Americans for Prosperity, the Koch-funded free market advocacy group, is blanketing New Hampshire with robocalls soliciting support. The calls are part of a national $9 million campaign targeting President Obama and his health care legislation following the Supreme Court decision upholding the law.
You’ve heard about the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the new health care law. Here in the “Live Free or Die” state, we don’t like the government telling us what we must do. That’s why I’m asking you to join Americans for Prosperity to stand up and fight against legislation like the health care take over. Americans for Prosperity is organizing New Hampshire citizens that are willing to stand up and fight for economic freedom.
Press one now to join the fight against this disastrous health care. American for Prosperity can be reached at 603-894-5881
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is running radio ads promoting House Bill 437, legislation that would repeal same-sex marriage in New Hampshire, as a “common sense compromise.”
And that’s why there’s compromise legislation. HB 437 restores traditional marriage in the law but provides for civil unions for gay couples, giving them full legal rights.
NOM has been labeled “anti-gay” by the Southern Poverty Law Center for propagating “demonizing propaganda” based on “known falsehoods” and “repeated, groundless name-calling.” This ad is no exception.
Listeners are not told the so-called compromise would offer absolutely no legal protection to same-sex couples, as it explicitly exempts them from protection under state discrimination laws. Nor are they told that the “marriage substitute” offered to same-sex couples makes a mockery of the unions by allowing any two unmarried adults to form a civil union — including family members.
New Hampshire Congressman Charlie Bass is one of four Republican congressmen targeted by a $150,000 ad campaign funded by the House Majority PAC. The radio ad targets Bass for seeking preferential treatment for his nephew’s business, New England Wood Pellet, and supporting Wall Street over Main Street. House Majority PAC is a ”Super PAC” that can solicit unlimited donations in support of political candidates. The PAC has raised $2.1 million for this election cycle.
“The people of New Hampshire have had enough of Representative Charlie Bass and House Republicans’ shameful priorities,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “Whether it’s Bass being named one of the most corrupt members of Congress by an independent watchdog group or his votes to lower taxes for Wall Street and protect profits for companies that ship jobs overseas, Bass will have plenty to answer for back home next November.”
2nd District Congressman Charlie Bass is one of 44 Republicans about to be hit with a grassroots and paid campaign for his vote on the GOP House budget.
Led by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Accountability August initiative charges Bass with choosing millionaires’ tax breaks and Big Oil subsidies over seniors’ Medicare.
The campaign will include radio ads, billboards, gas station advertising, community meetings, door-to-door canvasses, phone banks, virtual phone banks, and automated calls. Here’s the script for the radio ad to be run in Bass’ district:
“Congressman Charlie Bass voted to end Medicare forcing seniors to pay more to protect tax breaks for Big Oil and millionaires. Tell Bass stop choosing millionaires over seniors”
A large-scale mail and newspaper ad campaign supporting New Hampshire Congressmen Charlie Bass and Frank Guinta is about to hit the state. The campaign, launched by the conservative American Action Network, is an attempt to counter the blowback from the vote by Guinta and Bass to replace Medicare with a voucher system.
The campaign, which includes both mail pieces and newspaper ads, charges Democrats with attempting to “balance the budget on the backs of seniors” with a proposal to amend Medicare Part D.
Democrats have spent months accusing Republicans of attempting to “end Medicare” in the House GOP budget. The AAN campaign pushes back on that allegation, hitting Democrats for proposing “drastic changes” to prescription drug rebates and arguing that President Barack Obama wants to impose “Medicaid-style price controls” that would be harmful.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee responded by pointing out the obvious:
“No matter how much secret money groups like this spend, they’re trying to defend the indefensible, and that is the Republican plan to end Medicare and raise health care costs for seniors,” said DCCC press secretary Jesse Ferguson.
Remember controversial Alaska Senate candidate and tea party darling Joe Miller? He’s back… and attempting to influence the vote to override Gov. Lynch’s veto of so-called right-to-work legislation.
In March, Miller took over as chairman of the Western Representation PAC, a Nevada-based political action committee with strong ties to the tea party movement. Miller says the PAC, which spent over $230,000 in independent expenditures for 2010, is seeking to expand its influence.
Despite being formed fairly recently, the PAC was able to gain strong support and make an important impact during the 2010 election cycle. We plan to build on that great start and bring the voice of ‘We the People’ to bear even more as we move towards 2012.
