Skip to comments.Reaction to Obama's Nobel prize varies
Posted on 10/09/2009 11:27:33 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The announcement Friday that President Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize has resulted in mixed reactions from across Washington and around the world.
"The real question Americans are asking is:'What has President Obama actually accomplished?' " said Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. "It is unfortunate that the president's star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working toward peace and human rights. One thing is certain -- President Obama won't be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action."
Mr. Obama received the award after winning the presidential election just nine months earlier and taking office only weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline.
"The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists -- the Taliban and Hamas this morning -- in criticizing the president for receiving the Nobel Peace prize," said Democratic National Committee director Brad Woodhouse, according to the Web site Politico. "Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the president of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize. ...The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It's no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore - it's an embarrassing label to claim."
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has made no secret of his admiration for Mr. Obama, called the decision the embodiment of the "return of America into the hearts of the people of the world."
Former Polish President Lech Walesa, a 1983 Nobel Peace laureate, questioned whether Mr. Obama deserved it now.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
“French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has made no secret of his admiration for Mr. Obama, called the decision the embodiment of the “return of America into the hearts of the people of the world.””
1) you are naive and believe the nobel peace prize still means something and you are outraged; or
2) you are rotflyao.
Maybe he can give his $1.4 mil prize to the poor in Detroit who lined up for a handout.
Some coughed. Some guffawed. Some chuckled. Some spit. Some laughed. Some laughed hysterically. Some fainted. Some blurted out WTF! (That would be me.)
In the kindest possible way, I conclude that the Big-O has prevented race riots this summer, which I thought would happen. He also is opening relations with Cuba. He has attempted to negotiate with North Korea, when no resonable person would trust them, so maybe he does deserve this based on his accomplishments at least in the eyes of the liberals who make the decision on this.
Who says the Norwegians have no sense of humor?
People have gotten more laughs from this announcement than they’ve had in 5 years of watching SNL!
“I conclude that the Big-O has prevented race riots this summer.”
this summer—period. Have you seen the footage coming out of Chicago and Detroit this past week?
I do believe this Peace Prize will turn out to be a jinx for Obama, as our country slides into race riots, and the world sinks into nuclear warfare.
Nice timing, the SNL skit on his accomplishments and the award for his ... what was it for?
posted at 7:50 am on October 9, 2009 by Michael van der Galien
Well, well, from the looks of it, Obama and his friends at the Nobel Prize Committee have done what no one could do before them: unite the world.
In utter disbelief, of course, but hey, why obsess over details?
At influential Dutch blog Dagelijkse Standaard readers write:
Joshua Livestro: And deservedly so. He gives me hope Sarah Palin will win in 2012.
Jimmy: Im no Palin-fan but if it means we wont be bothered by this insane progressive idolatry of Obama she has my vote.
Jamal Yasin: The Nobel Prize in Literature will be next. Hell have to write his umptieth biography to win that one though.
Frank Verhoef: Congratulations Obama! Please, keep working hard on doing absolutely nothing!
De Snotverlosser: Well done, my Big O, you barely succeeded in defeating Ahmadinejad. By the way, Arafat says hi.
Carel Kauffman: What peace?
Popular blog GeenStijl is unimpressed as well:
This is ridiculous. He shouldve won it for mathematics: beating the odds of having an African American in the White House.
Peppievankokkie: Who is that man?
Vieze buitenlander: More positive discrimination
Readers of well known right-of-center magazine Elsevier cant believe it:
Bobson: reminds me of the banks; get your bonus first, do something later
Whiskey: Nobel Peace Prize? What peace?
Vincent: Bwahahaha! Wake up people!
A-thee-ist: Thats insulting to his predecessors who actually did something to deserve this prize.
Conservatives shouldnt get angry over this, they should make fun of it. Even Europeans - where the MSM continues to worship at the altar of Obama - believe this to be insane.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.