House Republican leader Rep. John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerGOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? Tensions on immigration erupt in the House GOP MORE (Ohio) is hitting back at President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe true commander in tweet Meghan Markle's pre-royal 'finishing lessons' and an etiquette of equality Hannity on Acosta claim he was tough on Obama: 'Only thing missing were the pom-poms' MORE after the president criticized him for comparing the financial crisis to an “ant.”

In a new video posted online, BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerGOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? Tensions on immigration erupt in the House GOP MORE suggests Obama should be focused on solving the nation’s myriad problems rather than attacking him. “Mr. President, what about the country?” Boehner asks in the video, which intersperses lines from Obama’s speech last week in Racine, Wisc., with questions from the Republican leader.

“Why aren’t you focused on cutting spending now? ... Why isn’t the president focused on creating jobs that the American people are asking for?” Boehner asks.

As both parties gear up for the midterm campaign season, Democrats are trying to exploit gaffes by Boehner, GOP chairman Michael Steele, and Rep. Joe Barton (Tex.) to paint Republicans as out-of-touch and in disarray. Republicans, meanwhile, are highlighting sustained unemployment and weak jobs reports to argue that Democratic policies, like the $787 billion economic stimulus package, have failed.