OFA Ad Attacks ‘Irresponsible’ House GOP For Shutdown (VIDEO)

“Organizing for Action,” the nonprofit born out of President Obama’s former campaign arm, released a television advertisement Monday that criticizes House Republicans for their role in causing the first government shutdown since 1996.

The ad uses several video clips of tea party Republicans like Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) ignoring the severity of the shutdown.

“Tell them to stand up to the Tea Party,” the ad’s narrator says as a photo of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) flashes on screen. “Enough already.”

According to NBC News, the ad will air nationally on cable news.



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