April 1st, 2010
06:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Republicans celebrate April Fools by praising Obama

Republicans are praising President Obama on April Fools Day.
Republicans are praising President Obama on April Fools Day.

(CNN) - National Republicans praised President Obama Thursday and declared that he has "kept all his promises" and is "truly the greatest president ever."

No, this is not an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” It's an April Fools Day joke from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

In a new Web video, the GOP organization tasked with regaining control of the Senate this November, cheers Obama for solving global warming "by replacing cars with low-emission unicorns” and achieving an unemployment rate of "negative 39 percent," among other “accomplishments.”

If it wasn’t already clear, the committee quickly said it's only joking:

"Get real,” an announcer abruptly said. “ObamaCare is just the latest in a long list of broken promises by the liberals in Washington. No transparency. A government takeover of health care. And even more jobs threatened by billions in mandatory new health care costs. Promise after promise…broken. Don't be fooled by Obama and the Democrats in Congress."


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soundoff (301 Responses)
  1. JM

    Those people are so blind & ignorant. The blind leading the blind. During their "presidency," their commander-in-chief led us into a war with the wrong country (for 8 years). Attacked by bin Ladin et al in Afghanistan, we went haring off into Iraq (Bushy's way of finishing his daddy's war). During Bushy's presidency, our economy was run into the ground (while we stupidly acted like China & India couldn't possibly ever "rise"). During Bushy's presidency, paranoia and anxiety reigned supreme as everything was done behind closed doors. During Bushy's presidency, we overturned a long-held idea that Americans are better than other countries who torture (which, incidentally, doesn't make much sense given slavery & Jim Crow so I guess that was supposed to be recent history).

    These people are self-righteous hate-mongerers. There is no "love", "mercy", "compassion" within any of them.

    April 1, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. Rino Reagan

    HAHAHA! They could've used this day to actually be honest for once! They've been fooling slackjawed yokel Republicans year round! What a poor April foos joke though. This would be like me....a strait single man....saying that I was married. Only to reveal that I'm not actually married, but I am gay. Neither is true. Unicorns don't exist and health reform wasnt a government takeover. I'm not married and I'm not gay.

    April 1, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. la

    By the way Obama promised Helath care changes and he delivered.

    ALos, this bill is NOT the govermnt takeover of healthcare. It only went as far as regulating the Insurance companies. So Republicans, just keep lying. YOu may be suprised in November!

    April 1, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  4. Michele

    So we should be fooled by Palin, Beck, Hannity and the Republicans in Congress who will say anything to avoid appearing to support the administration, even on projects they supported? Sorry...your cover is blown, RNC. You are desperate for Obama to fail to make yourselves look better. Fortunately, Americans are smarter than you are. We will be voting in November, and you will have even fewer seats than now.

    April 1, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  5. Robert Dayton

    Everyone who vote for Obama is a foolc year round., not just today.
    "We won't be fooled again"

    April 1, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Capsaicin

    And Obama, Democrats, and the American People praised the GOP in return for their serious and fruitful efforts in putting aside old grudges and working hard with the Obama administration to pass groundbreaking financial, healthcare, and energy reform legislation to benefit all Americans and improve this great nation we belong to!

    April Fools!

    April 1, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  7. Tom in Va

    Really?

    This is the best they can do? Really?

    No wonder fewer and fewer take the RNC seriously.

    April 1, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  8. Julia - Native American from Idaho

    Repubs don't need to celebrate April Fools day, Repubs are fools every day.

    April 1, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. gino

    This is funny? Stupid, childish, dolitish, yes, but funny, no.

    April 1, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  10. mary

    I think the joke will be on the republicans in the end

    April 1, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. Woodsie

    Just goes to show that the GOP is up to its usual tricks and deceit. Can't believe a word that comes from those "so-called" conservatives!! Lies, Lies and more lies........

    April 1, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  12. El Gordo

    Every day is April Fool's Day for Republican Leadership. They make fools of the voters who believe in them. They fill people's heads full of lies about death panels, the "free" market, what Liberalism is, what Conservatism is, and what the future of America ought to be.

    Our Conservative leadership is like the ancient Neanderthals who would drive a whole herd of Mammoth elephants off a cliff, just so they could have a good supper. That is what they are doing to us: frightening us into approving of actions that will benefit them, but not us.

    Happy April Fool's Day!

    April 1, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  13. al

    Republicans are really a bunch of losers. They need to get their brains examined.

    April 1, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. JR

    "If it wasn’t already clear, the committee quickly said it's only joking:"

    More than clear GOP. Your party has been a "joke" for some time now...
    Another wonderful example of who the "fools" really are... April 1st notwithstanding....

    Grow up and start working FOR America. You can keep your sophomoric, sorry, moronic, witticisms for your late nights in strip clubs...

    April 1, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  15. Melinda Powell

    So glad they've got nothing better to do.

    April 1, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  16. DennisK

    Even when they're making jokes, Republicans don't have a sense of humor.
    And hows about we put together a little scorecard of Bush v. Obama in the broken promises sweepstakes?

    April 1, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  17. Brandi

    Once again, nice work tackling issues republicans. They even fail at humor, its amazing.

    April 1, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  18. me

    This is stupid and childish what the National Republicans did. It just goes to show how insincere they are but I guess that is what you can expect from the Party of NO.

    April 1, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. Jefe

    I think its scary that our Republican representatives in congress were so easily duped by the likes of Limbaugh, Coulter, Beck, etc., into believing that the government has taken over healthcare.

    Are doctors now government employees? Are pharmeceutical corporations now owned by the taxpayers? Have the keys to private nursing homes been turned over to the states? Where did they get this crazy, mistaken notion that government has taken over healthcare?

    I did notice that the government has changed the rules around health insurance, but I haven't heard one single thing about the government getting involved in healthcare or changing the ownership of private practices. Maybe they're just not very strong in the English language. Since many of the Republicans seem to actually be enemies of the United States, it wouldn't surprise me.

    April 1, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  20. Sgt. Flagg T. McLiberty, Superpatriot

    "No transparency. A government takeover of health care. And even more jobs threatened by billions in mandatory new health care cost."

    Ok CNN, Republicans say that this is a government takeover of health care. Democrats say it's not a government takeover of health care. These two statements are mutually exclusive. One is true and one is not. It's your job to find out which is which, make it absolutely clear to your viewers, and not let whoever's lying keep on lying.

    But you don't do this anymore, and that is why you are hemorrhaging viewers.

    April 1, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  21. midwest liberal

    Boy those kooky Republican practical jokers. They really had me going there for a minute. Low-emission unicorns. Man was I laughing at how easily they reeled me in on THAT ONE! I wonder how much money they diverted from sex club trips for this?

    April 1, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  22. Thank you Obama!

    This is just getting ridiculous. If this is all you have, Democrats around the nation can stand tall knowing they have dignity and a seat in Congress. Maybe a little creativity wouldn't hurt.

    April 1, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  23. dee

    This is typical of the childish behavior of the Republican Party.

    I think it is a disgrace how they disrespect this President. I would
    never vote Republican again. All they do is make fun and sarcastic remarks. I may have not liked President Bush but, I always respected him because he was our President.

    SHAME ON YOU REPUBLICANS.

    April 1, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    but what President has ever kept all his promises?? if McCain was in office, the Democrats would probably be accusing the same

    April 1, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  25. dave

    Sick. Who do those idior Reps in the part of NO, think they were fooling? Trying to be funny? Don't give up your day job yet...or maybe you should give it up altogether.

    April 1, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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