August 5th, 2009
03:19 PM ET
11 years ago

First on the Ticker: RNC Web video targets 'White House in denial'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - On the eve of President Obama's 200th day in office, The Republican National Committee is releasing a Web video that calls his presidency "a failed experiment" that features "desperate photo-ops [and] a White House in denial."

"200 days," says the narrator in the minute-long spot. "It started. Star Studded. High hopes. All smiles. Photo ops and reassurances. Even an official White House photo for the first pup. With an economy at a crossroads, his experiment started."

The ad points to government bailouts, the stimulus package and deficit spending. "He promised to create or save millions of jobs. But unemployment is up, month after month. Press conference, after press conference. The TV ratings decline. His approval ratings decline. Desperate photo-ops. A White House in denial. Now we face his most dangerous experiment of all: Government takeover of health care An experiment that will cost over one trillion dollars, threaten your private insurance and cost taxpayers hundreds of billions in new taxes."

"The presidency of Barack Obama. A failed experiment in just 200 days."

The spot comes hours after the release of a DNC video that accused Republicans of "inciting mobs" to swarm Democratic town hall

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soundoff (301 Responses)
  1. Craig from Pennsylvania

    This is hysterical and asinine at the same time....what about the 8 years of incompetence that got us here??? Republicans are just plain STUPID, and to quote comedian Ron White..."You can't fix stupid!!!"

    August 5, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. AEK

    George Bush, eight years, two wars, failed economy. Barack Obama, 200 DAYS, making some progress to repair the damage. More negative politics from the party of NO, go figure!

    August 5, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. George

    The RNC is sick, and a TRUE LOSERS CLUB!! The home of CRY BABY BOEHNER!!

    August 5, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Enough

    The truth hurts and is that ever the truth! Can't wait to hear all the Liberals with their denials and excuses for the Disaster in Chief. Obama is an experiment gone bad. Too bad the media threw Hillary under the bus in favor of this liberal community organizer. Obama will go down as the worst president in history. America does NOT want to become a socialist country. Obama should have taken a few business courses in college, maybe he would understand you can't keep spending money you don't have!

    August 5, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Fool me once shame on u, fool me twice... err...

    Republicans still think people are pretty stupid. You'd think that after 2 elections, it would start to sink in that people have caught on to their Rovian games! With all the money and resources the Republicans and Insurance companies are bringing to bear, to cement their lies and deceptions, you'd think they'd be feeling good about their chances. But the mob-like tactics they've resorted to in townhall meetings smell of desperation. And they should be. This is a Democratic WH that fights fire with fire – in a smart way. And that's why when all is said and done, America will have meaningful Health Care Reform. Hopefully it will include a strong public plan.

    August 5, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  6. alvino

    You sick right wing nuts continue to lie and distort facts so the republican congressmen can continue to get the big bucks from the health care industry. After 8 years of GOP failure, it is disgusting to see how low the GOP has sunk to destroy honest dialogue about important issues facing us.

    According to the number of comments so far, the wing nuts must have hopped on the bus to ruin the next town hall meeting. Oh, by the way you morons, don't forget to cash your checks from the lobbyists before health care reform passes.

    August 5, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  7. JayG

    I cant believe that when honest people express their views about not wanting government run healthcare its automtically assumed that the GOP is behind it. Geez, what a double standard, when people disrupted McCain non stop it was never spoken about that it coulda been the democrats. How out of touch are the liberals?? Thats ridiculous that as soon as anybody disagrees with government run anything it must be a plot from the GOP rather than the american people.

    August 5, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  8. Nick 27, So Cal

    "The presidency of Barack Obama. A failed experiment in just 200 days."

    This is so funny!! All of this nonsense dribble reminds me of a 5th grade dodge ball game! Grow up GOP!!! Get something done. I respect the fact that the GOP disagrees with health care reform, but give me a reasonable alternative! Take Bill Clinton's diplomacy example and come to an agreement! Stop thinking about yourself and your next election! We need help TODAY!! You talk about a failed experiment, well try 8 years of cowboy politics and kill the "evil doers" diplomacy.

    August 5, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. What a shame

    Are they serious ? The party of NO is a danger to the nation

    August 5, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  10. JayTee

    The GOP: This weird angry group of selfish malcontents and bigots is a disgrace to anyone with an IQ above 75. The represent the four R's of American politics: (1) Resentment, (2) Right-Wing, (3) Racism and, (4) Reactionary; the very four things that most rational people scrape off the bottom of thier political shoe.

    August 5, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. gl, From Pittsburgh

    Repubicans you will pay dearly for your racist behavior. I am listening right now from the say racist Repubilcans that are not voter for Sonia SotoMayor so why are they still trying to tear her down? This is racist at is best. Move on and vote already. Your Repubicans don't have a plan just vote no to anything the President present.

