You have GOT to be kidding me! The Nobel Prize???

9 Oct

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world “hope for a better future” and striving for nuclear disarmament.

As Rick Sincere points out, the deadline for submitting nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize was February 1 — just days after President Obama’s inauguration.

Who would have thought that an Islamic Jihad leader would be the voice of reason here?

“Obama’s winning the peace prize shows these prizes are political, not governed by the principles of credibility, values and morals,” said an Islamic Jihad leader, Khaled Al-Batsh. [Reuters]

Regardless of your politics.  Regardless of your like or dislike of Barack Obama, this cheapens the award.

I can’t wait for CNN to fact check this one.


8 Responses to “You have GOT to be kidding me! The Nobel Prize???”

  1. Bob L. October 9, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    As a USA, registered Independent voter, I hope that ALL Americans can take a break from the normal partisan gamesmanship to share in a moment of pride. Our President has been recognized for his efforts to obtain World Peace. We have been given a chance to regain our global dignity and once again hold our heads up and act like the World’s Leader. Way to go Mr. President, I may not agree with everything you say and do, but today you made me proud to be an American and a global citizen.

  2. Kid Wreck October 9, 2009 at 10:13 am #

    He’s not capable of this Bob, and neither are his readers. If Obama had NOT won this award they would literally be dancing in the streets right now, celebrating his “failure”.

    Jon Stewart said it best: “They hate Obama more than they love America”.

  3. jim black October 9, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    I agree-you got to be kidding! To have his name accepted as a candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize just 12 days following his entrance into the White House is just plain ridiculous. The ward is totally political based on this-what else can it be. What an embarrassment for the Nobel Pease Prize, the Norwegians, America and Barack Obama too. He has doen nothing to enhance peace around the world. Speeches with big word but no actions to improve peace around the world. Compare his deeds to date with those of Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Rodsevelt. What a joke, what a disgrace. I hope Barack enjoys spending his $1M dollar prize award. Where are the brains of the commitee that made this selection. Sad! Sad! Sad!

  4. Michael October 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    To the contrary Kid. If you were a regular reader (and why aren’t you?), you’d know that on those very rare occasions that the President is right on an issue we’ll applaud him for it. But this is not about the President being right or wrong. He’s actually said that he knows he doesn’t deserve it.

    This is about two things. The deification of Barack Obama by a fawning media and a repudiation of all things George Bush. Just as the award was (as announced by a Nobel committee member) given to Jimmy Carter in 2002 as a slap at George W. Bush, this is much the same.

    As for being a proud American? Please. The nominations for this award were due TWELVE DAYS after Barack Obama came into office. Even Matt Lauer was questioning the wisdom of this on the Today show this morning.

    It’s nothing but a PR stunt. And it cheapens the award. Although once it was given to Yasser Arafat, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter it’s hard to think the award could mean any less than it already does.

    Contrary to what you and Jon Stewart might be able to comprehend, I do love this country and I hate how it’s being destroyed.

  5. Cargosquid October 9, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Obama and the Prize deserve each other. The both stand for nothing. Ever since Carter, Arafat, and Gore got the prize for doing nothing, the Prize is appropriate for Obama. Now, if Obama had class, and respected himself, he would turn down the award until he actually accomplished what he set out to do. I wouldn’t want an award that was given to a terrorist.

  6. Brian Kirwin October 12, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    At least we can be sure Obama’s not winning the Nobel prize for Economics.

  7. Bob L. October 15, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    No doubt this was a controversial call, and no doubt if this was based on results or on “time on task”, our President was not deserving of the prize. But he did signal to the World, even before he even took office, that he has a different World view than Bush/Cheney, and a different sense of generating hope, not only on our shores but abroad. I think the Committee is saying, “attaboy” Mr. President, we agree with your World View, and as the most powerful person on earth, we hope you “stay the course”. America needs to live by its Bill of Rights for all humans, its laws, and its World agreements and accords. It needs to practice what it has always preached and not change the rules out of convenience or to suit itself because the road got a little bumpy. We had the whole World on our side after 9/11 and we managed to fritter that away little by little starting with bogus WMD shenanigans or making fools of ourselves with a loss of discipline and military ethics in places like Abu Ghraib. We were all ashamed and it tainted the image of our blessed troops, primarily because the people at the top sent mixed messages. For those who manage to read more than the local news paper or biased broadcast news from Fox or MSNBC, the world view, no matter where you were on the planet was that Americans were once again “Ugly Americans”. So I say, way to go Nobel Committee, set the bar high for our new President, and now Mr. President–earn your prize!

  8. Michael October 15, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    Oh he definitely has to earn it, because he certainly hasn’t yet.

    But this is no more than a final jab at George W. Bush. The Nobel committee doesn’t care about America. They don’t really care about Obama.

    This is a farce.

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