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Koch-backed group launches $9 million ad campaign against health law (Video)
The Hill ^ | June 29, 2012 | Elise Viebeck

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; kochbrothers; obamacare; obamacaredecision; repealobamacare
Good ad, may there be many more.
1 posted on 06/29/2012 12:51:48 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

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.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 12:59:07 PM PDT by kempster
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To: jazusamo

This is very much needed to counter the pro dumbocare ads.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 1:01:33 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Don't feed the commies.........your tears. Think about it.)
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To: jazusamo

God bless them.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 1:03:01 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: kempster

That link is to a you tube video.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Wow, I got so engrossed in reading the article that i totally missed the link. This getting old sucks. Thanks.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT by kempster
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To: kempster

I noticed that Michigan was not on the list of targeted states.

Dare to dream, Michigan, dare to dream!


7 posted on 06/29/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: kempster

LOL! I know the feeling of old too. :)


8 posted on 06/29/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

mitt or obie will ensure that the mandate’s repeal is Koch-blocked.


9 posted on 06/29/2012 1:11:35 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: rogue yam

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.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 1:12:50 PM PDT by kempster
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To: jazusamo

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.


11 posted on 06/29/2012 1:13:24 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: jazusamo

Compared to Soros, Koch is a cheapskate.


12 posted on 06/29/2012 1:18:34 PM PDT by marron
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To: Sirius Lee
mitt or obie will ensure that the mandate’s repeal is Koch-blocked.

After I watched the ad I thought...

"Hey Obama, you just got Koch-Slapped!"

13 posted on 06/29/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier
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To: jazusamo

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”.


14 posted on 06/29/2012 1:36:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sirius Lee

You have a mental problem.

I thought you should know.


15 posted on 06/29/2012 1:38:55 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: The Citizen Soldier

very good! thanks


16 posted on 06/29/2012 1:38:55 PM PDT by j.argese (If Speaker Gingrich is on my state's primary ballot, I will vote for him.)
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To: jazusamo

I think it’s weak.


17 posted on 06/29/2012 1:46:22 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: kempster
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.

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.

18 posted on 06/29/2012 1:48:43 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

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)


19 posted on 06/29/2012 2:00:17 PM PDT by TheShaz
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To: jazusamo; P-Marlowe

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.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 2:02:03 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: TheShaz
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)

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.

21 posted on 06/29/2012 2:06:03 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: xzins
I believe you make a valid point as far as all of us being outsiders and all the supposed leaks are really just what they want us to know.
22 posted on 06/29/2012 2:10:05 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

After 301 views, the video states an error has occurred, please try back later? I wonder what happened!


23 posted on 06/29/2012 2:13:11 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

Thanks...I just checked and it still shows 301 views but the ad played. Must be getting many hits.


24 posted on 06/29/2012 2:26:30 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Hopefully they will be buying air time in states where the Rat senators are up for re-election.


25 posted on 06/29/2012 2:40:44 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: jazusamo

bttt


26 posted on 06/29/2012 3:05:54 PM PDT by tutstar (I)
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To: tutstar

The Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson are all richer than Soros each


27 posted on 06/29/2012 3:16:04 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: jazusamo

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!


28 posted on 06/29/2012 3:39:57 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

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;

http://thehill.com/video/policy-areas/235691-koch-backed-group-launches-9-million-push-against-health-law


29 posted on 06/29/2012 3:49:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Libertarians are your friends!


30 posted on 06/29/2012 3:53:47 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Democrats have finally figured out how to tax the air that you breathe.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.
31 posted on 06/29/2012 4:06:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TheShaz

“...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.


32 posted on 06/29/2012 4:26:26 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


33 posted on 06/29/2012 4:28:49 PM PDT by sagar
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To: jazusamo

bttt


34 posted on 06/29/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: TheShaz
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.

35 posted on 06/29/2012 5:13:54 PM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: samtheman
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.

36 posted on 06/29/2012 5:42:47 PM PDT by TheShaz
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To: jazusamo

Very weird? I wonder if tweaking my computer earlier made me unable to view videos. lol

Hope that isn’t the case!


37 posted on 06/29/2012 6:11:44 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: xzins

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.


38 posted on 06/29/2012 7:57:21 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Koch brothers are Libertarian. It is a mistake to call them conservative.


39 posted on 06/29/2012 8:03:36 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


40 posted on 06/29/2012 9:12:24 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: jazusamo

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.


41 posted on 06/30/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 2:15:16 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: sagar

So true.

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.


43 posted on 06/30/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

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.


44 posted on 06/30/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jazusamo

Bump.


45 posted on 06/30/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: jazusamo; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
Not bad.
Notice at the end it says to call Obama and gives a phone number. That keeps the ad an ‘issue ad’ and allows donors to deduct the donations from their taxes, from their Obama-care taxes LOL.

Not A Tax Increase? (direct link to video)

Drives Dems nuts.

46 posted on 06/30/2012 11:19:55 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: TheShaz

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


47 posted on 07/01/2012 2:39:53 AM PDT by VioletLilly (Declaratory Act)
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To: sickoflibs

” Drives Dems nuts. “

Always a good thing


48 posted on 07/02/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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