April 1st, 2010
06:36 PM ET
10 years ago

Republicans celebrate April Fools by praising Obama

Republicans are praising President Obama on April Fools Day.

Republicans are praising President Obama on April Fools Day.

(CNN) - National Republicans praised President Obama Thursday and declared that he has "kept all his promises" and is "truly the greatest president ever."

No, this is not an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” It's an April Fools Day joke from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

In a new Web video, the GOP organization tasked with regaining control of the Senate this November, cheers Obama for solving global warming "by replacing cars with low-emission unicorns” and achieving an unemployment rate of "negative 39 percent," among other “accomplishments.”

If it wasn’t already clear, the committee quickly said it's only joking:

"Get real,” an announcer abruptly said. “ObamaCare is just the latest in a long list of broken promises by the liberals in Washington. No transparency. A government takeover of health care. And even more jobs threatened by billions in mandatory new health care costs. Promise after promise…broken. Don't be fooled by Obama and the Democrats in Congress."

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soundoff (301 Responses)
  1. Fools all year 'round

    And the GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility and family values ...

    Fools, period!

    April 1, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. Truthmatterz

    Very cute. Too bad that they believe life is like a sitcom and everything should be solved in 30 minutes. What kind of video would they make showing what they had accomplished after 8 years in power?
    I imagine they prefer to ignore that.

    April 1, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Michael

    I have a "April Fool" for repuglicans! After 8 years of George Bush and repuglican majorities President Obama took over with a surplus of 5 trillion dollars! Repuglicans left this countr with a balanced budget, no Wars, no nuclear conflicts, no Wall Street, Banking, Mortgage, Auto, Eduction or Healthcare crisis! Also, rep[uglicans all signed on to pass the "Stimulus Bill" and the "Healthcare Bill! Repuglicans ostrisized the Tea Party movement, the Supreme Court, Beck, Cantor, Boner, Limpballs and O'reilly! WHAT A YEAR FOR BIPARTISANSHIP! APRIL FOOL AMERICA!

    April 1, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. dave

    sounds like a Michael Steele idea

    April 1, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  5. Deborah/kansascity

    Reject, Remove, and Replace all do nothing obstructionist, hypocrit, Republicans now!

    April 1, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. sherry

    Real funny repubs....They just dont like the fact that they were the party of the worst president in history.....so they are wishing that Obama fails.....that wont happen, hes already acheived more to help this country than Bush did in his 8 years. If you can get Sarah in office she might pass Bush up as the worst.

    April 1, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. John

    That was kinda funny. They needed different music though.

    April 1, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. What goes around

    It's pretty clear who the fools are here. Stop trying to be so cute and start putting governing first!

    April 1, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Jason B.

    "...but please continue to be fooled by the stuff we keep promising too."

    April 1, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  10. lisa

    What a woeful attempt at creativity. Why send time and energy making our country at better place when you can sit around atempting to blame others for a situation the republican party created? Contrary to popular RNC belief, there are Americans capable of independent thought, and those of us who are are being further and further alienated by the ridiculous actions of the RNC.

    April 1, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. horse

    this demonstrates the biggest problem for the GOP...republicans aren't funny. everybody everywhere is annoyed by unfunny people trying to be funny.

    silly, stupid GOP.

    April 1, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  12. HypocriCNN...And Again, And Again!

    With The Scandal That Is Currently Going On With The Republican Party, They Should Spend Less Time Making Jokes. That's Because A Bystander Won't Know Which Is Which!

    April 1, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  13. john

    Obama IS the April fool.

    April 1, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  14. Susan

    Well, this finally does it for me. The Republicans are idiots.

    April 1, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  15. minnie

    I find it really difficult to believe that adults would actually do this!
    Totally classless!

    April 1, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  16. Awesome

    Yet another shining example of the Maturity of the Republican Party.

    I usually don't flat out bash republicans (I despise fanatics on both sides of the aisle), but this current trend of them playing the sulking child has got to end. Way to lead by example.

    April 1, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  17. Zoe

    More tasteless behavior that reminds me all the more why I voted Democrat.

    April 1, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  18. key

    My junior high student is not as juvenile. Embarrassing

    April 1, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  19. Todd A

    When the republicans were in power, the democrats pointed out very clearly in articulate language and dialog what was wrong with the system. Now, just like when Clinton was president, the republicans have nothing to fault the president for politically so they have resort to lies and personal attacks.

    It is just sad and republicans should be ashamed.

    April 1, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  20. moe

    the republican party is one big joke everyday.

    April 1, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  21. Roberto

    Republicnas, please say it loud. The president has not been able to meet his promises because he did not know how bad the country was left by GEORGE W. BUSH

    April 1, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  22. Richard

    Republians are just so funny...Here's a better April Fool's Joke...Republicans will take back the House and Senate in November and repeal Healthcare...Haha, what a joke. Why isnt anyone in the press reminding people that Reoubs actually CANNOT repeal healthcare. Republicans...maybe they should just stick to comedy because governing isnt their thing.

    April 1, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  23. IKHAN

    What a show of adolescence from those who stake their claim to guiding this nation's destiny.
    When we are struggling to gain our lost prestige & clout ,thanks to Bush-Cheney mockery of leadership, the Repubs with their lack of intellect & lack honesty of purpose come out with this childish prank.
    They are really show casing what a great party they are.

    April 1, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  24. Avg Guy in Red State Kansas

    Jeez... Even when the GOP tries to be funny it can't quite carry it off. Once again Republicans have demonstrated they'll use any opportunity deride the President and health care reform.

    When the November elections have come and gone Republicans may need to own up to the fact that they're the ones who have been relegated to a fantasy world where only they believe their own bulls**t.

    April 1, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  25. Ralph

    April 1st or any other day, the GOP is a joke.

    April 1, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
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