So now we are giving Peace Prizes for Hope? How about one actually does something before they win something? Not when it comes to the Obamamessiah. Beam me up Scottie.
What an absolute joke. President Barack Obama has wins the Nobel Peace Prize for giving the world “hope for a better future” and striving for nuclear disarmament. The Nobel Peace Prize committee, if they had not already done so with previous choices like Yasser Arafat and Jimmy Carter, has all but discredited the award. It now means nothing. Who knew that accomplishing nothing, absolutely nothing gained one the Nobel Peace Prize.
U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world “hope for a better future” and striving for nuclear disarmament, in a surprise award that drew criticism as well as praise.
The decision to bestow one of the world’s top accolades on a president less than nine months into his first term, who has yet to score a major foreign policy success, provoked gasps of surprise from journalists at the announcement in Oslo.
You win awards for accomplishments, NOT HOPE!!!
Simply stunning. I hope Barack’s humility will allow him to win such a well deserved award. Flopping Aces might have stated it the best … “No, this is not a joke. Sadly, this is not a piece from the Onion.”
It gets even better for those who think that those on the right just have sour grapes because Obama won. Maybe some one can explain how in the hell a sitting president who had only been in office less than two weeks before the Nobel Peace Prize deadlines won? Hmm?
The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize and shocked Nobel observers because Obama took office less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline. Obama’s name had been mentioned in speculation before the award but many Nobel watchers believed it was too early to award
H/T: Stop the ACLU – Obama joins Carter and Arafat as Nobel winner
Town Hall asks the same question, Isn’t this, at least, a bit premature? I mean, shouldn’t you at least do something before winning such a prestigious award? Barack Obama has been in office less than one year and has done what exactly?
Barack Obama was given this award instead of actual individuals who might have actually deserved it. Is this supposed to be a consolation prize for losing the Olympics? One might ask, who were the nominees? I was disgusted when I saw that The One was nominated, but it is downright embarassing to see that The One, won.
Speculation had focused on Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, a Colombian senator and a Chinese dissident, along with an Afghan woman’s rights activist.
It is being reported that the Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Really? You mean for his apology tour to Europe and the Muslim world? You mean for meeting with the likes of Venezuelan tyrant and dictator Hugo Chavez and ducking the Dali Lama to appease China?
Let me read this again correctly, “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Barack Obama cannot even bring his own people together.
UPDATE I: Wizbang … In what has to be one of the most dramatic examples of the global elitist genuflection and obsequiousness before the presence of The One.
More discussing the Nobel Peace Prize Award:
- The Corner: There are some worthy recipients — Lech Walesa, Shirin Ebadi, Mohammed Yunus. But most Nobel Peace Peace prizes go to conventional leftwing types popular with European elites