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RNC Targets 'Daily Show' with Tired Anti-Obamacare Ad: VIDEO


The Republican National Committee is going after Obamacare with a series of tired ads based on the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" commercials that ran from 2006 to 2009, the first of which will air on Tuesday night during The Daily Show in the Washington D.C. market.


In related news, conservative group Americans for Prosperity is using Obamacare to target vulnerable Senate Democrats in two states, CNN reports:

According to a statement Tuesday, the group says it will spend over $2 million on a series of TV, radio and web ads going after Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

Both women face difficult re-election campaigns in conservative-leaning states.

AFP says $1.7 million will be spent against Hagan in North Carolina and more than $500,000 will be used to go after Landrieu in Louisiana. The ads are primarily meant for mothers, the decision-makers of the family, the group said in the statement.

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  1. That was pretty lame and stupid because the ACA uses private sector insurance companies as well.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Oct 29, 2013 12:42:29 PM

  2. Did anyone's else gaydar explode?

    Posted by: litper | Oct 29, 2013 12:50:16 PM

  3. The white background was stunningly creative.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 29, 2013 1:01:50 PM

  4. Wow, so will we see one where the private sector one lets some kids die?

    Posted by: Fenrox | Oct 29, 2013 1:03:58 PM

  5. The only thing necessary is to repeat word for word the complete bullsht that came out of President Stupid's mouth. Landrieu and Pryor are toast.

    Posted by: MIke | Oct 29, 2013 1:04:17 PM

  6. If this is the "best", or the worst, that the RNC, the Republicans have to offer, they are worse off than I though. Tired doesn't even begin to describe this nonsense.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 29, 2013 1:07:56 PM

  7. And for their next timely, spot on commercial parody, the RNC will have a housewife lamenting, "Bob never wants ObamaCare at home. . ."

    Posted by: Jamie in Las Vegas | Oct 29, 2013 1:08:07 PM

  8. @Mike why am I not surprised you're also a Low Cretin Rethuglicunts member?

    Posted by: litper | Oct 29, 2013 1:08:33 PM

  9. I surely hope the Republicans end up running some kooky anti-women Tea Party nuts against Hagan and Landrieu. The two are so important in keeping a Democratic majority in the senate. I think Landrieu is safer than Hagan. Family name, you know.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Oct 29, 2013 1:10:40 PM

  10. By the time next November rolls around, these ads are going to be an embarrassment for the RNC.

    If the website is still malfunctioning next November, then the administration will deserve all the criticism that it will receive.

    Posted by: Howard | Oct 29, 2013 1:26:32 PM

  11. Why does that look like it was shot with someone's cell phone.

    Posted by: Charles | Oct 29, 2013 1:57:40 PM

  12. Who knew using a HIGHLY unfavorable law that is crumbling as we speak to target Democrats in red states is so weird. ha

    Posted by: Perry | Oct 29, 2013 2:07:31 PM

  13. Good ol' GOP. Always light-years behind the pulse of time.

    Next they're going to hire that dell-dude from the late 90s or whenever those ran. "Dude - you're getting Obamacare!" Meant as a negative tagline, of course.

    Posted by: hugo | Oct 29, 2013 2:11:52 PM

  14. Such a waste of donated money. Use the money you've collected to start a program that will beat Obamacare as a great alternative otherwise you are doing nothing to help those who need it.

    One could use all their money to buy adspace to bring attention to how others mishandle orphaned eagles. However, one could use their money to fund a solution to stop orphaned eagles. How you spend that money of course says a lot about what you're really hoping to do with your financial might and whether or not you really care about the eagles.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Oct 29, 2013 2:29:43 PM

  15. You have to give them credit for parodying an ad from the 21st century. Granted, it's 5 years old, but still, 21st century. I'm almost-sort-of-kind-of-possibly-but-not-really impressed.

    What is it about Republicans and their complete lack of understanding humor? Remember FOX News' The Half-Hour News Hour? Pathetic.

    Please, please, please let The Daily Show respond! Their take down will be swift, merciless, and hysterical.

    Posted by: CMLion | Oct 29, 2013 3:58:52 PM

  16. The USA is the only first world country that does not have a system of universal health care (some would say that, by definition, this excludes the USA from "first world" status). That a major party can be against it is almost incomprehensible to the rest of the civilised world.

    Has USA politics become so polarised that the good of the people is irrelevant?

    Posted by: Confused European | Oct 29, 2013 4:21:26 PM

  17. My private sector insurer's website has been down for days. Who the hell with a few brain cells left still believes the private sector will be the savior of this nation?

    Posted by: DrunkEnough | Oct 29, 2013 4:48:14 PM

  18. It would be more honest if "Private Sector" were wearing a mask, a pirate hat and wielding both a gun and a sword, as he stands on bags of our money that he'll never use for our healthcare.

    Posted by: Jexer | Oct 29, 2013 5:40:28 PM

  19. Apple should sue for copyright infringement.

    Posted by: John | Oct 30, 2013 9:07:13 AM

  20. I'm angry because they're making fun of Obamacare, the rollout of which has been a smashing success!

    Sheesh, gang - the worst you can honestly say is the source material - the Apple ads - is dated.

    Posted by: Ted | Nov 1, 2013 1:23:04 AM

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