Priebus: Obama Is No Bill Clinton

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday said President Barack Obama is out of step with most of the American public, unlike the last Democrat to control the White House.

“The problem that Obama has with Bill Clinton is that Obama is not your daddy’s Democrat,” Priebus told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.  “He’s not a mainstream Democrat like Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton worked with both sides of the aisle. He was able to get things done. [Former President George W.] Bush worked with both sides of the aisle.”


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