"And the award goes to … " features Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusFive reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through Business groups express support for Branstad nomination The mysterious sealed opioid report fuels speculation MORE (D-Mont.), and targets by name Reps. John BarrowJohn BarrowDem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech The best and the worst of the midterms 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 ObamaTom Perez embodies the Democratic Party. This is why he should lead it. Ex-Bush spokesman: 'Media should calm down' on limited WH briefing South Sudan: Another African tragedy 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 ObamaWhy cutting back ‘free’ school lunches would be a favor to families Instagram taps former Michelle Obama, Clinton aide to lead communications Americans should get used to pop culture blending with politics 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.
Watch the ad: