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. Butch

    Interesting..... I bet his head grew a couple of hat-sizes larger!

    April 1, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. PEDRO

    Way to take a light-hearted holiday, largely for children, and turn it into a mean-spirited comment on the President. Why don't you go eat your sour grapes some place else kids.

    April 1, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. FM

    Instead of using their precious time joking, why can't they use it trying to solve their problems, as there is everyday negative news about their Party.

    April 1, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. sherry

    Leave it to the republican party to do something spiteful.....its just in their nature I suppose. Not very classy if you ask me.

    April 1, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  5. cesan

    Don't be surprised if at the end of the day – all of these Republican praises come true – and, he ends up with a 2nd election and being the Best President Ever. Speak those good words over him.

    April 1, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Wisconsonite - Repeal & Replace the Republican Party!

    I've always said that Republicans have nasty, bitter senses of humur. This just proves me right. Democrats should come right back and say that "Republicans decided to do their jobs and participate in the healing of our country today!" April (as with every other month) Fools = GOP!

    April 1, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. Gary

    Liberals could do a similar prank ad about Bush and the Conservatives but I don't think anyone would want to waste the money it would cost for a 23 hour commercial just for a prank.

    April 1, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. Edward Veidt

    More childish behavior from the right-wing. Sad.

    April 1, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  9. Mister Ed

    The GOP spent months making certain that ObamaCare would be "broken". They did everything the could to be certain that the idea would not have a fair chance. And now they are wasting time making childish YouTube videos about unicorns. It seems that the country is becoming deeply divided between two distinctly different philosophies that are both very much American.

    April 1, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. Phil from Indiana

    That's great – I think a good April Fool's Day gag for the Democrats would be to praise Republicans for their Pro-Life stance by saying:

    "We especially appreciate that the Republican party is genuinely pro-life, does not at all use the anti-abortion stance as political posturing, and is completely consistent with their stance on everything from the death penalty to welfare."


    April 1, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. julibear

    I could healthcare reform as a promise KEPT!

    April 1, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  12. julibear

    I 'count' it as a promise kept, not could. Sorry grammar nazi's.

    April 1, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  13. Reggie


    April 1, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  14. lolly

    they shuld stick to no ideas, this isnt funny nor interesting

    April 1, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  15. mindbodythoughts

    We have serious problems in this country and I'm not sure making light of them is something the wise person would do.

    April 1, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  16. Anonomous

    The maturity level dropped kind of low don't you think ?

    April 1, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  17. DJ in TX

    Just as we were fooled by the GOP and President Bush. The spiraling deficit started under YOUR watch. The GOP grew the government more than anytime before and now they claim to know how to handle fiscal responsibility. Please tell me what in the GOP past has shown they can do any better..............................

    April 1, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Can they find solutions to our problems instead of playing like children's?
    Is this what we elect them for?..please sop all this mindless games grow up and go to work.

    April 1, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  19. tjaman

    I'm wondering if _they_ even know what they mean when they demand "transparency." One thing's certain: The GOP has proven to be home to the biggest April Fools of all. Boehner and McConnell celebrate all year long.

    April 1, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  20. Peter Scotto

    There is something unrelievedly juvenile about the current Republican mentality. They act like a nasty bunch of junior high-school bullies, who have no idea how to do anything serious, and they take out their frustration by demeaning people who do.

    It's all very sad. What's happened to the party of real patriots and statesmen like Dwight Eisenhower, James Baker, and Ronald Regan (to name a few) ?

    April 1, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  21. Miguel in NY

    I've got a good April Fool's joke: the GOP is full of good ideas as an alternative to Obama's policies! Here's another one: Sarah Palin wins the Nobel Peace Prize!

    April 1, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  22. mel

    When will we as a country realize that this is not helping us come together to solve the major issues we have. I don't see how making our president a joke is appropriate or acting as a leader. Grow up, it is time to get out of the sand box and become an adult.

    April 1, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  23. Charlie in Maine

    Hey GOP the joke is on you. Sure he hasn't fulfilled all his promises. (especially with you clowns standing in the way) but compared to your last President he is all you joke about and more.

    April 1, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  24. Stacy R.

    I am tired of Republicans disrespecting the President. When Bush and Cheney were in office it was considered criminal to say anything even slightly out of line. Mr.Obama is our President, like him or not he was voted into office by the people!!! Respect our choice and show Respect to OUR PRESIDENT!!!!

    April 1, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  25. Denver

    Hahahaha. UHHH> Wait this joke sucked to the suck degree. RNC why don't you go spend anothe $1900 on stripper beatings and go get bent

    April 1, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
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