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. Ted

    While the Republicans debate back and forth the economy is going in the toilet and people are losing their jobs. The Republicans would rather be the obstructionist party than be bipartisan. No wonder they lost.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    July 9, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Neil

    I have to say a very noticable amount of people who make comments on here blasting Obama can barely spell and have less than third grade level grammar

    July 9, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. Stacey

    The Republicans – The Party of the three Nos: NO WAY, NO HOW AND NO TIME SOON! Who cares what these idiotic fools think. What a hateful, jealous political party they are. I think the republicans are a joke and I laugh at them often. Let the comedy continue!

    July 9, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. Oregon calling

    Does "credibility” mean anything anymore to the RNC? Just wondering.

    Peace 🙂

    July 9, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. Jaime, Sunrise FL

    To Always thinking:

    Trickle-down economics is working. From the government to the banks to the politician's campaign funds.

    July 9, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. Jason

    I think it is funny how they put the deficit of $1.8 Trillion dollars and try to pin that on President Obama. They were in office the last 8 years and most of that is from the Republican's policies. Do they really think the American people are that stupid to believe this? That video is political fraud and misrepresentation. The RNC owes Obama an apology. Press on President Obama, there is nothing you can do any worse than Bush!

    July 9, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  7. Pete T

    What does the GOP have? An endless stream of No's, Hypocrisy, and Lies. No leaders, no plans, nothing new.

    July 9, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. David

    When will the GOP stop wasting money? Everyone already knows that the GOP is against EVERYTHING President Obama and over 80% of the American people are for.

    The only people buying their scare tactics are the same fringe groups and right wing extremists that have made the GOP their new home.

    No one else is listening. They have cried wolf too many times.

    July 9, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. nick

    The lyrics of this video, came directly out of the mouth of Sean Hannity
    on his Fox News show last night.... These Republicans sure do know who their true leaders are. lol

    July 9, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. dan

    How blind are you people Obama spent trillions of dollars to fix this economy and hos gonna pay for all this. You cant blame this on the repubs any more this is his economy and its a total failure.

    July 9, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  11. KirksNoseHair

    Say it ain't so, the Republicans, who got us into this disaster, are blasting the plans to fix it? No, really?

    July 9, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. Bridgette

    I would really like to hear what solutions they have. They always have these big news conference about their ideas but yet never have anyting complete. They never have any details any numbers with their so call ideas. I say enough already stop trying to sabbatoge this man. Because in that process you are affecting the American public that they so call care for. All they care about is destroying Obama the actuall President at any cost.

    July 9, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. Grog in Ohio

    Hey GOP... here's some ideas... start an unnecessary $2.5 billion per week war, grant more tax cuts to the rich, completely eliminate financial institution regulations, implement the use of torture on captives and allow wiretaps without warrants. No... wait....

    Never mind

    July 9, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. Dave

    They should blast him. Every single one of you should. He is spending money WE DO NOT HAVE!! He is bankrupting the entire country for what? Socialism. Control and power. Everyone can't live at a high standard, people are NOT equal, so socialism's solution, knock everyone down to a low level so they are all equal. That is what the far left lead by Obama and Pelosi are doing right now and most of you on this site are completely clueless.
    Wake up America.
    Look at California giving out "IOUs."

    That is where socialistic policies have lead them. Look at any inner city, that is where welfare state "tax and redistribute" policies have lead them.
    It does NOT work. It hasn't for 60 years. We hit a snag with the economy, a recession that is normal and comes in cycles, and you all panic and sit back and watch this president spend more than all other presidents COMBINED. It is absolutely criminal.

    July 9, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. FORMER republican, NEVER again!

    DO the republicans have any ideas or plans on how to fix this country they destroyed other than to try and tear down our President who is actually working very hard to fix this country?

    July 9, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  16. Mike b

    I can spot a Republican blindfold, they want the country to fail, they want Ford and GM to fail, they want American Industry to fail, and they want all jobs exported and all goods imported, yet they are always talking about how American they are.

    July 9, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  17. Bill in Illinois

    Well naturally the Republicraps will blast it. Seeing as how they have decided to make everything about partisan politics and forget about doing anything productive could we expect anything less?

    Perhaps they should review some of their accomplishments during the time that doobyah was in office. If they can find any meaningful accomplishments to review that is. Oh right, there are always earmarks. They can be proud of some of those!!

    July 9, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. Beverly in NC

    And exactly what PLAN does the Republican Party have to restore America? Last I heard, it was to DO NOTHING and let America fail. Wow, what great patriotism and leadership!

    Republicans must be terrfied because our nation is recovering on all fronts and you sat on the sidelines and did nothing but criticize and whine and complaiin about everything.

    America is well on its way to recovery and all of our success happened with NO Republican help, votes, or ideas.

    Lies like this video are just useless attempts to divert attention from your failure as a Party. President Obama is doing a wonderful job and you have done NOTHING. You are the Party of Do-Nothings. Lie all you want. Americans are not fooled. We know who has been working for our recovery and who has done nothing but call for our failure.

    A second stimulus plan is exaclty what we need to finish our recovery and that is why you oppose it. You can't stand how wrong and useless you have been. The voters you betrayed with your attitude of NO will make sure you are repayed by not being re-elected in 2010.

    July 9, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  19. MCD, SF, CA

    Remember, the republican party is SHRINKING... they don't have the same clout they use to have. A huge amount of people have left the republican party over the last 2 or 3 years. Just remember that when you hear their silly demands or when you hear poll numbers.

    July 9, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  20. John

    What is the RNC's Plan? It's one thing to throw stones, but what is the alternative. Until the GOP can express an actual plan for recovery, then they need to shut up and figure out what they did wrong to create this mess in the first place.

    July 9, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  21. John in Rochester MN

    This reminds me of Franken's awesome commercial. "Al Franken hates these puppies. Al Franken sunk these ships." Of course, Repubs didn't get it because they lack the irony gene. Then again, what do they get? They certainly don't understand what the American public wants/needs.
    I really love the Steny Hoyer quote taken enormously out of context. Of course they're not happy with the results yet. There's still another 80% or so of the stimulus money to go out, so how much improvement could there really be? Ridiculous.

    July 9, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  22. HJA

    Stop making videos and tell us how your'e going to solve the country's problems. We already know you can screw up the economy. Did a fine job there. So how are you going to correct what YOU caused? All I ever hear is We are right, you are wrong, do it our way. State your solution or shut up. With global warming we don't need your hot air.

    July 9, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  23. Kevin in Ohio

    All you liberals mischaracterize the GOP...we are not the "party of NO". We are the "Party of No Way in Hell are the Dems gonna destroy the country". There needs to be an opposing view in our country....quit trying to silence us like Ahmedinejad!

    July 9, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  24. Jack in Florida

    What else is new....................................they are quick to point out the problems, but ask them for a solution and they all have their thumbs up their butts.......................

    July 9, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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