November 19th, 2009
11:15 AM ET
4 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.


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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Dieter Zerressen

    Yea, we don't need no stinking health care. The folks in these congressional districts should be happy that whatever health care they have is rated 27th in world. I've got mine – to heck with everyone else. You never saw Jesus talking about healing anyway. Anyone ever ask Palin who paid for her maternal care and pediatric care for Trigg? The Alaskan taxpaper, of course.

    November 19, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. DennisG

    I wonder just how much the medical insurance industry is spending on those ads. Apparently they have to spend more than just the plain envelopes full of "campaign contributions" to politicianscurrently be spent. Why, exactly, is it that the Republicans don't want the ordinary American to have decent health care. I know why they don't want the general public educated, that's obvious, because uneducated sheep are easier to herd, but why do they want us unhealthy? Oh yeah, the more medical care we need the larger those envelopes are.

    November 19, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. Obama 2.0

    I am a hard core Independent and will tell you that the Dems are fools if they do not pass SOMETHING. Remember the saying "I'm gonna do something, even if it is wrong, i'm gonna do something" That will garner more respect from most Americans on all sides, even those that are not for HCR than failing and getting nothing done. I don't agree with all of it, but doing nothing is sickening. Try it at work, do nothing and see where you wind up :)

    November 19, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  4. George W Bush = Worst President Ever

    We already have a taste of what republican leadership means, and it is disgusting. How on Earth can any district send an overpaid incompetent republican representative to Washington. I cannot believe everyone has forgotten about the republican culture of corruption.

    November 19, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. Jane/Seattle

    America and this world have too many problems which "Politics" has caused! Get these massive deceptions out of our Commons and we might just make some progress. Who gives a Care about all this semantic twisting and turning (lying and obfuscation) for election advantages? Spend all of this obscene MONEY for the saving our our little children being sold, raped, and heinously murdered. Change these crap laws that focus on less important offenses–like stealing rich guys money-and let us stop the pedophiles and protect these our innocent children of this profit-driven world. I often wonder how many of our Politicians have money invested in pornography and the profits that selling sickness provides. could it be a deliberate attempt to feed the FEAR and create better markets in all areas? Hmm...something to consider. I'm so very sorry to our tortured and dead babies. Forgive them for they do know what they do! Stop this political wrangling and SAVE ALL of our children! Sign me: One Mama Paying Attention for the Children. Greed is a Terrible Force unleashed upon us all! Peace

    November 19, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  6. Absolutists must prevail!

    I think this isn't a new taste, but an old virus. The GOP have long sent out their twisted stories. But, if you have to tell the truth GOP, you might not win.

    November 19, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  7. Proud Member..Party of No

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

    Republicans have held the lead for over four months now.

    Voters not affiliated with either party continue to heavily favor Republicans, 41% to 24%.

    November 19, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. Idiot_Pelosi

    I'm all for reasonable HC Reform, but these bills in the house and senate are absolute jokes. It's nothing but a socialist, left welfare (Tax and Spend) agenda.

    You better believe any fool voting for this mess will be targeted come election time.

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

    Why would voters want to send people to run government who do not believe in government?

    November 19, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  10. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Why don't these pinhead GOPs all move to Canada???

    November 19, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  11. L for Legend

    As usual, folks will grow tired of the tired, negative, mud-slinging ads and will be turned off by it. In addition to that, the rethugs are hoping to scare the electorate. They need to be careful because they very well could be the ones who are voted (thrown) out. If they have solutions to OUR problems, they should present them.

    November 19, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  12. Eddie

    With Sarah Palin's help, the GOP will assuredly regain control of the House (goodbye Pelosi) as well as being ready to replace Obama in the WH.....But the one person helping the GOP win big in 2010 & 2012 is Barrack Hussein Obama...um um um......Obama is a "one term" president.....
    The one huge mistake Obama, Axelrod, & Emanuel has made is; they did not realize that the majority of Americans are NOT Liberal!

    November 19, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  13. mjm

    $849,000,000,000 bill for health care reform....plus whatever the Pelosi bill will cost.

    That's crazy. It can't be done. It should not be done. What could possibly be in this bill that justifies $849,000,000,000 in spending? Are they going to buy 300 million people their own personal doctor?

