Saturday, August 09, 2014

Phony 'Victims' of Obamacare

Karl Rove's propaganda machine is running a new ad featuring another "victim" of Obamacare. As with all the previous attack ads this victim's claim, that her family is hurt by Obamacare, doesn't agree with the available facts. The ad blames Democratic Senator Mark Udall for voting for Obamacare. The victim, Richelle McKim, is an employee of an energy company which is one of the largest donors to Senator Mark Udall's opponent in the upcoming election.


McKim claims in the ad that she had to go back to work because of Obamacare but in an interview with a local news reporter she said that it was not due to the Affordable Care Act. McKim's husband has high blood pressure and until the Affordable Care Act, he could not get affordable insurance. McKim claims in the ad that health care reform has hurt families in Colorado but the facts indicate that the number of uninsured in Colorado has dropped significantly due to the Affordable Care Act.

Mark Udall is a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a strong advocate for developing renewable energy sources and reducing our use of carbon based fuels. This is the reason that Karl Rove and McKim's employer want to defeat Udall. However, instead of attacking Udall's position on renewable energy, Rove is attacking his support of the Affordable Care Act.

And, since the Affordable Care Act is doing good things for Coloradans, Karl Rove has to create phony victims who are willing to tell lies.

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