Even mainstream media stunned, skeptical over Nobel Peace prize

posted at 9:30 am on October 9, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Many of us assumed that the mainstream media outlets would cheer Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize award today, but as Byron York notices, they seem as stunned as everyone else — and also as skeptical.  For instance, the Washington Post reminds readers that two other sitting American Presidents have won the Nobel, but only in their second terms, and only after they’d, er, actually achieved something:

Obama is the third sitting U.S. president–and the first in 90 years–to win the prestigious peace prize. His predecessors won during their second White House terms, however, and after significant achievements in their diplomacy. Woodrow Wilson was awarded the price in 1919, after helping to found the League of Nations and shaping the Treatise of Versailles; and Theodore Roosevelt was the recipient in 1906 for his work to negotiate an end to the Russo-Japanese war.

In contrast, Obama is struggling over whether to expand the war in Afghanistan, preparing to withdraw from Iraq, and searching for ways to build momentum to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and assemble an international effort to stop Iran’s nuclear program.

On Twitter, a number of people are making reference to Jimmy Carter’s award in 2002 for nothing more than speaking out against the policies of George Bush.  However, Carter had a legitimate shot at it in 1978 for his work on brokering a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt only a few years after their last war — and didn’t get a share in the Nobel awarded to Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat for those efforts.  Has Obama done anything remotely significant in foreign affairs, let alone as significant as that agreement, which still continues today?

The New York Times should also be cheering, but instead it also questions the thought process of Nobel voters:

Reporters at a news conference to announce the prize pressed the committee’s chairman, Thorbjorn Jagland, to explain the reasons Mr. Obama had prevailed over other candidates who included human rights activists in China and Afghanistan and political figures in Africa.

Specifically, reporters asked whether Mr. Obama might not become mired in a war in Afghanistan as Lyndon B. Johnson was in Vietnam.

But the committee said it wanted to enhance Mr. Obama’s diplomatic efforts so far rather than anticipate events in the future.

What diplomatic efforts “so far”?  He gave a speech in Cairo and … and … and … gave a few in Europe, too.  That was the point of those questions from reporters; Obama has done little so far.  He has mostly followed the Bush policies in two wars that the Nobel committee appeared to detest over the last few years, as Allahpundit pointed out in his post this morning.  Obama did make a big show of appeasing Iran during its election crisis.  Perhaps they should change the award’s name to the Neville rather than the Nobel.

Finally, Matt Lauer apparently hit the nail on the head with his assessment, according to TMV’s Joe Windish:

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LAUER: There are no major foreign policy achievements to date … In some ways he wins this for not being George W. Bush.

GREGORY: That’s an inescapable conclusion.

That’s actually the only reason.  He won for getting elected.  It’s no more significant than that, and even the normally fawning American media know better.

Update: Peter Beinart says this only reinforces the conservative argument that Obamamania is all about style over substance, calling the award a “farce”:

I had always thought the way these things worked was that you helped bring peace or democracy to some corner of the globe first, and then you won the Nobel Prize. But this year, the Nobel Committee has turned that logic around: It clearly likes what Obama is trying to do: on nuclear disarmament, climate change and Middle East peace—and so, in a “preemptive” strike, it’s giving him the award now, in hopes that doing so will boost his chances of success later. It’s an interesting idea. Perhaps next they’ll start giving Oscars not to the people who have made the best movies of last year, but to the people who have the best chance of making the best movies next year. After all, once you’ve already made the movie, you no longer need the encouragement.

I like Barack Obama as much as the next liberal, but this is a farce. He’s done nothing to deserve the prize. Sure, he’s given some lovely speeches and launched some initiatives—on Iran, Israeli-Palestinian peace, climate change and nuclear disarmament—that might, if he’s really lucky and really good, make the world a more safe, more just, more peaceful world. But there’s absolutely no way to know if he’ll succeed, and by giving him the Nobel Prize as a kind of “atta boy,” the Nobel Committee is actually just highlighting the gap that conservatives have long highlighted: between Obamamania as global hype and Obama’s actual accomplishments.

