RNC Radio Ad: Blue Dogs ‘Rolled Over,’ ‘Folded Like a Lawn Chair’

By Dschabner

Aug 6, 2009 6:00am

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: The conservative Democrats who are supporting House leaders’ health care plans are about to get another earful — courtesy of the Republican National Committee.

The RNC today is launching a new radio ad targeting four “Blue Dog” Democrats who voted for the health care plan in the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week.

The nearly identical ads — targeting Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Tenn.; Rep. Zack Space, D-Ohio; Rep. Baron Hill, D-Ind.; and Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark. — accuse the Democrats of supporting “Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda,” and of flip-flopping by supporting the bill in the key House committee

In a statement announcing the release of the ad, RNC Chairman Michael Steele says: “By voting ‘yes’ on the House’s dangerous government-run health care experiment, these Blue Dog Democrats acted more like Nancy Pelosi’s lap dogs than fiscal conservatives. Talk is cheap, and their vote proves that their previous concerns were exactly that — just talk.”

Listen to the ad targeting Gordon HERE.

The ad script follows:

Comic Voice: “He folded like a lawn chair.”

Voice: “[Congressman NAME].”

Comic Voice: “He threw in the towel.”

Voice: “[Congressman NAME] did exactly what Nancy Pelosi wanted him to do.”

Comic Voice: “He caved in. He buckled.”

Voice: “[Congressman NAME] was one of just four congressmen who cast the deciding votes to advance Nancy Pelosi’s radical big government health care plan…[Congressman NAME] backed a plan that will cost taxpayers billions … just days after talking like he wouldn’t.”

Comic Voice: “He flipped. He flopped. He rolled over.”

Voice: “[Congressman NAME] could have stopped the expensive Obama-Pelosi health care plan dead in its tracks. [Congressman NAME] held a vote that counted. But instead of using that vote to help taxpayers, [Congressman NAME] used it to help Obama and Pelosi.”

Voice: “It’s big government. It’s big money. And it’ll hit you where it hurts.”

Comic Voice: “Ouch!”

Voice: “Call [Congressman NAME] at 202-225-3121. Tell him to stop voting with Nancy Pelosi.”

Disclaimer: “The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.  Paid for by the Republican National Committee.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. www.GOP.com.”

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