Koch ad attacking Gary Peters for "standing with health insurance companies."
Steve Benen picks up on a new trend in the right's attacks on Obamacare: they're fighting it from the left
[Tuesday], for example, Freedom Partners, a political operation that enjoys financial support from Charles and David Koch, launched a new attack ad in Michigan’s U.S. Senate race, targeting Rep. Gary Peters (D). The voice-over tells viewers: "Congressman Gary Peters says he’s standing up to health insurance companies. The truth? Peters voted for Obamacare, which will give billions of taxpayer dollars to health insurance companies." […]
Keep in mind, this truly ridiculous pitch isn't just popping up in Michigan.
* Earlier this month in Iowa, the Koch-financed Freedom Partners condemned Rep. Bruce Braley (D) for supporting a health care reform law through which "health insurance companies stand to make billions."
* The same day, the Koch-financed Freedom Partners launched an attack ad in Colorado: "Mark Udall worked with insurance companies to pass Obamacare. Now Udall claims he’s standing up to them."
* A day later, Freedom Partners launched an attack ad in Alaska with the same message.
Who could imagine that the right would start attacking Democrats from the left when Democrats "compromise" on a policy conservatives have been pushing? That
But what this really reflects is the fact that the Kochs have pissed away millions in 2014 on ads that haven't moved the needle in polling at all. The anti-Obamacare message they've been pushing so far, with all those debunked "horror" stories, has failed. So now they think they can pick up the disgruntled left with this campaign? Good luck to them.