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.