The most common Republican response was a mixture of (in translation) "it won't work because it involves diplomacy" with "it better not work because I'm not giving Obama credit for this thing." But a few were extra special:
That's a very subtle, adult slam right there. And since neither Fleischer nor his old boss, George W. Bush, has a Q in his name, it's hard to respond in kind by saying something like "You can't spell 'too many people dead and too much money wasted in Iraq' without [PERSON'S NAME]." Darn. But of course one big reason the public is likely not to share in Republican outrage at Obama trying to use diplomacy is because, thanks to Bush, we're sick of wars and not eager to bomb any more Middle Eastern countries.
In short, Secretary of State John Kerry pretty much nailed it when he said "Gee, you mean the members of the other party are criticizing the president? I can't imagine that."