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. Reformed Republican

    DUCK! Here comes the right-wing slime machine spewing their hate and jelousy all over the place.

    Can't wait to hear Ruchblo, Bill-o and Beck-erhead's comments – they will be hate personified....

    October 9, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. white female

    How childish, these repubs, and conservaties remarks are so shameful, jealous, and sad. When will it stop people, please stop the hatefulness. It's time to move on.
    This such a great day for the world, and President Obama. Stop the sillyness, grow up people. We all know what these comments are about, let it go please, and open your minds to world peace at some point in your life this has to stop growing like a cancer in your body, all the name calling and hatefulness.
    Congr's Mr. President keep up the good work for those of us who so agree with you, We are so proud of what you re doing for this country, and the world. We will back you all the way to the peace line in this world for change.

    October 9, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Roni G

    It is shameful for both parties! Americans are so sick and tired of it!
    I did not vote for Obama. I consider myself a conservative and usually vote that way–but when I first learned early this morning that Obama won the Nobel peace prize I was first surprised then, happy...not for Obama but for America. And to give Obama credit, I'm more satisfied with his foreign affairs than his domestic. So while I disagree with a many of his policies and the role of federal government–I want him to enjoy this honor and use this momentum to accomplish much for our country and the world.

    October 9, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. T

    I think that Obama does deserve the Nobel Peace Prize because he is the first Afriacn American President and that's a huge accomplishment. In addtion, it will force him to cntinue to do what's right for the country.

    October 9, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. demo no mas

    This does nothing to elevate Obama's status among those who worship him or lower it among those who hate him. What it does is tell me that the award is nothing more than a political platitude with cash attached. You can give me the cash now and ship me the award at your convenience.

    October 9, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  6. Suwanavi

    Perhaps Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his Audacity of Hope. He has inspired nations around the world to pursue diplomatic solutions. He is working toward some very tough goals with no help from the war-mongers who still think the USA can bully its will upon the rest of the world, despite ample evidence that the strategies of the last 8 years have isolated the USA, not our enemies. I am proud of his leadership.

    October 9, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  7. David

    What has Obama done to deserve a peace prize in the first 9 months of his administration, let alone the first two weeks, (the Nobel prize voting deadline was about two weeks after Obama took office)? Sad to say, but the SNL skit on Obama was dead on.

    October 9, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. Jon Krieger

    I thought when Yassir Arafat got the prize that was pretty bad,but this is much worse!Name one thing that Obummer has done to deserve this?All he does is constantly ridicule his own country and make America look weak!!

    October 9, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  9. Jerry

    Sour grapes. They are trying to remember last time one of them won a prize for anything, much less the Nobel.

    October 9, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  10. jim

    Prior to Obama taking the presidency, his face was known throughout the world as a changing figure in American politics. Can you name who is running for election in any other country? Probably not. His powerful presence couple with a positive message was probably a huge indicator of why he won. Did I also mention that he's black and won the presidential election in a very racist country? That seems like a peaceful / hopeful offering to the world.

    Even if the guy had proven time and time again his peaceful intents – the right would complain.

    October 9, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. floridian

    First, congratulations to our President. Second, let us sit back and reflect on what the Nobel Peace committee's message is in awarding this Prize to President Obama. It certainly is NOT for his to-date accomplishments, as they stated. It is for the hope that they believe he is bringing to the peace process. Let us give him and his administration the time to bring about the "hoped for" accomplishments. If he is found wanting at the end of his term(s) then we can judge this award. If he is successful we will all be the better for it and will look back and say "well done, NPP committee". Let us all pray for the latter result and hope it occurs with no risk to our national security.

    October 9, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  12. eli

    The Repub achievement guide;start a war in Afghanistan, stop in the middle of the war and tell a big lie to start another one on Iraq.Advertise mission accomplished without doing your home work.
    Be in power for 8yrs turning a surplus to a deficit, turning the whole
    country into a mess with job losses and so on and so forth. There is a lot of work to do. The party of NO and Rush Limbaugh should fall in line to move this country forward.

    October 9, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. What will you have him to do

    So, he wins an award. One that he does not register for and was not aware of, but he wins. What will you have him to do? Call the committee and say...Thanks but no thanks. Did LeBron James get a $90 or more million dollar endorsement contract before even signing with the Cavaliers? Are there people out there who have won something for nothing? Did anyone hear of them given it back? I'm sorry Nike but I would like to touch the basketball before being paid that much money. He might not be the greatest player, but does he live up to the expectation of greatness? So, can Obama live up to the epxectation of Peace. That is truly the reason I voted for him because of what he embodied...HOPE! So, forgive a person for hoping that things will change and that moderate peace will happen. It took 43 presidents (with more than one term) to get us in the mess we are in and now we expect this one guy #44 (lucky #44) to get us out of this mess. I mean can we all agree that he is not the Messiah but one that listens to the Messiah and prays to God for guidance. Once the people stop seeing him as a Messiah, then they will try to have patience enough to let a normal man who happens to be president get us out of years of trouble....I mean, really – if he can deliver all problems within in his first year...then I think I might just call him Great, but never the THE Anointed ONE!!!!

