August 20th, 2010
10:22 AM ET
4 years ago

DNC deploys George W. Bush in new ad

The DNC is out with a new ad Friday.
The DNC is out with a new ad Friday.

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is out Friday with a new television ad that looks forward to the November elections and closes with a cameo from former President George W. Bush.

Entitled "Big Choices," the ad frames the midterm elections as a choice between the policies of President Obama and national Democrats and the policies of Bush and the GOP. It captures a view of idealistic Americana –rolling fields of wheat, windmills, a teacher in a classroom, a welder in a factory–before Bush makes a surprise appearance with a verbal gaffe.

"You fool me, you can't get fooled again," Obama's Oval Office predecessor says in footage used in the ad.

The new 30-second spot is running on national cable stations.


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soundoff (182 Responses)
  1. Marcus

    But he did 'fooled' a lot of people twice...

    August 20, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  2. NVa Native

    This very good. The RNC and Fox are trying to change history and facts, without anything more than rumors and fabricated lies.
    The real facts and truth (and video) is the best way to combat the lies and deceptions hopefully it can keep US from going backward .....again.

    August 20, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans prefer talking about Pres. Reagan whose presidency ended in 1989, that was over 21 years ago. Why, because they think Americans are stupid and have forgotten the past 8 years they supported GWB who drove this economy into the ground.

    August 20, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. Charles

    The party with the most negative ads loses my vote.

    August 20, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. Ben in Texas

    It's nice to get a reminder of how bad things used to be, and to remember the guy who brought the economy to its knees and got deficit spending rolling again.

    If the Repugnants ever want to be taken seriously again, they should quit defending the indefensible and repudiate the Bush years. The should call for the indictment of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Libby, and others involved in the mass swindle that was the Bush regime.

    August 20, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  6. GOP = "I hope he fails"

    For all the wing-nuts dismissing this as "bush bashing," please tell us one thing, JUST ANY ONE SINGLE THING, that is different about your policies now and the policies of GWB.

    (crickets)

    August 20, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  7. chris

    Oh man! Zing! It's not like Obama doesn't say stupid stuff when he's not on his prompter.

    August 20, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  8. Facts are not fair to the GOP

    When Obama was sworn in, the country was in the crapper. Even Paulsen and Bush said we were on the edge of a great depression. Any attempts to fix the mess has been met with obstruction from the Fox republican party. GObP has voted against every jobs bill and blames the president for the unemployment rate. The baggers say that government jobs don't count, except when the president shrinks the size of government, the losses count against him. Private sector jobs are increasing despite Fox republican efforts to destroy the middle class.

    August 20, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  9. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    GOOD! Let's not allow America to forget how we got into this mess in the first place!

    In NOvember vote NO for the Party of NO!

    August 20, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. Simon, Orlando

    Blaming George Bush is not an action plan for fixing the economy.

    August 20, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  11. Concern citizen

    Old tactics. We need solutions to job problem.
    Who's in control now? WhiteHouse = Democrats; Senate = Democtrats and Congress = Democrats. So, if there is to blame that nothing has been done for the last 2 years, the point should point to Democrats? Simple logic, simple blame game.

    August 20, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  12. DavidMichael

    I find it ridiculous that this presidency continues to blame Bush for his own failings. In today's news, Obama credits his stimulus package for a crime lab and police property housing being built, that in actuality was not funded by the stimulus program. Somehow Bush must be to blame for this falsehood as well. Sorry, had the kool-aid and don't want anymore.

    August 20, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  13. Jim McNally

    I'm convinced – I will not vote for that idiot George W. Bush in the next election (maybe even the next two elections).

    August 20, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  14. Facts are not fair to the GOP

    8 million jobs were lost in Bush's last year in office, and those republicans that voted for every part of his ill thought out agenda are running for reelection in November.

    August 20, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  15. Monrob

    I think it is a very effective ad.

    One point for the Dems: X

    August 20, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  16. jim

    I don't believe George Bush is running for any political office this year. Maybe someone should tell the dems they control the presidency and both houses of Congress.

    August 20, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  17. Gayle

    About what you'd expect. Find something trivial about a former administration because you can't point to anything this administration has accomplished to improve the lives of the American people.

    August 20, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  18. KAZPORT

    Bring it on. Is that all they got? Man-up I have never seen a president waste more time blaming his predecessor than Obama and the DNC. You know what ? Its about the Economy NOW not 2 years ago and until they wake up expect Republicans to take the message and run

    August 20, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  19. chatmandu002

    That's right Obama and democrats, fool us once shame on you, fool us twice shame on us.

    August 20, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  20. Tracy W

    I guess this shows the desperation of the dems. It's getting extremely old listening to the same old "Bush" song. This is a diversion tactic. Why don't you try doing something fiscally smart for the country instead of continuing to give entitlements to those who milk the system?

    August 20, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. sifto77

    Dems are desperate–

    GWB is not on the ballot–if he were, he is still more popular than Obama–dems are trying to implode their chances....

    August 20, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  22. Reality

    Bush? Is Bush running again? This is all they got, pulling out old stuff from Bush? Is the DNC that desparate for anyting? You have got to be kidding me, this is all they have to offer? Ha Ha Ha. They look like fools now big time. How about showcasing Obama's accomplishments? Start with him defending the building of a mosqe in New York, or his massive debt, or his Health Care law that will destroy the county. How about the Arizona border issue, use that one. Geez get on the good ship DNC and recreate the Titanics maiden voyage to the U.S.

    August 20, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  23. ObjectiveGuy

    Now THAT'S sad! The democrats have had a full majority in the House and Senate PLUS the White House for two years, and all they want the voters to focus on is that they're not George Bush??? Why don't they just stand on their record of accomplishment while they've had a clear majority to get their agenda pushed through??? Oh wait, is it because the current deomcratic-controlled congress and the current democratic president have some of the lowest approval ratings in history??? Yeah, better keep blaming Bush...

    August 20, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  24. Opinion0731

    This is a cheap shot from a desperate democratic party, because they have no successes to run on. They can't run on accomplishments because the bulk of the american people don't like the legislation they passed. They can't run on the economy because it is worse now then it ever was under Bush. They need to stop blamming Bush, take responsibility for the failed economic policies, and start listening to the will of the american people. It would help if they would stop passing monstrous peices of legislation that are killing the our nations businesses. It is clear that democratic policies are anti business and will not help our economy or our nation. I am an Independent Voter that will not be voting for any democrates in the next election. I recommend to all of my fellow independents to the the same. The democrates have proven to me that they have a complete lack of fiscal disipline, and have disregarded the will of the american people. To me these are unforgivable sins and I will not reward them with my vote.

    August 20, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  25. matt

    When are our leaders going to grow up? The failures of this country are because our leaders are more concerned with getting re-elected then doing their jobs. If they spent half as much time discussing the issues in a constructive debate, as they do tarnishing and trying to one up the other party, this country would be better off.

    I say for mid-term elections and all elections in next four years we American's stand up and show our strength and vote every incumbent out of office. Let's hit the reset button and start over.

    August 20, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
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