September 13th, 2010
12:37 PM ET
8 years ago

Political Theater: DNC targets top House Republican on economic policy

Online political junkies and incessant truth squadders, we need your help.

Tonight, AC360° debuts our new Political Theater segment, employing our very own KTH-O-Meter (that’s KTH for Keeping Them Honest). Our correspondent Tom Foreman will be fact checking a new ad out Tuesday from the Democratic National Committee about House Minority Leader John Boehner’s economic policies.

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  1. Whatever

    Boehner has economic policies?!?! Never heard him speak about them or any news outlet report anything about them. Do they exist?

    September 13, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. jackson

    man, the dems are trying everything they can to fix the sinking ship.....lololololol....face it, your policies are killing America...and the people know it!

    September 13, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. Eric

    "DNC targets top House Republican on economic policy"

    Dems have had control of congress for four years now... how exactly are they going to target the top house republican on economic policy?

    The GOP has been neutered for four years... they can't stop anything... they simply don't have the votes.

    Dems own all this mess.

    September 13, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Keith in Austin

    Here comes what Democrats do best; Mudslinging!

    Why? Because they can't run on their record! Liberals have controlled both Houses of Congress for nearly 4 years. The White House for nearly 2.

    Their divisive approach continues to pit rich vs. poor, blame Bush for their failed policies and sling mud!

    The American voters know better and will demonstrate their opinion of the Democratic Party in November. Bank on it!!!!

    September 13, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  5. Steve (the real one)

    Sure they are since they have owned the House since 2007, wrote the bills, owned the checkbook! Easier to blame than to accept any huh, Dems?

    September 13, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. CutTax

    Boehner has economic policies, always heard him speak about them on any news outlet five time per week. Only not-norman can't find it in google

    September 13, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  7. Political Hack

    To Eric and Jackson:

    You mean what the Dems inherited. It's the political season. idealogues will say anything. VOTE INDEPENDENT

    September 13, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  8. REG in AZ

    What needs to be clearly recognized is that the Republicans have literally become 'puppets' for the Special Interests and the influential, powerful and extremely wealthy few, who 'pull their strings'. Whether disguised as concerned Tea Partiers or standard arrogant Republicans they are simply trying to con people into supporting a return to 'more of the same' that caused the problems as they literally offer no answers and instead only criticize and block all efforts to address the problems. We really need bipartisan cooperation with honest and conscientious efforts but the Republicans have clearly established that they put their political ambitions above all else and could care less about the majority (except to con them). In regard to any fairness, it should be remembered that the Bush tax cuts favored the wealthy by more than 80%, had no positive results and that the middle class has been constantly loosing ground (the poor even more so). The only way to get the Grand Ole Party back is to firmly reject what they have become and to ever return to 'more of the same', would be a catastrophe.

    September 13, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. T'SAH from Virginia

    Eric September 13th, 2010 12:46 pm ET

    "Dems have had control of congress for four years now... how exactly are they going to target the top house republican on economic policy?"

    Two of those years was under BUSH with a VETO pen!!

    The KTH-O-METER is good for both sides and really puts forth who is lying!!!

    September 13, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. jim

    Dems control both houses of Congress and have the presidency. To try to put the blame of the current economic mess on repubs is silly. They are powerless to do anything the dems want as evidenced by the passing of the unpopular healthcare legislation.

    September 13, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  11. JEANNE

    The Dems do not own this mess – all politians own this mess – None of them work together very well – the fact of the matter is Democrats as a whole care about taking care of everyone in this country – even the poor – while republicans only care about themselves. Republicans gripe about everything – (always pointing out what everyone else is doing wrong). It is time the republicans learn we need to care about everyone in this country!!!!!

    September 13, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. diridi

    do not target...They, GOP thugs do not have any kind of financial policy....they loot, loot, loot, to Iraq....they took bribes, from saudi Arabia, for we are producing fuel efficient cars...look, oil is coming down, they , OPEC goes the world...way to go obama...way to go....

