April 1st, 2010
06:36 PM ET
5 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. Bob

    Is anyone actually going to Vote Republican ever again? Does anyone actually believe anything they say? I would love to know who runs their Public Relations department because obviously the guy is an idiot. Haha, as great a job as George Bush did, and with up and comers like Sarah Palin I feel like the Democrats could do absolutely nothing for 4 years and still win with a landslide...

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

    Oh, I think that the people of the Republican't party are the worst thugs in the history of congress and I am not fooling even a bit. How can a country that was wrecked for 8 years be built in less than one and half year under a new administration.

    April 1, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  3. Al Bluengreenenbrownenburger

    Here's more April Fool's jokes from the conservatives:

    "We have lots of good ideas, and we want to share them in a calm, respectful manner with our fellow Americans."

    "Liberals are good Americans to, and should be respected."

    "We're not angry. Really."

    "We love having a negro in the White House."

    "The whole crazy-ideas extremist thing is just a big joke."

    And the best of all: "We fully accept responsibility for the total disaster of the Bush years, and admit that Obama's administration, though far from perfect has been a mojor improvement."

    April 1, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. Tina

    He has done something very important by passing the health care. He has shown that he is truly a good christian who cares about poor and ordinary people. Unlike so called greedy christians who are full of hatred. They uses values and christian when it suits them but do not do the right thing. God bless this young man. He is the April Wise.

    April 1, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. Harry

    you wasted my tax money on that?

    April 1, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  6. arv

    The GOP is twelve.

    April 1, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  7. Ken D

    Repros are the fools

    April 1, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  8. Darlis

    do you thnk the Republican Party can become more childish?

    April 1, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  9. Shawn

    Blah, blah, blah, oink, blah. Republicans are so childish, desperate and jealous. We have a brilliant, iconic and popular President of the USA and they have...nothing. Nothing at all, including no ideas or values.

    April 1, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. Christopher

    Whats really clear to me is that the Republicans wont be gaining control of anything ...other than possibly an un-employment check

    April 1, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. David

    That's priceless! Something about Obama and unicorns seems... perfect...

    April 1, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. Pat Morrow

    What a bunch of idiots.... what is their problem??????

    April 1, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  13. Caleb

    So are we in middle school now? I'm rubber you're glue.. .

    April 1, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  14. Roger in StL

    Easily one of the most infantile, childish, and embarrassing ads I think I've ever seen created. They may have thought it was funny, but TENS (if not HUNDREDS) OF THOUSANDS of dollars went into making and showing this.

    This is the best that the Republicans can come up with? If so, then THEY should be worried come November.

    April 1, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  15. Get Real

    Don't be fooled by yet another juvenile action by the so called adults in the RNC.

    GROW UP RNC!!!!

    April 1, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. th

    Republicans are acting like a bunch of spoiled little kids. Grow up.

    April 1, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  17. Rob

    Yeah, I mean come on Obama, hurry up and fix all the problems that the last administration created. Jeesh.

    April 1, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  18. Jesus(the Zombie version)

    ood to see Repubs focused on America.

    I swear sometimes I think Repubs are just obsessed with Obama because they wish they had him on their team.

    But then it would exceed their "black Republican" limit since right now it's at a whopping FOUR!!!!!

    April 1, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  19. Bruce

    Yep, celebrating April Fool's Day by praising another fool, Obozo.

    April 1, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  20. Courtney

    Here it is, the GOP trying to be cool and relevent! Not only are they stupid, but their a joke in itself. Republicans, you're bad for America .

    April 1, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  21. Gil Oberdas

    For once maybe they have said something that makes sense and isn't just more No's! They are fitting the name given them on this day!

    April 1, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  22. Monrob

    The fools pulling an April fool prank...

    These nuts don't know what else to do for attention.

    April 1, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  23. susanj

    They just want to see a black man fail. This would have never happened if he was white. They are really disgraceful. Total disrespect.

    April 1, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  24. Jon in Texas

    Bough my Unicorn yesterday!! Runs like a dream. Thanks President Obama!

    April 1, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    And W. did such a great job, didn't he?

    April 1, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
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