February 5th, 2010
12:34 PM ET
4 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. Mesa Mick

    The truth will set us free...

    But as usual, the dems just don't punch up the message with "body blow" rhetoric that the rethuglicants constatly use use against them.

    Take heed dems – Nice guys finish last, so....GO FOR THE THROAT!

    February 5, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  2. D.U.T.C.H.

    If the DNC can keep this up all the way until November, we'll get all of those obstructionists out of Congress.

    February 5, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  3. Mike

    The congress has been controlled by the democrats for three years. How is it that Republicans can promise anything to Wall Street. The demorats have been promising main street the world for three years and this is where they have led us. Check out the numbers on Wall Street again today. We are sinking under the demorats and nobama due to their tax and spend ways.

    February 5, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  4. SocialismBad

    Gee, so much for that bi-partisan spirit of co-operation! Time for the Republicans to make some ads about all the backroom deals they made with big Pharma, healthcare companies, hospitals, etc. As well as all the lobbyists Obama has in his administration, especially from Goldman Sachs!

    February 5, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  5. Mike in MN

    Any body notice that the government released two employment numbers today that wildly contradict each other?
    On was the jobs numbers report that 20,000 jobs were lost in January. It is based on a survey of 370,000 employers.
    The other was the unemployment rate which went down from 10% to 9.7% and is based on a survey of 110,000 homes. The results of the survey projected 541,000 new jobs in January.
    At least one of these reports is way of base, both can not be accurate.
    And to top it off the government also released numbers that say 8.4 million jobs were lost during the recession, up from a previous estimate of 7.2 million.
    Anyone know which, if any of these numbers are credible?
    And how about Obama's promise that if the stimulus was passed unempolyment would not go beyond 8%, that did not happen, even if the new number of 9.7% is accurate, the stimulus has long past failed to deliver on Obama's promise.
    So how about Obama's claims on how many jobs have been created or saved? Anyone think those numbers are credible?
    Which numbers comming from the White House are accurate and which are not? It is clear at least some are way off base.

    February 5, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  6. Glennis

    Pot calling the kettle black. It's a bit ironic that the people who are now doing such a good job of watching Wall Street's back are the very same people accusing the other side of the same.

    February 5, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  7. Rickster

    Ah yes, more of the Whiner-In-Chief Barry Soetoro's famed "non-partisanship". Is it 2012 yet?

    February 5, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  8. RON

    What do you expect from a bunch of jerks

    February 5, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. dick donnelly

    I beg to differ with the DNC. Both our political partys sold out to Wall Street.. What we the people need to do is clean up our congress by getting rid of our professional politicans and do it by pushing for Term Limits.

    February 5, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  10. Mark

    Yep, Republicants were in charge when the US economy tanked. We have them to thank. I'll vote Democrat over Republican because the Republicans don't know how to work with others and also don't know that they were voted in office for the people, not themselves.

    February 5, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  11. Albert R., L.A., CA

    These Republican global corporate Loyalist are obstructing America from moving forward. They have different plans for American workers as demonstrated by the corporate loyalist on the Supreme Court who have acted under color of authority (black robes) aiding global corporations to impact our lawmaking and elections with this unlimited cash bribery.

    Republicans want America to continue down the old deregulated (i.e., lawless) Reagan Trail of 1890’s “Horse-and-sparrow economics” promising if we feed a horse enough oats some are bound to pass through to the high-end and trickle-down onto the trail for the sparrows, as they ignore how it all got lost in the Bushes; the George Bushes. We just traveled down that wilderness path and look were it got us. Bushwhacked!, and yet Republican global corporate loyalist still argue that if we remove the remaining laws regulating global banks and global corporations they will use all that money they take and create jobs with it. What they don’t tell you is that the jobs these global corporations offer are building high speed rail systems and the worlds tallest buildings everyplace in the world but here and that the workers overseas have universal health care.

    February 5, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Say something negative about the black man, the hispanic man, gays, lesbians and people like Tom Tancredo(Tea Party) think that's what White Americans want to hear to put them in office. Unfortunately, they are so far wrong. White Americans are sick and tired of the racial overtures, they are smart and progressive people who have no need to use racism and hate to get ahead in life, they use their brains.

