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February 13, 2016

New Dem Ad: Boehner Is Crybaby

A top Democratic super PAC will target Speaker John A. Boehner on his Ohio district’s airwaves, attacking him and the Republican Party for the government shutdown.

On Friday, House Majority PAC released the 40-second spot, which features a crying baby and blasts Boehner for his government shutdown strategy. The ad will only air this Sunday during the NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots.

“Speaker John Boehner didn’t get his way on shutting down health care reform. So, he shut down the government and hurt the economy,” the ad says.

The spot is just a small chunk of House Majority PAC’s overall six-figure campaign that attacks vulnerable House Republicans on the government shutdown. The campaign targets Reps. Gary G. Miller of California, Mike Coffman of Colorado, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Michael G. Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Michael G. Grimm of New York, among others.

Boehner is not vulnerable for re-election. The 12-term Republican won re-election last year with 99 percent of the vote. His district voted for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney with 62 percent.

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  • Montesquieu

    Where parents have many choices to advance their children’s interests, inheritance is a superior moral choice to options such as nepotism.

  • Jazzboy1

    No audio on purpose?

  • Progressive Republican

    In ironworking, when something is extremely accurate, we call that “dead nuts”.

    Dead nuts.

  • rebecca3

    Just like LIBERALS to expolit little children for their own means!

  • Scientist5

    Democrats are expert liars and fabricators. Obama announces on National TV he WILL NOT NEGOTIATE. So what do is cronies come out with on any TV show they can get on – Poor Obama ants to negotiate, but the Republicans refuse.

    That’s what sells to a gullible public – Tell the big lie often enough and the gullible accept it as the truth.

  • lyris

    I know it will work great in most of New England, I just hope it works in Ohio

  • Judy

    Perhaps if you looked at public records and turned off fnc, limbaugh, o’reilly, hannity and the other right wing liars who don’t use public records only use bigotry and lies, you might wake up and see what is really going on under your nose.

  • lyris

    Exploit, another word for loving and caring. We want them to have a roof over their heads, clothes to wear, food to eat and try to protect them from being slaughtered by assault weapons and other guns in the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

    We’re funny that way.

  • lyris

    They didn’t want the audience to hear boner’s slurring.

  • rebecca3

    You can change the definition of words all you want, fine by me. But the fact of the matter is, the best way to make sure children – all children have a roof over their heads, clothes to wear, food to eat, etc. is to strengthen the family whereby every child has two parents a mom and a dad who love them. Now on to “assault weapons”. I presume that you know that fully automatic firearms e.g. assault weapons have been banned in this country since 1934. But let’s look at some of the most heinous crimes of the past decade:
    1863 – a democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln
    1975 – Sara Jane Moore, a Left Wing Radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford
    1983 – Hinckley, a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan
    1990 – GMAC spree killer in Jacksonville FL was a registered Democrat
    1991 – Killeen TX @ Luby’s cafeteria a registered democrat murders 23 and wounds 27 others
    1999 both Columbine High School shooters. Both were too young to vote, but both of their parents were and still are political activists, progressive leftists and you guested it, registered Democrats
    2002 Maryland/DC Beltway snipers – the older of the two was a registered Democrat. The younger was a 17 yr. old Jamaican and not eligible to vote.
    Need I go further?
    My initial point was that only a Left Wing Liberal would either go out of his or her way to film a child that is obviously hurting so that they could make a commercial OR they purposely made the child cry for the same sick reason…

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