Personally, I prefer this “major award”. It’s just as tacky, but at least it does something:

Update II: Jazz Shaw calls it Freaky Friday.


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the righty reaction to O’s nobel is absolutely priceless. i hear dick cheney shot someone in the face this morning.

sesquipedalian on October 9, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Too bad it wasn’t you.

NJ Red on October 9, 2009 at 2:21 PM

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

…aaaaand the link to the transcripts?

HAnthonyWayne on October 9, 2009 at 2:23 PM

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM

You are a student, right?

Johan Klaus on October 9, 2009 at 2:23 PM

This is the irritating thing about arguing here. You can put facts right in front of people’s faces and they’ll just close their eyes and plug their ears.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Same to you, dumbA$$. You don’t have any idea who you are arguing with and yet you are the smartest person you know.

Part of a constitution is not ALL of a constitution and it is a temporary restriction, like martial law, not crap canned like Venezuala’s.

But why don’t you just celebrate Obama’s affirmative action prize, like your affirmative action law school career?

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

This is the irritating thing about arguing here. You can put facts right in front of people’s faces and they’ll just close their eyes and plug their ears.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

you don’t understand iron at all do you sonny boy?

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

sorry irony….

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

“The Nobel Peace Prize should be turned down by Barack Obama and given — you ready for this, oh this one’s going to make headlines — should be give to the Tea Party goers and the 9-12 Project.”

Dave Rywall on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

“The Nobel Peace Prize should be turned down by Barack Obama and given — you ready for this, oh this one’s going to make headlines — should be give to the Tea Party goers and the 9-12 Project.”

Dave Rywall on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

AMEN thats right…people that actually stood up to tyranny…instead of APPLAUDING TYRANNY.

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 2:28 PM

BECK IS RIGHT

get used to it.

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Gonna put it in a case next to his bowling trophies.

Oh wait, no he’s not.

miles on October 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Dave Rywall on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

What’s the link for that one, Dame Rywall?

Hey, have you heard? Canada is going to allow private insurance with access to all hospitals in Canada in an effort to emulate the American system.

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

This is the irritating thing about arguing here. You can put facts right in front of people’s faces and they’ll just close their eyes and plug their ears.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

You have been invited, over and over again, on this blog to, as you put it, “argue here.”

Many have asked you to argue using accepted logical constructs, and to link to credible sources. In this way, when you “put facts right in front of people’s faces,” we might be convinced of the rightness of your viewpoint.

Instead, you offer snark, and insults. You call names. You declare victory when you have not yet won.

You decline to answer specific questions, with responsive answers.

You’d be less frustrated if you’d work to do this right.

massrighty on October 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

What’s the link for that one, Dame Rywall?

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Glenn Beck said it on his radio show.

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Dave Rywall on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Dave’s just sore because Canada is woefully under-represented in Nobel Peace Prizes.

massrighty on October 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

You’d be less frustrated if you’d work to do this right.

massrighty on October 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Well and truly said!

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

You don’t have any idea who you are arguing with

Apparently I’m arguing with a fool.

Part of a constitution is not ALL of a constitution and it is a temporary restriction, like martial law, not crap canned like Venezuala’s.

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

I know it’s temporary. That’s why I said they’re “suspending” it. You’re just desperately trying to parse words now and it’s hilarious. Please continue.

But why don’t you just celebrate Obama’s affirmative action prize, like your affirmative action law school career?

Well seeing as I’m white, that statement is about as true as everything else you’ve said today.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

What’s the matter? Running out of GAS! LOL

Apparently I’m arguing with a fool.

Apparently I’m arguing with a TOOL! LOL

Are you still gong to class? Great! Maybe one you’ll get some (class)! LOL!

