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Mon Jun 26, 2017, 02:25 PM

There should be an ad campaign this week calling out AHCA

Open with video of Trump saying that he would not cut Medicaid and give the stats on how much this bill cuts it, emphasize how many people will lose coverage, how many of them are elderly, how a tax cut for the very rich is embedded in this bill. Run the ad frequently in the states of Republican Senators, specify in each ad the relevant lobbyist money that that Senator has taken. Emphasize that this bill is being rushed through with 1 week for debate, so that the people won't have a chance to understand it and object to what it is.

I guess we'd want to save the money that would cost for the 2018 races, it would be nice to associate the Rethugs with the stink of this from the outset.

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Tue Jun 27, 2017, 08:58 AM

1. My point was use of maximizing awareness of what majority of R's were trying to push through

Even if AHCA doesn't pass, I thought it would be useful to not let Rethugs off the hook for what they tried to jam through with this. Among people who watch right tilting "alternative" media, I doubt they really have a clue how toxic this bill is, that it embeds a large tax cut for the rich, that it was kept secret and then released with the intent of forcing a vote after just one week of discussion.

If you watch MSNBC and read the Washington Post, you're well aware of this, but I wondered if there were ways to hang this albatross around the Rethugs' neck more than it will be if this bill doesn't pass and people forget about it by election time. Trump held a freaking celebration when this $hit passed this House. Is there a way we could exact more of a political cost by exposing him on this?

To me, it's kind of like when Bush tried to privatize social security or jam through federal law infringing on family decisions on end of life choices with Terry Schaivo. Bush took a hit for those things in his approval rating that I suspect Trump will escape if AHCA doesn't pass. I'd like to see the Dems do a better job of penetrating the right wing media bubble and exact more of a price for what the Rethugs are attempting to do here.

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