They’re giving out Nobel Peace Prizes for promise and potential nowadays.
President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
That’s a little like giving the Cy Young Award to a pitcher at the start of the Major League Baseball campaign because the sportswriters believe he’s the only one capable of winning more than 20 games that season.
Obama himself, besides being as surprised as everyone else on the globe, showed humility when commenting on the honor. He said he would accept it as a “call to action” to work with other nations to come to peaceful solutions when solving urgent problems.
The prez also said he didn’t deserve to be in the same league as previous winners who spent their lives accomplishing lofty goals.
“Too soon,” commented 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa of Poland, who stood fast against communism through the movement that introduced the word solidarity to the vernacular.
Hard to argue with that. It’s an intelligent response.
Then there’s the angry anti-American, not thinking before you blabber response, brought to you by the Large Mouth Sore, Jabba the Butt Limbaugh.
“This is a greater embarrassment than losing the Olympics,” Jabba chortled. “They (the committee that voted) love a weaker, neutered America.”
Right, “Blessed are the peacemakers ….” be damned.
Jabba’s jabbering was immediately followed (they always follow their leader) by criticism from Republicans.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael “Not long for this job” Steele said it was “unfortunate” that Obama got such an easy pass to the prize simply because “his star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towars peace and human rights.”
Hard to argue with that as well. Unfortunately in this case one has to consider the source: Steele and his party cheered last week when Chicago lost the opportunity to host the 2012 Olympics. So their constant desire to see this president fail —- which, like it or not, means America will fail —- comes off as more sour grapes.
To be clear, Obama does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. He has not accomplished anything. Yet. That’s not to say he hasn’t tried —– even his critics are saying he’s taking on too much, too soon.
And the committee that selected Obama clearly put the cart before the horse —- thoroughbred.
As Fox Noose will probably report sooner if not later: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize —– Who knew ACORN had that much pull with foreigners?
Comments on Obama’s prize winning:
1. Sarah Palin tweets: “I don’t understand how someone can win a peace prize when he wants to set up death panels. I don’t think the Nobles were very noble in this decision.”
2. Glenn Beck: “The book of Revelation cites the Nobel Peace Prize as Satan’s Academy Award.”
3. Former President Bill Clinton: “I would’ve won it a long time ago if peace was spelled the other way.”
4. Former Vice President Dick Cheney: “Prizes are for wimps and chicks.”
5. Sean Hannity: “He can put it on his mantle next to his photo of him and 1960s homegrown terrorist William Ayers doing cocaine at a ‘Bomb the Pentagon’ frat party.”