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"And the award goes to … " features Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben Baucus2020 Dems pose a big dilemma for Schumer Steady American leadership is key to success with China and Korea Orrin Hatch, ‘a tough old bird,’ got a lot done in the Senate MORE (D-Mont.), and targets by name Reps. John BarrowJohn Jenkins 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 Joe RahallWe shouldn't allow politics to impede disaster relief Break the cycle of partisanship with infant, child health care programs Clinton mulls role in 2018 midterms 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 Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia 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 LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama celebrates success of ‘Black Panther’ How textbooks shape teachers — not just their students Michelle Obama dedicates Valentine's Day playlist to Barack Obama 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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