June 1st, 2012
07:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Priebus: President not fit to lead

(CNN) - Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus tells CNN Chief National Correspondent John King that President Barack Obama missed his opportunity to lead as job creation slows.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Reince Priebus • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Prebus you are not fit to lead. You do what you are told.

    June 1, 2012 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  2. the Situation

    Don't Worry Priebus, will be out of a job by November 7 when your candiate can't bring you and the GOP the White House.

    June 1, 2012 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens is a liar and is unfit to lead. He has no public record to run on, and is a corporate raider and tax evader.

    June 1, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The bipartisan jobs bill that passed the senate has been stalled in Boehner's house. It would create two million jobs and address our infra structure woes, but the GOP has made a pledge to Norquist.

    June 1, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Fact still remains, that the last three years of a failed GOP president, we lost 8 million jobs, and the republicans could help our current recovery if they would just stop focusing on anti abortion bills and work on jobs, jobs, jobs,

    June 1, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  6. Wake up people

    Wow, this guy just doesn't stop. Bashing the POTUS nonstop. As if ANYONE in the republican party is doing anything to help. So sad that they think everyone is stupid enough to fall for their lies.

    Bring on the debates!

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 1, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  7. Former Republican for President Obama

    Republicans have no answers just personal attacks.

    June 1, 2012 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  8. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    Reince Priebus is the LAST person to comment on another person's leadership abilities. Looking at the messy leaderships in Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, etc etc etc ... the Republicans are the last people who should be throwing stones in their glass houses.

    June 1, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I give Prince Reebus an F – for leadership.

    June 1, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  10. Sydnium S. Washington

    What would Axelrod say about that?

    June 1, 2012 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  11. Julie Deckert

    As long as we're playing the blame game why don't we talk about the mess we were in before President Obama took office. O right the previous President was a Republican.

    June 1, 2012 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  12. roadwarrior

    a total failure to the american people

    June 1, 2012 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  13. Pander Bear

    Priebus is possibly the only person who makes Mike Steele look classy.

    June 1, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  14. Jules

    This continued hyperbol makes me sick. I'm so tired of it. Where the heck were all these guys when GW Bush was driving this country into a ditch. Oh that's right, right there in the car with him. Not fit to lead, gimme a freaking break. The guy that took out Bin Laden and handled Libya so deftly? The man who pushed through equal pay for equal work? The president who covered millions more children with insurance, the man who saved the auto industry. Give me a break! Who puts these losers in front of a microphone?

    June 1, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  15. Dee

    They need to vote out all the GOP congressman or hold their pay because they haven't done a thing but voted against this President and upheld job bills. They are holding the American people hostage and how dare they say it is his fault.

    Mitt Romney should be ashamed of himself he knows he will not help the middle class only the people that are pouring all this money in his campaign there is a saying the love of money is the root of all evil.

    The american people are not stupid and especially women and you will see a difference at the poll don't misjudge the poor and middle class you will be in for a rude awakening. Also don't forget about all the Teachers that are hurting who do you think they are going to vote for? So run all the ads you want but it is left to the so called little people who will make the right choice for this country.

    June 1, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  16. Jesse Star

    When your entire party rallies together to say no to the healthcare overhall, economic stimulus plans, or anything else that Obama announces he's coming up with before it is even put on the table, you REALLY have no right to complain about his ability to fix the economy, when you're saying no to plans before they're even provided... Just... gah...

    June 1, 2012 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  17. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Yada, yada, yada. These guys seem to forget that their policies and their control of Washington is what got us into this worst mess since the great depression. If Romney gets elected and the republicans get their policies enacted, we may yet see that catastrophe!

    June 1, 2012 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  18. Nov 6 Not soon enough

    Mr. Priebus where have you been? don't you know who is in-charge of the gynarchy!! Valerie Jarrett, Obama is just but a rubber stamp.

    June 2, 2012 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  19. enuff

    And he is an expert on such things how?

    June 2, 2012 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  20. CRAIG

    If we hadn't lost 700,000 jobs per month prior to Obama taking office perhaps job growth would be greater but it's not actually that bad considering the mess the republican administration left. Now, Obama has done some great things and he will continue to do so the rest of this year and in the four years following his reelection.

    June 2, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  21. 2020

    Reince Priebus, shame on you. every time you have a chance to talk, you always come out with bla bla bla with no substance. Very tired of listening to him talk with no sense. Miss Piggy can do a better job than you.

    June 2, 2012 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  22. ThinkAgain

    The GOP has worked tirelessly since January 20, 2009, to make President Obama and our country fail. What's even more pathetic is the FACT that they want our country to return to the FAILED economic, military and foreign policies that took us down the toilet.

    It'd be one thing if the GOP had a track record of success to cite as reason to vote for their candidates – BUT THEY DON'T.

    President Obama's policies are turning our country around – and it'd be happening faster if the GOP wasn't obstructing everything and working and hoping our country and her people suffer.

    Only a fool will vote Republican in November. Only a fool.

    June 2, 2012 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  23. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    you will never get Priebus to admit to it but he and the GOP LOVE jobs reports like this..in fact they can't wait for a negative report to come out so they can go on the attack. When we were adding over 200,000 a month they had very little to say other than it wasn't good enough. A slow or bad economy is the GOP's best bet into getting in the White House so if you think they want the economy to get better I got some swampland here in Texas for sale.

    June 2, 2012 01:52 am at 1:52 am |
  24. Marry

    Yes, let’s go back a little bit more – under GOP „leadership“ : The country on the brink!
    GOP – the party of “NO”. When you stack up their record against that of the President – there is no question who is trying to bring the country forward for all Americans and who is not! The GOP has put all their efforts into “making that one fail”! What they are not at all concerned about is making America fail – as long as THEY get power and money out of it! To hear these guys talk makes one want to vomit!
    November cannot come fast enough to clear the political scene of these obstructionists!

    June 2, 2012 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  25. Len

    Where are the GOP job bills? What is Romney's plan? Same as always, cut programs that help the middle class and poor, cut taxes for businesses, oil companies, and the top 2%. (who are the job creators.....they have had tax cuts for the last 13 years and where are the jobs?) Cut the EPA because we do not need to preserve our environment. We do not need to get better gas mileage for our cars because that would cut into the profits of big oil. Increase the military budget so we can go to war against Iran. Wake up folks and stop voting against your own needs.

    June 2, 2012 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
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