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. Willy Brown

    DNC Head Little Timmy Kaine just keep loosing elections.

    February 5, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Carl

    Hey Congress and President Obama: Please present your plan for paying off the national debt. Explain what steps you will take to ensure future generations will not be enslaved with the debt you continue to rack up at an unsustainable pace. Explain why increasing the debt ceiling and continuing to borrow from China or print more money without any more value to back it up does not represent a threat to our national security. Please put all other political objectives on hold until you address the debt.

    February 5, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. Mark L.

    LOL – I absolutely love the published photograph of John Boehner, Mitch McConnell & Michael Steele...They look like Adolph Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir respectively...LMAO...{:o)

    February 5, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. Republicans - Wrong about everything, Wrong for America (and GW Bush was the worst President ever)

    Good. Kick em where it hurts. Not that it matters. The Republicans have no shame. They will take the money, then deny that it affects their decisions.

    February 5, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  5. Zaley

    They are.

    February 5, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  6. Kasey

    It's just amazing how we all voted for change...it proves just how impatient we really are. We'll pay for it again, just like we did for the past eight years of Republican rule. Shame.

    February 5, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. Matt

    The rich will get richer.....we're about to vote in a new batch of republicans to line their pockets with gold. Shame on us all.

    February 5, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. Tram

    It's not that the GOP is at it again - it's that they never stopped! They want Wall Street to the detriment of Main Street. After all, that's how they're lining their pockets while the rest of us go hungry.

    February 5, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  9. Brian J

    Republicans are the party of Wall Street. A little known fact about Republicans is they love to balloon deficits and drastically increase the size of government. They took the US under Ronald Reagan from being the largest creditor nation to the number one debtor nation. Republicans also love to de-regulate the financial industry, so we can have boom and bust cycles. Another thing about the GOP is they are lousy on national security-9/11 occurred on their watch, they started an unnecessary and unfunded war in Iraq, and missed bin Laden at Tora Bora. Personally, I cannot see why any lobbyist would want to give a penny to the GOP, much less vote for them.

    February 5, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  10. Mark

    We all know that it's the DEMS are truly to blame. THEY HAVE HAD TOTAL CONTROL OF ALL BRANCHS OF GOVT.

    February 5, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  11. Hammerer

    Who is at it again? The labor market lost 20,000 jobs and the jobless rate dropped to 9.7. Amazing!
    Said that they found 500,000 people working that had not been counted.
    This is the reason that no one trusts the government. More lies.

    February 5, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  12. Dems still do not get it

    The democrats still do not get it. Americans do not care what Dems think about the GOP. Americans do now want to hear from the party that controls all three brancehs of government that it cannot get anything done because of the minority GOP party. And Americans do not want to hear President Obama blame all his problems and those of the country on George Bush. If that is all the Dems and Obama have to offer, than move aside and get out of office and let somebody who can get it done have a chance.

    One and Done for Obama
    Bye bye to Reid, Dodd, Kerry, Frank, Pelosi, Liberman, Lynch, Markey, Specter, Burris, and about 40 other democratic do nothings

    February 5, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. stillwaiting4change

    Funny, this doesn't seem like "change I can believe in", kinda seems like the "same ole same ole"

    February 5, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Bye Bye Dems

    Who cares with the democratic insiders thinks. Take a look at what mericans think.

    Virginia Governors rave - snubs Obama and goes GOP
    PA race - ditto
    Kenney senate seat in liberal MA - Obama flies in and Dems lose
    Summer Olympics – Obama flies to Copenhagen and Chicago loses

    The is 0-4 Obama Americans are no longer listening to you.

    who is going to win the wisonsin senate seat ? anybody who runs who is not a Democrat

    who is going to win the PA senate seat? Not Arlen Spectacle who became a Democrat

    who will win Reid's senate seaT IN nEVADA - any REPUBLICAN THAT RUNS

    wILL jOHN kERRY keep his seat in Massachusetts - NO way for Mr droopy jaw to keep his seat

    Will barney Frank be back -- not even close for the Fannie Mae bandid

    February 5, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  15. Obama = WORST president EVER

    Democrats want us to believe that Obama is responsible for raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, but not the fact that unemployment is nearing 10% while he tries to cram a trillion dollar entitlement down everyone's throats.

    Sure, Democrats, the GOP is at fault. Go buy a clue.

