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This is a frame from a television commercial Minnesota Republicans are running urging Democratic U.S. Reps. Tim Walz and Collin Peterson to vote against House health care plans. The spot is a take-off on a feel-good prescription drug commercial. From GOP commercial/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

'Reforma' not a GOP cure

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ST. PAUL - With light music and a soothing voice in the background, a content couple leaps into the air and another happy couple sits in a meadow amid wildflowers.


To any television viewer, it appears to be a commercial for the latest wonder drug, available only by prescription. But upon closer examination, this "Reforma" being promoted is President Barack Obama's health-care reform plan and the script is a biting criticism of it.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.