Ad campaign blisters Jeff Flake
The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is running a series of 60-second ads criticizing Republican lawmakers who oppose using the appropriations process to cut funding for Obamacare. The group, which supported Jeff Flake’s 2012 U.S. Senate bid, has got him in its sights as it runs two ads eviscerating Arizona‘s craven junior senator.
This change of heart is not insignificant. The SCF was Flake’s ardent devotee, inexplicably sending him a huge bundle of cash to assist him in defeating businessman Wil Cardon, an actual conservative.
“Republicans in Congress can stop ObamaCare by simply refusing to fund it, but Senator Jeff Flake is nowhere to be found,” the narrator says in one of two hard-hitting ads. “Jeff Flake won’t stand up to President Obama and join conservatives in pledging to oppose funding for the implementation of Obamacare.”
An ad titled, “Whatever,” (click link) likens Flake to John McCain in a scathingly unflattering comparison. The new radio ad includes Flake’s dismissive “Oh, whatever” response, which he posted on Twitter. The narrator says, “Jeff Flake used to be one of us but now he’s become one of them. “Oh, whatever? That’s something we expect John McCain to say.”
Another is “Nowhere,” detailing Flake’s refusal to sign the letter circulated by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) pledging to oppose all funding for Obamacare in the upcoming FY 2014 continuing resolution.
Flake claims he opposes Obamacare but refuses to sign the pledge to reject any spending bills that fund the law. Go to Don’t Fund It for more information.