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GOP ad: Let’s face it, Democrats are keeping the government shut down

posted at 11:09 am on October 8, 2013 by

This spot begins with the White House’s pathetic “we don’t care when the shut down ends” admission, and ends with Harry Reid’s quote of the month:

Since the ad was produced, the GOP has tacked on another government funding measure to the list Reid continues to ignore; this time, funding the Food and Drug Administration:

In the spirit of Democratic rhetoric, I ask: Why does Harry Reid oppose safe food for children?  As the above vote total indicates, a number of House Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans in this effort — which isn’t an anomaly.  Dozens of Democrats have repeatedly defected to vote with the anti-government, anarchistic GOP to fund various elements of the federal government. Harry Reid and Barack Obama’s consistent reply to these proposed compromises?  “No, and we will not negotiate.”  Correction: Actually, they haven’t been completely consistent.  The Senate unanimously passed legislation to fund the military during the shutdown, which the president signed, and now the White House has signaled support for an item that would ensure back pay for furloughed government workers.  Reid, apparently unaware of Obama’s acquiescence on this point, initially attacked it as “cruel,” or something.  Get with the program, Harry

Exit questions — Allahpundit™: (1) If the White House and Democrat-held Senate are willing to approve a piecemeal bills like the military and backpay efforts, how do they justify opposing funding the NIH, FDA, Food Stamps and VA in a similar fashion?  Is guaranteeing retroactive pay for federal bureaucrats more important than funding active cancer research, food inspections, and healthcare for combat veterans? (2) The NRCC ad embedded in this post is a web-only spot.  It’s also effective.  I realize it’d be an off-year expenditure, but why not consider cutting a 30-second version of this video and airing it in swing districts?  Fighting Democrats to a draw on their shutdown scare-down may have lasting benefits.  Keep in mind that the national GOP has some cash to spend (the NPS’ reply to that offer, by the way, is just about the lamest thing ever); the Dems are broke.

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If the White House and Democrat-held Senate are willing to approve a piecemeal bills like the military and backpay efforts, how do they justify opposing funding the NIH

Because Harry Reid wants kids with cancer to die. Harry Reid hates children.

rbj on October 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Wait, I thought pederasts like Harry Reid “love” children? Now Harry hates them? I’m so confused….

geojed on October 8, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Wait, I thought pederasts like Harry Reid “love” children? Now Harry hates them? I’m so confused….

geojed on October 8, 2013 at 11:50 AM

You can hate kids and still enjoy buggering them. Ain’t that right, Harry?

Kafir on October 8, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Democrats say: We can’t fund the research into cancer during the shut down, because the Republicans want to take the program away that will make sure all kids cost more to insure and guarantee families have less money to pay deductibles in programs that cover less medical conditions.

Oh, and the death panel says your kid might not be worth saving.

Nethicus on October 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Good ad. Air in swing districts and states.

plaidsheetman on October 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Yes!

thebrokenrattle on October 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Exit answers:

1) Two reasons – because the sick and the poor don’t donate like the Pentagon Bandits (the real beneficiaries of the military mini-CR), and because, unlike the sick and poor, government drones are “real people” to both halves of the bipartisan Party-In-Government. Hell, it allows the government drones to double-dip – funemployment benefits now and full back pay on the back end.

2) Outside of maybe Fox, who’s going to sell the space?

Steve Eggleston on October 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Because Harry Reid wants kids with cancer to die. Harry Reid hates children.

rbj on October 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I’ve been saying that.

dogsoldier on October 8, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Harry Reid hates children.

rbj on October 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Nahhhh – I think he really loves children, preferably sauteed with a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce….

dentarthurdent on October 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM

I realize it’d be an off-year expenditure, but why not consider cutting a 30-second version of this video and airing it in swing districts?

Exactly. They GOP are soliciting for funds to fight the liberal media. Time to spend it. Remember how BO spent a ton in 2012 early on and people were mocking him for spending his campaign cash? Romney waited. Who won?

Buy Danish on October 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Because Harry Reid wants kids with cancer to die. Harry Reid hates children.

rbj on October 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Wait, I thought pederasts like Harry Reid “love” children? Now Harry hates them? I’m so confused….

geojed on October 8, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Dead kids tell no tales…
(inappropriate, I know)

affenhauer on October 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Just saw an add on TV during Wheel of Fortune blaming Republicans for the shutdown and having a temper tantrum. Didn’t see who paid for it but c’mon Reps, stop playing whiffle ball and put something on TV, please.

ConDem on October 8, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Just saw an add on TV during Wheel of Fortune blaming Republicans for the shutdown and having a temper tantrum. Didn’t see who paid for it but c’mon Reps, stop playing whiffle ball and put something on TV, please.

ConDem on October 8, 2013 at 7:37 PM

There is one major problem that idea….MainStream (lefty) Media will never let this commercial go to air without first putting up a lefty ad telling their side first.

However, they should attempt to get this aired during primetime, baseball playoffs and football games in every single market.

Hammie on October 9, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Wait, I thought pederasts like Harry Reid “love” children? Now Harry hates them? I’m so confused….

geojed on October 8, 2013 at 11:50 AM

It’s called “eliminating witnesses”.

Alberta_Patriot on October 9, 2013 at 6:13 AM

(2) The NRCC ad embedded in this post is a web-only spot. It’s also effective. I realize it’d be an off-year expenditure, but why not consider cutting a 30-second version of this video and airing it in swing districts?

Because the GOPe is the Stupid Party.

Myron Falwell on October 9, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Hard to believe that the R’s are going to start a TV commercial with Boehner swearing.

And 99% have will have had no idea what Reid is responding to with his “why do that” response. The subtitle won’t make the point effectively.

Bad commercial. So many opportunities with other content to do better.

Carnac on October 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Hmmm…

Reid is asked:

“Will you fund cancer research if it could save a child’s life?”

Reid answers:

“Why would I want to do that?”

The above exchange is caught on video. The GOP has said video, and this is the best ad they can come up with.

I still haven’t quite figured out what the appropriate combination of laughter, tears, and rage is in this situation.

RINO in Name Only on October 9, 2013 at 8:59 PM


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