[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/24/art.rncvideo.rnc.jpg caption=" The Republican National Committee released a new Web ad Wednesday telling President Obama to start over on health care reform."]Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee has a message about health care for President Obama on behalf of the American people: "Listen to them."
"If President Obama is truly interested in a bipartisan approach, then he can start by shelving his hand-me-down health care proposal, and start working with Republicans to put together a health care bill with common-sense incremental reforms that Americans are demanding and our country desperately needs," RNC Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement released Wednesday.
"Instead of listening to the majority of Americans and starting over on health care, the president decided to go forward with a recycled government-run plan that will still cost over $2.5 trillion, puts government in control of personal health decisions, and empowers the government to set prices in the private market," Steele added.
The video features pictures of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown–three Republicans who have recently won seats previously held by Democrats. Republicans contend that the elections were referendums on President Obama and Democratic proposals, including health care.
The video comes a day before President Obama will hold a bipartisan health care meeting in Washington.
Read the full script after the jump:
SCRAP IT" SCRIPT
Voice: "President Obama, you owe the American people answers."
Voice: "Because you've spent the year behind closed doors concocting a government takeover of health care."
Chyron: CONCOCTING A GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTHCARE
Voice: "And the American people have spoken out and rejected it."
Voice: "They told you…"
Chyron: THEY TOLD YOU
Voice: "And time again."
Chyron: AND TIME AGAIN
Voice: "At town hall…"
Chyron: AT TOWNHALL
Voice: "After town hall."
Chyron: AFTER TOWNHALL
Chyron: NEW JERSEY
Voice: "After election…"
Voice: "After election."
Voice: "But Mr. President,"
Chyron: BUT MR. PRESIDENT
Voice: "You aren't listening."
Chyron: YOU AREN'T LISTENING
Voice: "You say you are holding a bipartisan health care summit."
Voice: "But at the same time you're trying to force the health care bill through Congress using a partisan parliamentary trick…"
Chyron: PARTISAN TRICKS
Voice: "Called reconciliation."
Voice: "You're sticking with the Senate Democrats' health care bill that's already been rejected."
Voice: "You say you want bipartisan reform."
Voice: "So prove it."
Chyron: SO PROVE IT
Voice: "Will you say no to reconciliation?"
Chyron: WILL YOU SAY NO TO RECONCILIATION?
Voice: "Will you scrap the government takeover of health care crafted behind closed doors?"
Chyron: WILL YOU SCRAP THE GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTHCARE CRAFTED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS?
Voice: "Will you actually listen to the American people…"
Chyron: WILL YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?
Voice: "Listen TO THEM…"
Chyron: LISTEN TO THEM
Voice: "Start over on health care."
Chyron: START OVER ON HEALTHCARE
Voice: "Take action. Go to GOP.com."
Chyron: TAKE ACTION AT: GOP.COM
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