Well, that didn't take long. Never mind that even Rep. Paul Ryan knows that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) did not say that Obamacare will kill 2 million jobs, the first ad telling the big lie is here.
It's a Web-only ad that Sen. Kay Hagan's (D-NC) challenger, Rep. Thom Tillis, rushed to cut.
Kay Hagan votes with Barack Obama 96 percent of the time. What will it take to change her mind? How many families will have to lose good health coverage? How many workers will have to lose their jobs? How many people will have to pay for Kay Hagan’s loyalty to Obama?When the narrator is talking about job losses, the screen shows the big lie about the CBO report. Which, in case you've blissfully missed the big media snafu, did not say 2 million jobs would be lost because of the law, but that 2 million full-time workers would choose to not work full-time anymore, because now they wouldn't be trapped in their jobs for the health insurance. Two million workers who can stay at home to raise their young children, or allow their broken bodies to retire early, or maybe even start a new business.
There are going to be two narratives coming out of the GOP on this one. The first will be this one, reinforcing the idea of victims of the law—2 million jobs lost! Five million losing the insurance plans they like! The second will more or less acknowledge the truth of the CBO report, but will suggest that the law has created millions more moochers and lazy-assed people who refuse to carry their load now that they can get that sweet, sweet health care. The victims will be good Republicans like "Bette in Spokane," and the moochers will be everybody else, particularly the non-white ones. As usual.