September 11th, 2009
04:10 PM ET
5 years ago

New ad urges Obama to 'Slow Down' on health care

New ad urges Obama to 'Slow Down' on health care.
New ad urges Obama to 'Slow Down' on health care.

WASHINGTON (CNN)–The Republican Party of Minnesota released a new TV ad Friday criticizing President Obama's "risky" health care plan ahead of his rally in Minneapolis Saturday.

The $25,000 buy revisits a speech candidate Obama gave in February of 2008 vowing to bring about change.

The 30-second spot then claims Obama is now "pushing a risky health care plan that would: Cut Medicare; Raise taxes; Ration care; And explode the deficit."

"Mr. President: Let's slow down and do health care reform the right way," the ad concludes.

"Slow Down," will air on national cable in Minnesota until Sunday.

The President will hold his rally on health insurance reform at 1230 CT/130p E.T.


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soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. Reagan was wrong

    That's nice, but we've been trying it the GOP way for the past 40 years and that hasn't worked, so let's try something different.

    September 11, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. Deuce

    I hit so may Home-Runs on CNN, They never get on the boared, to save CNN,s embarassment..

    September 11, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. Deb in Colo

    I'm glad all you folks against health care reform have such fabulous insurance and/or the funds to pay out of pocket.

    I'm not looking for a hand-out. I already pay for an individual policy that goes up annually because it can. I'm 49 and I've made one "major" claim in my LIFE (one trip to the ER).

    I know two families that had to declare bankruptcy because of medical bills. Interesting enough...both families were Republicans.

    Enough already! GET IT DONE!

    September 11, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  4. Get A Brain GOPs

    Why are they pandering to the fear of their followers. None of what they are saying is true, how can they continuously do that? Its sickening. Stop the lies and stop scaring your followers. Debate the true issues so that we can have a multi party nation that drives on the best of both sides. When the GOP only resort to lies and fear tactics, how can we have a true debate that will encompass the entire nation. When the GOP is only willing to pander to the far right frindge then its like debating kindergarteners when the rest of us are in our 40s. Come on, use your brains.

    September 11, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. Rob

    Wait? How long has it been? How many have to continue to go without?
    Sure we should do nothing. When it hits the fan, the same people will be upset that nothing was done.

    I can't believe how ignorant we Americans are. Doing everything we can hurt our self interest.

    This is not sane.

    September 11, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  6. KittyKatKhan

    This truly stinks! The republi'SCAMS' need to shut up! THEY are only trying to kill health care reform for one reason...it will cut into their profits because they own the investments! "Get er done!" OBama! We are sick of waiting to join the rest of the planet in having decent health care!!

    September 11, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. WIll 18E

    Why is CNN being bias here?
    CNN, is basically running a commercial for an anti Obama commercial.
    this is not news reporting, or the reporting of news.

    September 11, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  8. Republicans Hate America

    Yeah, it's only been several decades. What's the hurry?????? Can they just move to another country and leave us progressive, reasonable people alone?! HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW!!!

    September 11, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  9. victim of republican greed

    Republican lies worked for them in 1980, 84, 88, 2000,& 2004. Not so much in 2006 or 2008, yet here they go again.

    September 11, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  10. Tony

    So a bunch of fearmongering lies followed by "slow down... so we can kill it."

    September 11, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  11. a real American

    Well then, George in Alaska, I guess by your logic all the congressmen who booed Bush in a State of the Union address should also be kicked out.... my guess is most of them are still there now!

    September 11, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  12. Tom

    Why wait? Our President has decided;

    1. He doesn't care what the American people – as a group need
    2. Is unwilling to participate in dialogue and debate
    3. Has decreed he knows whats best
    4. Is ready to toss the Constitution aside to have the WH write the law
    5. Is locked and loaded to shove this down our throats

    He's going to do whatever he wants.....2010....begin taking America back!

    September 11, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. Tony in Maine

    Yeah, the idea of national health care has been around for about a hundred years. Not really enough time to think about it.

    Is it possibly that the suits at Anthem, United Health and other health "insurance" scams haven't figured out how to stuff their pockets with even more money.

    You want simple, cost effective and efficient – universal single payer publicly run. The government bureaucracy is far more better at this than private bureaucracies (plural) because they don't get bonuses for denying, obfuscating and downright lying.

    What's it going to take to wake this country up and bring it up to the standards set by such economic powerhouses as Malta.