    October 9, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Taylor

    What is shameful is the WORLD recognized the President of the United States as a peace maker and yet the Republicans still cannot find it in their heart to appreciate a good standing in the world again.
    America lost it's moral standing in the World under the last administration at least we can come back to the table with our heads held high again.
    Shame Shame Shame on the Republicans this is the United States.

    To answer the question what has he done? he has done alot in the 9 months as President than the Republicans have done in the last 8 years and this is only the begining.

    Michael Steel ought to be ashamed of himself he ought be ashamed to be called a human being.

    October 9, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. Susan

    When people question why we feel it not right that he got the award, just ask them what he did to earn it after being in office less than two weeks when the nominations closed out. I bet they can't come up with a thing and that should shut them up.

    October 9, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  16. Shirley In California

    Do you really want to know why President Obama won the Nobel prize – because God doesn't like ugly and that's exactly what the republicans were when they cheered against OUR country getting the Olympics. Ugly, disgusting, spiteful, unruly and shameful. Let this be a lesson to you be careful what you ask for – you just might get it but not in the way you asked....

    October 9, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  17. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    It is not up to Democrats (or Repubican'ts for that matter) to outline/explain/enumerate the accomplishments that caused the Nobel committee to consider, then select our (OUR) President for this honor.
    If you cannot understand why they selected him, ASK THE NOBEL COMMITTEE!

    October 9, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  18. Reagan was wrong

    The GOP is no longer a conservative party, it's an oppose-anything-Obama-does party.

    You should do like I've been doing for the past 4 or 5 months and just ignore them altogether.

    October 9, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  19. Gerry

    By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama the World Community has given the president a vote of confidence that he is leading the USA and the World Community in the proper direction. The USA and the World Community suffered greatly under the abuse of the Bush Administration. We need and we have a President who has a vision of how our society and the World Community can be changed to best meet the needs of the human beings that are alive today and those who will succeed us. Hip Hip Hooray for President Barack Obama. The Nobel Committee has made a wise choice and the President deserves to accept the Award.

    October 9, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  20. MikeH

    I like Obama. I am extremely grateful that he, and not Sarah Palin, is in the White House. I am not happy with some of Obama's actions, or inactions, but overall think he is doing ok given the excremental conditions handed to him by the previous administration.

    That said, it's not his fault he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize, and it should NOT have been awarded to him. This is the fault of the Nobel Committee. This award needs to be awarded for accomplishments, not hopefulness. Maybe Obama will earn the award later, but that hasn't happened yet.

    The Nobel Committee damaged it's own credibility.

    October 9, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  21. lmj

    I may be a little confused. Why does the DNC have to explain the Noble Prize? I thought the Nobel committee did the voting. I guess when your only job is to criticize, then all you can do is criticize.

    Yeah, that's the ticket!!

    October 9, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  22. JoAnne Davis

    I am embarrassed by the Republican response to our President receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

    The entire country should be soo proud of him. There should be public service announcements made on every station and radio channel congratulating him.

    We are finally being recognized for the great things we are trying to do for this world.

    At least half of United States and the rest of the whole world recognized his good heart.

    October 9, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  23. tonyt

    They Can Sure Dish It. But Can't Take It!
    They'll Never Change
    RNC, GOP, Right Wingers, Birthers 99.9% White!
    Hey Steele Have Youi Broaded That Base Yet?

    October 9, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  24. afp

    Who was the RNC talking about? I think those comments had to have been made after lookikng at themselves in a mirror.

    October 9, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  25. Minnesotan

    First of all, those screamers and haters at the town halls were borderline terrorists. They had no expectations of hearing out a debate on much needed health care. Second of all, terrorizing our Nation with phony fears and jumbled up negative rhetoric is basically terrorism. Its what the GOP understands first and formost and they use it to no end.

    Where are the GOPs ideas? Where? Nothing! Not a word about how to fix our problems except "reduce taxes" and "free market" mumbo jumbo. If you have nothing constructive to say shut the f@#k up!!

    Obama has brought debate and diplomacy to the world instead of sabre rattling and cowboy bloviating. THAT is why he got the Nobel for peace. THAT is the accomplishment that earned him the award.

    October 9, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
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