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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:50 PM
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Anti-Reform Group Unveils “Death Star” Ad Targeting Rockefeller’s Public Option Amendment
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Anti-Reform Group Unveils “Death Star” Ad Targeting Rockefeller’s Public Option Amendment


Conservatives for Patients Rights, the well-funded anti-reform group run by controversial former hospital exec Rick Scott, is spending nearly half a million bucks on a new ad training all its firepower on a single legislative agenda item: Jay Rockefeller’s amendment inserting a public option into the Senate Finance Committee bill.

The group tells me the ad represents their “death star” strategy for the public option. CPR believes the defeat of Rockefeller’s amendment — widely hailed on the left — will kill the public option for good, because if it’s defeated in committee it won’t be revived later. A CPR official sends over the spot, which will run nationally for a week on CNN and Fox:

Ad at link~

The ad, a rejiggered version of an earlier one targeting Obama, recycles much of the debunked or questionable scaremongering you’ve heard about the public option. “Tell Congress to drop their government-run public option plan,” the ad intones.

A CPR spokesperson, Brian Burgess, confirms the ad’s sole goal is defeating Rockefeller’s amendment, which is expected to be voted on in coming days; the campaign is likely to end after that vote. “It’s entirely focused on the Rockefeller amendment,” he says.

CPR’s assumption is that if the public option is defeated in committee, it will be politically all but impossible to revive it when the Dem leaders assembles a final Senate bill and when Dems attempt to reconcile that bill with the House proposals in Congress. That’s a debatable scenario, but it’s certainly not out of the question.

“We believe that the defeat of the Rockefeller amendment will deal a mortal blow to the public option,” Burgess says, adding that the Finance Committee defeat of the public option will be akin to the final implosion of a “death star.”
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:55 PM
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1. These people are human garbage.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:07 PM
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2. Riiight... keep death coming sooner to Amercians
because these village idiots don't want Reform in the Health Care System.

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