMY as being the number 1 campaign target.You have a good point, but...
It's hard to ignore ObamaCare, and the shadow it throws over the future of hiring and business growth, when you're talking about the current bleak economy.
I totally agree, go after Obamacare on how it hurts the economy and raises taxes. If they keep the focus narrow to that I am ok. I just feel like its a trap and will be used to get the focus off of the economy.
I feel the Progressives will try to make ObamaCare a "social" issue and not a economic issue over taxes and control of 1/5th of the US Economy it really is.
Very weird? I wonder if tweaking my computer earlier made me unable to view videos. lol
Hope that isn’t the case!
There was a segment on FoxNews recently of the CEO of a company that produces political ads. They can be produced very quickly, I think he said often times within 24 hours.
The Koch brothers are Libertarian. It is a mistake to call them conservative.
Bad news: The 3 stools of limited government conservatives don’t always agree. The WSJ editorial board loves cheap illegal immigrant labor for business.
Rockefeller republicans don’t care about dead babies.
Good news: it could be worse. You could be a statist. The left is just a collection of 276 groups who have nothing in common other than gubmint addressing their issue.
Plenty of leftist global warning environmentalists, PETA whackos, pacifists who are against gay marriage and tax increases.
Sucks to be them.
Couldn’t Americans for Prosperity and the Koch foundation be the group to challenge the ruling and petition a rehearing under SCOTUS Rule 44?? They seem to have money enough to go all the way.
Secularized conservatives have a way of going to pot. The Koches are nominally Jewish, but do not take their ancestral faith seriously enough to regard gay anything, let alone marriage, as a curse.
That said, when they speak truth they should be listened to.
Any door in an existing party to bring in better souls is in the GOP, but it is closing rapidly.
In line with historically whimsical naming of new political parties and splinter groups, why can’t there be a Big Gulp Of Freedom Tea Party? Start it maybe vying in New York with Bloomie for the mayor’s office.
Yes, I want them to be successful as far as their economic views go...I consider them to be a bit like Ayn Rand or Ron Paul—excellent on economics...on social issues, not so much. :)
I just wanted to warn those who might want to go “all in” with them.
Drives Dems nuts.
Not hard at all to ignore it. By now we should know better than to depend on Congress to do anything. As individuals we must take a stand. History repeating itself can sometimes be a good thing. Read this article and pay close attention to the last line. http://ruleofreason.blogspot.com/2012/06/supreme-courts-declaratory-act.html
” Drives Dems nuts. “
Always a good thing