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. I Support President Obama!

    Republicans are disgusting and evil. I look forward to the demise of the party and it's backward thinking members.

    October 9, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  2. Stepar

    The award was really to America, with Obama as a proxy. R-E-A-D his comments, he gets that. It was a grateful sigh of relief from a world weary after eight years of Republican neocon facism.

    America had been the "Parent in the Room" on the world stage for a century, prior to Bush's eight-year disaster as "Bully in the Playground". Obama restored our status in two short weeks.

    What part of that can't you understand, O Angry Rethuglican Loser Mob?

    October 9, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Rita

    I like McCain's reaction. Republicans need to TAKE NOTES. McCain has been a CLASS ACT since Obama was elected, and I know that's hard considering all the ill feelings between parties.

    October 9, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  4. ed

    The DNC does not have to give any comment concerning President Obama achievements. The prize was awarded him by the committee whom represent the Noble Peace Prize and they have said it all.

    October 9, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  5. BJC

    Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. The president took office only 12 days earlier on January 20.
    I wonder how much this will cost the Us in the end? Oh, believe me it will cost us!

    October 9, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  6. David in West Virginia

    It wasn't the Democratic Party that awarded this prize, stupid. It was the International community who felt President Obama worthy of the prize. As an American, everyone should be pleased such an honor was bestowed on an American President.

    October 9, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. tonyt

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it gave the prize to Obama for his "efforts to strengthen international diplomacy," his "vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons" and for inspiring hope and creating "a new climate in international politics."

    I'm Surprise and Very Happy For Our President
    Congratulations Mr. President

    "All You Haters Direct your Questions To Norwegian Nobel Committee"

    October 9, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  8. Steve

    Unless you are a voting member of the Nobel Committee, I fail to see how your 'opinion' as to whether President Obama does or doesn't deserve a Nobel Prize is informed. However, from my perspective, here is a President who has significantly changed the tone of engagement between the US and the rest of the world, as well as enhancing the opinion of the world with regard to American foreign policy. We went from a 'Bring it on' mentality to actually sitting down with countries with which we have issues – everyone can judge as to whether this deserves a Nobel Prize, but this has taken an extraordinary amount of leadership considering where the Bush Administration left us, and the constant sniping of the Republican party.

    October 9, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. MC

    We woke up this morning to the news that the Republicans think that the President of the United States didn't earn an award bestowed upon him by a world body. Hey, there's a surprise. Last week they were happy we didn't get the Olympics. Wonder what they have in store for next week?

    This notion that the DNC has to justify what Obama did before the nominations were made is total nonsense. The DNC didn't determine who the honoree. Maybe Republicans don't know that. It is the Republicans self-proclaimed job to now tear the President down because they don't want anyone to think the change he promised is happening. The world respects our President. The crazed Republicans hate him.

    Why should this trouble Republicans anyway? When have they ever recognized that Peace is something of value? Did Obama beat out a Republican for the award. Has a Republican ever been nominated?

    October 9, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  10. Dixie Stover

    The GOP is choking with envy. If Obama were a GOP president the republicans would be dancing in the streets.

    October 9, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  11. yves anthony

    Thank to God , there are people in the republican party like senator John Mc Cain and Mike Huckabee. I am an independent voter and voted twice for George W.Bush. I've voted for president Obama this time, because oh what happened in the last 8 years. Now, I can proudly say that I was right. I did the right thing and will vote democrats again as long as we have a republican party that see politics before the country. As for Michael Steeles, wow, what's a scum
    bag he is. I believe as a republican, yes he has to defend and support the party, but it should done in a civil way. John McCain gives President Obama more respect as a white man than Michael Steele does as a black man. Don't missunderstand me, I don't expect Michael Steele to respect President Obama because both of them are blacks, but to be the first at any giving opportunity to trash him, there is no call for that. Remember before you were republican, you were black. Don't punish President Obama because he meets the AMERICAN DREAMS.
    Yves anthony, Naples

    October 9, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  12. Democrats are so HONEST

    Quit whining. Maybe Your new leader Sarah will win one......Or maybe she should hope in her dingy and scoot on over to Norway and make them give it to her. LOL!

    October 9, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  13. Joe Black

    How are Republicans NOT terrorists? They attack our President at every single chance they get, they support adminstrations whose policies encourage destruction, death, and torture, they carry guns to political rallies, they are outraged when an a fellow American wins the peace prize, they pass on racist chain e-mails like they're hot cakes, they disrespect the office of the Presidency by shouting at him like school children, they refuse to compromise-even if it means that innocent Americans will die due to lack of health care, et cetera. The republican party has more in common with Hamas than they do with the majority of Americans.

