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'tFundObamacare.com and sign the online petition urging Richard Burr to smarten up and oppose funding for Obamacare.
"Again, that’s Don’tFundObamacare.com.
"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.