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If Obama were honorable, he will turn down the Nobel Prize since he doesn't deserve it.
If he accepts this prize for doing absolutely nothing, it will show his true character.
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If conservatives didn't have Obama to complain about, they wouldn't exist.
Does llama think Obama is deserving of such a prize, and if so, why?.
His true character is his ego. His head is so big now that his ears are starting to fit. I agree, if he doesn't think he deserves it, he should refuse it. Giving the money to charity is not the same.
"It would be disrespectful of the Nobel Committee to disagree with their decision"
Only really fine book learnin' coulda led ta dat sentence, ha-yuk!
"They can give it to whoever they vote for."
Wow. They can give it to whomever they vote for? Really? Could you learn us some more, Mr. Wizard? But next time, the incredibly obvious will be sufficient. The monumentally obvious need not be reviewed.
Moving away from morons and toward the blog: I can't find much merit behind awarding our President this honor right now. Perhaps he may have earned it with time and accomplishment (and he still might), but if the Nobel recipient hasn't been a questionable choice before this should do the trick.
I heard today that he'd spoken on the matter and admitted he didn't deserve the award (haven't heard it firsthand nor read about it as yet). If that's true, that's good enough for me. Perhaps this award is to serve symbolically, but I don't believe rejecting it out of hand is the right move.
Your 'statements' were ineptly phrased. Period.
Shocker that fact would soar over your pea-sized intellect.
Still pissed you can't do anything more than regurgitate the same ol' lies? Never fails. Show the porchie for the fool he is and he'll retreat to the same old garbage, no real response, no rebuttal, but out comes the cackle.
Porch = Pathetic
Anyone would know from Dear Leader's long and fruitful association with the Chicago corruption machine that "honorable" isn't in his vocabulary.
Thanks for the link, Vertigo.
The Nobel Peace prize was the result of the opinion of five solitary Swedish John Denver look alikes named Flerb and Schflin, or a close proximity to that.
I'll take the opinion of five SNL comedy writers who wrote the no accomplishment Obama cold opening skit over the Nobel committee any day. Much truer barometer.
It shouldn't amaze me, but it still does....it 'never' fails to amaze me what fame and/or money can 'buy' one. I wonder what the down side will be.....
If Obama would have turned down the Nobel prize, retardlicans would be prancing about yelling "he hates america, he is a socialist, he didn't even accept the nobel prize, how arrogant.
teabaggers, birthers, death panels, sarah palins, childish joe wilsons, astroturfers, nobel-naysayers..................
I just love the g.o.p. on its death bed.
If Obama wasn't an honorable man, he would not have gotten this prize!!!!
Obama should be as honorable as Le Duc Tho and be the second person to decline the Nobel Peace Prize. It takes an honorable man to decline an award that he feels he does not deserve.
“…Obama's stock in trade is in making promises. Not in keeping them.
Obama's whole career has been built on making promises that he's never held to. He was elected to the Senate in 2004 with a pledge to serve his full term. Had he kept that one, there's a good chance Rod Blagojevich would still be Illinois' governor and most of the country would have no idea who Roland Burris was.”
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I agree with Obama that he doesn't deserve this award. Perhaps he was feigning humility, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt. I think the greater issue is this recent change from this being the "Nobel Peace Prize" and turning it into the "Nobel Political Prize", which is awarded annually to the Norwegians favorite left-wing liberal/socialist.
The true tragedy, is all the genuinely deserving individuals who have actually accomplishment a great deal, but who were turned down. This was a slap in the face to real peace activists. While I have no opinion whether Obama should have accepted or rejected this prize, I do think he could have (should have) mentioned other individual's sacrifice and accomplishments towards peace, who were turned down.
I wish your keyboard would melt down, Marion, then maybe it would shock the crap outta you and you'd go away.
It is a lot of fun, in a pathetic sort of way, to read the petty vile spewed by the right-wingers over this prize. I would love to see what they would of said if GWB had won it. Even though he would have been less deserving of this prize, it would of been fun to read the reactions. Jealousy is not a suit that looks good an anyone!
If we want to look at accomplishments rather than empty promises, someone else might have gotten this Nobel.
