October 9th, 2009
05:10 PM ET
13 years ago

Huckabee warns Republicans on Nobel reaction

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/18/art.mhuckabee.0918.gi.jpg caption=" Mike Huckabee is advising his fellow Republicans to temper their criticism of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award."](CNN) - Mike Huckabee is advising his fellow Republicans to temper their criticism of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award.

In a posting on his blog, the former GOP presidential candidate writes that members of his party must be careful their comments don't sound like "right-wing whining."

"There will be an outcry from those on the right who will say that Obama's nomination, made two weeks into his presidency, is impossible to justify, but I think such an outcry will sound like right-wing whining," Huckabee wrote. "The better response is simply to allow those on the left to explain what he did in his first two weeks as President that merited such recognition."

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  1. Anonymous

    Ridiculous! Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize. I am wondering what for? Replacing Bush? So far he has accomplished virtually nothing! If Obama deserves the Noble Peace Prize then so does every Miss America contestant who babbles about world peace.

    October 9, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. Skeptic

    One smart Republican ... lets see how many follow his good advice.

    October 9, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. Laura Roland

    Congratulations Mr. President. Although you and all reasonable people know that this award is not about you personally but what you represent in the world and in America.

    Of course there is nothing Obama has done in 9 months to warrant receiving this award. Good grief – he knows that!! He said that he doesn't feel it's deserved. What the Nobel committee was basically saying in giving Obama this award is that they have faith in him and his ideals and the direction he's been going so far. And they have faith again in America. I think it's a tremendous honor for OUR President to win this award. The RNC asking "the left" to justify what he's done to deserve it is absolutely absurd. He is not responsible for who the Nobel Committee chooses to bestow this honor on. He didn't ask for it and he didn't go after it. It was an Award given by other people who think just as highly of our President as a lot of Americans do. What is wrong with some people in this country?!?!?! Be proud! An AMERICAN sitting President won one of the most honored awards the world can bestow. For goodness sake, can't the country pull together for just one freakin' minute and feel honored that, regardless of how we're fighting amongst ourselves, the world now sees America in a better light? This Nobel prize is a prize to us all and we, as Americans, should accept it and be honored by it. It's a good thing, folks, let's just be happy and proud and move on.

    Sigh. This DNC/RNC-right wing/left wing-liberal/conservative craziness has got to stop. America is like this awful dysfunctional family right now. Can't we all just stop pulling each others hair long enough to sit still and smile pretty for the family portrait??? Sheesh.

    October 9, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. LoLo

    Too late Huckabee. All of us will turn out for the mid-term elections and vote just like we did for the presidential election. Tthe Republican party is toast. everyone now sees what the real deal is.

    October 9, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. FormerGOP

    I am done with the blatant disrespect of our country and our President!
    The GOP can go to HELL! With there two faced backstabbing lying party
    How dare you disrespect OUR Country?

    October 9, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. Keish

    President Obama didnt even ask for the award and yet you all are already being negative. He didnt ask to be in the running for this. I can see for one that the world's view of America has changed to the point they are willing to talk again and come together since last year. Its our own country that is causing the most ruckous. Which is why nobody likes you in the first place. Who would you have picked? Stop hating for once in your lives and keep it moving. Have you come up with a better healthcare bill yet? Once again the people chose him and there's isnt a darn thing you can do about it. You cant force your beliefs on them, so get over it. Congrats Mr President!

    October 9, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
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