April 21st, 2009
06:30 AM ET
5 years ago

New Democratic video hits GOP leaders

The DNC is out with a Web video hitting GOP leaders.
The DNC is out with a Web video hitting GOP leaders.

(CNN) – National Democrats will release a new Web video Tuesday criticizing two House Republican leaders who have disparaged President Obama’s budget plan.

The Democratic National Committee accuses House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, of being hypocrites for voting for former President Bush’s budgets, but now publicly opposing Obama’s proposal.

“Over eight years, Republicans nearly doubled the national debt,” reads text that flashes across the screen of the 30-second video. “John Boehner and Eric Cantor were with Bush every step of the way. Now, Washington Republicans want you to forget what they did.”

The video – "Party Of Hypocrites" – uses short sound bites from Boehner and Cantor knocking the Democratic president’s budget and then notes that Boehner voted for nearly $10 trillion in budget spending, and Cantor supported slightly more than $12 trillion during the Bush years.

Update:

House Minority Leader John Boehner's spokeswoman and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor's spokesman respond to the DNC video.

"We missed the part of the video where they defend the President’s massive, fiscally-irresponsible budget that will double the debt in five years and triple it in 10. When the President’s Budget Director concedes they are raising the deficit to unsustainable levels, I guess they have to blame everyone else."

– Antonia Ferrier, spokeswoman for House Minority Leader John Boehner

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"As we close in on President Obama's first 100 days, I would ask Virginia's Governor Tim Kaine if his partisan attack ads and disinformation campaigns are a calculated rejection of the President's attempts to change Washington.”

– Brad Dayspring, spokesman for House Minority Whip Eric Cantor


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soundoff (191 Responses)
  1. Fitz in Texas

    Just another report on how it's everyone fault but the Democrats. Actually, BOTH parties are a..."Party Of Hypocrites"

    April 21, 2009 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  2. Stephen in Bedford, TX

    The republicans opposition to everything that President Obama does has become such a pavlovian response that it is my guage as to how well the president is doing.
    What's interesting is the republican's reaction to President Obama's efforts to improve our damaged relationship with the rest of the world. Has anyone ever heard a republican say they wanted to improve our image globally?

    April 21, 2009 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  3. Enlightened Voter

    The rethugs gave gwb a blank check to do whatever he wants which included invading Iraq and then rebuilding Iraq. Now that President Obama wants to rebuild AMERICA they oppose him and become fiscally conservative all of a sudden. Go figure the ironey in that.

    April 21, 2009 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  4. Cindy PA

    Videos are not what we need but its all the Democratic Party can come up with in this bleak moment in our history.

    The Republican members in Congress should not agree with this president, don’t trust this president, should not vote for policies from this community organizer / social worker elected non American president. This incompetent morons and his tax cheating staff plans leads to 20+ percent unemployment, 20+ percent interest rates on mortgages, 0 percent on earnings. We have the Democratic Party in Congress driving this nation into bankruptcy.

    April 21, 2009 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  5. Mark

    So this is an excuse for Pelosi/Obama to have a 3 trillion dollar deficit? You voting sheep just destroyed the country

    April 21, 2009 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  6. joe Collina

    Go away Mr. Chaney. Chavez walked over to Obama – not vice versa. How would it look to the rest of the world if Obama had refused to shake the man's hand? Well, it would look rude – like you.

    April 21, 2009 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  7. Michael I Hastings Minnesota

    I can actually see there point and might actually agree with them if it wasn't for being a bunch of whiney hypocrits

    If your a fiscal conservitive – then your a fiscal conservitive NO MATTER who is in office – they rubber stamped Bush and accused any one of NOT supporting Bush 100% of the time of being Un patriotic and a terrorist loving commie – Hey GOP – - Practice what you preach and people might take you seriously

    April 21, 2009 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  8. Mel of Alexandria

    That is the way to go Democrats. The Republicans have thrown down the gauntlet. They read bipartisan overtures as weakness. They know only two modes of operation When they form the Government, they act in a totalitarian manner, and when they are the opposition, they work to regain the power. We must leave the door open for bipartisan effort, because that is in the best interest of the Nation, but keep the gloves on, at least on one hand. Never lower that glove. Keep it high for defense, but also for offense when necessary.
    They have been sparing for a fight from day one, it is time to let them have it. We must place back on the table the option to prosecute all those who broke the law. We need a Special Prosecutor, and turn him loose in the way that they used Kenneth Star.