    $849,000,000,000 for Medicaid level coverage? For only 94% of the population? Medicare covers 44 million and they can't even pay the medical bills of their patients. And the govenment want to expand these programs?

    CRAZY...and STUPID!

    The government could give everyone in the nation, 300 million people, a $1 million Health Savings Account per year and it would only come out to 3 billion over 10 years. What is costing $849,000,000,000?

    We will not know until it's too late.

    Even China told Obama to get spending under control. They already own us for the next 20 year

    November 19, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  14. Oh Boy!!!???

    OK now.

    Check the news, internet, who cares...

    Dems want 849 Billion over 10 years for 30 million more Americans to have HEALTH coverage.

    Since 2001-Iraq and Afghanistan cost 933 BILLION plus!!!!
    753 Thousand plus dead! Only 5,285 plus are Americans (so that's OK)

    849 Billion-10 years for HEALTH-rediculous, right?
    933 Billion- 8 years for 750K dead- that's ok?

    Something wrong with the dead to living ratio vs cost ratio, huh?

    What do we really need here?

    November 19, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  15. hongli

    Republicans---ENJOY YOUR DREAM!!!! Then wake up to REALITY in 2010.

    November 19, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  16. Librarian

    The GOP makes me physically sick.

    November 19, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  17. Lacrosse Mama not for Obama from Bad Newz, VA

    Hurray......

    Palin for 2012 ... am already getting warmed up :-)

    November 19, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  18. Obama Victim

    way to go G O P.........nail these losers to the wall

    November 19, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    crazy and stupid is thinking that 300 million x 1 million = 3 billion. use a calculator

    November 19, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  20. Mountain Dude

    So the GOP left an 8,000,000,000,000 dollar debt and two unfinished wars but they are having a hemorrhage over less than one tenth of that spent to help AMERICANS? One stinking bill to help millions of Americans and just because they don’t have an oil fortune the GOP calls it a waste. I think the GOP is waste and needs to be taken to the curb in 2010.

    November 19, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  21. Kate

    When it comes to 2010 the democrats will come out in force just like for Obama and all of us that can see through Palin, Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh, Birthers, Tea Baggers and the rest of the lying GOP will remain in control of the House and Senate..........the Republicans can spin it any way they want, they can buy up their ADS, they can continue on the path of NO NO NO........and it will get them nowhere........

    November 19, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "What could possibly be in this bill that justifies $849,000,000,000 in spending? Are they going to buy 300 million people their own personal doctor? "

    Wow...you know where to buy a personal doctor for $2,830? Why are you hiding this information? Did you OD on your hyperbole pills this morning?

    "Medicare covers 44 million and they can't even pay the medical bills of their patients"

    Well, the GOP just blocked a bill that would have increased reimbursement for Medicare and taken care of that problem in part. Conveniently ignoring that are you??

    "The government could give everyone in the nation, 300 million people, a $1 million Health Savings Account per year and it would only come out to 3 billion over 10 years."

    You apparently missed a bead on your abacus.

    November 19, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  23. johnrj08

    I hope that the DNC is taking this threat seriously. Ignoring the power that these commercials have to influence gullible, ignorant voters would be an enormous miscalculation.

    It took a massive national movement to get President Obama elected, despite the weaknesses of the Republican ticket, which were legion. Unless voters remain active and come out in 2010, we're going to see a lot of seats go to the reactionaries who want to take us back to the 19th century.

    If the Democratic Party waits too long to respond to these spurious attacks, it will suffer the same consequences that John Kerry suffered back in 2004.

    NEVER underestimate the stupidity of the American voter. Failing to respond to these pathetic accusations by the RNC will allow them to take root and spread like a virus to the Independent voters, many of whom were the reason that Barack Obama was elected.

    This is a scary time and apathy could prove disastrous for the country.

    November 19, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  24. Don in Grand Rapids, Mi

    You left wingers keep saying how bad the Bush years were, but none of you can give explicit facts to support you statements! The 210 congressional elections will give the Liberal Dummycrats the Heave-Ho for sure and long with them the Republicans that voted our counrty into the deep Obama debt! @012 elections will send Oduma back to Chicago and his duties with ACORN!

    November 19, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  25. LacrosseDad

    2010-the end of the obama regimes attemt to socialize our country.

    November 19, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
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