Well, it was just a matter of seconds before the GOP babbling mouths starting spewing all the reasons why Obama doesn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. Let’s just be thankful they’re not the ones handing these puppies out each year! From their comfy little perches, they expectedly criticize Obama and the Nobel Committee as if they, themselves, had a clue as to the kind of positive change Obama represents to much of the world.
Ignorance worn as a badge of honor.
“This fully exposes the illusion that is Barack Obama. 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… 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.”
“Something has happened here that we all agree with the Taliban and Iran about and that is he doesn’t deserve the award.”
“The Nobel gang just suicide-bombed themselves.”
Statement from the Rebulican National Committee:
“The real question Americans are asking is, ‘What has President Obama actually accomplished?’
“It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights. One thing is certain — President Obama won’t be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action.”
Obama will be kicked out in 2012, based on the fact that the Soviet Union collapsed a year after Mikhail Gorbachev won a Nobel Peace Prize.
Obama doesn’t deserve the prize, but the Tea Party protesters do. He credited an “extraordinarily powerful” global progressive network for bagging Obama the win.
RedState’s Erick Erickson:
“I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota.”
Neocon John Bolton:
“Obama should decline the prize.”
National Review’s John Miller:
“Obama isn’t the first American president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but he’s the first to win it without having accomplished anything.”
National Review’s Mark Krikorian:
“The prize seems not just premature but embarrassing. This just reinforces the Saturday Night Live meme that Obama has done nothing. This really might be his Carter whacking-the-bunny-rabbit moment.”
National Review’s Andy McCarthy:
“The prize is already damaged goods because Yasser Arafat once won it.”
The Democratic National Committee response?
“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,” wrote DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse. “Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize — an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride — unless of course you are the Republican Party. The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It’s no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore – it’s an embarrassing label to claim.”
That it is.