    October 9, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  14. Linda

    Give me a break! The Republicans do nothing but lie! They are rude, uncaring and it is true that their health care plan for Americans is that poor people die quickly. All they care about is the millions of dollars that insurance companies put into their reelection campaigns! How many of those who complain have parents on medicare and social security? How would they complain if we took away their free health coverage and retirements that we pay for while having crappy insurance and little retirememt? I am so sick of them.

    Congratulations to President Obama for changing the image of America in the world from war mongers( Bush Cheney) to peacemakers.

    October 9, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  15. Fred in NH

    And for the record, Obama does not have to pass Ed Rollin's test to earn it. The Nobel prize committe does not wait for his approval. Sorry Ed

    October 9, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  16. JDM

    I am a Dem that was shock that the Pres. won a Nobel until I read how the judges pick him. Now I have gotten used to the Rep hating.
    However, when other nations give your President an award, you should respect the honor as your honor and hold your hate for another day.

    October 9, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  17. Mark

    Obama's rock stardom is popular in Europe to but he hasn't achieved or really tried anything he campaigned on.

    Welcome to the unemployment line!

    October 9, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. Richie

    Shouldn't all this crap be directed somewhere near the Nobel committee? Let's just be happy for our President and get back to work!

    October 9, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. Young independent

    CIVIL WAR...CIVIL WAR...CIVIL WAR. Maybe the world will end in 2012 we all seem to be heading that way, and not because of the president but because, we as individulas are all starting to become so stubborn and pigheaded that our team is either winning or losing and will do what evers bad for the country just to make the other look even worse. Were all screwed!!! CIVIL WAR #2 here we come

    October 9, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Debbie


    Let me say this first. Although I agree that the Prize should have not be granted due to the fact that we must first see what the President has accomplish. It is just not enough time for him to have won that Prize.

    Having said that we must not resort to petty politics. What this award does is make Obama prove himself worthy of it. So we just have to wait and see.

    Now I do agree that the DNC or the Democrats should not call anyone extremist, angry mobs and the low down "Terrorist". That is disgraceful for any party to do that and I'm not a Republican nor a Democrat. This kind of rhetoric needs to stop, it will only hurt the Democratic Party in the end.

    We all need to take a deep breath and stop calling each other names and try to work together. I for one will only accept a Bi-Partisan health bill. If it's not Bi-Partisan the Democrats will pay, not matter what others say. This is too big of a bill for just one party to rule.

    Stand united as one!!!


    October 9, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  21. justin

    If its the GOP saying this, looks whos talking. From Palin and her rallies, we heard Obama being called a terrorist, socialist, communist, arab, and all she did was either agree or made them get more angry at Obama. Mccain on the other hand, when someone called Obama a terrorist, Mccain said he is not.

    Its not okay to call one party a terrorist, Democrat or Republican. Right now, the Mccains, Powell, and Snowe are the only few Republicans that are good.

    October 9, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  22. tonyt

    -Remember When They call Senator Obama A terrorists!

    October 9, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  23. Chris

    Cheers to the Nobel Peace Prize comittee that selected President Barak Obama. Cheers for their acknowledgement for all of his efforts to repair the carnage left behind from the previous administration regarding our reputation around the world.

    Cheers to President Obama for his valiant efforts, despite hatred, jealousy and yes, racism. What has he done? His administration, in just 9 months has begun to unravel the financial devastation created by 8 years of an incompetant, greedy, arrogant Republican regime that singlehandedly nearly destroyed “the American dream” and years of efforts to have peace and unity in the world.

    Jeers to Michael Steele for allowing himself to be used as a ‘front man” to advance a clandestine agenda – to convince the American people the conservative agenda is genuinely concerned about the ‘average Joe” when in fact all they care about is keeping the top 1% of America wealthy and obliterating the middle class!

    October 9, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  24. silas

    Hahaha Haters haters, Haters haters

    Lokk here RNC he has giving America an image around the world that America is a good country and talks to the Iran ppl bout disarming them of nuclear weapons.

    Common all these were things a certain man, W. BUSH didn't acheive in 8yrs in office

    October 9, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  25. J.Crobuzon

    . . . and if John McCain had been elected, he'd certainly have won the AARP's coveted Golden Meatball Award by now, so there! And Palin would have been Miss Congealed Reality or something, right?

    October 9, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
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