August 5th, 2009
03:19 PM ET
12 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. Brenda in Detroit

    they are kidding, right? a failed experiment? LOL. These folks live on another planet.

    August 5, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. cspurgeon

    I will never be a republican again. This party of hate has turned this country into one of greed, ugliness and idiots....Nothing constructive, nothing that isn't for their own self interest and nothing for the future but more of the same. Enough said. No more....

    August 5, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. JDH in OKC

    How soon we all forget who started the bailouts! What a mess this is turning into. And they expect my grandchildren to still be paying for this dance????
    Change? Transparency? New suit, same sewer!!!!!

    August 5, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  4. carlos only smarter

    let them spend all the donations they get on those ignorant about two months they will be begging for more and very few will give

    August 5, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  5. Deb

    Let me guess is the great Michael Steele narrating this video. The RNC should try to be more productive and present more ideas for this country. Our economy, our health care is not going to improve with such inane nonsense. President Obama will prevail and the Republicans will be humiliated once more during the elections.

    August 5, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. Roxanne Voss

    What desperate, deluded people. The first 200 days have been spent putting out the forrest fires the Bush administraqtion and Republican majority set. Steele is surrounded by nonothings and rapid uninformed idiots. God help the GOP!

    August 5, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Brian

    Good job Republicans! Cause we all know it takes just 200 days to fix 8 years of problems. With that kind of attitude, good luck in the 2010 elections. Of course the uneducated redknecks to the south will still vote for you, but for the majority of us we see past your hate. What's your solution to his presidency? Or to health-care? Or anything else that this administration has tried passing. Good luck party of no.

    August 5, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. GOPBslapper

    Just another example of Dishonest or if you prefer "GOP Lies". Unemployment has in fact been falling for several months since the Stimulus Package went out the door. In fact this month it had a roughly 50% decline off its highs several months ago.
    As far as Deficit spending goes, that's akin to setting a house on fire then complaining the Fire Department is using too much water to put it out. The Party of No continues to put its own Childish interests ahead of the Good of the Country.

    August 5, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  9. Ex-Repug

    Do the Republicans think that this will endear me to go back? Instead it solidifies why I can't be part of this party anymore. Once again, no solutuions and alot of bullying.

    BTW, what on earth do they think would have occurred had they been in power? They caused this mess – so deep that it will take years to fix.
    My insurance company is not my friend. We need an alternative. What's their fix? Oh right, they have none. Just alot of putting down the people who are trying to fix this and the rest of the mess they caused.

    August 5, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  10. Claudia in Houson

    I knew the smear tactics would start coming from the GOP starting with the name calling of our President Barack Obama. The GOP has the inability to restore their party but spend precious time and money on a no win agenda accept to help the insurance lobbyist while they get kick backs. It didn't work in 2008 and it won't work 100 years from now because we have a generation of young people who will not allow the GOP to continue with their greed and prejudices.

    August 5, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  11. pi-boson

    Just like the GOP, their short-term memory. It took the Republicans nearly 6000 days to create a mess that Obama is correcting. Rather than being an obstacle, I suggest a more collaborative approach, thus providing a win-win for the country, for the American people.

    August 5, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  12. Mud

    The RNC are the ones in constant denial... Those old fools have nothing to offer except negativity. I am enjoying watching them squirm while being lowered into the grave.

    August 5, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  13. Georgia

    Conservatives and Republican's don't believe in Science – so what would they know about a "failed experiment"??????

    Unbelievable "Scare Tactics" by the Insurance Industry and Pharma Companies. Who has been denying coverage to dying American's????? Yes – the Insurance Companies!!!!!

    American's don't want Greedy Insurance Companies making Life and Death decisions for Americans any more!!!!!

    August 5, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  14. FactCheck

    The GOP is our version of Bhagdad Bob. They're hoping if they say it enough times, it will come true. Say goodbye to their dying breed.

    August 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  15. CM

    Looks like the idiots who failed the country for eight years are pronouncing failure for Obama after only 200 days!

    August 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  16. Hugo

    You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all the time. Especially educated tax payers that are not duped by the racial and religious intimidation tactics! I still maintain all the Conservatives have to do is let the liberals have it all, then watch the failure decompose! My hope is that out of the destruction and chaos will come order! Down with career politicians, campaign funding reform, voter reform and term limits! Regulate lawyers, they are the one's responsible for the condition of our Government as well as our Nation, think about it!

    August 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. Johnny

    Funny how after eight years of their failed policies they are so quick to declare the "failure" of this Presidency when it's barely getting started.

    The party of "no" needs to give us some viable alternatives aside from tax cuts for the wealthy, or they're destined to join the Whigs. That's fine by me, I'd love the see Libertarians take over as the opposition party to the Democrats.

    August 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. liberals must go

    exactly. he needs to get off the campaign trail and get REAL americans REAL work.

    Not temporary work, not government jobs that are increasing by the 100k but we're losing them by the millions.


    August 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  19. Fort Lauderdale

    The Democrats made a big mistake in blaming the GOP for opposition to its health care proposals. Many Democrats, including myself, are not on board with these proposals. Nor are we on board with the steamrolling, armtwisting approach Obama has taken to pushing the program through the Congress without sufficient research, analysis, critique and debate. The result is a backlash. Whatever firestorm the Democrat's ignited with these accusations will now be turned around back on them. What a sad story.

    August 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  20. J.S.

    Don't know that I would call it a failed experiment but what they say about photo ops is very true...

    August 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  21. Independent in PA 200 days is the cutoff? Thank goodness September 11, 2001 was more than 230 days after George W. Bush's inaugaration or some of us would believe that Mr. Bush's failure to protect the country would have made him a failure–and a much larger one at that!

    August 5, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  22. Real change begins in 2010

    I LOVE IT!! Democrats are making the same mistake that Republicans did under Newt Gingrich and the so-called Republican Revolution. When will we all get it? Politics is about POWER. Democrats don't really care about you any more than Republicans do. It's our duty to oppose any power grabbing politician (Republican or Democrat) – even if they do their very best Robin Hood impersonation by promising to take from the rich and give to the poor. What a pathetic joke!

    August 5, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  23. Carlos

    Congrats to you losers that voted this fraud in office, you will go do in history as the biggest bunch of d asses ever.

    August 5, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  24. Mark S.

    Ha, what a bunch of fools. Keep talking, all you Republican nay sayers, you help Obama much more than you hurt him. This country is not about to vote in the radical right which now runs the Republican party, and the more they rant, the more that sane, moderate people on the left and right will reject them. So keep up your histrionics, keep tellings obvious lies, and keep making stupid statements like the one in this article. Nobody buys it except the nut jobs, and they are already in your corner.

    August 5, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  25. Post always rejected by CNN

    I tell you one thing the republicans like these in this country should be ashamed to show their face. All they are doing is causing more distress to this country. For eight years they enable bush to ruin our jobs, our economy, our energy, start a war by invading an innocent country and now they are trying to ruin the only hope we have to put this country back on its feet.

    The best thing to do is for ALL DEMOCRATS AND REAL AMERICANS is to start their own campaigns and tell the people of this country to get rid of the republicans in congress and start anew. They think they can frighten us they way they set up their kiddy system of colors for alert alert alert the terrorist will get you. Well I sure wish the terrorist would have gotten someone...them.

    August 5, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
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