July 9th, 2009
11:46 AM ET
5 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."

Chyron: BARACK OBAMA

Voice: "A failed stimulus plan."

Chyron: A FAILED STIMULUS PLAN

Voice: "Unemployment 9.5 percent."

Chyron: UNEMPLOYMENT 9.5%

Voice: "What would he have done differently?"

Chyron: 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."

Chyron: 2 MILLION JOBS LOST

Voice: "A budget deficit of 1.8 trillion."

Chyron: DOUBLING THE NATIONAL DEBT

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."

Chyron: THEY GOT IT WRONG

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

Voice: "Obama's response?"

Chyron: 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."

Chyron: 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."

Chyron: $18 MILLION FOR RECOVERY.GOV WEBSITE REDESIGN

Voice: "Obama's answer?"

Chyron: 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."

Chyron: MAJORITY LEADER STENY HOYER

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

Chyron: SOARING UNEMPLOYMENT SOARING DEFICITS MONEY MISUSED

Voice: "Obama's answer?"

Chyron: OBAMA'S ANSWER?

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

Chyron: NOTHING

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. Fla.

    Gee, more criticism from the Party of No. Are there ANY actual ideas you would like to share with the American people, RNC? NO?! I didn't think so....

    How sad.

    July 9, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. Melissa

    Every time the Republicans open their mouths I'm hearing the "wah, wah, wah, wah, wah" from the Charlies Brown cartoons. Its just more whining. Sick to death fo hearing it. They can't do anything right, and now they're trying to shift the blame. Pity that some idiots in this country are falling for it. I thought the American people were brighter than that. Apparently I was wrong.

    July 9, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. Richie

    Republicans - The party of old white men. Gotta love 'em. Soon they'll all be dead.

    July 9, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  4. Katty, DE

    Oh there's a surprise. The RNC blasts everything because they are the Party of No. They won't be happy until the CEO of large corporations are back on the A list of Congress. They couldn't care less about the people.

    President Obama is just the opposite of whatever the RNC says.. How do I know this? Because the RNC is jealous and can't stand the fact that this president of the people is successful.

    July 9, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  5. 25 year old independent, get a clue, it's time to rise above the childish ways

    oh yea forgot to mention...none of this "script" was taken out of context from the people saying it or anything right????? HA I hope you people could tell my sarcasim. THIS IS A JOKE VIDEO!!

    July 9, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  6. Expat American

    Where is my gas tax granted free textbook that President McCain promised me? I voted for that one economic policy stance alone...the only economic policy stance that President McCain and Graham seemed to have (other than the fact that because I don't have a passport; henceforth I believe that all brown people are Muslims and all Muslims are Terrorists).....Country First!

    July 9, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  7. Heidi

    I won't to know why the media allows the crap to hipe either party to go on. It doesn't bring the country together. Their purpose is to product rating which we fall into that trap, bigger ratings means that those in media get to keep their job and paycheck.

    July 9, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  8. Ken

    Any basic study of economics will demonstrate that as you remove resources from the economy (taxes), those resources are no longer available for productive use (business generating value and paying employees), and the standard of living for everyone declines. Guess what, the decline is just getting started, and the big O wants to accelerate it.

    The more poverty, the more misery, the more the non-tax paying voters depend on the government for bread crumbs, the more securely the Democratic party holds power.

    July 9, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  9. Obama 2.0

    And to think the RNC wanted to do nothing, how much more screwed would we be?

    July 9, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  10. jeff

    Stimulas plan will in the end cost much more than the 787 billion they say.
    My next worry is the health reform and how they want to pay for it
    1) they say raising taxes will fund part of health reform.
    2) saving money from medicre and medicaid.
    When was the last time any goverment said they will save money and actually save money.
    It is 100% the opposite.
    Anytime government gets involved in running anything it usually ends up costing double and triple their original estimates.
    The stimulas is money being spent so it looks like they are doing something. When there is nothing they can really do

    July 9, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  11. Im a girl named Matthew too

    And I hate unions too,they gave me a pink slip after 17 yrs. and went by senority and not my gret work ethic and ratting skills.

