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Barack Obama to Fly to Oslo to Accept Meaningless Award

As HughS noted below, Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing. It is so ridiculous that one can't help but wonder if the GOP has a mole in the Nobel committee. It is also so obvious that this award was made for purely political purposes that even the Obama-loving media are shaking their heads in incredulity. The Times of London wrote this:

The award of this year's Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in many capitals and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself.

Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent. It was clearly seen by the Norwegian Nobel committee as a way of expressing European gratitude for an end to the Bush Administration, approval for the election of America's first black president and hope that Washington will honour its promise to re-engage with the world...

Mr Obama becomes the third sitting US President to receive the prize. The committee said today that he had "captured the world's attention". It is certainly true that his energy and aspirations have dazzled many of his supporters. Sadly, it seems they have so bedazzled the Norwegians that they can no longer separate hopes from achievement. The achievements of all previous winners have been diminished.

Benedict Brogan at the UK Telegraph:

They could have awarded it to Kylie Minogue and I wouldn't have been half as surprised as I am watching the television screens around me proclaiming that Barack Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel peace prize...President Obama remains the barely man of world politics, barely a senator now barely a president, yet in the land of the Euro-weenies (copyright PJ O'Rourke) the great and the good remain in his thrall...What this does is accelerate the elevation of President Obama to a comedy confection, which he does not deserve, and gives his critics yet another bat to whack him with. Shame on the Swedes Norwegians*. He should turn it down, even if he does look great in white tie and tails.

This isn't about peace or even doing good. If it were former President George W. Bush would have won easily for his efforts to fight AIDS and malaria in Africa, which saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Ronald Reagan would have won for ending the cold war and freeing millions of people from the shackles of communism.

When ABCNews called the White House to get reaction, aides thought it was a joke. One responded, "It's not April 1, is it?"

The Nobel Prize Committee freely admits that Obama was selected even though he hasn't accomplished anything. All he's done is "inspire" people, and I take issue with that:

"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the Norwegian committee said as the prize was announced.

"His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

"The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize for wanting to spread hope and peace around the world. If that's all it takes to get the award, then every beauty pageant contestant should have received one, too. But that's what Obama is, when you think about it. He's the beauty pageant president. He's pretty and says nice things, but when you look below the surface, you discover he's an empty vessel. Cue Bert Parks: There he is, Mr. America!"


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Comments (30)

Fonzie.... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Fonzie.

Let him stay there...a few ... (Below threshold)
mag:

Let him stay there...a few months in his presidency and I can stomach it any more. Not only him but all his assl----rs.
Life sure is unfair. He is not making the world safe, but much more dangerous by NOT being a strong leader and giving the impression of a weak America, just what our enemies what... those to want to kill us and those who are envious of us.
I imagine there are a lot of more deserving people out there, but than again this prize has lost all its meaning a long time ago.

The Nobel committee is cons... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

The Nobel committee is consistent. They always give this award to people who hate America.

Fonzie.It j... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Fonzie.

It jumped the shark long, long ago. This time the shark finally ATE Fonzie.

I love the smell of wingnut... (Below threshold)
Obamalypse Now:

I love the smell of wingnut heads exploding in the morning. You know that smell... smells like victory.

"deep embarrassment by the ... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

"deep embarrassment by the President himself" - Are you kidding? I can hear him say, "I won."

First this, then my neighbo... (Below threshold)
ElectricPhase:

First this, then my neighbor's dog Obamaed on our front lawn. Perfect day.

A cheap guy getting a cheap... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

A cheap guy getting a cheap prize. Not even a blip on the "who cares" scale. ww

The epitome of Afirmative a... (Below threshold)
914:

The epitome of Afirmative action. Giving a meaningless unearned award for the imagined purpose of propping up ones zero net accomplishments.


"First this, then my neighbor's dog Obamaed on our front lawn. Perfect day"

Ha ha ha, I bet it did'nt stink as much as this worst president ever does.

What this does is accele... (Below threshold)

What this does is accelerate the elevation of President Obama to a comedy confection

Any bakeries out there want to be the first to offer a Barack Obama cream puff?

(Maybe he can give "Ich bin ein Berliner" a whole new meaning?)

Or cotton candy? That's usually pink!

Nobel Peace Prize. So easy... (Below threshold)
howcome:

Nobel Peace Prize. So easy a cavem...Obama can do it.

Barry embarrassed? He's to... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Barry embarrassed? He's too busy patting himself on the back. Probably saying "I can't believe I won, seeing as I nominated myself".

Do the Norwegians realize how much of a joke these 'awards' have become?

