DNC: Republicans Siding With Terrorists on Nobel Prize

(AP)
Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse is suggesting Republicans are siding with terrorists in their criticism of President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award.

"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," Woodhouse said in a statement.

Woodhouse was responding to comments like this one, from Republican National Committee chief Michael Steele: "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."

Said Woodhouse: "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."

He added: "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."

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