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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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Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

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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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 6 months ago

"these people still have 7 more years of Obama, I love it!"

I kinda doubt it, unless he really is "The Messiah".

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ljreader 4 years, 6 months ago

Funny email:

BREAKING NEWS from The New York Times This just in! Obama wins the Heisman Trophy after watching a college football game! (laughter)

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parrotuya 4 years, 6 months ago

Conservative bigots never win the Nobel Prize because they are so shallow and envious. The Repug party dominated by conservative blowhards gets a little smaller everyday! And I enjoy watching them make fools of themselves!

DOWn, baby, DOWn!

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puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

teabaggers, birthers, astroturfers, sarah palins, death panels, wilson-child congressmen, nobel naysayers.

these people still have 7 more years of Obama, I love it!

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1029 4 years, 6 months ago

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.

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tbaker 4 years, 6 months ago

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.

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porch_person 4 years, 6 months ago

TomShewmon / Rightthinker, I'm sure that, at some point, LJ World didn't like you either.

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Cait McKnelly 4 years, 6 months ago

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?

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puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

i'm sure they don't like you either.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 6 months ago

Love it when the Obama supporting left now scolds the right for the things we say about him. Guess they don't have very good memory recall of the past several years. I do. I have ZERO sympathy for Obama, Pelosi or Reid. I don't hate Obama, he just spooks me. I intensely dislike Pelosi and Reid.....really intensely dislike them.

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ralphralph 4 years, 6 months ago

Will Obama assume the character of the Dan Quayle "feather" in Doonesbury? It's apt.

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 6 months ago

Uh, oh........................Photoshop ideas.......................

heh, heh

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 6 months ago

Satirical (Anonymous) says…

Marion…

LOL, “New Prince of Peace.” That is a good one"

Marion writes:

Thankyou, thankyouverramuch!

;)

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Satirical 4 years, 6 months ago

Marion...

LOL, "New Prince of Peace." That is a good one.

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BigPrune 4 years, 6 months ago

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!

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gphawk89 4 years, 6 months ago

If Obama were truly honorable, he wouldn't be in the position he's in right now.

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 6 months ago

And the latest from The New Prince of Peace:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/13/politics/washingtonpost/main5381329.shtml

"President Obama announced in March that he would be sending 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But in an unannounced move, the White House has also authorized - and the Pentagon is deploying - at least 13,000 troops beyond that number, according to defense officials.

The additional troops are primarily support forces, including engineers, medical personnel, intelligence experts and military police. Their deployment has received little mention by officials at the Pentagon and the White House, who have spoken more publicly about the combat troops who have been sent to Afghanistan.

The deployment of the support troops to Afghanistan brings the total increase approved by Obama to 34,000. The buildup has raised the number of U.S. troops deployed to the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan above the peak during the Iraq "surge" that President George W. Bush ordered, officials said."

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Cait McKnelly 4 years, 6 months ago

Dear Big Prune, I have just one word in reply to your blog (well really two but it's a compound word). Bs! 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.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

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. “ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/30/AR2006123000941.html

“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.” http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/01/world.aids.day/index.html

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georgiahawk 4 years, 6 months ago

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!

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acg 4 years, 6 months ago

I wish your keyboard would melt down, Marion, then maybe it would shock the crap outta you and you'd go away.

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 6 months ago

Big Prune, how did you namage to keep your keyboard from melting down when you used the word "honorable" and the name:

"Obama "

in the same sentence?

I had to water down mine as it began to smoke while writing this post!

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Satirical 4 years, 6 months ago

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.

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TheGreatSantini 4 years, 6 months ago

You're right, now that he is president he desperately wants to campaign and make more promises and get elected to a higher office before he is expected to deliver, this is his forte.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

“…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.” Read the rest at: http://wizbangblog.com/content/2009/10/13/you-made-me-promises-promises.php#

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OMockery 4 years, 6 months ago

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.

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TheGreatSantini 4 years, 6 months ago

He became president without any accomplishments wrote two memoirs by the time he was in his 40’s, what makes you think he would refuse what he did not earn this time.

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grammaddy 4 years, 6 months ago

If Obama wasn't an honorable man, he would not have gotten this prize!!!!

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puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

teabaggers, birthers, death panels, sarah palins, childish joe wilsons, astroturfers, nobel-naysayers..................

I just love the g.o.p. on its death bed.

keep talkin'

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puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

hahahahahahaha!

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.

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Ronda Miller 4 years, 6 months ago

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.....

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Mixolydian 4 years, 6 months ago

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.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 6 months ago

BigPrune, I've already seen enough of his true character. Haven't most Americans? Radical socialists, perverts, tax cheats and eugenists in his whitehouse? A far-left former L A Times opinion columnist, Rosa Brooks with zero military experience/knowledge for some reason made third in line to the Pentagon? Maybe to be a mole? Unbelievable stuff out of this administration. This administration (and congress) are a trainwreck. How much longer can Obama's committed fringe leftist media keep running interference and doing damage control. I think a Republican congress would expeditiously remove him. That is my birthday wish next year.

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jaywalker 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for the link, Vertigo.

Porch,

(laughter)

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Pilgrim2 4 years, 6 months ago

llama726 (Anonymous) says…

If conservatives didn't have Obama to complain about, they wouldn't exist.


Yeah, that's what you said about Clinton, too. Then we had a two-term Republican president. To paraphrase Twain, "I'm afraid the reports of the Republican demise are premature."

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

Anyone would know from Dear Leader's long and fruitful association with the Chicago corruption machine that "honorable" isn't in his vocabulary.

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porch_person 4 years, 6 months ago

jaywalker,

Care to have me quote your own racist words again? Of course not.

First you criticize my content as being "obvious" and then you claim that my sentence construction was lacking. You have a problem. You claim that I'm "a fool" for content you agree with.

I can think of no more pathetic display than to lash out at that which is consistent with your own position.

You'll do it again. You can't help it.

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jaywalker 4 years, 6 months ago

Porchie,

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

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Roland Gunslinger 4 years, 6 months ago

jaywalker-

"I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/09/obama-wins-nobel-peace-pr_n_314907.html

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porch_person 4 years, 6 months ago

jaywalker,

Your sarcasm towards my statements of fact ("the obvious") is somewhat tempered by your agreement with those same statements a mere paragraph later!!

Still pissed about what I said regarding your racist comments about Justice Sotomayor and the Rutgers women's basketball team, I see. I submit that is "coloring" your subsequent content and attitude.

(laughter)

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jaywalker 4 years, 6 months ago

"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.

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porch_person 4 years, 6 months ago

BigPrune,

It would be disrespectful of the Nobel Committee to disagree with their decision. It's their prize. They can give it to whoever they vote for. As history indicates, success is not a prerequisite for being awarded the prize. It's the effort towards peace and the advancement of mankind that is noted.

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sierraclub 4 years, 6 months ago

Oh please! Obama will fix our economy that Bush jr screwed up. We will get the wealth spread around and universal health care in place. As soon as gays can marry, the US will be the place to live!!! GO OBAMA!!

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KS 4 years, 6 months ago

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.

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BigPrune 4 years, 6 months ago

Does llama think Obama is deserving of such a prize, and if so, why?.

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llama726 4 years, 6 months ago

If conservatives didn't have Obama to complain about, they wouldn't exist.

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