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WaPo: 'Every Democrat Should Be Scared' of this Obamacare Ad
National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2013 | John Fund

Posted on 12/18/2013 11:06:42 AM PST by neverdem

The conservative group Ending Spending may have premiered the ad that nationalizes the 2014 midterm elections around Obamacare.

The 30-second killer ad was produced by Republican media consultant Larry McCarthy and goes after Jeanne Shaheen, the first-term Democratic Senator from New Hampshire who is likely to face former GOP Senator Scott Brown next year.

The ad begins with footage of Shaheen on the Senate floor echoing President Obama by saying, “if you like your insurance you can keep it.” An overlay graphic points out that Obama was given the “Lie of the Year” award from a fact-checking group for that whopper.

The ad then shifts to a local focus: It notes 20,000 people in New Hampshire have lost their insurance to date and that Obamacare exchanges offer only a single provider on the state’s individual market.

The ad ends with a zinger sign-off: “Next November, if you like your senator, you can keep her. If not, you know what to do.”

“It’s a very powerful ad indeed,” Grace Marie Turner, the head of the Galen Institute, a health-care advocacy group, told me.

Chris Cillizza, the Washington Post’s top political blogger, says “Obamacare’s growing unpopularity makes the ad’s message dangerous for any Democrat.” The latest ABC News poll shows 70 percent of independents oppose Obama on health care. Nearly half of all voters think Obamacare is making the health-care system worse versus only 19 percent who think it will improve matters. Cillizza’s conclusion: “You have a very scary situation for Shaheen — and any other Democrat, which is almost all of them, on the record supporting the ACA. Get used to this ad. You are going to see it thousands of times — in various forms — before 2014 is over.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: aca; endingspending; jeanneshaheen; larrymccarthy; newhampshire; obamacare; ppaca; scottbrown; shaheen; washingtoncompost
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1 posted on 12/18/2013 11:06:42 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

I’m confident that the GOP-e will find a way to lose this golden opportunity.


2 posted on 12/18/2013 11:09:48 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: neverdem
Here At YouTube (Link)
3 posted on 12/18/2013 11:10:41 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Without justice, what else is the state but a large band of robbers?" - St. Augustine of Hippo)
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To: neverdem
People should promote the following for GOTV:

If you like your politican, you can keep your politican. Otherwise, you can choose another...:

A phrase to be popularized for the 2014 and 2016 elections...

4 posted on 12/18/2013 11:10:45 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: neverdem

Being Republicans, they will find a way to soften the edges before next November.

At that time it will be: “Sen Shaheen likes her fluffy little dog Rover. If you like your dog, too, then we think you should go for a walk and enjoy nature.”


5 posted on 12/18/2013 11:10:58 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: neverdem
Saw it last night on NH television....I was laughing at the end of it, because it hits HARD!!

I hope the thing is playing every day til November 4th, 2014...

6 posted on 12/18/2013 11:11:56 AM PST by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: neverdem

Suggested follow up is my tag line....


7 posted on 12/18/2013 11:14:28 AM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: neverdem
well..RUSH, is surfin' FR (again :).

8 posted on 12/18/2013 11:14:32 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Jim Noble; mvpel; Durus; billorites; BitWielder1; woodbutcher1963; MSF BU; lucky american; ...

Merry Christmas & Happy Chanukah!


9 posted on 12/18/2013 11:16:43 AM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

*You are going to see it thousands of times — in various forms — before 2014 is over.”*

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

Is it possible to overdose on schadenfreude?


10 posted on 12/18/2013 11:18:48 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: ClearCase_guy

Most likely McCain will somehow try to intimidate the GOP there like he did before when running against Obama.


11 posted on 12/18/2013 11:19:03 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: topher
“If you like your politican, you can keep your politican. Otherwise, you can choose another...”

This is the phrase that pays!

I'll buy a bumpersticker with this on it if I see one in the store.

12 posted on 12/18/2013 11:19:45 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: neverdem

“.................Americans already know that ObamaCare means higher premiums and a shrinking roster of doctors. But they have not yet realized that ObamaCare plans are not portable and will impede their ability to travel.

What happens to those plans to send the kids to live with the grandparents for the summer, when little Josh needs to keep up with his allergy shots? What decision will a family make when Dad needs to move to start his new job, while the kids stay behind to finish up the school year? What kind of financial pain will be inflicted on American contract workers, who rent a hotel residence for three months while they complete a project? And who will buy a vacation home when the costs include out-of-pocket medical expenses?

Moreover, ObamaCare may soon start impacting access to emergency room care. With Americans no longer able to receive routine medical services when they travel, will they start showing up in emergency rooms for sore throats and backaches? And how will these new throngs of patients affect the waiting time of people with genuine medical emergencies?

“I have 35 years in the industry, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” the New York insurance broker told me. “ObamaCare is a rolling disaster. Every time we go down the road, we get hit with another catastrophe.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/more_obamacare_devastation.html


13 posted on 12/18/2013 11:21:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: neverdem

Can be worse than #pajamanerd http://twitchy.com/2013/12/17/ofas-flannelcare-guy-is-internet-sensation-with-conservatives-photoshops/


14 posted on 12/18/2013 11:22:59 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: neverdem
Rat ideology demands Obamacare. As a club to beat up rats, the pubbies like Obamacare almost as much.

