Political Circus: GOP 'endorses' Obama 2012 bid
April 1st, 2011
12:57 PM ET
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Political Circus: GOP 'endorses' Obama 2012 bid

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

April Fools!

President Obama should be re-elected in 2012, according to a spoof re-election ad paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

"Today, we celebrate a president that brought Americans together (images then appear of Tea Party protests) ... celebrate the end to our dependence on American energy (image showing gas prices, referring to U.S. dependence on foreign oil).
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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Concerned Voter

    I guess they want to endorse a candidate that's going to win this time.........

    April 1, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    In 2008, there were too many "November Fools".

    April 1, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. John

    With this year's crop of candidates the GOP could as well be endorsing Obama for real. Good luck on 2012, they are going to need it.

    April 1, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  4. Flipper

    Ha ha...it's humorous and clever. The Left will hate it.

    April 1, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Gotta favor the guy who should be easy to beat, if you are the GOP.

    April 1, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  6. shhhh

    Finally the GOP got something right. Yes vote for Obama. Everyone says Obamas approval rating I low.. But guess what. Jobs are back up and the econommy is turning around. Let's see what kind of GOP scare tactics and Lies will come out.

    April 1, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. FM

    GOP endorsing the President for 2012????? These people do not know that they are playing with fire. It is going to burn them and leave a lot of ashes behind.

    April 1, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. gmh

    Yes........We need a Democarat in office at least another 4 years to clean up the mess left by Bush's 8 years. YES....4 MORE YEARS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 1, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  9. Dave

    Ah, yes... More lame rhetoric from the GOP. Then again, this stuff plays perfectly to their base – toothless idiots who take their talking points from Fox Noise because they are too dumb to come up with original thoughts of their own.

    Way to go, GOP! So much for shattering stereotypes…

    April 1, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. terry,va

    The only fool out there is Obummie. Ignorance is bliss except in the white house. Anyone but Obummie in 2012. Jeffro Bodine of the Beverly Hillbillies would be a better choice.

    April 1, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. kimberly

    AH- more name calling and childish, ignorant rantings from the right...SURPRISE!

    April 1, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. one voice

    President Obama is our only choice to continue to lead us forward. If the RIDICULOUS RIGHT would just get out of the way, we would be farther into our recovery from the FAILED POLICIES OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. Overturn the Citizens United decision, kick all the right wing Lobbiests out of Washington and get these supporters of the right wing to vote in their best interest(Democrat), we would be lookin good.

    April 1, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  13. T'sah from Virginia

    ["Today, we celebrate a president that brought Americans together (images then appear of Tea Party protests) ...]
    And as those crowds get smaller, more Americans wonder how and why it manifested
    What really brought on the UPROAR when 5-10 years ago it was silent and unknown?
    Could it be the electing of someone that was difficult to grasp the REAL reason why it got “overblown”?

    Democrats need to bounce back and rebuttal EVERY ad the PUB put out with their own version of it!! Run it in the same states so people will STOP believing the lies coming from the RIGHT!!!

    April 1, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |

    . . . mmmmmmmmmkay. What alternatives have the GOP offered? Oh, I almost forgot. Nothing.

    April 1, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  15. diridi

    I don't care whether it is April fool or not, i vote for O-B-A-M-A.....period....o.k...

    April 1, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  16. FactCheck

    Unemployment is down, stock market is rising and houses in my neighborhood have actually been selling, The joke is completely on you GOP.

    April 1, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. lforlegend

    The repugs are the real fools and they didn't wait 'til April Fools' day to get that way. They surely duped some Americans and they bought into the repugs; foolishness about reducing this and reducing that. They are the party of no substance, nothing foolish about that.

    April 1, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republicans have a perverted sense of humor. Remember when Boner said "So be it," when he found out that the GOP budget will cause the loss of 700,000 jobs? How about Cantor saying that the house can make a bill a law without senate or presidential approval? My favorite republican joke is to build a huge national debt with unfunded wars and tax cuts for the wealthy, and make the middle class and seniors pay for it.

    April 1, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |