Friday, October 09, 2009

Real Reasons Behind Nobel Prize Award

The real reasons the Nobel Prize Committee unanimously awarded President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize:

10. The rest of the world doesn’t like the GOP either
9. International code for slamming Bush
8. Express gratitude to USA for electing a human being
7. Mock GOP sentiments and its reputation
6. Know GOP response will reinforce its reputation
5. Play Winner Takes All "Limbaugh Response" Fantasy Game
4. Unable to resist curiosity over what Palin and Bachman will say
3. Watch Karl Rove explain how this is a GOP victory
2. Watch Fox News become unglued
1. Spend the day laughing hysterically as GOP turns purple


The Global Ecovillage Network bestows President Obama with its "World’s Best Citizen" Award. The GOP condemns the group, alleging it has ties to terrorism, fascism, socialism, and vegetarianism.

Jews for Jesus awards President Obama its "Religious Diversity" Award for his promotion of peace and cooperation in the world. The GOP blasts Jews for Jesus as a Christian hating group tied to "Islamic homosexualism".



Blogger Liza said...

Yeah, the wingnuts were so happy that Chicago didn't get the Olympics and now this. The world loves our president and, rather than taking pride in that, it makes them angry. If they were not so dangerous, I could almost revel in the fact they are beating themselves down.

10/09/2009 2:39 PM  
Blogger The Navigator said...

I read the committee's language regarding the award, and I think it makes perfect sense. So what if the nomination was months ago? It wasn't awarded based on what he did in two weeks.

When you consider the adversity trying to destroy Obama and thwart any tangible progress on anything of any kind, what he has done in many areas is quite extraordinary.

I think the Republicans are almost committing political hari kari with this borderline (or past borderline) racist language. One of them mocked the Nobel Committee as filling an affirmative action quota.

Way to go, genius. Also, talking this way now only a week after the behavior regarding the Olympics? Last week, when the international community didn't give it to Chicago, they blasted Obama.

World Rejects Obama!
Worst Day of his Presidency!

Now he gets this award, and what do they say?

They are really exposing their ass.

10/09/2009 3:35 PM  
Blogger The Navigator said...

I forgot to say (although x4mr and Liza already know) that the reason I think this behavior is so bad is that the demographics of the country have shifted so significantly since 1994.

10/09/2009 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Obama has a BLT sandwich tomorrow, Republicans will try to ban bacon!"
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)

Rush Limbaugh said that Obama has become a world wide joke.

The Republicans have become a world wide joke. A sick joke.

10/09/2009 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Scarlett Letter said...

The GOP chairman is a disgrace.

Oh, wait, the GOP is a disgrace!!

10/09/2009 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Observer said...

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said it best, that the peace prize for Obama recognizes the "return of America into the hearts of the people of the world."

This is painful to watch. The world is trying to move forward, but the US has a bunch of meat heads clinging tooth and nail to ideas from a time that no longer exists.

10/09/2009 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Bruce Ash said...

Question to libs........

Did the Norwegians have a memory lapse about the "Good War" in Afghanistan?

Sort of interesting don't you think?

10/11/2009 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please view this enlightening video, it's Rachel Maddow:

Also, can we vote the terminally boring Bruce Ash off this blog?

10/11/2009 4:52 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

I did see that Maddow piece, and yeah, it captures it pretty well.

With a few more days to think about it, I would have preferred they give the award to Neda, the Iranian girl killed in the streets.

Obama didn't ask for this, and his speech generously spread admiration for others (including Neda, though not by name) as deserving the award. He is donating the prize money to charity.

This development distinguishes the irrationality of the animosity towards Obama. I wince at the possibility that enough of this country remains ignorant enough to fail to see it for what it is (or worse, get caught up in it) to cause damage in real elections.

I can, have, and will banish those who cross a line, but Bruce is no where near it. He's not one of the hatemongers, and his remarks are welcome.

10/11/2009 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anon 4:52 said...

Fair enough.

10/11/2009 7:01 PM  
Blogger Sirocco said...


I am pretty sure Neda was ineligible for the award, by dint of being unfortunately deceased. I don't think Nobel prizes are awarded posthumously.

10/12/2009 6:37 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Well, this just leaves him open to being the first recipient of 2 peace prizes.

10/12/2009 2:56 PM  

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