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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He’s trying to grow his teenager Don Juan mustache again. How precious.

kingsjester on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

I really didn’t know very much about the Nobel peace prize, but the avalanche of blog posts on the subject have given me a quick education.

The common theme I see is that the prize is awarded to the people who do the most damage to peace in the name of peace. Given that history, committee merely anticipated the inevitable.

ElectricPhase on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Barack Chamberlain Obama.

“Appease In Our Time“

profitsbeard on October 9, 2009 at 11:27 AM

hahahaha

scalleywag on October 9, 2009 at 11:31 AM

Higher power? I don’t think that Obama ever got past adding and subtracting in math.

Obama is a joke, a farce. He is like the main character in the draft of a very bad screen play.

MB4 on October 9, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Uhhh, the higher power is GOD. Try to keep up.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:31 AM

Biden’s response: “One word, Train wreck”

R Square on October 9, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Has anyone seen what they are saying at DUh, or Kos, or HuffPo? I really don’t want to look….

NoFanofLibs on October 9, 2009 at 11:32 AM

He’s trying to grow his teenager Don Juan mustache again. How precious.

kingsjester on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Nah, they wrangled his butt out of bed, hungover, to deliver a speechifying moment complete with index cards and don’t ask me no questions, “I gotta go back to bed and sleep this off” moment.

Classic.

Key West Reader on October 9, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Uhhh, the higher power is GOD. Try to keep up.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:31 AM

Oh, don’t be coy. We all know that Obama is your god.

ElectricPhase on October 9, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Uhhh, the higher power is GOD. Try to keep up.
robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:31 AM

Yes, He is. The difference is, He doesn’t think he’s Obama.

kingsjester on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Uhhh, the higher power is GOD. Try to keep up.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:31 AM

And your point is…?

misslizzi on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM

C’mon guys…he’s black. They get everything with half an effort. Look how he got into Harvard.

It’s the f-ck whitey era.

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

LtE, your white sheets are back from the cleaners.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM

how are Eustace and Jill?

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 10:29 AM

As well as can be expected, I suppose.

Cute ;)

Puddleglum on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Breaking NEWS:

The former White House Office of the Olympics has now been officially retasked as the Office of the Nobel Prize and immediately retasked with the land purchase, design and construction of a 50,000 sq foot building necessary to house Mr. Obama’s new award. All labor must be union labor and funds appropriate from stimulus money. Estimated jobs created or saved is approximately 400,000. Unemployment in Chicago has just dropped 2 whole points in the last 4 hours.

ted c on October 9, 2009 at 11:34 AM

ElectricPhase on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

I will respectfully correct you. Mother Theresa won the Nobel Peace Prize. I’m sure you have heard of her.

Now, compare that with uh. uh. uh. oh yeah, Barack Hussein Obama. MMM MMM MMM

This award will forever cheapen and demean any future awards.

/Oh noes! Not the Nobel Boobie Prize! No! I don’t want it!

Poor Nobel.

Key West Reader on October 9, 2009 at 11:34 AM

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

You’re on the wrong blog.

BadgerHawk on October 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Uhhh, the higher power is GOD. Try to keep up.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:31 AM

Didn’t you mean ALLAH?

How often do you government astoturfers see Eric Holder?

flyfisher on October 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM

C’mon guys…he’s black. They get everything with half an effort. Look how he got into Harvard.

It’s the f-ck whitey era.

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Moby?

Count to 10 on October 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Someone else nailed it:

Where’s Kanye West when you need him?

J.J. Sefton on October 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Uhhh, the higher power is GOD. Try to keep up.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:31 AM
Didn’t you mean ALLAH?

How often do you government astoturfers see Eric Holder?

flyfisher on October 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Astroturfers even

flyfisher on October 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM

It is the liberal’s Peoples Choice Award.

Bubba must be furious all that flying around with Bush 1 got him no where.

Ricki on October 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Unemployment in Chicago has just dropped 2 whole points in the last 4 hours.

ted c on October 9, 2009 at 11:34 AM

The 50,000 square foot building will be tasked with housing the Head of Obama.

I’m thinking we need more square footage. Like, ya know? The moon?

