July 9th, 2009
11:46 AM ET
9 years ago

First on the Ticker: RNC blasts Obama's stimulus in new video

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican National Committee will unveil a new Web video Thursday critical of President Obama's plan to revive the economy.

It is the third such video released by opponents and supporters of Obama's stimulus strategy in the past 24 hours. The Democratic National Committee released a Web video criticizing House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, for recent comments he made on the plan, and House Republicans have issued their own video critical of the plan.

Full script after the jump

Time: 01:17

Voice: "Barack Obama."


Voice: "A failed stimulus plan."


Voice: "Unemployment 9.5 percent."


Voice: "What would he have done differently?"


President Obama: "There's nothing that we would have done differently."

Voice: "Nothing?"

Chyron: NOTHING?

Voice: "A failed stimulus plan."


Voice: "A budget deficit of 1.8 trillion."


Chyron: $1.8 TRILLION

President Obama: "There's nothing that we would have done differently."

Voice: "Nothing?"

Chyron: NOTHING?

Voice: "Biden says they got it wrong."


Vice President Biden: "We and everyone else misread the economy."

Voice: "Obama's response?"


President Obama: "There's nothing that we would have done differently."

Voice: "Nothing?"

Chyron: NOTHING?

Voice: "Stimulus money squandered on fraud and wasteful spending. Not on creating new jobs."


Vice President Biden: "We know some of this money is going to be wasted … People are being scammed already."


Voice: "Obama's answer?"


President Obama: "There's nothing that we would have done differently."

Voice: "Nothing?"

Chyron: NOTHING?

Voice: "Even Democrat leaders are disappointed."

House Majority Leader Hoyer: "I don't think anybody can honestly say that we are satisfied with the results so far."


Voice: "An economy in trouble. Soaring unemployment. Soaring deficits. Stimulus money misused."


Voice: "Obama's answer?"


President Obama: "There's nothing we would have done differently."


Chyron: Paid for by the Republican National Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Filed under: President Obama • RNC
soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. Bill

    Did we really think the RNC was going to praise President Obama?

    July 9, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    The RNC is always blasting or slamming anything the President does. Tell the Party of No, to come up with some NEW ideas. If all they're going to do is waste their fundraising money on attack ads, they obviously haven't learned anything from the 2008 election.

    July 9, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. Reformed Republican

    Hey rethugs! And your idea for putting the economy back on track is?
    Tax cuts for the rich and large corps don't count by the way, we already know they don't work – Just ask Bushie...

    July 9, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  4. David

    I LOVEEEE how liberals claim Republicans are all BIG COMPANY CORPORATE guys...look in the mirror at your manipulative president:

    (This article is from CNN by the way)http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/reuters/MTFH73134_2009-07-08_23-43-35_N08417012.htm

    July 9, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. Neilz

    It's all smoke and mirrors. Both parties know the stimulus plans are working exactly the wat they want them too. Their benefactors, big business, wealthy elite and international banks are getting all the stimulus they need. Meanwhile, the American public is consigned to wait for help they know is never coming. No jobs. No housing market reform or assistance. No real healthcare reform. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer and are expected to sacrifice their children to further expand the American Empire. That's their plan. It's working exactly the way they want it to work.

    July 9, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  6. AlwaysThinking

    Where's the GOP's plan? Ideas? Help for the American people?

    Tax cuts for the wealthy don't work. Tinkle-down, voodoo economics don't work. The market does not correct itself. People are weary of hate- and fear-mongering. Dividing the American public doesn't help either.

    Complaining is all the GOP has, because their policies were tried and failed. End of story.

    July 9, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  7. girlymen love the GOP

    I think the antichrist will come from the republican party soon.

    July 9, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  8. David

    All of these "stimulus" deals are garbage that are aimed to redistribute wealth into the international bankers and corporate shysters coffers. We have been robbed blind and we sit on our hands.

    July 9, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  9. MatthewDetroit

    I Love that the crazy Dems are talking another Stimulus Plan.
    They lied and said unemployment would not go above 8.
    Now Barack wants to spend more.

    Socialist, YES.
    He is now going to Tax the "rich" even more to pay for healthcare.
    He cant afford it and neither can we.
    Robbing from the rich to give to the poor is a crock.
    Stop killing business.
    He is just a thief and a socialist.
    That is why HE "Barack" was the FIRST to speak out about the overthrow of the Socialist leader in Hondurus. He beat Chavez and Castro to the punch.
    He likes the idea of changing the constitution for his benefit.
    I voted against him, BUT I KNOW a lot of people that voted for OBAMA and thought he would govern from the center NOT RULE from the Left.
    HE LIED.

    July 9, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. david

    everyone seems to have criticism readily available but no one has a solution, a well thought out and planned solution, to the nation's economic problems. no one should be listened to when criticizing unless they have, can present a solution. not a fan of obama but he is trying to do something. if anyone has a solution, then call a press conference and present it to the nation. like, NOW.

    July 9, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. beth

    Everyday it's the GOP blasting something....exactly what are their brilliant ideas for fixing the economy?

    July 9, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  12. Obamas bankrupting this country

    Woa, that is great!! Truth hurts folks. Going to love the brainless on this board defending Obamas failed policies that will bankrupt this country. And Obamas response – Oops that didn't work, maybe we need another one. Doesn't take a brain surgeon to know their plan wouldn't work before they implemented it!! Now Please, get the credit card out of the Democrats hands!!

    July 9, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  13. David

    Obama is the biggest joke to every occupy the White House...

    July 9, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  14. Sick -n- Tired

    What else is new? Still no ideas, no plan, no solutions, no credibility, and no class! YAWN!!!!!!!

    July 9, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  15. VON BISMARK,Vienna.

    Would these GOPers not learn their lesson? These tactics could not stop Obama from being elected.Are these job losses a consequence of OBAMA'S SIX MONTHS in office or the consequence of eight years of wars for Haliburton income?
    Be at least truthful to the people you think they are second graders.

    News for you. No Republican will sit in the WH before 2020.

    July 9, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  16. SLM

    Ok let the blind defenses of the failed Obama policies begin!! Democrats your grace period to blame Bush is over and the mess being created is by your messiah Obama! Obama owns this economy.

    July 9, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  17. louee

    These guys are absolutely pathetic. Their tactics are anti-american, in my mind, and the country should hold them accountable for it. I hope they lose every race. Why would anybody vote for a republican?

    July 9, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  18. Sorensen

    With Boehner, Steele, Limbaugh, Rove and all the erotically
    challenged idiots in the party, they really ought to shut up and not
    waste peoples time with their out-of-date and out-of touch
    verbal garbage.

    July 9, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  19. Kendall

    What If GM went bankrupt at the beginnig of the year and we had an extra 237,000 unemployed.

    What if AIG declared bankruptcy and didn't have to pay claims. The Hudson River saving would a Hudsonrivergate.

    What if we didn't make the intial investment in green jobs that is putting people back to work.

    What if John McCain and Palin won in 2008 election.

    Would we be fighting Iran? Would schools be getting upgrades? Would Palin be quitting right about now.

    It's easy to Monday night quaterback, but the best man for the job got elected,


    July 9, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  20. Mike

    The RNC has submitted many budget ideas to pelosi and reid and they will not even debate them. The idea of tax breaks for the rich by the RNC is all they support shows the ignorance of some voters. A lot of people want health care because they are to lazy to work, so they do not pay taxes to give away for the "free" health care.

    July 9, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  21. GOP = 21st century dodo

    Another one of these? YAWN.

    I'm willing to give Obama time. If it later turns out that there was no financial crisis and Obama was using it as an excuse to funnel billions of taxpayer dollars to his friends via no-bid contracts, then he should be held accountable.

    (NOTE: The obvious allusion here is to Bush's false claims about Iraq and his funneling of billions of taxpayer dollars to his business/oil buddies, but the yokels that make up the GOP base might not pick up on this.)

    July 9, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  22. Chris from NY

    I can understand if these people are outraged but have a better plan than the one the President's presented. But they don't and that makes me wonder. If you critize the President's plans wouldn't it be better if you had an alternative plan? Apprarently not. It's much easier critizing than having an actual solution to the problem. That's why I don't watch much news anymore. The media don't report news anymore but buy talking points from whoever is selling them. It's even more troubling when the Democrats has left President Obama to fry all by himself. None of them really shows to these programs and defend the President's policies.

    July 9, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  23. Bill O'Connell

    Has anyone thought about letting people NOT buy health insurance? I do not have health insurance because I do not want it. If I get sick, I can pay for it. I am a single computer programmer in good health. If the government is concerned about people who cannot pay their medical bills, then why not say that you can abstain from buy health insurance on the condition that if you don't buy health insurance, you have to either pay your medical bills or the hospital can implement collections procedures such as wage garnishment. If you do get sick, you would be allowed a one year grace period from the time you are discharged from the hospital. The hospital would also be allowed to collect interest. It IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL to mandate the purchase of goods or assets because it violates the right of americans to own property.

    July 9, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  24. Waiting for 2010 for real change

    How can the Democrats actually try and defend that piece of crap pork filled stimulus/spending bill as anything other than a total failure? And to top it off they think another will do the trick. Spending tax payer money is NOT what stimulates the economy. You would think they could figure that out.

    July 9, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  25. Paid for by the Republican National Committee

    this committee still exists?

    they must be near death because they are impode-ing at a fast rate

    bye bye GOP

    maybe the U.S. will get lucky and the independants will rise up in their place

    July 9, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
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