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John Boehner 'Temper Tantrum' Shutdown Ad to Air During Sunday Football: VIDEO


An ad comparing House Speaker John Boehner to a crying baby who "didn't get his way" is set to air during Sunday's football match-up between the Bengals and Patriots.

Says the ad, which features a close-up of an infant: "Speaker John Boehner didn't get his way on shutting down health care reform. So, he's shut down the government and hurt the economy."

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Brilliant.

    Posted by: tbd | Oct 5, 2013 11:19:39 AM

  2. An excellent ad, but not quite accurate. John Boehner shut down the government because he is afraid of the extreme right wing of his party -- also known as the Tea Party. He's afraid they will take his speakership away from him. We must understand that that gavel is way more important to Mr. Speaker than his country is. If he angers the Tea Partiers, they might take it away from him. We can't have that!

    Posted by: Len | Oct 5, 2013 11:21:28 AM

  3. True, but a bad idea. Ditch it.

    Posted by: AdamTh | Oct 5, 2013 11:22:34 AM

  4. Boehner and his party need to be shamed and humiliated for what they're doing. Bravo!

    Posted by: Steve M | Oct 5, 2013 11:42:31 AM

  5. Its time for the GOP to do whats right and instead of putting their party as most important first, they need to put America in front for a change and end the madness, but I won't hold my breath.

    Posted by: Tom | Oct 5, 2013 11:43:52 AM

  6. You can't hear the jive talk because of some fat kid crying. They should spend money on getting back to work instead of making crap ads.

    Posted by: Kev C | Oct 5, 2013 11:53:59 AM

  7. Too much. Will backfire.

    Posted by: SeattleMike | Oct 5, 2013 12:06:20 PM

  8. Finally the Dems get some balls and are standing up to the gop and you queens all want to run and hide. it's embarrassing.

    Posted by: tbd | Oct 5, 2013 12:14:06 PM

  9. Ditch this.
    Crying babies are not fair game for any political advertisements.
    Think before you embrace idiotic ideas.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Oct 5, 2013 12:24:43 PM

  10. They are when that's exactly how the republicans are acting. You need to learn what really going on.

    Posted by: tbd | Oct 5, 2013 12:45:19 PM

  11. Terrible ad. Who would think that a kid in distress makes for a compelling case? There's plenty of video of Boehner himself sobbing like a baby, why not use that?

    Utterly mystifying strategy...

    Posted by: jack | Oct 5, 2013 12:50:28 PM

  12. Don't know who House Majority PAC is. But while I love the ad personally, certainly could backfire for people who are closer to the middle on this than I am. Or start a video competition for which the Republican PACs have waaaay more money.

    Posted by: dixichuk | Oct 5, 2013 12:53:28 PM

  13. I won't lie. It's actually a funny video. But I don't think this should be aired on National TV for everyone to see. We should be getting back together and put this nation back on track. Regardless of sides and differences. This won't certainly help by airing it.

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Oct 5, 2013 1:25:42 PM

  14. Ditch it? Why? It's the truth. Are you afraid of insulting some republicans who are trying to subvert our constitutional form of government? Too bad.

    Posted by: Frank | Oct 5, 2013 2:15:08 PM

  15. The online link connects to a site to make a donation to post more ads. Its frustrating.

    Posted by: BigGuy | Oct 5, 2013 2:44:22 PM

  16. This won't change anybody's opinion of anything. The issue is too polarizing. Instead maybe a commercial that sells the benefits of ACA using respected professionals (not actors or politicians).

    Posted by: Craig | Oct 5, 2013 3:41:24 PM

  17. Comparing John Boehner to a big crybaby is cute, but showing actual Republicans as greedy, hateful hypocrates through their own real life statements would be a stronger arguement.

    No need to name-call when the facts speak for themselves.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Oct 5, 2013 3:58:04 PM

  18. Do you know what Obama's approval rating is now with Gallup? 41%
    When W Bush reached 39% the media declared him a corpse.

    And I'm sure the evil Republicans have ads too. Barbed wire around the Vietnam Memorial and World War 2 Memorials as "punishment" from Dear Leader should be a start. He's such a piece of sht.

    Posted by: MIke | Oct 5, 2013 4:47:46 PM

  19. Maybe they should counter with Democrats are ass----. I can't imagine what they'd use for a picture.

    Posted by: AH | Oct 5, 2013 5:23:33 PM

  20. Childish. How is running an ad like this going to lead to a political compromise and resolution? The Republicans could just as easily blame the Democrats for the government shut down. Time to GROW UP.

    Posted by: Darren | Oct 5, 2013 5:31:55 PM

  21. For all you brain-trusts whose recollection of history is limited to the outfits Britney has worn during which performances . . .

    This is an homage to a political cartoon that was run in response to the last government shutdown in the 90s, which was a political disaster for the Republicans. Gingrich orchestrated the shutdown then, because Clinton made him ride in the back of Airforce 1. It was really applicable then, but it's still applicable to Boehner.

    Google "newt gingrich crybaby" to see the picture. It pops right up.

    Posted by: FFS | Oct 5, 2013 7:16:09 PM

  22. Too polarizing, Craig... What country are you living in now!?! Maybe putting him and the Tea Party up for national ridicule will finally stop the insanity!

    Posted by: Mikey C. | Oct 5, 2013 7:18:31 PM

  23. The Democrats are the most vicious. They got the wind knocked out of them and they are spooked. Obama's response, like a rambling speech, is a TV commercial. Watch what happens.

    Posted by: JG | Oct 5, 2013 7:37:28 PM

  24. Is this baby a gay adoption?

    Posted by: 3M | Oct 5, 2013 7:39:30 PM

  25. This ad will back fire BIG TIME!

    It's childish and stupid.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Oct 5, 2013 9:09:35 PM

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