New RNC Ad Laughably Blames Democrats For “Failing” To Repeal Obamacare: “Trump Will Fix It” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

A new ad from the Republican National Committee (RNC) claims ObamaCare is “failing,” and blames Democrats for congressional Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace the law earlier this year.

The ad points to “skyrocketing” insurance premiums as an example of ObamaCare failing, and hits Democrats for blocking “a better plan to repeal and replace Obamacare once and for all — obstructing our president just to score political points with the radical left.”

Republicans control both the House and Senate, but were unable to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill this summer after Senate Republicans objected to both the substance of the legislation and the secretive process by which the bill was drafted.

Notice how the ad features formerly obscure House Rep. Frederica Wilson alongside Schumer and Pelosi.

  • Fuck Off.

  • Lazycrockett

    Idiots.

    • ted-

      Perfect choice of word to describe these fucktards.

  • Nic Peterson

    SQUIRREL!!

  • NZArtist

    Laughable, but…
    LOOK. WHO. CONTROLS. THE. NEWS. CYCLE.

  • hoover2001

    So the real enemies of America are three Jews and two women, one of whom is African-American. Good job, GOP!

    • Dave B

      I know, subtle.

      • another_steve

        “Three Jews and Two Women.”

        A new TV series?

        • RaygunsGoZap

          12 Angry Minorities!

          • ByronK

            Three’s Conspiracy.
            Eight Jews is Enough
            The Ghost and Mr. Mueller

          • RaygunsGoZap

            EIGHT JEWS IS NEVER ENOUGH! Please bring me all your beautiful, sexy, lovely Jewish men.

          • Todd20036

            Have to admit, Israelis are really hot!

          • Jay Silversmith

            I Love Juicy

    • ByronK

      Imagine the ragegasm if the Democrats had a black Jewish woman Senator! They could save money by doing down to a 15 second spot.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sigh…sometimes is really, really, really good to be Canadian…

    https://twitter.com/PatMorrell_CBC/status/925445773059346432

    • Joseph Miceli

      Does Canada have a term limits law for the Prime Minister like we do for President? I don’t think 8 years would be enough for Trudeau.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Nope. So long as he is leader of the party and runs for office, he can be elected as many times as the Canadian public wish him to.

    • DonnaLee

      Rub it in why dontcha?

      • Todd20036

        Um… ok!!

  • Bambino

    O/T I’m going to be Lois Lane tonight!

    https://twitter.com/DCHomos/status/925472254946889728

  • boobert

    The minority causes a lot of problems ! lol

  • Oscarlating Wildely
  • coram nobis

    “Will Fix It?” As in, “Jim’ll Fix It”?

  • April

    Notice how the ad features formerly obscure House Rep. Frederica Wilson alongside Schumer and Pelosi…

    Not so thinly disguised racism

  • Paula

    How can they blame them? They didn’t want it repealed.

  • Lawerence Collins

    Bernie Sanders isn’t a Democrat. That’s what I keep hearing here.
    Even though he only caucuses with the Democrats. Does everything to lift them up.
    Cue the hatred in…..

    • TheManicMechanic

      Oh hush now, Larerry.

      • Lawerence Collins

        Silly me. I forget that this is Establishment Democratic territory.
        Facts are still facts. At least they are in the real world.

        • TheManicMechanic

          You were more fun when you were making up your own long-winded acronyms for Republicans. Now, you more or less are one.

  • David J

    The sadness in this nation is that millions of uninformed voters will believe every word of that ad, many of whom have very good health insurance they didn’t have 8 years ago.

  • another_steve

    And where are the pictures here on JMG – of semi-naked gorgeous males?

    So I ask you.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/49e9c5e4b9a10db232102492cd0cf092febe601055242c5d3d03645562f1257a.jpg

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Low information voters will lap this up.

  • MikeBx2

    O/T: One is a President and the other is an incompetent and dangerous buffoon.
    https://twitter.com/BillClinton/status/925493202005708800
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/925490503218589696

    • ByronK

      It’s a good thing that Trump doesn’t make public statements without knowing all the facts!

