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. Tommygun

    This is a positive vote for AMERICA from a respected world committee. This beautiful country known for being the melting polt of the "WORLD" has finally voted for a "NON WHITE MALE" that actually represent what the US touts.

    It is very troubling to hear the REPUBLICANs make this a "POLITICAL FART" on AMERICANs in the WORLD eyes. Just maybe if the REPUBLICANs would take at least day to enjoy this honor for the country AND OUR PRESIDENT, it would show true maturity.

    It would be nice for the entire country to "SHOW UNITY" oppose to the WISE GUY comments BELITTLING ONE for their "OWN EGOTICAL GAIN".

    Just once can all AMERICA REPUBLICANs project to the World "HOPE", "REALITY" and "HUMBLENESS" without taunting "POWER", "SUPERIORITY" and "PRIDE" based on the local US POLITICs.

    AMERICANS (REPUBLICANs) is there any pride in what AMERICA just accomplished? It’s actually time to GROW UP. It’s OK to fight about local US politics, but when we are being complimented Internationally…..just look at the angry AMERICAN people upset because this wasn’t a person from their party.

    In this case, PLEASE WAKE UP....LIKE YOUR GRACIOUS MOTHER WOULD TELL YOU...IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING GOOD...DO NOT SAY ANYTHING.

    October 9, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. Linda

    Political Terrorism – Violent criminal behaviour designed primarily to generate fear in the community, or substantial segment of it, for political purposes.

    There is no shame from the Democrats point of view that the Republicans have used Hate and Fear to control their base for political purpose. They have done and said everything imaginable to delegitimize President Obama. Their words have attracted all the crazies, and THEIR rhetoric are actions of those that should be considered shameful!!

    October 9, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. T. Ryan

    Interesting. This award was bestoyed upon President Obama by the Nobel committee. It is their award to give out. They decide who gets it for what reasons they see fit (it is thier award after all). Not sure why the DNC needs to justify why the Nobel committe gave the award to President Obama. As the President said himself, he does not believe that he has earned it and that he accepts it as a call to action for all nations. Congratulations President Obama- it is nice for a change that the world sees America as a country that cares about the rest of the world and not just ourselves.

    October 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  4. Ricky Atlanta

    "They resort to their predictable response and standard playbook of demonizing those who disagree with them" that prescribes the GOP to Capital "T” I cant believe a RNC person used that analogy... the republican party is already seen as the part y of " if your not with us your not American" they should not use lingo that describes them perfectly!

    October 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  5. James_MO

    Um.... let's see:

    Restarting multi-lateral talk with Iran and North Korea on non-proliferation.
    Stabilizing international banking, working with other nations to restore the world economy.
    Removing the Czech ABM system (spare me, it is not there to stop Iranian missiles).
    Restarting talks on Global Warming.

    Yes, there is a LONG way to go but he has changed the tone and the role of the US in solving world problems. Yes a big part of bring about world peace IS fixing what the Republicans did for eight years.

    October 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  6. donttreadonme

    Any US President that yields to the UN and allows foreign influence to shape US policy can certainly win this award. Thank you Obama for bringing the US in line with "their" goals and value system.

    And most of all thank you liberals for insisting that improving our “Reputation around the World” is more important than our sovereignty or economic well being.

    October 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  7. Carl in MI

    If only Dubya could have received the Nobel WAR Prize for starting a war...

    There's a good reason why the DNC has called Republicans concerned over health care 'rabid extremists' and 'angry mobs. That's they way they've been acting over the last several months... so that's what you call them!!!

    October 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  8. Tim

    Looks like the RNC has a serious case of amnesia. How quickly they forget all the shameful political rhetoric they espoused over Iraq, calling anyone who opposed the invasion as 'unpatriotic' or even went so far as to accuse them of siding with terrorists.

    October 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  9. Rob Selby

    Let's start with Omaba potentially preventing a total economic depression caused by 8 years of Republican screw-ups. And, we now have some respect around the world.

    I love how these right-wing @$$wipes were so happy when Obama couldn't get the Olympics to Chicago. Words like, "The Ego Has Landed". And, Lou Dobbs nonsense about, "No You Can't".

    Now, Obama wins the NOBEL PEACE PRICE! I guess, THE MESSIAH IS BACK!! HA!

    Wrong again, you right-wings pigs.

