October 9th, 2009
11:55 AM ET
5 years ago

DNC says Republican critics aligning with terrorists

 Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee Thorbjorn Jagland holds a picture of President Obama.
Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee Thorbjorn Jagland holds a picture of President Obama.

(CNN) - A Democratic National Committee spokesman said Friday the GOP has "thrown in its lot with the terrorists" in criticizing the president's Nobel Peace Prize award.

“The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize," DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said in a statement.

"Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize – an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride – unless of course you are the Republican Party," the statement also said. "The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It's no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore – it's an embarrassing label to claim.”


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soundoff (298 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I couldn't have said it better myself.

    October 9, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  2. MatthewDetroit

    HERE IS THE NEW DEMOCRAT PROPOSAL....
    Democratic leaders in Congress and the White House say they have no appetite for another big spending package that adds to the federal budget deficit, which hit a record $1.4 trillion for the budget year that ended last week.

    Open letter to CONGRESS.... WE ARE BROKE. STOP SPENDING. NO HEALTH CARE BILL. TOO MUCH MONEY. WE CAN NOT AFFORD THIS CRAP.

    October 9, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    I would add that the republican party has become an absolute embarrassment to the United States of America.

    October 9, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  4. Seth in Jacksonville, FL

    True! Come on, people. It's shameful to be so blatantly disrespectful of our President. You don't have to like him, but he IS President and should be respected accordingly. Bush will go down as one of the worst presidents in our history and he didn't even get this much disrespect. Grow up.

    October 9, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. ER

    20% is still an alarming number of whackos we have here in our midst. It's no wonder the authorities are so thinly stretched.

    October 9, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  6. buckwheat

    We are not aligning with terrorist.Typical Liberal defense. We do know when the terrorist tell us they are going to try to kill us that it is a fact. We do not know anything when a liberal tells us anything except his lips are moving. We should rename goverment funded programs and rename them "taxpayer funded programs" because there are too many people who are living in Never Never Land and think that the government is from outer space with unlimited funds.

    October 9, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  7. wasabe kid

    Yes, Conservatives are dancing in the streets, shouting "Death to the Great Satan."

    October 9, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  8. jpspec

    Gee, Obama was nominated when he was only two weeks into his presidency!! What was this decision based on? Was it Hope and Change? If so, I hope he is more successful than he has been for America.

    October 9, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  9. Clay

    I agree completely.

    October 9, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. phoenix86

    Calling those who oppose your policies "terrorists" reminds me a lot of what the Nazi's used to say of the Jews.

    America beware, the democratic party seems to have totalitarianism as a fundamental belief.

    October 9, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  11. btgh

    As a long-suffering moderate, and as disturbing as it may be, I am going to agree with the Dems on this one.

    The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize, whether deserved or not, is a compliment to Barack Hussein Obama and to the United States of America.

    I certainly doubt the patriotism of those Americans who side with the terrorists' regarding the Peace Prize Award.

    October 9, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  12. FL for Change

    I agree 100%. They want to complain that nothing is being done...they just need to look into the mirror! Everything – EVERYTHING – this President has tried to do has been slowed down, blocked, or ridiculed by the GOP. If they want the President to fail, then they want America to fail. At least this President receives an award for PEACE rather than Bush who only wanted us to go into an unjust war based on lies and greed. I am so proud of my President. All of this would be a non-issue if her were white...I'm sure of it 100%.

    October 9, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  13. jeff jackson, alabama

    I have never resorted to name calling in any of
    my letters. I won't do it now...but this guy should
    be sent back to pre-school kindergarden.
    It's this type of childish mentality present in our
    leaders that keeps us from digging out of the
    hole we're in today in America.
    It's on the same level as an athlete calling a
    ballgame a war.
    VOTE OUT ALL SITTING OFFICE HOLDERS
    BOTH DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN !!!

    October 9, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  14. FL

    Brad Woodhouse apparently is an idiot. If one does not agree with a Democrat it does not make one a terrorist. If one does not agree with the Nobel Peace Prize committee, who have often awarded people that didn't deserve it, for apparent political reasons, it does not make one a terrorist.

    Independent moderates and possibly even some moderate Dems will admit this award was given far too soon for Obama. I wouldn't even be surprised if some liberal Dems admitted this award was not earned, yet.

    October 9, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  15. MatthewDetroit

    BY THE WAY...
    Nice job in handing Barack a Nobel Peace Prize.
    The clown was nominated 2 weeks before he took office.
    He has done NOTHING to solve peace in the middle east, N. Korea, Iran *specifically, or anywhere else in the world.

    The Nobel prize is now a popularity contest like the Academy Awards. No substance just plain politics.
    It is a shame that they have lowered it to that.
    It meant something when a problem was solved...
    Now they give a clown the award for accomplishing nothing.
    First time anyone was given the Nobel for being a community activist and supporter of ACORN.. Amazing.

    October 9, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  16. Aim

    The second I read that Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize, I knew the Republicans would be foaming at the mouth to criticize, as they have with every single thing he's done since elected – by a majority of the American people, by the way. This article hits the nail on the head. There is no low too low for the right to stoop to in their rabid, irrational, and ceaseless defamation of President Obama. This is why they will pay again in 2010. And in 2012. And again and again and again.

    October 9, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  17. quarterback

    The GOP is quickly becoming a party of traitors. Had Democrats done such outrageous things during the Bush screw up, they would have been arrested and tried for treason.

    Time for some GOP trials. You people disgust me.

    October 9, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  18. Pat

    A nice prize from one communist to another. Read up on the Social Labour Party.

    October 9, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  19. buckwheat

    A government can give nothing until they have first taken it from you.

    October 9, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  20. Ted Tartaglia

    Woodhouse is right on target. The Repub's only goal is to obstruct everything the President tries to accomplish and to criticize him at every turn for partisan political purposes.

    The Repub's actions are indicitive of their right-wing religious whako base.

    October 9, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  21. I Support President Obama!

    It is hilarious watching rethuglicans foaming at the mouth. What makes people hate so much? Here at work they are almost dying and good for them! Congratulations President Obama! You deserve a peace prize just putting up with the rethuglicans your first year in office!

    October 9, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  22. Dean

    The article really sums it up, The GOP has gone off the deep end with the hate filled comments and outright lies talk about un American. What a bunch of sore losers they had 8 years to get things right and still screwed it all up. Yet somehow it's all Obama's fault give me a break,
    GOP your days are numbered we see through you.

    October 9, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  23. I am the flacid and powerless wizard of Rush

    Rethuglicans, along with Hamas, Al-Queda and the Taliban:
    Booing Obama

    So who's side are you on America, the rethuglicans or the USA?

    October 9, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  24. Evan

    I was taught 2 worngs don't make a right. Republicans calling Democrats names and now the DNC saying, Republicans have "thrown in its lot with the terrorists" is what is wrong in Politics.

    It is okay to disagree and to debate the issues but to compare the opposition to terrorists is just as bad when Republicans do it to Democrats.

    October 9, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  25. Pat F

    The Nobel Peace Prize has been an international joke for years now – any "peace" award granted to admitted mass murderer Yasser Arafat is nothing but a joke. Ask the Israeli Olympic atheletes that were slaughtered in cold blood whether Arafat is a peaceful guy.

    The Nobel Committee members just wanted to get a Chris Matthews -style tingle up their thighs for voting for the Obamessiah for something. Even Obama recognizes that he has done less than nothing to deserve this "honor", if the prize can be characterized as an honor anymore.

    The DNC should stop further embarassing itself by ranting and drooling about this.

    October 9, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
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