Sunday, October 11, 2009

On Obama's Nobel.

So we all know that President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is now among the ranks of those such as Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela. If it hadn't been for Al Gore winning it in 2007, I would be even more frustrated and confused than I already am.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a Committee of 5 elected members of the extraordinarily special Norweigan Parliament. According to, Obama was awarded the prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Now, did anyone know that the deadline for nominations was February 1st? So, Barack Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three weeks into office? His nomination, clearly, was a placeholder...they wanted to see what he could accomplish because they had that much faith in him. And conservatives are laughed at when we mockingly call reference to him as the Messiah. Go figure.

Okay, so even the Second Coming couldn't get anything accomplished in three weeks. Let's give him a break for that. And he didn't nominate himself, so we can't blame him for that either. However, let's look at his past 8 months in office instead, and see if there's anything deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize there.
February: nope
March: nope
April: European Apology Tour 2009
May: nope
June: to Iran: "The world is watching."
July: nope
August: nope
September: nope

I guess all you need for a Nobel nowadays is to grovel at the feet of the Europeans, shake a finger at Iran, and make no tough decisions on your own country's domestic and foreign affairs. Good job, Mr. President!

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