The Republican Party has found in unlikely ally in it's push to undo the Affordable Care Act and now they are taking their message right to that messenger.
The popular "Daily Show" with Jon Stewart has been crushing the Obama administration over their roll out of the HealthCare.gov web site.
Stewart who usually directs most of his jokes at the right, has been having a field day over the starts, stops and glitches related to Obamacare. Now the RNC has created campaign to air on TV during the Daily Show that will point viewers to a series web ads based on the popular "I'm a Mac" campaign by Apple.
Here is the ad that will air Tuesday night episode of the "Daily Show". It is called "I'm ObamaCare":
“The president didn’t keep his promise to Americans; if you like your insurance plan, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to keep it," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus "Adding insult to injury, he refuses to hold anyone in his administration accountable for any of ObamaCare’s costly side-effects. These videos help to convey the absurdity of ObamaCare and the administration’s careless behavior.”
The Republicans have face some criticism over their seemingly obsession over Obamacare. However polls show many Americans are skeptical it will help. Many political pundits wondered if the GOP had focused more on the system's roll out- iinstead of shutting down the government they'd be in better shape right now.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli may be among them. Obamacare is one his signature issues, but despite being ahead of the game he has been caught up in the shutdown mess. A new Washington Post poll shows him trailing Terry McAuliffe (D) by 12 points.