September 20th, 2013
05:42 PM ET
5 years ago

Dem Senator blasts 'creepy' ads

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Patty Murray blasted one of several new ads attacking Obamacare for being "deplorable and sexist" on Friday.

The ads are by a libertarian group, Generation Opportunity, which feature young people who go to a doctor's appointment only to have an intentionally creepy Uncle Sam pop up ready to give them an exam. Meant to encourage young people to "opt out," of Obamacare, one ad features a young woman implicitly having a gynecological exam.

To that ad in particular, Murray, D-Washington, called on Republican leaders to "immediately repudiate these tactics and those who stoop to use them."

"This ad represents right-wing scare tactics at the most deplorable and sexist level," Murray said in the statement, saying that the ad is supported by the ultra-conservative Koch brothers.

"This ad shows the utter disregard the right-wing continues to have for women, their privacy, and their ability to make decisions about their own bodies."

In an emailed statement, a Generation Opportunity spokesman hit back at Murray for "allowing her staff to opt-out of expensive and creepy Obamacare exchanges."

"It's a shame she doesn't feel her constituents deserve the same options when it comes to health care coverage," the spokesman, David Pasch, said.

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  1. Tampa Tim

    Creepy is the Koch's middle name.

    September 20, 2013 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    More GOP/Teatroll projection eh? The creepy people who made "transv-ginal probe" a political rallying cry are trying to scare women about "Obamacare is gonna rayou up your hoohoo"? Another high water mark in hypocrisy brought to you by the plutocrats and their feckless puppets.

    Have fun with your dwindling share of the female vote, GOPers/Teatrolls. OUTREACH!

    September 20, 2013 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    It's disgusting and creepy and completely unnecessary because, like all things tea tards, it's brainless and dumb!

    September 20, 2013 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  4. jr1515

    The only positive to come from this is that NOW we have a couple of faces to associate with this deplorable type of message. David and Charles Koch. Not only are they content to ruin our invirnment, now they intent on ruining the middle and lower classes, FOR THEIR OWN GREEDING INTERESTS. When is enough already. How do they explain their actions to their kids and their grandchildren. What message are they passing on. GREED, GREED, and more GREED.

    September 20, 2013 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  5. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Libertarian is the replacement for the word teaparty that 99% of the country HATES, GOP morons!!!!

    September 20, 2013 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  6. deathstalker

    No one in the United States has freedom over their own bodies! That's why the government uses force with a gun and will put you in a cage if you don't follow their utterly corrupt laws and there are millions of them! Im so sick of this pretending!

    September 20, 2013 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  7. cbp

    The Republicans continue to try to end "Obamacare" and did so again today. Instead of sitting down and refining the program and making it more agreeable for them they take the lazy way out and voting it down.

    There are too many Representatives and Senators who are doing nothing while taking a pay check. Their decision not to work with the person who was elected President by a good margin is mind-boggling. Their hands are being tied by the TEA Party – a group that represents a special interest. They are afraid to do anything and it is clear that they lack courage.

    The leadership will not buck the TEA Party either. They are afraid that the TEA Party will put up their own candidate for the seat forcing them to beat a TEA Party candidate in rough and tumble primary. The problem we face is having a minority group forcing members to spout their message or facing a candidate in the primary who has money and the TEA Party supporting them while they are running for the House or Senate. It is a very sad time for politicians and a very sad time for us.. The Republicans do not even see that something is wrong when any member owes his allegiance to a special interest group.

    September 20, 2013 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  8. JIMM

    Why on earth would anyone not want health insurance?

    September 20, 2013 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  9. carlos

    Headline should read "Creepy ads blasted by ever creepier senator"

    September 20, 2013 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  10. mickinmd

    The complaint about Congressional staff "opting out" of exchanges is ridiculous. The majority of Americans, like that staff, has been and will continue to receive health insurance through their employer. I've been getting BCBS insurance through my employer since I got out of college in the 70's and it will become my Medicare Supplemental when I'm 65.

    The only thing that's changed is that the rate of premium increase has happily dropped like a rock since Obamacare kicked-in!

    September 20, 2013 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  11. Evergreen

    On October 1st I will be signing up for the ACA through California Exchange. I will not be scared off.

    September 20, 2013 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  12. sandvichmancer

    I love how the party that pretends to be the most patriotic is the one that uses Uncle Sam, an enduring icon from the greatest times in our history, as a villain.
    Republicans hate the United States. They may like the citizens of the US, but they hate the idea of government being anything more than a list of "THOU SHALT NOT" commandments.

    September 20, 2013 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  13. Woman In California

    To that ad in particular, Murray, D-Washington, called on Republican leaders to "immediately repudiate these tactics and those who stoop to use them."

    Once again, the Teaverts are at it. These are the most twisted and demonized set of people set loose on society since the Civil War. This ad only proves how far the Teaverts will go to push their radical agenda on the American public. Not only is this offensive to women, but doctors and medical personnel should also take offense. Is there no limit to what these maniacs will do to try and destroy our president?

    September 20, 2013 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  14. Alex

    The thing is that it Republican controlled state legislatures that play gynecologists deciding what tests a woman must have what procedures she can't have. They say government shouldn't get between a doctor and patient unless the patient is female.

    September 21, 2013 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  15. igetmynewsfromjohnstewart

    Since when are Libertarians right wing?

    September 21, 2013 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  16. Thomas

    The Tea Party freaks are desperate , and so are the once moderate republicans .

    We haven't seen this much fear propaganda since the McCarthy era .

    September 21, 2013 04:30 am at 4:30 am |
  17. SixDegrees

    Nice job, calling even more attention to an effort that was certain to fail anyway.

    Does our entire Congress agree to have 3/4 of their gray matter removed when they take office?

    September 21, 2013 05:22 am at 5:22 am |
  18. Joe

    I am actually alright with this. If people are so stupid an uncle sam version of the burger king guy can convince them to go without health care for no reason then fine buy me you gotta thin the heard some how. I love how it gives no facts and doesn't even give an argument to opt out other than the laughable proposition that a government representative will be conducting medical exams. Looks to me like a libertarian group wasting cash.

    September 21, 2013 05:48 am at 5:48 am |
  19. Chedar

    this Uncle Sam Ad is S I C K O. The GOP should be out in 2014

    September 21, 2013 05:55 am at 5:55 am |
  20. HarHarHAr

    Only conservatives are blind enough to their own hypocrisy to not understand that they are putting the government into a woman's uterus with their abortion rules.

    September 21, 2013 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  21. sno

    Dems you started nasty campaign last year against Romney. Your ads was nasty. Now you complaining that somebody
    using the same tactics.

    September 21, 2013 06:38 am at 6:38 am |

    The Guns Over People tea potty are creepy as a whole. The American people expressed that on Nov 6.

    September 21, 2013 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  23. Scott

    Get over it Senator, the truth hurts does'nt it ya cry baby. Obamacare desroying this country 1 patient at a time.

    September 21, 2013 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  24. don in albuquerque

    The one thing all Americans should have learned about the GOTP now is that they represent pure evil.

    September 21, 2013 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  25. keven

    Yes, keep the government out of healthcare!
    Leave it with the money grubbing, profit driven insurance companies where it belongs!

    Only insurance companies should tell us what doctors to go to, what treatments we're allowed and how much to pay !!!!

    September 21, 2013 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
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