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. Eli

    Attention Democrats:

    Your party has been in control of the Congress since January, 2007 and your party won the presidential election in November, 2008.

    One of the last great democrats, Harry Truman, said "The buck stops here." When will you take the responsibility that President Truman assumed?

    August 20, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. Tinkers Dam

    The same can be said about Obama. You fooled the people in 08. Good luck with that in 2012. The people are onto this hack of a politician. The recovery starts in November, and picks up a full head of steam in 2012.

    August 20, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  3. Bill from GA

    The Dems can look pretty stupid sometimes. Don't they realize most of the noticeable bad economic effects of W's term came in his last days, and into President Obama's term? A lot of short sighted people associate that with the current administration. Most of those who lost jobs during W's term (that's millions of people) are still unemployed. A lot of people who supported W still think he is great.

    Maybe they should run an ad showing the chart of job growth/loss, which bottomed out at over 750,000 lost per month under W.

    August 20, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  4. C.J.

    Go ahead liberal dems, keep hammering home the "it's Bush's fault" theme. Keep bringing him up in an attempt to distract people from your shortcomings. See how far that gets you this fall.

    August 20, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  5. Nick

    Why can't the Dems realize that President Bush has been out of office for 2 year! It is time for Barack Hussin Obama to put his "big boy" pans on and start taking some responsibility for the US. That, or take another vacation. Whatever is more important

    August 20, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  6. dale

    If the Repubs would come out and say we were wrong and we messed up, it would put an end to the use of Bush, but they can't.

    August 20, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. Mike

    It doesn't matter what they try. Remember these are the same democrats that pushed Obamacare on us, funded abortion with yours and my taxpayer money, then they tried to fool us with this Obama executive order to make us believe that the Presidents executive order would override legislation. This is a smoke screen. These democrats are arrogant, wreckless spending nut jobs. Vote them out! Don't let them fool you into believing they are something good for this nation.

    August 20, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. Dave

    Sounds about right. Bush and the rest of the inept GOP created this mess. Obama is just trying to fix it.

    August 20, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  9. Marc

    Disclaimer-I voted for Obama.
    That being said, seriously Dems-Bush bashing is OLD. Talk about what you're doing, or want to do. This just makes it look like you have no new ideas and will not help you.

    August 20, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  10. Steve in North Carolina

    I'll take George Bush back in a heartbeat over anything the Democrats have to offer!

    August 20, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  11. Hib

    GWB's verbal gaffe on spotlight...DNC pls also show us Dick Cheneys arrogance...People seem to forget all these aftter a year and a half...

    August 20, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  12. h sutherland

    There they go again!!!!!! The Demos don't have anything to run on from 2 years of Obama. Don't the Demos remember that they contolled Congress during Bush's last two years? How do the Demos say that the recession is solely due to Bush?

    August 20, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  13. William

    You have to admit. That's a pretty good ad. Remind Americans of what we had to live through those long 8 Bush years......

    August 20, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  14. terry,va

    Keep living in the past dumbcraps!!! Your policies are EXTREME compared to "W's". Bush was unpopular because of the Iraq war. Obummie is unpopular cause he couldn't run a lemonade stand. BIG DIFFERENCE.

    August 20, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  15. DB TX

    What lie and desperate move for dems. two years still blaming Bush.

    August 20, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  16. Dave

    As an independent voter, I have to say this is a turn off. It just smacks of desperation. Just like the neo-cons of the GOP have their go-to subject of terrorism/defense, this just looks the same scare tactic being used. Time for all to realize the two party scam being played on us.

    August 20, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  17. Bill from GA

    And furthermore, W always seemed like a likable kind of guy, even is he was the worst president in history. Love that look when he was dodging the shoes ("Got another one?")

    August 20, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  18. 31mMD

    Bush is not running anymore. The policies of the GOP are the policies of the GOP not Bush. Where are the Dems accomplishments in the ad? The Dems have been in control of Congress for almost 4 years now and we've had almost 2 years of Dem. party rule. Where are the accomplishments? If they can resort only to Bush, the Dems have no chance of winning in November.

    August 20, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  19. Tim

    I think this is going to backfire on the Dems. The American people are smart enough to be offended by this smoke & mirrors, slight of hand tactic that is simply designed to take the focus off of the Dem's performance since they assumed complete control of our government. It seems that most people are already tired of the Just Blame Bush strategy as it simply does not provide any solutions to our existing problems. Time to put up or shut up.

    August 20, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  20. Jon

    As an independent, I truly believe that Obama and democRATs are committing a huge political mistake by continuing to blame Bush. These people only know and truly enjoy how to use somebodyelse' money and create no real jobs in 2 years after they spent ~ 3 trillions of taxpayers' money. Do you think American people will blame Bush for the complete and miserable failures of Obama and democRAT congress' job-killing policies? Get a life!

    August 20, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  21. D. Tree

    Well, no matter if you are sick of hearing about GWB or not the fact remains: the current GOP is proposing the same policies that Bush had.

    Does America really want to return to the policies of George Bush? According to a CBS News poll, 57% of Tea Partiers have a "favorable" view of Bush's policies.

    Thank God only 25% of the American People say they share Tea Party values.

    August 20, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  22. B

    You have to ask yourself if you really want to go backwards to a country run buy the same liars and Morons that gave us this disaster..

    The Republicans continue to be a national and international embarrassment for America!. George W Bush will be seen in history as the- bottom rung- of leadership in this country.

    GOP, the party of NO you can’t .......

    August 20, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  23. Mike D

    I love it! Keep bashing Bush...the dems are so far out of touch with reality it is becoming comical.

    August 20, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  24. hjs3

    Let the games begin.......

    August 20, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  25. philthetruth

    i wasn't aware "W" was running for anything...

    August 20, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
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