With Congressional approval running near all-time lows and Obama’s own numbers too low to help them, “Do you like your Senator, or Representative” may prove to be a resounding question in 2014.
The clincher is tying that to Obama and the Democrat’s biggest lie of the year, “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.’ That’s precisely what this new ad does. Chris Cillizza calls it the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014.
The ad, which was produced by GOP media consultant Larry McCarthy, hits all of the high notes. It uses footage of Shaheen using the “if you like your insurance you can keep it” line while noting on screen that President Obama was given the “lie of the year” by PolitiFact for saying the same thing. A narrator points out that 20,000 New Hampshire residents have had their insurance canceled and that the Affordable Care Act offers only a single provider on the state’s individual market. The ad ends with this dagger of a line: “Next November, if you like your Senator, you can keep her. If not, you know what to do.”