RNC ad paints future doomsday scenario
July 27th, 2011
11:25 AM ET
3 years ago

RNC ad paints future doomsday scenario

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee released its final attack ad of a month-long campaign against President Obama, according to the group, hitting the president over his handling of the economy.

The latest 30-second spot shows a young girl watching television on the last day of the Obama administration, in 2017. She is watching hypothetical news broadcasts that report the unemployment rate and U.S. debt to China climbing to record levels.

"Eight years ago, we were promised hope," the narrator says. "Today many believe their American dream has been lost."

The RNC said the ad will air in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa, all battleground states in 2012 that the president won in 2008. A Spanish radio ad will accompany the television buy in Florida.

"These are states Obama carried in 2008 that he must hold in 2012," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. "The risk of continuing Barack Obama's failed stewardship of our economy is too great. The American people know it's time to change direction."

The RNC would not say how much money it's spending to air the commercials or how long they will run.


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soundoff (77 Responses)
  1. Lori in St Pete

    The rethugliban are fearmongering again. Shame on them.

    July 27, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    Here we go with the scare tactics and fear mongering. I'll tell you this much. If this country defaults, you will see a revolt against the government. You think the arab spring is something, you ain't seen **** yet. The riots in Greece will look like Sunday school compared to what will happen here.

    July 27, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  3. MiamiDade

    Funny how the RNC still think they can fool the American people. Don’t they understand that we already know we can only blame the GOP for this mess? They are wasting their energy in try to divert out attention. GOP is fighting a lost battle for them. Get over it GOP!!! You can’t confuse our nation anymore. Take full responsibility for your own action and try to clean up your mess.

    July 27, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  4. gt

    we need jobs... we need to allow the banks to lend again... new need our troops home...we need less regualtions,, if this does not change soon ..obama is gone..

    July 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. tom

    You scare us, Sarah. Go away. Please just go away.

    July 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  6. ConservaFASCISTS/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    Try this on for size......When August 3, 2011 arrives and the debt ceiling hasn't been raised or our credit rating is downgraded, you can expected bank robberies to breakout around the country.

    July 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  7. Michael MN

    Thank god we have unlimited money in politics – I might just burn my TV set after listening to the lies being put forth – Thank you supreme court for selling our political system to the one with the most money

    July 27, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. texan

    It`s all about ABSOLUTE power.-- Republicans had total control of Washington for the first 6 yrs beginning in 2000 and look where it got us !!!– up to our ass in debt with huge tax cuts benefiting the wealthy 10 to 1 over the middle class. Their final "gift" was a multi-billion $$ bailout of their wall street buddies who were allowed to run wild with no restraint. -And they continue to do so.- I`m not a Republican because I can no longer afford to be.

    July 27, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  9. Angie

    GOOD!! It isn't about party lines here people, it is about what's right, protecting our children and their children too. I fear this man staying our President and I pray for REAL CHANGE when he IS NOT RE-ELECTED!! Once we raise our debt ceiling, it will get maxed out too..oh yeah, let's help other countries, give them relief, illegals get to benefit from our colleges, ER health care with NO insurance, and get welfare, BUT we can't pay out TROOPS???? Oh yeah, our President never was an American Soldier, so why should he care? Heck, he isn't cutting his salary so he doesn't care. his retirement is provided for, so who cares about cutting Social Security...SAD times for the United States of America.

    July 27, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  10. rs

    It really seems it is now time to start drug-testing Republican leaders as their reality is in no way like the rest of the nation. Keep drinking the koo-aid boys. The next election will wash you all away.

    July 27, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    What gobbly-gook, coffee up the nose, snicker – snicker, trembling in fear – snicker, snicker, trash! Priebus has definitely outdone himself this time around ... on a trash category of 1 to 10, gotta give it a +20. Talk about failed stewardship!

    July 27, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  12. MiddleOfTheRoad

    What do they do after the ad runs? Do they introduce us to their presidential candidates? What a joke.

    July 27, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  13. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    America. If the Republican National Committee can look into 2017. Will there be a woman President or will the world come to end. willl gas go down to $.77 a gallon. make you wonder what things will be like 2017 who win the Super Bowl.

    July 27, 2011 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  14. 'merica ruined by rethugs

    Where's Sarah Paylin to cry about all things fear-mongering?

    RNC and Rince Prius are just a bunch of liars. Not fooling the masses, poor use of funds again. Where are the jobs GOP?

    July 27, 2011 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  15. Al-NY,NY

    I see they've finally come to their senses and realized that Obama will be a TWO-term president. None of the loons they cuurently are flaunting stands a chance. As for their message, it's the same-old same-old

    July 27, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. Bill from GA

    As long as President Obama IS President, repugs will do all in their power to keep America down. As long as repugs have the power to stop progress, under a dem president, they will.

    July 27, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Now Sarah will have to attack the RNC for their fear mongering.

    July 27, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  18. Sniffit

    Too bad for them that Scott, Kasich and the President of the Lollipop Guild have already pretty much ahnded FL, OH and IN's electoral votes, respectively, to Obama in 2012. IN is a little bit closer call, but FL and OH are a serious upholl battle for these Get Obama Party next year.

    July 27, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  19. Four and The Door

    Obama has no clear vision, no strategy and no plan. We deserve better. We can see now what leaving it to chance gives Americans. Trauma over how much debt the country can stand going forward at the same time unemployment and housing problems are out of control. When do we get to say enough is enough? 2012.

    July 27, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  20. Rick McDaniel

    There is no question, that if Obama gets re-elected, and has a Dem Congress, that country will become totally bankrupted.

    The question, under such a scenario, is whether that was the original intent of Obama in the first place.........to bankrupt the country, from within.

    July 27, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  21. vic , nashville ,tn

    Richard Nixon start to borrow from China

    G.W.Bush borrow more money than 42 U.S. presidents borrowed and he borrow more from China

    July 27, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  22. Cosmo

    I know that shame and decency are not concepts that politcal entities recognize, but they cannot escape truth, the real truth and not the one that the RNC and the Karl Rove's of the worle fabricate for their own monetary gain. It is beyond comprehension how a political party can do evertyhing in its power to undermine a President and his attempts to move this country ahead and them blame him for not getting the job done. These ads will thrill the uneducated and unthinking, but the GOP is making a serious miscalcualtion as to how their willingness to risk all of our futures for their own political gain is playing out here on the ground. They will see, to theri dismay in 2012 that you actually can overestimate the stupidity of the American voter.

    July 27, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  23. thomas

    RNC/GOP
    Two endless wars , Weapons of mass distraction , financial meltdown ,

    Thank you GB Jr. !
    Perry/Palin 2012
    FREEDOM FRYS FOREVER !

    July 27, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  24. Indy

    High unemployment and borrowing from China and sending jobs overseas was brought to you by Bush but Republicans always target the stupid people with their fear mongering. Republicans hope all the stupid people fall for this scam and vote for them so they can can create jobs wink wink

    July 27, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  25. Sasha

    The GOP doomsday scenario is terrifyingly true ... and it already happened thanks to the policies they rubber stamped under Bush. But true to form, it's easier for the Republicans to scapegoat instead of accept responsibility.

    July 27, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
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