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. Rudy NYC

    Do we have any comments from Palin about this grotesque display of fear mongering?

    July 27, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  2. C. Howe Yulikit

    Nice, and Sarah Palin is on another thread accusing Obama of fear mongering. Don't know what is more amazing – the fact that the GOP can flat out lie and think they can get away with it, or the fact that there are still morons out there that buy their garbage hook, line and sinker.

    July 27, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    thomas
    RNC/GOP
    Two endless wars...
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
    I think we can safely say Iraq is an American victory now. Thanks to the success of our professional military and unwavering leadership from President George W. Bush. The Iraqi's have a bright and prosperous future in front of them now and America has another Democratic ally in a difficult region of the world.

    July 27, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. JC

    To all of you saying that the Republicans won't fool Americans again, don't be so sure. You are giving the average American more credit than he/she deserves, as evidenced by the elections of 2000, 2004, & 2010.

    July 27, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  5. al in memphis

    You would think history tells us all you want to know about political parties with extreme views against good government. Now that the banks are back to making money again and have used the public to clear their debt, all is well.
    Who cares if medical cost are driving people into bankrupty, or that small business can't get loans to grow business and hire people. After all what has that got to do with more tax cuts for the rich.

    July 27, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  6. David S.

    More scare tactics from the party of no ideas!

    July 27, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  7. fayse

    For those who don't understand why we must raise the debt ceiling here is one reason. This is to cover the debts that we have already incurred. This is not a spending spree. And for those who really don't understand how the goverment works, please be advised that it is the JOB of the Congress to control the National purse strings, the Congress is supposed to present a fair and reasonable budget and then if the Congress votes for it, it is then passed to the Senate, if the Senate passes the bill, it is then passed to the President. Bottom line is that Congress is not doing their job and they are counting on the fact that many people do not understand this. They are shirking their responsiblity and they are trying to dump it in the lap of the President. The Republicans have ONE agenda and we all know what that is. The entire Country can fall as long as they get what the Tea Party wants. The Tea Party amounts to about 28% of the GOP, that is not even a majority in their own party.

    July 27, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  8. KatR

    This ad shows a young child listening to stuff beyond her comprehension at that age. I guess, regardless of the age of voters, the electorate that the GOP hopes to reach with this ad have the intelligence of a 5 year old.

    July 27, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Four wrote:
    I think we can safely say Iraq is an American victory now. Thanks to the success of our professional military and unwavering leadership from President George W. Bush.
    -------------
    We would have been out of there in half the time if Bush had not withdrawn half of the ground forces immediately after fall of Baghdad, which he did while Democrats screamed at him. You see, Bush had a vacation on a cruise ship he was trying not to missed. "Mission Accomplished."

    July 27, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    "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."
    ---------
    Just when you think you've heard it all, you see this. I'm speechless.

    July 27, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  11. mj

    Kind of ironic that GE is moving it's X-Ray Division to China. More interesting is that GE Honcho is on Obama's Committee for Job Creation. GE will invest over 2 Billion in China operations. Keep taxing the rich? They are not worried. The will just move overseas. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. Obama is doing just that. Not only will this cost many jobs, but all possible tax revenues are gone.

    July 27, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  12. William

    All you have to do is look at the statistics from the 80s to todays date to see who caused the problems of today. The only good years are when President Clinton was in office. George W. ran America off the cliff in eight short years. We are all lucky we aren't in soup lines right now.

    July 27, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  13. BJ

    @ Four and the door " Obama has no clear vision, no strategy and no plan. We deserve better" YOU DESERVE BETTER LIKE WHAT KARL ROVE AND DICK ARMEY OFFERED YOU FOR THE LAST LOST DECADE. How many times do we have to tell you to remove your head from Hannity ass? infact the time you spend in this forum could be well spent undressing your cousins!!.

