perverse opposing

Republicans see the award as so outrageous that they’re using it to raise campaign money.

Mark Morford:

Republicans scoff at Obama’s Nobel win, say Sarah Palin should’ve won for her work locating Russia on a map.

“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.”

“Rush Limbaugh argued that it was an attempt by elites in the world to encourage Obama “to emasculate the United States.””