New House Dem ad: Wow, that ObamaCare website stinks, huh?

posted at 10:41 am on January 16, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Just how angry are voters over ObamaCare? So angry that Democrats will be running against it — and not just Democrats, but also their PACs. The House Majority PAC, which declares its mission to be “holding Republicans accountable and helping Democrats win seats in the House,” defends Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in part by emphasizing her outrage to “the disastrous healthcare website”:

In fact, the ad hilariously claimed that Kirkpatrick “blew the whistle” on Healthcare.gov by quoting a statement made by the Democrat decrying the “stunning ineptitude” of HHS on … November 15th … in a press release. By that time, the “stunning ineptitude” had been obvious for more than six weeks. No one needed Kirkpatrick to “blow the whistle,” and in any case, this was less a case of whistleblowing than an exercise in ass-covering.

What doesn’t the ad note? Well, it misses the fact that Kirkpatrick voted for ObamaCare in 2010, and has consistently voted against repeal. It misses the fact that Kirkpatrick will continue to be an obstacle in getting rid of the law that upended the individual market for health insurance, and will create even more disruption this fall when the mandates hit the employer/group market.

Mostly, though, this is intriguing because of who’s paying for it. We expected individual Democratic incumbents to feign opposition to ObamaCare this fall, but having a significant Democratic Party PAC do it takes the flim-flammery to new heights — and so early in the cycle, too.  What happened to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ repeated statements of confidence in Democrats running on ObamaCare in 2014?

Update: And what was that “stunning ineptitude” statement’s overall purpose?

https://twitter.com/RJCHQ/status/423847926599655424

Yeah, that’s flim-flammery, all right. Here’s the House Majority PAC’s real strategy:


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Say it ain’t so, DWS…

OmahaConservative on January 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

So this is what DWS and Nanzi meant when they said Dems would be running on O’care.

antipc on January 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

What happened to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ repeated statements of confidence in Democrats running on ObamaCare in 2014?

Lies. Lies told in defense of the Liar-in-Chief…

JohnGalt23 on January 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

So what?

The leeches will still vote for the party of free stuff that gives your stuff to them.

cozmo on January 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Paint every candidate guilty of voting for PPACA as THE vote that passed it. Each and every Senator is guilty of being THE vote. Ditto for the Congressmembers.

Without THEIR vote, no PPACA.. or what’s worse, Obamacare.

Heh, they’ll appreciate the difference, right?

In summary:

If they voted for Obamacare, vote against them.

tomw on January 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

They will try every bag of tricks to see what can possibly neutralize the issue or change the subject. This won’t do it.

I’m fine with them shooting their wad now — drain them dry from coast to coast now.

matthew8787 on January 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Don’t worry, the economy will save Dems.

NotCoach on January 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Which is why Republicans need to emphasize that the problem is with the program, not just the website.

Knott Buyinit on January 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

She worked to fix the website?

Did she pound out code in between floor votes?

blammm on January 16, 2014 at 10:50 AM

“Isn’t Obamacare awful? Aren’t you glad I voted don’t like it either?”

Hypocrites and liars!

sadatoni on January 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM

New House Dem ad: Wow, that ObamaCare website stinks, huh?

Man, wait til Obama sees this. Nobody is madder.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 10:52 AM

It’s the same BS as Obama angrily proclaiming that “no one is more outraged than he” over the latest mindboggingly inept scandal that he more or less personally ordered.

The sad thing is that a lot of voters will buy it.

jwolf on January 16, 2014 at 10:54 AM

So…Obama is the third party?

Electrongod on January 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

The website sucks but the wealth destruction is AMAZING!

Murphy9 on January 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Did she pound out code in between floor votes?

blammm on January 16, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Don’t be silly. Obama was the one doing the coding. Kirkpatrick made the Red Bull runs.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Embrace the suck?

Electrongod on January 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

It’s the same BS as Obama angrily proclaiming that “no one is more outraged than he” over the latest mindboggingly inept scandal that he more or less personally ordered.

jwolf on January 16, 2014 at 10:54 AM

That’s not what Obama said. He said that nobody was madder. And on this point I’ve got to agree with him.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Lies and distortions, it’s all Democrats have.

It’s all they have ever had, really.

UltimateBob on January 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM

So…Obama is the third party?

Electrongod on January 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Don’t laugh. The country is sufficiently stupid now.

Lanceman on January 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Heh, millions of no information voters will still get suckered by these communist tactics…..

Just wait until they get cancer and have no health insurance….it will now be a death sentence.

As they lay dying at home they will go to sleep at night wondering why they believed Obama…..

heh that can be chiseled on there tomb stones “Why did I believe Obama” – RIP a holes.

redguy on January 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I wonder how long it will be before I hear some LIV complain about how Republicans forced Obamacare/the ACA on us, and how we need to elect more Dems to “fix the problem”.

michigansahd on January 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM

So angry that Democrats will be running against it — and not just Democrats, but also their PACs.

So where are Democrats proposals/legislation to repeal Obamacare and spare the country from their handiwork, which a few short months ago they told us would be the best thing since sliced bread?

Wouldn’t that be more if a commitment to do something. You know, as opposed to an ad?

Marcus Traianus on January 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

No surprise here. Look for Hillary to run on full repeal. Sounds crazy, but she will have no choice.

Right Wingnut on January 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Chris of Rights on January 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM

The leeches will still vote for the party of free stuff that gives your stuff to them.

cozmo on January 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

That is why it is so important that our Founders founded a REPUBLIC, not a DEMOCRACY. In a Democracy, the majority will always end up voting to take from the minority & give to themselves.

In a Democracy, the rights of the minority are not protected.

A Republican is supposed to be run by the rule of law, but this administration is lawless.

ITguy on January 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Chris of Rights on January 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Quit stealing rogerb’s gig!

Lanceman on January 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

New House Dem ad: Wow, that ObamaCare website stinks, huh?

Man, wait til Obama sees this. Nobody is madder.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 10:52 AM

LOLOLOL! Well done!

..and if Dear Leader knew the difference between mad and angry….!!

herm2416 on January 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Want a Dem vote? … run an ad with corny music and a soft voice that says ‘you care’… Dems are so f’n stupid. When folks talk about being swarmed by zombies they’re referring to Dem Kool-Aid drinkers who vote for candidates based on the color of their skin or what they have in their pants (i.e. Obama and Elizabeth Warren, respectively).

RedManBlueState on January 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Chris of Rights on January 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Excellent. Thanks for the link.

ITguy on January 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

It’s not so much running on 404Care as it is running over it.

ya2daup on January 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM

What happened to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ repeated statements of confidence in Democrats running on ObamaCare in 2014?

I’m firmly convinced that part of the reason my Congresscritter, Jim Moran, decided it was time to do something else with his time is because of his rabid support of Obamacare (Howard Dean is a good friend). He probably would have still won in November but not without months of having to defend Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Simple. Do a counter ad and fisk her point by point. Heck, unless there are copyright issues use her exact ad, freeze after each line and have a captioned voiceover fisking the lie then go to the next.

AH_C on January 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

New House Dem ad: Wow, that ObamaCare website stinks, huh?

Ed –
You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-five twenty-six twenty-seven twenty-eight twenty-nine thirty thirty-one thirty-two thirty-three thirty-four thirty-five thirty-six thirty-seven thirty-eight thirty-nine forty forty-one forty-two forty-three forty-four forty-five forty-six forty-seven forty-eight forty-nine fifty fifty-one fifty-two fifty-three fifty-four fifty-five fifty-six fifty-seven fifty-eight fifty-nine sixty sixty-one sixty-two sixty-three sixty-four sixty-five sixty-six sixty-seven sixty-eight sixty-nine seventy seventy-one seventy-two seventy-three seventy-four seventy-five seventy-six seventy-seven seventy-eight seventy-nine eighty eighty-one eighty-two eighty-three eighty-four eighty-five eighty-six eighty-seven eighty-eight eighty-nine ninety ninety-one ninety-two ninety-three ninety-four ninety-five ninety-six ninety-seven ninety-eight ninety-nine one hundred one hundred one one hundred two one hundred three one hundred four one hundred five one hundred six one hundred seven one hundred eight
verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

(H/T NotCoach)

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Simple. Do a counter ad and fisk her point by point. Heck, unless there are copyright issues use her exact ad, freeze after each line and have a captioned voiceover fisking the lie then go to the next.

AH_C on January 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Even better, show her name on the list of people who voted Yay. Picture worth a thousand words way of thinking. The ad writes itself!

herm2416 on January 16, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Does it matter, really? We have plenty of evidence of the plebs being the plebs and voting in what the plebs hate. Yay for the fixable system. Three cheers for the plebs.

