The RNC Mocks Democrats By Inviting Them To A “We’re Running On ObamaCare” Press Conference

by John Hawkins | November 21, 2013 4:12 am

The Republican Party hasn’t exactly been tearing it up on the public relations front lately, but this is BRILLIANT.


WASHINGTON — Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has invited Democrats running for the Senate in 2014, along with a number of Democrats running for reelection to the House, to participate in a “We’re Running On ObamaCare” press conference on Thursday.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) says they are “eager and proud to run on ObamaCare,” and Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will “stand tall” on ObamaCare. Because Republicans also look forward to making the 2014 election about ObamaCare, the RNC has offered to give individual candidates a platform to speak for themselves and voice their support for the unpopular law.

They will also have the opportunity to take a picture in front of a banner reading “Eager and Proud to Run on ObamaCare in 2014,” which the RNC will be happy to post online and use in advertisements.

The RNC has also purchased web domain names for each Democrat ( for example) and will donate them to the campaigns of candidates in attendance so they can publicly “stand tall” on the law a majority of Americans oppose.

Details of the press conference are as follows:

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Sen. Mark Begich (D- AK)*
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)*
Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)*
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)*
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)*
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) *
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)*
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)*
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)*
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) *
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)*
Rep. Ron Barber (AZ-02)*
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)*
Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07)*
Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36)*
Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52)*
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-05)*
Rep. Patrick Murphy (FL-18)*
Rep. Joe Garcia (FL-26)*
Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10)*
Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11)*
Rep. Bill Enyart (IL-12)*
Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17)*
Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01)*
Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-02)*
Rep. John Tierney (MA-06)*
Rep. Gary Peters (MI-14)*
Rep. Tim Walz (MN-01)*
Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-07)*
Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-08)*
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) *
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) *
Rep. Tim Bishop (NY-01)*
Rep. Steve Israel (NY-03)*
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)*
Rep. Bill Owens (NY-21)*
Rep. Dan Maffei (NY-24)*
Rep. Pete Gallego (TX-23)*
Rep. Jim Matheson (UT-04)*
Rep. Nick Rahall (WV-03)*

*Invited guests

Not only is this an attention getter, announcing that the GOP is going to run on Obamacare pumps up the base, helps shape the media narrative, may grab a few headlines and ramps up the political pressure on Democrats to attack the law. That’s why it’s a smart move all the way around.

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