RNC debuts pair of new TV ads slamming Obama over economy, jobs

The ad goes on to blast the president's first-term accomplishments, framing conservative critiques as decisions that could have been made by the viewer.

"Would you have spent trillions overhauling healthcare while millions were without work?" the ad asks. "Would you have tried creating jobs by creating debt? Would you have raised taxes and broken your promises?"

The ad then tells viewers that "now, you do have the power — to make a change."

The second ad targets the president over comments he made about how Democratic economic plans were working relative to the Bush administration.

"Over 23 million unemployed, underemployed or have given up hope. Unemployment over 8 percent for 40 straight months. And a 45 percent increase in the number of people who need food stamps," the ad's narrator says. "If President Obama's plan worked, how come so many Americans aren't working?"

The RNC said that the television ads would begin airing immediately, but did not indicate the size of the buy or where it would air.