    February 5, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  16. billincalif

    THE VOTE HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD' makes your propaganda machine useless DIMRATS. YOU have very little time before being bounced out on your collective bums so I'd suggest you use your time and money more wisely.

    February 5, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  17. Dar

    At it again, they never stopped stupid. And there not going to stop as long as the Dems are spending like crazy.

    2010/2012 REAL Change is coming

    February 5, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    "2. The major cause of the recession were subprime mortgages pushed by Democrats that ruined the financial markets. Sorry, DNC."

    Not really. See, if those subprime mortgages simply failed, there would have been a bunch of foreclosures and that would have been the end of it. Bank gets the property, homeowner gets ousted.

    What really happened is that "Wall Street" took those subprime mortgages, bundled them with regular mortgages to create securities, paid the securities ratings companies to rate them as less risky than they really were, bought insurance from places like AIG against the possibility of the securities failing, then engaged in credit-default swaps in order to create hollographic profits on paper thru a good old fashioned game of hot potato. When those subprime mortgages bottomed-out and failed because of their well-hidden ballooning payment structures, financial institutions left holding them went to insurers like AIG, who had improperly underwritten the securities based on their improper risk ratings, and demanded their insurance money...so guess what? AIG went bottom-up and so did the institutions left with the hot potatoes. If you don't recognize and understand that the above is Exhibit A in the case against Wall Street and deregulatory policy, then you're just vomitting partisan talking points and understand none of it.

    February 5, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  19. Steve

    Why dont we just turn this country back over to the The Republicans. According the the republican, we did great under GW Bush......the sad part of it all, I voted for the republican.

    February 5, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  20. Captain Awesome

    So let me get this straight. Democrats have been in power and have controlled the purse strings for three years now with a Republican minority, and they're blaming Republicans for catering to Wall St.??? Really? Here's the reality: Democrats know they're in trouble in November with the mid-term elections. So why not turn the tables and make Republicans the bad guys? Brilliant strategy, but the American people aren't that stupid.

    Air America
    2004 – 2010
    RIP

    February 5, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "Brilliant strategy, but the American people aren't that stupid."

    Really? Apparently they are...you know...seeing as how that's precisely what the GOPers have been playing as their hand for the past year. Misinform, misdirect, mischaracterize and voila...angry populace.

    February 5, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  22. John

    You can only target the independents. You can see from the comments here that conservatives get their talking points from Fox and have already made up their minds.

    February 5, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  23. Mickey

    Of course these domestic terrorists, the Republican Party, are at it again...they never stopped!

    The Party of "NO!" continue to obstruct this country's forward progress, and that, in my book, is DOMESTIC TERRORISM. Period.

    GOP: fearmongers, haters, racists...this is what your party now stands for...you must be very proud. And you wonder why you are called Tea Baggers...

    February 5, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  24. Ryan

    If you think Republicans wake up in morning and honestly want to help the country and people like you and me – then you need your head examined. Oh wait, you can't afford that under your current insurance thanks to them!

    They decided the minute Obama was elected they would say NO to anything and everything no matter what it was. And they got paid extra for it by the industries that stand to lose the most – Banks and Insurance companies.

    The GOP will never denounce lobbying or they would have NO cash whatsoever to support their lust for power.

    They claim they want "less government" – well that translates into less regulation and that's how we get screwed everyday by the banks, insurance companies, and airlines among other giants, EVERY DAY.

    If I'm going to pay my taxes – I expect my government and it's politicians to WORK. So don't tell me that you want me to pay you so you can produce LESS results – because I'm not cool with that and it's not something you should be proud of you lazy s.o.b.s

    If they put half the effort they do into screaming about gay marriage like they did into FIXING THE BUDGET then maybe we'd see some results. But this party would rather tell tax-paying citizens what to do in their bedrooms behind closed doors before they'd accept responsibility for the potholes in the road and the overpriced costs to get something as simple as a tooth filling.

    And they keep screaming about socialism – which is not where we're headed but if it were... um, every socialist country doesn't have half the problems we do and oddly, twice the freedoms as a result.

    February 5, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. Illinoisman

    Fools!!! How long does the Dems have to control congress before they take some resposibilty. For them its always the other guys fault. NEWSFLASH!!!!!!! Not everyone agrees with the far left policys the President is pushing. Yes not even his own party. The Democrats have been hijacked by the left and there is no room for moderate dems anymore.

    February 5, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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