New DNC Ad Targets GOP Plan to ‘Go Back to the Exact Same Agenda’ as Bush (Video)
July 20, 2010
ChattahBox)—Over the weekend, viewers of NBC’s “Meet The Press” witnessed the vacuousness of the GOP agenda going into the mid-term elections. What is their agenda? Go back to the failed polices of the Bush administration apparently—award tax cuts to the rich, while talking out of the other side of their mouths about reducing the deficit. When pressed by host David Gregory, as to what specific cuts would be made to trim the deficit, Pete Sessions (R-TX) the National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman talked in circles, until he uttered the money quote. He suggested his Party should “go back to the exact same agenda” of the Bush years. The Democratic National Committee quickly produced an ad drawing attention to the Republican George W. Bush redux strategy.
The Democrats are framing the November elections, as a “choice” for voters between the failed Bush policies of the past that nearly tanked our entire economy or the forward-thinking 21st century policies of the Obama administration that will bring our country back to prosperity.
Sessions’ remark extolling the “exact same agenda” gave the DNC a new opening. As noted by Greg Sargent of The Plum Line, although he didn’t specifically name the Bush administration, he spoke of going backwards. And, really the only agenda they are espousing is tax cuts, extending tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation. Sound familiar?
The concluding tag line of the spot, says “Republicans are going back to the exact same agenda that America can’t afford.”