    February 5, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  13. Right Leaning Independent

    I am with the Repubs! Wall Street creates jobs – not Washington and lord knows we need jobs in this country!!

    February 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. TexEcon

    I am sure the DNC ad will also point out that employees and PACs associated with Goldman Sachs contributed $994,795 to Obama's 2008 election campaign while only giving the McCain campaign $230,095. They could also acknowledge that Sen. Reid of Nevada received more campaign contributions from securities firms than casinos in his last election cycle.

    February 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. Lisa P

    Tax cuts don't create jobs, they create bubbles. Real economic growth comes from investment in infrastructure - physical, human and informational - which is mainly done by government because the capitalists can't seem to find a way to turn an acceptably large, acceptably quick profit on it. Unfetter the capitalists and they quickly run the whole darn economy into the ground (see: the last thirty years).

    I think we've had enough of that GOP small government / tax cut / no regulation nonsense for a while.

    February 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. Mike Harrington

    About Right. All they want is money and at this moment the large wall street firms have it. They would sell out to foreign governments to make shur the OBAMA Administration fails.

    February 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. chaser

    hmmm, Dems are in charge in the WH and are the majority in the house and a majority in the senate..with a SUPER majority in the senate up until about 3 weeks ago. Yet, republicans, who are powerless in DC are hurting the economy? interesting.

    February 5, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  18. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    I guess the DNC is playing follow the lying, incompetent, inept, leader they have in the White House. See Obozo is lying about that bipartisanship also. The libertard fools are either complicit in these lies that the idiot spouts or are totallay incompetent also.

    February 5, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  19. Fred

    For eleven months the Repubs and their massive political machine have been not only the "Party of NO" but have done and said everything possible to block the work of the Congress and the government.

    In spite of all the negative actions, the policies of the Demos have started to turn this country around..unemployment continues to drop and the US economy grew at a record pace in the last quarter of 2009.

    With the news of today we see that unemployment numbers continue to decrease when the Repubs were hoping they would increase...and what are the Repubs response..MORE NEGATIVE ADS.

    However, todays news brings us even more serious actions by two Neo Con Repub Senators, Sens. Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions. They have taken the action of putting holdings on presidental appointments so they can attempt to black mail the administration into awarding military contracts to a foreign company. The Senators have have a personal interest in seeing the the foreign company receive the contracts rather than a US MANUFACTURER . This is nothing but ...BLACKMAIL

    This act shows exactly what their number one objective is...TO GET RE ELECTED...they don't care about anything other than that..Which is what the Republican party has been all about..since Jan.20, 2009.

    Perhaps some have forgotten that while Repub party it had the majority in Congress and White House, it's policies screwed up the strongest economy in the world and rushed us into two of the longest wars this country has ever faced...Net Result...a finanical crash that has affected every American family and one totally unecessary war which has hurt tens of thousands of American families.

    And their response remains the same...NO...NO...NO...

    February 5, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  20. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Good ad! Democrats, you have to speak up! Otherwise the hate-mongers on AM radio and Faux News will keep lying to America!

    GOP= Grand Obstructionist Party!

    February 5, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  21. Mike

    Those DemoKKKrats are at it again.

    February 5, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  22. bud in NC

    It's about time. The Dems have been in a crouch position taking the Repubs punches for the past year. I do not want counterpunching. I want the Dems to carry the fight to the opposition. Go get the b**tards.

    February 5, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  23. NV

    Wasn't Goldman Sachs Obama's biggest supporter. It would seem that he owes them a few favors himself.

    February 5, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. Sam Sixpack

    Not to mention, the free coverage here.

    Republicans and Democrats are equally corrupt.

    February 5, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  25. Traj

    I wish the dems would hit these idiots harder than we're doing.. Republicans play nasty, dirty, ball, and don't mind waddling in the mud. I would love for my fellow dems to get down right nasty with them....

    February 5, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
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