August 5th, 2009
03:19 PM ET
5 years ago

First on the Ticker: RNC Web video targets 'White House in denial'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - On the eve of President Obama's 200th day in office, The Republican National Committee is releasing a Web video that calls his presidency "a failed experiment" that features "desperate photo-ops [and] a White House in denial."

"200 days," says the narrator in the minute-long spot. "It started. Star Studded. High hopes. All smiles. Photo ops and reassurances. Even an official White House photo for the first pup. With an economy at a crossroads, his experiment started."

The ad points to government bailouts, the stimulus package and deficit spending. "He promised to create or save millions of jobs. But unemployment is up, month after month. Press conference, after press conference. The TV ratings decline. His approval ratings decline. Desperate photo-ops. A White House in denial. Now we face his most dangerous experiment of all: Government takeover of health care An experiment that will cost over one trillion dollars, threaten your private insurance and cost taxpayers hundreds of billions in new taxes."

"The presidency of Barack Obama. A failed experiment in just 200 days."

The spot comes hours after the release of a DNC video that accused Republicans of "inciting mobs" to swarm Democratic town hall


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soundoff (301 Responses)
  1. sadnbra

    So sad for the party of Abraham Lincoln, hopefully, a brave republican will take their party back from the extremist.

    August 5, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. AZ SENIOR

    Republicans, please just get out of the way and let this new President hve his turn. Surely he canot make a bigger mess than your guy has made.

    August 5, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  3. Mike from Syracuse

    The Republican Party is a joke. Republicans have no solutions and are, in fact, the root cause of most all of the problems this nation currently faces. Sending crowds to disrupt democracy in action (town meetings) and rerouting phone calls to avoid responsibility is typical of the Republican "do nothing that really helps" attitude. The party of Rush Limbaugh will not be satisfied until they turn the USA into a dictatorship. Then, Chairman Rush will "re-educate' everyone in the former USA.

    August 5, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. Shari Stephenson

    Well if the RNC says that Obama has failed, they should also add that they too have failed. The RNC is so far to the right that they can't give anyone who doesn't think exactly as they do a fair chance to do anything. Obama did not make this mess, he inherited it from the last republican president.

    I do want to also say that some democrats are so far left that they don't see that they are like the RNC in that they too have a part in the mess we are in.

    I yearn for the day when our politicians are back in the middle rather than far left or far right.

    August 5, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Ms. Einsenhower

    I am embarrassed to be a Republican!!

    August 5, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. Greg

    What a crock! The Republicans are failed leaders! Pathetic.

    August 5, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. Jody

    Republicans-ignore the past eight years! Bush/Cheney and company are what has gotten America into the horrible mess we are in. It is easy to tear down and difficult to rebuild. Obama has a mountain of problems left by the past administration. He will not do everything perfectly. He told us he would not but that he would try. The Party of NO is as blind as it is morally bankrupt. I just heard an AD on tv saying Obama and the Democrats want to give you Socialized Medicine. Just one lie after another. Just villify Democrats. Makes no difference if what they say is truth or not. Then get up and go to church on Sunday.

    August 5, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. gt

    say no to new taxes,,, say no wasteful spending ,, ya right on ,, say no ,, thank god,,

    August 5, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. David

    When will the RNC and DNC realize these are American lives they are playing with. Their fun and games are not in the best interest of this country. I really wish we could have a vialbe third party so I can walk from both of them. It is really time for term limits.

    The videos, complaining, dialing one party to be directed to another party, are childish. These people need to act like adults, lock themselves into rooms, and make solutions.

    August 5, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  10. diane

    Why is it okay for ACORN to protest anywhere at any time; however, when tax paying citizens protest it gets everyone's ire up! Oh, I forgot, ACORN is government-subsidized...(with the taxpayer's money)!

    August 5, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  11. TKW-New Mexico

    You have got to be kidding me! Is this the same party that within the last 8 years tanked the economy? Thank God for President Obama. At least he is not a lame duck like Bush. I am sooooooo glad McCain and Palin are not in office. McCain would have put us in a Depression and Palin would have quit after the first month.

    August 5, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. David

    This message brought to you from the party of "The fundamentals of the economy are strong" right up to the day Lehman Bros went bankrupt. The GOP is toast.