  • Alternative Facts

    Give us the House and we’ll fix everything.
    Give us the Senate and we’ll fix everything.
    Give us the White House and we’ll fix everything.
    ……….
    Its the Democrats fault we can’t fix anything!

    • vorpal 😼

      But her radioactive emails…

      • Joseph Miceli

        Do they have zombies too? Happy Halloween !!!

        • vorpal 😼

          Republicans are immune from becoming zombies, as they have no interest in brains.

          Happy Halloween to you, Joseph! =purrrs=

          • Joseph Miceli

            LOL, makes sense. 🙂

  • Lakeview Bob

    These fucking people are completely feeble minded.

  • Michael R
    • JCF

      What a waste!

    • djcoastermark

      Heck I know where i wanna go for trick or treat. C’mon kids, get your costumes on, oh , and bring your friends.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/GOPChairwoman/status/925400979729731584
    This post is even more laughable.
    Someone point out to her Merrick Garland and 50 other Obama nominees who were blocked by Republicans.

  • kirby7771

    Grifters are gonna grift. It’s kind of a law of nature.

  • KaBoomBOX

    Sadly, their base will buy it, too.

    • Ross

      1,000%.

    • JCF

      Just don’t exaggerate the size of his base. It’s 1/3rd TOPS.

  • eddie beskeddie

    LOL “a better plan to repeal and replace Obamacare once and for all…..” – ha ha ha – that is so funny. a better plan? this clown hasn’t got a better plan for anything – nothing – nada – nix

  • Lazycrockett

    Since MSNBC is going to be covering the terror attack all night if you want a change of pace.

    https://twitter.com/NextOnTCM/status/925497881464844290

  • pj

    from the white house to prison. how the mighty will fall.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Republicans should just skip to the chase with their constituency and title all their videos “Because We Know How Gullible You Are.”

  • Blake J Butler
    • jerry

      “Bundt” cake or “bud” cake?

      • Blake J Butler

        Bundt cake Jerry, no that was not a freudian slip.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      That does sound good. I’m certain it’s fattening.

      • Blake J Butler

        But SO worth it, i made it from scratch this afternoon.

    • Publius
  • JCF
  • TheManicMechanic

    False flag! It’s a Russky plot to distract from the collusion hearings in order to save what they have created in Trump and company, carried out by some hired goon from Oozbeckystanstanistan. Stan.

    Oops, wrong thread. I’ll leave it here anyway.

  • vorpal 😼

    If by fix it, you mean throw it in a dumpster, pour a can of gasoline on it, and light it on fire to make it completely go away, then yes, Trump will “fix” it!

  • Ninja0980

    Had about 100 kids come to the door tonight.
    Good thing we got a lot of candy.

    • vorpal 😼

      Isn’t it still early? How late do they stop coming?
      I’m not sure where you are, but it’s only 8:15 PM here and we’re ahead of all the US. (I hail from the future! Trump is still president, unfortunately.)

      • Ninja0980

        About 7:20 here.
        Yes it’s early but it’s a school night too and the weather is going to get crummy (again) in a couple of hours.
        If I had to hazard a guess, things will slow down by 8:30 or so.

        • vorpal 😼

          Fortunately, tomorrow is a holiday here… All Saints’ Day or some other ridiculous thing. I guess we need a day of prayer and repentance to purge the Halloween evil, alcohol, and sugar from our systems!

          In more exciting news, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) starts tonight at midnight! (It’s a personal challenge of writing a 50k word novel in November.)

          https://nanowrimo.org

          This will be my eighth year doing it (after a hiatus of nine years), and I’ve convinced three friends here and the husband to join me in the insanity.

          • greenmanTN

            I’m thinking of doing NaMoWriMo too but I’ve got a lot of other stuff going on.

            What’s your experience with it, vis a vis work flow, staying on schedule, etc?

