October 9th, 2009
12:41 PM ET
13 years ago

Nobel reaction battles

(CNN) - The RNC is reacting to the DNC's reaction to the RNC's reaction earlier Friday to President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize:

"Like most Americans, the DNC can't think of one achievement that the president has accomplished, so they resort to their predictable response and standard playbook of demonizing those who disagree with them. First they call Americans concerned over health care 'rabid extremists' and 'angry mobs.' Now, when challenged to answer the question of what the president has accomplished, Democrats are lashing out calling Republicans terrorists. That type of political rhetoric is shameful."

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soundoff (299 Responses)
  1. Karen L. Reimer

    The war mongers need to defer to the peace makers. It is as simple as that. Future generations of children will be much better off as a result of the election of President Obama. His initiatives toward world peace, health care for all – are huge endeavors and he, as one person has made his voice heard all over the world. People are listening and receptive.

    The nay sayers need to sit down and be silent. They have caused enough death already.

    October 9, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. PULEEEZZZ!! lets tell some truth

    The republican party is soo in the gutter that they cant begin to deal with such a wonderful award for an AMERICAN.. they are too busy nursing their wounds for all the corruption, greed, sexual perversion, and obstructionism that is so typical of these people.. Loose the olympics, they were happy, a black american gets the nobel, they are unhappy. These people claim to be pro american and pro life. Its obvious that this lip service is failing to impress anyone these days.

    October 9, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. T'SAH from Virginia

    If the TERRORIST shoe fits that was TOSSED across the room at YOU – then WEAR IT!!! Otherwise, it is not your shoes to try on nor is it directed towards YOU!!!

    October 9, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. Patrick

    The DNC must have hired a former Republican because these latest statements sure sound like RNC garbage. Nope, I don't like it.

    October 9, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. taylor68

    Great strategy RNC... stall, say no, block what you can, demonize our predsident.... then criticize by claiming no accomplishments after 9 short months... what a bunch of bafoons.

    As they get louder, they lose credability.

    Yes, its a bit early to claim very many significant accomplishments. But as a world leader, you would be hard-pressed to find someone that triggered as much of an atmospheric change on the world stage as Obama. Love him or hate him, you cannot deny his initial impact.

    October 9, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. justin

    Republicans who criticize this are UnAmerican and should pack up and leave. Mexico will take you even though you'll be considered illegal.

    October 9, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. mike

    Actually based on the prestige of past winners, just winning the award speaks for itself. Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu etc. c'mon people, 99% of the people talking the most noise will never be nominated.

    October 9, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  8. ronie patrick

    Let me encourage you people who are causing all the nasty buzz about Obama be careful what you say and what you do, for you have no idea why things happen in the world we live in. I do believe in devine intervention and there is a power bigger than we know so be very careful. Think about what I am saying for it is real devine intervention.

    October 9, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. ronie patrick

    Michael Steel is a complete fool and will fail at all that he does trust me.

    October 9, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. Deb n Texas

    It doesn't matter what President Obama accomplishes – the Republicans are going to play it down until it means nothing and the citizens of the United States are watching them and they are going to pay for this at election time. I really do believe and I hear from some Republicans how disgusted they are by these Politicians actions. So ignorant and shameful is all they are showing.

    October 9, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Dave

    I can think of one thing he did. He helped energize the youth vote in this country, giving young voters a reason to show up at polling centers to perform their civic duty of electing the president. He has also brought class and intelligence back to the highest office in the land after an 8 year Bushcation. If the republicans would keep their mouths shut for a year or two, we could get this country back on track and headed towards a prosperous future.

    October 9, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  12. JN

    It's ridiculous how Republicans whine about Obama not accomplishing anything when they are the one's responsible for it. Aren't they trying to block everything he is trying to accomplish?

    It's sad how this loud minority ruins this world for so many.

    October 9, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. Darth Vadik, CA

    The ironic thing is that any achievement that is contrary to killing, wars and greed is bad according to the Republicans. Petty people.

    I guess they'd rather believe in talking snakes and 7 circlesof Hell than praise a man for his benigness.

    October 9, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  14. Vgal

    I am so angered by the Republicans response to this. This is OUR country – dems and repubs. Obama was nominated NOT by democrats, but by an INTERNATIONAL community. Let's just be proud for ONCE. The republicans are now CLEARLY ANTI-AMERICAN like they've been calling the dems for so long.

    October 9, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. Nicole

    The democrats didn't award President Obama this honor so if people want justification they need to go to the Nobel Prize committee and ask them. Or they could be proud of our President and actually come together as a nation and put the right wing left wing garbage aside.

    October 9, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. shmeckel

    Somebody needs to put the DNC and RNC in timeout. They are not playing nice today.

    October 9, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  17. sonya

    congratulations to president obama & all americans. we are proud. president will do many great things . he is the man with missions to bring good things not only to americans but poeple all over the world.

    October 9, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. Joe

    The GOP wines about Obama's nomination two weeks into his Presidency but they forget over a year ago President Obama's total campaign for world peace and promise to mend relationships with the countries we alienated for eight years.
    I salute our President !

    October 9, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  19. Susan in Arkansas

    Republicans wouldn't know an accomplishment if it bit them on their conservative rumps, given the prior administration. Shame on them for not having enough class to at least congratulate our President on receiving such a wonderful honor. It hurts when the other team scores, but how about demonstrating some good old fashion sportsmanship?

    October 9, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  20. Hopeful in America

    The GOP would never be able to recognize the extent to which HOPE inspires and motivates people. They are committed to using fear and hope is suc a foreign concept that they will never understand this award.

    October 9, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |

    The GOP has lost its ways. They cheer when Chicago (USA) lost a bid to host 2016 Olympics. Now, they are demeaning President Obama's Nobel Peace price win. First, Obama did not ask to be nominated. However, the restoration of HOPE, which was long lost during the 8 nightmarish years of Bush, gives all and sundry a real HOPE of a better world to come. Peace cannot be attained through the barrel of a gun, contrary to GOP beliefs. It is this HOPE that the Nobel committee premised and awarded the Peace price to President Obama. Yes, we can, GOP. Stop preaching hate.

    October 9, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  22. Inspired

    President Obama inspires people to reflect on themselves to be a better person. I'm not easily inspired, nor am I radical or particularly enamored with one political party. But for whatever reason this person has inspired me to do more community service, to look at and think about the world around me more thoughtfully.

    I think America is at a very low point in our history/society. Not to say people should not express their opinions, that is after all the American way, but there is an incredible amount of negative, nasty rhetoric going on. Instead of being proud that an American has won this prestigious award, per this web site, many very prominent American's are expressing very negative comments. If you read the comments – they basically express a very selfish attitude of what have you done for me lately.

    Well, lately I've been inspired....

    October 9, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  23. dibbs

    let me get this right....

    The American President Lose Olympics = Happy Republicians

    The American President Win Nobel Peace Prize = Mad Republicans...??

    Where are the real Americans?????

    October 9, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  24. Susan

    Almost half of American voters voted against President Obama in November. So it's no surprise that they will respond negatively to his Nobel Peace Prize. I don't care what they think. But I am very proud that President Obama has been honored in this way.

    October 9, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
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