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Friday, April 20, 2012

RNC Video Release: From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy: Excuses, Excuses

By Susan Duclos

RNC has released a hard hitting video showing Barack Obama insisting he wasn't going make any excuses, with contradicting statements from Obama as he offers excuse after excuse.


Sean Spicer, RNC Communications Director, via email:

President Obama will do anything to deflect attention from his failed record.

"Lately, he's been attempting to distract Americans with shiny objects--items that do nothing to help the economy or create jobs but can get a little media attention. (Think Buffett Tax and his numerous Rose Garden speeches unveiling impotent and redundant initiatives on gas prices.)

But when these cynical ploys don't work, he resorts to blaming others...."

"The president who once said "I'm not going to make any excuses" and "I will be held accountable" now says his failures are the fault of everything from ATMs and earthquakes to "bad luck" and Congress. His propensity for passing the buck has gotten so great that his press secretary was asked on Tuesday, where does the buck stop in this White House?

But excuses won't pay the mortgage, and they won't win elections.

Meanwhile, the GSA scandal continues to unfold to the outrage of American taxpayers. The high-spending officials plead the Fifth before Congress. This has become a common occurrence for members of what the White House insists is the "most transparent" administration in history.

Most notably, they have plead the Fifth on Solyndra, MF Global, Fast and Furious, and now the GSA Scandal. If you ever wondered what Obama's favorite amendment was, now we know.

Failures followed by distractions, excuses, and silence...wasn't this supposed to be a trans-formative presidency? "

Spicer goes on to note Republican momentum:

While the Obama administration struggles, the RNC continues to build up our ground game for the General Election.

This week we announced an expansion of our Hispanic Outreach Program, deploying State Directors for Hispanic Outreach. (See Chairman Priebus' op-ed in Politico.)

Be sure to check out the coverage by AP, CNN, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Raleigh News & Observer, Tampa Bay Times, National Journal, Orlando Sentinel, Fox News Latino, and The Hill, among others.

In addition, March brought the RNC the best month of fundraising since 2008. We raised $13.7 million, bringing our cash on hand to $32.7 million. And with our fully-funded Presidential Trust, we look forward to working with our nominee to take the fight directly to President Obama across the country.

After a resounding defeat in 2010, the Democrats' infrastructure is weak. And with no record to run on, they enter the General Election with a clear disadvantage--forcing the president to frantically crisscross the country raising campaign dollars and delivering speeches to rally disaffected supporters. In contrast, as the RNC readies to partner with our nominee, we start from a position of strength.

In recent weeks this election has come into sharper focus. It's a referendum on a president clinging to cynical campaign tactics and distractions. But no matter how desperately President Obama wants to change the subject, Republicans are running on issues and solutions to the problems he created.

We don't make excuses.

The RNC's focus against Obama fits in nicely with the Mitt Romney, who is the front runner to take the republican nomination, line of attack, as liberals finally notice and screech about his website named and themed "Obama Isn't Working."

Of course liberals are screaming "racism", then again, they always do when they cannot argue the issues.