Mary Landreiu is inextricably tied to the passage of Obamacare. The most recent Louisiana Purchase was not about land, it was about securing Landreiu’s vote. She also voted against fixes proposed by Republicans to prevent people from losing their plans.

The problem for Landrieu and all other Democrats up for reelection in 2014 is that the Obamacare rollout has been a disaster, and not just as to the website.

Landrieu is getting hammered by ads throwing her own words back at her:

Landreiu’s apparent strategy is to try to thread a needle.

Landrieu’s first ad of the political season is damage control, an attempt to isolate the loss of plans and shift the blame to someone else, namely Obama (via Politico, h/t Townhall):

Expect this to be the new Democratic incumbent tactic.

(Featured image source: 2009 Vote for Obamacare)