Here is a another healthcare reform attack ad packed with facts the GOP pulled out of their arse.

This ad jumped out at me for several reasons so I dug a little deeper. First, NBC and ABC refused to air the ad. According to Media Matters NBC said:

NBC responded to a Fox inquiry by saying it would consider running the 30-second ad if it were revised.

“We have not rejected the ad. We have communicated with the media agency about some factual claims that require additional substantiation. As always, we are happy to reconsider the ad once these issues are addressed,” said NBC spokeswoman Liz Fischer.

The group didn’t substantiate their claims thus no air time.

Double take #2 came when the group that is running the ad, the League of American Voters donation page sent me to a NewsMax store page (Ugh).  You don’t know about NewsMax? Go here or here, your BS detector will go off. The GOP should start using the slogan; “If at first you don’t succeed you lie, lie again”. They are really getting pretty darn good at it. Trouble is they are counting on stupid people to be well, stupid and there seems to be a lot of that available these days.

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