February 5th, 2010
12:34 PM ET
8 years ago

New DNC ad claims Republicans 'at it again.'

A new DNC ad slams Republicans for Wall Street ties.

A new DNC ad slams Republicans for Wall Street ties.

(CNN)- The Democratic National Committee launched a television ad Friday accusing Republicans of appealing to Wall Street for campaign money in exchange for stopping proposed financial regulation from being passed.

"They're at it again, promising Wall Street 'we'll have your back'," says the narrator in the 30 second spot, citing a Wall Street Journal article published Thursday.

The ad, which cites Republican fiscal policies as a major cause of the economic recession, features a picture of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, RNC Chairman Michael Steele and House Minority Leader John Boehner with the slogan "the era of putting Wall Street over Main Street is over."

It will air on national cable.

Filed under: DNC • Wall Street
soundoff (132 Responses)
  1. Grundoon

    Of course they are at it. The know who butters their bread.

    February 5, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. Jane

    Yeah! Sock it to em!!!!

    February 5, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  3. Orange Curtain, CA

    The DNC needs to purge their own ranks too of sell-outs. They keep talking about being anti-lobbyist and trying to align with Main Street. Yet Landrieu, Nelson, Bayh, Lincoln and Baucus are more concerned about lining their pockets with campaign $ and scoring points vs doing the right thing for ALL Amercians. Not just cutting back-room deals for Louisiana or Nebraska for free Medicare.

    February 5, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Taratatataaa, I'm loving it!!!!!

    It's 2010 Democrats. Time to:

    1. Support your DEMOCRATIC President.
    2. Stand together as one in matters of national concerns.
    3. Stop being REACTIVE and be PROACTIVE.
    4. Grow a pair. NOW USE THEM!!

    February 5, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  5. Clint

    Keep calling them out. When will people get the connection that the GOP is not interested in middle class America, except as consumers of its Tea Party hate, fears and lies. Get smart America and vote them out.

    February 5, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  6. Texas Jack

    Some more bull from the immoral Democrats.

    February 5, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  7. Bubba

    Forget about Wall Street or Main Street, anyone know a good bar with some hot women? Hillary is getting a little wide in the hips and she is ussually out of town. Let me know, and we can hook up!

    February 5, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    Turn up the heat! Let's bring it to a boil !

    February 5, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  9. leftisloony

    "the party of no", "wall street over mainstreet'....yadayadayada.....oh wait, is obama giving another speech again?.......that's right, we're going to hear about "jobs created or SAVED" again.......obama, the dems and the dnc just can't stop campaigning......i'm telling you, if they actually did some work and stopped spending overtime on the SPIN machine, they wouldn't be in so much trouble...........OMG, the "ONE" is starting another speech....i gotta go....have a nice day

    February 5, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  10. smokey

    I think it is about time the Dems became alot more agressive in attacking the GOP..There is no way, with the majority the Dems have that they should ever be on the defense..Also the Dems should get in line and work toward compromise between themselves in order to move Pres Obama's agenda, and stop fighting..Healthcare should have been passed last year when they had 60 votes, so lest not blow the chance this time thru reconcilliation or by any means necessary..Dems should not lose site of why they were given the majority by the Amercian People and lets get the job done swiftly..Also we can only hope for bi-partisianship, but lets ne realistic..It is not going to happen and move on..I can tell the Amercian people could care less about bi-partisianship at this time..They are hurting, and only want to see real action and results..Who cares about bi-partianship at this point..

    February 5, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. Michael from Torrance

    SOS with the democrats always pointing fingers and not excepting any responsibility for anything bad that has ever happended. Never any accountability with the dems, it's always the other party. People that act like that in the business world get a lable put on them and then fired.

    February 5, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    These two parties the Democrats and the Republicans have a monopoly on our government. I sure both sides will love bashing each other over these petty issues in order to distract you from their true self of representing a Plutocracy. But the truth is there is no difference if you vote Democrat or Republican Liberal or Conservative. We will get the same we have always received from big brother, the people who can attract the billions required to be elected are not getting that money from the people. Both of these parties are bought and paid for by the Special interest groups, PACs, Unions, Wall Street, banking, global Corporations are all contributing billions to re-election funds that undermine the people's representation
    I say in 2010 ask who is funding your representative? Look to see where the money is coming from? If the money comes from outside your voter district then who do you think they will represent if they are elected or re-elected? We need to bring these professional politicians back into line.
    Vote them out, if they are in office vote them out this fall no matter what party they belong to and in the next election and every election going forward until they become the servants of the people once more.

