Americans for Prosperity on Pelosi’s broken Obamacare promise
Americans for Prosperity, a conservative activist group, has unveiled a new video taken aim at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over a promise she made in 2009 that Americans could keep their health plans under Obamacare, similar to the promise made by President Obama on some three-dozen occasions.
The video plays off an awkward segment last month on Meet the Press in which Pelosi, who served as Speaker of the House when the law was passed, was asked the about her 2010 promise amid reports of millions of health insurance cancellations caused by Obamacare. The blank-faced California Democrat resorted to talking points, but the host, David Gregory didn’t let up.
Here’s the video from Americans for Prosperity, which also emphasizes Pelosi’s comment that “Democrats stand tall” in support of Obamacare. That’ll be something to keep in mind as voters approach the mid-term election:
Americans for Prosperity has been targeting vulnerable Democrats because of their support of Obamacare. In October, the organization launched a $2 million ad campaign against Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Kay Hagan (D-KY) on the congressional Obamacare exemption, among other issues. Both senators are on the ropes with voters in their respective states, largely because of Obamacare.
They’ve also targeted Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) over the law. She is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the House, representing a district that leans Republican.