    September 11, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  14. Kelby In Houston, Texas

    None of this is true...you would have to be a full blown DeDeDe to believe the claims stated in this ad.
    Slow down? it's only been about 60 years what's the rush? Oh that's right, the current system is bankrupting Americans AND KILLING THEM!
    This debate is the truth versus the lie. Fear versus hope. Hate versus compassion. Sentient beings versus the lizard people, because there is no way we as human beings can do this to each other

    September 11, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  15. T Mckinley

    More outright hypocracy from the GOP. Research the history of Medicare and Republican opposition to it at the time. The GOP doesn't want healthcare reform "slowed down and done right."

    The GOP wants healthcare reform STOPPED, KILLED, and DONE AWAY WITH ALTOGETHER.

    HYPOCRITES!

    September 11, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  16. Suzan

    All this negative Ads toward the President is distroying the GOP and they are to Blind to see it........thats OK by me.......we the people of the United States have heard all your LIES, your SCARE TACTICS, and trying to put FEAR in the hearts of all Americans, You've scared us alright, right into not voting for any of you again when your next elections come around.....

    September 11, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  17. Mike, Albany

    Republicans do not want health care reform at all, hence the reason for such an ad. Why? Simply put, many of them want Obama to fail, and this is their only motivation, even to the detriment of the country. They are angry that they best individual they could come up with was an inarticulate buffoon and his dark lord henchman. Democrats, by contrast, put forth (and won with) a smart, educated, articulate, thinking individual who is truly poised to succeed. Republicans are so obviously bitter at their increasing irrelevance that they will stop at nothing to trip up Obama (and that's what scares me).

    September 11, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  18. greg

    as a republican, i am for the presidents health reform and im becoming increasingly sick of the notion that everything the other side suggests is bad simply because they are the other side. i will be voting independent come election time and no i wont move over to the democrat side simply because ive seen more hate from them than i can stomach. dems calling everyone that disagrees with the president racist is about as stupid as republicans calling everything obama proposes socialism. neither are true.

    we are on the fast track to idiocracy and it scares me to death.

    September 11, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  19. shoegazer

    "The slow down campaign is brought to you by those fine folks at the American Insurance Association"......medical reform?We don't need no stinking medical reform.(all apologies to the treasure of sierra madre)

    September 11, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  20. Slowhand

    They need to slow down and research this thing to make sure it is done right. I can't believe the idiots in congress are in such a rush to get something passed into law that could have such a devastating impact on this country. Half of them don't seem to have even read it. And using teddy's name on it is just another cheap tactic. To affect the whole country's health care over 15 % of the populus is absurd.It just proves it does not take a whole lot of brains to be a politician, just a smooth talker and a BS artist.

    September 11, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  21. Felly

    These idiots are wasting their hard earned currency.

    September 11, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  22. paski

    I am tired of hearing the word "slow down". Is 15 years long enough to wait for reform? Get it done fast before end of this year. No need to slow down any more.

    September 11, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  23. Joe, Georgia

    It really annoys me that Republicans are unwilling to have a honest debate of health care reform and instead use scare tactics and make charges they know are false. Health care is rationed in this Country all day every day. It just happens to be done by bean counters at insurance companies. The deficits we are facing are the result of years of irresponsible Republican leadership in the White House and Congress. We are paying for unfunded wars, unfunded tax cuts, unfunded Medicare prescription drug coverage and the unemployment and near economic collapse brought on by years of mismanagement. Our deficits were declining in 2000, then George Bush and the Republican Congress took over and look what we are dealing with today. Sky high deficits and unemployment as well as two wars and crumbling national infrastructure. These are the results brought to you by the same people buying the negative and dishonest TV ads.

    September 11, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  24. Remi Murphy (Tracy CA)

    Yes Obama. Take it slow. Wait for me to get older, loose my six figure job, have to get another one with my pre existing health condition and let me rack up millions in hospitals bills before i die...

    get a clue you loonies.

    Lead, follow, or get your boring selves out of the way.

    September 11, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  25. Rob Johnson

    I don't mind taking our time and creating the best bill possible, but something tells me that even if that happens, most Republicans will be against it.

    If nothing else, their deluded, demogogued constituency would string them up if they voted for ANYTHING Obama wants to pass, because if Obama wants it, it must be EVIL!

    The vast majority of conservative Republicans in this country have made up their minds that Obama is some kind of comic book supervillain version of the Antichrist.

    That is just silly. We all know the only supervillain currently active in American politics is Dick Cheney ;)

    September 11, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
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