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

Maybe one = Maybe one day

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Well seeing as I’m white, that statement is about as true as everything else you’ve said today.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

I noticed you ducked my question about why you could believe an ideology..socialism..that has caused such misery, death, and suffering through the last century or so…

but you’re going to law school…you think you’ll be on of the ‘ruling class’ don’t bet on it….the revolution devours its own first…

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

I go to law school

crr343 on October 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM

I somehow doubt that very much

Trafalgar on October 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

Look the company he’s in:

Jimmy Carter, a fool

Yasser Arafat, a terrorist

Mikhail Gorbachev, a communist

Rigoberta Menchu, another fool, and pretender

Albert Gore, a psychotic megalomaniacal buffoon

Schadenfreude on October 9, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Don’t laugh! Al Franken came in second place! The community organizer corporation, ACORN was third.

MaiDee on October 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM

You know, this has to be really tough on Statists like ‘crr6′, seeing their hero Fauxbamo made a laughing stock in front of the world……

Hahahahahahahah

Juno77 on October 9, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Hahahahahahahaha

Juno77 on October 9, 2009 at 2:53 PM

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

If suspending parts of the consitution, here-not Honduras, is good enough for our Nobelist President, vis-a-vis extending the majority of the sun-setted Patriot Act, why isn’t it good enough for Micheletti? Or you? Or are you just un-American in your implied derision of our Dear Leader?

Doorgunner on October 9, 2009 at 2:56 PM

It’s probably been said before amidst the last 7 pages, but it’s easy enough to understand. The Nobel committee members are the Elite of the Elite of Socialist Europe. They despise America’s power and influence, despise its free market economy, and despise the very sense of individualism on which the country was founded. They sense in Obama a kindred spirit, and one who’s already working hard to tear down much of what they hold in contempt. They want America reduced to the level of yet another middling Euro-socialist once-been, and they’ve rewarded their champion accordingly.

Blacklake on October 9, 2009 at 2:59 PM

He got 400 points for writing his name on the SAT too.

winfield on October 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Boy oh boy, the stench of this no-balls award for peeze from Scan-Knavery has brought out all the trolls and they are all doing their wee weed up dance for us.

Dhuka on October 9, 2009 at 3:16 PM

They want America reduced to the level of yet another middling Euro-socialist once-been, and they’ve rewarded their champion accordingly.

Blacklake on October 9, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Your excellent analysis reminds me of part of a comment I made a few hours ago:

So, when it comes to Obama doing something to actually perform his duties, achieve a goal that edifies an entire population, or stand up for American excellence he fails. When he is just Obama the empty suit, he benefits only the virulent socialist leftists who always fail.

Failures identify with, and admire, other failures.

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 12:11 PM

What should we do with the hive mind that keeps inflating the Obama ego for its own purposes?

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM

I go to law school

crr343 on October 9, 2009 at 12:49

No you don’t. You wouldn’t have the time to post your inane drivel hour after hour,day after day.

Which is it,drop-out,flunk out or fantasy?

katy the mean old lady on October 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM

This just in:

President Obama has won the World Series of Poker. For the first time in professional poker history, a panel of judges needed to be convened to determine that Obama’s hand, which consisted of: the Boardwalk Real Estate Deed card from Monopoly, a Colonel Mustard Card from Clue, a “Share the Wealth” card from The Game of Life, a double-twelve domino and a 20-sided die from a tabletop Dungeons & Dragons game beat Phil Hellmuth’s royal flush in hearts.

Left Coast Right Mind on October 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM

this is what is known as Premature Immaculation

jediwebdude on October 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM

This is the irritating thing about arguing here. You can put facts right in front of people’s faces and they’ll just close their eyes and plug their ears.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

The problem is that those things you believe to be facts, rarely are.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:18 PM

sorry irony….

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM

He probably doesn’t understand iron either.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Well seeing as I’m white, that statement is about as true as everything else you’ve said today.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Not all affirmative action is based on race.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:21 PM

I somehow doubt that very much

Trafalgar on October 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

I have no doubt that he goes to law school.
Every night.
As a janitor.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Breaking News: George W. Bush wins free half-dozen Krispy Kreme donuts!