    September 13, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. President Obozo: On vacation and OUT TO LUNCH

    KTH-O-Meter (that’s KTH for Keeping Them Honest)

    Geez... Can we do this on Obozo??? If he's opening his mouth, he lying.

    September 13, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  14. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    And I too will be "fact checking" Boehner's so-called economic policies.

    September 13, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. Silence DoGood

    You would think that all this fact finding at internet speeds would stop all the lying politicians.

    But the experience of the Dems-Repubs clubhouse shows that along with internet speed also came blindingly short memory of voters.

    Support your favorite second party and boot the Dem-Rep Status Quo out.

    September 13, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  16. Liz the First

    Watch John of Orange condescend to vote for restoring the proper tax rates for the wealthy and then try to claim credit for leaving the tax cuts in place for the rest of us. he's that much of a weasel. and folks want this joker to be Speaker of the House? OMFG!!!
    and as for you, 'jackson,' i guess you live in that bizarro world where black is white and bad is good if you think it's the Democrats' policies that are killing America! step away from the Kool-Aid!

    September 13, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  17. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Eric - your ignorance on the reality of how Congress works is absolutely spell binding, as is your insightful political commentary.

    In fact, the GOP was mentally "nuetered" even back when it was in power, when it CAUSED the mess you are now so disingenuously and dishonorably trying to disinherit. Now, [R] idiots like Boehner are telling us they want political power back in their hands. I would think even dull edges like YOU would be curious as to what economic ideas these neo-dimwits are bringing back to the table. Surely you don't want to repeat the same FAILED [R] mess from 2000-2006? Well, then again, [R] stupidity seems to have no bounds, so maybe you DO want to repeat the same [R] failure!!!

    September 13, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  18. bill

    what policies does boehner have.we have heard nothing but no.we saw him on stage with blue book.saying WE HAVE A PLAN.TURNS OUT .THE DAM BOOK WAS EMPTY.REMBER.I DO

    September 13, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. Deborah/Kansas City

    Yes, they exist. Tax cuts for the wealthy, tax cuts for corporations, tax breaks for businesses that send jobs overseas, eliminate all social programs for the elderly, children and disabled; oh vetrans too, they use too much medical care and are a burden to the government. Those are the economic policies of the GOP and always have been.

    September 13, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  20. Haren

    Problem with media is that they are all rich, and they will twist this tax cut for rich.

    September 13, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  21. Darth Vadik, CA

    What GOP economic policy????

    Secret meetings with energy and oil companies and tax cuts for corporations that outsource?????

    September 13, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  22. Cindy

    Boehner's economic policy has been to throw the American economy under the bus for political gain in 2010. It worked.

    September 13, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  23. King

    These retoric and insults the gop rants without any facts is hilarious to see how people gets suckered by these talking point. The obama administration had torn down the gop corrosive bubble system theyve built up for yeas supporting the rich so they can take our business over seas. The new foundation is rebuilt and the economy is growing again. You foolish americans want to return to those caotic days of hooping and hollering, bauling in the streets. The reptgs couldnt stop the caos the first time why you think any thing will change with the tired policies making the rich run things.

    September 13, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  24. Marcus

    Eric – 'The GOP has been neutered for four years... they can't stop anything... they simply don't have the votes.'
    Well, Eric, i suggest that I learn a little more about how the govt. works before coming with such an inane defense of the GOP.
    For starters, between 2007/8 Bush was still in power, and if you forgot let me remind you about how much he used his VETO power to not let pass any law that he and the GOP did not wanted to exist, and that the Dems had not enough votes to overcome the veto.
    Secondly, any quick check on the mechanisms of how the laws are made in this country shows that there are many ways for a minority to stall the majority's plans, which is usually a good thing but not in the way that the GOP has been using it since January 2009.

    September 13, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. BB

    Hopefully Foreman plays it straight and doesn't "lean right" to make Boner look favorable.
    CNN has been playing that game for a while now.
    I used to trust CNN, they have been questionable for the past 8 or 9 months now. Are they under new management or something?

    September 13, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
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