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Video: GOP Ad Hits Obama's Health Care Plan

If you haven't seen this advertisement put out by the GOP, take a minute or two to take a look. Obama says his health care reform is the prescription our country needs to cure what ails us, but he doesn't even know what's in it. Those of us who have taken a look at the concoction have determined the side effects are more likely to make the so-called cure worse than the disease.


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It's very clever in an insi... (Below threshold)

It's very clever in an inside the beltway way.

And in doing so, in typical incompetent GOP fashion, the 'we're so impressed with ourselves' geniuses that did this ad buried the good stuff at the end. A key in advertising is to lead with the benefits as you need to give people a reason to listen, otherwise you risk having them tune you out. In fact, listening half focused on this (the way lots would), it could easily come across as an endorsement of the Obama-Pelosi plan.

This ad is way to weak. We ... (Below threshold)

This ad is way to weak. We should be stressing the fact that fewer of our brightest young people will decide that the time committment, sacrifice, hard-work and money to get a medical education is not worth the reward under a government run health industry. This we leave us with fewer qualified doctors,specialist and nurses. I have personal knowledge of pre-med students who are currently changing career direction because the government is even thinking of changing health care. We need to be very careful what we wish for. I think this healthcare legislation has the very real potential of permanently damaging healthcare coverage for everybody.

The other question that needs to really be asked and examined is the so called fact that "45 million people don't have health care coverage". Who are these people? Are they legal? Are the teen-agers? Are they people who can afford coverage and choose not to? Are they people who are covered under a spouses coverage? I think we need to challenge this premise.

I also predict that if a public health insurance plan exists, businesses will not hesitate to reduce the health benefits provided to employees thus forcing those with good coverage now on to government run plans similiar to Medicaid and Medicare. These are the kind of ads we should be running.

I agree with Steve. This is... (Below threshold)

I agree with Steve. This is not the time to get cutesy, this is the time to take a stand.

As much as I would like to see the GOP stand up for what they believe, this is much too tepid.

A very effective ad(despite... (Below threshold)

A very effective ad(despite what three nimrods above say) that hits home the devestating effects of Obamacare in a way that the average Americans can grasp. A homerun!

Michael: how can I hope to ... (Below threshold)

Michael: how can I hope to argue with someone who immediately starts labeling as 'nimrod' those he disagrees with? I bet you win lots of arguments with those tactics.

I do Nimrod. I thought the ... (Below threshold)

I do Nimrod. I thought the ad was cool too.

If this ad is the only shel... (Below threshold)

If this ad is the only shell they have in their magazine, its way too low powered. But if they mix this with some hard-hitting ones, it will provide a good balance for those that get turned off by the direct attack approach. I see a whole lot of Obama supporters getting sucked into the commercial and then staring glassy eyed at the not small print.

I agree with epador's analy... (Below threshold)

I agree with epador's analysis. That's just what I thought when I watched it.

epador: by definition, Obam... (Below threshold)

epador: by definition, Obama supporters are stupid*... so why think they would they draw the same conclusions you do from this ad? They'd probably tune out halfway, thinking that they already knew what was coming next.

* written mostly in jest.

Because they love the One s... (Below threshold)

Because they love the One so much they will hang on every word.

It tends to make a lot of g... (Below threshold)
Brittanicus Author Profile Page:

It tends to make a lot of good people despondent and at the least susceptible, when they read, watch and listen to the maverick storm of media ads, thumping down President Obama's health care initiative? Much of the rambling artifacts are the Simon and Lois ads of the Clinton administration, heavily armed against any revisions in this issue that wealthy insurance companies and subsidiaries won't tolerate.

They insulted the senior citizens with their propaganda and bald faced lies about the European government run health care system. Being originally an Englishman myself, I guarantee in the 1960's, we had a unique form of medical services, inclusive of eye and teeth. It did plummet down somewhat, when business starting recruiting foreign labor from the commonwealth and Northern Europe. Many were out for a free financial ride and got it, along with their large families that British citizens have to support with their limited pounds sterling.

Just as the anti-governmental health care extremists have been pounding the airwaves, the open border, globalist is now subjecting the American people to a torrent of inflaming immigration polls. But like all polls they can be intentional manipulated, in exactly how the questions are worded? Sure they can keep their co-pays, deductibles and pre-existing small-print clauses, squeezing every penny from a hurting economy, but tell the--BLOODY TRUTH!

It's a sad fact that you cannot trust the Liberal slant regarding this searing problem, although not all Liberals are favorable to another AMNESTY? The Democratic leadership, hiding liberal views behind closed drapes tried to annihilate any good, workable illegal immigration enforcement laws. In an earlier session of the Senate an error was made with E-Verify, so it's was fortunate to survive Sen. Reid and Pelosi's notion? Anything that has an impact on removing illegal immigrants is intercepted by business oriented free traders.

GOOGLE---illegal immigration--to find out their sinister intention, to just throw open the gates, ports and airline entrances to cheap labor, that also become the downfall of the European Union. the polling I have seen has been calculatedly --ENGINEERED--to get results, that they can brandish around, declaring the majority of Americans believe in a path to citizenship and open borders? Already the Democrats are ready to flag the Save Act, 287(g) local police enforcement to weaken these laws.

Currently both issues have heavy fallout, and you the voter should let your Senator or Representative know your opinion on either matter at 202-224-3121---BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. Both have massive consequences in costs and quality of life in your future and generations to come.WE MUST SAY NO AMNESTY! SEAL OUR BORDERS AND NO MORE FREEBIES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS. THEY ARE THE CRIMINALS, NOT AMERICANS WHO SACRIFICE TAXES? GOOGLE--NUMBERSUSA for details our government and the media have a nefarious talent, for keeping facts under wraps?

