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Senate Conservatives Fund targets Richard Burr in new radio ad

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr's remarks calling a government shutdown to block Obamacare "he dumbest idea he's ever heard" are being used against him in a new radio ad.

"What's dumb is for Richard Burr to vote to fund a government program like Obamacare that will do so much harm to North Carolina families," the script for the ad says.

The minute-long spot is designed to send "Burr a message." It is paid for by the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political advocacy group that aims to elect conservative U.S. Senate candidates.

The group's latest campaign is pushing for drastic action to block the federal health care law. According to a statement, the Senate Conservatives Fund says it will air the ad across the state for two weeks starting Wednesday. The cost of the ad buy is not disclosed, making it difficult to gauge how many people will hear it. Read the full script below:

"Republicans in Congress can stop Obamacare by refusing to fund it, but Senator Richard Burr says that's “the dumbest idea he's ever heard."


"What's dumb is for Richard Burr to vote to fund a government program like Obamacare that will do so much harm to North Carolina families.

"Obamacare is unaffordable, unworkable and it’s unfair.

"Many could lose their doctors. 

"Others may be forced to pay higher premiums.

"Obamacare is a job killer, yet Richard Burr refuses to do what it takes to stop funding for this liberal train wreck.

"Please visit Don' and sign the online petition urging Richard Burr to smarten up and oppose funding for Obamacare.

"Again, that’s Don’

"This could be our last chance to stop Obamacare, and it’s time for Richard Burr to start listening to us, not his friends in Washington.

"Send Richard Burr a message.


"Paid for by Senate Conservatives Fund and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. 



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Shut down the US Government why?

If the US Government is shut down, Social Security checks will not be sent out. Federal employees will not be at work. Everything stops that is funded by the US government.

If Obamacare is stopped, people with pre-existing conditions cannot get health insurance, young adults will be dropped from their parents' health plans. Affordable care will never be offered to working families through exchanges.

What was dumb was the NC General Assembly denying Medicaid to 500,000 NC citizens that would have cost NC taxpayers nothing at all.

This talk of defunding Obamacare by eliminating the entire US Government is the dumbest idea of all time. -heather stewart

Dumb, dumber and Dumb/Burr

Richard Burr brought the 'dumb' into the Obamacare debate. Now he has to live with the consequences. The only thing dumber than telling uninsured Americans they don't need Obamacare is to tell them to stop funding it. Burr's problem: his supporters are just dumb enough to fall for this Tea Party attack on the sick, the poor and the needy -- by failing to back funding for Obamacare. Now, Burr is hoist on his on petard, the dumbness of those dumb enough to elect him. That is why, there is Dumb, Dumber and Dumb/Burr.

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