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New Ad From AFP Features Victim of Canada’s Socialized Medicine System

Posted on | September 3, 2012 | 20 Comments

Americans for Prosperity has just released this new TV ad that will air in key swing states, slamming Obamacare:

From the AFP press release:

The ad . . . is backed by a $6.2 million TV total buy in 11 key states including: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. You can watch the video here.
In a departure from previous ads which focused on failed economic promises of the President, this ad features the powerful personal testimony of an individual, Shona Holmes, a Canadian citizen, who has experienced the life-threatening restrictions of an Obamacare style government run healthcare system. Shona sought out the American Health Care system because of its patient-centered approach in sharp contrast to the Canadian system.
“The American system was there for me when I needed it,” said Shona. “It’s time for American’s to get engaged in this debate.”
“To protect America’s patient-centered care, we must replace President Obama,” said Tim Phillips, President of AFP. “Through all four of our expressed advocacy ads we are demonstrating to the American people the empty and sometimes dangerous proposition of another term of President Obama. We ask them to make Obama a One-Term President.”

Click here to learn more about Americans for Prosperity.


20 Responses to “New Ad From AFP Features Victim of Canada’s Socialized Medicine System”

  1. doomdforev
    September 4th, 2012 @ 2:52 am

    The thing that really makes Romney so unpalatable is not only did he pretty much write the original, but he has given no real surety that he will undo Zerocare. The same goes for congresscritters of a Republican nature. Some do suggest they will or want to undo Zerocare, but certainly not all, or even a majority from what I have seen. Yeah, butterflies in the stomach from that. And I know about socialized medicine, I’m forced to use the V.A. hospitals and clinics. Bureaucracy on top of unions on top of poor doctors on top of… Let alone the economic issues.

  2. Wombat_socho
    September 4th, 2012 @ 3:21 am

    Fine, go vote for Obama then, you concern troll.

  3. Dandapani
    September 4th, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    “Concern troll”. I like it. Fits well.

  4. doomdforev
    September 4th, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    You really aren’t the brightest bulb the factory put out, are you. You complain about Obama, and yet Romney is running on the same platform, hope and change. Spit out one concrete conservative idea that Romney has actually put forward, one major policy item let alone three. Just do that. If you can’t you are voting for hope and change, and you don’t even know if it is in a different direction. Troll? Pointing fingers and all.

  5. CPAguy
    September 4th, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    That’s right….it is all about red vs. blue…nothing else matters….sometimes we Conservatives forget, sorry.

  6. CPAguy
    September 4th, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    That’s right….it is all about red vs. blue…nothing else matters….sometimes we Conservatives forget, sorry.

  7. GAHCindy
    September 4th, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I guess I’m a concern troll, too, then. We can be friends. 🙂

    I can’t figure out why anybody believes that Mitt Romney is going to do anything to change this mess. I guess since he’s so obviously unprincipled, I’m supposed to trust that conservative pressure on him will be enough to make him act like a conservative for the next four years? I’m not going to vote for the guy knowing full well that the only reason he says conservative things is because that’s what will get him elected. As soon as he gets to Washington, he’s going to be perfectly, safely moderate. Obamacare will live on, and there will be nothing we can do about it. But hey, at least he has an R beside his name!

  8. Wombat_socho
    September 4th, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    You have a fine gift for predicting the future and reading minds, it seems. Why are you wasting your time here?

  9. Wombat_socho
    September 4th, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    No, it isn’t, but usually we wait to form the circular firing squad until AFTER the general election.

  10. Bob Belvedere
    September 4th, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    We have a clear choice: (1) don’t vote for Willard and you may help Obama get re-elected or (2) vote for Willard and, at least, we can put pressure on him to do what we want.

    If Obama gets re-elected, he will ramp-up his ruling by fiat, even if the Congress is controlled by the GOP.

    If Willard is elected, along with a Republican Congress, we have a chance to persuade them, through intense pressure, to vote our way. It would be a holding action to give us more time to either (1) seek to take over the GOP and throw the Boehners and McConnells out or (2) initiate OPERATION: WHIG and form a new party, leaving the GOP to rot.

    The latter option is the only way to prevent violence.

  11. GAHCindy
    September 4th, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I’m not wasting my time. Or reading minds and the future. I’m looking at the past, and Mitt Romney has never been conservative. Ever. Why is that so hard to understand?

  12. GAHCindy
    September 4th, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    So our only hope is that a man’s lack of principle is going to see us through. Awesome.

  13. doomdforev
    September 4th, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    So you hack my last comment? You are definitely a lefty and Obama or Romney really make no difference to people like you.

  14. Wombat_socho
    September 4th, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Perhaps, not, but he has been a pragmatist, and has tried to push things to the right. You can only do so much of that in a state like Massachusetts. I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and see how he works with a Republican Congress, but you and your flock apparently can’t wait until then to make like Eeyore in the swamp.

  15. GAHCindy
    September 4th, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Now who’s reading minds?

  16. Bob Belvedere
    September 4th, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    That’s the way of the world.

    Anything else is Leftist-influenced thinking.

  17. GAHCindy
    September 4th, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    The way of the world OR leftist thinking. No alternatives?

  18. Bob Belvedere
    September 4th, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    There’s Utopian thinking and there’s Reality – one is pristine and the other is messy.

  19. Wombat_socho
    September 4th, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    All I know is what I read in the comments.

  20. doomdforev
    September 4th, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Membe, membe not. Still a little sore about it. But, fine. Gotta concede to the owners, just didn’t know that is what I was doing. *concede* *grumbles* *chuckles… a bit*