Video: NRSC less than enthused about Obama’s 100 days

posted at 10:52 am on April 29, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

I’d count the NRSC out of any 100-days celebration staged by the White House. Their latest web ad reviews the opening stanza of the Barack Obama administration, and finds a lot to criticize. Something tells me we won’t see these clips played during the President’s presser:

I still think the AIG bonus outrage is a bad issue for Republicans to press. They’d be better focusing on the hypocrisy it revealed, and the class-warfare attacks on which this administration has relied.

For the most part, though, this ad steps us through some golden issues for the GOP, especially when it comes to Obama’s appointing a series of tax evaders to high government positions. They’re demanding more in taxes from Americans but not from themselves, and Joe Biden himself has repeatedly called paying more taxes “patriotic”. So why does the Obama administration keep picking “unpatriotic” people for key positions in the administration?


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No we won’t see these clips, we will see majestic views of AF1 floating over NYC, screaming, hysterical, frightened crowds below will be edited out for presentation purposes.

Bishop on April 29, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Needs more figures. “stuffed with earmarks” does not really conjure up 8,000 earmarks spanning hundreds of pages.

Otherwise pretty good. Hadn’t listened to that Ortega “speech” so I didn’t know he was shouting obscenities. Obama sat through that? Unbelievable.

amkun on April 29, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Mmmm… Red meat.

Punchenko on April 29, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Hate to play the role of Rick Moran, but would that be the NRSC that, up until yesterday, was supporting Arlen Specter in a primary challenge against Pat Toomey?

With that out of the way, nice job.

steveegg on April 29, 2009 at 10:59 AM

100 DAYS, 100 MISTAKES

capitalist piglet on April 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Why didn’t NRSC talk about the lie regarding a mutt? I believe that to be the final nail in the coffin.

CFL on April 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Otherwise pretty good. Hadn’t listened to that Ortega “speech” so I didn’t know he was shouting obscenities. Obama sat through that? Unbelievable.

amkun on April 29, 2009 at 10:57 AM

No it isn’t, unfortunately. It’s what most American liberals think of their own countrymen.

bulgaroctonus on April 29, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Democrats did this to Bush after his first 100 days. Republicans should not be afraid to call this President a liar, appeaser, and serial promise-breaker. Change we can believe in? Bah!

rockmom on April 29, 2009 at 11:04 AM

They’re demanding more in taxes from Americans but not from themselves, and Joe Biden himself has repeatedly called paying more taxes “patriotic”.

That’s why Democrats are unconcerned about raising the tax rate. It’s easy when you don’t plan on PAYING those taxes.

GarandFan on April 29, 2009 at 11:04 AM

The economy continues to shrink more than expected; the stock market is at best flat; the treasury has been raped and a staggering debt awaits many future generations; jobs continue to disappear at an alarming rate and not one noteworthy “stimulus” work project has been named; the so called “stimulus” package has produced nothing of any significance and much of the money has been lost to fraud and incompetence; the government now owns some of the major means of production and the union owns a major portion of General Motors. Obama has fooled no one other than his left wing constituents and his mindless cultists. On the other hand, if you happen to be a Marxist, a socialist or a communist you must be ecstatic. Now, it would be very helpful if someone would list Obama’s accomplishments over the past 100 days . . . no qualifying babble or obfuscation, just facts please.

rplat on April 29, 2009 at 11:07 AM

well done, but it could have been about 8 minutes longer…they left out some stuff.

bridgetown on April 29, 2009 at 11:12 AM

That was an awesome video. The only thing more awesome would have been for a liberal group to release it.

I guess they can’t for the forest sticking out of their eyes.

therightscoop on April 29, 2009 at 11:15 AM

This is all well and good, but what will we actually do with it? The NRSC needs to be hammering hard on the differences between Oblahma’s campaign rhetoric and his Precedential reality. They should be buying airtime on as many stations as money can buy and running ads similar to this one. Let’s remind voters of the campaign promises he’s broken, and in only 100 days! Let the Democrats own the mess that will be this country in a couple of years, but let’s remind voters that the Republicans did not support the juggernaut that they had no way to stop. Don’t give the Dems any cover whatsoever. We need to be as relentless in our exposure of the truth as they are in their pursuit of sophistry.

College Prof on April 29, 2009 at 11:16 AM

come out with several videos, each hitting one point & each with its own catchy phrase (why,oh why, can’t those writers/producers come here to come up with their snarky phrases?). then play these videos over & over, especially during tv sports & lifetime tv (that should get a good cross-section).

and i will contribute.

kelley in virginia on April 29, 2009 at 11:19 AM

The worst is running up 10 trillion in debt that our children will find consumes all their taxes just in debt service and entitlements with nothing left for discretionary spending. To do so after denouncing Republicans for wasteful runaway spending that would leave too much debt for our children is hypocrisy beyond the pale.

KW64 on April 29, 2009 at 11:19 AM

We should be going after the younger folks by pointing out that them Dems want to decide where they live, what they drive, what they eat and where they work. Most young folks entering adulthood are pretty much done with being told what to do. Republicans should use that.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2009 at 11:20 AM

college prof: yeah, you’ve already come up with one good catch phrase: “you own it”.

see, we can all help. send it in to the RNC or someone who is producing these videos.

kelley in virginia on April 29, 2009 at 11:20 AM

good, cindy. you’re thinking.

kelley in virginia on April 29, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Can we make some commercials of this to run in the middle of his prime time campaign ad tonight?

And It’d be great if we could get the names of the campaign contributors who took the joy ride scaring New Yorkers. Names names names… from the most transparent President in History don’t ya know.

