June 22nd, 2010
10:05 AM ET
5 years ago

RNC mocks Obama in TV parody

The RNC is out Tuesday with a  web video touting a fictitious television network called ‘Obama’s Chicago Network.’
The RNC is out Tuesday with a web video touting a fictitious television network called ‘Obama’s Chicago Network.’

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee launched "Obama's Chicago Network" on Tuesday, a new web video designed to look like a NBC network summer lineup promotion.

The video is complete with the familiar-sounding television voiceover that touts four new "shows": "Dancing with the Law" (Dancing with the Stars), "The Colorado Hills" (The Hills), "I'm a Politician, Get Me Out of Here!" (I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!) and "Job or No Job" (Deal or No Deal).

"Obama's Chicago Network: it's not TV, it's reality," the ad concludes.

The video is hosted on a website with short summaries of each fake production and focuses on the Obama administration's ties to Illinois ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak and Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff.

"When Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States, he promised to usher in a new era of unparalleled transparency and open government in Washington," RNC Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement. "Rather than putting a stop to 'business-as- usual', this White House has proved more than willing to employ disreputable, backroom, Chicago-style politics in order to further their own political goals."

"President Obama has not only fallen remarkably short of the high standards he has set for himself and his administration, but most egregiously, he has broken his word to the American people about bringing real change to Washington," Steele said.

A spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee was not immediately available for comment.


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soundoff (207 Responses)
  1. Waiting for 2012

    Obama has been the biggest disappointment in history. He made promises he had no intention of keeping and I am glad to see someone remind him and us of that. Good job RNC, we support the over due exposure to remind Obama of his blatant lies.

    June 22, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. Brian

    So Obama's directly responsible or is being implicated in what Blagojavich did? Really? Just goes to show you how out of touch Michael Steele and the RNC is with reality.

    June 22, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. Obozo's Recod Deficit + Higher Taxes

    OBOZO is such a joke.

    This clown looks more like a baffoon every day.

    He thinks he is the annointed one, he's really the arrogant one and the idiot one.

    What a disgrace!!!!

    June 22, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  4. spike in conshohocken pa

    Obama is a disappointment on so many levels. But he is well spoken. There's that.

    June 22, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. ann

    Show me just one GOPer who is decent and not full of negative hate...just one..............

    June 22, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. Dean

    Nothing but relentless attacks from the right what is new

    June 22, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  7. Linda

    Mocking the President of the United States?

    Steele, GOP – all of you – you are spineless cowards!

    June 22, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
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