Brandon Howell
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In a story not filed with The Onion, Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC is defending fellow Democrats up for election in 2014 by, wait for it, bashing Obamacare.

That’s right. The same big government set that promised they’d run on the unpopular law and “stand tall” in its electoral headlights are now railing on the law for political survival.

Were it not so ridiculous, it’d be funny.

Their latest crock of an ad seeks to defend Rep. Joe Garcia in Florida. “He took the White House to task for the disastrous healthcare website,” it says in part.

Of course, he was also filmed applauding President Obama’s defense of the law in last month’s State of the Union and refuses to support efforts at repeal, but that’s here nor there.

For House Majority PAC, it’s the second such effort since the start of 2014. A similar ad was recently put up in support of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona. It features a similar refrain, saying the congresswoman “blew the whistle on the disastrous healthcare website” she voted in favor of and has since bucked repealing.

That was one was ridiculed by fact checkers and the Arizona Republic, with the word “dubious” making an appearance. Another assessment simply read “Whistle-blower? Not so much.”

The Miami Herald’s coverage of the Garcia ad brandished a headline reading “Dems House Majority PAC bashes Republicans? Nah. Obamacare, White House.”

If the problems confronting Democrats in 2014 weren’t clear before, they definitely should be now.

Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz has promised their candidates would be proudly running on Obamacare in 2014, as have many other top leaders in the party. As I mentioned, Pelosi promised to walk tall on the law.

Yet here we are. In February, just under nine months before the election. And Pelosi’s own Super PAC is bashing the law she championed in the pursuit of her wielding the speaker’s gavel again.

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Brandon Howell

Brandon Howell serves as an account director at Hynes Communications and is a contributor to the Peach State political blog Georgia Tipsheet.