August 31st, 2011
06:55 PM ET
12 years ago

Republicans face off with Obama on speech date

(CNN) - President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intention to deliver his jobs plan before a Joint Session of Congress on Sept. 7, but Republican House Speaker John Boehner fired back hours later, arguing for a different date.

CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin discussed the political back-and-forth over the president's much-anticipated jobs speech.

Filed under: Congress • Jobs • John Boehner • President Obama • Republicans
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. johnson

    What else is new? Just another NO

    Obama Biden 2012 / Hillary 2016

    August 31, 2011 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  2. Captain America

    I would like to lock every one of the GOP house members in jail for comtempt of the people. They need to understand they are there to serve us and also should respect our President. They would expect the same when GWB was in office.

    I am so angry that this is pushed for NO valid reason. No reason whatsoever.

    August 31, 2011 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  3. Captain America

    They need an extra day to figure out a response which we already know – No. In fact they are reading Job Creation and Economics for Dummies as we speak and have not time to create a 1 page counter-bill just like they did for healthcare reform. Just move up the election date to now so I can vote these fools out of office. They are wasting our time by stalling EVERYTHING.

    August 31, 2011 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  4. Frankie

    The President lacks a spinal cord. It's pretty sad that he lost my vote on something so simple but emblematic.No wonder the deficit talks were dominated by crazy republicans; at least they are willing to fight for what they believe in, even when ill-conceived or out of touch w the middle class experience. We keep going further right cos democrats lack conviction, that's what it boils down to!

    August 31, 2011 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  5. Anthony... proud tax payer

    Republicans face off with President Obama over (fill in the blank with ANYTHING).
    like this...

    Republicans face off with President Obama over (the sky being BLUE).

    Republicans face off with President Obama over (water being wet).

    Republicans face off with President Obama over (fire being hot).

    in other news.. sun rises in the east....

    August 31, 2011 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  6. Daniel

    The Republicans are fussing about nothing as usual.

    August 31, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  7. sara

    I Thought Jobs were the Focused of All the Elected officials of our country. WAIT!!!! Tick, Tick , Tick. These people need to STOP playing with the lives of the American people

    August 31, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |

    Wha wha wha.

    August 31, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  9. diridi


    September 1, 2011 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
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