May 9th, 2008
12:10 PM ET
12 years ago

RNC launches new anti-Obama site

The RNC launched a new Web site Friday.

The RNC launched a new Web site Friday.

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee is stepping up its efforts against Barack Obama, launching a new Web site Friday that solicits voters to question the Illinois senator on issues "he has failed to address or refused to answer."

The site is encouraging both text and video submissions via YouTube. It also features a Web video suggesting certain questions to ask, including, "Why, as an Illinois state Senator, did he vote 'present' over 130 times instead of 'yes' or 'no' on difficult issues like abortion, crime, and guns?" and "Why did he tell donors in San Francisco that the economy has driven small town voters to 'cling' to guns and religion?"


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soundoff (247 Responses)
  1. Eddie

    Man ,Obama is a very strong candidate,he is fighting Hillary,McCain,RNC,and most media outlets.This goes to show you ,he is a fighter and a very strong one.

    May 9, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. yeswecan!

    POOR GRANdPA MCCAIN!!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. Pepou

    Let' rehash the trash and avoid the real issues like the war in Iraq, the economy, the lack of universal health care. These Republicans are doomed.

    May 9, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. Stacy

    Where is McCain's integrity in this?

    It figures for the GOP.

    May 9, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. Ian

    It's about time someone questioned him on the issues.

    Has the man had one, original thought of his own during this entire campaign?

    Whenever he hasn't just cut-and-paste someone else's policy positions or read a canned speech, we've received great revelations like:

    He can't wait to sit down with the "president" of Canada.

    "I can't abandon Reverend Wright. Oh wait, yes I can."

    His grandmother is a "typical white person." (I'm hoping he'll elaborate on that point because if his grandmother, who helped raise a bi-racial child, is a "typical white person," than surely every other white person in America must be a rabid racist.)

    Small town America turns to guns and religion out of bitterness and not because they actually believe in the Second Amendment and have faith in God.

    We probably shouldn't bring these things up, though. While it's perfectly okay for him to take cheap shots at the Clintons (calling Bill Clinton a racist and HIllary a panderer) or McCain (taking his "100-year presence" comment completely out of context or suggesting he doesn't know the difference between Shia and Sunni), if anybody calls Obama to task for his mistakes, he's a victim of dirty politics.

    May 9, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  6. Laura

    I have been a DNC supporter for my entire life but after the disloyalty show towards Hillary Clinton and the ignorance of what type of person or candidate Obama really is I refuse to vote for him.

    McCain you have my vote and support!!!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  7. eyes

    When your candidate is a "ghost from Christmas past", you have to do everything you can to diminish the other candidate to promote your own. These are old tactics and old politics.

    Just look at Obama and McCain side by side and compare the energy.
    Go Obama – we need you and we need change. God protect you thru these rough times.

    May 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  8. pat

    THER IS SOME KIND OF CONSPERICY HERE. why does a 1st term sentor run for the presidency when he hasent even got his feet wet in the sent. who is behind this. AN WHY. where all you washington insiders really that afraid of mrs. clinton, or you just stupid, she has done more for the demacratic the any other person has . obama hasent done anything for this country, his wife isnt proud of are nation. so whats up with this, who behind this. im afraid we will find out after the election. an god help us i think its a long ride back home. SHAME ON YOU DNC YOU COULD HAVE STOPPED THIS.

    May 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. Too Old

    Huckabee stayed in the race for so long because
    he knows that he may be called to step in when
    McCain starts losing his mind.

    73 is way too old !!!

    May 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. sheryl

    American people are smarter than that!!!!!

    OBAMA 08 & 12

    May 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. Uncle Sam

    For those who continue to read that Sen. McCain is a warmonger or who are bombarded by DNC ads distorting his "100 years" remarks at a townhall meeting, the following are the words of Sen. Joe Biden in a recent television interview about his friend John McCain: My fellow Democrats may not like to hear me say this, but John hates war and he would do everything he could to get us out of Iraq."

