Skip to comments.Dems Hit at Bush in New Cable Ad
Posted on 08/20/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT by Qbert
Democrats again used former President George W. Bush as a foe in their latest TV ad campaign, driving home the point Republicans would restore policies that helped create the economic downturn.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) released a new cable ad Friday that harped on their campaign message that the November midterm elections will be a choice between Democratic policies that will bring the country out of the recession versus Republican policies that helped created it.
No Republican is used in the ad aside from Bush -- who is shown saying "you can fool me but you can't get fooled again."
Debate has swirled whether or not using Bush as a campaign foil will work for Democrats in the 2010 cycle, two years after Bush left office.
Republicans -- especially those who worked in the Bush administration -- have said it is a tired argument that will not resonate with voters.
But many Democrats have countered, saying that using Bush will give voters a clearer idea of what they are voting for if they back Republicans in the fall. The DNC said the ad will air on national cable networks.
A Democratic official who released the ad said that "the ad -- 'Big Choices' -- amplifies the choice voters are going to face this fall between Democrats who have pulled the country out of the ditch and Bush Republican era policies which put us there."
The spot emphasizes that Democrats favor "investing" in manufacturing, education, a "clean energy" economy and want to put Main Street ahead of Wall Street.
WOW that will work....they wont elect him anymore.
I saw a poll the other day where Bush actually is now more popular than Obama.
They treat BDS like herpes, I don’t think they are ever going to get over it.
When you search "out-of-touch" on the web, a picture of the Dems pops up. Personally, I want them to keep running against Bush, it only underscores how out-of-touch they are!!
Yeah... Americans would hate to return to 4.5% unemployment and low income taxes. /s
That’s fine. Let them run against President Bush. This works well for us, as Mr. Bush is more popular than the anti-Christ Obama in battleground congressional districts.
The POS (Party of Satan) is spending their money to help our candidates. Thank you very much.
They refuse to ever accept responsibility. Spoiled petulant children are running the nation.
Libs missed the part where Bush isn’t running for office.
The dems can’t run on their voting records or accomplsihments because everything they have accomplished has been against what the American people have told them that they want or don’t want.
The dems have governed against the collective will of the American people.
All the dems have is Bush and that horse is dead as a doornail because the dems have beat it to death.
True enough! LOL
haha... I just have to laugh. All the GOP now has to do is connect CONGRESS and the Democrat control of it since Jan 2007 to the economic downturn, and its GAME OVER for the dims. America is now well aware, once again, of what Congress’ role in screwing the nation is.
The Dems have proven themselves to be just brilliantly stupid.
Yeah... Americans would hate to return to 4.5% unemployment and low income taxes. /sWe can't have that.
“As I was tumbling down the stair,
I cursed the man who wasn’t there... “
(Apologies for the mis-quote)
Contemplate, for a moment, the political genius behind the Bush decision to maintain a low (nonexistent, really) profile after leaving office....
If the Democrats have pulled me out of the ditch how come I cannot see over the top, and I am covered in mud and water.
I feel like they dug the ditch deeper and then started using it as a slit trench.
It really is all they have. They obtained power on nothing but blaming Bush and celebrating every death in Iraq calling it a defeat and the “wrong war” (now proclaimed a victory by the Ruling Class). Oh yeah, throw in some hope and change in there as well.
They said to the American People, “Bush started a fire and you need to elect us to put it out.” Fine, let us accept that premise about Bush starting the fire as true arguendo. It misses the point. The American People did not call in the Obama fire department just so it could show up and pour gas on the fire. The dems don’t get it. You can’t say “trust us” and then turn around and say “screw you.”.
January 2001, just before Bush takes office 4.2%
January 2007, after six years under Bush and just before Pelosi takes control of spending 4.6%
January 2009, after two years under Pelosi and just before Obama Regime seizes power 7.6%
August 2010, after 19 months under Obama/Pelosi 9.6%
Exactly why would any sane person worry about removing the democrats responsible for this mess from power?
That's the basis of liberalism, lying to people and telling them that it isn't their fault.
Barney Frank's corruption was a part of the REASON for the economic collapse. The banking crisis was a case of willful neglect.
like mad dogs chasing their tails..
lost in the ‘bush’
“They refuse to ever accept responsibility. Spoiled petulant children are running the nation.”
NOTE VERSE 3
Isaiah 3 (New International Version)
1 See now, the Lord,
the LORD Almighty,
is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah
both supply and support:
all supplies of food and all supplies of water,
2 the hero and warrior,
the judge and prophet,
the soothsayer and elder,
3 the captain of fifty and man of rank,
the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.
4 I will make boys their officials;
mere children will govern them.
5 People will oppress each other
man against man, neighbor against neighbor.
The young will rise up against the old,
the base against the honorable.
“They treat BDS like herpes, I dont think they are ever going to get over it.”
