New RNC ad: ObamaCare is a tax

posted at 9:21 am on June 29, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

It didn’t take long for the RNC to take advantage of the obvious political opening from yesterday’s Supreme Court decision.  They released a new one-minute spot intended for television that shows all of the denials from Barack Obama and other Democrats that ObamaCare was a tax, and reminds everyone that the Court now confirms that Obama broke his promise to the middle class — and lied about it:

This is probably the best attack that Republicans and Mitt Romney can muster from yesterday’s defeat — and it’s likely to be effective.  Whatever boost Obama gets politically from prevailing at the Court will dissipate when people start associating his two-year-long project with a massive tax increase (which it is, to the tune of $1.7 trillion over ten years, according to the CBO).  The RNC doesn’t mention another point in this ad, although I’ll bet they do in later spots: when Americans left the workforce by the millions in despair over a lack of job creation in 2009 and 2010, Barack Obama spent his time focused not on job creation but on raising taxes on the middle class.

I’d expect a lot more of this over the next few weeks, and not just from the RNC and Team Romney.  Here’s a new graphic from Reason, via Power Line:


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