Anti-Obamacare group launching new series of ads on members of Congress
October 23rd, 2013
04:31 PM ET
8 years ago

Anti-Obamacare group launching new series of ads on members of Congress

(CNN) - Leading conservative group Americans for Prosperity says it's coming out with a series of ads applauding the members of Congress who stood against Obamacare while blasting those who supported the health care law.

AFP announced the ads in a release Wednesday promising three weeks of web, TV and radio coverage across parts of Florida, Arizona, California, and Colorado, as well as phone banks and door-to-door canvassing across the target districts.

"Legislators who have consistently stood against ObamaCare deserve to be thanked for doing the right thing, and those responsible for bringing about this debacle need to be held accountable," AFP President Tim Phillips said in the release.

"The result of ObamaCare so far has been diminished choice and higher premiums, accompanied by an astonishingly inept rollout that perfectly exemplifies the inefficiency of Big Government."

Republican Representatives Steve Southerland of Florida and Mike Coffman of Colorado are both getting laudatory ads each customized to the individual Congressman.

"Steve Southerland is fighting back, working to stop Obamacare," says the announcer in one.

"Call Congressman Mike Coffman and thank him for fighting for us and against Obamacare," says the other.

Conversely, Democratic Congressmen Scott Peters of California and Ron Barber of Arizona are being targeted with attack ads nearly identical to one another.

"Tell him Washington can do better than Obamacare," the ad urges, referring to Peters in one and Barber in the other.

AFP claims to be "the nation's largest advocate for health care freedom" and continues to urge for the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The group has already spent millions targeting the law, particularly on what they see as unfair exemptions granted to members of Congress and big business.

Filed under: Congress • Health care
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Southerland of Florida will be in the trash can after 2014 midterms along with Scott ,radel,,Rubio and the rest of the GOP teaparty garbage of America LEGISLATURE in Florida and across the country or pay back the 24 Nikon dallars you idiots BLEW in two weeks?????

    October 23, 2013 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Keep wasting your money on top of the 24 billon dallars of our money you wasted with your anti obamacare bs, GOP teaparty garbage of America !!!!

    October 23, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    BCBS is the biggest robbers. Listen, these Hospitalists charging insurances, patients, and facilities. Greed. Sue them. Wake med in NC is busted.

    October 23, 2013 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. NameCraig

    I haven't had health Insurance on purpose , I'm not rich so can't make a deal to be left out, wich for some reason doesn't bother you Dems because you don't dare question your leaders motives, I won't sing up for this Ileagle program either, and will pay money that I would buy vitamins healthy food ect. For the Ileagle fine, until this shame on my country is repeald, then I'll sue the morons who started this mess .

    October 23, 2013 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  5. Ol' Yeller


    Oh no, here we go. Crazy angry liberals on the left and mad as crap conservatives on the right. Everybody else in the middle take some steps back and let them have it out. One day both will become obsolete and sanity will come back to politics.

    Sometimes I think 'moderates' are a bigger problem then the rwnj's. I mean, pick a side already. Quit running back and forth between the camps screaming 'Save me' or 'Don't shoot, we are on you're side' everytime the the wind shifts 5 degrees. At least with the rwnj's you KNOW they are insane every single day. With 'moderates' you never know if they are going to watch sports, eat dinner, and then decide to turn on faux news and change their entire viewpoint on life based on something hannity cried about.
    It would be better for the country if you were more informed and weren't so fickle.

    October 23, 2013 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  6. rs

    Hey you guys in the Hose GOP: How about some hearings into that group that tried to hold the government hostage over the ACA, and then tried to crash the economy and blew a whole lot of taxpayer dollars doing it. Didn't Ms. Bachmann want hearings into "un-American" activities by Congressmen?
    Oh, wait.....

    October 23, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  7. pjoe

    Obama-care web-site was out-sourced to a foreign company with a no-bid government contract.

    Tea Party offered Obama the perfect solution ... but Obama refused.

    Democrats called Tea Party all kinds of nasty names.

    Who wrote this movie script? LOL. This is political commercial heaven!

    October 23, 2013 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  8. Name carl

    The Stupid party Republicans. At it again...

    October 23, 2013 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    The same people who have the best insurance and perks for, life paid for by our tax money re the same teatards that épée fuse to give all Americans the same while hiding behind their bibles and profess themselves to be christians.
    Jesus would be proud then maybe not because Jesus was a Democrat per their beliefs.
    Young man no job large following who was persecuted by people just like them.

    October 23, 2013 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  10. S. B. Stein

    What has the conservatives/teapublicans/GOP offered that is an effective alternative to what the president has already passed through Congress? I don't see anything that they have offered. If someone has, then let me know where to look.

    October 23, 2013 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain

    The rollout was flawed – and the tea trolls and their monied interests are going to spend millions trying to convince low-information voters that the whole law is bad, citing the rollout as "evidence."

    And it will convince some, those incapable of critical thought and who time and time and time again are played for fools by the GOP.

    October 23, 2013 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  12. oncealwaysamarine

    "The result of ObamaCare so far has been diminished choice and higher premiums, accompanied by an astonishingly inept rollout that perfectly exemplifies the inefficiency of Big Government."

    True that. But it will have to get even worse before scales fall from the eyes of the brainwashed minions of government handout slavering "progressives," even if they have to pay now for Obama's promises of a Utopian future. Got Kool-Aid?

    October 23, 2013 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
1 2