Cleanup on Aisle 11 - Someo... (Below threshold)

Cleanup on Aisle 11 - Someone named Brittanicus is spewing spam uncontrollably. A hose may be needed...

Overall, I think this ad wo... (Below threshold)

Overall, I think this ad works well. I joke with the spouse about the warnings on various ED ads - "May induce vomiting, convulsions, and temporary death - use only as directed."

This is very much in that (jugular) vein...

Hey Brit, where is it in th... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Hey Brit, where is it in the Constitution that the right to my money for your healthcare is located? If you want a car, so you can travel, get a job and shit like that, you have to get it yourself, or get someone to get it for you. Why is healthcare any different. It is a service available for cost. Why is the Government getting involved? If you are going to try to take my freedom we are going to fight. As Jimmi asked, are you experienced. I am. It is almost at the place were we need to stop talking at go see some of these people. Thier side does not seem to have any problem gathering goons to visit those who they want to influence. I suggest those who oppose the socialization of America do the same.

Sorry, but that ad is not t... (Below threshold)
Bernadine Martin:

Sorry, but that ad is not true. Politics as usual.

Sorry - but have you seen t... (Below threshold)

Sorry - but have you seen the friggin' BILL Obama's getting ready to hand to us?

Sorry - but have you seen the friggin' BILL he's ALREADY charged to us, with the stimulus package?

Do you not understand how much MONEY a trillion dollars is?

$1,000,000,000,000 -

Figure you earn $50k a year. It would take you 20 MILLION years (that's 20,000,000 - if you like seeing your numbers with a few more zeros...) to earn that much.

Are you really so friggin' STUPID that you believe that by going "LALALALALALALAL!!!! I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!!!" that somehow you magically change things and you're going to be absolved of the responsibility to PAY this horrendous bill?

Politics as usual? No, we got beyond that a long time back, now we're into 'Politics as destructive fantasy' or 'Politics as a means of cultural suicide.'

Or politics as a means of G... (Below threshold)

Or politics as a means of Geo manipulation for tyranical nefarism.

This ad like most of what r... (Below threshold)
jon ruh:

This ad like most of what republicans have to say ignored so many facts and just creates fear based on ignorance to keep the U.S. citizens being bled for the profits of the industry. European doctors all get a far better education than ours that is based on science, not on profit, and they still choose to go into medicine for the real reason doctors should go into medicine, and that's to help people. They have the added bonus of being able to practice based on scientific evidence and not be bogged down in paperwork our private system requires.

And stop talking about government debt without actually looking at the history of the national debt and which presidents actually drove the debt up.. Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II. Obama had no choice but to pass a stimulus of some kind (both sides agreed on that) and all economists told both the Bush and Obama administrations the financial system needed bailed out. So understand the concepts and the reality of the situations before making yourself out to be an ignorant ass.

Hey Zelsdorf Ragshaft, why ... (Below threshold)
Keith Singleton:

Hey Zelsdorf Ragshaft, why aren't you throwing a fit over public police service? Perhaps we should let companies manipulate information in that industry for a profit. Why not throw a fit over public roads? Doesn't it make sense that you shouldn't be paying for a road I use and I pay for a road you use? We should privatize the fire department too, then when my house catches on fire and I'm in between jobs and can't afford fire insurance premiums I'll just have to watch it burn. hmmm You understanding the point yet? You're already paying for everyone elses health insurance, but you're paying a lot more because the uninsured end up in the ER and doctors know they get subsidies for treating the uninsured so they order extra tests and anything that cost more, but leave them sick so they'll be back and they can do the same thing all over again. WE pay this bill, and this bill would be much much cheaper if these people had insurance and doctors were paid to actually help people and get them better, along with getting an education whose curriculum isn't controlled by the insurance and drug industries.

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July 23rd, 2009 at 10:45 am
Mr. President and your cabinet members...I for one want to say thank you for all your hard work on the Healthcare issues...the only people and I have been following this since the beginning, that are not for your plan, are mostlikely getting their pockets lined either by stock, jobs, or whatever..and they just dont want it. The American People (the majority) voted you in to do a job and I commend you for your courage and strength on your continuance and determination to do the will of the People against all odds...we are on your side, we are blogging for you every day and every night...Keep up the good fight...the truth and the right thing will win out, In God we Trust. God Bless America, and keep her safe and HEALTHY, and may all come together for the good of AMERICA.

wow, "Carol Stanton",... (Below threshold)

wow, "Carol Stanton",
That has to be the sloppiest and/or laziest past from another blog I have ever seen.


jon ruh,
I suspect you are one of the reasons people make decent money teaching summer school English and civics. If you were 15 or so years older, you too could have helped pay for my car insurance every August. :)

Seriously, all this talk of... (Below threshold)

Seriously, all this talk of healthcare reform is just another distraction. Next week, there will be a FEMA National Disaster Drill July 27 thru 31st. If you read the side bar next to this video, you will see people will be "mock" corralled and disarmed in select states in the U.S. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=458XIiMPGMA Also, here is a phone call from a woman who has evidence that truckers are being paid under the table in the thousands by bank of america to transport the bird flu to different locations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPcSGvPC7yE Heads up, folks all those FEMA coffins are here for a reason. See what you can do to take care of yourself and your families, because this stuff is for real. Hide your guns and ammo.

Also, I don't know how much... (Below threshold)

Also, I don't know how much you are in to Hal Lindsey, Kim, but in this video he is very clear and concise about what is supposed to happen in the U.S. by 2010. Of course, citizens will be completely oblivious to it and no formal announcement will be made. But just like the rationalization of partial-birth abortion, which is to me, nothing less than "processing" human beings and murder, the swine flu and change of demographics will invoke martial law and divide our nation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjjAA7EpK5c






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