Conservative group takes on health care in biggest ad buy yet
June 28th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
10 years ago

Conservative group takes on health care in biggest ad buy yet

(CNN) - Americans for Prosperity, an independent conservative organization is poised to launch an ad in response to the Supreme Court's health care ruling backed by its biggest ad buy to date, $8.2 million.

The spots will run in the presidential battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to two sources with the group.

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AFP readied three different ads to unveil depending on the ruling. They did not want to wait a few days to release their message. The sources said they believe any discussion of health care reform hurts President Barack Obama because of the divisive nature of the issue.

The group has consistently released spots throughout this election cycle. Previous ads have criticized the president over energy, taxes and the size of the federal deficit.

"Americans for Prosperity is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a law that most Americans believed to be unconstitutional. As a result, unless Congress steps in and repeals this legislation, health care costs for most Americans will go up and the quality of health care goes down as Washington politicians ramp up yet another massive new bureaucracy," the group said in a statement. "The Court got it wrong, and now Congress must step in."

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soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Myviewis

    Congratulations Democrats, you WIN!!! The IRS is now empowered to impose the TAX LAW that we all must purchase a Health Insurance Policy, show proof of the policy to the IRS and if we don't buy a policy we must face the consequences of the IRS. IRS now patrols/enforce individual health insurance policies. Democrats WIN, WIN!!!!

    June 28, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. Pander Bear

    "Americans for Prosperity" consists of two Americans: Charles and David Koch. The only prosperity they are interested in is their own.

    June 28, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. mcskadittle

    So what are the republicans going to talk about now, immigration laws unconstitutional and ObamaCares is constitutional.

    June 28, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  4. charlesName

    Stay home tea party and SIP something more meant for all Americans. We are the people not just what u want. The tea party is a joke. U want things but don't want to pay for it. The % of Americans want good teacher, firefighters, police, state workers to plow our snow, pick up our garbage, cut our parks grass, fix our roads, help us when we call 911, take care of our forests, and want fare tax, and good pay for our state workers, the dream to make it to middle class, and keep our middle class. Tea party is just a cheap a**. Get real.

    June 28, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. charlesName

    Obama 2012 and hillery Clinton 2016.
    Keep the American dream alive. Can't trust romney he don't know what he is doing and has only talk with no plan, he is there and here. He don't even know where he is on things. Scary!!!!!!!

    June 28, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  6. mikle

    Obama lair. He said no tax. Now it's tax. All his change is lie.

    June 28, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. v_mag

    The tightie righties are making noises like a letter from a lawyer today:

    "Dear Sir: Threat, threat, threat..."

    The fact is that the country is split down the middle, but both sides act like they are the vast majority. Neither side is going to gain full control, and if they do, they will overstep and cause a landslide (i.e., a couple percentage point shift) in the next election. Short of a real revolution (which was endorsed by some of our founding fathers, and may not be that bad an idea), things will continue to deteriorate in this political mess we call America. Either way, it's logical to be pessimistic about our future.

    June 28, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  8. Dave

    Fact: Obama's bill is now projected to cost double what was anticipated. Yeah, more deficits and debt. Good job Mr. President.

    June 28, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    Gov 47th in Job Creation

    November 6, 2012 – The Start of the Second American Revolution

    The AMERICAN PEOPLE will have the final say this November. THAT is what this rulling says. Obama and huge numbers of Democrats can kiss their office goodbye. The American people WILL reclaim this country from the leftists in the government, and on the court. We have compromised all these years, only to end up being declared government owned slaves. No more compromising with our liberty. Consider the battle joined.
    ooo. we're all trembling now. laughing AT you. Not with, AT.

    well put Gov47....although I must admit....I'm a little a'scared. All those tough words.....

    Next stop for the GOP propaganda program..."don't retreat. RELOAD" and we all know what they mean by that.

    June 28, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Gurgyl

    Glad it is passed.

    June 28, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
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