October 9th, 2009
12:41 PM ET
10 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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  1. Bush_Low_I.Q.

    SOCIALISM….. GOP calls Obama a Socialist.
    SOCIALISM….. GOP calls Public Option, Socialism.
    SOCIALISM….. Social Security, is it not Socialism?
    SOCIALISM….. Free education until 12th grade, is it not Socialism?
    SOCIALISM….. Bailout of Wall Street and AIG, is it not Socialism?
    SOCIALISM….. Bush like that Iraq has WMDs, is it not Socialism?
    SOCIALISM….. We believed what Bush said, is it not Socialism?
    SOCIALISM….. 4300 Troops died, is it not Socialism?
    SOCIALISM….. Bush visits Beijing Olympics, is not a waste of Tax Money.
    SOCIALISM….. Obama flies to Copenhagen to Canvas for Chicago, GOP calls it a waste of Tax Dollars.
    How easily we get Fooled and Misled by GOP………… Whatever Bush and GOP did is not Socialism……….. Whatever Obama is doing is Socialism………….

    October 9, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  2. Peter (CA)

    .,..and when it comes to shameful rhetoric, the RNC should know.

    October 9, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. victim of republican greed

    Don't worry RNC. Maybe tomorrow something terrible will happen to the US, and then you can celebrate.

    October 9, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Hmmm.....

    call it like it is. As we know, the truth sometimes hurts. I agree – I am not Dem or Rep...this is a vote for HOPE again. Hope is wonderful but without substance, that well runs dry quickly and not much is left at the bottom.

    October 9, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  5. Dee Dee Lynn

    I don't think the DNC called the RNC terrorists, that more the terrain of the RNC (I think many Republicans openly accused Obama of being a terrorist during the campaign for example, and Sarah Palin implied it...).

    I think the DNC pointed out that the official reaction from the RNC was the same as the reaction from known terrorist organizations. That is what it is.

    Its interesting that the RNC finds it shameful to be compared to terrorists, but they think its perfectly okay for their members to call people terrorists.

    Like I have said before, I think the Republican Party should change its name to the Hypocritical (Do as I say not as I do) Freeloader (I want all of the benefits of living in a developed country with sophisticated and well-developed infrastructure, but I don't want to have to pay anything for it in taxes) Party.

    October 9, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. BDB

    It is not the Democrats job to defend the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. That honor belongs to those who gave out the award: the Nobel Prize Committee. The RNC should have been gracious and congratulated our President on winning such a prestigious prize. Really, that's what a patriot would do. After all it is as much an honor for America as it is for the President.

    October 9, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  7. Tom

    Ouch...like he needed this to stoke the fires of a closer look. I feel for the guy. This delivers yet another fine line to walk. This was no favor. What were they thinking...really?

    October 9, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. Tim S

    Come again???

    October 9, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. barb

    who got paid off for this, it's the only way a democrate gets anything.

    October 9, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  10. Steve

    Who says the american dollar can't buy anything! I wonder how much Rahm Emanuel spent to buy the Nobel Peace Prize for Obama? Don't you have to have acomplished something to receive it? I guess not when you have $787 billion dollars to buy it. The most recent polls show the Democratic party is looking at record breaking losses in the 2010 elections. Good strategy Dems, lets keep alienating people that disagree, the polls show it is working. Now they actually call american politicians terrorists. Good Lord, that might be the straw that breaks the camels back.

    October 9, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  11. dee

    lame comeback...

    October 9, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  12. Wheat

    Wanting to know what the President has accomplished that qualified him to win this award is a legitimate question, however it does not diminish the fact that winning this award, for anyone, is a great honor.

    October 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  13. richie

    President Obama is worthy also! He is the peace maker and has brought back respect to the United State of America. I'm very proud of him, thank you!

    October 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  14. pat

    Republicans have nothing good to say no matter what it is if it concerns a democrat. They are just hateful and care more about slamming Obama than what is good for our country. We should all be happy this award has gone to Obama, the Republicans are shameless.

    October 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  15. Brian

    Typical Republicans, read one thing and spew something else.

    The DNC said you were "aligning" with terrorists, in that you condemn the President for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, which is exactly what Hamas and the Taliban have done. I'd say that is a pretty accurate definition of the word "aligning." But I wouldn't expect the RNC to understand complex things like English definitions.

    October 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  16. Tex

    They do have a point here, but the original statement they made was garbage. So I'd say it's even now.

    October 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. harry

    Just because republicans are so negative doesn't mean we don't have a future with peaceful world!

    October 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  18. GA Resident

    Please, for the sake of our country, both of you (RNC and DNC) SHUT UP! Both groups are making Americans look like fools with their childish bickering. It's pretty sad when we can't celebrate an international honor for our country without bringing partisan politics into it.

    October 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  19. Michelle

    Why are people worried about this? It does not matter. Its great for our country and could potentially be a way to unite America. Instead, we are back to having our opinions fueled by hatred and bitterness towards people housing opinions we do not agree with. Who cares?! Great if he is working towards peace, or at least worldwide people recognize his efforts as positive, productive and prosperously marching towards unity and acceptance. We need a new party with a name that denotes nothing regarding democrate, republican, left, right.... People of this nation make me sick...I am 24 and have yet to live a moment of the 'great America'... Maybe if people began to be motivated again by greatness than hatred us younger generations would stand a chance. Great, he got the award, lets move forward.

    October 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  20. Stacey

    What do the Republicans expect? They want this President to fail! They are the party of NO; they are hateful, jealous crybabies. Judging by the usual hate-filled response from the right, this is a huge victory for President Obama and America.

    October 9, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  21. Namrata Singh

    It is sad that many Americans, particularly Republicans, instead of celebrating the honor conferred on their President (yes, he is the President of all Americans) are questioning President Obama's credentials. The Nobel Committee has a process of thoughtful deliberation in making selections – this is not American Idol or Dancing with the Stars – it is a great and unique honor. President Obama is being honored by millions in the world for the fresh perspective and hope he brings to many of the difficult problems we face globally. I am sure his prize is being celebrated by millions of other Americans as well. May God give wisdom to those who are making this a political partisan issue.

    October 9, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  22. Steve (the real one)

    The GOP response to the DNC response to the GOP response is clearly sophomoric ( I apologize to all sophomores) but so is the DNC response to the original GOP response! So is the original GOP response! Wonder why we can't get anything done and why more and more of us are sick of the whole mess we call Congress! The ridiculously low approval rating is oh so well deserved!

    October 9, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  23. al in memphis

    An American President won the Nobel Peace prize- A simple congradulations on to a citizen of the USA would have been appropriate.

    It a shame that politics has turn into the ugly side of USA. The best run companies can get intelligent, motivated and results oriented people - how did we get this collection of party line, disfunctional group of knuckleheads who can only highlight the "extremist views" of their party.

    October 9, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  24. Fools and their freedoms are soon parted

    Depends...
    if you are comparing him to Mother Theresa and Ghandi, it is laughable at best

    If you are comapring him to Yasar Arafat, Jimmy (anti-semite) carter, and Al (making it up as I go along) Gore then it is par for the course. This is the company Obama belongs in.

    October 9, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  25. http://www.freeclinics.us/

    "Like most Americans, the DNC can't think of one achievement that the president has accomplished," the RNC says?

    Are the Republicans now taking their talking points – and humor – from SNL?

    The Republican Party is the intellectually and morally bankrupt Party of No.

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