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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soundoff (111 Responses)
  1. Robertson

    Liberals = Socialist trash!

    September 21, 2013 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  2. Mike Buck

    KOCH BROTHERS money and propaganda strikes again.

    September 21, 2013 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  3. TNPatriot

    More propaganda brought to you by the most Un-American and traitorous family in the United States.

    September 21, 2013 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  4. TK

    Most Americans are against Obamacare. I have insurance so I really don't care, But if most Americans don't want Obamacare, then congress and the president need to listen to the people.

    September 22, 2013 04:59 am at 4:59 am |
  5. TJeff1776

    Republican congressmen/women are paid off by the health industry that mind not saying to them "operate in our favor OR we will pass it to your opposition. Our congressmen were paid 940 million in 2010-11. LO, that's hard to turn down.

    September 22, 2013 04:59 am at 4:59 am |
  6. memo2

    How made the bad decisions here us or the person suppose lead this Country ??.

    September 22, 2013 05:03 am at 5:03 am |

    The American people said that they were creepy on Nov 6, what's new?

    September 22, 2013 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  8. mike Lake Orion Michigan

    I guess Obama never uses scare tactics! That is all the Democrats do!

    September 22, 2013 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  9. runymede

    Simply deplorable.

    September 22, 2013 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  10. Ctrygrl

    This has gotten to be just disgusting, the government is not going to make decisions about day to day healthcare. They are going to be no more involved under Obamacare than they are medicare or medicaid. These are simply lies, the republicans are pushing to scare people away. This has gone way beyond idealistic to antagonistic untruths.

    September 22, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  11. MrCredik

    By inference the ad favors the status quo, wherein insurance companies play doctor.

    September 22, 2013 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  12. Catmandew

    All this and the dem senator still hasn't done her job according to Obama!

    September 22, 2013 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  13. Mac

    The law was passed in the middle of the night, by people who didn't even read it (we have to pass it to read it – Pelosi") and the reality is, the ACA is killing full time employment, raising costs, and eliminating privacy. Doctor's are leaving, and fraud will be triple what it is under Medicare & Medicaid. Employers are happy to have employees go to the exchange as it's a huge savings for them. Some people think they can pay the annual penalty and still get services. This is such a disaster. The only thing this is doing is leading us to a single payer system which will cost people who actually work pay more in taxes. I guess that's why 53% don't want it.

    September 22, 2013 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  14. blankcheck123

    That's nice tell young people not to buy insurance tell them the taxpayer will pick up the bill if they get sick or pregnant. talk about socialism the t-party healthcare plan has the taxpayer picking up the tab for a lot of people. I'm sure it saves Walmart money they make much of their profit because the taxpayer buys their employees food, healthcare and pays for expensive pregnancy care. Nice plan T-party your corporate donors salute you.

    September 22, 2013 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  15. S. B. Stein

    The problem I have is that I don't see any replacement from the GOP side. This is to get people to take responsibility for themselves and to get hospitals paid a bit more so that they don't have to rely on the state to cover their expenses. In the 1990's, there was the individual mandate brought up by right leaning think tanks. I find it questionable that they leave their own position. Let the right leaning groups show what they want to do to get more people covered by medical insurance (the group that is really rationing care). We can't have hospitals close because of all the charity care they provide drives them bankrupt.

    September 22, 2013 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  16. Jtom

    Stein: if you don't know of any Republican healthcare plans then you haven't bothered to use Google/Bing to find them. You seem under the delusion that the MSM would publish Republican proposals. Same thing goes for jobs bills.

    September 22, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  17. Larry

    They're just mad because they didn't launch scare-tactic ads first.

    September 22, 2013 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  18. just wondering

    The add should've had thousands of TeaBaggers runing around screaming " BlackZilla, BlackZilla, BlackZilla... " While A Giant Obama walks threw D. C. in the background Destroying it...

    September 22, 2013 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  19. Mightyduk

    If the Koch brothers are against it it has got to be great for America.

    September 22, 2013 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  20. NotYoDaddy

    No less creepy than throwing Grandma off the cliff

    September 22, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  21. Adventure49

    What is scary is that the ads encourage young people opt out of insurance. Doing so is socially irresponsible and if they end up in the hospital we are faced with the choice of letting them die or treating them at the tax payers expense. We will of course chose the latter.

    September 22, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  22. Aroostook County Maine

    What i don't understand is why rich people don't want the poor and middle class to spend their money on insurance. I have health insurance and it goes up every year because those without insurance get treated at hospitals and the costs for their care gets passed onto those of us with insurance in the form of higher healthcare costs thus higher costs for my health insurance.

    September 22, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  23. ted

    some blowhard republican representative was on a show this morning touting all the polls that supposedly indicate Americans are against Obamacare 4 against 1 in favor. The problem with this is that the polls were probably sanctioned by the rightwingers, directed to rightwingers, and thus you have those results. Polls are biased in nature. Those polls did not ask me so the polls are inaccurate. Obamacare is a very good thing. The problem with the rightwing is that they hate the people who would benefit from Obamacare. Rightwingers want to do away with foodstamps, welfare, healthcare and anything else that stands in their way for giving the rich and corporations more tax loopholes. Think about it before you attack my viewpoint. Yeah a bit radical, but your attention needs to be gotten as the rightwing is telling you lies. Think before you criticize.

    September 22, 2013 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  24. Dave

    Newsflash! Republicans against THEIR OWN HEALTHCARE REFORM PLAN because the other party passed it. The not-so-shocking details tonight at 11:00.

    September 22, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  25. russell turner

    Freedom is not in your vocabulary demdums

    September 22, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
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