A Top DNC official says the GOP is siding with terrorist because Michael Steele and the Taliban have stated the obvious; Obama has done nothing to advance peace.
A top Democratic National Committee official reacted furiously to a statement from Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele mocking -- and describing as "unfortunate" -- President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize."The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists - the Taliban and Hamas this morning - in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize," DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told POLITICO. "Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize - an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride - unless of course you are the Republican Party.
"The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It's no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore - it's an embarrassing label to claim," Woodhouse said.
Here are the statements made by Michael Steele and Zabihullah Mujahid that got the DNC official all worked up:
From The Wall Street Journal:
“The real question Americans are asking is, ‘What has President Obama actually accomplished?’ It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights,” RNC chairman Michael Steele said in a statement this morning. “One thing is certain – President Obama won’t be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action.”
“We have seen no change in his strategy for peace. He has done nothing for peace in Afghanistan. He has not taken a single step for peace in Afghanistan or to make this country stable… We condemn the award of the Noble Peace Prize for Obama. We condemn the institute’s awarding him the peace prize. We condemn this year’s peace prize as unjust,” said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
Both statements are painfully obvious. Obama has yet to accomplish anything in regards to advancing peace. At this early stage in his presidency, there is still a real possibility that his actions could degrade peace throughout the world. Why is pointing this out so wrong?
Even voices on the left find Obama currently unworthy of a Peace Prize. How come they are not thrown into the same lot as the Taliban?