Western PAC has now set its sights on the Granite State. Today, they offered a preview of a radio ad set to air in “targeted districts” with the goal of pressuring New Hampshire legislators to override Gov. Lynch’s right-to-work veto.
The ad falsely describes the right-to-work bill as “legislation that would make it illegal to force workers to join a union as a condition of employment” and pretends to be local saying “the time has come for us in the Granite State” to enact right-to-work.
House Majority PAC is a new Super PAC formed to help the Democratic party compete with Republican outside groups in the fight to regain the House majority. Super PACs can raise unlimited sums from corporations, unions and individuals for independent election expenditures but must disclose donors.
This week the group launched a six-figure media buy taking on eight House Republicans who voted in favor of the GOP Medicare “reform” plan. New Hampshire’s Second District Congressman Charlie Bass is on the list.
“I will never support ending Medicare or turning it into a voucher program.” — Congressman Charlie Bass, May 15, 2011. The Concord Monitor says Charlie Bass voted for, quote, a voucher whose value increases more slowly than the cost of health care.
“The idea that anybody has suggested that Medicare will end…I think is wrong.” — Charlie Bass April 20th. The Wall Street Journal says the plan would, quote, “essentially end Medicare.” Seniors would have to pay sixty four hundred dollars a year more for the same coverage.
“Those already in the current Medicare System or those nearing retirement would see no change.” - Charlie Bass May 15th. An Energy and Commerce Committee report says seniors currently on Medicare would have to pay five hundred dollars more for their prescriptions.
When Mitt Romney launched his campaign, he was awfully disdainful of President Obama’s alleged “European influence.”
“Here at home, the president seems to take his inspiration not from the small towns and villages of New Hampshire but from the capitals of Europe. … President Obama’s European answers are not the right solution to America’s challenges.”
But Dave Weigel noticed that Romney had his own European inspiration, a campaign ad that is “copied from (or lovingly designed in tribute to!)” a 1979 ad from the UK’s Conservative Party.
The House Majority PAC, a new independent-expenditure “Super PAC” dedicated to winning Democratic control of the U.S. House, has launched a radio ad targeting Rep. Charlie Bass for his recent vote in favor of the GOP budget.
Eveyone has a favorite movie. Congressman Charlie Bass says his is “Titanic.” Yep. Turns out, Charlie Bass loves to watch sinking ships. That’s no surprise. Just days ago, Charlie voted for the Republican budget that’s designed to help the rich and sink the middle class.
It’s a plan that protects billions in subsidies for big oil and cuts taxes by trillions for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations. That’ll just make the deficit worse.
But the wreckage doesn’t end there, because Charlie’s plan raises the share of the tax burden on the middle class and it will end medicare as we know it. The Nashua Telegraph said, “Seniors themselves would end up paying almost twice as much out of their own pockets.”
Charlie Bass. As long as he’s in Congress, the Middle Class has no where to go but down.
Planned Parenthood has launched a radio ad opposing the legislature’s proposal to defund the organization by personally targeting Speaker Bill O’Brien. In the ad, two Republican women are distressed by O’Brien’s “extreme social agenda.”
“I found out that our Speaker O’Brien is one of the other type of Republicans.”
“You mean the type with an extreme social agenda that wants to get the government in people’s private business?”
“I guess we should find out if our representatives are O’Brien Republicans or New Hampshire Republicans.”
We voted for Republicans who would focus on jobs and the economy, not defunding Planned Parenhood.”
Planned Parenthood is running radio ads targeting Rep. Frank Guinta for his vote in favor of an amendment to the stopgap spending bill that cuts Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. The amendment, proposed by Rep. Mike Pence, passed Friday in a 245-180 vote.
The ad begins with a familiar flushing sound…
It’s the sound of Congressman Frank Guinta wasting your money. He just voted against one of the best investments ever: making sure that women and families can get affordable birth control and preventive health care.
Guinta’s vote doesn’t create a single job, doesn’t reduce the deficit, and doesn’t save you a penny. What his vote WOULD do is bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding to do its vital work — by denying millions of women preventive care, including birth control, annual exams, and lifesaving cancer screenings.
And Guinta’s vote is sure to increase the number of unintended pregnancies and undetected cancers. In the long run, that’s going to cost all of us plenty. Representative Guinta promised to focus on jobs, but instead he’s joined a costly war on women’s health care.