The Politics Blog at The Olympian reports that the RNC is targeting Rep. Brian Baird (WA-03) with negative ads over health care reform. And surprise, surprise, the Republican ad has false information in it.
The ad includes an obvious false claim about the extent to which Democrats have recently added to the national debt. That outstanding public debt is $11.6 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of the Public Debt — more than $10 trillion of it run up before President Obama took office. (Perhaps the RNC meant deficit, not debt.)
Yeah, right, just another innocent error from the Republicans.
Anyhow, folks should probably be calling their members of Congress to tell them we need health care reform with the public option NOW. The righties are good at working their wingnuts into a lather, so if nothing else folks in the Congressional offices could stand to hear from a wider range of citizens about how we really, really have to fix the health care system, and that inaction is not acceptable.
But I suppose if you want to have some fun while calling you can say “Hi, I’m calling about Obama’s birth certificate” and then go “just kidding!”