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. Phil-Little Rock

    Now comes the rough stuff, Sen. Obama. Although I hate it, I think it was good that Barack Obama got the whole house thrown at him by Hillary, he'll know to be ready for the whole neighborhood from the Republicans.

    BTW, isn't this old news, Republicans? Why don't you go make up some lies with that overpaid blowhard Rush LImbaugh, like the lies about Saddam having WMDs??

    May 9, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  2. UNITED WE FAIL

    Isn't this the same type of smear tactic that HRC ran in her campaign? Shows you how out of touch the RNC is. They are using a playbook against Obama that has proven to not work! But, I guess the RNC is used to things not working, like our economy!!

    May 9, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  3. Will from Oxford

    Obama is not a leader, just a good speaker. He will fail. even if he is elected, he will fail. That's at least what we over here in the UK think. A great deal of think this.

    May 9, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. ferris_b

    Just in time to rally all of us democrats together.... Thanks!

    Oregon For Obama!

    May 9, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. Mary - Independent

    The Republicans and Democrats need to stop this continuous fighting about the candidates. It is childish, non-productive and does not provide benefit to the American people. So far, we still remain a democracy and still maintain a constitution in America and we still have rights to vote for whoever we want. If you complainers can't get over this and are so unhappy, move to Siberia!

    May 9, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. Obama v McCain

    OK.let me break this San Fran bitter-gate thing down for the simple minded: Catholics people.. when you go to the polls are you going to vote for an atheist? No.. you tend to vote for Catholics or people who respect catholic views. Hence you vote yor religion
    Proud NRA card carriers? When you go to the polls.. the person who says he's/she's not behind you and want to take your gun rights away isnt going to get your vote. Hence you vote based on your guns.
    Blue collared workers? when your job outs you for a foreigner because the wages are cheaper and they dont push for Unions...when you go to the polls you wont vote for ANYONE looking to give illegal aliens an easier way(hence voting against someone who's not like you)..if you arnt catching the point by now.. you wont..he said that people tend to "cling" to religion, guns blah blah blah...if he had not used "cling" and said vote..you would have found another reason to hate him.. But get this straight.. Rev Wright, Will Aires, Bitter-gate will not bring him down.. if this is all they've got then
    BRING IT ON!

    May 9, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. TIMBER

    They are SO happy Obama might get the nomination, they will fry him. Pity, I can't take 4 more years of republicans.

    May 9, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. Sharon Minnesota

    JOHN LOOK AT HILLARY VERY CLOSLEY SHE WOULD MAKE A GREAT VP. ASK HER PLEASE.

    I had that very thought too. Two moderate mavericks on the Grand Old Party's ticket. Yeah!! Then we have a real team that can win in November. Comon Hillary defect, you can do it. The Dem's had no respect for you after a lifetime of service to their party.

    The party's over for the democrats. Too many of those new and nasty types invading.

    May 9, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. LOL

    I can't wait for the general election.

    For every negative ad that McSame attacks Obama with, he will be hit with 4 from the Obama Nation machine.

    May 9, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. Danny

    Let's also get this election in perspective. Have you looked at the numbers of people who've voted for Obama? Not EVEN counting Hillary's votes, he still outnumbers McCain, right? Why are people thinking that this ISN'T going to be a landslide, and why the hell do we care about getting Hillary's votes? This election is a done deal already and all we have to do is enjoy the summer! A NEW AGE IS FINALLY UPON US! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND IT'S PEOPLE FOR GETTING THROUGH THE WORST PRESIDENCY EVER!!

    May 9, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Democrat in Des Moines

    Agree Mike – the negative comments about her have made me "bitter" towards the Obama camp where I could have been happy with him at one time. Not just them, but how he dodges the issues out there where Hillary actually provides solutions – not all great ones but at least she is engaged with our country.

    Time to kick him where it counts. He will not be president – he is not ready.

    May 9, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. Johannes

    Shame on you RNC! How low! How can Obama claim to love this country if he doesn't support its policies? What a stupid question! The slavery and segregation of the past were our policies.... must we love such injustice to avoid being accused of being "unpatriotic". get a grip. Obama all the way!

    May 9, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  13. EC

    Sen. McCain is in for a whole lot of Whip ARSE come November. Sen. Obama is going to eat him alive!!! Sen. McCain has not even begun to be vetted in any shape or form. I can't wait to see him when the REAL PRESSURE is in his FACE!!!

    Don't make the same mistake Sen. Clinton did by under-estimating Sen. Obama. Like my momma would say "don't let my nice smile fool you, I can turn you inside out before you even blink".

    Sen. McCain and his sidekick Joe Lieberman is in for a rude awakening. They have NO IDEA what they are in for come November. He's been lucky that Sen. Lieberman has been "cleaning up" after him thus far. Those days will soon be a reality for him. He's going to be cleaning up alright...and it won't be pretty.

    May 9, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. John

    McCain be the nice elderly man you say you are stop this your temper will fail you if attacks came your way wortd to the wise

    May 9, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. Ludovic

    this poor guy have to fight on every side !
    amazing

    May 9, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. Glenn

    Obama is against the war in Iraq ... that is all that matters.

    May 9, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. AKRON, OHIO OBOMA SUPPORTER

    REPUBLICANS CAN DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT AGAINST OBOMA IF THE GOOD LORD INTENDS FOR HIM TO WIN THE VOTE TO THE WHITE HOUSE THERES NOTHING ANYBODY CAN DO, CAN'T ALL OF YOU SEE THE GOOD LORD IS FIGHTHING OBOMA BATTLES FOR HIM AND GIVING HIM THE WISDOM TO GET TO WHERE HE IS AT. WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU NO MAN CAN TAKE IT AWAY NO MATTER WHAT.

    May 9, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. Soba, Clifton, NJ

    There are two reasons why McCain has this nomination:

    1. People feel bad that he didnt get the nomination in 2000, becuase the Bush WRONGLY smeared him badly.

    2. They know he CAN NOT win, so this will leave the door open for jeb bush in 2012.

    May 9, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  19. Elisabeth

    Obamas arrogans is not a quality regarding foreign politics. His insulting style and supercilious smile will make foreign leaders hesitate and distrust his abilities and intentions. Sorry for my bad English!

    May 9, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  20. Travis

    Those questions have all been asked and answered repeatedly . . . next.

    May 9, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  21. "uneducated bitter blue collar" American from a big state

    This is good for the Obama team because once the Republicans start with their dirty game, it will unite the Democrats. Sweet, they should step up their game. MCFart is toast.

    We need such "low level scum" campaign tactics to rekindle the Democratic patriotism that Billary have smothered over the past nomination race.

    May 9, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. rice, bryan

    if you can't win with logic, scare them to death. if you can't win with the issues that concern this country, scare them into voting for you. hey if it worked for bush it will work for mcbush.

    May 9, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. Debbie,NJ

    Here's an ad;

    McCain orders a draft

    May 9, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  24. True This

    The Republicans sure are slow to catch up. He answered these questions months ago! Really funny how they're recycling old news with new headlines. Move on!

    May 9, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  25. Blank

    Well, the fact is that he has answered every question that he has been asked. People just ignore it for some reason. Voting present is customary for votes whose results are already known. Whether or not you agree with what he said, he has already explained what he was trying to say with his bitter comment. His positions on issues are also very clear if you actually look them up. Like all the candidates, there's a section on his website that list all his stances.

    May 9, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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