(with purchase of one large coffee)

noblejones on October 9, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Didn’t the opposition to Zelaya suspend the Constitution a couple weeks ago. Obama really chose the wrong side huh? LOL.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Like most of your urban legend, this one has grown while bouncing around inside your empty skull.

They suspended civil liberties, not the constitution. Sort of the way Lincoln suspended civil liberties during the Civil War.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Do you think B school is harder?

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 12:57 PM

It’s certainly more usefull.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:32 PM

If I can educate one HotAirhead a day, I’ve done a Herculean task.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM

If you ever succeed in educating anyone, it will be a first.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:38 PM

I noticed you ducked my question about why you could believe an ideology..socialism..that has caused such misery, death, and suffering through the last century or so…
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right4life on October 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

Actually in Europe, democratic “socialism” has been responsible for states with extremely high quality of life, high life expectancies, sustained economic growth and high levels of wealth spread out amongst a wide range of the populace. In many ways socialism is responsible for the most happiness, prosperity and economic security over the last half century or so.

You know, this has to be really tough on Statists like ‘crr6′, seeing their hero Fauxbamo made a laughing stock in front of the world……

Juno77 on October 9, 2009 at 2:52 PM

…by winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Great logic ya got there.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:18 PM
MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:19 PM
MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:21 PM
MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Consolidate my friend, consolidate.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Yeah it is. They’re suspending constitutional rights…what else would you call it, moron?

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

You claim to be in law school, yet you don’t know the difference between suspending civil rights, and suspending the entire constitution.

And you wonder why nobody takes anything you claim seriously.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:41 PM

HA needs to run a contest. Give a HA t-shirt to the person who comes up with the most outrageous award that Obama should receive.

DFCtomm on October 9, 2009 at 12:55 PM

I think Barack Hussein Obama should be awarded the Campbell’s Soup Award for just being “hot & tasty”.

mmm mmmm mm

I don’t need a t-shirt, I just wanted to play.

gopmom on October 9, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Consolidate my friend, consolidate.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM

I answer them as I see them. Why should I take advice on anything from you?

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:42 PM

In a related story, Barack Obama has been declared the sixth state of matter, joining solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, and Bose-Einstein condensates.

Terry_Dyne on October 9, 2009 at 4:48 PM

You claim to be in law school, yet you don’t know the difference between suspending civil rights, and suspending the entire constitution.

And you wonder why nobody takes anything you claim seriously.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:41 PM

If you suspend civil liberties you’re in effect suspending the Constitution. You’re just playing semantics.

And “my claim”? LOL. I brought it up in the context of a discussion, not to make some sort of “claim”. I don’t give a crap what you or anyone else thinks regarding that. You’ll point out whatever grammatical or factual error you perceive in my post and use it as some sort of proof I’m not attending law school. It’s a silly game but it’s all you’ve got isn’t it?

I have no doubt that he goes to law school.
Every night.
As a janitor.

MarkTheGreat on October 9, 2009 at 4:22 PM

heh. Don’t project your failures on me.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Like most of your urban legend, this one has grown while bouncing around inside your empty skull.

MarkTheGreat forgot to add an “s” at the end of “urban legend”, so that must mean he hasn’t graduated from middle school.

Right?

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 4:52 PM

It’s so hard not to giggle!

TN Mom on October 9, 2009 at 5:03 PM

I’m still dazed and confused about Obama being awarded the Nobel.
Below is a brief description of the process involved in selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

September – Invitation letters are sent out. The Nobel Committee sends out invitation letters to individuals qualified to nominate – members of national assemblies, governments, and international courts of law; university chancellors, professors of social science, history, philosophy, law and theology; leaders of peace research institutes and institutes of foreign affairs; previous Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; board members of organizations that have received the Nobel Peace Prize; present and past members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; and former advisers of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

February – Deadline for submission. The Committee bases its assessment on nominations that must be postmarked no later than 1 February each year. Nominations postmarked and received after this date are included in the following year’s discussions. In recent years, the Committee has received close to 200 different nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The number of nominating letters is much higher, as many are for the same candidates.

