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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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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.
Checked to see if this was satire. It’s not.
Yup, it is known as the Norway War PRize
And the fraud and lies have been non-stop since.
Barry was the Nobel bozos’ first, “Everybody Gets A Trophy” winner. Now that’s “historical”.
In fact it made him so mad, he accepted the prize and its fame ...and its money.
I suspect there’s some backtracking going on in advance of Obama’s Iranian talks failing.
Awarded the Nobel prize for not being George Bush. The world as a whole was a lot more stable under Bush.
My late Dad used to say the only thing dumber than a dumb Swede is a smart Norwegian.
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.
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
We don't know if Obama was mad.
He did accept the award, but the money was (supposedly) given away to charity.
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A planted news story.
I was embarrassed by it, too. But given what he has done since then, I have learned the true meaning of the word embarrassed.
Like the Gettysburg Address, you just summed it all up with few but straightforward words.
The Norgeweagans need to give one to Mikey Mann.
I call it the Nobel Peace Prize for Pigment.
And of course they were fawning over this empty suit.
It was like much of the world lost its sense of reason that year.
“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.
Everything about Obama is a fraud including his phony nobel prize.
Zero is “Gaslighting” us:
So, he gave it back, right?
I wish I’d known I was going to need my hip waders today.
An honorable person would have refused to take the award.
“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...
bogus, he was proud as a peacock to get that award!!
He flew over to pick it up didn’t he??
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.
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!
Yeah, right. The poor guy had no choice but to accept it. Apparently there’s no Norwegian equivalent to the English “No, thank you.”
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.
Yes, I think they certainly did
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.
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.
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.
IT was really one of the worst things that could have happened to Obama.
Nyuk, nyuk ...
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.
Yeah, I’m sure.
Student of the month.