MoveOn for Boehner?

Liberal group appears to endorse House Republican leader -- sort of

Topics: John Boehner, R-Ohio, War Room, Healthcare Reform, MoveOn.org,

MoveOn for Boehner?House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.

Liberal group MoveOn.org isn’t really endorsing House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. The group doesn’t usually back Republicans, and it’s not exactly about to make an exception for someone like Boehner.

But in a new ad, Move On is at least mockingly pretending to endorse Boehner — on behalf of insurance companies.

“As House minority leader, and a favorite of the insurance industry, John showed the courage to stand up for the big guy,” the ad’s narrator says. The spot concludes with the narrator saying, “John Boehner: The right choice for Ohio — I mean, uh, health insurance companies.”

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This is, by the way, yet another sign of just how much populist messages are likely to dominate this election season.

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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