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Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official
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Posted on 05/15/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official

The Associated Press Posted: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET Last Updated: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET

A senior Norwegian diplomat says his country's former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama's chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

Morten Wetland said Thursday the ambassador, Wegger Stroemmen, was approached by Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor, who accused Norway of "fawning" to the newly elected U.S. leader.

Wetland, the Norwegian ambassador to the United Nations at the time, told The Associated Press he did not witness the dressing down but said there was an air of embarrassment in Washington that Obama had been given the award so early in his presidency.

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I'm laughing too hard........
1 posted on 05/15/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They only give those prizes to whoever those perverts think advances the cause of socialism, equating that with peace. Never mind the 100 million or so dead it left in its wake in just the last century.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 2:56:50 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Sub-Driver

Checked to see if this was satire. It’s not.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 2:57:20 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver
C.M.A. ...Covering My Alert!
No Norwegian Blue Parrot for You!

4 posted on 05/15/2014 2:58:10 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yup, it is known as the Norway War PRize


5 posted on 05/15/2014 2:59:30 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Sub-Driver

And the fraud and lies have been non-stop since.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 3:00:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry was the Nobel bozos’ first, “Everybody Gets A Trophy” winner. Now that’s “historical”.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 3:01:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In fact it made him so mad, he accepted the prize and its fame ...and its money.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 3:02:11 PM PDT by Publius Maximus (It was a nice Republic, while it lasted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I suspect there’s some backtracking going on in advance of Obama’s Iranian talks failing.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 3:03:38 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: Sub-Driver

Awarded the Nobel prize for not being George Bush. The world as a whole was a lot more stable under Bush.


10 posted on 05/15/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Sub-Driver

My late Dad used to say the only thing dumber than a dumb Swede is a smart Norwegian.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 3:04:41 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

But he accepted it, didn’t he? I wouldn’t have accepted it. I really wouldn’t. All he ever was, was a “community organizer” a part time “teacher” a Senator who got elected by getting his opponents kicked off the ballot and finally the first half-black president, who blacks admittedly voted for simply because of his color. That’s shameful.

When Juan Williams argued with the rest of the Fox Round table that he was qualified to be president because he could “run a presidential campaign” it was humiliating.

And if people are stupid enough to vote for that, well that brings us around to the old chestnut of getting the government you deserve.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm laughing too hard........


I'm laughing too hard to even call B.S on this.

He sure seemed pretty jazzed to get the prize when it was awarded an who could be more deserving than the man who bragged that he had stopped the rise of entire oceans simply by being sworn into the Presidency

I have little doubt that our Narcissist in Chief lobbied hard to get the Peace Prize awarded to himself , but was blindsided with the negative backlash and is now trying to walk back the miscalculation in damage control mode because it makes him look like such a fool.

It really does not matter any way because Obama totally destroyed the Noble Peace Prize brand and nobody gives a damn about it or who it was awarded to anymore

13 posted on 05/15/2014 3:05:52 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Publius Maximus
In fact it made him so mad, he accepted the prize and its fame ...and its money.

Who? Rahm?

We don't know if Obama was mad.

He did accept the award, but the money was (supposedly) given away to charity.

14 posted on 05/15/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT by x
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To: Publius Maximus; All
...and its money.
yeah...the $$$$ proably went to Mad-Mo's Jihadist the kill more Israeli...

15 posted on 05/15/2014 3:06:34 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
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16 posted on 05/15/2014 3:09:43 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: AU72; Sub-Driver

A planted news story.


17 posted on 05/15/2014 3:14:16 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Sub-Driver

I was embarrassed by it, too. But given what he has done since then, I have learned the true meaning of the word embarrassed.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 3:14:33 PM PDT by Alternate Universe
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To: rdcbn
It really does not matter any way because Obama totally destroyed
the Noble Peace Prize brand and nobody gives a damn about it or
who it was awarded to anymore
yeah..trying "to restore" their (very) cheapened, tarnished award...
and fame..might as well be a coke-bottle cap on a string.

19 posted on 05/15/2014 3:14:37 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: I still care

Like the Gettysburg Address, you just summed it all up with few but straightforward words.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 3:14:49 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Norgeweagans need to give one to Mikey Mann.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 3:18:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Awarded the Nobel prize for not being George Bush. The world as a whole was a lot more stable under Bush.

I call it the Nobel Peace Prize for Pigment.

22 posted on 05/15/2014 3:19:25 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: Publius Maximus

Exactly.