Yep. And is it just me, or doesn’t seem like when their “PDS” levels seem to subside a little, then their “BDS” levels rise, and vice versa? It’s like a see-saw...
George W. Bush is Keyser Soze!
They treat BDS like herpes, I dont think they are ever going to get over it.
Now that’s funny!
At this rate, Bush will never be re-elected.
I meant verse 4......
When are we going to hear from Conservatives on the fact that the Congress was under Liberal control from Jan 2007 to the end of Bush’s Presidency and beyond? The last two years of Bush’s Presidency was when the economic collapse began to materialize. Thanks to Bwaney Fwank and Chris Dodd and other dimocRATS who allowed the housing market to collapse due to their forced lending policies (giving out loans to anyone with a room temperature IQ and no ability to repay the loan).
Gee, I didn’t know that Bush was running for any elected office again. I wonder who has been president for nearly two years. I wonder what party has controlled the House and Senate in the last two election cycles...
Here is what I would say in an election ad.
“The democrats have been in charge of Congress since 2006. A democratic president was elected in 2008 and started to govern in 2009. Since that time, the national economy plummeted, government spending spun out of control, government expanded immensely while the private sector who is most responsible for creating jobs shrunk and the national debt exploded. Our great and beloved nation is now facing bankruptcy because we cannot pay our bills or sustain the course our country is on. The recession under democrat leadership worsened. So if you want to see the economy get even worse, vote for the democrat. If you want the economy in our state to improve vote for me, the republican. If you want to see the economic outlook of the entire country improve, vote for me, the republican. My name is -———— and I approve this message.”
Saul Alinksy tactic. They find a target and demonize him/her.
They've done this same "personification of evil" attack against Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Bill Frist, Donald Rumsfeld , Dick Cheney, et al...
They’ve done this same “personification of evil” attack ..... “
Nothing new under the sun — the ol’ “throw enough mud, and some of it is bound to stick” political tactic has been around since at least the Time of the Caesars....
Republican policies did not “put us here”.
It was instead the insane lending policies that the dems forced on the banks and insurers and financial institutions as well as the fiscal mismanagement of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
*The dems cant run on their voting records or accomplsihments because everything they have accomplished has been against what the American people have told them that they want or dont want.
The dems have governed against the collective will of the American people.
All the dems have is Bush and that horse is dead as a doornail because the dems have beat it to death.*
Fresh new ad by DNC PR Vice President Tommy Flanagan:
“It’s Taft’s fault!”
You see we’re still blaming the Republicans, but this time it’s not Bush...
Genius! Throw out the BLAME BUSH! pins.
Print me up 100 million “Taft (a Republican) is to Blame!” pins.
This is beyond parody. Why stop there? Put Nixon in an ad. Tell voters that the Republican ‘20s were responsible for the the Depression.
The only mistake republicans made when they were in power was the overspending and the pork.
Hopefully they have learned their lesson this time around.
Gosh, I’m beginning to believe that RATS have no brains at all...THIS WILL only make folk angrier and sad that W is gone and the IMAN Obama has been a disaster. “ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW?”...Folk answer...”HELL NO!” Where’s the HOPEY and CHANGEY Imam Obama promised? O’BOY, it’s gonna be an interesting election. I’ll be stocking up on the bubbly for election night...can’t wait to vote! :)
“Exactly why would any sane person worry about removing the democrats responsible for this mess from power?”
The polity nominated McCain and elected obama. That means at least a majority of the people who vote aren’t sane.
But it is getting better...
I would love to see a video of the Obama family stumbling upon that shirt in a store!
Too bad Socialism never works. If it did I would vote for them. Too bad. But it never has and never will. Why do they keep trying it?
“WOW! Even in the very liberal Martha Vineyard island area, a tee-shirt which shows in artistic form former President George W. Bush and with the famous words, Miss Me Yet? has become a hit at the local area shops.”
Wouldn’t it be sweet if everyone was wearing their shirts all at the same time while the Zeroes wander through town?
Can’t you just picture it? :)
I sure hope that the GOP understands what a wonderful gift this is. A simple campaign that amplifies the right of individuals to be left alone by gov’t = jobs, jobs and more jobs will resonate. Every time I run into a liberal, the right to left alone is one subject that gives us common ground and hopefully plants a seed in their wee little minds.
sorry that dog ain't gonna hunt anymore.
The Democrats were in charge of congress since 2006, the Democrats were the ones that drove the economy into a ditch. When the Republicans were swept from office in 2006 the economy was doing great and the unemployment rate was under 5%.
” Why do they keep trying it? “
There’s nothing wrong with Socialism - the problem is all of those people out there who stupidly insist on hanging on to all of that counter-productive economic and personal freedom....
Once all of that nonsense is dispensed with, everything will be just hunky-dory....