Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insists that Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, is working beautifully and that the negative ads slamming vulnerable Democrats are outright lies:
"Despite all that good news, there's plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they're being told all over America," said Reid.
"The leukemia patient whose insurance policy was canceled [and] could die without her medication, Mr. President, that's an ad being paid for by two billionaire brothers. It's absolutely false. Or the woman whose insurance policy went up $700 a month--ads paid for around America by the multibillionaire Koch brothers, and the ad is false.
"We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it's ruining in Republicans' stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers. But in those tales, turned out to be just that: tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements.
"Mr. President, these two brothers are trying to buy America. They not only funnel money through their Americans for Prosperity, they funnel money into all kinds of organizations to do the same thing that they're doing. They're trying to buy America. I don't believe america is for sale. We'll see, Mr. President."
It's important to ask a simple question of Sen. Reid: Where's your proof that these ads are outright lies? Can Sen. Reid prove that the AFP ads aren't happening? It's one thing to say that the Koch brothers are funding these ads. It's quite another to say that the people in those ads are lying.
This follows a pattern that Democrats are using this year. They can't run on their accomplishments because they aren't interested in pursuing a positive agenda. They know Obamacare is a political millstone around their necks. Without a positive agenda or a list of accomplishments to run on, the Democrats are reverting to a time-tested technique.
They're creating boogeymen to run against. In the Democrats' minds, everything they don't like is funded by evil billionaires, racist talk radio hosts or America-hating organizations like the TEA Party.
Here are the facts. Obamacare is hurting American families. AFP's ads are hurting vulnerable Democrats. Democrats can't win with a positive message so they're trying to create the image that Republicans hate America.