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That's the second in a round of ads the DCCC is running against vulnerable Republicans who voted for the Ryan budget. The first largely focused on the Ryan plan to turn Medicare into a voucher plan. This one hits them for the big giveaway to the wealthy and big corporations in the plan, at the expense of everyone else.
The ads open with Ryan describing his budget as the GOP’s “vision” and an “expression of our governing philosophy,” before cutting to clips of pundits describing the policy as “Robin Hood in reverse” that would adversely affect “the poorest people in the country” while giving “huge tax cuts” to corporations and the highest earners.

“Help the rich get richer. Soak the middle class and seniors,” text from the ad concludes. [...]

The ads are targeting GOP Reps. Tim Griffin (Ark.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), David Valadao (Calif.), Gary Miller (Calif.) Mike Coffman (Colo.), Larry Bucshon (Ind.), John Kline (Minn.), Erik Paulsen (Minn.), Lee Terry (Neb.), Jon Runyan (N.J.), Michael Grimm (N.Y.), Tom Reed (N.Y.), David Joyce (Ohio), Jim Renacci (Ohio), Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Scott Rigell (Va.) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.).

The NRCC's Andrea Bozek responded to the ad predictably:
“If Democrats believe they are going to win Republican House districts on a platform of touting support for ObamaCare and a budget plan that never ever balances, then please – hit the campaign trail,” she said. “In 2012, Republicans won our second-largest House majority since World War II precisely because Democrats are in denial about our nation’s spending problem and ObamaCare’s job destroying taxes.”
They think the words "balanced budget," otherwise known as Paul Ryan's magic asterisks, and Obamacare repeal trumps everything. And never mind the fact that Democrats actually received well over one million more votes in House races in 2012 running against the Ryan Medicare proposal locally and against the Romney/Ryan economic plan nationally. They've got their vision and they're sticking to it.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 10:01 AM PDT.

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