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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soundoff (299 Responses)
  1. Mike

    Hey I would like to know also what the President did to deserve this honor. Hope alone cannot be the deciding factor in awarding the Nobel Peace Prize. If so, they'd be handing them out daily because there are plenty of deserving people out there.
    This prize should be to honor someone who has vision, a clear set of goals to accomplish peace (somewhere), a plan to carry out, and accomplishment of the plan and ultimately the goals originally set forth. How is the mideast thing going? How about Darfur? I say wait until he actually does something before handing out this honor.
    The NPP in my opinion just made itself completely irrelevant.

    October 9, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. Michael in Houston

    By all means....rather then being a Nation proud that our President
    has been given this prestigous award from the global community for his calls for peace and putting all civilized nations on a different path towards democracy, dialogue, and diplomacy, lets just rip him to shreds and scream about how undeserving he is. Lets really show our hate and ill manners.

    I suppose Rush, Coulter, Hannity, Cheney, Rove, Beck are all much stronger candidates for such an award.

    October 9, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. daniel

    Alright this was pretty ridiculous. Republicans and Democrats listen up! Your banter and back-n-forth politics is pathetic and wasteful. You need to stop NOT listening to each other and to FINALLY calm down and focus on the problems constructively. How do you do that you ask? Listen to each other, compromise and please for the sake of our future come to an agreement. Talk to each other as you were close personal friends; you will not have the same idea but general concern. And with that concern you must invest it into the problem. To debate the facts and I say again COMPRIMISE for the people not yourselves and your interests. You will be surprised to find out that both of you parties will not get everything you wanted because this is about just one idea. Remember this is a nation founded by the people, for the people, and of the people. And yes people is plural not singular in case you had forgotten.

    October 9, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  4. Jen

    Wow. Pot calling kettle black, anyone? During the term of King George II, anyone who criticised Bush was labled a terrorist, unpatriotic, or mentally ill. Same song, different band members.

    October 9, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  5. Peter

    Hope is apowerful tool which Obama not oly has instilled here in America but also to the rest of the world. Go Go more power to the people!!. I'm sure the party of No won't quit whinning!!! just keep on serving the American people and winning more awards!!. The world loves you!!!

    October 9, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. AJ

    Obama was the winning presidential candidate without a serious resume and now he has become the Nobel winner without accomplishments. As a lifelong democrat, I have to say that I am outraged that my party has thrown away a prime opportunity on this nothing of a human being and even more outraged that the Nobel committee has cheapened the esteemed Nobel award by giving to such an undeserving man.

    October 9, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. Brenda

    Let's face it. Obama has made republicans like Rush and Sean his foot stool. Way to go Mr. President. True Americans are proud of you!!

    October 9, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. Ted

    This award was given far, far too early. I think Obama does have a lot of potential, so this should have been visited two or three years into his term.

    I can think of many more deserving recipients, like Morgan Tsvangirai or the dissidents in Iran.

    October 9, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. Barbara

    The DNC is right.... The Taliban decries this award... so do the Republicans.... – each one with an agenda to pull this President down...

    October 9, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  10. proud of my president

    We should all be proud of our president. This is a silly reason to argue.

    October 9, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  11. Shari, NY

    "Obama was chosen not for substantive accomplishments, but for inspiring "hope" at the start of his term" – CNN

    This is in contrast to waging war, bullying people and fostering enmity which is synonymous with past leadership.

    October 9, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  12. Grahame

    It's typical of Republicans that they have no idea period. Obama has opened up dialogue with the rest of the world. This alone is worth the Nobel prize. Bush and Chaney just made enemies in all directions with their zenophobic closed minded stupidity. Republicans should realize that there are other people on the planet beside Americans. In fact I hate to bust the Republican bubble but on a planetary scale Americans are out numbered by about a hundred to one. The world is shrinking and as people become more educated so will the Republican base diminish until they ,and all the hate mongers like them will be forever cast into the wilderness. Face it, there is very little difference between the hard line Moslems with their Sharia Law and the Republicans with their closed minded moronic 1950s mind set.

    October 9, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  13. Lou

    Perhaps people should read the reason Obama received the Nobel Peace prize. It wasn't for any accomplishments, but for inspiring this country during troubled times.

    "Unlike his predecessors, Obama was selected not for substantive accomplishments, but for his "vision" and inspiring "hope" at the beginning of his presidency. "

    The people of this country just keep getting more ignorant. The stupidity here is mind-boggling. Stupid, stupid people.

