You didn't think that just because
millions of Americans
now have the security of knowing they can safeguard their health the far right would give up, did you? The deep pockets of the Koch brothers have opened up for another round of attack ads
against Senate Democrats who supported the law.
Americans for Prosperity, which spent $16 million on television ads in the fall, will unleash another round of commercials that hammer the trio of lawmakers for supporting Obamacare.
The ads zero in on Sens. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, according to a statement released Thursday.
AFP said the commercials will run in major media markets for the next three weeks, and a spokesman said the ads will cost more than $2.5 million.
The ads focus on the hyped-up "you can keep your health insurance" debacle. Republicans have been hammering that admittedly unfortunate overstatement of the law from President Obama, with the help of the likes of PolitiFact
. But they've also been telling a massive whopper of their own, a new analysis
from House Democrats. While Republicans have been screaming that 5 million people have lost their policies, the reality is the number is closer to 10,000. That's still too many people, but nothing compared the millions left out entirely because Republican governors and legislatures are refusing to expand Medicaid.
There are also almost 26,000 people in the three states where these ads are running who have insurance today that they didn't have just two days ago. That's the new reality that the Kochs and their minions in office are going to have to contend with. Running against Obamacare is going to be much trickier starting right now.
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