August 9th, 2012
08:03 PM ET
9 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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Filed under: 2012 • Ed Rendell • John Sununu • TV-Piers Morgan
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  1. Spike2014

    CNN rarely post comments from anyone other than liberals, but here goes...
    Sununu is right on, but he forgot "biggest liar ever" and, oh yeah, "communist".
    If Obama wins, we're all in deep trouble. Good luck, comrade....

    August 9, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  2. MKF

    Says the man that spent used government jets for his personal trips and vacations to the tune of over $600,000.00

    August 9, 2012 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  3. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Sununu you are theif. Release the tax returns.

    August 9, 2012 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  4. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Sununu you old fool. If rommney hood wins he will deport you back to cuba.

    August 9, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    Once again, a Republican engages in projection, describing President Obama in terms that fit Mittens to a "T".

    August 9, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  6. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Sununu repay the tax payers money you stole. Release the tax returns.

    August 9, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  7. Sue

    Sununu is hardly relevant in politics today! And frankly, I'm not even sure how relevant he was in the past!

    August 9, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  8. Confused

    This is news? Didn't this guy basically steal hundreds of thousands of dollars of travel from the tax payers for vacations, and ski trips, claiming they were official business? So why are we now giving this guy press?

    August 9, 2012 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  9. Sarah

    Romney dodged the draft, and Obama got bin Laden. Do the Republicans really want to go there?

    August 9, 2012 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  10. Larry L

    Nothing defines the state of the current Republican Party better than a fat, obnoxious, Beltway fat-cat making ridiculous, distorted claim and calling the President childish names. Barry Goldwater would hate to know what's happened to the Republican party.

    August 9, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  11. John Mcaluney

    Old Man Sununu just smacking around liberals like Morgan and Randell, who are both wusses.

    August 9, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  12. sonnie3

    obama don't know what a budget is. He is just a community organizer that goes after workers tax dollar for his welfare gang and food stamp persons. Get a job and pull up your well being and be a proud American and not a leach on society.

    August 9, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Wuss? Is that the best he has? There are more articulate ways of calling someone names and he picks some taunt from the school playground. This shows that Sununu doesn't have a good vocabulary.

    August 9, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  14. sonnie3

    Obama is our first Arabic president as his blood line is more their than afro american. Did you know that. Check it out, Your well be surprised as I was. All 3 of his names come from the Arabic play book. Go figure.

    August 9, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  15. California

    Sununu is absolutely correct.

    August 9, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  16. the confused

    yup it's easier to call him names when all you do is block every thing he does to help the economy. Romney should attack Congress instead of the President. And Sununu, you are an idi ot. You would think he will stand with the people instead of the privileged few.

    August 9, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    He's one to talk!

    August 9, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  18. Donkey Party

    So much disrespect not only toward the President, but toward the office of the President. The GOP doesn't deserve the honor of the Presidency, and America is smart enough to see this. The GOP are only hastening their extinction. Good riddance!

    August 9, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  19. Jane

    John who? Didn't he used to be relevant??

    August 10, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  20. J.V.Hodgson

    Hello Mr Sununu... you are the WUSS because you cannot state how things actually happen in the USA system of government.
    Budgets... a President, either party " proposes a budget", he does not pass it he approves "signs" what the House and Senate can get approved. This part of governance has the so called reconciliation procedure to avoid failure to have a budget. The bottom line is two fold President Obama's administration has proposed 3 not four budgets. The House and Senate Republicans thru filibusters and failure to agree in reconciliation committees to get votes and agreement that overcome filibusters to let majority votes occur or have simply voted OK in Senate/ House committee and then NO in the full House.
    Simpson Bowles you Wuss was rejected by the Republicans on the committee ( included closing tax loopholes = Tax increase) Obama offered a deal to Boehner and he could not get the house to agree. Ah dont see any change in the House that would make Bowles Simpson suddenly acceptable to that August body!?
    You are now trying to take over something you and your party rejected 3/4 times because it just might win the election because it's beneficial to the American people. 12 months at least too late; shame on you!!
    I give you 4 wussy pinochios and 4 wussy pairs of pants on fire, for this patheteic diatribe.
    And my personal wish that you put your bloody foot in your mouth and shut (add the TF) up for the remainder of the election. You are not helping the Republican party.

    August 10, 2012 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  21. GOP= Disrespectful old men

    Never has a POTUS been more blatantly disrespected during there term than President Obama. I understand and am all for freedom of speech. However that being said the office of PRESIDENT deserves more respectful. Disrespecting the POTUS not only shows his true colors, but also makes out nation look weak globally.

    August 10, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  22. NikoEsquire

    Wow! And, the republicans wonder why the President doesn't work with them. Other than being incompetent obstructionists, they are also a bunch of grade school kids prone to name calling when they don't get their way. That's rich!!

    August 10, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  23. David

    Because the Repubs have played politics over people by voting almost always in entirety against anything Obama proposed and sometimes even against things they proposed in order to score political points;and Obama got Bin Laden.

    August 10, 2012 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  24. HomeSweetHome

    Mr. Sununu, I would take President Obama over Romney any day of the week and this is why:

    President Obama, got Osama Bin Laden,
    President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    President Obama, took us out of a recession created by the Reps Party,
    President Obama ended the Iraq War.

    There is a lot more but you get the point.

    The Rep Party had 8 long years to do just one of the above and what did they do and this is just a start:

    Took a Surplus and turned it into debt in less then 3 years
    Allowed Companies and Corporations to out source and off shore tens of thousands of Jobs
    Did not create a plan to replace the JOBs or revenue from the out sourcing and off shoring.
    Put the US into 2 Wars and put the cost on the US Credit Card
    Borrow Billions if not Trillions of dollars from China
    Passed a Drug give away and took money from Seniors that could not afford the cost
    Destroyed the Middle Class
    Raided the US Treasury with tax cuts to tax dodgers
    Allowed Wall Street and Bankers to do as they wanted and took down the world economy
    Spent Trillions of Dollars on two wars and we still cannot account for Billions of Tax Money


    August 10, 2012 03:31 am at 3:31 am |
  25. Eric

    Wow...they're resorting to 3rd grade name-calling?

    August 10, 2012 03:59 am at 3:59 am |
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