August 9th, 2012
08:03 PM ET
10 years ago

Sununu: Obama is a 'wuss'

(CNN) - Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, known for his candor, took a jab at former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell's book, "A Nation of Wusses," and launched an attack line at President Barack Obama.

"Obama hasn't passed a budget in four years, he's a wuss," Sununu, a Republican, said Thursday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "Obama has rejected the recommendation of his own Simpson-Bowles, on a budget package, he's a wuss. He wants to lead from behind, he's a wuss."

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  1. 0rangeW3dge

    Sununu? Really? The people of New Hampshire even knew this guy to be a big blow-hard,, and he's out and about parroting the Karl Rove playbook, you can take that seriously?

    August 10, 2012 05:08 am at 5:08 am |
  2. James

    I hate to explain how Government works to an ex-Governor, but the President doesn't pass a budget, Congress does.

    August 10, 2012 05:12 am at 5:12 am |

    I have a stronger word for Obammy

    August 10, 2012 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  4. TomInRochNY

    I hate to say it, but I agree with Sununu. I never thought that would have happened in a million years.

    August 10, 2012 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  5. T'sah From Virginia

    Dang – I posted the previous post on the wrong Ticker – Oh well, I will post again!!

    August 10, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  6. The Other Dale

    And Sununu is...? That's right, no one who had any lasting impact on anything in the history of this country (and blaming Obama for not bending to the wind and playing the game like he's "supposed to" is hardly being a wuss; quite the opposite actually). Sununu is just a bloated egotist who is only remembered for wasting taxpayers money so he could get a haircut.

    August 10, 2012 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  7. American

    Romney sides with reprehensible Sununu who questioned President Obama as an American & now fails to acknowledge the president's strengths.

    Giving tough orders...Bin Laden & Somalian pirates
    Courage to disagree with his own party, while Romney refuses...Limbaugh, Nugent, etc.
    Standing strong on principle, while Romney flip-flops on almost everything

    President Obama 2012

    August 10, 2012 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  8. Babyboomer

    It's been obvious to me for some time now that Sununu is bat sh!t crazy. I don't think anyone (with a brain) thinks the President who got Bin Laden is a "wuss". Not on any topic. As of "Hope and Change", after 4 years of bigoted, races behavior, the likes of which we haven't seen in more than 50 years in Congress, only a fool would keep the same approach. Those of us who voted for President Obama are just fine with him taking off the gloves... Obama/Biden 2012

    August 10, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  9. julie

    sticks and stones mo fo sticks and stone......thats all they have name calling

    Obama 2012

    August 10, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  10. quinLee

    Sununu seems to fit right in with the Romney clan:
    •As White House Chief of Staff, Sununu took personal trips, for skiing and other purposes, and classified them as official
    •He paid the government only $892 for his more than $615,000 worth of military jet travel.
    •His reason: Sununu said that his use of the jets was necessary because he had to be near a telephone at all times for reasons of national security.
    •Sununu was ordered to repay over $47,000 to the government for the flights.
    •However, one ski trip to Vail, Colorado alone had cost taxpayers $86,330.
    •He traveled to a rare stamp auction in New York City from Washington in a government limousine, - sent the car and driver back to Washington unoccupied while he returned on a corporate jet.

    August 10, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  11. Malory Archer

    Wow. That's really..... mature.....

    August 10, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  12. jsmoulder

    If the shoe FITS!!

    August 10, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  13. joseph Agunbiade

    Sununu, you and Republicans like to obstruct on all fronts, you are "wusses."

    August 10, 2012 08:56 am at 8:56 am |

    This is a peter griffin look alike .What kills me is that 1 the President is not perfect No 1 is and both parties are messed up
    But 1 party is trying 2 help the middle class and poor and 1 wants 2 help the rich. I see really no diversity in the Republican party not alot thats not 2 cool and thats why im rolling wit Obama. If you break your leg it takes time 2 heal ,But if you keep letting the Republicans keep hitting the leg wit a stick !!! it wont heal ,and thats why we are in a slow recovery but I rather gain jobs than than lose jobs

    August 10, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  15. Kevin in Atlanta

    Yes, I totally forgot that it's the President's job to pass budgets and what not. He controls the country's purse. I need to go find my civics teacher and correct that mistake she taught me years ago...

    Good job Sununu!!!

    August 10, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  16. Sandy

    Gotta love Republicans. When they don't have an argument they just resort to name calling. LOL

    August 10, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  17. Joann Clemens

    The country is going down the toilet and you are worred about Romney taxes. What about obama secrets. Get busy and get the country moving in the right direction.

    August 10, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
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