    April 21, 2009 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  9. Ron in Wisconsin Dells WI

    These two republicans are part of a cancer that has spread in goverment and have to be the worst representitives of the american people I have seen in my time.If we want to know whats wrong with goverment all we have to do is look at these two bimbos and that will tell you ,But dont think for a second that they are the only ones.As they and there party try to destroy America every which way they can,

    April 21, 2009 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  10. papamonkey

    That's right...criticize the current administration, and get publicly blasted for having a different view. Soon...the thought police....

    April 21, 2009 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  11. Loose Moose

    Oh boy! A remake of "Rocky" and "Bullwinkle" and Minnestoa's Michele Bachman plays "Natsha".

    April 21, 2009 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  12. John

    Also Kit Bond who voted against Stimulus money and now braggs on
    his website he got money for the state of Missouri.

    April 21, 2009 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  13. PK California

    Cheney and Bush had their time! He and others in that administration are being brought out from under their rocks to give negative opionions on every move Obama makes. Never have I seen the news media take such action to bring down the president. Night after night, they spew hate and negativity on his every move. They are virtually inciting riots using people who have no idea what they're protesting!!!! I'm sure they expect Cheney to defend himself and the people who created this mess, and turn things around to somehow make Obama the bad guy!. Cheney hasn'r got an appologetic bone in his body! I have no interest in hearing anything he or the rest have to say. They dug this hole and Obama is spending every minute trying to fill it up. I don't want to hear anything he has to say EVER AGAIN!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  14. End Of An Error

    I don't know what's wrong with the GOP these days. They seem totally disconnected from reality. They and their "presidenter" put us in this situation by gutting the treasury for the Iraq war while simultaneously cutting taxes on the rich – a classic example of burning the candle at both ends.

    Now they whine about someone trying to fix the mess they left for this country?

    Personally, I think Obama shouldn't let Bush, Cheney, Rove, Gonzales, or the rest off the hook and should pursue criminal charges for what they did to this country. Republicans sure seem to want that too because by continually trying to blame Obama, they may make it necessary to out the former GOP leadership for what they are and what they did.

    April 21, 2009 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  15. jaye

    The republicans are a party of Hypocrits, Obstructionist, and have become anti-American.
    They want our president to fail and will stop at nothing to make it happen.
    They shame our country.

    April 21, 2009 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  16. eddie

    with all the democrats and republican ear-marks or pork in the budget it is a shame for either party to vote this budget in. Then how many million for National Charity??? Yet the people work for free....to many high schools make the children work for charity to graduate, which is wrong and the children are being taken advantage of. As for national debt, Obama is no better the Bush. Obama release of memos is also wrong and sending a message to the terrorist he is on the side. NEITHER party is better than the other.

    April 21, 2009 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  17. yen

    I just want to ask the the leading members of the GOP who are making a lot of noise about and too much money to spend etc, etc., in a way they are right, because they have already spent it all while they were with Mr. Bush. But what is to be done now? just cross your arms and wait for something to happen by itself? At least Eric Cantor and John Boehner should have the wisdom to keep quiet.

    April 21, 2009 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  18. Sumar

    these are the men that want the President to FAIL.......these are the men that are tied to the apron strings of the far right consevative religious groups, these are the men of NO......these men are losers

    April 21, 2009 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  19. Gerald Rittersdorf

    The Republicans really hate success. President Obama is demonstrating leadership nationally and internationally. He has offered to work the the GOP on legislation and budget development. He has been well received around the world. But the PARTY OF "NO" continues to keep up their mean spirited attacks. The GOP would have us believe that they are concerned about the USA when it is just a very narrow "me" that is the issue. KNOW THIS REPUBLICANS--–IT WILL NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is why we elected Barak Obama. Americans are sick and tired of being lied to and now many of us have no jobs, are loosing our homes and retirement. All thanks to you the the bush years. Please just SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  20. Cleaning up after W

    Simple, direct, and 100% true.

    April 21, 2009 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  21. Scooter

    They are both the parties of Hypocrites.

    April 21, 2009 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  22. republicans hate america

    nice one democrats stay on the offense and dont relent on the rush limbaugh party kick them even when they are on the floor.

    April 21, 2009 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  23. Sam Sixpack

    Endlessly blaming the GOP proves you have nothing to offer.

    April 21, 2009 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  24. Steve, Columbia SC

    So, now the republicans have doubled the debt, the democrats, not wanting to be outdone, want to triple or quadruple it...............

    April 21, 2009 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  25. Tony G.

    Good! They need to point that out to everyone because it seems like Americans are forgetting where this debt came from....ehem...TEAPARTIERS.

    April 21, 2009 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
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