Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will address activists and state leaders in Virginia this weekend and appear on two Sunday shows where he will make the GOP case against President Obama.

According to advance excerpts of his speech, Priebus will essentially ask a version of the question: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?


Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (Brian Blanco/AP)

“Do you know what President Obama said to a group of big money donors in Manhattan just this Wednesday? He said, quote, ‘Over the last three years we have made enormous progress.’

Enormous progress? What was the goal? Destroy the middle class? Kill jobs? Divide America? Sure, he’s succeeded at that. But on the number one issue, the economy, he has made zero progress.

Let me ask you: Does this sound like progress?

× High unemployment

× A shrinking workforce

× Nearly 2 million jobs lost since he came into office.

× $4.4 trillion in new debt

× Record poverty

× 13.8 million more people on food stamps

× And 86% of Americans saying we’re headed in the wrong direction

Mr. President, that’s not progress. That’s failure. You’ve failed this country. You’ve tried and failed. I’m sure you meant well, but the road to recovery isn’t paved with good intentions. That’s a different road.”