November 19th, 2009
11:15 AM ET
5 years ago

GOP airs ads against three Democrats

(CNN) – House Republicans are criticizing three Democrats for voting in favor of their party's health care reform bill in a new weeklong TV ad buy.

The 30-second spots are airing on cable television and target Reps. Vic Snyder of Arkansas, Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota and John Spratt of South Carolina.

Ken Spain, communications director of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said this early ad buy is an indication of what Democrats should expect to see in the lead up to the 2010 elections.

"Democrats are getting a taste of what next fall is going to feel like when they are going down to defeat thanks in part to the statements made by their liberal colleagues," Spain said.


Filed under: NRCC
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Wayne

    High tech McCarthyism. Wow. Where do they get their money. Also, how could much could they accomplish if they spent their time on matters other than CYA?

    November 19, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  2. PacificView

    Just wait till the GOP figures out people really want health care reform.

    November 19, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  3. Jamie from Riverside

    Wow these guys just have no ideas left.

    November 19, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Alot of House Republicans should be packing their bags. The Party of No Ideas will be irrelevant come 2010. Someone tell these Republicans to stop sniffing the paint thinner.

    November 19, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. Jimbo

    If the leadership of the GOP wasn't so pathetic it would actually be funny.

    November 19, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. JS007

    The Democrats just need to remind the RNC that every day health reform is delayed 122 Americans lose their lives due to a lack of affordable health insurance. If you put the health insurance cartel first vote RNC, if you care about people's lives and America not going broke vote for the Democrats (but vote out the crooks like Lieberman and Nelson if they sabotage this whole process).

    November 19, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. Sgt. USMC

    What a dork.

    November 19, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. Tom in Florida

    GOP offers no solutions. They point fingers but have nothing to back them up ...

    November 19, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. SAVVY OLDTIMER

    The Republicans still don't get it ,... they lost the election,... the Democrats are the party in power,... and they vote however they feel like,... why should the ones in power have to apologize to the opposition for their actions.Go ahead and spend your dirty lobby money,... you might fool a few sheep out there, but the majority of the American public is on to your scams.

    November 19, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. DJ

    Bring it on you weasels. Nice to see how arrogant and pompous you stooges are to declare victory already.

    November 19, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  11. chris l

    Guaranteed bloodbath for the anti-American Radical Fringe Democratic Party in 2010 and as far as 2012 (if the ditherer is not impeached first) the end of the Marxist in chief. Be on alert Libtards, you will all be thrown back into the cesspool you came from very shortly. COUNT ON IT

    November 19, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  12. diridi

    just ignore...I stopped watching them, and Fox channel too....these are thugs, what do you expect...making America worst then third world...nation...just ignore...

    November 19, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  13. Louie, Long Island, NY

    It will back fire, since most people support the health care legistration before congress with the public option. The republicians do not have anything better to propose the public. Furthermore, why didnt they take to proactive stance when they were the majority to propose their agenda. The blew it! They were to busy making wars and giving away tax revenues. That why were in the mess were in now.

    November 19, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  14. Jim

    we've come to expect this from all republicans. all they can do is say "no".

    when will they just try to be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem.

    November 19, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  15. John, Brooklyn, NY

    The devisive party of "no!" strikes again! The Republicans are bankrupt of new ideas or a bold vision for where they intend to take the country. In their disarray, they have nothing to offer the voters other than an opposition to the new ideas and bold vision of the future presented by the Democrats.

    November 19, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  16. Todd

    I'm actually relieved to hear my representative, John Spratt, voted for it. Thanks republicans for letting me know! I'll be sure to vote for him in the elections.

    November 19, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  17. Voice Crying In the Wilderness

    I don't get it. Republicans are targeting Democrats who voted for health care reform! Virtually everyone I've talked to agreed that health care is too expensive. I've even, as many have, heard horror stories about people who could not afford health care.When did the republicans get any credibility on this issue? They had their opportunity for 8 years.
    Same old republicans, criticize and attack, but offer no solutions.

    November 19, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  18. Laurie

    I am very proud of Earl Pomeroy. I am a North Dakota resident and fully aupport Representative Pomeroy's vote. He has always represented the citizens of our state well. Go ahead and run you advertisements.

    November 19, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  19. Four and The Door

    The Democrats have been generous to supply Republican ad makers with a bounty of things to bring up in the effort to de-liberalize congress.

    November 19, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  20. quarterback

    When is the GOP going to learn that just attacking and not providing any solutions is an idiot's plan?

    We need a new party.

    November 19, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. getting a taste of what next fall is going to feel like

    well GOP, we tasted 8 years and it was awful

    I'm sure America is still vomiting

    I can see the financial market still is: recession, unemployment, realestate, bank failures

    NO MORE GOP

    November 19, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  22. Patrick - Indianapolis

    Campaigning 24/7 – 365 days a year – every year – The battle to see which corporation controls America. Will we do ANYTHING to stop this? Of course not. Our politics has become like picking your favorite sports team. It doesn't matter what their agenda is so long as they are on YOUR team.

    November 19, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  23. Mickey

    There are people in their districts without jobs, without healthcare, and starving, and the GOP goes on a negative ad campaign bender...all this from the self-proclaimed party of morals and ethics.

    GOP: Evolve or die...

    November 19, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  24. I am the flacid and powerless wizard of Rush

    The Republicans are going after any Democrat whether they vote with the health insurance lobbyists or with the people.

    Stand up Democrats, the G.O.P. will try to destroy you.

    November 19, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  25. George W Bush = Worst President Ever

    When this passes, I think it will be a long time before the GOP becomes significant.

    November 19, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
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