Dem Super PAC Hits Boehner For ‘Temper Tantrum That Caused A Shutdown’

October 4, 2013

The pro-Democrat House Majority PAC released a new television ad Friday hitting House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for “throwing a temper tantrum that caused a shutdown of the federal government.”

The ad features a baby crying with a voiceover saying “Speaker John Boehner didn’t get his way on shutting down healthcare reform. So he shut down the government and hurt the economy.”

The ad is set to air during the Cincinnati Bengals-Patriots football game on Sunday. Boehner’s home district is near Cincinnati.

It’s a meme Democrats have tried to make stick since the shutdown happened. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) earlier in the week compared Republicans’ demand to pass their favored continuing resolution proposal to one of her sons demanding candy for breakfast.

“It’s really a tantrum, a Tea Party tantrum, ‘you either give me my way or we’re going to shut down government,” Gillibrand said on MSNBC.