Temper Tantrum Ad Slamming Boehner Set to Air on Sunday

    October 5, 2013

The pressures of the government shutdown has had its effects on a number of government officials on edge all week. With all of the tension shrouded around the shutdown, the House Majority PAC felt some kind of way and decided to take matters into their own hands. While the approach is rather direct as far as allegations are concerned, the visual is rather comedic.

The democratically amassed House Majority PAC has produced a short narrative advertisement taking shots at House Speaker John Boehner. The ad features a baby crying as a comparison to Boehner’s attitude and perspective toward the health care reform. The baby whines while saying, “Speaker John Boehner didn’t get his way on shutting down health care reform. So, he’s shut down the government and hurt the economy.”

The advertisement is scheduled to air during the Patriots-Bengals football game on Sunday. That particular game happens to be in Boehner’s district which is why the 39-second attack ad targets the location. The target market includes the rural and suburban residential areas in the proximity of Cincinnati.

Andy Stone, communications director of the House Majority PAC, issued a statement in support of the advertisement. “Speaker Boehner didn’t get his way and so, like a child, he threw a Tea Party-inspired temper tantrum and shut down the federal government. The American people are sick and tired of the intransigence and manufactured crises that have become all too common from Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans. Speaker Boehner should stop playing politics, end the nonsense and finally focus on the real-life consequences his government shutdown has caused Americans.”

The group also took to Twitter to slam Boehner.

The House Majority PAC also issued a press release stating their intentions to begin campaigning for the 2014 elections. The group has already put plans in motion for the 2014 elections with a six-figure ad campaign in the early stages. The campaign will focus on targeting the districts of nine Republican members: Gary Miller (Calif.), Mike Coffman (Colo.), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Michael Grimm (N.Y.), Joe Heck (Nev.), Dave Joyce (Ohio), John Kline (Minn.) and Steve Southerland (Fla.).


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