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"And the award goes to … " features Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusLawmakers: Leave advertising tax break alone GOP: FBI firing won't slow agenda White House tax-reform push is ‘game changer,’ says ex-chairman MORE (D-Mont.), and targets by name Reps. John BarrowJohn BarrowOur democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech MORE (D-Ga.) and Nick RahallNick RahallWest Virginia is no longer Clinton country Solution needed: Rail congestion is stifling economic growth Lobbying World MORE (D-W.Va.).

In it, Pelosi receives the award for "most in denial," and she says in a clip that "It's almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem."

Baucus is awarded "most honest about Obama's sequester," and a clip of him saying "The White House recommended it, frankly," plays.

And "for creating the sequester, the award for worst idea goes to President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaU.S. war ship nears Chinese island in first navigation challenge under Trump: report Vicente Fox to Trump: You’re president for ‘the wrong reason’ Mnuchin asks Congress for clean debt hike before August MORE himself. And for their award-winning roles in Obama’s sequester: John Barrow, Nick Rahall, and other liberal Democrats," a voiceover says. The ad calls for viewers to "help fight the Obama sequester" and visit the NRCC's website.

The ad is a riff off of Sunday night's Academy Awards, at which first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMake national service a priority Trump gets royal welcome during 'tremendous' Saudi Arabia visit Melania and Ivanka Trump choose not to wear headscarves on Saudi trip MORE presented the award for Best Picture.

And it drives the message, promoted by Republicans, that the looming automatic across-the-board cuts known as sequestration were Obama's idea, and thus any negative ramifications are Obama's fault.

It's unclear how much the NRCC is putting behind the online ad.


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