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RNC ad: Crying infant greets Obama’s new debt-laden budget

posted at 11:37 am on March 5, 2014 by

Short and effective:

In case you missed it, Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal is about as reckless as you might expect.  It increases spending, raises taxes by nearly $2 trillion (on top of the $1.7 trillion in previous Obama-era hikes), and never comes close to balancing.  According to the White House’s own numbers, the plan would add $8.3 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years; again, that’s after all the tax increases.  As Ed noted yesterday, OMB’s calculations are also ludicrously optimistic compared to the nonpartisan CBO’s projections.  Obama’s fiscal path does nothing to address the unfunded liability crisis, a long-term debt problem that even the president has acknowledged in years past.  Not any more. The White House is positioning this blueprint as — drumroll, please — an end to America’s “era of austerity.”  Really.  I reviewed what that era has looked like over at Townhall:

Under this president, the federal government has spent more money annually than at any other time in US history. Annual deficits have ranged between $500 billion and $1.4 trillion. Prior to Barack Obama’s presidency, the United States had never racked up a single trillion-dollar annual shortfall. On his watch, Washington has done so four times. The Congressional Budget Office projects that on our current trajectory, we’ll hit $1 trillion again within eight years. Various fact-checkers have confirmed that among his many predecessors, President Obama is the “undisputed debt king,” having added more than $6 trillion to the nation’s red ink since taking office in 2009. In his first campaign, Obama called President Bush “unpatriotic” for amassing more than $4 trillion in gross national debt over two full terms in office. So that, ladies and gentlemen, is the “era of austerity” that Obama has magnanimously decided to end.

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Those evil Repukes made a baby cry just for their own political purposes.

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faraway on March 5, 2014 at 11:39 AM

…Demorats will declare ‘child abuse’ and that the Pubic’s are waging a war on babies!

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM

It’s a stupid, counterproductive ad. No one likes to hear a baby crying, and they will blame the messenger.

A better tactic with same message: show innocent children playing, with narrator voice over w debt message.

“The innocence of their childhood being squandered and ruined by Obama’s selfishness.”

matthew8787 on March 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM

So WTF watches U-Tube ads anyway? Do that many people really watch them? I know I don’t but that doesn’t mean anything.

Jackson on March 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM

No one likes to hear a baby crying, and they will blame the messenger.

I thought it was short enough to be effective. Not a TV ad, so few people will see it either way.

Guy Benson on March 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

This ad happens to be true. And obumbles cares nothing for the future of this Republic, except to trash it.

Whitey Ford on March 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

I’ll leave you with this:

that will never got old, will it…

hypocrite….

cmsinaz on March 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I like it. Aren’t the dems. always concerned about the children. Everything fiscally responsible hurts the children(ofcourse women and minorities to)

jmtham156 on March 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I thought it was short enough to be effective. Not a TV ad, so few people will see it either way.

Guy Benson on March 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I will learn not to argue with you. Your work is outstanding, particularly on Obamacare.

Hope you will consider writing a book on the breadth of Obamacare corruption, and where we go in 2015 and beyond.

matthew8787 on March 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I see some Green Room shrinkage going on…

NotCoach on March 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

It’s a stupid, counterproductive ad. No one likes to hear a baby crying, and they will blame the messenger.

A better tactic with same message: show innocent children playing, with narrator voice over w debt message.

“The innocence of their childhood being squandered and ruined by Obama’s selfishness.”

matthew8787 on March 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I thought it was a good ad with a good message, as long as it’s taken with a bit of humor.

But perhaps you’re right, most people won’t see the humor in it. I was thinking maybe they should show a baby sleeping peacefully in a crib, with a message like, “Sleep peacefully, little one, because when you awake to find out how much debt the Washington Democrats have created for you, you aren’t going to be so happy.”

Something like that…..

UltimateBob on March 5, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Hope you will consider writing a book on the breadth of Obamacare corruption, and where we go in 2015 and beyond.

matthew8787 on March 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

A” book?

The corruption of this administration, just on that one issue, could fill volumes.