Meanwhile, Obamacare is killing our rights, jobs and health care.

Which party has the general welfare in mind? Which one deserves loyalty?

15 posted on 12/18/2013 11:25:45 AM PST by Jacquerie (Circle your calendar. Mark Levin on C-Span Booknotes, Sunday January 5th at noon eastern.)
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To: PATRIOT1876
The gift that keeps on giving.

Wow, I bet they polled the ad too. The great thing is that it's repeatable across the country in every state where there is a Dim Senator. Goodbye Mary Landrieu.

You gotta love the footage of the family with the baby in the background.

I didn't really understand Schadenfreude until Obamacare. Thanks Mr. President!

16 posted on 12/18/2013 11:26:57 AM PST by GEC (Obamacare is the #MostEpicFailEver)
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To: AppyPappy

How did you know I went to Oberlin?!?

OMG, ROTFLMAO

Honestly, this is the most fun that politics has been for me, EVER!

Coincidence?


17 posted on 12/18/2013 11:34:36 AM PST by GEC (Obamacare is the #MostEpicFailEver)
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To: neverdem

Merry Christmas to you as well.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 11:36:57 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: neverdem

Scott Brown is a carpetbagger RINO from MA. He could not beat Warren who lives the dream from the hippie years.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 11:40:48 AM PST by tiger-one
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To: neverdem
“Next November, if you like your senator, you can keep her. If not, you know what to do.”

I like it!

20 posted on 12/18/2013 11:46:39 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I’m confident that the GOP-e will find a way to lose this golden opportunity.”

This election has them scared to death. If it’s a wave election and a bunch of conservatives are swept into office on the wave, the old line GOP will have to change. That’s why Rove et al are waging war on the Tea Party instead of Democrats this year. They regard it as an existential battle; so it will be a bloodfest.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 11:48:58 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ClearCase_guy

They will declare the ad is mean spirited,doesn’t reflect true Republican values and will apologize for it at the first democratic outburst.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 11:50:49 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: neverdem; All
Jeanne Shaheen, the first-term Democratic Senator from New Hampshire who is likely to face former GOP Senator Scott Brown next year.

I've seen references to this before. Someone please inform me here. Has Scott Brown moved from Massachusetts to New Hampshire?
23 posted on 12/18/2013 11:51:01 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: ClearCase_guy

I already saw Rove on Fox this month saying people “don’t want to hear” Republicans bashing Obamacare, they want to hear about whatever plan Republicans will replace it with. Yeah, I’m sure the public has a great appetite to hear more promises from politicians about how they can improve health care.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 11:53:33 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: tiger-one
Scott Brown is a carpetbagger RINO from MA. He could not beat Warren who lives the dream from the hippie years.

It's Massachusetts. Nobody could win an election against a bonafide wacko bird communist there.

25 posted on 12/18/2013 11:58:03 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: GEC
*I didn't really understand Schadenfreude until Obamacare*

Understanding is the key to repealing.

26 posted on 12/18/2013 11:59:42 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: neverdem

Need one for every Donk up for re-election.


27 posted on 12/18/2013 12:05:22 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: tiger-one

Scott Brown is a carpetbagger RINO from MA. He could not beat Warren who lives the dream from the hippie years.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

So, who will run against Shaheen then?


28 posted on 12/18/2013 12:16:23 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: JediJones
Rove on Fox this month saying people “don’t want to hear” Republicans bashing Obamacare, they want to hear about whatever plan Republicans will replace it with.

BULLS***! How about just letting us go back to the coverage we had before this Socialist catastrophe?
29 posted on 12/18/2013 12:18:19 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: ClearCase_guy
I’m confident that the GOP-e will find a way to lose this golden opportunity.

Boehner and Nancy Graham will demand an end to divisive political ads.

30 posted on 12/18/2013 12:20:32 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: neverdem

bump


31 posted on 12/18/2013 12:23:14 PM PST by USNA74
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To: neverdem

‘....who is likely to face former GOP Senator Scott Brown next year.’

Thats sort of a leap isnt it? Scott is by NO means a shoe in. In fact theres not a lot of love for him in NH despite what his mirror is telling him.


32 posted on 12/18/2013 12:24:49 PM PST by 556x45
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To: xzins

No worries, like Rush said about this ad today, they’ll not just soften the edges, they’ll decide it wasn’t “reaching across the aisle”, and will never run it........


33 posted on 12/18/2013 12:29:58 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
On the plus side - this may keep the cancerous northern libs from voting for socialism in 2 states.

Yes Sue - sell the home in SC and stay up north to wallow in your liberal utopia! Let a free-born SC family purchase the house.

34 posted on 12/18/2013 12:35:21 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
True story dating back to 1974, when I first went off to college. I knew I was conservative, but wasn't sure if I was a Democrat or Republican because the lines were still somewhat blurred. I went to Young Democrats and found all the females to be either perpetually angry or ugly. Then I went to College Republicans and found them to be sweet, attractive and mostly feminine. So guess which club I joined?

