April 22nd, 2009
06:30 AM ET
14 years ago

New DNC Web video spotlights the 'new' faces of the GOP

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/22/art.dncweb.gi.jpg caption="The DNC is out with a new Web video."]WASHINGTON (CNN) –- At the expense of Republicans, the Democratic National Committee is having a little fun with President Obama’s trademark “change” theme.

In a new Web video released Wednesday, the DNC introduces viewers to “the new faces of the GOP.” The video features an ornate set of red curtains that open, with a drum roll, to reveal former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; followed by Karl Rove, long time aide to former President George W. Bush; and then former Vice President Dick Cheney. The video also plays carnival-like music in the background.

“Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP,” the screen reads as the video ends after the curtains open for a fourth time.

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  1. Jim

    I love it how so many people are scared of our cournty turning socialist. Guess what? We've had levels of socialism in our country since day one. Our roads, police stations, fire stations, judicial system, military, parks, and many other things are all funded and function by socialist means. None of them are privately owned or opporated. Mediare, Medicaid and Social Security are forms of socialism too. But I fully know everyone that complains about socialism would never refuse any of those sources of payments when it comes time for them to collect on them.

    April 22, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  2. Doug, New Jersey

    "My experience as a Republican who has family members and friends who are liberal Democrats is that they (the liberals) are the most close minded, unaccepting and critical people I know. One family member seethes and begins name calling toward anyone who does not agree with them. It is actually alarming"

    Check out an ultra blue state filled with them, you really get to know who they are when you witness their actions and hate day after day.

    They will cry about how wars are so wrong, yet with a minivan filled with kids, they look to use that van as a weapon and put people's lives at risk everytime they get behind the wheel.

    I believe that there is greatness in America, if the majority knew the truth about liberals, Democrats would never be elected.

    April 22, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  3. Chris ~ Albany, NY

    Earth to the GOP~ you guys are rolling out the same irrelevant people. The same kind of people with the same ideology that got smoked last election. GOOD LUCK!!!

    April 22, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  4. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    The democrats are re-cycled Clinton people and the democrats "Change" is recycling the 60's and 70's progressive (socialist) agenda. As a tax payer the only person I owe a lifr to is my self. If the 50% on goverment aid want to better themselves let them pick themselves up by the pants and work harder to improve their situation by taking reponsibility for themselves.

    April 22, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  5. NY Republican

    OK if we are the "same old, same old" and were "soundly defeated" in the last elections why is the DNC acting so threatened? Why would they be debuting campaign ads NATIONALLY almost daily?

    April 22, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. Gman

    Stan, you really hit the nail on the head. (or, the pinheads on the head...)

    Yes, the Republicans believe in "small" government. Like using the government to force their religious beliefs down everyone's throat. That's small government. Like going all the way to the Supreme Court to stop a recount in a sovereign state–so much for "states rights." Like trying to re-write the U.S. Constitution to reflect their own hatred and prejudices. Like using the full force of the Federal judiciary to stop Terry Schiavo's husband from carrying out her wishes. Like spending billions and billions in a war in Iraq. Like wire taps and torture in 3rd world countries. Ah yes, please bring back the good old small government Republicans. And all this from the election of a president who won the electoral college by almost 200 votes–and remember, the Republicans taught us in the 2000 election that the electoral college is all that matters. Imagine if Obama had actually lost the popular vote and had to go all the way to the Supreme Court to stop a recount in a state in which his own brother was governor. The Republicans would actually be in armed rebellion right now. So much for

    April 22, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  7. joseph

    The Dems could start getting worried now. All this Republican heavyweights they may have to deal with in the coming elections. Heads up Dems, here they come.

    April 22, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  8. Kpawlak

    Does the DNC have any better ideas in which to spent their money?? What a classy group.

    April 22, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  9. Brian

    Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah.... They just don't get it. The GOP will never get it until the younger generations (Megan McCain) explain to their senior parents that it's time to retire.

    April 22, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  10. Carl W Smelcer

    If thats the best the GOP can come up with, the DNC won't have any problems for the next eight years. Dick Chaney and Carl Rove should be under investigation for their actions under the Bush administration. As for Newt Ginrich, hes shown his true colors in the past and just likes to see his name in print.

    April 22, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
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