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.

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soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. T. Pumphrey

    He's a Bush - what do you expect him to do? Of course, if he had of slammed his brother during his candidancy during the last eight years, we might be in a better position today. It's amazing how the Republicans are bashing Obama to no end, and we out here in the real world know the true reason why. Shame on you!!!

    July 9, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. John

    Barrack Obama has placed walls around our economy. He has also a long term agenda of eliminating trade work for American workers. He claims the cause is free trade, a cause we all believe in, but who decided to bankrupt the American auto industry. It was our President. He handed out favors and he did to little to help workers who have to watch their factories close down. . It was the logical conclusion of a tired and misguided philosophy of an inexperienced political leader. That isn't just irresponsible. It's outrageous.

    July 9, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. a bitter republican

    is that all the republican can do?

    July 9, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |

    the RNC is a huge disapointment ,pity!!!!

    July 9, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  5. Ernesto

    Being mindless critics of Obama is very different from offering solutions for the problems that Republicans created. The new "Obama Owns The Economy" tactic is not a solution. The criticisms are simply stupid name-calling rants that are reasons again to abandon the Right-Wing.

    July 9, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  6. Vick

    party of NOOOOOO NOOOOO. gop is done~~~~

    July 9, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  7. todd

    The PARTY OF NO !!!!

    That can't do anything but criticize. As if anyone actually believes that their non-ideas or non-plans are better than what is happening now.

    Do I think Obama will succeed? I dunno ! I hope so. Which is more than anyone can say for the Republicans. All they seem capable of is more piss and vinegar. That will not win you new friends.

    Want to make an impression? Stand up and say something intelligent. Abandon all the carping. It makes you seem old, out of touch, and useless.

    But turn off the whine machine, the hate maching, the innuendo machine. We are all so over it.

    The Republicans are betting against America. They want Obama to fail, thinking that the people will turn against Dems and return to the sour old Republican ways. A big bet, for sure. Unamerican by definition. So will Republicanism be banished to the freakish few if Obama succeeds? They will certainly look dumber than ever.

    July 9, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. Diana NJ

    Every time the President leaves the USA soil... the GOP blast him... ever notice that... That is the sign of cowards to me.

    July 9, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. Mix

    ...just sitting back and waiting for the dross from the Obama bin Lyin' lemmings....
    Nice to see, though, that some eyes are beginning to open. Come next April, many eyes will be like saucers when 1), you have to pay back that $8-10/week "tax cut" you are now enjoying, and 2), when the new taxes to support the current irresposibility kicks in....Oh, wait- that's Bush's Democratic Congress' fault...silly me.

    July 9, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  10. GOP=Squidbillies

    Honestly, who even cares what they think anymore? They have done NOTHING to contribute to fixing the mess they created, all they can do is sit around and spew garbage about 'socialism' , 'kool aid', and 'messiah'. Point blank....they want Obama and the country to fail......if it doesn't it... renders them obsolete. We want representation for the people. When you only represent the interests of big business, we wind up with monopolies on drug manufacturers, insurance and health care, and environmental destruction of an epic scale. When you have 1 in 8 American's hungry, people going to Canada for prescriptions, going to Mexico, India and Taiwan for medical care since 45 million are uninsured......why should we as a nation put any faith in any of these leaders?

    July 9, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  11. Susan

    I have regretted my vote for months now........

    July 9, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. tedious898

    Great......Let's blame Obama for everything. Afterall, its Obama's economy now. Personally I give him credit for doing the opposite of what the GOP calls for. It stands to reason; if tax cuts fail to "stimulate" the economy, DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

    Heck ...no matter what Obama does , he'll be hated, criticized and disparaged by the GOP. These idiots live only to hope this young brilliant President fails. What a miserable life that must be.

    July 9, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  13. Brock

    Funny how that add has no solution from the RNC

    July 9, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  14. Karen

    I agree with Neilz, the only one who are profiting from the stimulus package or ever will ( big business, wealthy elite and international banks) are getting what they want. The rest of us will never see anything. I so wish the president would focus, focus, focus on the economy. He can not heal the country in the first year and righ now he is sending us down a dangerous economic path. Concentrate on the other projects later. I personally like my health care and do not want government telling me what and when I can be treated for illness.

    July 9, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  15. Shawn Kelly

    Typical political crap. Only 6 months in and already the Republicans are slamming Obama for not cleaning up the mess they made fast enough. What a joke. 8 years of a moron can't be fixed in 6 months. Talk to me in 2-3 years and see where we are, it can't be worse!

    July 9, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  16. EBC, MD

    Are we surprised by the RNC's predictable mentality?