And of course they were fawning over this empty suit.

It was like much of the world lost its sense of reason that year.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 3:19:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sub-Driver

“embarrassment in Washington that Obama had been given the award so early in his presidency.”

What is scary is that they only thought that it was to early to get the prize, there is no consideration about whether he deseved the prize.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 3:27:35 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Sub-Driver

Everything about Obama is a fraud including his phony nobel prize.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Sub-Driver

26 posted on 05/15/2014 3:32:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

BS story.

Zero is “Gaslighting” us:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aw3df-LpbY


27 posted on 05/15/2014 3:32:37 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Sub-Driver
Angry? Embarrassed?

So, he gave it back, right?

28 posted on 05/15/2014 3:34:10 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish I’d known I was going to need my hip waders today.


29 posted on 05/15/2014 3:35:03 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: Hoffer Rand
I call it the Nobel Peace Prize for PigEXCREment. (There, a minor fix)
30 posted on 05/15/2014 3:39:31 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Sub-Driver

31 posted on 05/15/2014 3:45:16 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Sub-Driver

An honorable person would have refused to take the award.


32 posted on 05/15/2014 4:38:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rdcbn

“It really does not matter anyway because Obama totally destroyed the Noble Peace Prize brand and nobody gives a damn about it or who it was awarded to anymore”

That’s right, and Obama surely can’t be thrilled that the loss of any prestige associated with it will be traced right back to him. He was given a prize for being half black, then proceeded to have his own troop surge in Afghanistan...


33 posted on 05/15/2014 4:49:01 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

bogus, he was proud as a peacock to get that award!!

He flew over to pick it up didn’t he??


34 posted on 05/15/2014 4:51:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Yes, he was at the time. Now that he is looking at the end of a career without accomplishments, he realizes what that award meant - it was a bogus award for a bogus hollow man. The timing was absurd at the time, and in hindsight reflects poorly on how the world judged him solely on his melanin.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Really? Have you forgotten 911?

The Middle East was in active combat zone during his entire presidency. Our troops were coming home in pieces and you consider this as stable. Get out your friggen dictionary and look up the word stable!


36 posted on 05/15/2014 5:05:11 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, right. The poor guy had no choice but to accept it. Apparently there’s no Norwegian equivalent to the English “No, thank you.”


37 posted on 05/15/2014 5:05:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't believe a word of this. Liberals dream of winning a Nobel, and since when has Obama ever been embarrassed by anything?
38 posted on 05/15/2014 5:19:23 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pretty sure the Peace Prize Committee voted on this before Obama was even sworn into office. Obama should be ashamed. I’m sure he is not.


39 posted on 05/15/2014 5:24:21 PM PDT by 2big2fail
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To: 2big2fail

Yes, I think they certainly did


40 posted on 05/15/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rdcbn
"...because Obama totally destroyed the Noble Peace Prize brand...."

Nah, the Nobel was a joke since at least '94 when Arafat got one. Obama may have burned a lot of things to the ground, but this time he just showed up to pee in the ashes.

41 posted on 05/15/2014 5:35:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: dainbramaged
My late Dad used to say the only thing dumber than a dumb Swede is a smart Norwegian.

My late dad used to say 10,000 Swedes, running thru the weeds, being chased by one Norwegian.

Also, a Swede got a haircut and the barber said that will be $8. Eight dollars? Kinda expensive ain't it? How you figure that price? Barber said I charge $2 per side.

42 posted on 05/15/2014 5:43:15 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: B4Ranch

The middle east is still a mess, Africa is, Russia is on the move, and China is flexing its muscles in the Pacific. I see it as a tinder box not more stable.


43 posted on 05/15/2014 6:21:02 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Sub-Driver

IT was really one of the worst things that could have happened to Obama.


44 posted on 05/15/2014 8:24:12 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Billthedrill

Uhh...Nei takk


45 posted on 05/16/2014 2:10:40 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nyuk, nyuk ...


46 posted on 05/16/2014 2:13:13 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t believe this for one minute. Obama could’ve have turned down the award. Secondly, Obama has no shame or embarassment. Not an issue.


47 posted on 05/16/2014 5:11:25 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Yeah, I’m sure.

Thanks Sub-Driver.


48 posted on 05/18/2014 1:29:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Barry was the Nobel bozos’ first, “Everybody Gets A Trophy” winner. Now that’s “historical”.

Student of the month.

49 posted on 05/18/2014 1:33:08 PM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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