Republicans will not give typical formal response to Obama jobs speech
September 6th, 2011
06:14 PM ET
7 years ago

Republicans will not give typical formal response to Obama jobs speech

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican Party will not provide a formal response to President Barack Obama's speech on jobs, a senior GOP aide said Tuesday.

"This is not a State of the Union Address," said a senior GOP leadership aide, who spoke on condition of not being identified.


Filed under: Congress • Jobs • President Obama • Republicans
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Bennie

    "President Barack Obama unveils a major jobs initiative"............bahahahahahahahahaha I just LOVE a good laugh!

    September 6, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. Georgia Girl

    These idiots are so obvious. Like the American people have been saying since November. They dont have answers to anything, just talking back and being disrespectful.

    September 6, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  3. Robert

    Why bother to respond when its all lies and pipe dreams. THANK GOD because we now have Congress that isn't going to give him any money. He is in something similar to a spendthrift trust now for errant children of the wealthy because we all know it has to be idiotproof. He may be the smartest President we have ever had in a classroom but he is most definitely the slowest learner on the economic front.

    September 6, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am tired of republican lies, so this would be refreshing.

    September 6, 2011 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Of course they won't. The GOBPbaggers keep spouting the same tired and disproven cult lies about deregulation and tax cuts forthe ultrarich that don't create jobs, so that would be the only response they could come up with. Plus, no one will pay attention anyway with the NFL season kicking off.

    September 6, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  6. SecedingfromTexas

    ",,,,,,all Republican lawmakers will fan out to react to – AND REBUT – the Presiden't proposal."
    Obstructionists reacting before they know what is said, and they call themselves "lawmakers"? They will obstruct
    the so-called "super committee too. How sad for America.

    September 6, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "One senior Republican congressional aide told CNN Tuesday it is likely there won't be a single, formal response but instead all Republican lawmakers will fan out to react to – and rebut – the president's proposal."


    September 6, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    It is getting kind of old. Obama talking again about what he's gonna do and how he's going to create more jobs and how the Republicans are bad people. I can't wait for the debates so whoever gets the Republican nomination can make him talk about what he's actually done.

    September 6, 2011 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  9. Mike

    It's because they are a party of no ideas

    September 6, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  10. Woman In California

    Aides to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky declined to say what the Republicans plans are for a response.

    They have found out there is more strength in numbers. This time they will ALL disrespect our president instead of the pig Wilson. Republicans are no longer a party they are criminals in suits.

    September 6, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  11. Pete

    Why don't they quit the no stance and get off their dead arses and do something creative,like getting jobs,jobs,jobs,and don't cross Hoffa or you'll suffer in the long run...He is definitly stronger than the Teabaggers,trust a fellow union brother....

    September 6, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  12. claude shepherd

    well i say if the republichins listen to obama spach then shows the coutry that they dont care about us

    September 6, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  13. Gary Sanchez

    I'm sure most of the responses by the right will be yelled out during the speech. Sad.

    September 6, 2011 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  14. claude shepherd

    well i say this country does not need the teaparty the gop does not need any help to mess this country up

    September 6, 2011 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  15. G

    Republicans cannot find a pigeon dumb enough to take the bait to follow President Obama's speech and run the risk of looking like a complete idiot.

    September 6, 2011 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  16. CB

    Wow the republicans are planning a rebuttal before the president speaks (not surprising).

    September 6, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  17. The republican answer to Obama's jobs speech is . . .

    more tax relief for the uber-wealthy "job-creators"

    September 6, 2011 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  18. claude shepherd

    it is a shame that the republic party is like this i am a retired steel worker i never seen a time like this in my life worst bunch of cry babies the old republic wasn't like this why don't you cry babies babies stop your crying and help this man get our people back to work

    September 6, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  19. sharon

    Here we again! The republicans will said everything negative about Pres. Obama speech and still not come up with a sensible solution for everyone. The republicans are trying to fail Pres. Obama, put all the blame on him. Instead of united and working together to build a better& stronger nation. Simple solution create jobs economy goes up no jobs economy goes down.

    September 6, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  20. Ben Dover

    Response by the Repubs: Mr President, We the tea baggers/GOP will in no way help you. Our mission is for you to be a one term Pres. And to the people we say "The good of the few out weigh the good of the many".

    September 6, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    This means that Republicans will have plenty to say after Rush Limbaugh has his say Friday morning.

    September 6, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  22. diridi

    I know this long time ago. They are idiots, of this nation that want to ruin America, I mean Middle Class America. I don't care if they mess with corporate thugs, that they do not. Obama, be brave, and press hard. Let entire nation know the truth. o.k, These idiots are crying on economy, say that you messed it, to the fact, GOP and Tea thugs messed this nation like "Hell and crazy". True, true, true, and true...Because of these regulatory reforms, our economy is standing still, or else, with Europe in trouble, it would have gone with wind long time ago....true...

    September 6, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  23. Mjic

    As usual. More disrespect for the President from the party of no.

    September 6, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  24. fahrenheit451bookstore

    That way they can say they didn't hear it, or didn't get the facts and they need to read the proposal see us in 3 months in the mean time we will continue the jobs, funding, and investment blockade while we blame you for the economic slowdown we will call our Corporate pals and make sure they hold up on any hiring until we get the facts Jack. Just more stalling from the snots and hot shots crowd.

    September 6, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  25. Lisa P

    Here's an idea: as an experiment the Congressional Republicans should give President Obama everything he asks for in his speech on Thursday, swiftly and with no nitpicking or nickel and diming. If President Obama's policies are the disaster they all say (and no doubt will say and say and say again after his speech) then that will be very clear by November 2012 and a Republican majority will be swept permanently into office. If, on the other hand, President Obama's proposals are exactly what is needed... well, at least the Republicans will get some credit for getting out of the way, and perhaps will be tolerated as a minority party that once was able to put the interests of the country first. Who knows, they could even continue to exist, and someday might win the Presidency if they can ever find a reasonable candidate from among their ranks.

    Just a thought.

    September 6, 2011 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
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