Skip to comments.Obama's Nobel Peace Prize triumph hailed by many
Posted on 10/09/2009 5:43:11 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
LONDON The surprise choice of President Barack Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize drew praise from much of the world Friday even as many pointed out the youthful leader has not yet accomplished much on the world stage.
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And mocked by many more.
Where did you see the 2 weeks thingy?*
Today would be a good day to send a ton of emails and swamp the phone lines with requests for JOBS...and policies that inspire JOB CREATION. ;-)
Some have pointed out that they may have skirted the rules to nominate him after the nomination deadline.
I’m not sure about it but I’m hearing that the nomination deadline is January 20th. If true, he was nominated before taking office or after the deadline.
I think even the most staunch Democratic supporter has to feel slightly humiliated by this turn of events; BHO is probably looking in the mirror and having a "Sally Fields moment" (You really do love me....)
If “much of the world” is praising this empty award, then “much of the world” is as brain dead as the average American voter.
actually 10 days he was in power.
so from his coming into power to the nomination deadline bozo was in power for 10 days.
10 FRIGGIN DAYS and he gets this and some are trying to say this is not a joke.
I want to hear the people who voted for him explain what he did in those 10 days or even his life to get voted for this.
So when does he get his Oscar, Grammy, Pulitzer and Emmy?
/hurl Nobel has become like Time magazine. A joke unto themselves.
The Nobel Peace Prize is a designation of great infamy now. Dictators and terrorists are the only recipients.
If Hitler was alive today, he would have beat Obama for this non-prize.
Empty suit awarded empty prize.
Was just wondering if it’s too late to get him into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame this year?
I imagine that every parasite, freeloader, traitor, and sexual degenerate is elated.
But on second thought, given thosehave won the prize in the past,Why should anyone be surprised?
Sorry, I meant within 2 weeks of his taking office.
I think it's quite strange that scientists get awards two decades after their discoveries and this joker gets one for . . . what?
Yep - and it further proves what I’ve been saying since 11/4/08: The people are under a strong delusion.
Didn’t Yasser Arafat and Jimmy Carter also win the Nobel Prize for Peace?
Was on Fox&Friends where Geraldo praised Obama for the award in his uniting more moderate Muslems and making it more difficult for Al Qaeda. I have read that the Taliban have become embarrassed by Al Qaeda even though they themselves are far from being "humanitarian". Tribal power thing.
Zero was picked because he was the perfect empty vessel into which to pour the hopes of the anti-American Liberalazi.
By the same self-loathing wealthy Eurotrash who selected Arafat and Jimmuh Carter, and picked AlGore because he was not George Bush.
They don’t really elevate those who are selected. All they do is to devalue any meaning of the words “peace prize”.
And Irena Sendler who saved about 500 Jewish children from the Nazis was denied. Two years ago they gave it to algore for his slide show on the global warming hoax over Ms. Sendler. Remember when they gave it to carter and he accepted it even after it became clear that they were giving it to him only to spite George W. Bush. They have embarrassed themselves beyond repair.
I’m not sure the committee (nor Obama) are capable of being embarassed.
The Ignoble Piss Nonprize.
No one is going to accuse that committee or uhbama of caring even one iota about those who suffer under tyranny, torture and horrific abuse from their leaders. Nope. Peace is the answer. And if ya happen to have been born into a country that suffers from an abusive dictator, tough luck, because world peace is all that matters.
It seems to me that a whole BUNCH of Miss America contestents have been left out of the Nobel Peace Prize competition...I mean...since it no longer MATTERS if the contestant has actually accomplished ANYTHING, that one only has to pronounce the desire for WORLD PEACE and the END of NUCLEAR WEAPONS in order to win, it just isn't fair.
If Al Gore can have one, why not Obama? Geez, those prizes sure are trivial these days. It reminds me of the trophies they give to the child soccer teams ... everybody gets one, win or lose.
Perfect...that’s why you are the Laz.
triumph? This is satire, right?
They chose him because he has done more than anyone else to destroy the economy of the US and promoted peace on the Mooselimbs.
He will be getting the oscar, grammy, pulitzer and emmy as soon as they can. Hell, he got the biggest prize, the presidency by doing nothing so why not all the rest of them. Bunch of phonys rewarding another phony.
It was the same criteria that any leftist will use to evaluate someone’s “brilliance” -
do they have a Marxist worldview?
Yes - brilliant
No - stupid
Simple as that. No accomplishments need be examined.
I would have preferred that they awarded it to an American.
Oh well. Congrats to Kenya.
I have to cut the Nobel committee some slack on this one. They clearly didn’t want to have to deal with Kanye West....
Those awards will go to his teleprompter!
I wonder how many times Mr. Nobel has turned over in his grave? Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Kofi Annan, Yasser Arafat....etc.
This peace prize has been rendered idiotically political and meaningless.
Right after he shoots his next score of 18 at the local country club.
Who is like unto The One? Who can make war with him?
Will this Twilight Zone episode ever end?
The Peace Prize is awarded by the Norwegian parliament, and one has to wonder about the institutional hatred of Jews there when considering their awards to people like Carter, Arafat, and now Obama.
Yes, this "episode" will end!
I wonder the same thing about Mr. Rhodes (as in Rhodes scholarship). The trustees of the scholarship have distorted the man’s instructions for the trust beyond recognition. The same can probably be said of the Ford Foundation. It must really suck to create a foundation or trust with your lifes work and see it subverted by people you would never had hired much less tolerated. Got to love lawyers, they can read anything they want into a contract.
Didn’t Geraldo also say that Osama and Co. are terrified of Barry...the lib guests earlier went on and on how “the world was starving for diplomacy from a US President after eight long years...”
Yes, it’s only fitting to give a peace prize to a man who has done more for job loss than any other. sarc/ off
I comes down to "the chosen" taking on a "moral and spiritual challenge". Gore's just happen to be about "weather/climate change".
In Illinois EX-Governor, George H. Ryan was placed up for the Nobel Peace Prize. Before the Governor left office he granted "clemency to those on death row" and became the toast of death penalty opponents. I always suspected he would wind up in prison himself...guess what he finally got 6.5 years. Many had known way before that it was only time, others surrounding him had already seen the inside of a prison cell. But, hey, it was Illinois/Chicago politics!
This is the Nobel site.
This is like awarding a Harvard Degree to a 5 year old on his 10th day of Kindergarten.
He has not done $hit. Not a damn thing, except to apologize for America.