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. Francine

    the republicans make me forget , WE ARE ALL AMERICAN FIRST.

    i'M SO SICK of all this "getting back so we look good'
    DON'T they know we want to hear about making th U.S.A.
    a better and stronger place to live.

    let's get IND. people in office so they will think only about
    what is good for all people here in the U.S.A.

    April 21, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  2. barbaracampbell

    Republican politicians have zero credibility. All they have left are lies and criticism. They wrecked America's economy, foreign relations, security, and so divided the country politically that even family members can't have rational conversations about important issues. They represent the superrich and profit-driven corporations, while dispensing propaganda claiming they're helping average Americans.

    The majority of Americans have seen through it and elected President Obama in response.

    The neocons can either recreate a viable party that works in a bipartisan manner to help America solve its problems, or they can go down in infamy, spewing venom every step of the way.

    For moderate Republicans, I say join the Democratic party (or at least become Independents) before the neocons drag you down with them.

    April 21, 2009 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  3. Byron

    Both parties should be blamed really. They take their jobs as little kids playing in kindergarden. Attacking eachother over how irresponsible the other one is, who voted for what, lie about what they other say, misinterpret (knowingly) their comments, back their own party as if there were two different nations, a nation for democrats and a nation for republicans... People, this is one nation, for all of us, and we have elected you in charge to make tough decisions and choices but not based on party lines, but based on the fact that America needs to get better. Breach that door, take down your wall. Our nation lacks leaders because of your decisions, not because you're not capable, but because you do not want to lead... We rather wait for years and years until the world seizes to exist rather than help eachother reach a common value. There will never be a majority of democrats or republicans. Our nation core is diverse so a unique party will never exist, but why can't we work together... Grow Up.

    April 21, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  4. Mike, Youngstown

    I wish the people criticizing President Obama's policies knew a thing or two about politics. First, the extreme left of the political scale is communism, not facism as so many have said. Second, much of the money being spent is in the form of loans (Banks, GM, Chrysler) and finally, every dollar in stimulus money will have been well spent if the economy recovers due to efforts of the plan. Just assuming the stimulus will fail and add to the debt doesn't make it a fact. Only time will tell if the president's plan is successful.

    April 21, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  5. S Callahan

    I'm not sure I like this...I'm from the old school where this is called bullying......don't loose the precious value of the right to disagree...that is some of the essence of our great America.

    April 21, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  6. WhoCares?

    Cantor and Boehner have been the two biggest hypocrites in Congress for a couple years now.

    How do they even live with themselves?

    April 21, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  7. Melissa

    Thats because they ARE hypocrites. And to those slamming it, its no more childish than Republicans holding tea party's for imaginary taxes.

    April 21, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  8. Jay

    Expose the G-0(0ZERO)-P hypocrites for exactly what they are. A group of bumbling, fumbling, no agenda crooks who have no plans or positive ideas about thow to get America out of the mess that they created over the last eight years.

    April 21, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Those two congressmen are the posterchildren for hypocracy.

    April 21, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  10. Claudio Basso

    When are these intellectually castrated politician going to get it right? Fighting against each other will sink this country. While debate is healthy and necessary, to get at each other throath just makes things more difficult for this poor guy who inherited a gianormous mess from Bush, Cheney the snake and their bunch of corrupted friends

    April 21, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. Jeff

    Why spend the time and money criticizing Republicans?

    They're doing a pretty good job of satirizing themselves.

    April 21, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. TTBALA

    How is it that the repubs think that the we Americans are stupid, they blame the President, but the people know that what the president is doing, is cleaning the mess that they created in the past eight years,

    April 21, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Helena

    GOP = Party of Hypocrites – I love it! What a great new slogan.

    April 21, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  14. E. Elliot

    Er, JP. Pork in the budget true, but much less than any of the recent budgets from the Chaney regime and it was inspite of Obama's wishes. And for Pheonix 86, remember we are spenfing this money to A. fix the crisis in the economy that was caused by Bush Inc. b. address long term needs of the Country that the GOP ignored in their one minded effort to redistribute the Nation's wealth upwards to their party's main money sponsors. The first half of the spending would never have been needed if the GOP had been honest or competent. Try some math on what the numbers would be then. Let's be honest, even if that queers the GOP playbook.

    April 21, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  15. Jade

    Whine, whine, whine! The Republicans will always find something to complain about. Where were they when Bush was screwing up?
    We wouldn't be in this mess. Obama is navigating us through these rough waters just fine. Sure it's tough and costly, but in the long run . . .we'll be thankful. We just have to be patient. It took more than 100 days to get us into this mess and any idiot should be able to see that. How could any fool expect us to get out in 100 days?
    Ignore the Republicans.

    April 21, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  16. Quarterback

    Let's be clear: The GOP had eight years, six of which they had complete national control. What did they do?

    Ran us into the ground. They are hypocrits.

    But for the American people we need two things:

    1. Term limits for national offices.

    2. Public financing, with spending limits, on campaigns.

    The money saved from special interests will easily pay for the campaigns. Take back America.

    Let's get together and not let politicians destroy us. Divided we fall.

    April 21, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  17. lb

    Both parties need to grow up, stop their video/ad campaigns, put the money to use in the public sector and work to correct their perceived problems. I may be a republican, don't agree with Obama's policies but I see the lack of discresion (including the ignorant rants posted here) most damaging. Everyone keeps fueling the othersides anger.

    April 21, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  18. demwit

    We're only going to be $10 trillion more in debt. What are those goofy republicans thinking??

    April 21, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  19. Embarassed American

    I see the dems are now making excuses as to why Obama is failing. They are also attempting to once again passs the blaim to the Republicans. It's never the fault of the democrats. They are just perfect scumbuckets, so they would want one to believe. Obama has not followed what his campaign message. WHy dems, are you so proud of his first 100 days? They should be his last!! Obama has turned America into the laughing stock of the World.

    April 21, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  20. August

    These two congressman are dispicable and blind. Why is it that Republicans cannot admit when they are wrong? For some reason they hold on to this archaic belief that doing so makes you appear weak. Where have they been? Stuck in time? They hold on to these other beliefs and ideology regarding the Republican party that don't fit in today's society or world. When are they going to get a clue? It's just plain sad.

    April 21, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  21. Ryan

    The GOP is so out of touch with America. They are a party on the verge of extinction.

    April 21, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  22. Jim

    Maybe BOTH parties need to stop spreading lies and start working. This country needs leaders, not name callers. Maybe it's time we throw all of these guys out of the Capitol and start a whole new Congress. Because, on both sides of the aisle, this Congress sucks.

    April 21, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  23. spend on right things

    Don't have anything to show for all the trillions of dollars that Bush and the republican congress spent. At least Obama is spending to stimulating the economy, education, energy and healthcare, all are necessary for the future of the America and these republicans want the money in their pockets and only to the few.

    April 21, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  24. John, Rochester MN

    It cracks me up how many idiots on here talk about Bush's budget not being as high as Obama's. You know, it's pretty easy to keep your budget lower when you don't put half of your spending in your budget. Like, oh, I don't know, maybe war costs? Bush didn't include the cost of the war in his budget, and still managed to hugely increase it. Also, keep in mind that while there was a deficit when he came in, the budget was actually balanced. Oh, wait, I forgot, the war is paying for itself. Never mind.

    April 21, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  25. Yolanda

    the GOP is now receiving it's KARMA....slammer!

    April 21, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
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