UltimateBob on March 5, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Short and annoying might be better. Poor word choices… complaining about individual debt won’t resonate. The BIG numbers need to be shown. Show previous debt/ deficit levels, then the big picture under Obama. Insert quotes from Boxer saying there’s no way they will cut spending. Maybe show how the government has received a 6-8% increase every year under Obama and ask WHY. Not really a fan of this ad.

TheLoudTalker on March 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

On 1/3/2007, the Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, then-Senators Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, etc., took majority control of the House, Senate, and overall appropriations process.

3/3/2014 Marked 86 continuous months that Democrats have held 2+ of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

In those 86 months, 1/3/2007 – 3/3/2014, Democrat Majorities increased the Total Public Debt Outstanding by 101%, and they increased the Debt Held by the Public by 155%!

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/search?startMonth=01&startDay=03&startYear=2007&endMonth=03&endDay=03&endYear=2014

ITguy on March 5, 2014 at 7:20 PM

It’s a stupid, counterproductive ad. No one likes to hear a baby crying, and they will blame the messenger.

A better tactic with same message: show innocent children playing, with narrator voice over w debt message.

“The innocence of their childhood being squandered and ruined by Obama’s selfishness.”

matthew8787 on March 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I agree. I hope this is a web ad only, I especially can’t imagine parents who have spent a sleepless night with a crying baby will be happy to have this blaring when they finally have some time to sit down and relax with a little telly.

As you said, a Goldwater-Daisy-ABomb type ad would be effective.

whatcat on March 5, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Thats a crappy ad.I can’t sit through that crying. Try again

birdhurd on March 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Obama isn’t on the ballot in 2016.

Start hitting Hillary NOW!!!!

Benghazi, tie her to the Obamacare disaster, Whitewater, Vince Foster.

If Preibus doesn’t start doing a better job, he just needs to step aside. After snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in 2012, I’m actually surprised he is still around.

nazo311 on March 5, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Original “Child’s Pay” ad from MoveOn.org

Keep in mind that what MoveOn.org called “President Bush’s $1 Trillion deficit” was an outright lie.

The last budget passed by a Republican Congress and President Bush, passed in 2006 for FY 2007, had a deficit UNDER $161 Billion, and which was 61% smaller than the FY 2004 deficit of $413 Billion. President Bush and the Republican Congress had reduced the deficit for three years in a row.

Then Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and then-Senators Obama, Biden, Clinton, Kerry, etc. took control of Congress and roughly tripled the deficit in a single year (FY 2008), and then roughly tripled the deficit AGAIN the following year (FY 2009). And the majority of appropriations for FY 2009 were not only passed by the Democrat Congress, but held back from Bush so that they could be signed by Obama. Obama signed the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 on March 11, 2009. The majority of FY 2009 spending was due to Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. NOT BUSH.

But you’ll still hear Dems say that Obama “inherited” the FY 2009 deficit.

That is a BIG LIE.

Each and every one of the top 6 largest deficits in the history of the U.S.A. has come while Obama was part of the MAJORITY PARTY in Washington, D.C. (First as Senator, then as pResident.)

The deficit that Obama “inherited” was not the FY 2009 deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit (which was less than $161 Billion). Every deficit after that featured Obama in the Majority Party, and has his fingerprints on it.

The change in the balance of power was not on January 20, 2009…
…it was on January 3, 2007!

Bush gets too much blame for what the Democrat majority (the Nancy Pelosi House and Harry Reid Senate) did in the last 2 years of his Presidency, just like Bill Clinton gets too much credit for what the Republican majority (Republican House and Senate) did in the last 6 years of his Presidency.

ITguy on March 6, 2014 at 12:28 AM

What did Obama and the Democrats inherit from Bush and the outgoing Republican majority?

A FY 2007 deficit under $161 Billion.

The six largest deficits in the history of the U.S.A. have all come while Obama was part of the MAJORITY PARTY in Washington, D.C.

For Fiscal Years 1996-2007, Republicans held the majority and increased the total debt by $4 Trillion over the span of 12 years.

For Fiscal Years 2008-2013, Democrats held the majority and increased the total debt by over $8 Trillion over the span of 6 years.

Present Democrat majorities have been deficit spending at more than quadruple the rate of their Republican predecessors.

Where is MoveOn.org’s outrage now?

ITguy on March 6, 2014 at 12:30 AM