Budget battle continues with new Republican ads
April 28th, 2011
09:24 AM ET
4 years ago

Budget battle continues with new Republican ads

Washington (CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee is launching new television ads and robo-calls attacking Democrats for supporting their party's fiscal blueprint instead of the House GOP budget plan, in the latest round of political attack ads.

The robo-calls, which begin Thursday and the television ads, which begin Friday target 23 Democratic representatives, according NRCC Deputy Communications Director Joanna Burgos.

The spots blame the House members for hurting the economy by voting for "another Pelosi budget that would strangle our economy with more spending, more debt and more borrowing from China."

"While House Democrats put on political theater nearly every day, House Republicans are shifting the debate in Washington to end the debt and spending that is crippling our economy," Burgos said in an email. "Democrats don't seem to realize their reckless policies are burdening families, small businesses and future generations."

Included in the list are vulnerable House freshmen, like Rep. Bill Owens of New York, and those who might be affected by Congressional redistricting following the 2010 census, like Rep. Brad Sherman of California.

Both sides of the political aisle have used advertising to capitalize on the budget fight. Earlier in the week the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched its own set of ads criticizing Republican lawmakers over the GOP budget proposal. Independent groups on both sides have also jumped into the debate.

And in honor of the royal wedding, the DCCC rolled out a new website Thursday, roilwedding.com, which points out the relationship between top Republicans and oil companies.

"For this wedding, in lieu of gifts, the happy couple would surely prefer more Big Oil tax breaks," said DCCC press secretary Jesse Ferguson in a statement.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. dee

    Why would I be interested in "Dealing" with a party that was deemed yesterday as racial? Bohner, " You need to "Explain the racial "Overtones" your party has been displaying? If you don,t " Your party is toast in 2012? Jobs Gop,not Hatred!

    April 28, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  2. a in austin

    $140 million in lobbying $ was spent last year alone to lobby for the rich and the corporations....how much will the rich and the corporations spend this year to make sure the oil subsidies stay the same and the rich are the given the tax breaks....just saying!

    April 28, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  3. jamison

    I believe all Democratic candidates should have their citizenship checked first – but only if Republicans can prove they are mentally stable.

    April 28, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. james Reteg

    Again, look & watch the repubicans NOT take responsibility for their actions or the actions of their prominent officials and candidates. One just presented the party as wanting to concentrate on the important issues when most of them were on the "OBAMA BIRTHER ISSUE." I would also demand they take responsibility for Bush dissipating the surplus AND the condition of the current economy. Their opion is, WE DO WHAT WE DO OCER AND OCER AND OVER. IT DOESN'T WORK BUT WE ARE GOING TO KEEP DOING IT UNTIL IT WORKS. Why that is the definition of stupidity ISN' IT? Stupidity is another way to spell REPUBLICAN. (LOL)

    April 28, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Remember the conservative rallying cry. "Let's take our country back." Back from who? Back from what? Back from where? Excuse me, please. I didn't spell that correctly. Back to who? Back to what? Back to where?

    April 28, 2011 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  6. rusty155

    It because the GOP Paul Ryan Plan Is A bunch of crap. The Republican are selling out America to the Rich and Big Business. They don't care about the rest of American people, Everything they cut or want to cut has been on the Middle Class ,the POOR and the OLD. But want to Extension of the BUSH TAX CUTS for the RICH and BIG BUSINESS. You Republican really want to get America Deficit down , than do It Fair for every body.

    April 28, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  7. tired

    First off, quit with Pelosi stuff. You are trying to manipulate by using OLD strategies. Take a look in case you haven't noticed. boehner is in that seat now. second, why should the dems go with you carte blanch? I don't recall you doing such a thing or does the word "filibuster" escape your vocabulary?

    April 28, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  8. ConservaFASCISTS -aka- Mammon

    These GOP ads do not take away from the fact what republican constituents are upset about at these town hall meetings.

    April 28, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  9. Bill NY

    Its bizarre how the very people who are culpable for the mess we are in play the blame the victim game. The Republicans will make every excuse possible to protect the rich while pushing the middle and lower class further into the dirt. The truly sad thing is that they are adept at getting the ignorant masses to work against their own interests. WHERE ARE THE JOBS!?!?!

    April 28, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  10. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    Now watch the big money pour into these adds from the big fascist right wing lobby groups to coerce the uneducated American voter into supporting the redistribution of wealth from the bottom 95% to the top 5%. Wake up America, if the fascist right gets their way you will NEVER retire and health care in your golden years will not be there. Sounds like death panels to me.

    April 28, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  11. Frank

    Typical Conservative tactic, tell a lie often enough and people will start to believe it. Not this time Republican's, the people don't want you to touch Medical/Medicaid and no amount of money in ads will make the Ryan budget look anymore appealing than what it truly is. An attack on the middle class and low income while giving more tax breaks to the rich.

    April 28, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  12. Average Joe

    The GOP ads say they are saving Medicare. That's an out and out lie. They say the Ryan plan balances the budget. Given the huge tax breaks for the rich and the fantasy that unemployment will be 2% (it's _never_ that low), the CBO says it won't balance the budget. It's a shell game. They're cutting programs that help the middle class and poor and giving it to rich people and big corporations.

    April 28, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  13. terry

    After yesterdays "Events" with the front runner for gop and teaparty "Donald Trump", We need to hear a statement from the NAACP. The racial tones of these partys,Are Disturbing to say the Least? Trump slandered our President in public! Gop backed him up? What is with this? Explain?

    April 28, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. Paul1st

    There is nothing like attack ads to focus public attention on the other guy. Magicians have known for centuries that if you redirect peoples' attention, you can get away with almost anything.

    April 28, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  15. Sniffit

    That's ok...jsut wait for the ads citing the new study that shows that over the next 75 years, the GOP's obliteration of Medicare...and yes, it's obliteration....creating a completely different program with none of the security for seniors that Medicare currently has and then calling it Medicare does not allow you to claim that you're fixing something that already exists...that new voucher crap will cost senior citizens $34 TRILLION over the next 75 years. That's $34,000,000,000,000 in added expense shifted to the elderly so that the GOP can lower atxes on its rich and corporate masters.

    April 28, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    The best lies that you can tell contain words that are actually the truth. "The GOP plan reduces spending." It is up to you to recognize these half-truths and realize that every story told has 3 versions. Your version, my version, and the truth somewhere in the middle.

    April 28, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  17. Mophan

    "strangle our economy with more spending, more debt and more borrowing from China."

    Republicans projecting again? The Ryan plan adds over $6 trillion dollars to the deficit while giving MORE tax breaks to the banking, insurance and oil industries. As if they need more. Plus, they throw granny to the wolves. What's not to like?

    April 28, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  18. al in memphis

    Seniors know that if you give them a voucher to replace medicare it will mean they get the bottom basement health care. Why would profit minded health care units line up for patients who payment level is 50% of what they can get on the open market. Health care is not like getting gas where you can just put in $10 and go about your business until you can find some more money.
    Do we really have to outpace the rest of the world military by such a large margin. I know that big military business is really the reason we don't take a closer look at cutting the military budget. Some one needs to tell the military contractors that there is more money in making products to sell at Walmart than making weapons.( Just ask China)

    April 28, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |