DNC Announces“100 Days Of No” Website Pointing To Nearly 100 Days of "No" Votes, No New Ideas and No New Leadership From The Republican Party
Website Features Videos, Headlines, Quotes and Votes From The Party Of No
Visit “100 Days Of No” Website: http://www.democrats.org/page/content/100daysofno
Washington, D.C. – The Democratic National Committee announced a new website today detailing the just say no approach of the Republican Party over the last 100 days to the President's efforts to jump start the economy, create jobs and make important reforms to and investments in energy, health care and education. The “100 Days of No” website features statements and videos of various Republican leaders, including Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Eric Cantor, their strategy of saying No, as well as recent polls showing that the American people have unequivocally rejected the Republicans’ ‘just say no’ approach.
“Instead of spending the first 100 days of the Obama administration working with Democrats to secure a more stable future for our country, the Republicans have chosen to follow the likes of Dick Cheney and Karl Rove and to demonstrate a style of reflexive partisanship and obstruction that does not serve anyone well, including themselves,” said DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse. “Lacking a clear message and devoid of new ideas, the GOP has not only become the ‘Party of No,’ but also the 'Party of No New Ideas' and No New Leaders."
Yesterday, the DNC released its latest in a series of Party of No web videos entitled "100 Days of No" chronicling 100 days of GOP obstruction and the party's failure to offer constructive alternatives to the President's plans. In that time:
* Republicans voted en masse against the President's economic recovery package, his ground breaking budget and against legislation to provide health care to four million children and ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work.
* Republican leader Eric Cantor said that the GOP strategy on the President's economic recovery package was "just saying no"
* Republican leader John Boehner said his members should get it out of their heads that they are legislators
* A prominent Republican Senator, Judd Gregg, said that Republicans had no responsibility to offer plans of their own but to instead criticize the President's
* Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said that Republicans would not offer their own budget plan but instead would only offer "amendments"
The Party of No may have enjoyed it most infamous moment when it unveiled what it referred to as a budget with no numbers and no revenue or spending estimates (see the DNC web video "The Number Zero")
As a result of Republicans saying “no” for “no’s” sake, public support for Republicans has plummeted:
AP Poll: 65% Of Americans Think That Republicans In Congress Are not Doing Enough To Cooperate With President Obama To Solve The Country’s Economic Problems. According to an AP Poll, 65% of Americans think that Republicans in Congress are not doing enough to cooperate with President Obama to solve the country’s economic problems. [AP Poll, 4/23/09, http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/AP-GfK_Poll_Topline_April_2009.pdf]
AP Poll: 65% Of Americans Disapprove Of The Way Republicans In Congress Are Handling The Economy. According to an AP Poll, only 29% of Americans approve of the way Republicans in Congress are handling the economy and 65% of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling the economy. In February, the same AP poll found 33% approval and 59% disapproval for the same question. [AP Poll, 4/23/09, http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/AP-GfK_Poll_Topline_April_2009.pdf]
Pew Poll: 70 Percent Say They Have Confidence In Obama on the Economy, But only 38 Percent Say the Same about the Congressional GOP. A Pew Poll found that, “When it comes to economic policy, Obama inspires substantially more confidence than do congressional leaders of either party. Seven-in-ten (70%) say they have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in Obama when it comes to fixing the economy...And Republican leaders in Congress fare even worse – just 38% say they are confident in the Republicans when it comes to fixing the economy, while most (57%) say they have not too much confidence or no confidence at all in their abilities.” [Pew Poll, 4/8/09]
ABC News Poll: Obama Has a 33 Point Advantage In Trust Over Republicans in Congress to Handle the Economy. “Obama retains a broad 58-25 percent advantage in trust over the Republicans in Congress to handle the economy. That’s numerically the lowest preference for the out-party vs. the incumbent president in ABC/Post polls since 1991.” [ABC News/Washington Post poll, 3/31/09]
New York Times Poll: Obama Has a 43 Point Advantage Over Congressional Republicans on Trust to Guide the Country’s Economy. According to a CBS New/New York Times poll, “by more than three to one, most trust the President (63%), not Republicans in Congress (20%) to guide the country’s economy.” [CBS New/New York Times Poll, 4/6/09]
CNN Poll: 61% Of Americans Believe That Republicans In Congress Are Not Doing Enough To Cooperate With President Obama. According to a CNN Poll, 61% of Americans believe that Republicans in Congress are not doing enough to cooperate with President Obama versus 37% that do. [CNN, 4/3/09-4/5/09, http://www.pollster.com/blogs/CNN090405.pdf]
NBC/WSJ Poll: 56% Believe Republicans Opposed President Obama’s Economic Agenda To Gain Political Advantage. “Polls show that a majority of voters like Obama’s attempts to establish bipartisan cooperation and say McConnell’s Republicans are playing politics. In a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, 56 percent said Republicans were opposing Obama to gain political advantage; just 30 percent thought they were standing on principle.” [Bloomberg, 3/11/09]