“President Bush's legacy is sure to be defined by his wielding of U.S. military power in Afghanistan and Iraq, but there is another, much softer and less-noticed effort by his administration in foreign affairs: a dramatic increase in U.S. aid to Africa.
The president has tripled direct humanitarian and development aid to the world's most impoverished continent since taking office and recently vowed to double that increased amount by 2010 -- to nearly $9 billion.
The moves have surprised -- and pleased -- longtime supporters of assistance for Africa, who note that because Bush has received little support from African American voters, he has little obvious political incentive for his interest.
"I think the Bush administration deserves pretty high marks in terms of increasing aid to Africa," said Steve Radelet, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.
Bush has increased direct development and humanitarian aid to Africa to more than $4 billion a year from $1.4 billion in 2001, according to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. And four African nations -- Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt and Uganda -- rank among the world's top 10 recipients in aid from the United States. “
“WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama doesn't often offer praise for President George W. Bush's foreign policy,
"I salute President Bush for his leadership in crafting a plan for AIDS relief in Africa and backing it up with funding dedicated to saving lives and preventing the spread of the disease," Obama said in taped remarks to the Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health.”
Dear Big Prune,
I have just one word in reply to your blog (well really two but it's a compound word).
Take a look at the history of the Peace Prize. It's been awarded on numerous occasions to people that "didn't deserve it" or hadn't "earned" it in the estimation of the popular press. For heaven's sake they even gave it to Henry Kissinger, a man that many people even now think should have been tried for war crimes!
As for "honor", if GWB had been an "honorable" man he never would have gone into Iraq at all. If GWB had been an "honorable" man he wouldn't have chosen Dick Cheney as his VP (not once but twice!) then allowed him to rape the country. If GWB had been an "honorable" man maybe he would be hanging this prize on his wall instead of having his replacement mop up his international mess.
And acg, Marion will never go away. Dolph adores him. I'm sure they have drinks on a routine basis. At the very least they spout the very same drivel. For the sake of your inner peace do what I do and just skip any entry that has his name on it. It's too bad we don't have a way to filter on this board. A /ignore command would be nice but I don't see it coming anytime soon.
If Obama were truly honorable, he wouldn't be in the position he's in right now.
Henry Kissinger was awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to establish a ceasefire and US withdrawal from Vietnam.
Something is better than nothing!
LOL, "New Prince of Peace." That is a good one.
Will Obama assume the character of the Dan Quayle "feather" in Doonesbury?
i'm sure they don't like you either.
That's ok Tom. I hated Bush, Cheney, Rove et all when they were in control. They scared aitch EE double hockey sticks out of me too. How does it feel?
This just in!!! Obama wins the Heisman Trophy after watching a college football game!!!
Its always a good thing when the American President is recognized by the international community with positive recognition / award / etc. It may not do America any good in the long run, but it sure doesn't harm any of us.
Under these circumstances however, the award itself has been cheapened, and the President has been put in a position where there is at least the perception that he is now beholden to the Europeans. I hope I'm wrong. I hope I never hear a disparaging word about our President not living up to his NPP coming out of any European capitol. They seem to forget about the 100,000+ Americans laying in graves on that blood soaked continent. We owe them nothing.
Ha. Silly, bitter conservatives. I love it.
This is kind of like the Broncos-Chargers game in September 2008. The Chargers should have won the game, but a bad call in the final minute gave the victory to the Broncos. (There was absolutely no question that the call changed the outcome of the game.)
I imagine that after the game there were plenty of Chargers fans crying and whining about how the Broncos shouldn't have won the game and that the victory should be awarded to the Chargers. I bet some even used the back-you-into-a-corner "rationale" that it would be the "honorable thing to do" if the Broncos forfeited the victory.
Of course Obama wouldn't decline the award, you dumb**s conservatives. Try using your under-used brains and think for a second: Why would he do that? Just to appease you? By this logic, I suppose the Broncos should of held a post-game press conference in which they stated that they would rather "do the right thing" and give the victory to San Diego? You fools crack me up.
teabaggers, birthers, astroturfers, sarah palins, death panels, wilson-child congressmen, nobel naysayers.
these people still have 7 more years of Obama, I love it!
If Dear Leader were so honorable, would he have been such a close buddy of Blago? He just kept voting 'present' and was the go-along-get-along guy with the Chicago corruptocrats.
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