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. victim of republican greed

    When the republican party is led by the likes of Fox Lies, Beck and Limbaugh, you know they are anti American.

    October 9, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. Beth

    President Obama has gotton more accomplished than Republicans did in eight years. Republicans didn't to anything in eight years except to make the U.S. the most hated country in the world. Republicans did nothing but want to go to war with almost everyone that step in their way. President Obma has changed all that.....I congratulate him!!

    October 9, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. Terry from West Texas

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

    October 9, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  4. Expat American

    Republicans and their voters also cheered when Bush's failed 'shock and awe' strategy killed countless innocent civilians. This fact is more important than the Olympics going to Rio.

    October 9, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  5. Angie in PA

    TRUE TRUE

    The Republican party has become vile and hateful they cant put their pathetic hate away for one day an honor President Obama as an American! THEY ARE PATHETIC!!!!! JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS!!!!

    October 9, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  6. ~~ July ~~ ( Working HARD to make TX Blue )

    the Taliban and Hamas and GOP .......................... speechless ;-O

    October 9, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  7. Marcy

    So much pot and Kettle here I no longer care what anyone says I am as patriotic as they get, but come on people! He was nominated after only being in office for two weeks! They ought to have given the award to his speechwriter!

    October 9, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  8. The black Spider

    Alfred Nobel stipulated in his 1895 Will – the peace prize should go "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses."
    Who do think Alfred Nobel would have vote for if he was still alive? The rest is jealousy.

    October 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  9. Tony

    thrown in its lot with the terrorists" in criticizing the president's Nobel Peace Prize award
    DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said in a statement.

    Is this guy a complete idiot??????????

    You can't get the POTUS to sit down with his General and this guy thinks the Rep. are in bed with Terrorist. What is this guy smoking. Atleast we can say Bush stayed in touch with his Commanders and did not run off to the Olympic Committee when time was nneded to asses the War.

    Just how low can they stoop???????

    BTW Exactly waht did he DO to earn it? The nomination had to be in 2 weeks after he took office. He did not even know where the bathroom was yet. I could careless that he got it, but to somehow say he earned it.................. Please stop drinking the kool aide.

    October 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  10. Rob

    At least the RNC isn't apologizing to the terrorists, or giving them legitimacy by including them in the political process.

    October 9, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  11. Pat

    I'm confused – did anybody expect anythig positive from the Republicans??????????????????

    October 9, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  12. andrew

    I understand why they would say that. But that's not cool.

    Don't fight fire with fire.

    October 9, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  13. Oh yeah, lots of change

    It's truly a scary day (and a portent of what is to come?) when those who disagree are labled as terrorists.

    October 9, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  14. Trent

    The Republicans want President Obama to fail so badly, yes, they will align with anyone, even terrorists if necessary.

    October 9, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  15. A Democrat of 51 years who has finally got smart to their foolishness.

    Don't the DNC have this a little twisted. It seems to be them that does not support our troops. All that is on their mind is their filthy socialism of medicine.

    October 9, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  16. Nate

    Reppublicans have sunk to a new low.

    October 9, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  17. RealityKing

    Ooooooh, there's that promised transparency....

    October 9, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  18. Truth-Bomb Thrower

    It's hilarious the things the dumb-a-crats will say when they are desperate. They should be celebrating this award. Instead they are acting like they just got caught robbing an orphanage. Even they realize what a joke and an insult this so-called award is.

    October 9, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  19. Mark Nigeria

    Well said! For a while now it's been obvious to most that republicans are frighteningly anti-American. They will fight to deny basic benefits to their countrymen and women, they will send young Americans to die in foreign lands, they will sell their country out to the cheapest foreign bidder so their rich get richer.

    October 9, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  20. ed

    first, i would like it to be known that not ALL people that think this is odd, are criticizing Obama, but the people giving the award. it just seems odd that he was able to get a unanimous vote for the award when nothing incredibly momentous has occurred in his short Presidency. i think a couple years down the road would have been more appropriate a time to award him, after we can all see his accomplishments for what they are, instead of what they might be

    October 9, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  21. GI Joe

    We're watching the juvenile actions of the GOP, and (as an independent actively involved with others in this country), the GOP will lose even more in the future.

    We need adults that work together in our country, not a bunch of spoiled egotistical brats.

    October 9, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. Shellie

    Republicans are acting like a bunch of silly school girls who are competing to get on the cheerleading squad. Vicious, vindictive and jealous. Republicans really need to grow up and shut up!

    October 9, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. mims

    proud of our president

    October 9, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  24. m jeff

    So true, the Republicans are the American Taliban.

    October 9, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  25. No More Incumbents

    And who would be proud to be a Democrat? Dodd, Pelosi, Reid, Rangel, Kennedy. That's some party.

    We really need to teach these politicians that it's we the people, not we the party. Let's get rid of all of them at election time. Just say No to incumbents!

    October 9, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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