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Progressives Pushing for Radio Buy to Mislead Public on Health Care Repeal

A not-so conservative friend of mine forwarded this ugly little email to me.  She was of course trying once again trying to show me the error of my ways.  I don’t think she realizes how silly she and her liberal friends sound.

Yesterday, House Republicans voted to repeal the new health insurance reform law. Even though they know the law won’t actually be repealed–because Democrats hold the White House and the Senate–they voted anyway in order to appease their Tea Party base.

In response, Daily Kos is teaming up with Blue America to make House Republicans pay a political price for this grandstanding. In key districts around the country, we’re going to run a radio ad highlighting the cruelty and hypocrisy of the Republican effort to repeal health insurance reform. (radio spot added by me below).

The ad makes two points:

  1. Republicans in Congress just voted to raise health insurance premiums, take away prescription drug benefits, and allow insurance companies to cut off coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditionsAnd–
  2. These cuts didn’t apply to the health insurance plans Republican members of Congress receive.

It only costs $2,500 per district for local media to pick up on this ad and produce a story on it. We know this because an allied organization, Americans United for Change, went after freshman Republican Andy Harris with a radio ad like this back in November. Even though Americans United for Change only spent $2,500 on the ad, local media picked up on it anyway. Harris took a big hit.

We’re expanding this campaign into other Republican-held districts. The ad is already produced, an advertising placement expert is lined up, communication staff is ready to contact local media, and the name of the Republican member of Congress in the ad can be changed to fit any district. All we need to make it work is your $10 contribution.

Republicans peaked in the 2010 elections. As their cruelty and hypocrisy come to light, they are quickly sliding downhill. In just two months, Democrats have erased the electoral advantage Republicans held in 2010. That trend will only continue if we capitalize on opportunities like this.

Let’s make it happen. Please, contribute $10 to run this ad in key districts.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

There is so much progressive fear mongering and absolute mis-treatment of the truth in this thing that it is hard to know where to begin.  We’ll start with the two points that Mr. Bowers highlighted in his email.

“Republicans in Congress just voted to raise health insurance premiums, take away prescription drug benefits, and allow insurance companies to cut off coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions”

I don’t see repeal as voting to raise insurance premiums, those are still going up and will continue to do so under Obamacare.  It is the intention of the progressives to make sure that the private insurance market is put under such heavy regulation and economic strain that its only recourse will be to price itself out of existence.

“These cuts didn’t apply to the health insurance plans Republican members of Congress receive”

Why is this such a problem now?  I didn’t see the DailyKos pushing for Democrats to eat their own dog food when they shoved this mess down our throats.  What cuts is he talking about anyway?  The GOP has simply voted to repeal Obamacare, the replacement bill is in the works.  Then again, if Chris Bowers and Markos Moulitsas want to know what’s in the replacement bill, maybe they’ll just have to wait till it passes to see what’s in it.

The radio spot is even more of a face palm artifact.  The terrible voice-over announcer is probably as good as they could get on the cheap, but the droning string of pure ignorance is just awful.  The audio alludes to the 14th amendment to the Constitution – equal protection under the law.  So now the libtards want to invoke the Constitution?  Unfortunately, it’s not accurate.  Equal protection under the law does not guarantee that everyone is equally privileged.  It simply means that the law cannot single out one set of citizens for application of law.  If the disastrous health care law is repealed, the law affords no class of citizen anything more than another – because there would be no health care law – none.

The left-wing nut-jobs are misleading their naive base.  The ultra lefties won’t mind it though, naivety is just a stepping stone on the way to social justice .. or the other way around .. they keep changing the order.

Why Conservative Legislators Must Keep Obamacare Repeal in the Media

Conservative law makers are continuing to talk up the repeal or replacement of Unfordable Patient Rationing of Care Act of 2010 (artistic license claimed).  Liberal law makers are doing everything they can to make it a negative against the right-leaning legislators.

John Boehner may very well lead the House to a near veto-proof vote to repeal Obamacare.  The Senate, under a slight Democrat majority, will be a tighter vote.  It would seem that the repeal of the most expensive, under-funded progressive mandate in history will be difficult at best, so why pursue it?

Conservatives were promised an up-or-down vote

John Boehner and the GOP-led House are living up to a campaign promise – a concept foreign to liberals.  This will force every one of the pro-big government progressives on record as stopping the repeal.  As a poll from January 3rd shows,  60% of Americans now favor the repeal of Health Care Reform and 2012 is just next year.  Putting the far left wing extremists on record as destroyers of individual liberty and ignoring the will of the people is a plus for future Republican House members.

Keep a Negative in the Fore-front

Even if the repeal fails, continuing to keep the negative aspects of Health Care reform on the T.V., in the newspapers and in online media will continue to embolden Americans against the massive government overreach that Obamacare represents – and they will know who to blame.

Pile that on with the extreme gas prices that are sure to visit us after the drilling moratorium, E15 ethanol increase and the expected real inflation from porkulus, QE2 and many other failed Keynesian measures and you have Jimmy Carter part II.  Food and Fuel prices will go through the roof, Obamacare will be shown to be too expensive to fund at both the State and Federal level, and liberal and RINO’s will take the heat for it – very soon.

Sets the Stage for Fixing Health Care Reform

If the vote for repeal fails or Obama vetoes it, voter anger against the Democrats for opposing the people’s will should lead moderate Democrats to be more open to changes in the legislation that might just make it palatable.  We could see tort reform, removal of the mandate, changes in Medicaid rules to relieve the State’s of funding Health Care Reform, allow the purchase of insurance across state lines and many other reforms that would actually make a difference.

It Just Might Work

There is the outside chance that between legislative persistence and load vocal support for repeal from the American public that it could succeed.  Obama is showing that he is already concerned about his prospects for 2012 as he pushed Gibbs out of the White House to start campaigning for him (as if Obama ever stopped campaigning).  If liberals start to feel that 2012 will be another progressive bloodbath, they may decide to be absent or vote for repeal – especially in moderate districts.

Conservatives have to keep Obama’s health care reform bill in the fore front of American’s minds for the next 22 months or until it is repealed or replaced because that’s what the people want.

Cantor’s House Bill To Repeal Obamacare Hits the Net

An un-numbered House Resolution has been posted to the Rules Committee website for the House of Representatives.  The full resolution text is available here, but it’s all of two pages and the important part is in the 1st paragraph.

To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Two pages.. and it’s dead-on