Recent accounts from Liberal and Progressive news outlets have been reporting that the Obama administration has been quietly pushing back on Senate Majority leader Harry Reid efforts to include the Opt out government insurance program, one of the left most influential progressive group is taking aim at president Obama.
In an unique move designed to put pressure on the administration, the Progressive Change Campaign committee will air a new TV ad in Maine. Yes, that's right. Why Maine? President....ooops...I mean, Senator Olympia Snowe. The group is also gathering signatures on an emergency petition, warning the administration not compromise on the Public option, favored by Olympia Snowe(R-ME), who wants kill the Public Option, and has also gone on record in support of a filibuster.
The spot will air at least 100 times in Maine, augmented by an online fundraising drive. The group's recent ad targeting Snowe helped them raise over $100,000.
The petition reads, "Every day, insurance companies deny care and let people die. Getting one Republican senator's vote is not worth delaying reform -- too many real lives are at stake. We need you to fight and state clearly that anything less than a strong public option is not change we can believe in."
Over the course of the health care debate, liberal groups have targeted key senators standing in the way of reform. But though many on the left have long felt that the White House hasn't done enough to ensure the creation of a public option, PCCC is the first organization to make Obama the focus of a pressure ad. You can read their email to supporters below the fold.