Limerick on January 16, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Just remember people. If you like your Congresscritter you can keep your Congresscritter.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Bwahahahahahahahah

Dem/Rep…the mask with multiple faces that tyranny uses to subvert and enslave

roflmmfao

donabernathy on January 16, 2014 at 11:19 AM

…DWS is going to toilet tee-pee her house!

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2014 at 11:20 AM

I wonder if she is for “fixing” Obamacare and not “repeal and replace,” if so, she would fit right in with the republican party.

traye on January 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Quit stealing rogerb’s gig!

Lanceman on January 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

LOL. I’m sorry, but it’s so much fun.

Chris of Rights on January 16, 2014 at 11:26 AM

(H/T NotCoach)

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

LMAO! Did you type all that out?

NotCoach on January 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Hang ObamaCare around their necks! Democrats OWN it!

GarandFan on January 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

NotCoach on January 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM

That really is hilarious (and would only require a small daily update).

MisterElephant on January 16, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Watching that ad you’d almost think she was a Republican. Nowhere in the ad does it mention she’s a Dem.

Oxymoron on January 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

LOL. I’m sorry, but it’s so much fun.

Chris of Rights on January 16, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Nah. We aiight. I love those links. And libdie’s a never ending grab bag of goodies.

Lanceman on January 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Just on the phone with my individual health insurance provider getting information on my 2013 policy. The message I got was “Due to overwhelming call volume related to the ‘affordable’ care act, we are unable to connect you with a representative. Please try your call again later”.

… buy yeah, it’s a website problem.

Lost in Jersey on January 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM

WHY are we spending hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars to PROMOTE A UNITED STATES LAW, that is MANDATORY and will be ENFORCED WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE … BY THE SAME IRS THAT PERPETRATED THE CRIMES OF TARGETING CONSERVATIVES – Obama’s political enemies…Conservatives who STILL TO THIS DAY do not have their tax-exempt status?

WHY in the H@LL does this EXTREME Narcisist have to have every American citizen LIKE this law? It ain’t going to happen!

Can anyone think of ANY other ‘LAW’ on which a President put so much emphasis and spent so much tax payer dollars on getting Americans (in this case the majority of which have opposed this bill from before it was even passed) to LIKE a law?

STOP WASTING OUR FREAKIN’ MONEY! You wanted your law, you GOT your law. Now enforce the d@mn thing, & stop trying to get us to get excited about it or like it because it AIN’T gonna happen!

easyt65 on January 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Paint every candidate guilty of voting for PPACA as THE vote that passed it. Each and every Senator is guilty of being THE vote. Ditto for the Congressmembers.

Without THEIR vote, no PPACA.. or what’s worse, Obamacare.

Heh, they’ll appreciate the difference, right?

In summary:

If they voted for Obamacare, vote against them.

tomw on January 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

That’s it. You’ve convinced me not to vote for any Dumbasscrat who voted for ObysmalCare. :-)

NOMOBO on January 16, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I hate to say this, but advertising based on basically admitting they are totally incompetent and liars to boot, might actually work with the Dem voting LIV crowd.

dentarthurdent on January 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM

(H/T NotCoach)

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

LMAO! Did you type all that out?

NotCoach on January 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM

No, I wrote a script to produce it. It should work for any number up to 999.

I call the script verbaluce. For obvious reasons.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Who’s her opponent?

InterestedObserver on January 16, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Correct me if I missed it, but no where in this ad is her political affiliation stated. In fact the word “DEMOCRAT” or DEMOCRATIC PARTY is not mentioned or written anywhere.

Curious.

kurtzz3 on January 16, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Good thing Democrats are gutless liars.

John the Libertarian on January 16, 2014 at 1:52 PM

My, my. Somebody created a nice website for her.

annkirkpatrick.com

Hill60 on January 16, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Ed –
You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one two three four five six seven … one hundred seven one hundred eight
verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

(H/T NotCoach)

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Are you updating the days manually? Want me to write an app to do it for you?
We can call it the Verbulator.

Tsar of Earth on January 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

My, my. Somebody created a nice website for her.

annkirkpatrick.com

Hill60 on January 16, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Paid for by the National Repubs. Great website, easy to promote. Interesting that the ‘party of science and technology’ didn’t wrap up the URL – dang, they stupid. Good catch, Hill!

DublOh7 on January 16, 2014 at 2:57 PM