    This whole argument about the Stimulus is completely STUPID. First of all, it's ONLY been 3 months since the Stimulus was issued, 3 months and the RNC is already preaching their "Holier than Thou" morales and judgement.

    Not so surprising since it was those same Republicans who SPENT LIKE DRUNKEN and CHEATING SAILORS for 8 LONG YEARS and never thought about the consequences it would place on our economy or our children's future.

    All of a sudden they are preaching about how our grandchildren will be responsible for the TRILLIONS in debt!!

    HELLO? Didn't you Republican clowns think of this when you were SPENDING YOUR SILLY HEADS OFF for 8 years?

    The GOP and RNC Leadership are nothing but cowards, they DID SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE UNDER George W. Bush, but all of a sudden the GOP Leadership's selective memory whenever it's politically convenient for THEM is truly disgraceful.

    July 9, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  17. Mark

    Instead of another stimulus let us bring forward the Fair Tax Act.

    This will over haul our burdening tax system we currently have, increase business, and every citizen will receive a prebate check from the government each month to cover taxes on necessities. Also it will encourage those who do not presently pay into the system (foreign vistors, and those in illegal activities).

    Please look into this Act.

    It is not a tax cut nor a raise in our taxes. It is a replacement for what we currently have simplifying our lives and not have to worry about April 15th again.

    July 9, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  18. russell

    once againn the sit back and critize , anymore with a brain understands that this recession didn't happen overnight , regardless of who's watch it was on, the country is in a mess , as for republicans ,just like always " that's th pot calling the ketttle black , where'are their solutions , believe it or not if we did what the republicans wanted , which was let's not do anything , and wait to see what happens " remember that people , they wanted to sit by and watch as more and more people lost their homes and jobs , at least Obama had the force to put things in action , it may take a lot longer than expected but their are good signs of economic recovery and he help states slow down with job losses and budget defiecits that would not have happen if we were to follow thwe republicans not well thought out idea , so if your naive enough to listen to republicans ,who had every oppurtunity to fix major problems in the country when Bush was in office , thenyour much as a fool as them their republicans ....wink wink ...

    July 9, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  19. Appaled in SC

    I totally agree that has Obma been honest upfron before his election he would not be sitting in the WH now. Of course that can be fixed if we the people impeach him. He is dishonest, he fixed his election. he did nothing but lie and hides behind smokescreens to gedt his agend accross. He is a disgrace to the American people, black or white. He is keeping racial issuses alive instead of trying to fix them.
    when will it be enough already? Jeb Bush is so right in saying what he did.

    July 9, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  20. Barb

    I loveeee how the GOP thinks everything can be fixed in six months!!
    If only we could have gotten rid of Bush/Chaney after six months. Then we wouldn't have been in the mess we are in and expecting our current President to come up with the magic formula to please everyone.

    How soon we forget who promoted sending jobs to China, Mexico, Canada, Thialand, etc. Just how many products have you purchased lately with the "Made in the USA" label? If you do find them, how long did it take to find them? GHW Bush FIRST signed an agreement with foreign leaders!

    July 9, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  21. DT

    Nice job wastin time and money on these retarded ads...how bout spending your time and energy on coming up with ideas to move your party forward instead of rip our president for every breath he takes...that would be nice...

    July 9, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  22. Shawn

    Oh, pu-leeeeeze. We ALL know Republicans will slam the stimulus and anything Obama does while they are suffering from accute Obama Derangement Syndrome, an affliction that strikes childish right-wing babies who lost an election.

    The recovery will take time. I support Obama 100% and understand that he can't turn the recession around in 6 months. He has stabilized the housing and financial markets and the banking market is improving. Meanwhile...the GOP wanted to do NOTHING as we spiraled into the abyss. Thank You President Obama! You are doing a great job!

    July 9, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  23. Randi

    The rnc/gop offer nothing but criticism, when they start offering solutions to the problems amassed during the dreadful republican admin, MAYBE then I'll listen. When the stop with the childishness and decide to govern, MAYBE, but util then, nothing they say interests me.

    July 9, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  24. Mike in Fairfax

    @ Always Thinking... I'm not a Republican, but you shoud really do less thinking and more reading. Try not jumping on the "Republicans are the party of NO" bandwagon and think for yourself. They've tried to present plan after plan and amendment after amendment. The Dems have continually said "NO... we're not going to vote on this". Do some reasearch and quit listening and watching the same doltish pundits over and over. Live up to your name and then try adding "Independently" to the end of it.

    July 9, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  25. Bob (Illinois)

    Wow! This is truly shocking. The Party of No Ideas is criticizing a plan which has only been in effect for about 5 months.

    The GOP is populated with a pathetic bunch of complainers. After advocating tax cuts the are fresh out of ideas.

    July 9, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
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