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. Patty in the CA mountains

    Slowing down only benefits the insurance companies and those who benefit from them.....allows both more time to line their pockets....we've already waited decades, how much time is enough?

    September 11, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. jnywest

    Greg, the reason we keep calling some of the republicains racist is becuase they are.
    If we don't stand up to it, it will just get worse, we have to fight back and call a spade a spade

    September 11, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  3. Mason

    He loves to cram those bad bills through and he doesn't need to read them as long as it empowers his vaunted secular nanny state agenda.

    September 11, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  4. jnywest

    Tom, go to school and learn how the world and the US goverment works....
    It's fools like you that don't add to the quality of the country, but drag us all down into the muck and mud

    September 11, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  5. derrick

    GOP wants WEALTHCARE not Health Care

    September 11, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  6. cTX

    Healthcare reform is long overdue and this does not mean that people want free handout. You're talking about helping the middle class. Those that don't work already qualify for medicaid and then you have your seniors that get medicare. I personally would just want some knowledge that if my husband and/or I lose our jobs we would be able to get insurance because we have pre-existing condition.
    It would also benefit hard working Americans who make over minimum wage and their employer does not offer coverage and /or coverage is too expensive. I would love to pay less that $900 a month on health insurance without having to fight with the insurance company b/c they change our medication due to cost– It's awful we pay all that money and we still have to fight with them for a simple prescription or test. I say it's long over due!! NO SLOWING DOWN!!

    September 11, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  7. Mike in MN

    Obama can travel the country all over the country talking about what he says will be in the health care reform bill, leaving a huge carbon footprint in his wake. But the voters have been fooled too many times already. We are all waiting to see what will be in the actual bill that comes to a vote. And we demand that there be no vote until we have a chance to fully vet and understand what is in the bill. This is our health care, it needs reform to be sure, but it will have a huge impact on all our lives. There must be no attempt to rush this and pass it into law without voters knowing what is in it and having a chance to speak out and let our congressmen and Senators know how we feel about it. Talk is cheap, we want to see what actually winds up in writing.

    September 11, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  8. Jayden,FL

    Slowdown for what? the president is doing just fine! Just because he's actually not moving at the GOP's speed which SLOW doesnt mean you guys have to get all pissy!

    September 11, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  9. bart

    How many of us – In one year's time, two year's time, or two month's time – will develop or have a family member that develops a pre-existing condition?

    I have news for you – We ALL will develop a pre-existing condition sooner or later.

    September 11, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  10. Dean

    Slow down huh, Gee if we wait another forty years or so the republicans might come around. Hah we all know better then that.
    Lets get this pushed through and show the GOP just how wrong they are.

    September 11, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. Janet

    What are we waiting for? We need to trust the intelligence of our President and allow him to move ahead. We have been slowed down for years with Republican politics and ignorance. Our President wants to keep his promise to the American people that he would reform health care and that is just what he is doing. His remarkable speech the other night said it all! You have my support, Mr. President!!!!

    September 11, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  12. vic nashville , Tn

    First they said NO

    They protest one month

    Now slow down

    So they learn some thing past month

    Time for to pass the health care reform

    September 11, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  13. Larry

    Why is it that the Republican Party Of NO always wants to SLOW down on things that don't benefit themselves and their rich friends

    But boy, if it means money in their pockets, or a rush to war, or tax relief for their buddies, they approve it blindfolded and in their sleep

    Just a bunch of self centered, selfish, arrogant, racist, homophobic tired old men

    A sorry time for our government and it's people

    Time to FLUSH the Republican party, and start over

    September 11, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  14. John, Brooklyn, New York

    and by "risky" we mean "for wealthy insurance companies and lobbyists"

    and by "slow down" we mean "stop at all cost".

    So much for truth in advertising.

    September 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  15. Jose

    Let's take away all health insurance from our senators and congressman until they pass reform. If it isn't good enough for us to have, then it isn't good enough for them to have. Let them go out and shop for it on their own like many of us have to do and find out just how tough it is.

    September 11, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  16. D. Tree

    Opponents of reform are just like a toy doll: you pull the string and the same words keep coming out.

    President Obama reminded us we have been trying for almost 100 years, the time is now before its too late.

    If we don't adopt these reforms, we will all go bankrupt.

    And as for those conservatives who think we should do nothing, or who offer the same failed plans over and over again: clearly your policies failed when you had power.

    Either contribute to the solution, or get out of the way.

    September 11, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  17. Eugene

    With health care reform as the President outlined this week, the Republican Party will dwell in the wilderness for a well-deserved generation. So why should they want to expedite their funeral?

    September 11, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  18. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Sure, why slow down and do it right? Let's have another disaster like the stimulus; full of pork and AIG bonuses no one can seem to explain. Please no parrots mouthing the White House lie that 1 million jobs were created. They can't prove it and unemployment is worse by 3 million lost jobs since Barry took office.

    September 11, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  19. Dyan, Minnesota

    Slow down?? Are you kidding me?? We've been debating healthcare reform for over forty years, how much longer do the Republicans want to take? ANOTHER FORTY???

    September 11, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  20. Sharon - NC

    'Slow down' in Republican-speak means 'let's kill it'.

    September 11, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  21. Al, CA

    Progressives should not pay anymore attention to GOP lairs and extremists. Do vote in congress and senate, and we will know who voted for future, and who was corrupted in same way as whole GOP.

    September 11, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  22. Dee Holmes

    I wish these people that are telling the President to slow down on health care would close their mouth. This health care has been going on for years and now, they keep on saying slow down. It has been to many years to say slow down now.The only reason that they want him to slow down is because they don't want him to be the one to make this happen. The time is now so leave it along and be quite, and if you can't be quite be quite as you can. They should stop talking loud and saying nothing, because the message is going in one ear and out the other. We are sick and tired of looking at all this mess on tv. I thought when President Oboma got in the White House that it would almost change things for the better but it has gotten worse. I am sick and tired of people calling each other names and talking about race all the time. We suppose to be people of God, but I can't see the God for all the evil. There should be God somewhere in all of this mess. God is getting tired of this mess just like I am getting tire, and when He get tired we are going to be in a bigger mess, because there is no mess to big for God to clean up so you all just keep on being mean evil and God will clean up this mess.

    thank you
    Dee from SC

    September 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  23. vince

    slow down??

    American Presidents have been attempting this since the early 1900's, beginning with Teddy Roosevelt...

    what... 100 years is too fast for these guys??

    September 11, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  24. Stu

    Here's an idea...let the public option be only for democrats. All of the taxes to fund the public option will come only from registered democrats.

    September 11, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  25. tomiwa

    Pro reform supporters should start organizing tea parties and town hall meetings too. Because the GOP's use the forums as propangada against reforms!

    September 11, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
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