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. Eleanor

    Who CARES

    July 9, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  2. gl, From Pittsburgh

    What a joke the Repubicans party have become. Where are your plans Repulicans? Oh, we don't have one just like to scream and someone listens to the Party of No plan and No hope for the American people. Hope is what keep people going and what out it hope to some is the end to their life. Republicans take the life out of people with all their negative comments about the President Agenda. At least the President have one and are yours? Hope go a long way and President Obama is our hope. Republicans call themself Christian, but hate doing what God demanded of them.

    Proverbs – 18: 12 say "Death and life are the power of the tongue".

    President Obama choices life while the Repubicans party choices Death.

    July 9, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  3. phonix86

    Funny how the liberals here decry the republicans for objecting to Obama's policy even though Obama's policy has PROVEN that it is not working.

    I guess America's drug problem has worsened.

    July 9, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  4. mike

    To: Bottom Line @12:45

    Couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you for the common sense approach that everyone should follow.

    Have a great day everyone!

    July 9, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  5. phonix86

    John,

    Looks like it is you who needs to read the definition of capitalism and socialism.

    July 9, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  6. Tom from Roch., NY

    @July 9th, 2009 12:17 pm ET

    And I suppose that tax rebate Bush gave us really did the trick with the ecomony. And, especially the tax cuts for the rich. Wait . . . no, they failed to do a thing to change the crap that went on for the previous eight years. But, Bush's corporate buddies are doing well in China and India. So, that's okay, right?

    July 9, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  7. Terry from Texas

    Voice: "A budget deficit of 1.8 trillion."
    Chyron: DOUBLING THE NATIONAL DEBT

    There is a word used to describe a statement that deviates significantly from the truth. Obama may have increased the budget deficit, but his budget did not double the national debt. Google it.

    Reagan doubled the national debt. George Bush (the good one) increased it by 50%. George Bush (the other one) doubled the national debt.

    The current national debt is about $10.5 trillion. About 75% of that amount was created during the Reagan-Bush-Bush years. That is to say, Reagan-Bush-Bush added about $7.5 trillion to the national debt during GOOD ECONOMIC TIMES when we should have been paying the debt down. They were also decreasing taxes and lying to the voters about how this would result in a lower debt in the end.

    Don't believe me? Google it.

    July 9, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  8. iraznam

    Obama's plan is still better than the GOP plan. Oh, that's right. ... the GOP has no plan.

    July 9, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  9. Terry from Texas

    I forgot to mention, the last fiscally responsible Republican president was Nixon. He was also the best Republican president since Teddy Roosevelt.

    July 9, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  10. TBA

    And yet the RNC and Fox News Network, have no plan of their own to help jump start the economy.

    July 9, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  11. Jillie

    Notice the GOP still has "no solutions" to anything important. The GOP are looking like over-sexed idiots!

    July 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. renea

    I guess this suppose to be the republicans come back! Still Wont get my vote. THANKS PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING IN TRYING TO FIX THE ECONOMY. DONT WORRY THINGS WILL GET BETTER FOR US, YOU ARE CONSTANLY IN MY PRAYERS.

    July 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  13. Eric Corcoran

    The problem with the ad is that it is a bad cut and paste job. Can we ever hear the real question asked to Obama that got the "nothing" response? How about getting the rest of the speeches from Biden or the senator that is supposedly saying that Dems aren't standing behind the current plan. On top of all of this, let us remember there are many states afloat right now on the "bad" stimulus plan. I am also curious to know how many moderate and other republicans support the proposed 2nd stimulus. At this point I most certainly agree with Zinn that the two party system is strictly there to lull us into complacency and that both parties are just serving their own needs. Luckily, at this point, their needs are the same as the rest of the middle and lower class, the system is failing and they are scrambling to save it.

    July 9, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  14. GOP = 21st century dodo

    @ Fair is fair

    "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."
    _____________________________________________

    You're still not answering the question so I'll ask it again: What solutions does the RNC offer?

    July 9, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  15. Allison in Atlanta

    At least President Obama is trying something. Canyou imagine where we would all be if another Republican and their croonies had their thumbs in the pie? We'd be belly-up!

    July 9, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  16. Proud Member..Party of No

    The "stimulus" was a failure. In fact, everything that Obama has done has failed.

    Worst President Ever.

    July 9, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  17. Shawn - GA

    Why is everyone so upset? This is the way it is; the party not "in power" will "blast" the President. It happens every time.

    The thing I am curious about is why we do not see a death toll or every suicide bombing every 30 min like we did before. I am starting to think it is true that the media will push an agenda of their own. For the good of yourself, your children, and the country.. look at many sources not just a few.

    God bless America, her people, and her President.

    July 9, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  18. citizenjane

    Kevin, Ohio: 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.
    ----------------------
    Silly me. I thought that was what the GOP wanted . . . to keep the poor, poor; the uniformed, uniformed; and the needy, needy. Mixed signals I guess.

    Must be the "don't increase the tax on the weathly" which confused me - the whole socialism gig . . .

    July 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  19. Don

    Obama is a total disgrace to this great nation. Thank God the political pendulum will eventually kick these idiots out of office. He will go down as the single biggest mistake we ever made.

    July 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  20. David

    Some people need thicker skin on here. They were probably the ones that belly ached and moaned on these boards the last 8 years of the Skull & Bones Bush and were critical of him. Now the shoe is on the other foot so deal with it.

    July 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  21. Jane

    How about some ideas that you think will work; not the trickle down ones that did not work instead of attacking. You might regain some confidence you don't have from the 79% of Americans that do not consider themselves as Repblicans. Americans actually want SOLUTIONS – not sniping at each other!!!!!

    July 9, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  22. Shawnee Britsbart

    The republicans said from the beginning the stimulus as it was written (but not read) was the wrong way to go.

    July 9, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  23. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    @ Fair is Fair

    The sad thing that the right doesn't understand is that when the American people want something(ie: healthcare w/ a public option), we don't mind getting taxed for it. VP Biden said a while back that paying taxes is a patriotic thing to do and the right wing nutjobs thought this was a gaffe. NEWSFLASH: He was right! The amount of whining i've heard in the last 6 months from the right just amazes me when your lame duck president had a blank check.

    July 9, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  24. AJ

    Tell me exactly how the Obama "stimulus" plan differed from that of the Republicans?
    I'm no Obama fan but the Republicans need to stop whining and actually come up with some new ideas.

    July 9, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  25. Proud Member..Party of No

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 30% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –8.

    July 9, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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