    October 9, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  10. Jim in Ozark, MO

    Arrrrgghhhh .. the "Left Wing" Americans don't HAVE to justify why the President won the Nobel. They/We Americans didn't DESIGNATE the awardee. If you want someone to justify it, ask the folks who MADE the award! I don't know what he did to deserve it, either; but I'm proud an American received the award. Wouldn't happen during the last two Presidential periods; likely won't happen again. I doubt he'll ever do anything to "justify" the award; he's just one of many Presidents and must prove over time he is a good one. He hasn't brought peace anywhere; he hasn't stopped fighting even within his own borders; no one can. Why don't you whiners (Mike Huckabee's phrase) just sit back and be glad we at long last have some international support and acceptance? It's only an award: not deification. Get a life.

    October 9, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. Lori in St Pete

    Maybe the nominating committee should have awarded the prize to the American majority who voted for President Obama. We're the ones who voted for peace. Granted, it hasn't happened yet, but when you consider the total and complete damage done to this great nation in the 8 years prior to President Obama's election, anything that even begins to undo the damage can only be called progress. Hooray for the Americans who voted for President Obama, and to President Obama for being humbled.

    October 9, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  12. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Obviously the RNC didn't READ or HEAR why the POTUS was awarded this honor.

    October 9, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. censored again by CNN

    My last post has disappeared it read " Congratulations to Pres. Obama, the only man commanding troops actively fighting in a foreign country to win the Nobel "Peace Prize"

    October 9, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  14. Paul from Phoenix

    Both parties are a disgrace.

    October 9, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  15. economist

    The RNC's reaction was stupid. Stop hating Obama more than loving America. Remember Country First? Whatever.

    DNC: Stop the brinkmanship of stupidity, eh? It suffices to let the RNC say stupid things and let it go. Acting more stupid than them doesn't endear you to anyone.

    October 9, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  16. GI Joe

    Egotistical, jealous, juvenile RNC. Need I say any more?

    Lots of hate coming from the far-right wingnuts.

    October 9, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  17. Chris from San Antonio

    I'm completely surprised that the GOP would not understand the various categories for which a person would qualify and win the Nobel Peace Prize. No, really, totally surprised.

    October 9, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  18. Arin

    Remeber Arizona State University refused to give President Obama an honorary degree. So, I guess the Nobel committee disagreed.

    October 9, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  19. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    Can any reasonable (sorry that leaves out all you dope smoking, non taxpaying, Oprah watchers) person think of one thing he has done to deserve something called a Peace prize?

    October 9, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  20. debra handel

    Of course the RNC can't think of one good thing. They can't think.
    They only hate. They are not capable of being proud of a black, or a democratic president, only one of theirs. How sad.

    October 9, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  21. LoLo

    It is amazing that it is okay for the republicans to call our president a liar, a racist, a terrorist lover you name it it is okay. You people are just sad. This is a shame before God.

    October 9, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  22. PALIN/BACHMANN 2012!!!

    PEACE??? Obambi has done more damage to America's image in the world in nine months than all the previous presidents combined!!! The only "piece" the world understands comes when you look them in the eye and don't blink and they know you'll pull the trigger if they don't back down!!! Only two more years until Palin can make America the World Superpower again!!!

    October 9, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  23. David in West Virginia

    I can think of several issues and accomplishments of this presidency; first, our economy is back from the brink, Wall Street is back to near 10,000, up 4,000 points, and the banks got bailed out diverting a diasaster. There is a problem that the financial sector of bigwig Republicans do not want to let go of the billions of dollars given them to loan to average Americans and small businesses to get jobs for Americans. Wall Street is hedging their bets on China and not American manufacturing and jobs. While big business interest that includes financials, insurance, and manufacturers wants corporate welfare checks in the billions, they are hesitant to put the money to work assisting the American publicans desperately in need of jobs, refinancining of mortgages, and the like. But like always, you will try to blame the democrats and working American men and women for any problems that occur.

    October 9, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  24. Democrat

    What has Obama honestly accomplished? He had better perform or the Nobel Peace Prize will be greatly diminished in the future. I always thought it was awarded on accomplishments, not on what you say you want to do. Hell that is easy, accomplishing your goals is the hard stuff.

    October 9, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  25. Fred in NH

    The prize is an acknowledgement for Obama challenging the practice of perpetual war with no international diplomacy and no strategic goal to end it. It is a resounding international repudiation of the war policy of the largest military power in the worlld for the last eight years. Isn't that enough?

    October 9, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
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