September 12th, 2010
01:57 PM ET
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New DNC ad blasts GOP leader

 The DNC will release a new ad Tuesday targeting House Minority Leader John Boehner.
The DNC will release a new ad Tuesday targeting House Minority Leader John Boehner.

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee will release a new ad Tuesday targeting House Minority Leader John Boehner - the congressman in line to become Speaker of the House should Republicans emerge victorious this November.

The 30-second spot sarcastically touts Boehner’s "plan for the economy."

"Tax cuts for businesses and those that shift jobs and profits overseas, saving multinational corporations 10 billion [dollars]," the narrator says.

"So to China and India and Mexico, Boehner has a message: You're welcome," the ad concludes.

A spokesperson for Boehner did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

The commercial will air nationally on cable for about a week.


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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Ken in NC

    It appears that as long as "John of Orange" has his golf courses on which to play and his big corp. sponsors he is not to concerned about us "Small People".

    September 12, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. informed voter

    The RNC has no response to this ad because it accurately portrays their platform and they're proud of it. It's unfortunate so many people are duped by the lie that republicans actually help the American economy, when history has proven just the opposite is true.

    September 12, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. chatmandu002

    Stop the deficit spending.

    Stop big government.

    Let the free market do its thing make money and jobs.

    September 12, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. Jetty

    When Boehner talks about cutting spending, ask him why he and the Republicans wants to borrow 700 Billions to give a tax cut to only 2% of the weathiest Americans. Does he wants to make permanent the 700Billion TARP money Bush borrowed to bailout Wall Street?

    Wall Street is doing OK now but the Middle Class America is NOT. Keep making the case OBAMA

    September 12, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. Sorensen

    Just ignore the empty-headed, old, tired, not very high IQ, ambitious
    egg-head. Without a manuscript written by some GOP-slave, he really
    has no idea what to say about anything.
    In a debate with Obama, Michelle or even Gingrich, he would not last
    10 seconds. Gingrich knows!!

    September 12, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. Marry

    It is about time for the Democrats to take a stand! Time for a few facts and not just for being upset with the GOP and their tactic of NO – Hell NO! People, please ask yourself – has the GOP ever helped YOU in the past 10 years? Why would you think they have anything to offer YOU in the future? You know, they only care for rich friends making them even richer and YOU are the one that has to pay for that with your job, your health, your future and in too many cases with the lives of your children in unjust wars.

    September 12, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  7. Donnatella

    it's about time the DNC put the truth out there, will that get people to go out and vote, this is not an election to sit out. We have got to get out there and vote, the rich in this country is living high on the hog, and if Mr. Boner has his way they will become even richer. We must stop him

    September 12, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. frag

    So now Böhner has realized that he can't defend a tax break for the rich and says he will vote to let the rich pay their fair share! The rats are starting to leave the ship, by the way, they are not going to check to see if the Tea Partiers have enough life jackets. "Every man for himself!!!!!!!" they cry as the Republicans realize that the primaries were not a guarantee for November." Wait 'till you see the whites of their lies!" is the battle cry of the Democrates. "We have not yet begun to fight".

    September 12, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Boehner and Republicans support 1% of the population and that's the rich, that's called "Dereliction of Duty" when you take an oath of office to work for all the people. Why would you vote Republican if you're not in that 1%.

    September 12, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. NVa Native

    And the Dems don't need to use lies to make a Republican sound un-American. Just talk about the Repub's record and everyone will know how un-American and un-patriotic these Repubs are.

    September 12, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  11. ronalde

    it is about time that the democrats started telling the truth about the republicans,they lie and don't care about the middle class,they have messed up the economy in the last 8 years and have no plans to fix it if they come to power.At least the democrats are trying to do some thing.

    September 12, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  12. Mr. Brown

    ANYBODY is better than Pelosi. Give Democrats power and what do they give you? Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Chris Dodd all in high power positions.

    Not to mention:
    Record unemployment
    Record debt
    Record and I mean RECORD pork spending

    Regardless of what Dems say, America was in MUCH better shape with a Republican run Congress and Senate.

