The ad features clips of Republican lawmakers downplaying the effects of the shutdown as a narrator calls it "irresponsible," "reckless" and "destructive."
"The government shutdown is hurting veterans, seniors and our kids. Now Tea Party Republicans are threatening an economic shutdown — refusing to pay our nation's bills, endangering American jobs," a narrator says.
The ad closes with a shot of House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerHouse GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief fears sequestration's return MORE (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorJohn Feehery: GOP: Listen to Reince The Trail 2016: Dems struggle for unity Overnight Regulation: Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting challenge MORE (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the narrator implores: "Tell them to stand up to the Tea Party. Enough already."
It's the first on-air foray into the shutdown fight from President Obama's advocacy arm, and it comes as a series of polls have shown Republicans taking blame for the shutdown as it stretches into its second week.
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