    July 27, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  14. ConservaFASCISTS/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    I think we can safely say Iraq is an American victory now.
    ---------------------------–
    You're a moron for making this ridiculous statement. Iraq was a war sold to the American people on false pretenses. Pretty much, Bush lied us into war. How dare you claim victory for a war that should have never been waged in the first place. And since you brought it up, your cowboy president is a war criminal! @ Fair is Fair, I'm glad you're speechless. Please remain that way.

    July 27, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    mj

    Kind of ironic that GE is moving it's X-Ray Division to China. More interesting is that GE Honcho is on Obama's Committee for Job Creation. GE will invest over 2 Billion in China operations
    -------------
    Do you know what GE did to the Hudson River in NY? They destroyed it 40 years ago by dumping PCBs into it. One of the largest rivers in the US, which supported dozens of fisherman and their customers, was killed. It took 30 years before they declared the fish and seafood safe to it. The official recommendation is do not eat more than one fish per year. Would you like yours steamed, broiled, fried or grilled?

    July 27, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. thomas

    @ Rudy NYC

    What did we win , and at what cost ?

    GB Jr = WMDs

    July 27, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  17. AEK

    TRENDING: Palin: Obama's 'fear mongering'

    See, I told you she wasn't really a Republican!

    July 27, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    You know they have already made a documentary series about what would have occured if McCain had won in 2008. It is called "Life After People."

    July 27, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  19. Mike

    Isn't this ad like the Fear Mongering" she accused Obama of doing? Ah, the party of "Do as we say, not as we do" strikes a gain with maximu hypocrisy.

    July 27, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  20. Republican Robber Baron

    Totally disingenuous. Republicans officially embrace corporatist incentives to slash U.S. Payrolls by the millions and replace what few jobs we have left in Commie China sweatshops. What a load of Bull the GOP is peddling.

    July 27, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  21. QS

    "The risk of continuing Barack Obama's failed stewardship of our economy is too great."

    Mmm hmmm, and it wasn't too great of a risk to continue Bush's failed stewardship of our economy.

    The only time republicans will ever say our economy is bad is when there is democrat control....when it's within their control and they spend just as much, or usually more than democrats, that's all fine because it's typically for wars which "keep us safe"....eesh!!

    July 27, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  22. Jilli

    Wow, amazing, none of the economic problems happened until the day Obama took office. There was no debt, no deficit – no problems, it all started with Obama.

    Vote Republican – they think you're stupid.

    July 27, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  23. SecedingfromTexas

    ".....unwavering leadership from George W. Bush......"????????????????
    ***************************************
    Somebody's feelin' the heat, runnin' scared, and is all over the map trying to find a defense for the Teacans and
    their "bosses". Thought Reagan was your hero, now Bush? Wow, down right pathetic.

    July 27, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  24. Four and The Door

    Rudy NYC
    We would have been out of (Iraq) in half the time if Bush had not withdrawn half of the ground forces immediately after fall of Baghdad, which he did while Democrats screamed at him...
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
    ...and we would have been out of Iraq in 2007 if Obama had his way. But the problem is, Al Qaeda in Iraq would have their own country to operate from now. Because Obama was running around the country telling Americans that the Iraq war was, " ...unwinnable.", so he would have chosen retreat in defeat.

    July 27, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    @ mj:
    I forgot the biggest expense from the GE destruction of the Hudson River. A half dozen water treatment plants were affected. Instead of pulling fresh water from the river, the plants realized they were pulling PCB laced water from the river. That required millions of taxpayer dollars, not to mention higher water rates, to be spent on upgrading the plants to make the water safe again. All of this so that a company that pays zero dollars in taxes.

    Do you even know what motivates a company to move manufacturing overseas? When your raw materials come from all over the globe, you can manufacture almost anywhere, but you will still pay taxes wherever you set up shop. So our government allows US corporations to deduct those taxes off of their US taxes. Yes, that means US taxpayers pays for the international taxes paid by multinationals. So, with a deck stacked like that, how do we get those jobs back? We don't because we can't. We lost half of our 18 millions manufacturing jobs during the Bush years an we will never see them again.

    July 27, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
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