    July 9, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  12. Party of NO

    Another great video filled with alternative solutions. Ha ha.

    July 9, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  13. Ben

    Perhaps if the Republicans hadn't blocked so much of the direct spending in favor of tax cuts the stimulus would be working better.

    July 9, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. Mark of Saint Louis

    Other than the economists that are in the tank for Obama, the vast majority of those who know anything about economics understand that the Obama plan wasn't going to work. The libs bought into it of course because of their mindless idol worship. The incoherent wasteful spending was the last thing our country needed.

    July 9, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  15. GI Joe

    Boner told his constituents that jobs were being created several weeks ago (I saw the video of the speech).

    He then went back to DC and said no job were being created (Isaw the video of that speech).

    Ohio needs to put his feet to the fire and get the truth.

    July 9, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  16. louee

    So David, you're argument is that all republicans aren't big company corporate guys? Well if they're not they're stupid, because the GOP has one agenda, and that is to keep the money solidly in the hands of the big company corporate guys. I've got a senator who rambles on every day against healthcare reform. What party? GOP. Like he gives a hoot for the people who comprise his constituents. That guy's days are numbered.

    July 9, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  17. Kevin B

    The willful destruction of the US economy by the previous administration is having the effect intended, which was to totally bust local, state and the federal government budgets and leave americans stuck in stagnant economy and divide the nation along economic lines.

    Mr Obama and his team will turn around the economy, however it will take time. The GOP will continue squeal like fat, spoiled babies and pray for failure for cheap political gain. That is just they way they are.

    July 9, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  18. Don

    Obama’s poll numbers are going into the tank. It reflects serious misgivings about the administration's policies at a time when the bad consequences of those policies have not yet been felt. Taxes are going to rise; deficits are going to soar; unemployment will remain relatively high and growth relatively slow due to Democratic policies that weaken the economy, even after the current recession ends; and inflation seems almost inevitable. And that assumes the Democrats don't succeed in passing tax-and-trade or socialized medicine, in which case the adverse consequences will be much worse.

    July 9, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  19. Ashley VA

    July 9th, 2009 12:05 pm ET

    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.
    JUST STOP NOW.

    ** So funny how the Republicans couldn't never tell when President Bush was running up the deficit! They should all take a note from Sarah Palin's book and quit!

    July 9, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  20. Kevin B

    Mr Obama and his team will turn around the economy, however it will take time. The GOP will continue squeal like fat, spoiled babies and pray for failure for cheap political gain.

    The GOP and Al Queda both pray for america's demise.

    July 9, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  21. freyrhyme0206@yahoo.com

    GOP where are your plans? plans to fix economy, earn respect around the world, the fact is we are so much used to with Bushs' White House, controlled by Cheney and his team, Americans are so much fooled and tricked by Bush and Cheney and half of the population still believed that and like them so please stop complaining of Obama, he is taking one step a time, he has already restored respect around the world...Mr. Obama is doing what is best for everyone, there's no doubt about it, at least he is honest and a hard working President God bless you Mr. President your die hard supporter...

    July 9, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  22. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    One of the big differences between socialism and capitalism is the methods used: socialism is basically to help all, not like capitalism which breeds more greed. Capitalism is also good to a point. When that point reaches the levels reached by AIG, Goldman-Sachs, Bof A, Bernie Madoff, Enron, etc then we have problem. Capitalism should reach everyone, but it doesn't. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer, and where did all the tax breaks under Bush go.....to the wealthiest and the big corporations, ala Exxon (where they kept having record profits during the fuel crises because the could charge what they wanted).

    July 9, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  23. Tomas E

    The party with no ideas blasts the party with ideas. What a concept!

    July 9, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  24. Ashley VA

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

    ** No but for once we'd like them to take responsibility for their actions instead of blaming everyone who just got elected to get us out of this national mess!

    July 9, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  25. Give the people what they want

    give it up MatthewDetroit. That socialist stuff is not gonna work. you need to leave that party of whine or wine alone man. The RNC is DOA and are irrelevant. They can keep crying about Obama's plan not working, but If I was Obama, I would let you guys complain like immature kids and continue with my plan man!

    July 9, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
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