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. Homer

    What's next...David Letterman as "Husband of the Year"???

    October 9, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  2. Bobby

    President Obama's decision to accepting the Noble Peace prize is the quickest decision he's made yet.

    October 9, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  3. Tom

    Oh, for the love of all that is holy, SHUT UP!

    RNC: You smell!
    DNC: No, you do!
    RNC: No, you smell!

    When NASA decided to shoot the moon, they forgot to add some payload. Maybe a return trip might be an order to rid us of those who engage in press-release wars like this.

    October 9, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  4. OldUncleTom

    The DNC and RNC can burn in hell together.

    I am PROUD to have a President who has achieve so much respect in the world in so short a time.

    October 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. Marcin L

    It was very unwise and dangerous for the Nobel Committee to nominate Obama and award a Nobel peace prize. All he did so far is 3 major speeches that were part of his campaign and he has not yet showed any accomplishment. Guantanamo Bay is still open, North Korea and Iran is still arming, Israel is not stopping their resettlements and I won't even mention the state of our economy. Giving Obama a Nobel Peace Prize as a gesture of hope and future expectations is like giving a Private in boot camp a Medal of Honor for showing great skills in hopes that one day he might save lives!!!

    October 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. George

    Obama pledged to change policy toward peace and away from the cowboy shoot first attitude of the GW Bush years.

    He followed through after being elected. We are the world's greatest military power. Leading the world's most militarily powerful nation, one which has shown its willingness to bomb and invade, to workg through diplomacy rather than starting more wars is a pretty significant step toward global peace, worthy of the Nobel.

    The RNC should have viewed some of those videos from their summer attack on health care. Those were ANGRY MOBS. Angry people waving pictures of the President as Hitler, yelling he was a Nazi or Stalinist are EXTREMISTS.

    The Dem statement did not say the Repubs are terrorists. It pointed out (truthfully) the RNC, Taliban, and Hamas were making the same anti-Obama points through press releases.

    Republicans did cheer when the USOC bid for the 2016 Olympics was turned down.

    October 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  7. Hawktyme

    Yea – and don't forget they like Abortions, Gun Control, Higher Taxes, Bigger Government, Welfare, Socialism and – and, did I say Abortion already? OK – Abortions too!!

    October 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  8. coda70

    Yep! Whining.

    October 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  9. Ray

    "Democrats are lashing out calling Republicans terrorists. That type of political rhetoric is shameful."

    Oh? And it wasn't shameful when the Republicans called Americans who opposed Bush's illegal war that?

    October 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  10. chris

    If you want an accomplishment, how about challenging the status quo. Obama's entire platform was based on change, changing the embedded ideological politics that have brought us to our current position both domestically and internationally. He has challenged the banking and investment industry and mandated stiff regulations that parties on the right are still fighting.. He is standing up for the right of HEALTH, to those that stand in the way of you and I receiving the treatment we deserve. Insurance Companies and special interest groups have lobbied our medical system to the highest bidder, we are not a healthy nation, we are not a nation of integrity, we are spoiled, entitled, and disillusioned as to our competence as a nation... It is time we wake up!!

    October 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. Gary

    That kind of retoric is the truth. I think it's great that our President got the Nobel prize. Never fear i'm sure what's left of the rabid right will have something new to complain about tomorrow.

    October 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  12. Real American

    Democrats taking pride in Obama winning the Nobel Peace prize is similar to the democrat on on welfare reaction of being proud of the they money they have earned. The Nobel prize proves itself even more irrelavent.

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. JR

    Well I'll answer for you, "HE REPLACED BUSH".

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. Ann Elin

    Hmmm, sounds like Michael Steele is indulging in a bit of projection.

    First off, the Democrats, nor any other POLITICAL party voted for the Nobel for Obama; the vote was done by their own governing body.

    I'm gonna let the right whine and gnash over this – just as with the Olympic vote, they're going to look like small-minded haters again. It just seems to be the new republican way – hate, hate, stumble.

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  15. Ron in GA

    I would like to know who was degrading the President about this award. I certainly have not seen it. Asking what he has done to deserve it is a fair question and it should be answered. Congratulations to the Prez on his award. Hopefully he will donate his winnings to an American charity.

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  16. TONY

    The RNC objects to everything, anything. everybody and anybody.

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  17. cofcharlotte

    The DNC needs not defend it and the RNC need to decry it. It is what it is.

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  18. Death Panel Sarah

    You repugs ARE DEMONS!!!! You can't be happy for ANYTHING!!!
    You only want HATE and FEAR!!!

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  19. too bad the republiklans lack ideas

    No, you the Republiklan political rhetoric is shameful!

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  20. Eric R

    ..."Democrats are lashing out calling Republicans terrorists. That type of political rhetoric is shameful."

    what is shameful is the fact that the world recognizes his accomplishments more then the people he is fighting for. This man has made strides and accomplishments that only people could dream of. Here is a list of accomplishments he has done.

    1. Bringing America's image back to a positive state across the globe.
    2. Bringing hope to Millions of Americans that we can do better.
    3. Showing the world that not all minorities are thugs, hoodlums, or good at dancing

    I could go on forever about the positive strides this great man has put forth.

    Eric R.
    Washington, DC

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  21. Bobby

    President Obama's decision to accept the Noble Peace prize is the quickest decision he's made yet.

    October 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  22. Chalie in Ca

    What other world leader got this?

    Let us all be proud to be American!!!!!!!

    This was given by a world organization, not by Dems or GOP.

    So, let us try again and say:

    Let us all be proud to be American!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  23. Death Panel Sarah

    RNC = American TERRORISTS!!!!!

    October 9, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  24. Peter (CA)

    Ah, the RNC. Classy as ever.

    Good luck with your hopes for decency, Mr. Huckabee. Steele has already shown himself to be a petty human being. I am sure the usual right wing whiners (phoenix86, Doug New Jersey, WillyBrown, etc) will be on here whining as usual. Calling it a conspiracy, blah, blah, blah.

    Complaining that he was only in office two weeks before nominations closed. Hey folks, you don't have to be President to win the prize. He was mending fences last summer in Europe and the Middle East before he even won the election. Oh, but you chose to scream at him for daring to go overseas and talk to those "terrorists".

    Complain all you want. This country is finally going forward.

    October 9, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  25. Geoff

    While I completely agree that Obama's nomination was premature the GOP really need to temper their anger at his win. Just because the only accolade earned by G.W. Bush in 8 years was given to him by the Onion Newspaper, that is no reason for sour grapes.
    At least Obama appears to be trying (as opposed to vacationing on a ranch)... More that I can say about his predecessor.

    October 9, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
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