    August 5, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  12. Neutralizer

    The Whitehouse can deny all they want, the American people know the truth. 71% says Obambi have driven up deficit. 54% of the American people says reducing tax with the middle class is more important than new spending for health care reform. The democraps doesn't understand this health care reform shoving down our throat is not the kind of health care reform we want. We do not want our government to control our health; that is our right, not theirs. Within a few months in office, Obambi increased our deficit by over a trillion that is according to the federal reserve and US Treasury Department. We cannot afford Obambi anymore, he's a high maintenance President.

    We want TORT REFORM, put a cap on medical malpractice lawsuit, deport all illegal aliens sucking up our welfare system and medicaid. It only cost $1.75 billion to deport illegal aliens annually, while it cost $22 billion annually to keep them here.

    August 5, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  13. seebofubar

    Nobody needs to incite mobs to oppose the current administration. Their lack of competency and anti-American agenda did that.

    August 5, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. Rob

    Denial's just one of the words I'd use. I think other acceptable ones would be, clueless, self-serving, head so far up their a– they need a glass stomach just to see.

    Obama will become the worst president ever. And upon officially acheiving that distinction in January 2013, Jimmy Carter will send him a thank you note saying "Thanks for taking over for me. Kept the seat warm for ya."

    August 5, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  15. Belle

    Bah, Repubs don't have a leg to stand on... They are grasping now.

    Sadly, there are too many who will buy into this desperate drivel...

    August 5, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  16. gl, From Pittsburgh

    All this ad do is prove the fact that the Repubicans are hoping and praying this President fail. No once do they give this President credit for trying to clean up the mess their Party have casued. What a negative ad.

    August 5, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. Hotdog

    This is truly stupid. President Obama has only been in office for 200 days and it has already been determined by the RNC that his presidency is a failure. There is no question that the Bush administration was a total failure. This determination can easily be supported because one would be speaking in the past tense. There is a difference with the current administration because no one can predict the future; therefore, how can any one determine that this adminstration will be a failure? Hate, racial bias and ignorance will not prevail with regards to politics. The Republican party does not understand this basic concept which is very unfortunate.

    August 5, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  18. Deborah/Kansas City

    What a disaster the Rebpublicans are. Every thing is better except their outlook on life and American. They have become the most unpatriotic, hateful, spiteful people. They already had one wake up call, which they can not accept. People are tired of your constant hatefulness and divisiness and I hope this generation of Republicans are all voted out of office in 2010, what a blessing that would be for our country.

    August 5, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  19. lil

    What do you mean President Obama is an experiment. If he is he is the experiment that 54% of americans voted for.

    The republicans are just mad because they cant except the fact that Obama is a very smart African American man and they cant except the fact that he won the election.

    When the Gop say experiment they are saying that he is black and they are a bunch of racist and will never except him as their President. They will do what ever it takes to get what they want....

    August 5, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  20. RDS

    OH PLEASE!! We have been in a recession since 2007! If anybody thought that he would fix the economy in 6 months they couldn't have had good sense and they call us (Obama supporters) kool aid drinkers. Lets get this straight before he was presidents we were losing 700,000 + jobs a month after we are somewhere around 525,000 still not good but better than it was. All these people screaming about the bailouts and unemployment..what would the country look like if GM, Ford, AIG, Merrill, Chrysler, B of A and others went down. You thing unemployment is high now you would have really been in for a rude awakening.

    August 5, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  21. Right Leaning Independent

    I agree with this but the Republicans have a stake in starting the financial bail outs which most Americans were against!! The Dems just have taken it to an obsene level!

    August 5, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  22. Ron in Ohio

    This is and has been typical of their hate, their tactics. They poison our country. They do all they can do make nothing work, all so they can get power back and give us the shaft once more. I only hope their hate will come to be a curse for them at the next election. We need less Republicans, who a blight on our country.

    August 5, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  23. Alan

    Again the Republicans attack our President for "failing" in 200 days to turn around the mess they're in denial that they created over the past EIGHT YEARS.

    During those first 100 days, they accused Obama of being "the messiah." Now they accuse him of being "merely mortal."

    Who is REALLY in denial here?

    And - if the public's so against Health Care Reform, why try to BLOCK public discourse on the subject? Sounds like another DENIAL to me - including the denial of any Republicans who try to voice their displeasure.

    Republicans are not only in denial - they're trying to DENY the American people the change they voted for.

    August 5, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  24. Obama=trickle up poverty

    Like them or not the RNC really hit the nail on the head with that one. Liberals are going to flip out over the truth and come up with their blame Bush antics, because they can't face the truth that Obama is a disaster. He has done more damage in 200 days than any other president in history, including the former worst president...Carter.

    August 5, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  25. dave91

    Wow that's rich coming from the Republicans. So Bush's tenure of 8 years wasn't in denial about a foundering economy, spending billions on a failed war in Iraq and a continuation of a status quo that included offshoring of our manufacturing, skyrocketing healthcare costs and decline of US standing worldwide?

    August 5, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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