Depending on where you live, you also might have been confused by some odd advertisements thanking Republican lawmakers for repealing the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. That, of course, did not happen. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill Friday after it became clear it lacked sufficient support.
Nonetheless, the advertisements ran. Deadspin was first to point them out. Here’s one featuring California congressman David Valadao:
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 25, 2017
Per Deadspin, a similar commercial featuring Virginia congresswoman Barbara Comstock ran on local television during the Brooklyn Nets-Washington Wizards game. Ironically, Comstock was one of several lawmakers representing Virginia who ultimately opposed the bill.
The following commercials, featuring Iowa’s David Young and Texas’ Will Hurd, also ran:
The ads were paid for by the American Action Network PAC. They ran on other channels as well, not just during sporting events.
Some Twitter users had apt GIF metaphors for the premature advertisements:
— a "bad" dude (@G_Faylor) March 25, 2017
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