War of Partisan Words Ramps Up For Election Season
A conservative group and "dozens of Democrats" are adjusting their messages for the midterm election.
The Washington Post’s The Fact Checker: A Hard-Hitting Anti-Obamacare Ad Makes A Claim That Doesn’t Add Up
“I was diagnosed with leukemia. ... Congressman Peters, your decision to vote Obamacare jeopardized my health.” Michigan resident Julia Boonstra, in a new ad sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, attacking Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), a candidate for the Senate. This emotional and gut-wrenching attack ad should be every Democrat’s worst nightmare ... But do the facts match the emotions? ... We will initially set this rating at Two Pinocchios, and will update if we get more information (Kessler, 2/20).
McClatchy: With Voters Still Skeptical, Dozens Of Democrats Inch Away From Obamacare
Mark Kentley is the kind of voter who will help decide the short-term political verdict on the new health care law known as Obamacare. A 27-year-old who studies business administration while working at the College of the Desert, he’s swung back and forth between the Democrats and the Republicans in the last two presidential elections. Now, he sits right in the middle of one of the most contested seats for the House of Representatives, and his dislike of the law will be a major factor in deciding who gets his vote this fall. He resents that the government is forcing him to buy health insurance he doesn’t want (Kumar, 2/20).