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. Rush is to far left

    If Obamacare is so great, why does he still have to sell it??? Doesn't apply to him or congress, yet we are expected to be happy with it?

    How much more damage will he be allowed to do to this country?

    All you racists that are still supporting Obama need to wake up. I hope enough have awakened that after november he is reduced to a lame duck, that will reduce the damage he can do to america.

    I guess destroying america is all part of his plan. During the campaign he mentioned the "57" states of america. Hmmmm, interesting slip, why not "49" or "51." Both more logical slips than "57." He could have been subconsciously telling us his beliefs. There are "57" Islamic states. Now I'm not necessarily a conspiracy theorist, but if it walks like a duck..............

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

    Another set of propaganda. The republican philosophy is to let business run rampant and outsource out Jobs. Repetition of lies. Such a wonderful April's Fool Joke. By the folks that told you that allowed Wall Street to rip off the country and telling us that Iraq had WMD's. Hurray. Very, very funny. Not.

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    April 1, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  3. opticecho

    not funny, nice try ...

    April 1, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. Lara

    Are these people actually adults? Silly, childish, vengeful, mean, and simply ridiculous...that's what I see in that party. No matter where you stand politically, one has to recognize the vast difference in tactics. I'd rather deal with adults.

    April 1, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. justin

    These morons can't even be funny. How dumb is this. If this crap is what they want to waste GOP money on then let these idiots do it.

    April 1, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Nicole, Renton, WA

    The Republican Party just keeps getting classier and classier...

    April 1, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. Russ

    Oh, Wow, that was really clever of the Republicans. Nobody probably saw through that until they said something. Now, does this not solidify just how childish the Republican Congressman and the party is? They can't put forth any real legislation, just fight and stomp their feet at whatever the Democrats present, but they have time for practical, albeit infantile, jokes. Just no hope for these people.

    April 1, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  8. mike

    Well, if anyone would know about broken promises, it would be a republican.

    April 1, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. MP--VA

    What a joke! I love the Republicans calling out the Democrats for having "a long list of broken promises." That may be true, but if the Republcans would just take a moment to turn around, they would see their own trail of broken promises behind them, too. Also, according to Politifact, Obama made 501 campaign promises, and, to date, has kept 102 of them, broken 17, compromised on 35, has had 85 stalled, and currently has 262 of them in the works.

    April 1, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. Judy

    Is this all the republicans can come up with. The joke is on them – they are the true JOKE – Get a life

    April 1, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  11. Debra Knox

    I am an independent but this smacks of more childish behavior on their side. I guess bi-partisanship is just yet another Washington myth. I believe the American public is sick of it. We all need help and both sides should be working together.

    In view of the recent news about the shenanigans during a recent trip me thinks everyone should stop throwing stones.

    April 1, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. john

    how clever and imaginative....maybe those rethuglicans aren't so bad after all....but then again.....what's the date today?

    April 1, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. Amy

    Oh my god that's SOOOOOOO funny!

    Oh wait, no it's just lame. What else did I expect from a bunch of old white dudes?

    April 1, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  14. Voice uv reesun

    After being accused by the Dems for months/years of having no agenda, it's nice to see the Senate Republicans are finally using their time constructively to make the country a better place to live in.

    Wrong are the Dems for charging them with being the party of no!! This hilarious web ad proves it!

    April 1, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  15. Mike Mc

    haha you cynical bastards...I think a better April Fools Day gag wouldve been a statement to the press that the G.O.P. has a positive, non-reactionary vision for the future of our nation..that would've been HILARIOUS!!!

    Have fun at the tea bag party you guys!!!! The other 70% will be over here moving the country forward.

    April 1, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  16. Recreator

    The biggest joke today which is true, I sorry to say, Is that the Republican Party is a waste of time because they have made no real effort to work with our new president. From the start of his presidency they have said no and blocked all paths to accomplish goals and efforts to make the United States a better place and a friendlier place to live.

    April 1, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  17. Gary

    Whoa! Hilarious. Better stick to real punchlines like Sarah Palin. Or here's an April Fool's joke: The GOP is supporting bondage clubs. Oops, that's actually true. Won't work.

    April 1, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  18. daniel

    How about stop wasting time on jokes and get your butts to work for this country!! You should have said "no" to that.

    April 1, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  19. TomInRochNY

    It was funny up to a point. The punch line needs a lot of work. Why don't you work on it Rs. Or, better yet, start working on anything else.

    April 1, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  20. Rethuglicans

    bad taste. They are so pathetic. It's sickening.

    April 1, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  21. phillybilly

    Why don't they spend their "creative thinking" time trying to solve problems instead of criticizing the other party. I've yet to hear any clearly stated solutions to the problems that vex the country.

    April 1, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  22. Kathy

    I see the Republicans are still whinning!! Remember you did not even come close to doing as much as President Obama has done so far when you were in charge.

    All this Conservatism will not help the problems we have only hold us back from the inevitable needs of the country and make it worse.

    April 1, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  23. Tom

    It's refreshing to see that the greatest fools of all, the Republicans, can still maintain their sense of humor.

    April 1, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  24. AK

    That's mature.

    April 1, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  25. chris

    These squares have a sense of humor? Well, I learn something new everyday. Now, get back to your hate mongering.

    April 1, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
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