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Friday, October 9. 2009
The nominations closed on Feb 1, believe it or not. There were a number of worthy alternatives who have done real things.
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And was only 11 days into his administration when 0bama was nominated. Can the Nobel folks recognize greatness or what? /////
Here is the oddity:
As proud as I am to have an American (and a sitting president, no less, the first in about 90 years) as Nobel Peace Prize winner, I am confused over the reasons.
Obama HAD to be nominated roughly 2 weeks into the presidency meaning he'd done absolutely nothing when he was nominated.
So this is the Nobel HOPE for Peace Prize.
Pathetic wannabees all. Nobel Committee decided they had to do something to prop up a fast sinking Obama. Does the Nobel have any credibility left? It will last for all of a week before reality sets in. Then what? Worst President ever, worse than the other Nobel Laureate, Cahtah. Congressional Democrats would be wise to jump off this sinking ship, now taking on water faster than they can "bail". Now they know why the Brits have the "no confidence" motion to deal with losers like this.
It was the ABBies... You know, the "ANYBODY but Bush" crowd that nominated him. I think it is an embarrassment, but that makes me racist doesn't it? And possibly charged with a hate speech crime for writing it. And obviously something 'phobic for thinking it. George? George Orwell? Where are you?
Before the Obamania folks get too thrilled about this, they should remember that Yasser Arafat also won this tainted prize. And Jimmy Carter, the worst president of the 20th century. And that major idiot Al Gore. I wouldn't want to share the same space as any of those people, myself.
Fortunately for me, it'll never happen.
Recall that after Jimmah won the prize, one of the members of the committee that voted him the Nobel said it was done to spite Dubya.
How could you not remember that Yasser Arafat was winner. That's when I realized what the peace prize really meant.
Grigori Rasputin was unavailable, so they had to settle for the nearest best choice.
I can't seem to stop dry heaving. My fingers are stuck down my throat.
When I really grow up, I want to be a community organizer.
You know, as much as I am stunned by this, and consider the choice somehow LAME, I think the vitriol is misplaced. For one thing, it plays into the Obamaniacs' hands that we, as the opposition, are really just AGAINST OBAMA. It also carries the potential for the idiotic "racist" card. It also just sounds totally spiteful to be saying things against Obama for winning such a presitigious award.
So here is my take, and I hope many of you follow me in this, because it will deflate the Obamaniacs' egos and ultimately undermine their cult of personality as they view this award with a little PERSPECTIVE.
1. He was nominated 2 weeks after he was inaugurated. He'd done nothing then (still has done nothing up to now), but has shown the world a very good side of the United States because he is pleasant and looks good. So he may not have earned it, and that's indisputable, but he has altered the perception of the US (whether it's in a manner we agree with or not is meaningless).
2. He won the award, in reality, for the groundwork laid by ALL PREVIOUS US PRESIDENTS. While he got the award, his "perception" is meaningless without his predecessors. Had he not had Bush before him, not only would have been unlikely to have achieved the presidency, he would have not gotten the award. The US Presidency has, for years, played major roles in negotiating and defining solutions to world problems. Sometimes those solutions have required military action - and we have not been shy about using it. This is to the nation's credit - and Obama has benefited because he got the award as a benefit for being in a seat held by MANY previous peace loving men who laid a tremendous amount of groundwork that he has been lucky enough to gain from.
3. As US citizens, we should be proud that the US is recognized, no matter how, as a peace loving nation. It should matter little if Obama or Bill Gates (more deserving) won the award. As a US representative, the winner is less important than the nation in achieving peaceful solutions to world problems. Let Obama's name be on the award, but let the award define our nation.
4. As US citizens, we should continually REMIND Obama that the award is OURS, not his. We elected him, and without that election, he remains an obscure minor figure on the national stage, rather than a major figure on the world stage. He is nothing without the voting public - even those of us who did NOT vote for him, because he represents us.
5. As US citizens, we should continually REMIND Obama that his job is to fully represent us in a manner that will GENERATE PEACE - even if it means using the military. Thus, the award should not be a bribe to avoid increasing our presence in Afghanistan. The gains there (compared to the USSR's presence years ago) have come at a low cost, but remain fragile. It will require HIS COURAGE TO ENGAGE violence against those who oppose peace to make those gains permanent.
I am proud that a US representative has won. I think he is the wrong recipient, but that doesn't matter - we should be thankful we are being recognized for the years of work, the gallons of blood, and the billions of dollars spent attaining our position in the world so that Obama can have his ego stroked. This is OUR AWARD. Let him take it, let him call it his. But we know better. And that is all that matters. His ego will have a hollowness to it because he knows he didn't earn this. But we know, and we will remind him always, until he makes good on his promise.
This award is pure racism.
They did it because of his skin color.
They certainly didn't do it because of his non-pigment related accomplishments!
You know, it's hard for me to disagree...but I have to, simply because by saying this, you lower yourself to THEIR level.
It's important for all of us opposing Obama that we MUST remain ABOVE his supporters. His supporters are the lowest of the low. They are mindless, feeble people who have no incentive, no vision, and are seeking a leader.
He is a leader. But he is blind to anything but his ego and the praise heaped upon his undeserving plate. He believes spending billions of someone else's money to buy an office that allows him to shift money from those who have to those he feels deserve it means that he "earned" something.
Still...he is the president, and we MUST respect that office.
And we MUST act in a fashion that is morally acceptable. Stooping to "racism" for our reasoning is THEIR crucifix, not ours.
Your morals mean nothing to people who left morality behind 30 something years ago when it became fashionable to kill your baby.
People like you are why conservatives and Republicans are so damn irrelevant these days. "if we are only more polite than them..." blah blah.
You probably thought McCain was just the beez kneez too. Do you blame the loudmouths like me for his failure? He does.
The time is long past to fight- and here you are hoping for a seat at the table.
Oh Phil, get over yourself. This is obviously a sign that The Rapture has already happened. If you're still here and blathering, you've obviously bet on the wrong horse. From what I've been able to discern (with a little help from SP) is that the correct answer was "The Mormons". The rest of us are all doomed. On the other hand, we're getting free health care. See, try to look on the bright side of life. I look forward to One World, Free Drugs just like those little comic books you folks used to leave in phone booths predicted. I know it hurts to realize that your entire life was just a delivery mechanism to fulfill The Book, but tell it to the 'ho of Babylon. If only someone would have given that single mom a job, maybe we wouldn't be in this situation. But I suppose that's all water under the bridge now. Anyone seen my crack pipe?
I think all you folks are forgetting something, something real and tangible that Obama accomplished just a few short months ago that likely pushed him over the top for the Nobel peace prize selection committee.
As a commenter at another blog reminds us...
QUOTE That thing where he had that beer with the policeman must have been what clinched it.:
That, and all the assistance he gave selflessly to Henrietta Hughes.
Don't forget the I Love You Lady, too.
I love you Luther. Can you help me with my bills and other problems?
I wonder how Henrietta is doing?
Rick ... I agree that we must respect the office of President. I have, for 81 years now, even when it was difficult. But never more difficult than now, even when Slick Willie was having all those closet relationships with interns in the White House. But I do agree with Bill Kristol, who said on Fox News tonight that Obama should have been honest and ethical enough to reject the award, since he was nominated only a week or so after his inauguration and no one at that point had any clear idea of how he would trash the economy, our health care system and other major and faulty innovations of his Presidency. His record for innovation and helpful mandates so far, is zip-bubkis-nada-nothing.
I'm giving him the Matthews Big Mistake prize, a newly established award which has been endorsed by more than half of our American citizens in "flyover country," the last bastion of liberty in our fair country.
Stern letter follows.