March 19th, 2010
10:43 AM ET
9 years ago

DNC ad aims at 'plotting' by McConnell

A new ad is taking aim at McConnell.

A new ad is taking aim at McConnell.

(CNN) - With the expected House vote on health care reform days away, the Democratic National Committee is launching a new ad Friday that blasts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for "plotting" to block the sweeping legislation.

The 30-second spot, which is set to air in the Washington, D.C., area, highlights a recent New York Times report that McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has long planned to use his "extensive knowledge of Senate procedure" to slow or even stop passage of the final bill.

"Even before President Obama took office he was plotting his obstruction, and Senate Republicans stood with him, playing politics and protecting their special interest allies. Mitch McConnell and Republican games, that's what's wrong with Washington," the ad states.

McConnell told the Times on Tuesday that it is "critical" Republicans maintain their opposition to the health care bill.

"If the proponents of the bill were able to say it was bipartisan, it tended to convey to the public that this is OK … it's either bipartisan or it isn't."

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  1. EDR

    As if the dems have not been "plotting" to ram this unwanted legislation through by any means necessary. There is nothing wrong with OBSTRUCTING a pile of garbage legislation! There is nothing wrong with saying NO to a bill that takes the country down the path of socialism/communism. Most Americans do not want this country transformed in this way. AND despite what liberals say, the conservatives in this country DO believe and want health care reform. There are just better and more cost effective ways of achieving it than what this liberal/progressive administration is pushing.

    March 19, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. Annie, Atlanta

    I'd like to ask McConnell Why? Why are Republicans against any reform that could help the citizens of this country and why do they support only measures that help Wall Street and large corporations, as well as the wealthy 5%. It's past time to get an answer. And why stop our government from working in order to win back power? Why?

    -Tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas? They're all for it.
    -Tax breaks for the rich? They're all for it.
    -Deregulation of Wall Street? You guessed it, they're all for it.
    -Support small government, and then expand it? Check.
    -Hate government yet take the pay and health benefits? You betcha.
    -Think we don't deserve those same benefits with our money? Sure.

    ENOUGH already! They ought to be ashamed of themselves. I don't think they're capable, personally. If it doesn't have to do with money or power, forget it.

    March 19, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. lauren

    isnt mcconnell the MINORITY leader???

    March 19, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  4. Party of NO

    Mitch McConnell is obsessed with playing politics and could care less about doing anything to cover 30 million fellow Americans without health insurance or stopping health care denials for pre-existing conditions. The Party of No had many years where they controlled both houses of congress and the presidency–yet they did NOTHING to address these issues. Now that the Dems are in power, all Mitch McConnell and the GOP naysayers have to offer is criticism and distortions. They only want failure. So, I don't blame the Dems for highlighting Mitch McConnell's obsession with obstructing anything and everything.

    March 19, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  5. russell

    Someone seriously need to pop this blueyed double chin devil , because he doesn't mean any good to America , how can you want to stop people from getting healthcare , people are lives are depending on this legislation .......

    March 19, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
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