July 15th, 2010
02:15 PM ET
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Republicans blast Obama amid Democratic Party tension

Sen. Orrin Hatch spoke out Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Orrin Hatch spoke out Thursday on Capitol Hill.

Washington (CNN) - Republicans wasted no time Thursday in calling out President Obama and Democrats for their handling of the economy, warning the country should not follow the Democratic Party down the road to ruin.

"It is time this administration and its Capitol Hill ally stop this job-killing agenda," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said at a press conference with other Republican senators.

Obama is simply "out of touch with the American people and out of touch with the economic realities of our country in the summer of 2010," said Sen. John Barasso, R-Wyoming.

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Filed under: 2010 • GOP • Orrin Hatch
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  1. Stacey

    LOL! What a laugh! These jerks brought us to the brink of financial disaster, now they stand on the sidelines talking about someone else being out of touch? The GObP were out of touch for 8 years. Please shut up and just go away. You are useless. The GObP only cares about rich white people and no one else. Go away!

    July 15, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  2. Joe

    Huh? Where were these opportunistic hypocrites when Bush was bankrupting the county by cutting taxes on the filthy rich and launching an unprovoked and hideously expensive war? .

    July 15, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. norma

    When don't the republicans bash this president? I'm way past tired of the silly games they are playing. I have a novel idea. Do some work!

    July 15, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. Tulsa

    Republicans would be more easily believed if they for once admitted that it was THIER agenda that put us in this mess.
    The "out of touch" crowd is the Republican leadership. They dug the hole, threy us in and now they have the nerve to blame the President?
    TRAITORS.

    July 15, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. glib lib

    taking advice from a republican about the economy is like taking advice from a drunk about how to get his car out of a ditch. These idiots got us into this mess.

    July 15, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  6. Rob

    Are they serious? Where have they been for the last 10 years?

    July 15, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. Cloosdoosch

    Republicans wasted no time Thursday in calling out President Obama and Democrats for their handling of the economy, warning the country should not follow the Democratic Party down the road to ruin.

    Republican know all about the road to ruin...they paved it.

    July 15, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  8. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Obama is out of touch and this ordeal with Arizona proove's it .

    July 15, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  9. Dennis

    Down the road to ruin???? Sorry, been there, done that with the last administration!!! Have we forgotten Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, AIG, Hedge Funds, Wall Street market Las Vegas manipulations with deriviatives, millions of job losts and all in the name of making billionaires out of millionaires and all on the back of the working class. Speaking of out of touch ORRIN.

    July 15, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. one voice

    WHAT A JOKE. They forget to mention they have been trying to block any legislation that will stop the down hill spiral created by the FAILED POLICIES OF THE BUSH/CHENEY RESIME. Anyone believing these lies are drinking the GOP KOOL-AID.

    July 15, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  11. American Patriot - a "real" tea partier

    No, the GOP pretty much ruined this country. The Democrats have an uphill battle to put this country back together, but they're trying to do just that. Now if the GOP will just keep their mouths shut and try to help the people who are trying to make this country work (the Democrats), then things would be much better for all of us.

    July 15, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  12. BobH

    Republicans wasted no time Thursday in calling out President Obama and Democrats for their handling of the economy, warning "the country should not follow the Democratic Party down the road to ruin." They added "The American public should be following us down the road to ruin instead! Our road is faster, more certain and, best of all, it's 'market-driven.'"

    July 15, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. one voice

    Are these the same CLOWNS that voted for the FAILED BUSH/CHENEY policies across the board. HYPOCRITES

    July 15, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  14. Steph

    You want to see job killing policies? Check out what caused the 750,000 job losses the month President Obama was sworn in. You look incredibly stupid saying President Obama's policies are job killing when we are finally seeing private sector job growth again. You should have called President Bush's policies of tax cuts for the rich and international corporations and deregulation job killing 'cause that's exactly what they did. While you're at it, check out how the Bush tax cuts for the uber wealthy and the unfunded wars you voted for contributed to the deficit! I don't remembering you demanding that we find a way to pay for that. Money for wars...sure spend away! Money for unemployed workers...no way! Bah humbug!

    Thank God we elected Barack Obama! He is leading us out of the recession that started in 1997!

    Either become part of the solution or shut up!

    July 15, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  15. Chicago..the city of mobsters but very beautiful clean streets

    what you'd rather us just follow the GOP/repubs "down the road to ruin!!!" wahahahaha you are to funny. We don't all have short memories like you think we do. Trust me, i still remember what disaster your road will take us, or should i say already has.

    July 15, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  16. Rob

    This country went down the road to ruin during the 6-8 years of Republican rule.

    July 15, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  17. CathyInAZ

    Lets remind the GOP this all was aided by W refusing to pay for the tax cuts and well as the war – added TRILLIONS to the budget deficit. Bush came into office with a surplus and help to RUIN the economy.
    Senator Hatch, Barasso and others need to remember that!

    July 15, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  18. Sharron

    Oh and the Republicans are in Touch with the American People? Give me a break.......following the GOP and The Tea Baggers is the road to RUIN.......Bush and all you lame Republicans that supported him in his 2 Wars, and all the things he and Cheney screwed this country and the American people for 8 years are the ones that started down this Road to Ruin and now Obama and the Democrats have to fix all the messes you all created........do something productive for once and just sit down and shut your mouths.......

    July 15, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  19. Jilli

    Republicans blast Obama amid Democratic Party tension

    This is news? It's all the republicans have done since Jan. 09, is whine like old ladies.

    Yeah, the lowest unemployment claims in over two years is really something to complain about, right repubs? BTW, thanks for nothing.

    July 15, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  20. one voice

    Let the Bush tax cuts He jammed down our throats expire and see how fast the deficit shrinks. It's about time the top 2% pull their weight.

    July 15, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  21. GoC

    Are these the same Republicans that compared the economic meltdown to an ant? How ironic.

    July 15, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  22. roro

    We already followed the Republicans down the road to ruin. The Democrats are trying to fix all the disasters left to them by the Republicans – the same Republicans who now want you to follow them yet again. Are you kidding me?

    July 15, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  23. gt

    a few months ago i thought things on the job front could not get any worese.... i was wrong .. its terrible and i see no end... we need a president who will work to stimulate the economy and get jobs....

    July 15, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  24. Sorensen

    Who the hell is Barasso of Wyoming, and what is he thinking?
    Does he not realize, that he is an unfortunate member of a party
    completely disassociated from the vast majority of real americans.
    A party of the "tea-party", i.e. the most intellectually, stupid, uninformed
    organization since the NRA, with limbaugh, Palin, Steele and a bunch
    of similar intellectual giants.
    He should stay home in touch with Wyoming and discuss why
    evolution never happened!!

    July 15, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  25. key

    I guess he didn't read the memo from Bennett the GOP needs some solid constructed ideas not just criticism.

    July 15, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
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