February-March – Short list. The Committee assesses the candidates’ work and prepares a short list.

March-August – Adviser review. The short list is reviewed by permanent advisers and advisers specially recruited for their knowledge of specific candidates. The advisers do not directly evaluate nominations nor give explicit recommendations.

October – Nobel Laureates are chosen. At the beginning of October, the Nobel Committee chooses the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates through a majority vote. The decision is final and without appeal. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are then announced.

December – Nobel Laureates receive their prize. The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony takes place on 10 December in Oslo, Norway, where the Nobel Laureates receive their Nobel Prize, which consists of a Nobel Medal and Diploma, and a document confirming the prize amount.

centre on October 9, 2009 at 5:32 PM

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Lockstein13 on October 9, 2009 at 5:34 PM

HEY! THAT’S SACRILIGIOUS!

Cybergeezer on October 9, 2009 at 5:50 PM

At first I was like many others today wondering what other unearned prize would be awarded to Obama next. I said to my best friend, what’s next, is someone going to start a let’s put O on Mt. Rushmore just because he’s the first black president movement? Then it hit us. Mt Rushmore would be much too local and pedestrian for the ultra sophisticated Obama. He belongs to the world. She said, They are not fooling me, those explosions on the moon are not to look for water, they’re using those rockets to carve his face. So, we concluded he’s going to be the man in the moon. You think we see too much of him on tv now, wait until you have to look up at his mug on the moon every night. Better stock up on wolf-bane for those full moons.

macblanegirl on October 9, 2009 at 6:50 PM

I go to law school

crr343 on October 9, 2009 at 12:49

Since when does being in prison equal law school?

TinMan13 on October 9, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Breaking News: George W. Bush wins free half-dozen Krispy Kreme donuts!

(with purchase of one large coffee)

noblejones on October 9, 2009 at 4:30 PM

But, you’re missing the point…

(Bet you’ve heard that your whole life, huh?)

George W. Bush, if he won the donuts, at least could point to some accomplishment, for which the tasty pastries were a justly-deserved reward.

Your guy gets a Nobel – which is now reduced to a little-league “showing up” trophy.

massrighty on October 9, 2009 at 7:16 PM

If I can educate one HotAirhead a day, I’ve done a Herculean task.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM

As many times as you’ve ended up with egg on your face while trying to “educate” us poor ignorant natives, it’s a wonder you still post here at all. Pretentious ass.

ddrintn on October 9, 2009 at 7:45 PM

If you suspend civil liberties you’re in effect suspending the Constitution. You’re just playing semantics.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Maybe, but you’re still left with Lincoln’s question he posed when suspending habeas corpus: is it worth destroying the whole Constitution just to save one part of it?

ddrintn on October 9, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Personally, I prefer this “major award”. It’s just as tacky, but at least it does something:
Ed

When I think of a tacky “major award”, I think “Christmas Story”. So where in the White House will the Leg Lamp be displayed?

M-14 2go on October 9, 2009 at 8:21 PM

If I can educate one HotAirhead a day, I’ve done a Herculean task.
crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Mission accomplished dude! And in spades to boot! More than one Hot Air member a day realizes what an insufferable moron you are.

csdeven on October 9, 2009 at 8:33 PM

If you suspend civil liberties you’re in effect suspending the Constitution. You’re just playing semantics.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Maybe, but you’re still left with Lincoln’s question he posed when suspending habeas corpus: is it worth destroying the whole Constitution just to save one part of it?

ddrintn on October 9, 2009 at 7:51 PM

To put it another way, suspending civil liberties doesn’t necessarily mean suspending the entire constitution, the “constitution” being the structure of the government in question. That’s why Lincoln was defending the “constitution” while violating civil liberties.

But I’m sure your intellect dazzles the DU crowd.

ddrintn on October 9, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Somebody said above that they go to law school.

By golly, now I am so deeply impressed. Law school. Wow.

I always thought law school attracts people who can’t get into veterinarian school and who have failed in the real world.

Gosh oh rooty, law school. I thought a JD meant justly demented.

Dhuka on October 9, 2009 at 11:41 PM

tim geithner should receive the Nobel Prize in Economics for it’s creative use of turbo tax.

Antagonist on October 9, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Actually in Europe, democratic “socialism” has been responsible for states with extremely high quality of life, high life expectancies, sustained economic growth and high levels of wealth spread out amongst a wide range of the populace. In many ways socialism is responsible for the most happiness, prosperity and economic security over the last half century or so.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM

actually this just shows what a talking-point spewing moron you are. ever been to those wonderful european cities??? hmmm?? you know, where you have to go to Dr. PLIARS, your dentist??? and pull your own teeth? the high unemployment, the dependency…so many people on the dole..such wasted lives….its very very sad. what a waste of potential…oh and don’t go the suburbs of Paris…oh no…unless you want to meet some very unpleasant people…oh yes…you know the kind that will burn your car, and then behead you.

oh yes socialism has done ‘wonders’ destroyed so many lives…made so many people suffer waiting to be ‘cared for’ by the state…and God knows how many have died…like the 15k or so that died in paris a few years ago during a heat wave….oh yes the caring guvmint…and ended western civilization in europe…soon it will be muslim.

you are totally uneducated…and you think you are so smart….pathetic. you libs are nothing more than legends in your own mind. it goes beyond ignorance into spiritual darkness.

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 11:50 PM

They are not fooling me, those explosions on the moon are not to look for water, they’re using those rockets to carve his face. So, we concluded he’s going to be the man in the moon. You think we see too much of him on tv now, wait until you have to look up at his mug on the moon every night. Better stock up on wolf-bane for those full moons.

macblanegirl on October 9, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Their gonna have to move a lot of lunar rock to get those ears in the proper proportions with his face!

chickasaw42 on October 10, 2009 at 12:16 AM

Their gonna have to move a lot of lunar rock to get those ears in the proper proportions with his face!

chickasaw42 on October 10, 2009 at 12:16 AM

LOL, Rush said today that winning the Nobel has inflated his already huge ego to the point where his ears are actually proportionate to his head now. That’s some ego!

macblanegirl on October 10, 2009 at 12:44 AM

Didn’t the opposition to Zelaya suspend the Constitution a couple weeks ago.

“Suspend the Constitution”? Did you seriously ask that? LOL. No, they didn’t suspend the Constitution. He signed an emergency order, since Zelaya, who attempted to take over the government in a Chavez-like, and Chvez-backed coup, had snuck back in and was causing problems from inside the Brazilian embassy. There was nothing illegal about it and the parliament had input to it. Meanwhile, one of Zelaya’s supporters (Arias) admitted that the Honduran Constituion was followed and called to change it, because he said he thought it was the worst Constitution on Earth. Even HE admitted that the Honduran government acted legally with respect to their Constitutional strictures.

Obama really chose the wrong side huh? LOL.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Yes, he chose the wrong side, Einstein. But thanks for playing.

progressoverpeace on October 10, 2009 at 1:43 AM

The Classical Columns!

They gave it away and I saw it coming. This administration is going to alternate between Greek Tragedy and Roman Farce.

Hhhhmmmm..I better find my PTSD meds…more excitement coming.

Just kidding.

IlikedAUH2O on October 10, 2009 at 3:44 AM

This is a cosmic joke. Obama has not achieved anything, especially spreading “peace”.

Oslo’s Acorn branch was extremely effective in highjacking the peace prize.

Next up for our Apostle of Appeasment: sainthood

Cleveland Steamer on October 10, 2009 at 7:06 AM

Affirmative action at it’s logical conclusion.