I just hope Idol is still on or I’m going to have a grumpy grumpy teenager who is really beginning to hate the sound of Obama’s voice… She should–she is going to be paying the bills he is running up.

She will be barely old enough to vote in 2012 by the way.

petunia on April 29, 2009 at 11:21 AM

We should be going after the younger folks by pointing out that them Dems want to decide where they live, what they drive, what they eat and where they work. Most young folks entering adulthood are pretty much done with being told what to do. Republicans should use that.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2009 at 11:20 AM

That should be a public service warning played on college campuses and in high school libraries! There is no stronger proponents of “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” than teens and young adults…

That and the fact that he has pre-empted American Idol at least twice…

petunia on April 29, 2009 at 11:24 AM

That’s very well done

drjohn on April 29, 2009 at 11:26 AM

That will leave a mark. Ah, you might wanna put some ice on that.

PappaMac on April 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM

We should be going after the younger folks by pointing out that them Dems want to decide where they live, what they drive, what they eat and where they work. Most young folks entering adulthood are pretty much done with being told what to do. Republicans should use that.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2009 at 11:20 AM

I absolutely agree with this. I have a friend whose daughter occasionally comes home from school sounding like a liberal, but when you discuss with her the aims of the Left, she gets very upset, saying she doesn’t want to live in an America that looks like that.

Ironically, those who ushered in the Age of Obama are the ones who will suffer most because of it. We need to make sure they understand what they’re voting for.

capitalist piglet on April 29, 2009 at 11:41 AM

That is a GREAT ad. More like this, please.

Matticus Finch on April 29, 2009 at 11:41 AM

My Fav ad by the NRCC was this one about Fannie Mae.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exxVZTKq1vA

The music is so depressing.

VinceP1974 on April 29, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Eeeeyow! That part with the Chavez anti-American rant, juxtaposed with Obama’s smiling handshake…very powerful.

capitalist piglet on April 29, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Don’t tell me words don’t matter.

Yakko77 on April 29, 2009 at 11:51 AM

I have three young adults and they are conservative/libertarian, they realize that freedom allows them to think they way they do. They don’t like being told that their world must be full of limits of opportunities and conformity. If you list all that the Dems want to control or abolish pretty soon everyone is going to have their ox gored.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2009 at 11:54 AM

AM radio blowtorch WBZ in Boston did their daily (online) poll Tuesday asking how their listeners rated O’bama’s first 100 days.

Even in the land of Barney Frank and Teddy Kennedy, they couldn’t get a majority of opinion to say he was doing a good job.

Del Dolemonte on April 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM

That was pretty good. Ed’s right about the AIG part. Also, I think the message “100 Days, No Accountability” will be spun by Dems as “Party of ‘No’ Offers No Alternatives.”

“100 Days, Zero Accountability” might have been better. And they could’ve used circular rather than rectangular borders for each image, then fade to “O” at the end…alluding to Zero and Obama’s “O” logo at the same time.

Christien on April 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM

This is all well and good, but for the life of me I cannot fathom why ads are not running nationally. In particular, I am thinking about universal health care. In other words, if Obama can do this much damage in 100 days, just think what a boondoggle universal health care could be. Where are the ads slamming the possibilities of the Dems creating and forcing universal health care on Americans? You could tie this ad with an anti-health care ad.

If the GOP is dodging going against universal health care because of the illegals, then they are smoking wacky weed. Illegals are NOT going to support the GOP. This past election should have taught them this. Even if Obama legalizes them, the GOP should be explaining how the uninsured numbers created are based on illegals not being insured. The GOP needs to get some serious religion on this health care deal and ASAP! The American public as a whole do not want any more spending. PERIOD!

I am against the hate crimes bill, the Stimulus Bill and all that is contained within, but this universal health care plan is the one area that could really change America forever. It is not going to be reversible just like the NEA and Social Security are not reversible. In reality, do any of us who are Conservatives have any faith that a Republican dominated Congress and Presidency will tackle universal health care and kill it if they were ever in power? Unfortunately, I have my doubts.

Daniel Hannan, and many others have told us universal health care will destroy this nation. Clue to the GOP, the first 100 days are indeed a threat to America on every level, but the next 500 days could be a dagger in the heart of every single individual in this nation. Where are you guys? Are you down for the struggle? Do you morons have a plan? To most of us you guys are AWOL.

freeus on April 29, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Unfortunately, “Perception is reality,” even if the reality really, really sucks.

Star20 on April 29, 2009 at 12:58 PM

there are some anti-universal healthcare ads running on FNC. they are sponsored by some citizens for something. but the message is clear to me because i’m following this stuff. the message would not be clear to the avg. mo-ronic voter.

kelley in virginia on April 29, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Good job NRSC.

Baxter Greene on April 29, 2009 at 1:03 PM

It’s about time……..

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 1:11 PM

100 DAYS, 100 MISTAKES

capitalist piglet on April 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM

..and at least 100 speeches where he blathered on for at least 15 minutes and didn’t say a goddamned thing.

This whole 100 days thing should be celebrated!! 100 days closer to when this prick can go back to organizing some community that I don’t live in.

BigWyo on April 29, 2009 at 1:11 PM

I will not support the NRSC as a whole for there are way to many RINO”s. I shall support them Individually. This goes to the RNC and everything in between- has had enough of the back stabbing, double talking -wasting of the earths precious carbon when he speaks.

hawkman on April 29, 2009 at 2:23 PM

That is a good message , but unless it is delivery by the right person it will fall on deaf hears

koypop on April 29, 2009 at 3:57 PM