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. The Center

    These videos by Republicans make light of the mess they got us into. I was not amused by Mr. Boehner making a joke by asking his hound if she "had found any stimulus jobs." That was about as funny as when Mr. Bush made that joke about "can't find the WMD's." The analogy is strong; Boehner and his ilk helped create the financial nightmare we're in now- and he jokes about it. Bush got us in an ill-planned war and then joked about it. Seems the Republican party is just full of Jokers.

    July 9, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Tony

    I love it when the media blinded Dems say the Repub are the party of NO. Thank god someone is, or OB would have all my money already. The Dems are the party of NO. NO...you cannot read the bill, we are voting on it blindly. NO you can't have any amendments, Pelosi "we won we will rip the citizens off when and how we want to". NO, we don't care that congress' rating are at all time lows. NO, we don't care what the citizen's think about blindly spending money we don't have.

    The repubs offered up a 12 page law in place of the 1300 page disaster called the porkulus. It simply said, take 1/2 of the amount the porkulus was going to be, and divide it up amongst the TAXPAYERS!!! Not the RICH, like no mind numbling stupid lemmings keep saying.

    That would have instantly jump started the economy. But NO NO NO said the Dems, we need a train to Vegas along with all the other pork projects, so we can get re-elected with the brides.

    I am ashamed of this president and the congress that is ruining this country. Tax cheats unite!!!! Let him spend his own money, I'm saving mine.

    July 9, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  3. Bonnie Kimberly

    I would like to have just a few days with no slam from the "right" I know it will not happen and I know we will have a worse time closer to the next election but I know ...I KNOW... my country has woken up and we will have what we demand. We will have health care we will get out of the middle east and we will do it honorabley. I know we have learned not to listen to the "rights" hate and will vote again to keep this country and it's values alive. We will never go back to the hate and war in my life time. When you look at how afraid and how hateful all the talking heads on the GOP side sound I KNOW WE REALLY WON.

    July 9, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Joan

    For heaven's sake, the stimulus plan is not a miracle bill that can fix eight years of mismanagement in less than five months. Be realistic. Give it time. The states have to dispurse the money carefully on good projects and then the results will be shown. Perhaps there should be a list of how much each state got and then how they are using it. It might speed up the process if they had to be transparent. If the Republicans had won in November, they would have continued cuts for the rich and hoped for "trickle down" economic recovery and everyone knows how that works. It would have probably caused a depression in your country which would spread to all of the other countries. As for the job loss reports, don't forget that at this time of year the market is flooded with students who are also looking for jobs. It seems around here that a lot of people who look out of work on paper, are doing yard work, cutting grass, painting, doing household renovations and repair, babysitting , etc. and getting paid under the table. The number of job losses is decreasing which is a step in the right direction. Be patient people.

    July 9, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  5. Bottom Line

    Why I get to laugh at all of you –

    I work hard.
    I live within my means.
    I avoid credit.
    I pay my bills.
    I stay out of debt.
    I don't depend on anyone but myself to take care of me and my family.

    The BL....... Be a man. Throw away your cell phones and video games, spend time with your families and act like you've got some stinking sense.

    July 9, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  6. Harry L Weaver

    I going to tell you the truth about Obama ,he Stacked the deck in his quest for being elected to president ,It was a well kept secret and Acorn and his community Organizing is at base of all of it.He and his Chic ago thugs had this all planed out ,they had 8 years to do it ,get key people in Place and a slam Dunk .Treason is involved to.
    Bill oreilly kept telling us he would get to bottom of it all. and Know who and what Obama was before Vote day. He c ould not ome up with it.
    The electio is over Obama won and now glen beck is the leading blood hound un raveling the story of Obama and Acorn and its subcitiaries all on the dole out of W#ashingtons money waste. .It is a shame that no one not a single person can tell us what happened to all money handed out in Washington
    I keep track of every dime I spend and there is no wasted money I have recoverd some that did get out Maybe $275.00 in past 3 years. I got it back.

    I tell you this for sure I read anything that has to do with paying out money ,don't just sigh with eyes closed .

    July 9, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  7. Kevin in Ohio

    @Ken July 9th, 2009 12:19 pm ET

    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.

    You hit the nail on the head. Democrats want nothing less than the perpetuation of their favorite constituency...the poor, uninformed, and needy. They intend to keep 'em all that way, and add to the roles.

    July 9, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    To Always Thinking...

    The market doesn't correct itself??? Wrong again. Try and keep that from happening! Obama did and it is going to cost us $1 trillion or more to learn that lesson.

    The market always corrects itself.

    July 9, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. Ted Tartaglia

    The party of NO has nothing to offer except criticism. They are following the lead of their darling Caribou Barbie. Just like her they are a bunch of quitters. What a bunch of hypocrites!

    July 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  10. Chris ~ Albany, NY

    Folks we havn't seen ONE, not ONE viable plan from the republicans since Pres. Obama took office! Maybe the repubs should spend more time thinking about how to move the country forward then thinking about how to attack the President who a majority (electorally and popularly) voted for!

    July 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  11. johnnie

    the presidents approval rating are thru the roof,the gop is a bunch of we lost ,what else is there to do,we cant win,we have no ideas, we have have rush-limbash, we have (fox false news) sara palin is not going to save us,bush destroyed us ,john mccain continued,oh my what do we do.the stimulus is about to produce a landslide of jobs,this doomed party is falling more into the trap,it is called change,it is called yes we can,it is called hope.they have are on the way to total delete.they are so stupid, so finished .your nitemare is your own party of no.

