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. Jane/Seattle

    Too bad we could not get every Republican in one place for The Rapture! Maybe their God could help correct their thinking! While the Republicans are the most DELUDED, we have plenty Dems. who are not much better.

    Many of us are sooooo tired of this national Insanity we are forced to live under and endure. Even so many of the Dems are bought and paid for. Until we get REAL election reform we will not see any significant change. Until we see our government divorced from corporate capitalism, we will make no real progress. And Finally, until we TRANSFORM HUMANITY into a Caring, Loving, Sharing entity, we will just keep spiraling to our own self-destruction. We keep letting money and self-interest impede our spiritual growth.

    August 5, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. George

    George Bush was the failed experiment. 4500 kids killed, an economy in the tank. A vice president full of deceit and disgust. Wow the GOP is in the toilet, so maybe Joe The Plunger or Flush Limbaugh can fix the problem.

    August 5, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. Stephen Brady

    Something is terribly wrong with the GOP. They are a party with zero solutions and are just focused on disrupting any efforts to solve our country's problems.

    They behave like spoiled children. It's very sad.

    August 5, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. David

    The actions of these Republicans are pure treason aimed at sabotaging the democratic outcome of a full and fair election in which Barack Obama was elected President and by such process entitling him to put forward policy initiatives such as on health care reform. It appears that the GOP is desperately resorting to the Iranian totalitarian tactics of Ahmadinejade's Basiji goons in attempting to stifle legitimate expressions by the people on an issue of concern to their safety, health and welfare.

    August 5, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. DNA

    The irony is delicious.

    August 5, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  6. GA Resident

    So having the U.S.'s first minority President is considered a "failed experiment" by the RNC. Because that's the only thing they could logically be could be referring to. An experiment infers trying something for the first time, and this isn't the first time stimulus spending has occurred during a recession or the government has tried to reform the healthcare system. Once again, the Republicans show they're the party for white men only.

    August 5, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  7. Juan

    I didn't realize this was an experiment. It's only 200 days for crying out loud!

    August 5, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  8. arivera

    Obama is turning things around and we are not going to let the party of war and hatred to overcome the good in this country. We have the majority and the fun has just begun.

    August 5, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Faye Minneapolis

    Talk about hipocrasy-after 8 years of being in denial with W in the White House, come on, get a grip...

    August 5, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. Nunya

    I'm no fan of the health care reform proposals, but that's a pathetic commercial...

    August 5, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. Jerry Moyer

    Ha ha ha ha ha, just 7years and 165 days short of GWB's record of failed years!!!

    August 5, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. Dennis

    Desperate,angry souls!...At least this President was elected to office."W" was appointed by the Supreme Court to office.Now all the complaining about the money spent to right the ship.Where was this silent voice when "W" was spending 3 trillion + in Iraq?.....Obama not a U.S.citizen?..Get a life,grow up and get anger management.And quit listening to that big,fat,windbag named Rush Limbaugh...This country had to suffer through 8 years of idiocy and deceit.The shoe is now on the other foot for at least 4 years.Get used to it!

    August 5, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  13. Jon

    The Bush presidency: a failed experiment of 2,921 days which we still are paying for.

    August 5, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Carol

    I have been a Republican for decades, until the "Bush Era", but no more. This last election, on top of the financial fiasco of the past 8 years, was the LAST NAIL IN THE COFFIN. This desparate attempt by a number of Republican Congressmen and Senators to try and discredit our present President for the sins of their party, is doing nothing but making me more and more disgusted and angry. I am sure I am not alone. 200 days, GOOD GRIEF!!! President Obama is at least working hard and trying to improve things. All these sour grapes Republicans who do nothing but complain and impede progress at every step are only proving that they care nothing for the average middle-class citizen. I suppose they are too busy kissing lobbyist behinds to notice that we are fed up with their antics.

    August 5, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  15. been there

    Republicans should be outraged! The invented the failed experiment and a white house in denial.

    You don't supose they are just projecting their own bad traits onto an inncent party, do you? After all, they have been doing that for years.

    That used to work fine, until Bush took it over the top and spoiled it for them.

    August 5, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. Gary

    These fools just don't quit. Being hatefull No sayers isn't bad enough, now you spend millions to tell the world how stupid you are.
    Save your money, we spent 8 years watching how stupid you are. you don't need to advertise it.

    August 5, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. shucks

    Wall street back on track, unemployment slowing, housing market recovering, diplomatic relations improved, car sales stimulus success, health care problem being solved, people proud to be Americans again. I'd say the failure here is that for 8 years the republican party was in power. Now that they aren't, they will say and do anything to make this administration fail. Even hire thugs to disrupt town hall meeting. Americans are seeing right through the republican ideaology. Hate, guns, racism, religion zealots, cheating, lying, no ideas. That is republican success.

    August 5, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. Please

    America needs to start somewhere with providing its citizens with better healthcare coverage. There's no getting around that.

    RNC has no solutions, only problems.

    August 5, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. Tired of the hate, NC

    All Republicanns with nothing better to do need to resign. They are hurting our country with their RACISM, and SEXISM. They should be indicted for treason. They are trying to overthrow the Presidency of President Obama and start a race war. What a bunch of losers and jokers they have become.

    August 5, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  20. Margaret

    KirksNoseHair – is that what the awful reek is?! I thought maybe someone left something in the company fridge too long.

    All they've got is lies and fear tactics.

    August 5, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. Chad

    The Republicans are in denial. They fail to realize that they are mostly responsible for the mess this country is in and alot of Americans forget that the policies but forth during President Bush's first term, Republican controlled Senate and House, destroyed the economic fabric of this country. It was wishful thinking to believe that any President, Democrat or Republican, thrust into the mess created during the previous eight years could repair the multitude of problems facing this nation.

    August 5, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. Patricia Brown

    I for one, think this is the beginning of the best presidency yet. Much has been accomplished already, and much more will be. Of course those people who depend on insurance company "donations" don't feel the same way. They won't be able to afford all those wonderful trips and mistresses and houses and schools for their children. Meanwhile, those of us that actually work for a living and have trouble making our bills are waiting and hoping that enough senators and congressmen will get it together and vote for the plan with a public option asap. We are losing our patience and our money. See how far you get in the next election if you don't pass health care reform that makes health care real for everybody in this country!

    August 5, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. Monica Hicks

    This is disgusting. Our 1st minority president you so easily disrespect and call him a "Failed Experiment". I bet if you had it your way, there would still be slaves and women still would not be able to vote. What a shame people like you have freedom to be so Evil.

    August 5, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  24. Ben

    Hmmm... that ad smells like it's full of something stinky...
    Republican party of no...
    ... no hope
    ... no ideas
    ... no future.

    August 5, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  25. Tee in NC

    Give it another 10 years when the young gets into the work place, get their career together, start their family and then has to pay the Obamacare bills...then they will have regrets they ever voted for the man.

    August 5, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
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