The National CR showed us some killer ads that year. Actors were playing the part of prominent liberals reciting the lines we knew they all believed, if didn't actually say. They even had one with a Ted Kennedy lookalike driving a car over a bridge.

These were outrageously funny ads, with a very serious message. They might even had been seriously effective.

But we never found out. The national GOP decided it would have been too divisive to air them. So they settled for a mid-term shellacking instead.

Then millions of Indochinese died as a result.

35 posted on 12/18/2013 12:41:04 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: neverdem

Not so fast guys and gals.

Massachusetts has sent us Scott Brown to take her place. A RINO. Once more media including Howie Carr on Boston radio has endorsed him. I will not vote again if they let the media choose the candidate for me .


36 posted on 12/18/2013 12:50:54 PM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Go to Zazzle.com and make your own!
I’m not a shill for them, but I’ll promote a good product.

Customized some the other day with a Freeper’s line “U.S.Constitution/ a Preexisting Condition”
with sale pricing at the time, paid about 2.35 each.


37 posted on 12/18/2013 1:43:23 PM PST by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: neverdem

That is a killer ad ... OMG ...


38 posted on 12/18/2013 3:10:49 PM PST by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: tiger-one
“Scott Brown is a carpetbagger RINO from MA. He could not beat Warren who lives the dream from the hippie years.”

I agree. I'm for New Hampshire born and bred, Jeanne Shaheen! Carpetbaggers go home!!

39 posted on 12/18/2013 3:56:40 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: topher

Needs slight fixing: “If you like your politician destroying your health care and health care insurance-——”


40 posted on 12/18/2013 3:57:01 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was visiting my dentist yesterday and heard another patient lining up work that she intended to spread out much later. She was afraid her dental insurance was going to get trimmed. Even tho that’s not a direck part of Kenyancare. The receptionist told me she’s getting a lot of that now.


41 posted on 12/18/2013 5:00:36 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: ModelBreaker

“-—the old GOP line will have to change.” Yup, that’s where I am. I send money only to those who swear to God himself that they will vote against new spending, bigger spending, new programs, Kenyancare, etc. We have to primary out the people who got us into this mess either by supporting it or sitting on their hands and watching it happen. The Republican party is our only real hope but it must be HOUSE-CLEANED and re-filled with actual Goldwater/Reagan conservatives. What I call DEAD CENTER conservatives. My only gripe with Goldwater is that he claimed the RIGHT for CONSERVATISM-—should have been the CENTER.


42 posted on 12/18/2013 5:12:02 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: neverdem

Is this the same group that promoted Deb Fischer in the Nebraska primary?


43 posted on 12/18/2013 6:50:34 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ClearCase_guy
They already found it here in NH: the Republican Party is trying to foist RINO, CARPET BAGGER, Scott (Stab the Tea Party, and all of the conservatives who put me into power in the back) Brown as running as the Republican candidate against Sheheen!

We have lived in NH for many, many years and there is no way in blazes that Scott Brown, the man who hates conservatives and the Tea Party as proven by his voting record, his actions and statements will EVER get our vote... NEVER.

So while what the ad says is true, there is no way we are voting for the Republican version of Obama lite.

44 posted on 12/18/2013 7:41:05 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Deliver us from this evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: bonehead4freedom
Five or 10 years ago, I would have laughed at your comment and applauded your good humor. Now your comment is plausible, if not spot on. It makes me shudder to think the behavior of Republicans make your comment ring true.
45 posted on 12/18/2013 8:13:03 PM PST by Dave W
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To: Din Maker

Bob smith former Sen. from NH his name is in the works


46 posted on 12/19/2013 3:05:25 AM PST by tiger-one
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To: PATRIOT1876

http://www.zazzle.com/if_you_like_your_politician_bumper_sticker-128819621695639713


47 posted on 12/19/2013 3:58:12 AM PST by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: neverdem

Standby for the race hustlers and que the racist kid... the “if you like it you can keep it” slogan will become the new N word, its all they got.


48 posted on 12/19/2013 7:46:46 AM PST by Typical_Whitey (The fundamental transformation resistance is futile you will be assimilated.)
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To: neverdem

What’s next... Obamacare - The Musical??


49 posted on 12/19/2013 9:08:25 AM PST by headless_thompson_gunner
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To: All
Republicans don't have to actually run the ad to get the message across---others can do the heavy-lifting---write letters to editors, post on blogs, etc.

HERE'S MORE TALKING POINTS Democrats took AWAY our health care. They took away our doctors. They made healthcare prohibitively expensive.

Repubs tried to stop them....all voted against the ACA. There were numerous Republican bills---three years ago one bill aimed to help Americans keep their plans.

Dems voted it down...on Obama's orders. Nancy Pelosi egged them on---saying Americans could not wait any longer for Obama's "perfect" health care.

Democrats steamrolled over Americans---they had nothing to stop them: super-majority voting power, Obama buying their aye votes, and Nancy Pelosi pressuring them not to read ACA before voting.

50 posted on 12/21/2013 2:33:59 PM PST by Liz
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