Key West Reader on October 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM

My first thoughts on hearing this, this morning were….a shallow, hollow victory. Tis a shame too. It demeans previous winners, insults the ver meaning of peace, and makes a mockery of Obama. Hopefully, even Obama will see thru this crap. I doubt it though. In his over bulbous ego, he’ll see it as the grand gesture he deserves, not the policy altering tool it’s meant to be.

capejasmine on October 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Where’s Kanye West when you need him?

J.J. Sefton on October 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM

“Barack, I’m real happy, and Ima let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best non-contributions to world peace of all time. Of all time!”

BadgerHawk on October 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Flash!~

Michelle Obama wins the Nobel Prize for Engineering!

(Since she apparently helped engineer Barry’s Peace Prize win.)

profitsbeard on October 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

someone ban this evil troll

ginaswo on October 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

I’m not impressed.
They gave the biggest terrorist in the world, Yasser Arafat, the nobel peace prize.

JakeRightThought on October 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

I doubt it though. In his over bulbous ego, he’ll see it as the grand gesture he deserves, not the policy altering tool it’s meant to be.

capejasmine on October 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Rush? Is that you?

Key West Reader on October 9, 2009 at 11:38 AM

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

WTH? You need to find another site for this kind of crap.

d1carter on October 9, 2009 at 11:38 AM

I’m thinking we need more square footage. Like, ya know? The moon?

Key West Reader on October 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM

yeah, good point. we did just knock a big hole in that thing this morning…. the moon that is.

ted c on October 9, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Michelle Obama wins the Nobel Prize for Engineering!

(Since she apparently helped engineer Barry’s Peace Prize win.)

profitsbeard on October 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

I thought she just polished the hardware, if you know what I mean.

ted c on October 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM

So he’s got that goin’ for him, which is nice

Terry_Dyne on October 9, 2009 at 11:17 AM

+100

katy the mean old lady on October 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM
You’re on the wrong blog.

BadgerHawk on October 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM

You’d be surprised (or perhaps not) how many here feel the same way.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM

“LtE, your white sheets are back from the cleaners.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM”

Really. Apparently you’ve never been at work when a promotional order comes out and they promote to say 146 in rank order, and have to go down to 378 to get their minority quotas.

So until your family has been screwed by affirmative action, you can eat my shorts.

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM

yeah, good point. we did just knock a big hole in that thing this morning…. the moon that is.

ted c on October 9, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Yeah, unfortunately the moon is not large enough to house his haughtyness…. the astronauts were tasked with finding room for MeeChelle’s head, too. Hence, mission NOT accomplished.

Key West Reader on October 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Hmmmm…. does not this also come with a substantial cash prize?

Question, can you just GIVE money to a politician in an office? Isn’t there somthing in Campaign Finanace laws against that?

Romeo13 on October 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM

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

I love it. My favorite movie. But when things inevitably break, who does Obama blame for using up all the glue on purpose?

BuckeyeSam on October 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM

C’mon guys…he’s black. They get everything with half an effort. Look how he got into Harvard.

It’s the f-ck whitey era.

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

LtE, your white sheets are back from the cleaners.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM

I have never seen one bit of evidence that Barack Obama got into Harvard on merit, nor any that Michelle Obama got into Princeton on merit. If you have some evidence that they were accepted based on merit, please share. SAT scores would be of particular interest.

MB4 on October 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

TROLL ALERT
PLS BAN

becki51758 on October 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM

ginaswo on October 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

You’d be surprised (or perhaps not) how many here feel the same way.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM

oh I’m glad you’re here!! you libs are good for a few laughs…how can ANYONE be SO STUPID to believe the things you believe in??

you know your socialist agenda has caused the deaths of untold millions…yet you persist in thinking it is a good thing…what causes you to believe such idiocy? are you just evil as hell? seriously what causes anyone to believe that liberalism (socialism) works? or do you just want power over other people’s lives…and you think you’ll be on top in the coming revolution?

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM

I don’t know how often you post here (I haven’t seen your comments before), but in the rare instance that someone does post something truly vile they’re almost universally chastised and, if Ed or AP see it, banned.

Don’t be an ass and try to lump us all in with one d-bag. I could go to dkos (I posted there daily for several years) and pick out something anti-semitic (no difficult feat) and try to claim it represented everyone there.

BadgerHawk on October 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

SAT scores would be of particular interest.

