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?"


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (247 Responses)
  1. charles

    Pray, tell me. Why would any sane, rational democrat bother to visit and comment on the RNC website. You already know it would be a lot of junk. Pollution of the airwaves.

    May 9, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. BIFF, BIFFINGTON...

    i am CONVINCED that these blogs are FILLED by hillary campaigners, and republicans sewing the seeds of hate so the party can NEVER unite...

    May 9, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. Obama Nation

    Unlike republican party who just has one grandfather nearing his 100 years we have very very competetive candidates for president of united states.

    May 9, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. louieC, MO

    Come on Republicans, you have got to do better then this. Hillary hit Obama harder then your group. LMAO

    May 9, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  5. Bob, Lyons Oregon,

    These questions have been asked and answered. Move on. Obama and McCain will have debates, so move on.

    May 9, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  6. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    Wow, if this is the best that they can do then we are definitely heading towards an Obama presidency!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. silence do good

    Wait for it – the Ozombies will blame Hllary for this website, and the weather, and space aliens.

    Obama zombies are the biggest argument I have against Obama tactics. Make no mistake – he endorses it.

    I am a liberal in search of a decent liberal candiate if Hillary falls to his lies and manipulation.

    Write in Hillary or Gore! We need a good old fashioned protest!

    May 9, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Obama v McCain

    LOL and whilst doing this they are asking for donations on the same site...LAME...thats all ya got?

    BRING IT ON!

    May 9, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. joyce

    give obama a break
    he is not a 72 year old pansy
    he survived hillary and bill he can survive anything

    May 9, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. Hillary Clinton

    Do you wonder, if it were revealed that Barack Obama was actually a member of Hamas, whether his support would decline?

    May 9, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  11. The Maven

    So, the roasting has finally begun, and its about time. Bring It. We are going to pound Grandpa McCain so far into the ground, he won't have time to buy a crypt. Anyone thinking of voting for McCain is voting against their own interest. Enjoy the weak dollar, trillion debt charged on a chinese card, 4,000 dead soldiers and counting and rising gas prices, not mention the 100 years in Iraq.

    May 9, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  12. nice try

    nicole May 9th, 2008 2:25 pm ET

    this is terrible you can't believe anything on sites like that, which go out of their way to attack–twisting facts to that purpose.
    ------------------------------
    does that mean that ads running now against McCain, paid for by the DNC or democrate-oriented thrid parties are just a tissue of lies too?

    May 9, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  13. benosa TX

    The American people know better.....please question Senator Obama on issues that will move this great country forward.

    Obama "08

    May 9, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. Sick&Tired

    I want to ask something too....

    when is Juan McSame going to the nursing home?

    May 9, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  15. ted

    Unfortunately, in spite of all of the Obamunist propaganda, The republicans will win the election in '08. they will smash Obama to sawdust. All those millions of dollars wasted because idealists and elitists chose a wet-behind-the ears politician rather than a tried and true candidate whose been out in the open (sniper fire or not) for 16 years.

    Oh well. Four more years – maybe we can get it right then.

    May 9, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  16. VoteforAmerica

    Yup, the time has come now. Hillary has already softened Obama. I have been reading the right-wing forums lately, they are already gearing up.

    May 9, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. Zachary

    Go Obama!!! Land slide Victory!!!McCain has no chance!!

    May 9, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  18. Sheryl

    RNC, crawl back into your hole....

    May 9, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. bill pike

    say goodnight mcbush

    May 9, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. Danny

    The Republican Party Is DEAD! Go ahead and TRY to make yourselves look like you have ANY political power, but we've all known the truth for the past several years. RNC = RIP

    May 9, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  21. Susan, San Francisco, CA

    To the guys who said: They're running scared! They KNOW that Barak Obama will win the Presidency in a landslide!!

    I think you're delusional. He'll probably win a handful of states in general election. Wake up, the majority of Americans don't want him. Dems are dreaming.

    May 9, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  22. Heather

    Haha. The only option they have is to rehash things that have been asked, answered, and overcome in the minds of sensible people. Their best hope is that something else comes out on Barack, because if there's one thing great about this drawn-out primary, it's that whatever they can say about him now is old, old news.

    May 9, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  23. Marie in California

    As a disgusted Democrat....I say, Good going, RNC! Where do I send my money to help you along?

    Obama has left a LOT of questions unanswered....and I can only surmise he simply doesn't want to answer them. All he has going for him is......a lovely smile, pretty words, and the Audacity of Hype. Can't run a country on that!

    May 9, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  24. Mike

    I support Hillary and I will never vote for Obama. Obama is sold out to defense contractors, oil companies and drug companies as to why they have been giving big bucks to all his campaigns. He is Bush 2.0 and the kool-aid drinkers are ignoring these facts.

    May 9, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. Eric

    I'm a Hillary Supporter and I've said from the start that I never thought Barack Obama was experienced enough to run the country and I still don't. I haven't decided who I will vote for if Hillary is not the nominee. I believe the only way I'll vote for Obama is if Hillary is on the ticket.

    May 9, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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