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Friday, October 9th, 2009   9:45 am | Author: chris | Politics/Government |
Tags: GOP, Nobel prize, Obama, RNC
This morning President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
The Nobel Committee stated that it decided to award the prize to Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,”
Obama was humbled and surprised by the award stating ”I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments. But rather as an affirmation of American leadership. … I will accept this award as a call to action.”
As reported by CNN, Obama said he did not feel he deserves “to be in the company” of past winners, but would continue to push a broad range of international objectives, including nuclear non-proliferation, a reversal of the global economic downturn, and resolutions of the Arab-Israeli conflict and America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I think his award may have been pre-mature but I believe that Obama means it when he says that this will be a call to action for his administration. And in the end I think he will prove that he deserved it.
However, the GOP and right wingers began drooling as soon as the announcement was made.
Michael Steele, RNC chariman immediately released at statement:
“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.”
And Rush Limbaugh followed with:
“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.”
Limbaugh continued: “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.”
I am sure more is coming from the party of NO and the right wing Obama haters.