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. Ken in NC

    Low-Emission Unicorns? Republicans might be on to something there. Maybe they should pull their caucus together and see if they can manage to birth one. If they can do that then the nation could have a good reasonable source of transportation as fast a Republicans can reproduce them.

    APRIL FOOLS That is them. APRIL FOOLS or just plain FOOLS.

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

    An even better one would have been if they actually proposed some IDEAS. Now THAT would be a joke!

    April 1, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. FactCheck

    The DNC praised the GOPs role in helping spur economic growth by their using donor money at S&M themed clubs. That is "trickle down economics" at its best.

    April 1, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. felicia

    What a bunch of dummies

    April 1, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  5. April First

    Hilarious. If there's a shortage of doctors, wouldn't this create a demand for them? If you're in med school, you would think the health care law would be a good thing for creating jobs. The Republican Senate Committee is really just a group of Lucifer's disciples cloaking itself in a blanket of "religion" to fool God-fearing people to vote for them so they can wreak havoc in the world. Haha, I'm only joking. April Fools.

    April 1, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Andrew

    Finally something creative and non-violent from the Republicans!

    April 1, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Scott, Tucson

    obama being president is the greatest joke ever, just too bad we got to put up with him until 01/2013.

    April 1, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  8. BobH

    Wow, how incredibly clever. I love how they have to explicitly tell their audience that they're joking.

    April 1, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  9. Missy M

    You just have to laugh sometimes. A little bit of good humored ribbing can help ease tension, and in Washington, those guys need a good laugh.

    April 1, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. John

    You missed the part where they say "the only way to make the fear go away is to give us money"

    April 1, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. Donatella

    Republicans are such losers it's almost laughable, did anybody see John Stewart the other night when they did that spoof about Michael Steele it was hysterical, also they showed Sarah Palin and McCain on Fox News she was running her mouth a mile a minute and old man McCain was getting visably irritable, hysterical, somebody said it was more like a roast because she kept saying how old he was.

    April 1, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  12. hongli

    The Republican Party is a party of TUGS,LIARS,PORN-LOVERS,RACISTS and MONEY-GRABBERS. Oh! Don't forget it's a PARTY OF "NO".

    April 1, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  13. Doug,lib jersey

    Just go with the facts. Look at how the people who live in lib cities like Detroit, Washington DC, Chicago ETC have done with Decades of Democrats controlling their lives.

    A hundred times more Americans have died in our major cities over the last 40 years thanks to Democrats running the show than in all of the wars over that period combined!

    April 1, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. Ben Dover

    He is the pinnacle of all Presidents to date – according to the sheep out there. That was a great joke. Especally since all of it is true and that particularly scary negative 39% unemployment rate really brings it into focus. He really knows how to LEAD!!

    April 1, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  15. Val

    in my opinion Obama is a great president, he has come to change things for the better. However he has not kept all of his primises. In a T.V. interview he mentioned the DREAM act, Mr. Obama said " Something that we can do immediately that I think is very important is to pass the Dream Act, which allows children who through no fault of their own are here but have essentially grown up as Americans, allow them the opportunity for higher education"
    Nothing has been done immediately about it. He also promised the hispanic community who voted for him that he would make the immigration reform a top priority the first year. It's been 2 year and the immigration reform it's not even a top priority now. He did not keep THIS promise, but i trust he will fix the broken immigration system, now or later.

    April 1, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  16. Eimerd

    Hopefully the joke is on them in November. Their only goal is to promote themselves an their wallets, lets kick them out in November.

    April 1, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  17. Amanda

    Wow, glad the Republicans have time for this but no time to help move our country forward. Are they just a bunch of children? I'm ashamed to say I'm a registered Republican.

    April 1, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  18. Marmayogi

    "GREEDY" GOP do not know what to do now?? So went mentally defected.

    April 1, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  19. Danny Cali

    Get real GOPer, I don't know what Party's broken promises? Look, your Republican't did nothing when G. W. B was President and he just took American tax to health other Country like Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan only so don't be fooled with American dream please. President Obama Change American and care for American go for it.

    April 1, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  20. Ranger Jay

    Stupid is as stupid does...

    Should play well with the tea party crowd.

    April 1, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  21. Adam

    Yes this is really what we need, more jaded and cynical politics.

    Get real GOP, you caused this mess and then you have the audacity to mock Obama for trying?

    Maybe if Bush spent more time working and less time vacationing we wouldnt be in this mess. .. oh wait who am i Kidding Bush was a total dummy, the less time maybe the better, although Im sure that just Let Cheney run the show

    April 1, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. Brian

    This clearly shows that Republicans have zero respect for the President and the office. I think this will back-fire on them come November. You may not like Obama, but he is our President, the one who was voted in office by the majority, and the office deserves a little more respect than the bubble-gum heads from the NRSC.

    April 1, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  23. andrewstl

    wow they realy are hurting.

    republicans really need to find a vice.

    April 1, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  24. kyrianmege

    This will turn out to be a reality at the end.... All you Republicans can go ahead and show more of your hatred towards President Obama while he fight everyday to make things good for everybody including all of you.

    April 1, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  25. John Benoit

    I'm glad that the Republican lawmakers are taking their job just as seriously as they do any other day. What a childish way of criticizing President Obama's policies and goals. This kind of video is clearly meant only to incite more baseless outrage from the GOP's new core constituency of tea party members and the like. When will we return to thoughtful debate that puts the hard working people of this great country ahead of our petty differences?

    April 1, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
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