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    Rachel Maddow:

    "In terms of options  politicians have, though, for trying to unsay things they have said, the full belly flop option this week goes to the Republican Party's House Campaign Committee.
    "This is incredible. Last night on the show, we played an ad that is now being run against Republican Congressman Charlie Bass of New Hampshire. Bass, like most House Republicans, voted for the Paul Ryan "kill Medicare" budget. This ad calls him out on it."

    Advert:
    Woman speaking: "If I didn't have Medicare, doctor's bills could wipe me out, and put a burden on my five kids. When Congressman Charlie Bass voted to end Medicare, that was an attack on New Hampshire families just like mine.
    "My father worked with Charlie, and respected him. I voted for him five times. But Charlie Bass has changed."

    Rachel Maddow:
    "Today, apparently embarrassed by how that ad sounds, the national Republican Party wrote a letter to the TV station that's running that ad in southern New Hampshire that demanded that the ad be taken down, the Republican party calling the ad, quote, a malicious attempt to mislead voters by spreading false information."

    Rachel Maddow:
    "Here's the thing. Just because you don't like how your position sounds when it is described out loud does not mean you get to prevent people from describing it.
    "The Republican Party wrote that letter to Comcast Boston, which is the TV station running that ad in New Hampshire.
    "Comcast is of course the parent company of this network. I should say they told us tonight, quote, We are continuing to run the ad."

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    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 11:58:30 AM PST

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