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House Republicans decided to listen to Rush Limbaugh and put partisan politics ahead of getting people back to work as the Obama plan would do.

...a cadre of unions and progressive groups are "putting Senators on notice," with an ad buy that starts tomorrow, targeting Republican Senators for their vote on Barack Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, set to be debated this week in the U.S. Senate. The ads, running on both radio and television, are aimed at Richard Lugar (IN), Kit Bond (MO), Mel Martiniez (FL), Jim Bunning (KY), and Richard Burr (NC).

Some Republicans have complained that Democratic claims of a desire for bipartisanship are "undermined by the agressive ads," while a senior Democratic operative described it as simply a "help to drive the White House message."

You can listen to the radio ads here, here, and here, where the emphasis is on Rush Limbaugh's "I hope he fails," remark, and asks if the particular Senator will side with Limbaugh or the people he represents, while the television spots have the feel of a campaign ad, that asks the Senator in question to support Obama's plan to create jobs versus the "failed policies of the past."  

The ads are being sponsored by Americans United for Change, Moveon.org, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Service Employees International Union.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 05:40 PM PST.

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