MB4 on October 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Barack Obama’s college app’s have been sealed.

Key West Reader on October 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

LtE, your white sheets are back from the cleaners.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Fun! A new liberal race-victim who plays the race card when he can’t think of an original thought. Get in line, whiner.

Jaibones on October 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

I’ve been here longer than than most of you, a huge sore spot in my life is hit…and now calls for me to get banned.

Great.

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Hmmmm…. does not this also come with a substantial cash prize?

Question, can you just GIVE money to a politician in an office? Isn’t there somthing in Campaign Finanace laws against that?

Romeo13 on October 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM

One million dollars.

Now that I think about it, are we sure that this isn’t a way around campaign finance laws prohibitting contributions from non-citizens? Are the members of the Nobel committee, in truth, Obama bundlers?

BuckeyeSam on October 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

.
Um,Ed? Methiks one of CJ’s little green a$$holes just slithered in

katy the mean old lady on October 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM

ginaswo on October 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Me???

becki51758 on October 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Flash~!

Obama wins World Series!

On his own!

First time in history a non-team has ever swept the not-yet played Championship!

He’s got balls!” said A-Rod.

profitsbeard on October 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM

As well as can be expected, I suppose.

Cute ;)

Puddleglum on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM

I LOVE dear Mr. Lewis…and I’d take narnia in a heartbeat over the shadowlands we live in…

FOR ASLAN AND FOR NARNIA!!!

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM

nd pick out something anti-semitic (no difficult feat) and try to claim it represented everyone there.

BadgerHawk on October 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

it does. the left hates israel and the jews…

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM

ginaswo on October 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Im sure not the only one who has said that. Ive been on Hotair for yrs. Im not a troll.

becki51758 on October 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM

You’d be surprised (or perhaps not) how many here feel the same way.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM

I have never seen one bit of evidence that Barack Obama got into Harvard on merit, nor any that Michelle Obama got into Princeton on merit. If you have some evidence that they were accepted based on merit, please share. SAT scores would be of particular interest.

MB4 on October 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

I rest my case…

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

.
Um,Ed? Methiks one of CJ’s little green a$$holes just slithered in

katy the mean old lady on October 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Insufficient evidence for conviction. I’m not even sure there is enough evidence to convene a Grand Jury.

MB4 on October 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM

In regards to Barack Obama, “Never in the history of human politics was so much given by so many, to one man, for so little”. ~ Sue Denim

So now the Nobel TNT Prize has become a complete and utter mockery of the founders intent; proving that entropy into liberal stupidity is inevitable in any bureaucracy.

suzy.denim@gmail.com on October 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM

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

Check the lefty response too.
Your side of the spectrum is more confused than normal (even though their normal is often confused.)

As to the Cheney comment:

Seriously, is that the best you’ve got?

Lame.

massrighty on October 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Uhhh, the higher power is GOD. Try to keep up.

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:31 AM

what god? surely not the god of the bible..but a dark ‘liberal’ god who relishes the blood of unborn babies….

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

“Um,Ed? Methiks one of CJ’s little green a$$holes just slithered in

katy the mean old lady on October 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM”

“katy the mean old lady”? When did you get here?

I don’t have to defend my views…have you ever been jumped over by someone less qualified because of race?

Answer please. If you have the courage.

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

I love it, they’ve done Obama no favors, they’ve made a mockery of themselves and Obama. This will backfire spectacularly.

elduende on October 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Key West Reader on October 9, 2009 at 11:34 AM

I’m sorry, but a majority of the recipients from the last couple of decades were either undeserving or have been discredited.

ElectricPhase on October 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM

I rest my case…

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Your “case” needs a rest. It also needs some meat on it’s bones.

MB4 on October 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm,
Barack Hussein Obama,
They awarded him the nobel prize,
For pulling the wool over the world’s eyes.

BirdEye on October 9, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Flash!~

Barack Obama wins Best-in-Show at Westminster Dog Event!

Beats out a stunned Standard Poodle and disappointed Dandy Dinmont.

We were going to give this to Mrs. Obama, but thought it might have some misunderstood connotations,” noted the Grand Master of the Show.

