Monday, October 12, 2009

Obama Nada

UPDATE III: I'm not the only one who thought Obama should have just said no thanks. Read The New York Times, Heckuva Job, Barack.

UPDATE II: Why do few Republi-cons win the Nobel Peace Prize? Read the Miami Herald, Fla. GOP members shoot Muslim targets at gun range.

UPDATE: Once upon a time, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." However, it seems that there is a new post-modern standard -- just saying that one hopes to bring about peace at some point in the future. And Obama sure can talk, can't he, especially when the teleprompter is working properly. Read the Washington Post, Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize.

I think the award is more a rebuke of Bush, in other words an "award for simply not being Bush. That alone is worthy of an award from the world" (quoted from an email I received). If that is the case, the award should have gone to the American public.

Otherwise it should be renamed the Nobel Prize for a Promise.

Obama should decline the prize, saying that he does not believe that he has accomplished enough to merit the prize, and that surely there is someone "who labored in anonymity to promote peace worked in relative obscurity and often in grave danger on behalf of human rights, political freedom, or national self-determination" and as such really deserves the prize.

Otherwise Obama will prove that he is just another politician full of himself.

P.S. I wonder who even nominated him. Hope it wasn't someone from his staff.

P.P.S. Maybe next year I'll nominate Santa Claus, he brings peace to my house every Christmas Eve.

Final P.S. Mike thinks that Obama's win based on 12 days as president and the fact that Reagan never won the award, "coupled with Al Gore's win in 2007 is proof that the prize is nothing but a political prize from Leftists to Leftists." What do you think?

What has Obama done on global warming, immigration reform, gays in the military, limits on executive powers, torture prosecutions, closing Gitmo, withdrawing from Iraq, improving the status of the fight in Afghanistan, health care reform, etc.?

Can you say nothing:

"A drumbeat of belittlement can damage a president." Remember Chevy Chase's portrayal of Gerald Ford as a "bumbling, clumsy man who banged his head constantly."

Maybe Obama Man can't.