Also on Thursday, a second conservative group called Americans for Prosperity launched its latest anti-Obamacare ad at a cost of $3 million. The ad—running in Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia—features a conservative activist and two-time cancer survivor named Tricia and suggests Obamacare could limit the treatment options available to cancer patients.Actually, it's the Republicans' sequester that's limiting cancer treatments, if you want to be, you know, truthful about it. While the administration doesn't have the kind of money for broadcast outreach that the Kochs do, it does have a $44 million budget for outreach and education, little of which will be on the airwaves.
That's where the states, and some of the most fun, come in. Making a splash in the media for being "trippy" is Oregon, with it's very Oregon-oriented campaign.
But for pure hokey fun, Minnesota has to take the prize with their Paul Bunyan campaign.
Republican fear and anger and creepiness will fail with most people, something that Republicans steeped in fear and anger and creepiness just don't grasp. Where all that fails, engagement and humor will prevail. And ultimately, so will Obamacare.