GOP reacts to Obama visit in Atlanta

President Barack Obama just arrived in Atlanta and isn't scheduled to take the podium until 11.30 a.m. at a Disabled American Veterans convention and a separate Democratic Party fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency downtown today, but Republican leaders are already criticizing his visit to Atlanta.

"Unfortunately for Georgians, the big-spending, big-government policies of this administration have left the Peach State with unemployment rising to an unacceptable 10 percent," Amanda Henneberg, spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee said in a statement. "In this particular instance, perhaps it would be better for the state if the president kept Georgia off his mind.”

Added Sue Everhart, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party: "Georgians want real conservative leadership that won’t pass trillions of dollars of debt on to our children but will create jobs and better opportunities."

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Roswell and state Rep. Austin Scott have scheduled a press conference call for 2 p.m. -- about the time the president will be preparing to leave Atlanta for Washington -- to discuss Obama's visit and his adminstration's "failed economic policies," according to a press release.