His thugship honed and refi... (Below threshold)
914:

His thugship honed and refined His peace making skills in the green zone of Chi-town and it appears He did such a wonderful job promoting peace there that He could not help but share His greatness and talents with the rest of the astonished yet greatful world.

"His diplomacy is founde... (Below threshold)
MjM:

"His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

As the majority of the world exists under socialistic/communistic/Islamofascist so-called "values" the prize is therefore quite fitting, if not for accomplishment then for intent.

I guess this means there is no longer such a thing as a 'Leader of the Free World'.

So is he going to use the N... (Below threshold)
hermie:

So is he going to use the Nobel money to pay back the taxpayers for the costs of flying himself and his entourage to Oslo in AF1; since it isn't official US business?

What I'm wondering is what ... (Below threshold)
Hank:

What I'm wondering is what do they do if and when Obama actually succeeds at accomplishing something.

Then again, he hasn't been knighted yet.

"Only very rarely ... (Below threshold)
Marc:
"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the Norwegian committee said as the prize was announced.
MeThinks they forgot to mention he "captured the world's attention" by speaking to euro-trash audience pumped-up in size and order of magnitude by a free concert.
"His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."
Well then what was the problem with Bush if the worlds population has no problem with torturing by proxy in the continuing Rendition program, hundreds if not thousands of innocent civilians killed by drone strikes in Pakistan, continuing indefinite detention, a failed promise to close Gitmo and finally... the "worlds population has no problem" being mesmerized into a deep sleep as the obama's nut-sack swings wildly before their eyes.
Surely the Norwegians reali... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Surely the Norwegians realize that they should bring the prize to Barry, rather than have The One go to them.

All he's done is "inspir... (Below threshold)

All he's done is "inspire" people, and I take issue with that:

I don't know, he's certainly inspired me - to do everything in my power to ensure that HIS vision of America doesn't become dominant. The man is a walking disaster area, and the sooner he leaves office - either by reaching the end of his four-year term or by being impeached and thrown out - the happier I'll be.

"And in recognition of the ... (Below threshold)
Obamalipsnow:

"And in recognition of the Presidents dazzling successes in only nine months, the load Barney dropped on AF1 yesterday will be bronzed"

Well if nothing else Obama's head will finall swell to a size matching his ears.

Count your blessings; at le... (Below threshold)
Paul_In_Houston:

Count your blessings; at least it gets him out of the country for a couple of days.

To # 11 - howcome: Good one!

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"And in recognition... (Below threshold)
SteveP:

"And in recognition of the Presidents dazzling successes in only nine months, the load Barney dropped on AF1 yesterday will be bronzed"

Well if nothing else Obama's head will finall swell to a size matching his ears.

Wow, Obamalipsnow. That statement, along with your moniker, says all that needs to be said about who you are. Like David Duke, it's no surprise you're a republican.

Are you proud of yourself? Or do the ignorant know what proud means?

#22Is this the Bar... (Below threshold)
914:

#22

Is this the Barney Obama Pelosi puppet show or what?

SteveP, 9 months of emptiness and bullshit does not a presidency make. Like Robert Byrd, its no surprise your a proud ----- wearer.

"Barack Obama to Fly to Osl... (Below threshold)
914:

"Barack Obama to Fly to Oslo to Accept Meaningless Award"

Good! Maybe He can donate the prize money to pay for the fuel.

"" ... (in the lands of the... (Below threshold)

"" ... (in the lands of the cheese-eating surrender monkey [copyright Homer Simpson] and of every other kind of) Euro-weenie [copyright PJ O'Rourke] the (Euro-trash) [copyright Charles Krauthammer] remain in his thrall ... ""

But today -- and (from the instant he accepted the Norweenie committee's bloody insult to every actual Man of Peace and, it follows, to every actual American) absolutely and irreversibly -- that gang engineered the 0zero shark jumping.

"Or do the ignorant know wh... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Or do the ignorant know what proud means?"

You tell us, you've been showing a lot of it.

Did anybody honestly think ... (Below threshold)
Sabre22:

Did anybody honestly think He would NOT fly to Oslo and accept this travesty. I mean there is nothing going right now that needs his attention???????? I do not doubt Michelle will make the sacrifice and fly there with him. The only question remaining is will he bring the kids for the photo-op

"Barack Obama to Fly to Osl... (Below threshold)
xiphos:

"Barack Obama to Fly to Oslo"...........using his hot air baLOON I presume! /s

Obama Nominated for the OSC... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Obama Nominated for the OSCAR,EMMEY,TONY,and LIBERAL PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD

After he and the Kligon lea... (Below threshold)
John:

After he and the Kligon leave can we lock the doors? We can always repossess the jet, Norway wouldn't want it, its American. While the Nobel committee are performing their worship service, at least he can't screw anything else up.




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