    Americans for McCain '08

    May 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. Mike

    This website was designed by the Clinton campaign!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. The Oracle

    Heres my take on this article, a lot of people are hurt. I can understand, a lot of people are scared of what they don't know. Some are "bitter"(Lol) that Obama is going to win and they're respective candidate isn't. Well, life isn't fair. But I'd hope so many of you would show yourself to be intelligent human beings and not get in the gutter. But as I've seen, most supporters take on the mentality of those they support. As far as the ageism, those arguments make me sick, there is none. People are just trying to find little BS to make him look bad because through issues and personality they can't. As far as the HRC supporters saying they'll go to McCain, I've got 2 points. 1st, if you really would do that, then you are not supporting HRC for her policies. You're supporting her because she is a woman, or because she Billy's wife. I say this because she and Obama are 95% the same on issues. So if you will cut off your nose 2 spite your face.....So be it. It's YOUR face. If through vindictiveness you vote against your interests you will have done more to prove you are mostly "Uneducated voters" more than any pundit or candidate ever could.....

    May 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  14. Venus

    Is that it?

    Come Repubs!!!m Make this a real fight!

    How about – why are we still in Iraq and Bush said we WON!!!

    How much money are we going to give for a war we won't win?

    Come on John Mc Cain!!! Get your bearings right!

    May 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  15. DC Insider

    About time Perhaps now we will force the junior senator to actually take a position on a few things

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  16. Smith-e

    This article has nothing to do with Hillary and is bashing Obama, so how in the world is the media being unfair to Hillary? I don't get all the Hillary comments here? Sheesh.

    Go Obama!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  17. An old white worker.

    I know Barack won't do it, but will the DNC ask about the Keating5 ? Or how about what he said to the Vietcong??????? You know, name rank, and serial #? Let's go America. get er done!!!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  18. Michele, Oregon

    Without having seen it yet, am sure it is what we all expect. Obama has my vote, not because I agree with him on all fronts, but he has put forth calm, thoughtful, insightful, tangible responses/solutions to the problems of the day.
    I am not pro-choice in regards to abortion or embryonic stem cell research, and in 2000 changed my democratic affiliation to republican on this very issue of silent genocide, but feel very betrayed on all other fronts by the republican party. And I think that as long as the pro-life movement is attached to the republican party it will never find traction here in the U.S. It is a schizophrenic choice when the republicans posture for war, continually have economic policies that patronize the poor and offer tax breaks primarily for big corporations and those in high-income brackets, are unwilling to converse with anyone except for allies, have "ship 'em all back" (Romney) mentalities re immigrants, put our children's future in hock to nations such as China which have a one child rule and where there was/is widespread abortions (especially for female children) and a nation which ignores human rights.... How about the republicans hideous record on the environment, their foreign policy which escalates anti-american sentiment making peace more difficult, etc., etc., etc.
    No! Enough of the republicans dualities, which are more blatant as they tout themselves to be pro-lifers.

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  19. Kelley

    Thank you Tanya Kijath, your support for Obama as the Presidential nominee is appreciated, We cannot have another 4 years BUSH

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  20. susie

    It would be nice if Obama answered those questions, but he doesn't. My question is why doesn't news articles use his middle name, they use Hillary's?

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  21. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    FACT not FEAR: You vote for McCain because you are a republican. You forgot McCain wants to bomb, bomb. While John McCain, the V.P. and their families are hiding safely in bunkers, you have no bunker for your family, no gas mask and the masking tape you were told to use around your doors isn't working. Now, what I'm I suppose to do? Vote Democrat.

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  22. Jerry

    The republican party are racist politician.......You would not stop Obama for being president

    Obama 08

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  23. king from toronto

    has anyone seen 8mile.lolllll.wait till obama is the nomenee.ke's gonna murda mcsame

    May 9, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  24. Frankie

    To Bad the RNC is a little behind he times. Hey I got a question for the RNC, What happen to being the voice of the people for the people? Try answering that first.

    May 9, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  25. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Thanks Tanya Kujath (Hillary supporter who WILL vote for Obama)! We need more sensible people like you!

    The Dems need to be united in the General election...we cannot afford four more years of Bush policies!!

    May 9, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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