June 22nd, 2010
10:05 AM ET
4 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. kimberly

    I am just floored! Republicans with any sense are going to be humiliated and mortified by this, and ones that have no respect for this country, well they will enjoy it. Its such a shame that the ignorance of the right is so up front right now. The only saving grace we have, is the majority of this country and the world understand that the people this looney on the right are not to be taken serious, and are thought of as fools.

    June 22, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. HardyHar

    It's a good thing Republicans aren't funny.

    June 22, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. bravado in boston

    Shame on the RNC. Their tactics are appauling. They should grow up and place nice like other kids, or take their toys and leave Washington DC.

    How sad and distasteful that they continue to bash our President.

    childish to say the least. And these goofs want to have power given back to them?

    Sad.

    June 22, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. Doyle Wiley, MI

    If the RNC doesn't respect the office of the President of the United States, what makes you think they will respect the citizens of the United States.

    June 22, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  5. Aviate

    Republicans are so cute when they try to do comedy. Cute, but not funny.

    Now can they get back to doing what they do best? Like apologizing to BP and blocking legislation that would help ordinary Americans by fixing the messes they created?

    June 22, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  6. KenS

    Did you really expect Obama to continue to offer compromise to a party that has no interest in compromise? Its obvious that you cannot change the culture in Washington, if the Republicans are willing to scuttle the country in order to make sure Obama fails.

    As for transparency, he's orders of magnitude more transparent than his predecessor, and, as for being a wimp, well, his predecessor was quite happy to force other people fight his battles. I don't consider that 'strength'.

    June 22, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  7. Dave

    ....and this coming from Michael Steele. The GOBP, what a joke

    June 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  8. Isom

    "He (Obama) has broken his word to the American people about bringing real change to Washington," Steele said. Well, Steele should know. Him and his Republican colleagues in the House & Senate have fought against any and every change the Obama administration has proposed.

    June 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. Whatever

    Earth to Steele,............. it takes more that President Obama to change Washington. It will take the people of this country seeing the GOBP for what they really and keeping them out of office until they decide to act like adults.

    June 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  10. mms55

    thats the best they can do .hahaha i'm going to love november.

    June 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  11. hayden zeke

    Childish, but then again it is the GOP.

    June 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  12. cando

    What a bunch of class less bozo's these repubs are. Instead of working for our Country they play games and try to distroy our Country.

    June 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  13. Larry

    What an absolute embarrassment the Republican party has become

    And these mindless drones expect the American people to support them ???

    Do any of them read ?

    Do any of them have their feet on this planet ???

    Like Circus Clowns driving around in circles ...

    June 22, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  14. hendrik

    This is how the GOP behaves all the time. Mocking, fear, and an Uncle Tom for a chairman. The token black guy in the sea of old white people. Typical GOP.

    Republicans stink, all of them, no exceptions.

    June 22, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  15. THE OBAMA TRUTH

    This is a picture of a traitor to the United States and it's allies. WAKE UP AMERICA.

    June 22, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  16. Parent2

    Do I understand this correctly... RNC Chairman Michael Steele is saying this administration is as screwed-up as the last administration...? "Business-as-usual"

    June 22, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  17. Chuck G

    Does the party of NO mention their solutions? Let me know when that video comes out……

    June 22, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  18. Rob

    Money would be better spent on their solutions to the problems the country faces.Instead they resort to high behavior of mocking those who have views different theirs.

    June 22, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  19. Jim

    Thanks to the RNC. Clever personal attacks are definitely what the country needs right now.

    Obama: High standards he can't reach in on the schedule he set for himself, but he'll try anyway.

    RNC: Standards? What Standards?

    June 22, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  20. renobill

    Not much you can say about this. We ridiculed Bushy for eight years (wasn't that fun?) and Obama has been a terrible disappointment to many of us Libs.

    June 22, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  21. Rob in MO

    This nonsense is no surprise from a party that has no ideas or useful policies. Naturally they would resort to character assassination.

    June 22, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  22. Sue

    You can't dispute the truth.

    And, you should definitely not have a problem with someone pointing out the truth.

    June 22, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  23. vic of New Yotk

    The final solution to the question about what to do regarding the lunatic Right was probably answered by the Germans 50 years ago.

    The Fox "News" crowd rails about Hitler all the time. Maybe it's time rethink the approach . . .

    June 22, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  24. harold

    Back a few years ago the folks in congress would fight all day on the Hill and then go to dinner and maybe have a drink. What would happen is then something got done. Today members of either party wouldn't dare to be caught with a member of the oppposite party. Guess what, not a damn thing is getting done. Deals gets done in back rooms, board rooms, bars, etc all the time. I don't care how they are reached, just get something DONE!!

    June 22, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  25. Texas Kevin

    quit the smears and empeach. November is right around the cornerand we can get the rest of these socialists out.

    June 22, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
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