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Obama's Nobel Prize

Posted Friday, October 9, 2009, at 8:24 AM

When I woke up this morning and went to wash my hair before leaving for the office my phone rang and a friend of mine was telling me that apparently President Obama had just won the Nobel Peace Prize.

To be honest, at first I thought it was a joke and I waited for a punch line. The idea just makes absolutely no sense at this point in his presidency.

According to the rules, nominations close for the prize on February 1, a mere 11 days into his term of office.

The idea that some day down the road he could have won one wouldn't have surprised me but I've never seen the award given for what someone "might do."

As a matter of fact, typically years pass following an accomplishment before you are nominated for these awards.

A pair of doctors, for example, just won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for a development that may change the face of cancer treatment. The discovery was made by them several years ago.

Right now there's even a push to bring more troops to Afghanistan. I just don't get it.

I guess Europe was just so excited to get rid of Bush that they thought his replacement deserved an award!

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This is not going to be a fun topic I can see. Ridding Bush deserves many accolades, perhaps the Nobel Peace Prize is one. Now, I'll hush and won't even come back to see the typical responses coming from a Dexter group.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:27 AM

They essentially gave Obama the nobel peace prize for what he might do. I read that the promise that he brings to the world stage makes him deserving of the Nobel. Well if thats the case then I am going to end world hunger, get a peace treaty in the middle east, and colonize mars. When can I expect to receive my nobel??

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:48 AM

Well, this is definitely one topic I will disagree with Dexterite1 on, imagine that...

I still can't get my jaws to close after this bit of early morning news...my first question to the person who told me was, "I wonder how much THAT cost him?" Sorry, just being honest here. I sure would like to know the process of how this 'Obamination' happened. Did I just make a new word? Hmm..brings back more memories of '1984' in how the government created new words to help in the mind-washing...hmmm, Swift, maybe I should run for Congress....?? Okay, everyone can stop laughing and get up off the floor now.

-- Posted by BarbaraNTexas on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:54 AM

Oh, yeah, Michael, how much influence do you have?

Texas, I doubt that money was involved. I seriously doubt that even Bill Gates has enough to buy the Nobel Prize. I agree that it's a shocker, but I guess the rest of the world has more hope for what our president can accomplish than we do.

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 10:44 AM

I have no influence goat, I was just using the same tactics that Obama was using.

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 11:09 AM

Well, let's hope it works better for him.

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 12:36 PM

Are you serious goat? The rest of the world is laughing at the U.S. because we are becoming a weaker nation and that is exactly what these third world country want. For God's sake, other country don't even want the American dollar anymore. I don't care what side of the fence you're on, this is a joke and we are going to pay for it.

And by the way, the five person committee that gave this award to B.O. are all from Norway, which happens to be a Socialist country. Ironic, I think not.

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 1:31 PM

Another side not for you B.O. lovers that you will not see on MSNBC. He was in office for two weeks before the deadline for submitting nominations for the Nobel Prize. Ironic, I think not.

I'm Bon Scott and I DESERVE a house, a car, insurance, and a part of YOUR paycheck. If you don't agree, then why did you vote for this president.

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 1:56 PM

obama has done absolutely nothing for peace. He is the antithesis of President Ronald Reagan whose policy was "Peace through strength". This Nobel Peace Prize award is nothing more than a token of socialist anti-Americanism. Look at the list of winners since 1980! Obama has company with Gorbachev, Mandella, Carter, and Gore! In fact, do you see one conservative on this list?


-- Posted by swift on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 4:39 PM

Hey Bush spent years trying to restore peace in IRAQ where's his award? OOoops my bad...He wasnt a socialist. I forget he believed in free market free speech and no government run healthcare Government bailouts? prolly not so much. Ive said enough at this point

-- Posted by XDEXTERRESI on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 9:21 PM

The latest bs I heard on why bo got the award is because he is in and Bush is out. If he (bo) had any integrity he would have declined it, which is an option, but no, he didn't.

-- Posted by BarbaraNTexas on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 9:53 PM

Which means, in my opinion and correct me if I'm wrong, but apparently honesty and integrity mean nothing to this current administration...this fiasco is asinine..Obamination.

-- Posted by BarbaraNTexas on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 9:57 PM

Of course honesty and integrity mean nothing to this administration. They are politicians after all. Obama won because of his speeches during the run for th white house. Remember he was gonna get us out of Iraq within his first year in office. He was gonna fix our economy and all the other hoopla. They gave him this award based on BS. The simple fact is he has not done squat, he aint gonna do squat other than bankrupt us, and possibly turn us into a third world country. Everyone get in line for your foodstamps and welfare checks.

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Sat, Oct 10, 2009, at 7:37 AM

St Louis Post Dispatch story this morning said that he recieved his Nobel Prize because of hope. Hope that he will deliver on his promises of world peace. Hey, If the New World Order and the G-20 have their way, Obama might be the World Potentate. Hmmmm! I wonder what the Bible says about those who cry peace and safety. I wonder what it means when it says, there is no peace to the wicked.

-- Posted by swift on Sat, Oct 10, 2009, at 10:46 AM

The Nobel is supposed to be awarded for achievements not for what you could do. I just hate that Obama is being heralded as the savior of our country. Obama is not worthy of a Nobel, he might be in the future, time will only tell. Hopefully if the dems stay on the course they are, come election time this Nobel will serve as the downfall for the administration.

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Sat, Oct 10, 2009, at 3:26 PM

I wish someone would give me a reward for hope and what I might do.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sun, Oct 11, 2009, at 7:51 PM

Well, good ole Charlie Daniels, your thoughts on Obama?


-- Posted by swift on Mon, Oct 12, 2009, at 3:58 PM

Cancer research....deserves the award but 11 days in office, get real!!

-- Posted by shoe lady on Mon, Oct 12, 2009, at 4:12 PM

I heard something interesting on one of those news programs Sunday morning...don't remember who said it, or what state he is from. Anyway, his twist on why BO won is twofold..first as I said before, is due in part as a slap at Bush, secondly because of the promises he (BO) has made. Okay,this is nothing new, but this man said that now, having won the award, he will have to come through on his promises lest he risk political embarrassment..basically put up or shut up. This is already an embarrassment.

-- Posted by BarbaraNTexas on Tue, Oct 13, 2009, at 7:36 AM


-- Posted by jabelson on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 10:39 AM

Interesting, Jabelson. Our friends on the right won't care to read it, though.

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 9:14 PM

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