          • vorpal 😼

            Thou hast been emailed.

          • greenmanTN

            Thanks!

          • greenmanTN

            Did you send to [email protected]? I haven’t received anything.

          • vorpal 😼

            That’s the one! I send two emails… one from the account I post publicly that you messaged me at ([email protected]) and one from my gmail account.

            Check your spam folder, maybe?
            If you don’t get anything by tomorrow, I’ll send again!

          • perversatile

            This might be a good warm-up exercise-
            http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/
            The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
            AKA It was a dark and stormy night…

          • vorpal 😼

            Ha! I love it! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, perversatile!

    • jerry

      I’m just finishing up working (quarterly payroll taxes due today), so I didn’t buy anything this year and turned out the front room light. Normally though, I buy around $130 in candy–two 10-ream paper boxes full–and still run out, even though locally they limit it to one hour (6 to 7pm).

      • vorpal 😼

        $130 in candy?
        I assume with that bounty, you must be that house that gets repeat “customers.”

        • jerry

          Usually at the office rather than the house…right in the middle of everything, hundreds of kids.

  • jerry

    Yeah, not so funny when their sabotage has caused the premiums to jump. I don’t get a subsidy, and my current silver plan is going from $614 to $840 per month, if I keep the same plan.

  • bkmn

    And the Trumpers will lap it up. The constant demonization of the Democrats is the goal here.

    • Ross

      Read the Hamilton and Washington bios by Ron Chernow.

      Demonizing the “other” party has been happening for centuries.

      Sigh.

  • Jeffrey

    Why why do the even waste money on ads when they’ve got Fox News?

    • Tomcat

      Because the gullible Democrats refuse to watch Fox.
      And don’t kill the messenger.

  • Leo

    OT. Any other Virginians outside of NoVa here? These tv ads for Gillespie. Holy CRAP. It’s blanket ads. The ONLY ads. I hope this board isn’t shocked by a Gillespie win. Narrow win but still. Too many here thinking urban turnout will magically appear. Even with Obama rally and Perriello canvassing not really.

    This is now a culture war race. If Gillespie wins, it’s on race. No one’s convincing me otherwise.

    • jerry

      Last poll I saw had Northam up 5 points, which is a lot closer than before. Gillespie has gone full Willie Horton in his ads. I just hope, in an off year, the Democrats get out and vote.

    • bobbleobble

      The Dems should be walking both of next week’s elections. That they are struggling in VA is absolutely terrifying and does not bode at all well for the midterms and beyond. They are absolutely useless and they really do need to start doing something about it.

      And of course if Gillespie does win next week it will lead to a massive loss of momentum, infighting as the Bernie Bros bitch about Perriello not getting the nomination and worse still yet another governor’s mansion controlled by a right wing goon.

  • coram nobis

    From today’s Balkin legal website, regarding John Kelly’s revisionist history:

    … The General also, though, offered the half-baked idea that the Civil War was caused by a failure to compromise. If he ever bothers to walk down the street to the Lincoln Memorial, he will see emblazoned on its walls the answer to that claim …

    https://balkin.blogspot.com/2017/10/four-star-nonsense.html

  • Clive Johnson

    GOP ad blames Democrats for not being Republicans!

    Checkmate, conservatives, you win.

    • TL;DR version: It looks like there is a direct data pipeline between Trump Org and the Russian government, designed in such a way as not to be noticed by the U.S. intelligence services or that of America’s allies.

      • I read through the linked article. I make my living as having a relatively high level of expertise in IP networking technology, although I’m not tip-top level. (3 decades writing about network tech; not an engineer though.) The article and its analysis look entirely legit.

      • John30013

        I really hope Mueller has some forensic computer specialists on his team looking into these electronic connections between the Trump organization and Russia.

    • Leo

      Landmark moment, here we go. Like Clapper said, 10x bigger than Watergate. Need a while to digest all this. Thanks Becca.