Baracks coat is wonderful!” gushed a lady judge. “So empty, yet so glossy!”

profitsbeard on October 9, 2009 at 11:51 AM

In a related story, Obama has just won the World Scrabble Championship with his bingo of YYMQIIA, which the judges have retroactively declared a real word.

Terry_Dyne on October 9, 2009 at 11:52 AM

I rest my case…

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM

You have an awfully low standard of proof. Give it a rest.

BadgerHawk on October 9, 2009 at 11:53 AM

A light bulb just went on for me a few minutes ago. Call me cynical, but I think this may be a play to allow Obama to take over the media and say “See everyone is against me and it makes the U.S. look divided to the world. We need tighter restrictions on the media to maintain unity to get through the crisis we are currently dealing with.”

MobileVideoEngineer on October 9, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Sadly, Obambam probably thinks he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.

lonestar1 on October 9, 2009 at 11:53 AM

profitsbeard on October 9, 2009 at 11:51 AM

hahaha

becki51758 on October 9, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Barack Obama wins Best-in-Show at Westminster Dog Event!

Beats out a stunned Standard Poodle and disappointed Dandy Dinmont.

“We were going to give this to Mrs. Obama, but thought it might have some misunderstood connotations,” noted the Grand Master of the Show.

“Baracks coat is wonderful!” gushed a lady judge. “So empty, yet so glossy!”

Michelle needn’t worry, she can try for the triple crown.

lonestar1 on October 9, 2009 at 11:55 AM

In a related story, Obama has just won the World Scrabble Championship with his bingo of YYMQIIA, which the judges have retroactively declared a real word.

Terry_Dyne on October 9, 2009 at 11:52 AM

I think they allowed it as an Acronyn.

YYMQIIA:

Yo, yo, My Queen Is In America.

profitsbeard on October 9, 2009 at 11:55 AM

What with all these awards hes winning, he best build a few extra shelves!

becki51758 on October 9, 2009 at 11:57 AM

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Actually,no.

katy the mean old lady on October 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM

One thing that has not been reported is the amazed laughter that erupted from the press at the NPP announcement, when all five of those judges popped out of that little tiny clown car. Holy shit, after that, the announcement of Obama was practically an anticlimax!!

drunyan8315 on October 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Every one sing along.

I love Barack Obama, he’s such a great man
About the merit of all the awards and praise, I’ll just look the other way, ’cause I can
I’m so sure he’s always looking out equally for you and me
That he’s an such an extrodinary man, all can plainly see
Whatever he says and wins, is certainly good enough for me
I will just have to try my best not to laugh so hard I fall out of my tree

Cheshire Cat on October 9, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Woodrow Wilson was awarded the price in 1919, after helping to found the League of Nations and shaping the Treatise of Versailles

Thus setting the stage for World War II.

Oldnuke on October 9, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Google up this fellow, “Thorbjorn Jagland” who runs the Nobel committee and you find your basic socialist. The Wiki article on him is humorous. Alcohol might be involved with this cat.

JAW on October 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Wow….

Amazing news.

AnninCA on October 9, 2009 at 12:10 PM

It’s the f-ck whitey era.

LtE126 on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

You’re wrong on the black remark. But I agree with the whitey remark with one caveat. It’s the f**k CONSERVATIVES era. Just ask Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman or any other black who doesn’t buy into the black victim mentality.

csdeven on October 9, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Hmmmm… question…

Is this not a BRIBE?

It comes with a Million Dollars… and they gave it to him without merit, so he could continue with his leftist views…

IE, we have a foreign entity giving a Million Dollars to the President of the US so he will continue with THEIR agenda…

Romeo13 on October 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Yeah I think LIE is from LGF.

ArmyAunt on October 9, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Romeo13 on October 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Perhaps a bribe to not send more troops to Afghanistan? Rush makes a good point there.

becki51758 on October 9, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Well, guess what neocons, DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL HAS CALLED YOU OUT!

Oh, and by the way, the faux-conservatives at sites like Michelle Malkin’s Hot Air should be lapping this award up. After all, the Nobel idiots said they gave Obama his award largely for his pandering, lying, nauseating speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, earlier this year. That was the speech that ignoramus Ed Morrissey, Malkin’s Hot Air lapdog, slobberingly gushed all over the speech as “surprisingly good.” (Yeah, the same airhead, Morrissey, who consistently panders to and promotes Islamist Grover Norquist and repeatedly praised Iran’s Rafsanjani, the mastermind of the Hezbollah Buenos Aires bombing of the Jewish community center and Israeli embassy.)