    February 5, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  13. gary davis harbor oregon

    LOOKS LIKE LARRY DARREL & DARREL lol LOL dumb dumb and dumber . the three jerks, the three liars . the three goose stepping morons . the three that support CEO big bonus's the list goes on and on . and they will loose at the end of the day .. hopefully 🙂
    mr Obama has brought change to america and change is good

    February 5, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  14. David Thomas

    "At it again"? When was the Republican Party never all about protecting the rich person and expecting the middle class and other working people just to suck it up. Republicans, generally, have never cared about anything other than the wealthy. Evidence, Bush tax cut which cut taxes mostly for the wealthy, Bush policies that protected Wall Street and to Hell with Main Street, the current effort to make sure that average people remain the subjects of the insurance industry. Our Republican members of the Congress are all bought and paid for by wealthy donors. Why are we surprised. "At it again," no, they never stopped socking it to working Americans.

    February 5, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  15. Obama and his cabinet equate to crooks!

    You people are sick! Nothing but a bunch of communists! And you as well as Obama have no clue as to how to turn this country around. You people thrive on false and manufactured numbers. The only followers Obama has are the uneducated followers that do not know they are being sucked into marxism under their leader, Lord Screwball Obama. His day will come when he can return to the hood. Very soon!!

    February 5, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. Mike in MN

    What a bunch of bunk. Recessions are a part of the economic cycle and if the nation has the misfortune of having Obama President for a second term, there is sure to be another recession before he leaves office. All government can do regarding a recession is tweak it at the edges to try and reduce it's severity and duration.
    As for Wall Street, Obama and the Democrats want Wall Street to fail and be torn down. That would take us all down with them. America will not surrive without a strong Wall Street, nor will it without a strong Main Streeet. A smart common sense goal would be for both Wall Street and Main Street to be successfull. Wall Street is not an enemy to America. An enemy to Wall Street would be an enemy of America.

    February 5, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. steve

    When Obama said "yes we can" he also talked about the uphill battle against the opposition, and how wall street cronies would be jumping behind the Republicans. We knew this wouldn't be easy. I hope that who stood behind Mr. Obama in the election continue to stand behind him through tough times instead of becoming a "fair weather friend."

    I believe that the group we know as "Wall St" owns the Republican Party.

    February 5, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  18. always proud dem in nc

    Republicans, especially the Tea Party bigots = ZEIG HEIL!!!! Stupid Palin says she'll donate her speaking fee to the "cause". Believe that and I have swamp land in Arizona for sale. The Rethuglicans ALWAYS have the backs of Wall Street, but the blind sheep that follow them can't see it.

    February 5, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    GOP = protect wall street, protect insurance companies, no regulation -- let the good times roll for the wealthy.

    February 5, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  20. Objective Thinking

    More negative campaigning. We independents gave you Democrats a chance in 2008 to better than Republicans, not to lower yourself to their levels.

    February 5, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  21. Jane/Seattle

    Seems to me that both prties work for Wall Street! Why else give them billions of taxpayer money without regulations first! Still no credit, high APR's, increasing fees to bolster the bottom lines as unemployment increases and folks struggle to survive. It is as plain as day for those who look at the actions rather than the rhetoric. Mostly All Liars who have been too long at enriching themselves at our collective expense. Read: "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism" by Naomi Klein and it will all be crystal clear. Peace

    February 5, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  22. Diane Portland Oregon

    All you have to do is look at the stock market drop since Scott Brown was put in office. Americans know that with this Tea Party person in office with the republicans, financial reform will never happen now. There is no point in continuing to hope for improvement in the financial sector so why bother. Better to pull all of your money out and save yourself. republicans care only about big business and tea party people don't understand.

    February 5, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  23. Terry from West Texas

    America's Conservative leadership is completely corrupt. They are selling their services to big donors.

    From their own point of view, though, the nation is divided into winners and losers The upper class are the winners. The middle class are the losers. The lower class is beneath their notice. To the Conservative mind, winners deserve anything they want. Losers deserve whatever they get.

    What do you think, my fellow losers?

    February 5, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  24. Pat F

    The era of Democrats insulting the intelligence of the American People is what is over.

    February 5, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  25. OldUncleTom

    When Main Street prospers, Wall Street does well also.

    Such a shame they never return the favor, don't you think?

    February 5, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
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