Republicans target Democrats on US healthcare reform
WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - Vulnerable Democratic U.S. lawmakers who backed President Barack Obama's healthcare reform plan are being targeted with freshly cut Republican TV attack ads.
The spots hope to convince voters that the landmark healthcare measure, which narrowly won final congressional approval on Sunday, is a bad idea and that the lawmakers who supported it should be defeated in the November election.
"After all this wheeling and dealing, we still have a cost-raising, tax-increasing bill," an announcer says in one of a number of ads by the House Republican campaign committee set to begin airing this week. "Stop the madness."
Ken Spain, the committee's communications director, indicated that a few dozen Democrats in the House of Representatives, many facing tough re-election campaigns, may eventually be targeted.
He dared the Democratic Party to go ahead with plans to try to defend them and build support for the overhaul.
"The more Democrats talk about the healthcare bill, the worse it gets from them," Spain said.
There may be some that say that the GOP should wait until later in the year, closer to the election.
I disagree. I think they have the Democrats damaged right now and should hit quickly and repeatedly.
This November's election is one of the most important in a generation, we have to retake at least the House to stop the socialist agenda of the Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.
Stay tuned, maybe someone in the GOP has grown a pair.