Skip to comments.Obama's Nobel snub angers Norwegians
Posted on 12/10/2009 1:46:06 AM PST by rdl6989
Barack Obama has arrived in Oslo to receive his Nobel peace prize amid considerable anger over the White House's decision to cancel a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner.
Obama is scheduled to meet the Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, and the Norwegian royal family before receiving his medal at a ceremony due to begin at midday. His main speech is scheduled at a banquet tonight.
But Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit.
The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children's event promoting peace and a music concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel peace centre.
He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King of Norway.
According to a poll published by the daily tabloid VG, 44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald, with only 34% saying they believe it was acceptable.
"Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king," said Siv Jensen, the leader of the largest party in opposition, the populist Progress party. "This is a central part of our government system. He should respect the monarchy," she told VG.
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LOL. 0bama got the prize for doing nothing. Why would Norway expect a proper response?
It is not like they are Muslims, then Obama might bow for them.
What did they expect? His whole life is a Seinfeld show.
Hey, Nobel-weenies: You sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.
He is really bringing out the love for the USA all over the world, just as his adoring bootlickers predicted.
Maybe if he gets Michelle to throw a hammerlock on Queen Sonja as she did with Queen Elizabeth they will love us even more.
Anyone else thinking of that Rush commercial re: Ron Artest?: “Spread the love.”
Obama can’t be expected to lunch with a mere mortal like Norway’s king.
He’s speaking live now on FNC.
Don’t look or listen. It might spoil your day!
Peeps all over the world join hands
make a love train or I’ll beat your brain!
“Gimme da money!”
He's off teleprompter and making no sense whatsoever. HA!
When even the Guardian writes an article like this, it shows that more people have been disillusioned.
Even the Euro-socialist elites are waking up to realize how much of a narcissistic douchebag this man is.
FUBO and your healthcare and your climate change formerly known as gloBULL warming.
My hatred of him knows no bounds.
blabbed on about how we’ve woven freakin’ mooslims into the fabric of our life or country or whatever the freakin’ h*ll he said
Respect is an alien concept for this cabal of evil doers.
I think it’s bizarre that a guy comes from nowhere, gets the U.S. Presidency and then immediately gets the Nobel Peace Prize.
All for accomplishing nothing more than hype.
It defies all logic and reasonableness. It’s surreal.
Please do not demean Cracker Jack, haha.
Back in the 60s, I sold them 100 million plastic whistles.
The Nobel representative was clueless. 0bama has already done great things for peace in the world? Simply by existing??? Wow. The cold must freeze the brain in Norway. It’s a good thing my ancestors moved out.
LOL. Just blathering away. Pathetic!
Mine is limitless too.
Your whistles brought a lot of joy to myself and many others and misery to many parents.
LOL. Did you just craft that?
Nope. Had it in the old archives. Fits though, doesn’t it? He is sooooooooooooo consistent in this matter.
Yes, very fitting. Thank you for posting it!
If it ain’t all about Zer0 why should he stay?
He’s pissing on his own. Stupid is as stupid does...
Even low class.
Exactly. I cringe with embarrassment when I hear him.
How the heck did he get where he got? It was all scripted. He made his entire reputation on one speech that he kept (and keeps) rehashing and giving again and again and again. Without that he's nothing. Absolutely nothing.
It's creepy, too, IMO.
Obama: “I hate bush, you hate bush, vote for me, change hope change hope, blah blah hope allahuakhbar change hope socialism change hope redistribution of wealth blah change hope whiteys bad change hope hope hope”
What an effing racist arrogant turd.
And don’t forget “I won!”
“Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king,” said Siv Jensen.
Hey Siv, maybe the crowd is to white at the palace for Barry. He only bows to Saudis and Chicoms.
It’s all about him.
He wants to get in and get out because he knows he doesn’t deserve it and it exposes him to ridicule.
Yet he can’t turn it down, the proverbial rock & hard place - especially since he alienated his Left by increasing troops in Afghanistan.
That silence came after a Norwegian reporter basically asked "since you haven't done anything to earn this prize what will you do in the future to deserve it?" Zer0 just stood there with the dead fish look on his face.
Wouldn't you just love to see 0bama in a debate with GWB on what are the better policies for our country? GWB made some *big* mistakes but it would be so satisfying to see The One, without a teleprompter, get shut down by the "evil" George W. Bush. It would be good for the Conservative movement, too, despite GWB's shortcomings.
The first low class/no class US Pres. May he be the last!
Now, here’s what to watch. Measure his bow to the King against his bow to the Emperor and King Abdullah.
Wanna bet he royally screws up and leaves Norway in a hail of rotten tomatos?
Shabby award + shabby character = shabby treatment.
Oh, you’re so right! He’ll have to see the king at the award’s ceremony!
LOL! I like your rating’s scale. :)
Do you think he's snubbing them and treating them poorly because the timing of the award makes him look like an international fool?
Is it possible that they scheduled the awards to make him look that fool he is?
You get what you play for!
I think their head is too far up where it shouldn't be to want him to look foolish. I think the whole international leftist elite cabal is very shocked that they look so damn stupid for having given this nobody this "prestigious" prize that basically nobody respects anymore.
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