    September 12, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. T'SAH from Virginia

    The RepubliCAN'Ts are supposed to 'release' their plan to stimulate the Economy and produce JOBS!!! So far, I've heard two points – Cut government programs (which programs Boehner???) and keep TAX CUTS in place for two more years (for who, Boehner – the RICH, right?)!!

    The RepubliCAN’Ts are about more of the SAME!!! The GOP Plan – They have NO Plan!! Seeping out a plan a little at a time over the month of September only proves that!!!

    They claim Boehner is NOT KNOWN by the American people – He is surely getting introduced for what he really is – Hmm, could that be the reason why he now agrees with the TAX CUTS that President Obama has been proposing from DAY 1??

    DEMOCRATS – STATE the CASE – UNITE the BASE – WIN this RACE in November...................Yes We Can!!

    September 12, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. 30-YR ARMY VETERAN FOR THE TRUTH!

    For what damage they've done to this country how dare them blast anybody. I will be so happy when Nov and then 2012 comes. Because it will be a cold day in hades before one of them is elected to any high office ever again.

    September 12, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  15. Fed Up

    Let them slam. They are only doing that because they have nothing good to say about their President or his policies.

    September 12, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  16. Tom-Vermillion Ohio

    Did you know that most of the United States exports to China are in fact, Made In China? Guess who 'profits' the most from these exports. Guess who lobbied heavily to get NAFTA through Congress. Guess who is heavily involved in the United States economy. Guess who is extremely anti-regulation for big business. Guess who is anti-tax, anti-health care, anti-environment, anti-'entitlement', and anti-regulation. Guess who founded 'The Americans for Prosperity'. Give up. Do your homework. Start by 'googling' billionaires David and Charles Koch. Start there. Lots to dial into and digest.

    September 12, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I would like to know why the Republicans like Boehner oppose getting things done to make sure that jobs stay here in the US. How can spending money on teachers and first responders a bad thing?

    September 12, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. jay

    The GOP plan is to destroy the middle class, and to make the rich richer.

    September 12, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  19. mj

    What he does oppose is the constant funding to Unions. By any other name is still smells the same. Government needs to stay out of business. Obama tries to appeal to the citizens by saying , "Republicans don't want Teachers, Firefighters, and Police to
    keep their jobs". We want everyone to be able to keep their jobs. Handing over more money to Unions will only make a few smile. The Union Leaders hold the purse strings and it is not going to go to those who need it.

    September 12, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  20. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    All republicans are anti American. They only care about business overseas.

    September 12, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  21. normajean

    John Boehner as the voice of the Republican party is without any doubt the biggest boner of the this political scene. This is a man who has no concern for the country and its people as a whole but only how every political move will affect the Repubs and himself in particular. He has an arrogance that shows in every word or expression and is fast turning voters off. While we ,the voters, can't vote against him directly, we can all get out there and vote to shake things up enough to see him retire to the nearest putting green and tan off into the sunset.......!!!

    September 12, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  22. stormerF

    Strange how the Democrats always want to raise taxes and spend more than the Government takes in,in the name of prosperity. Why is keeping more of the money you work for so bad? We pay state,city,county,property,advelorum,School,sales,excise taxes,estate taxes,capitol gains tax, and now we have to pay more Federal income taxes? Time we stopped all these politicans from getting cushy retirements and free medical on the Tax payers backs.

    September 12, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  23. buccakenji

    Libtard socialist/progressive/Marxist are idiots. Get government out of the lives of America. If a local government can't afford something, do without just like every other American family. Federal government IS NOT and CAN NOT be the saviour of last resort.

    Shut down the political eliteists. Make government service a part time limited career.

    September 12, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  24. LMC

    We need to get rid of tax cuts to businesses that are sending jobs overseas and give those cuts to businesses that are keeping jobs here in the US. This isn't against companies who have multi-national business, but against those that farm out the work to other countries in order to pay lower salaries. You know the savings are going to pay for higher salaries for the top administrators!

    September 12, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  25. Lee

    The only jobs Democrats are interested in are THEIR jobs! They'll do anything for the UNIONS to guarantee those bought and paid for votes!

    September 12, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
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