July 15th, 2010
02:15 PM ET
12 years ago

Republicans blast Obama amid Democratic Party tension

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/15/art.orrin.hatch.gi.jpg caption ="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. Dar

    OMG, it's all BS coming from both sides of the table. All I know is there are still alot of people out of work, closed building that were once full of working American's sitting empty with for lease or sale signs stuck to the windows.
    Americans losing their home's by the thousands..........................
    Whats so good about any of this? Sad sad days in America right now and all we hear is how badh sides are screwing up, well if thats the case then we the people of America can will fire each and everyone of them. I mean if you wern't doing your job you would be fired wouldn't you. Then in November lets start firing from the top down and start fresh, maybe just maybe if we get the right crew in charge will will get through this without bankrupting our great nation.

    July 15, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. Todd

    Obama is CLUELESS!

    July 15, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. JonDie

    From 2001 to 2009, Republican destroyed our country, our military and our economy.

    Republican lies and deceit in 2010? Just say "no."

    July 15, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Mike from MN

    I don't know...but it seems to me the Obama and Dems stopped the massive bleeding caused by the Bush and GOP administration.

    The fact that the economy is no longer losing jobs – like the 8 millions lost under Bush/GOP – is definitively a step in the right direction.

    It will take some time before more jobs are created because the jobs that will be created that are sustainable for a long time are jobs based on new technologies and economic models. The old jobs of the past have been shipped to places like China and India and are not coming back.

    Unlike the Bush/GOP, Obama/Dems release this basic economic pattern and have placed spending in the right places.

    July 15, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. BeverlyNC

    The desperate Republicans have NOTHING to offer our country so they are only left with one plan – criticize everything President Obama says or does. How moronic and childish!

    President Obama has done an outstanding job in saving our nation from total destruction caused by the Bush Republicans. He has cleaned up most of their messes and even has passed a long list of people-focused legislation despite total Republican lies and non-participation.

    Republicans have no credible candidates, no leadership, no ideas, no solutions and have done NOTHING in Congress but filibuster more times ever in our history, vote NO on everything regardless if it hurt their own state, and have come out with ignorant and clueless statements about the unemployed (who they threw out of work by letting corporations run wild outsourcing our jobs overseas).

    Democrats are strong, united, know what we want to accomplish and have accomplished a lot, have great candidates that will slaughter the ridiculous tea bagger candidates, and are ready to move on to solving more problems and getting people back to work.

    Democrats are the Party of the People. We keep our oath to serve the best interests of the People. Republicans hate average Americans and American workers. They call us "the lesser people" and call the unemployed "lazy, drug addicts, those who don't really want to work" and other insults. They are so out of touch they think a person can actually live on unemployment checks which average about $300/week. How do you pay a mortgage, your basic bills, and feed your family on that? You can't but Republicans don't know that and don't care. They are only focused on protecting corporations.

    What has a Republican accomplished for Americans this year??? Not one single thing. Is that who you really want back in Congress? A do-nothing corporate-loving liar?

    Look closely who has worked hard for you and passed legislation to make your life better as we keep improving our economy. It's the Democrats. Unless you want to return to the Bush disaster years, better think hard about whether you want us to continue moving forward or whether you want to be back in a Depression in a year from now.

    July 15, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. Sgt. John

    This outcry from the lying GOP has become laughable at best; the way they've conveniently packaged the economic blame on the Dems when they got us here. I'm very moderate in my thinking and retired military, but I'm not so naive & foolish to believe this line of crap from the GOP. They have no agenda other then to see the current Admin. fail. Though I'm not lock-step with the current Admin., I do believe Obama has the middle class and small business on his radar. We have had countless examples of who's on the GOP's radar (i.e. BP for one). What does it take to have people quit believing this crock of lies?

    July 15, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. Louisiana Truth

    They are right, obama has done more damage to the states of the gulf coast with this stupid moritorium on drilling, than the oil itself has.He is killing jobs by the tens of thousands and will drive up fuel cost and anything else that is manufactured for everyone.All the big rigs are already leaving for waters off other countries shores where they don't have to worry about idiots stopping the work. Is this part of his master plan to promote his wind up cars? Either the dumbest plan for the economy or the most brilliant if your aim is to ruin it beyond repair.

    July 15, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. Rick from Oregon

    How many times do progressives have to pull this country out of the financial ruin of the Republicans before this country realizes how damaging to the economy the republican ideas are?

    July 15, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  9. Darth Vadik, CA

    And when have the Democrats ever fallen in lock-step with the party?

    We are free thinkers, as Stephanie Miller says "it's like herding cats", but that is what makes us progressive, forward thinking, and ultimately more likely to survive the changing world, instead of being bitter old never changing men, always looking back for the heydays that never were....

    July 15, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. Mesa Mick

    These rethugliCANTs are such lizard brains. All they want to do is kill this, repeal that, send more troops and give tax cuts to the rich.

    They can't even get grade school math correct – You know, you don't have to pay for tax cuts. You gotta be s89tin' me. These GOPers are loonies!!

    July 15, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. Sandra, ATL

    I am so sick of the hypocrites in the Republican Party. They have been out of touch with normal Americans it is just disgusting. Of course, many of the American people jump on anything they have to say as if it is the gospel as told by Christ. I just don't understand how people can have such short memories. The American people will get what they pay for (big business bought and paid for dummies.)

    July 15, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. w l jones

    They said similar thing a bout pres.Franklin Roosovelt and he stamp America name on the world in large print.

    July 15, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  13. lost in Texas FOREVER

    the GOP has already shown the American people what they are all about.....keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, deny people the unemployment benefits they need even calling some of them lazy, in bed with Big Oil and the other corporations.....and they are probably hoping that the American public has a short memory and is STUPID. Sadly though they may be right with the cult following of folks like Limbaugh, Beck, Palin and the Tea Parties. Take advantage of fear and ignorance..the mantra of the GOP.

    July 15, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  14. TM

    The GOP says "going down the road" is bad. I guess that explains why they worked so hard to drive us all into the ditch.

    July 15, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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