    • JHunter

      Trump: 400K new “followers” over the last few days
      https://twitter.com/Marmel/status/924951165908828161

  • Gerry Fisher

    They made sure to include the black scapegoat du jour. Naw, America’s not racist at *all*!

    • And certainly not the GOP!

  • Talisman

    It’s not laughable. The repuglicants successfully rewrote history and blamed the 2008 recession on Obama & the Democrats. And, without even an ounce of irony, they have even pinned the botched response to Katrina in 2005 on Obama.

    I have heard more than a few repugs repeat the lie that ObamaCare was passed in secrecy and that it killed jobs, legalized public funding of abortion, and instituted death panels. And all of this was fixed because the Repugs passed the ACA.

    Never underestimate the lies that the repuglicant Congress people are willing to tell, the complicity of the conservative media in spreading those lies, and the ready willingness of the repuglicant base to believe those lies.

    • Priya Lynn

      And the utter failure of Democrats to get on the air waves and counter those lies.

  • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

    to be fair, obamacare is & always be failing as long as it allows the existence of private insurance companies, as they are the root of the problem

    single payer or gtfo

  • Stubenville

    Great! So the Democrats magically have a majority now?

    /Sarcasm

  • Ben in Oakland

    Who is this ad for?

    • The GOP, supposedly. If you ask me it’s an add for Team Shitgibbon.

  • Tom Furgas

    That’s funny, I just did my open enrollment at my place of work and lo and behold! the premiums have gone up less than at any time I can remember. So the lie about how premiums are “skyrocketing” is…just another Republican lie.

  • Priya Lynn

    And where are the Democrat ads setting the record straight?

    Stupid Democrats allow the Republicans to flood the airwaves with lies and put little or no effort into responding.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Hiya, Priya. Long time no see. How are you?

      • Priya Lynn

        I’m doing well Ben. We haven’t had much interaction since Box Turtle Bulletin faded away. Howw are you?

        • Ben in Oakland

          On The Whole, pretty well. I went through a major health crisis last April, but recovered beautifully. Travelling a lot, while I can. Getting old is a bitch. But nevertheless, enjoying life.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      We’re in this mess today due to forty years of nonstop Republican messaging and forty years of nonexistent Democratic messaging.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Party of Personal Responsibility apparently achieves its goal by never being responsible.

  • Yeah we all saw their bill and we didn’t like it. They’ve had 24 years since Hillary’s health care proposal failed to come up with something and in all that time the only thing the right came up with is the bill that Obama dusted off and passed. Trump promised something better but he doesn’t even know what the ACA is or how it works and sure as fuck doesn’t have any ideas. And neither does that shit show of a Congressional delegation. If the DNC can’t put out their own ad that smashes this then heads need to roll.

  • Terry

    They only want cooperation now that a white Republican is in that office

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They want Dems to vote for their crap so they can shove all the blame on Dems when it inevitably fails.

    • Max_1

      The Republicans control; the House, the Senate and the White House…
      … Soon enough; The SCOTUS. What do you mean, ‘cooperation’?

      They own it all and yet, they can’t get shit done! They own it. Democrats need to exploit it to their advantage and stop feeling sorry for the treasonous asses in the GOP by stop going soft against their Republican opponents this mid term. Democrats have no control in DC… Yet, they’re the one’s expected to ‘cooperate’?

  • justme

    We have a pResident??
    Thought it was Twittertot-in-chief….

  • For far to long the DNC has allowed the GOP to take charge of the political narrative. If the DNC doesn’t rebuke this ad, there is next to zero hope for a true political change in our country.

  • Nowhereman

    They have all the marbles including a stolen Supreme Court seat, and they are STILL whining. And refusing to help republicans dismantle our country is not obstruction.

  • Rick Hammond

    OK. So where is the Democrats response television ad? Do you know how many millions of people will see this and believe it if there is no tit for tat? Is the DNC just gonna sit on their hands and not offer a response? I am sick of this non – response.

  • leastyebejudged

    A 33% increase in our already absurd premium IS a skyrocketing premium.