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RNC Claims 'Obama Isn't Working': VIDEO


As the Democrats gather in Charlotte for their national convention, the Republicans put together a new website called "Obama isn't working".

"When Americans look back on the past four years under President Obama and ask themselves whether or not they are better off, unfortunately they will answer 'no,'" said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, repeating a piece of rhetoric we'll no doubt continue to hear again and again until November. "President Obama has not lived up to his promises he made to turn our economy around and cut the deficit in half in his first term."

The site's first video, "We've Heard It All Before," splices together 2008 and 2012 campaign speeches that make it appear as if President Obama has been sitting on his laurels for the past four years.

Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. yea, the RNC heard all before - cause they've been OBSTRUCTIONIST since day#1

    OBAMA - BIDEN 2012

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Sep 4, 2012 8:01:27 AM

  2. When a political party stands in the way of every effort that a president makes to turn the economy around it is a sure sign that all they are interested in is ruining a presidency no matter the cost to our nation. Do we then wish to turn the country over to them to run? I can't imagine why.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Sep 4, 2012 8:31:23 AM

  3. Reince Prebus is a turd...he knows damn well that the GOP have spent the last four years passing bills on abortion, refusing to raise the debt limit which risked the entire US economy and filibustering a record number of times.......that's when they could even be bothered to turn up. Didnt two GOP house members miss their own swearing in ?

    Posted by: paul | Sep 4, 2012 8:33:29 AM

  4. I'll give this to the Rethuggists - they've been working overtime since Obama's January 2009 inauguration. Yep, they've been busting their balls to defeat Obama at each and every turn and, in so doing, deny us, the American people, the assistance we need and deserve due to the failed eight year legacy left Obama and the country by the GW Bush administration and its Rethuggist minions in Congress. Put the GOP back in charge? You've got to be kidding!!!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Sep 4, 2012 8:38:44 AM

  5. I actually AM better off than I was four years ago. I was working for a business that was going down the tubes due to poor management, and the economic problems just accelerated the decline. Since then I found a good job and am making more than I ever have before, plus I have health insurance for the first time ever. Also in the last four years my family has turned around on their opinion of homosexuality and have embraced my partner as a member of the family. Not that Obama had anything to do with this (or maybe he did), but I am certainly better off than in 2008.

    The thing is that even if a Republican WAS better off than they were four years ago, they will not admit it or accept it. Anything good Obama has done has been demonized by the right, there's no way they would ever accept or acknowledge anything positive about him.

    Posted by: Jay | Sep 4, 2012 8:41:26 AM

  6. Just more proof the GOP is out of ideas - this is a ripoff of the highly successful poster campaign that elected Margaret Thatcher in the UK in 1979, see here:


    Posted by: Dan | Sep 4, 2012 9:29:15 AM

  7. Just remember: "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers," says Neil Newhouse, a Romney polster.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 4, 2012 9:49:30 AM

  8. We're not going to let our campaign have anything to do with fact.

    Posted by: paul | Sep 4, 2012 10:29:30 AM

  9. The Right Wing Nazis know how to use propaganda that was taught to them by the CIA, they follow Hitlers Chief of Propaganda Goebbels who said "as long as you lie, the big lie, you keep repeating it". Hitler believed the "big Lie" had a better chance of being believed. Hitler used the "big lie" to murder millions of Jews, homosexuals and other minorities in World War Two.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 4, 2012 11:25:28 AM

  10. I am better off than four years ago, too, Jay. I thank President Obama for all he has done to end the free-fall economy of the Republicans, and for a more tolerant, compassionate America.

    Posted by: trees | Sep 4, 2012 11:56:59 AM

  11. I wonder, how many of these claims of being "better off now" are based upon LIES. After all, this is the internet, and we have no way of proving what some people claim their lives are like. Step outside the internet, and look around in your everyday life. You'll see LOTS of people who've lost their jobs (during the Obama administration, mind you) and haven't been able to find work, had their home foreclosed, and the list goes on...

    Posted by: ? | Sep 4, 2012 12:42:37 PM

  12. Yes there are, but I am one of those much better off now than under Bush. Maybe you're not, so you need to be as self-reliant as your party wants you to be.

    Posted by: trees | Sep 4, 2012 2:40:37 PM

  13. Dan - not only is it a blatant ripoff, it's also an epic fail. What made Thatcher's ad so clever is that "Labour" referred to both the political party and, you know, laborers, who were facing massive unemployment queues.

    The Rep's can't even plagiarise properly!


    Posted by: elegir | Sep 4, 2012 6:22:55 PM

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