KyserS on October 10, 2009 at 7:42 AM

two other sitting American Presidents have won the Nobel, but only in their second terms, and only after they’d, er, actually achieved something:

Yep…

Nobel Committee = irrelavent

Khun Joe on October 10, 2009 at 10:17 AM

However, Carter had a legitimate shot at it in 1978 for his work on brokering a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt only a few years after their last war — and didn’t get a share in the Nobel awarded to Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat for those efforts.

Actually, no.

Carter has long enjoyed a reputation as a Middle East sage, owing, of course, to his role in the original Camp David accords. That reputation, however, rests on shaky grounds. Truth is, Sadat and Begin had their deal worked out before ever approaching Washington. And the facilitators they used were far from saintly Southern Baptists: They used the dreadful King of Morocco and the even more dreadful Ceausescu of Romania! When they had their plan essentially worked out, however, they called the White House (whose occupant just happened to be J.C.) (initials not accidental, he and his most fervent admirers have seemed to think for years).

Why did they contact the White House? Prof. Bernard Lewis put it succinctly to Charlie Rose recently: “Well, obviously, they needed someone to pay the bill, and who but the United States could fulfill that function?”

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KittyLowrey on October 10, 2009 at 3:51 PM

You know what makes me the most angry about this…..How dare the Nobel committee try to influence our politics this way….if I knew what their country actually produces and sells here in the US, I would boycott it…

IronEagle on October 10, 2009 at 11:24 PM

What diplomatic efforts “so far”? He gave a speech in Cairo and … and … and … gave a few in Europe, too.

Included in those speeches in Europe was a certain masterpiece of a speech in Copenhagen, touting “The City on the Hill” as the ultimate venue for the Olympics.

That speech must have left a lasting impression on the Nobel committee.

unclesmrgol on October 11, 2009 at 9:11 AM

Look the company he’s in:

Jimmy Carter, a fool

Yasser Arafat, a terrorist

Mikhail Gorbachev, a communist

Rigoberta Menchu, another fool, and pretender

Albert Gore, a psychotic megalomaniacal buffoon

Schadenfreude on October 9, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Albert Gore, a psychotic megalomaniacal buffoon and huge liberal hypocrite and he generously gave us the internet.

dthorny on October 11, 2009 at 10:29 AM

This is a cosmic joke. Obama has not achieved anything, especially spreading “peace”.

Oslo’s Acorn branch was extremely effective in highjacking the peace prize.

Next up for our Apostle of Appeasment: sainthood

Cleveland Steamer on October 10, 2009 at 7:06AM

Popebama?

We have to nominate Jerry Seinfeld for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. He had a TV show for 10 years about nothing, at least he had a record to show for it.

dthorny on October 11, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Wow, Al “Mr. Freeze” Gore causes dropping temperature every time he gives a talk on global warming (a real dog bites man story), but hell also froze over last night! Little Tommy Friedman is just full of surprises isn’t he?

Mr. Joe on October 11, 2009 at 12:44 PM

I smell a set up. Check the bank accounts of the people on the committee. Ironically, a retired friend from special ops made a comment (about a month ago) about how these prizes had been bought and sold in the past. Don’t ask if that can be documented or why he made that comment!

I can’t wait until the acceptance speech. Envision scenarios where the “Nobel Committee” allows the ceremony to be televised. And, the entire entranced earth tunes in as our epic hero takes center stage.

His teleprompter will announce sharing the prize with the Palestinian people for the heroic struggle in throwing off the shackles of their Israeli slave masters.

Or, with Ahmadinejad by his side, he could announce sharing the prize with Iran in exchange for cessation of their nuclear program and legitimacy in the world community — forget Neda et aliae!

We’ll just have to wait and see. No matter I smell something rotten in Denmark — er Norway. It smells of rotten money to me.

trollkiller on October 12, 2009 at 1:50 AM

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