aside How Big Monies Is Strong Arming Recalcitrant Republicans Who Oppose Trumpcare

Image result for images of senator dean hellerThe big monied backed Pro-Trump PACs went into action with negative TV Ads to pressure the republican Senator from Neveda, Dean Heller as soon as he announced on 6/23/17, that he could not back the Senate’s version of Trumpcare.

This is a perfect case study in how the billionaire folks like the Koch brothers, the Mercers and others exert undue influence over the republican legislators to where they are put at risk if they put the well being and needs of their constituents first before their’s.

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Trump Advisers Start ‘America First Policies’ Nonprofit

As per the 6/24/17 Washington Post article by David Weigle, “(Senator Dean) Heller, the only Senate Republican facing a 2018 reelection bid in a state won by Hillary Clinton last year, announced on Friday (6/23/17) that he could not back a bill “that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans.”

“America First Policies, one of several groups set up to back the president since his election, announced Friday that it would launch digital and TV ads asking Heller to change his stance. It summed up the message in a tweet: “Why did Sen. Dean Heller lie to voters about Repeal and Replace? He’s now with Nancy Pelosi.”

Why did @SenDeanHeller lie to voters about ? He’s now with @NancyPelosi. NOT GOOD!

This is a perfect case study in how the billionaire folks like the Koch brothers, the Mercers and others exert undue influence over the republican legislators to where they are put at risk if they put the well being and needs of their constituents first before their’s.

Image result for photos of america first policiesHere is the rest of the story…

On June 27, 2017, Alex Isenstadt of Politico penned the following report, Pro-Trump group launches TV, radio ads against Heller over health bill.

“A pro-Trump outside group is stepping up its attacks on GOP Sen. Dean Heller over his opposition to the Obamacare repeal plan — a stunning act of retribution against a politically vulnerable member of the president’s own party.”

“America First Policies, a White House-sanctioned political organization, is launching a $1 million TV and radio ad campaign on Tuesday (6/27/17) savaging Heller, the most vulnerable Republican facing re-election in 2018, for his planned ‘No’ vote. It’s an offensive designed to send a loud message to those who refuse to align themselves with President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda.”Image may contain: one or more people and text

“[N]ow with strong leadership and a chance to repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered care that protects American families, Sen. Dean Heller is saying ‘No.’ Call Sen. Heller, tell him America needs him to keep his promise: Vote ‘yes’ to repeal and replace Obamacare,” says the 30-second TV ad, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO.”

“The group’s one-minute radio ads go further.”

“[N]ow with the leadership of President Trump, we have a real chance to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered care that protects American families and provides health care stability,” it says. “But Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is saying ‘No.’ ‘No’ to tax cuts to help small business, ‘No’ to ending Obamacare penalties, and ‘No’ to families who can’t afford to see the doctor of their choice.”

Related image“It concludes darkly: “Call Sen. Heller and tell him to keep his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare — before it’s too late.”

“It’s the latest step in a multi-pronged offensive targeting Heller over his opposition to the beleaguered health care bill. Over the weekend, America First Policies launched an aggressive digital campaign deriding the senator as a liar, labeling his behavior “unacceptable,” and even likening him to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a reviled figure in conservative circles.”

“Senior Republicans and allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who are deeply worried about Heller’s re-election prospects, have fumed about the ad campaign, describing it as unhelpful to the party’s midterm hopes.”

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SENATOR DEAN HELLER

“Since the anti-Heller campaign was announced on Friday, McConnell allies have reached out to the group to express their displeasure. Yet it has not kept America First Policies, which is staffed by a number of Trump’s top campaign aides, from proceeding with the barrage.”

I for one am sending a personal thank you note to Senator Dean Heller:

Offices – Contact – United States Senator Dean Hellerhttps://www.heller.senate.gov/

Bruce Thompson Federal Building 400 S. Virginia Street, Suite 738. Reno, NV 89501. Phone: 775-686-5770. 

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13 comments

    • Dear Nan Mykel,

      What a billion dollars can’t do? Hopefully, it can’t buy the passage of the republican Trumpcare bill. Thanks a million times over for your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Rob,

      I have decided to send all the republican senators who stated for the record that they were voting against bill. a thank you letter for taking a stand.

      This case just drove home the point that big monies are playing too big a role in today’s politics and the policies they write.

      Thanks a million for your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

        • Dear Rob,

          I always have a pile of nice stationary with envelops, already stamped just for this reason. For complaint letters, I don’t use the posh cards.

          The Supreme Court really harmed the power of American voters with its “citizens united” decision.

          Hugs, Gronda

        • Yes, it did. But we have more than one self inflicted wound.

          It is now obvious that corporations must be regulated is they are to function as good citizens.

          It’s not by accident that we thrived as a people when we used the government to promote class mobility.

    • Dear Suzanne,

      These billionaires are used to getting their way. But there are limits. They could not make the Senate pass a bill that was patently harmful to their constituents.

      Thanks a million for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

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