    July 9, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. Bld

    John Bonehead is the majority leader?? Since...
    Bush had 8 years to mess things up, and the GOP complains that President Obama hasn't fixed everything yet?
    We can't afford? We can't afford NOT to fix health care. We can't continue giving billions of premium dollars to insurance company executives who contribute NOTHING to health care.

    We can't afford to have insurance companies involved in our health.

    July 9, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. Blue Dog

    Speaking of the RNC, now that CIA Director Panetta “recently” testified that “top CIA officials have concealed significant actions from all members of Congress” and “misled members” from 2001 until this week", when can Speaker Pelosi expect her apology from Deputy Dawg Orangeman Boehner and numerous other Repiglicans for their repeated LIES about Pelosi?

    I hope the Democrats hold the lying, whining Repiglicans hooves to the fire for that round of lying and whining about the Speaker owing an apology to the CIA for "outing them" on their lying to members of Congress.

    July 9, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  14. J. L. W.

    Obama administration not truthful. With his spending program taxes must go up. Income and some type of value added tax so all Americans will pay an increase. Costs and expenditures must also be cut, which ones will be the question.

    The administration knows this and hope they will not have to announce all of this before the 2010 elections. Unemployment will continue to
    increase probably to 11% or 12%. We need a change in Washington.

    July 9, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  15. Ted Tartaglia

    When will this bunch of losers start offering some help in solving the problems they caused? Maybe their drug addicted leader Rush can come up with some ideas. Oh, I forgot, Rush flunked out of college.

    July 9, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  16. Quit Sarah Quit

    I guess maybe Obama is a failure. I mean he has been in office 6 months and he hasn't cleaned up the mess the Republicans gave us after eight years. I guess the smart move would be to put the GOP back in charge. Obviously, the GOP could have cleaned this up in three months, after all they are so intelligent and everything goes just as planned whenever they are in charge. Outside of the wars, housing crash, economic meltdown and terrorist attacks, everything went quite well during the last Republican effort. Man were we stupid to want change!!!

    July 9, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  17. John

    To all those Guys who Criticize Obama to be a Socialist:

    1. Go first read and understand the meaning and definition of Socialism.
    2. Understand the difference between a Welfare State and Socialism.
    3. In our Country Capitalism is breeding Criminals.
    4. No Affordable Health Care for Citizens, This is Capitalism.
    5. No Banking Regulations, This is Capitalism.
    6. Bush and CIA lied to Americans, This is Capitalism.
    7. UK has State Provided Health Care, does it mean UK has Socialism?

    The Founders of our Constitution never intended that Capitalism should become a heaven for Criminals, Crooks and Scoundrels to becoming rich by defrauding the middle class. Wall Street, AIG, Bank of America, and most Insurance Companies Executives have thrived by defrauding, misleading and embezzling people.

    July 9, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  18. Ray from Nashville

    Gee, I wonder where this country would be if the G-No-P had their way? The financial system would probably be in shambles. GM, Chrysler and probably Ford would be shut down and millions more would be unemployed (counting company employees, dealer employees and various small businesses who made a living serving the automakers and their employees.) We would probably have massive layoffs in state governments across the country.

    If you look back to 1929, the Republicans in charge adopted a "do nothing" policy, waiting for business to come forward and pull the country out of the recession. By 1932, the country had sunk into a full time depression and it took another 8 years and then a world war to fix it.

    Look at how well Republican economic policies have worked. The gap between the wealthy and the middle class in this country has widened to an all time high. Oh, and trickle down economics? The benefits trickled down to the middle class in India, China and other foreign countries. Thanks, but no thanks, G-No-P!

    July 9, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  19. w.l. jones

    The democratic should not worry about what the Republican is saying they holling building on fire trying to get attention. Not one have came foward with any kind of leadership ability. Sad but true.

    July 9, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  20. Fair is Fair

    Dutch said "The RNC is always blasting or slamming anything the President does. Tell the Party of No, to come up with some NEW ideas."

    Funny... the democratic party didn't come up with anything NEW either – just the same old tax and spend that has failed miserably countless times.

    July 9, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  21. Mark of Saint Louis

    Who else will point out the dictatorial socialist big government approach of the Libs and Obama? The republicans are the only party that is trying to hold back on the ridiculous spending. Good job!

    July 9, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    GOPers whine. Rabbits fornicate. Smurfs are blue. Fat Albert is fat. Yawn.

    July 9, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  23. Party of No New Taxes

    Here you go Todd and others, here's a plan for you –

    Do Not take over our factories ( auot and all other Union types).
    Do not interfere with how CEOs are compensated by Shareholders.
    Do not create a "New" plan (free health care) that already has an exact replica (medicare) that is proven bankrupt and defunct.

    I'm just getting started but here's the BL.......

    If everything you do is wrong, I'd rather you did nothing.

    July 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  24. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    @ Me in Big D

    Wow, another one of my admirers. Actually I'm an Army vet that now works in the healthcare field. No handouts, entitlements or welfare here. But since you're on the topic of paying taxes, I pay my fair share and am willing to pay more to get a public option healthcare bill passed.

    July 9, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  25. Bill T

    First, I am neither a Repub or a Dem and personally and professionally I think both parties stink of corruption, lies a simple holier than thou attitude. I suggest we have a debate next election where the only answers are yes or no and the only questions are direct. Then get rid of the spin doctors and lets see who puts up or not.

    July 9, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
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