The Republican National Committee has taken to the airwaves in several states and congressional districts in an effort to remind voters that Democrats lied when they promised Americans that they could keep their health insurance plans under Obamacare.
The ad is It plays off the PolitiFact “Lie of the Year” dishonor recently given to President Obama for his now-infamous health plan promise. It’s worth noting that the promise was also repeated by a number of House and Senate Democrats, including Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), who is among those targeted by this ad.
“So what’s your New Year’s resolution? Here’s one you can keep. Resolve to keep Senator Mary Landrieu honest in 2014,” says the narrator. “President Obama and Landrieu said if you like your insurance plan you can keep it under ObamaCare. They lied to you. Big time. PolitiFact called that the “lie of the year.”
“Millions will lose their insurance—and their doctors,” the narrator notes. “2014 is your chance to hold Landrieu accountable. Tell her this is one New Year’s resolution you’re sticking to.”
The RNC is running the ad against several vulnerable Democrats, including Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Reps. Bruce Braley (D-IA), Gary Peters (D-MI), Tim Bishop (D-NY) and Nick Rahall (D-WV).
The RNC is also running a Spanish version of the ad in Colorado and Virginia, according to their release, and a Vietnamese version in Louisiana. A Korean version of the ad will run in Virginia.
The Obamacare “Lie of the Year” figures to play a big role in the 2014 mid-term election. One conservative group, Ending Spending, has already put out a brutal ad tying Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to the broken promise. Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post wrote that the Ending Spending ad is one that “every Democrat should be scared of in 2014,” should it find its way into their state or district.