Archive for October 9, 2009

From Kos to Talk Left to the American Spectator to Too conservative.

Then again if the turns it down to the terrorists win?

Yourish thinks he won’t

And the truly frightening thing is: I’m betting Obama thinks he deserves it.

Lets see what the president says….I’ll liveblog his speech.

They keep stalling and stalling bringing him out. Maybe he will turn it down. If he does it will be the most presidential thing he has done yet.

Here he comes…

“This isn’t how I expected to wake up this morning.”

I guess not

“I don’t view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments”

Ya Think?

“This prize reflects the kind of world we want to build.”
And what kind is that?

“I will accept this award as a call to action.”

To do what?

Apparently this is a mandate on Climate Change and nuclear disarmament.

“We can’t accept a world where people are denied opportunity”

Are we going to see an international stimulus plan?

“This award must be shared with everyone who strives for justice and dignity.”

Well it should have been shared with SOMEONE!

I think this is a real screwtape moment concerning reality.

Yourish wins!

Byron York reports:

This morning on MSNBC, presidential adviser David Axelrod was at pains to explain how his boss could possibly deserve this prize. “I think it’s an affirmation by the Nobel committee that the things he’s been working on and talking about around the world are important for humanity.”

Incredibly, “just words” appear to have been good enough to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

via the Politico:

“This fully exposes the illusion that is Barack Obama,” Limbaugh told POLITICO in an e-mail. “And with this ‘award’ the elites of the world are urging Obama, THE MAN OF PEACE, to not do the surge in Afghanistan, not take action against Iran and its nuclear program and to basically continue his intentions to emasculate the United States.”

Limbaugh continued: “They love a weakened, neutered U.S and this is their way of promoting that concept. I think God has a great sense of humor, too.”

The world is a very strange place.

Update: The DNC thinks it sees an opening:

“The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize,”

I’m not making this up.

…but lets look at blog reaction so far:

Tim Blair: What for?

Riehl World View:

I do not freakin’ believe this. But via the BBC- it appears to be true. For what? Are you frickin’ kidding me? What a stupid joke. What a worthless award. Video of the announcement here. They put weight on his WORK? For Nuclear Weapons? All he has done is TALK! This is total BS!

THE MAN HASN’T DONE ANYTHING!! I can’t believe this. Really, I can’t. What a waste. One sensed this was just a worthless political award anymore. But this removes all doubt. If I were on the committee I’d be embarrassed. This is an absolute disgrace.

Hot Air:in addition to also thinking they might not be awake said this:

In other words, they gave him a Nobel for … being Hopenchange-y. And you thought Mark Halperin’s grade inflation was bad. This makes three times, incidentally, in just seven years that the committee’s turned the Peace Prize into a “f*** Bush” award by bestowing it on a liberal American Democrat. The Goracle got it in 2007 and Carter received it in 2002, making today’s announcement yet one more reason to consider The One his presidential heir.

Legal Insurrection:

Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. For what? Peace in Afghanistan? Peace in Iraq? Peace in the Middle East? Nope.

How about peace in Chicago, Honduras, Detroit, or somewhere? Nope.

What a joke. Was Chris Matthews on the committee?

What an embarrassment to the Nobel Peace Prize legacy. How about waiting until Obama actually did something, then give him the prize?

But then again, we elected Obama before he accomplished anything, so who are we to criticize.

Israellycool: (not actually reaction but in the post containing it)

Yesterday, Israeli President told US Middle East envoy George Mitchell that Israel had full faith in the policies of US President Barack Obama, who he said was trying to advance peace in an extremely fair way by listening to both sides and trying to find a common denominator.

Mr Peres lied.


It’s Frank J. Fleming’s world. The rest of us just live in it.

Michael Graham:

Barack Obama has brought peace to the world by giving it an America that does what it’s told.