    .

    October 9, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  14. Matt of DC

    Obama was given an award prematurely. That is not his fault. It does, however, cheapen and diminish the Nobel prize for all those former recipients – espercially when you consider the Nobel Committee closed its nominations just 10 days into Obama's Presidency.

    I hope the award compels Obama to actually get something done on the world stage (Gitmo – Afghanistan – Iraq – Palestine – Iran – North Korea – Sri Lanka -and more). To date his tangile accomplishments are nil and he has done no more than the Miss America Beauty contestants when the "hope for World Peace"

    October 9, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  15. bob in LA

    I couldn't agree more! Name callng has no place in this country. Because we disagree on issues labeling people is down right stupid.
    This of course applies to both sides.
    The Republicans worry about foreign threat and say we need to be in mid-east wars. My worry is the war that is brewing right here at home.
    With gun sales up and ammo on the short supply list, what is being planned?
    I'm saying ban gun sales, but what is behind this? Are we getting ready for another civil war or a coup?
    Everybody needs to calm down and comprimise- WE ARE AMERICAN FIRST.

    October 9, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  16. mike

    republicans are not terrorist they are scum they feed off the bottom and always are trying to get to the top remember who do you think is on the bottom they feed off, terrorist have a goal republicans are out for themselves

    October 9, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  17. Tony

    Which is it, republicans , has he not been in office long enough to win a (national) award or has he destroyed the your America in this short of time. I don"t get which one it is. According to you he's taken America from you in like week 8 of his presidency but not had enough time to change our image on the world stage. Let me ask you negative nancys .... can you point to one good thing this president has done good for the country. I hated Bush but, I can still see he did a few good things.

    October 9, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  18. JJ in Chula Vista, CA

    It's absolutely no surprise the reaction from Republicans and anti-Obamabots. They're legitimately asking what President Obama has accomplished to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize while closing their eyes and covering their ears, yet again, and shouting "not so, not so."

    Face it, Republicans, the world likes and approves of President Obama, and the Noble Peace Prize serves as a validation of what President Obama has done to further diplomacy rather than knee-jerk reactions that Republican presidents and politicians have propensity for.

    So, Republicans, go ahead, be the "loyal opposition" and criticize and harangue and debase to your hearts content or discontent, it makes no difference to reality.

    October 9, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  19. Jack Fl

    Reminds me when those who are not in favor of war with Iraq are unpatatriotic

    October 9, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  20. cgillette369

    a fraudulent award given by the extreme left wing socialists in Norway.

    October 9, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  21. Darron R. Brown MD

    I am proud that President Obama was chosen for this award. I am deeply saddened by the Republican party's response to this presitigous honor for our President and for our country.

    October 9, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  22. Carnell From Detroit, MI USA

    Republicans Can't Do Anything These Day But Resort To The Standards Of Embarrasment That They've Clung Too! It's As Sad To Listen To As It Pathetic To Read And Watch.

    October 9, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  23. Hal

    Well what a beautiful award, I m not american and I think your president is loved in Canada and around the world except in your country.What a shameful attitude from the repubicans,these people are extremists like the bad people on the other side in afganistan and Iraq.Those people make your country look very bad they seem to only like war,guns and dont want to share the wealth with their ouwn compatriots(healt care)
    Well I hope for the sake of the good people of america you will be behind your president and change the way of those evil people in your country.
    Obama stands four education,healt care for(ALL) americans and respects and surely is for deplomacy.
    GREAT man,deserves the award.
    God bless Mr.Obama and his family,god bless the majority of Americans who are certenainly very good people God bless America.
    Hal from the other great great country to the north of you Canada.

    October 9, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  24. Texas

    People! Stop trying to belittle the PRESIDENT. If some felt that he deserve this honor – ACCEPT it and move on........

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

    I think everybody is missing the point of the President receiving the award.
    1. it was to show how disatified everybody was under the Bush
    administration.
    2. Yes, even though he hasnt accomplished much during his start, he is at least trying to make changes as to the world's view of us as Americans and to provide changes to our system that has long been overdue.
    3. If the GOP and others would put the American people first and quit whinning like little children about everything, maybe, given the chance, some of the changes the President proposes might actually benefit everybody.
    These are just my thoughts. Feel free to include yours.

    October 9, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
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