So are you really surprised by this? I’m not. I expected he’d get the award from these ninnies sooner or later. Remember, they’re from the Islamopandering Scandinavia that’s fast becoming ScandIslamia.

HOW DA YA LIKE THEM APPLES?!

BobAnthony on October 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM

IT’S A MADHOUSE!!!

Percy_Peabody on October 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM

I have never seen one bit of evidence that Barack Obama got into Harvard on merit, nor any that Michelle Obama got into Princeton on merit. If you have some evidence that they were accepted based on merit, please share. SAT scores would be of particular interest.

MB4 on October 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Odd you only need black attendees to prove their worthiness, especially since Barack graduated magna cum laude from HLS and Michelle graduated cum laude from Princeton. Seems like they did just fine.

Did you apply the same standard to George W.? After all his grades were much lower.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Well, guess what neocons, DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL HAS CALLED YOU OUT!

Oh, and by the way, the faux-conservatives at sites like Michelle Malkin’s Hot Air should be lapping this award up. After all, the Nobel idiots said they gave Obama his award largely for his pandering, lying, nauseating speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, earlier this year. ….

HOW DA YA LIKE THEM APPLES?!

BobAnthony on October 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Considering that the nobel nominations occurred in the beginning of February, I’d say the theory has quite a large hole.

Vashta.Nerada on October 9, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Did you apply the same standard to George W.? After all his grades were much lower.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 12:22 PM

really? how do you know? we know what Bush’s grades were…what were the Obama’s grades?

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

HOW DA YA LIKE THEM APPLES?!

BobAnthony on October 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM

That’s good but not the best. I saw the topper at another site. I’m almost afraid to repeat it, but I’ll live dangerously today. It’s the affirmative action nobel peace prize.

DFCtomm on October 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

well..we do know he failed history.

becki51758 on October 9, 2009 at 12:26 PM

really? how do you know? we know what Bush’s grades were…what were the Obama’s grades?

right4life on October 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Obama graduated magna cum laude. Unless you think you can graduate magna cum laude with a C average, Obama did much better than G.W.B.

crr6 on October 9, 2009 at 12:27 PM

DFCtomm on October 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

shhh..be very careful. I mentioned something in this same vein earlier and someone called for me to be banned…and called me a troll! lol ;)

becki51758 on October 9, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Breaking News: Barrack Obama wins NYC Marathon. Actual race, scheduled for November 1, has been canceled.

taney71 on October 9, 2009 at 12:28 PM

What do you think — will Putin have the wit to award Obama the Lenin Prize tomorrow? This one is going to run and run…

Fortunata on October 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM

In related news, Obama was just announced as the 2009 AL MVP. He beat out Joe Mauer and Mark Teixeira, two guys who actually played this season and have tangible accomplishments to show for their efforts. The DNC released a statement saying that anyone who disagrees with The Won’s MVP selection hates baseball and, therefore, hates America, and should drop dead immediately. Nobama is also the early favorite to win the 2009 NL MVP, which would make him the first person in history to win both awards in the same season. Said the President upon hearing the news: ‘Whoa! What about the Cy Young?’

joejm65 on October 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM

robertnyc212 on October 9, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Even amongst you stalinist types, the disbelief is palpable.

Go look up palpable, now.

massrighty on October 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM

BREAKING NEWS….

I finally figured out why the most blessed, magnificent King of the World King Hussein I won the NPP today.

His lifetime work for:
INFANTICIDE, Working tirelessly that even the most frail of all humans would be allowed to die without medical care.

AFGHANISTAN CASUALTIES, While dithering about his decision his inaction has cost American Lives.

OBAMACARE: Unplugging the elderly and allowing them to move along to their next life, saving the U.S. Financial system by reducing Medicare costs as a bonus.

and more to come.

Thank you oh mighty and humble and wise King Hussein.

ALL HAIL THE GREAT ONE…..ALL HAIL…..ALL HAIL..

p.s.
Did Julio get a job working on the Nobel Committee after he left McDonalds?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY84fF2hzhY

PappyD61 on October 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM

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