    August 5, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. Calie Stephens

    Maybe when the 2010 elections deliver one or both houses back to the Republicans, we will stop hearing the irrational Obama Kool Aid drinkers scream how great their guy and his party are doing. Early polls are showing double digit leads for Republican governor in New Jersey and Virginia. The Rasmussen's Generic Congressional Poll now shows Republicans up over Democrats by five points. The tide is turning.

    Obama supporters are mindless. Reality seems to be their biggest problem.

    August 5, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. You lose all credibility when you say Palin is smart

    Oh wow, more excellent ideas and solutions to America's problems. I really just don't know how they do it. How do Republicans stay so focused on America's needs.

    Excellent work Republicans! We salute your creative ideas and solutions to America's issues. You guys have shown complete focus and clear headedness and I can see from todays ticker that once again you have provided us with leadership, and ideas.

    Hip hip hooray! Hip hip Hooray!

    Hooray for ideas and soulutions and the GOP for providing so many of them the past year. They are doing a fantastic job of focusing on the real issues. My my I wish I was as focused as they are!

    August 5, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. Barbarian Heretic

    Let's argue with facts. Democrats have controlled spending for 2 .5 years, since January 2007. Undeniable. Truth.

    You don't like the RNC's scorched earth tactics? Too bad. 'Bout time the Right co-opted the Left's Alinskyite strategy.

    Shoe's on the other foot, now. Get used to it.

    August 5, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  16. bill b. from Stratford,Ct

    The GOP is a joke. They must think the average American has forgot about them and the last 8yrs how they ruin this country, started 2 unnessasary wars were THOUSANDS are died, TRILLIONS of dollars spent, economy wrecked, banking system collapse, mortgage industry collapse, HURRICANE KATRINA, HURRICANE KATRINA need I say more, the U.S. hated all over the world. But let the GOP and the right wing nuts of the racist conservative party tell it, ((( THEY DID NOTHING WRONG ))). Right now all they have is lies and smears and hate to try and divide the country with their crap.

    August 5, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  17. sadnbra

    the iranian government has nothing on the republican party.

    August 5, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  18. JayG

    Democrats are nothing but complainers. You people act like everybody has your opinions and why in the world would they stand up and complain at your town hall meetings, the GOP must have something to do with it! Obama will be 1 term.

    August 5, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  19. GOPer

    Has the RNC looked at the plummeting approval for the Republican Party? Or how about only 4 states identifying as Republican now in the latest Gallup? Even TX is a toss up now.

    Talk about denial..

    August 5, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  20. Suzan

    The GOP is all for FAILURE not only do they want the President to fail, they won't admit that Bush was a failure and they are following in his foot steps........the party of NO doesn't want to give any credit to this new president and they have no better solutions......they are trying to convince themselves that they are gaining ground.......it took Bush 8 years to put this country in peril and now they expect this President to fix their mess in 200 days ....... give America a break and except that you lost the election and you are still losing and AMERICA wants change even if the GOP doesn't like it

    August 5, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  21. kelly- fl

    Look at the timing of the Grrrr old Pops, (GOP) they are so full of it that it's too much for them . Why? Today was heroic day for President Obama, he's getting Sotomayor confirmed and ex-Prez Clinton helped liberate the two journalist in N. Korea. Which will help opened dialog with Kim Jon. It goes to show you that diplomacy works and that's the hate the whinny repugs can't stand. Bring on the mobs of hate, no health care, no clunkers...well you get the point!

    August 5, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  22. Beverly

    Those poor, sad, uncreative, socially inept Republicans can just keep up the nonsense because it ensures continuation of Democratic control with suth blithering idiots on the other side. The bad part about that is that they are an embarrassment to our great Country. They are behaving like children who failed Kindergarten.

    August 5, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  23. MCD, SF, CA

    Yet again they PROVE BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that all they care about is THE PARTY! How UNPATRIOTIC can you get!

    All the more reason why the American People are overjoyed to have President Obama in office..... he can only look good compared to them.

    August 5, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  24. Don

    The country is in a polarized mode and it seems to widen each day. Shouting at the people who want to help (or at least get the word out), using everything against the president bnot because of the way he is leading but because of "who" he is and hiding behind "We're not racists" remarks. This is extreamly sad and I'm beginning to wish that we voted some stupid Repug pawn just to keep the nation from fighting and acting like schoolkids.

    August 5, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  25. Mike

    You liberals drank too much of the kool-aid. Truth is that Americans want true conservative leadership in the White House and in Congress.

    see you in 2010 for the mid term elections. we'll see which party is in decline at that point.

    August 5, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
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