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Friday, May 22, 2009

RNC Video: Guantanamo - To close it? To close it not?

The Republican National Committee has launched a new ad showing Barack Obama saying the answer to whether to close Guantanamo Bay was easy, close it down. Then the video goes on to show high profile Democratic politicians, such as Harry Reid and Jim Webb making comments about how suspected terrorists should not be brought to the United States.

Video from RNC found at YouTube here and shown below. Text of ad will be below that.

Text of ad:

Girl: “To close it? To close it not?”

President Obama: “Guantanamo? That's easy. ... Close down Guantanamo.”

Girl: “To close it? To close it not?”

Sen. Jim Webb: “I don’t believe they should come to the United States.”

Chyron: “I don’t believe they should come to the United States.”

Sen. Harry Reid: “We will never allow terrorists released into the United States.”

Girl: “To close it? To close it not?”

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: “We have made some hasty decisions that are now going to take some time to unwind. And closing Guantanamo Bay obviously is one of those decisions.”

President Lyndon Johnson: “These are the stakes...”

Barack Obama: “Guantanamo? That's easy. ... Close down Guantanamo.”

Chyron: Really?

The ad could have been better, it could have been worse. If this is all they plan on hitting Obama and Democrats with, it will fail. Steele's determination to be "aggressive" needs to extend to every issue and not just Gitmo.

Congress denying Obama the funds he requested for the closing of Guantanamo Bay, with Democrats like Obey stating clearly it is because there was no "concrete" plan behind the request, would have probably been a harder hitting message which would have reached into the minds of people that usually don't soak up political news each and every day.

The bill does not include $80 million Obama requested to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and review the status of some 230 detainees held as terrorism suspects because "there is yet no concrete program for that," Obey told reporters.

The RNC's ad follows up the speech that Dick Cheney gave, hitting Obama on national security issues, to which the Telegraph notes was scheduled before Barack Obama decided to schedule his and they call it a "sign of weakness," on Obama's part.

The title their piece "The 10 punches Dick Cheney landed on Barack Obama's jaw."

An idea for Steele, let the Cheney's write the next ad for the RNC, seems between Dick and Liz, the public at large is finally getting a good look at Obama's inexperience in a very public manner.

Ace of Spades brings video of Liz Cheney, speaking a little softer than Dick, yet hitting just as hard.

Quote of the day though goes to Weasel Zippers:

And just to add insult to injury, Liz Cheney kicked Obama in the face one last time on MSNBC. The Obama's are the Cheney's bitches.....