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Mark Neumann Takes Aim at Obamacare in New Campaign Ad

Former congressman criticizes President Barack Obama for abortion coverage in Affordable Care Act.

Taking aim at the and President Barack Obama, former Congressman Mark Neumann unveiled a new ad as he seeks the Republican vote for the U.S. Senate seat in the Aug. 14 election.

“I think that conservatives around the state of Wisconsin,” Neumann said late Tuesday morning in Waukesha. “I think they were deeply troubled by the It is obvious it is one of the biggest tax increases in the history of our country.”

Neumann said his ad was released to set himself out as a conservative candidate in the race. However, a new poll released Tuesday suggests that Neumann has a lot to overcome if he wants the Republican seat. The Public Policy Polling shows that businessman has taken the lead in the race over former. Neumann, however, only has 15 percentage points in the poll. is last with only 9 percentage points.

The four Republicans are seeking the seat being vacated by retiring D-Milwaukee.is running as a Democrat in the Senate race.

Hovde’s campaign apparently doesn’t feel Neumann is a threat either, saying Tuesday that “this is a two-man race.”

“The Thompson campaign will have no choice but to continue launching negative and misleading attacks against Eric while they desperately try to cover up his support for ObamaCare and paint the former governor as a conservative,” said Joe Fadness, Hovde’s campaign manager.

Neumann used the recent Supreme Court decision in his ad as he criticized Obama’s health care law for “attacking religious freedoms.”

“That is very troublesome when they are in direct violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution,” Neumann said. “They are requiring our religious institutions to provide abortion-causing drugs to dispense from their hospitals and include them in their insurance policies.

“That is one step beyond bankruptcy – I mean we have all watched Barack Obama take us down the path of bankruptcy and that has to be stopped. This is the next step beyond that that he is now right in the face of our constitution, the First Amendment. It is a direct violation.”

Instead of Obama’s health care law, Neumann said he would work to reduce $1.4 trillion in government spending and repeal the health care law. In its place, he would like to see:

  • Limits to malpractice lawsuits
  • Expansion of health savings accounts as a form of insurance
  • Insurance competition across state boundaries
James R Hoffa July 12, 2012 at 06:39 PM
@morninmist - So then, what you're saying is that several Democrats are getting stupid and falling asleep? http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/politically-vulnerable-democrats-plan-back-obamacare-repeal-191746511.html BTW - The poll results show that over half of Americans still don't like Obamacare and/or are indifferent to it. Those who like Obamacare are still in the minority. A very inconclusive poll to say the least, but apparently, that's what you libs like to celebrate!
morninmist July 12, 2012 at 06:56 PM
@Hoff Those are your words not mine. I did not say stupid and you are stupid for saying I did. The ACA likability is trending upward, no matter how you smudge the numbers. "The Affordable Care Act, according to a Washington Post/ABC News survey, is now backed by 47 percent of Americans, up from 39 percent in April 2012. Opposition to the law in the wake of the Supreme Court decision upholding it is also down, from 53 to 47 percent. The topline conclusion The Post put out is that opinion on the law remains deadlocked, which is very much the case. But another way of looking at it is that support or opposition to the law is increasingly partisan, which is what pretty much every survey shows, including the Post one. People forget that for a long time part of the law's broad unpopularity came from Democratic dissatisfaction with it. But "the legislation is now viewed less negatively than it was before the [Supreme Court] ruling," according to The Post. And while the poll doesn't say who changed their views, it stands to reason Democratic unhappiness with the bill is more likely to have softened than GOP objections since it was upheld. "
Bernard Forand July 13, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Hoffa is what occurs when one is Tea intoxicated and is bitten by a rabid Fox., Note; the ever increasing inability of independent responsible replies and his duel personifications. Both of which manifest the same hypocrite with aristocratic tendencies. Same aristocratic mentality that in 1776 we declared our Independence, from such creatures. Now he remains lecturing us on his American ways. Hoffa, Say high to James for me. Give him my best.. As for Jay almost forgot on that thread you provided for Mass. Health Care that explains the surge in detail. One more thing you may want to check out, @pbs.org. They recently did an evaluation on the Mass. H.C. Interviews with Nurses, Doctors, ER’s, Small Businesses, and so on. Note my original statement remains. Mass. H.C. had a 6% rise in Health Care cost as the Nation had a 7% increase. Mass. H.C. is going down as we are going up please.
Bernard Forand July 13, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Jamie Boy; Once again spewing, vomiting your worthless propaganda. Polls show increasing support for Obamacare. Those that oppose it are being publicly BOOOOED. Example; Mitt Romney.. LOL could it be we are observing a trickle down scenario of intelligence? LOL be patient Hoffa it may yet come to you… Suggest you stray out into the world and leave your FOX den behind.
Bernard Forand July 13, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Cow boy and his dung; Where have you been. Mass.H.C. has risen by 6% as the Nations H.C. is rising at 7% your point of looking at Mass. IS???

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