RNC takes aim at Obama ahead of jobs speech
September 6th, 2011
09:37 AM ET
7 years ago

RNC takes aim at Obama ahead of jobs speech

(CNN) - Labor Day marks the unofficial beginning of the 2012 campaign season and the Republican National Committee is wasting no time going after President Obama as he prepares to unveil a new jobs push later this week.

In a radio ad set to air in key campaign states that went Obama's way in 2008 but now appear to be tossups, the RNC is seeking to frame the debate ahead of the president's prime-time address Thursday.


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  1. John K.

    "the "free market" is a magical land full of fluffy unicorns farting double rainbows of trickle-down prosperity that propel them through time and space in a glittery cloud of pixie dust."

    The free market is the mechanism that built this country. Right before our eyes we are watching the collapse of the social-welfare states of Europe. Their failed policies are the same 0bama has tried to impose on us. 0bama is in a tight spot, all he knows to do is tax and spend. He can do neither.

    September 6, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    "The stimulus helped people keep their jobs."
    Temporarily, perhaps. When the funds ran out, so did the jobs. Do you want Stimulus in perpetuity?

    September 6, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    The GOP needs to illustrate clearly, in their response, that the speech is nothing but more stimulus spending, which will accomplish nothing but postponing the inevitable, and will squander billions of dollars, in the process.

    September 6, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  4. Republican who supports President Obama

    I did not see this coming at all (laugh). Of course the GNOP wanted to delay the speech so tehy can spend extra time knocking the President before the plan is laid out for the American people. This is a sorry state of affairs.

    September 6, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. yeah riiiight

    Hey the Republicans are just doing what they do best being a playground bully . They think that they can bully President Obama from doing his job by not cooperating then blame him for it. and they think that they will not be held accountable? They never really learn their lesson. They did this before with President Clinton and they paid for it by not only losing their seats but by exposing themselves as much more worst of a libertine. Hey America you all voted this turds back in power by dupping you with failed promises of jobs. You've been had by them maybe next time try thinking first before filling the blank circle of the Republican in the election slip. because that is just a clear metaphor of you signing your pledge with the devil

    September 6, 2011 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. morris wise

    No employer wants to hire a person with a bad attitude. Instead of blaming themselves for poor performance, they stupidly blame it on the color of their skin or ethnicity. Give me a million of the dirtiest unwashed skids with a good attitude, and I will turn them into loyal workers after a long hot shower.

    September 6, 2011 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  7. Sniffit

    "The free market is the mechanism that built this country. Right before our eyes we are watching the collapse of the social-welfare states of Europe."

    If you're referring to Greece, I suggest you take a deeper look at what actually happened there. They cut too much too quickly and it threw them into a tailspin...which is precisely what the GOP is trying to do to us. If they can destroy the federal gov't in such a manner, by eviscerating it financially, they figure they don't have to lose an actual civil war this time and the giant corporations can step out of their 503(c)(4) shadows to just rule over us openly.

    "Free markets" are not free. Ask yourselves...whose being made to pay for ours?

    September 6, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. AlaskaPalin

    If progressives believe their ideology is mainstream; then why not put up your ideal candidate (an atheist, evolutionary; homosexual; abortionist; socialist engineering) for the presidency. Let him extol his ideologies and let us see how it goes. Put up or shut up. Stop calling patriotic americans names. Stop frustrating the will of the people in the courts with your activist judges.

    September 6, 2011 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  9. Sniffit

    "Actually, it has been the Republican enacted spending cuts that have had the most impact on the monthly jobs reports. "

    Indeed...and the MSM is studiously ignoring opinting out that the shrinking public sector is primarily to blame for poor numbers. The "liberal media" rhetoric is just cover for the MSM supporting the plutocratic corporatocracy the GOP wants to turn the country into...at least to the extent they haven't already.

    September 6, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  10. Melon

    Keep spouting all that ridiculous trash Democrats. Obama has been the biggest impediment to jobs we have seen in decades. He has been the Bermuda Triangle for employment and all his left wing appointees have done in whatever jobs he could not take down himself. Once we get someone in who does not actually scare the business community the worm will start to turn. Nothing speaks louder than actual results and the lack of faith in Obama out here is a leading factor.

    September 6, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  11. Sniffit

    "Once we get someone in who does not actually scare the business community the worm will start to turn."

    It had already started before the GOP took back the House. THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE.

    September 6, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  12. Sniffit

    "socialist engineering"

    haha...that's funny...did you mean "social engineering" but got it confused with the "soshulizm" talking points? Anytime you're ready to let us know what organized/institutionalized religion is, if not "social engineering," you let us know. You can start the discussion with the issues of abortion and gay marriage and the claim that there's a desperate need to codify "krischun valyooz" in our laws.

    September 6, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Melon wrote;
    Once we get someone in who does not actually scare the business community the worm will start to turn.
    Actually, the business community is uncertain as to the policies that will come out of a Congress being driven to the edge by a group of extremists zealots who have publicly declared the goal is to make Obama a one term President. And, their weapon of choice is the American economy. If anything has the business community spooked it is the thread of holding the American economy hostage while the zealots conduct their social engineering.

    September 6, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  14. FM

    TO: Seceding from Texas:

    This is why I compared the lady from Alaska with Vuvuzela. During the last World Cup we were eagerly to hear the commentators how the football was going on, but Vuvuzela kept on interrupting. It is exactly what is happening now. We want to hear from the real contenders what they do say but that lady keeps on interrupting while she is not one of the contenders!

    September 6, 2011 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
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