Obama wins the Peace Prize *UPDATED — FREQUENTLY*

By now you all know that Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.  After deciding that the Nobel Committee probably didn’t award it as a consolation prize for Obama’s having lost before the International Olympic Committee, I tried to figure out what “peace” the Nobel Committee meant.  After all, this is a guy so ineffectual that even Saturday Night Live points out that he does absolutely nothing.

I’ve decided that this is a preemptive prize, because the Committee looked ahead to the insane nuclear winter and global Muslim/non-Muslim war Obama’s fecklessness is bringing into being and they knew:  he makes a desert, and calls it peace.  Since the Committee can confidently expect that, once Obama does what he does best, there will be no more prizes, now was the time for a preemptive award.

UPDATE:  I dashed the above off pre-carpool.  I’ve now had a chance to think more.  This sets the seal on the Peace Prize’s irrelevancy.  People of various political stripes could defend some of the more disgusting awards (Arafat springs to mind), because they liked the effect these winners had on their chosen field.  In other words, Arafat may have been a disgusting, murderous warmonger, but he’d at least done something.  As I noted above, even Obama’s staunchest defenders can’t pretend he’s done anything at all, and certainly not in nine months.  The only thing he’s done is to be elected.

And that’s really what this is all about:  He is the change that anti-American Europe has been waiting for.  By being elected, he’s decimated America, and that’s what they want.  Because they view America as an aggressor nation, ion their minds having a non-aggressor in the White House — and, even better, a black(ish) non-aggressor — means America is disarmed, which itself is a form of peace.  They are too short-sighted, of course, to realize that America has been the guardian, not the aggressor.  With America gone, they’ll have they peace of the Muslim grave.

UPDATE II:  Obama was nominated on February 1 — 11 days after he took office.  That simply proves my point, that Europe recognizes him as the emasculator of America, which in itself is sufficient, to their stunted minds, to mean world peace.

UPDATE III:  We know anti-Americans have viewed Obama as a Messiah.  But if I remember the last Messiah who came along, say about 2000 years ago, there was some sacrifice involved.  This is the “Messiah-Lite” program, which in itself is an outrageously creepy idea.

UPDATE IV:  Some have suggested that Obama refuse the prize, which would make him less of a laughingstock.  A headline at BNO News, however, has Obama accepting the award “as a call to action.”  In other words, Obama fully agrees with the Europeans.  He too believes that, just by being Obama, he has conferred some sort of celestial blessing on the world.  He is, in his own mind, the embodiment of Hope.  In other words, he is a megalomaniac.  It will be interesting to see what he does with the prize money.

One other thing:  with few exceptions, both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel Literature Prize are given only to people who are anti-American.  It’s interesting that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee seized Obama up and concluded that he, too, is anti-American.

UPDATE V:  Apropos Obama’s decision to accept — there’s good reason to believe that he needs to tamp that ego down and put his acceptance on hold until the end of January 2013.  It seems that it’s unconstitutional for him to accept.  Although, the Constitution hasn’t stopped Obama before, so why should it stop him now?

UPDATE VI:  Even Jennifer Loven, who is probably the single most partisan AP reporter in the history of partisan AP reporters, can’t figure this one out.

UPDATE VII:  The Nobel Prize Committee was explicit that this prize is because Obama creates the hope of peace, rather than peace itself.  Certainly there’s been no peace since Obama’s become president and, in fact, things are worse, rather than better under his watch.  Given Obama’s failures, his goals and his limited number of actions, what’s really interesting is the type of peace the Committee envisions.  Recall that just the other day, the Obama administration cut funding to a group the monitors human rights in Iran.  This reminds us that peace isn’t always lion sleeping with the lamb, which is what most people envision.  To the Left, peace simply means the world under the thumb of a strong man — or, in the post Obama world, under the thumb of a strong religion.

UPDATE VIII:  Obama has announced that he will give the prize money to charity.  I have a suggestion:  Since the only thing Obama did to earn this prize was to get elected, why don’t we give the money to the people who actually created the election outcome, namely the American voters.  Turn the money over to the IRS, President Obama.

UPDATE IX:  I just checked my “real me” facebook account, which is liberal land.  Those few who have commented on it have expressed the same theme:  “I really like Obama, but this makes no sense.”  While many are very concerned that this move puts pressure on Obama to withdraw from Afghanistan (because he’s got to make the desert of peace in that country too, Cambodia-style), I wonder if this won’t make average Americans sit up and wonder what’s really going on with this president.  (See Big Lizard’s too, for suspicion about the timing vis a vis Afghanistan.)

UPDATE X:  Have you noticed that libs are more upset than conservatives?  We conservatives realized years ago that the Nobel Peace Prize was a joke and this is just more proof, as if we needed anyway.  To liberals, though, this is an “Emperor has no clothes” moment.  They truly respect the Nobel Prize and think it is a prestigious and meaningful award, never mind some of the yahoos to whom it’s been awarded.  Having it awarded to someone who has done nothing at all is frightening to them, because it might hint at the fact that conservative disdain for the Prize is rooted in reality.


Also blogging (a list I’ll add to during the day)

Brutally Honest

Byron York

Radio Patriot

American Thinker

The crowd at Commentary’s Contentions (and this is a global link to the blog, not to a specific post)

Power Line, which provides a useful list of prior winners, showing that Obama comes at the bottom of a steeply declining slope

Ed Morrissey

National Review Online’s Corner (and again, this is a global link)

Michelle Malkin

Melanie Phillips

And Discover the Networks helps explain what’s really going on (h/t Sweetness and Light)

Richard Cohen (a liberal who makes a nasty swipe at Palin, but still makes a good point about the insanity of the award)

Even the New York Times is bewildered (although approving)

The London Times savages the decision to award the prize

The Anchoress

Radio Patriot has the ultimate reductio ad absurdum

Bruce Kesler

Up North Mommy

Even Time Magazine, one of Obama’s biggest cheerleaders, thinks this is a bad idea

Flopping Aces


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  1. SADIE says

    Mike Devx…not only is it possible, but the owner insures that while you are buying a dormat, he makes you feel like one.

    It’s called: Liberal Hostiltality.

  2. says

    Re Sadie (#52):

    The surprise ending to the stories Sadie told sounded too good to be true. I’ve had lots of emails with those kind of surprises, and they’re always false. So I checked this one. Not that I doubted Sadie, of course, but we’ve all been fooled. What amazed me is that the story is absolutely and completely true. I found each story on its own inspiring. The two stories together knocked my socks off. If you haven’t read #52, please do.

  3. SADIE says

    Barefoot Bookworm, so glad you found the stories as inspiring as I did. I was going to plant it your open thread, but I thought since we were all here, it would serve the greater good.

  4. Mike Devx says

    An excerpt from J.R. Dunn’s article over at American Thinker concerning Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize:

    This is now a permanent part of his persona, something he will need to work at to overcome. Can he overcome it? He didn’t do so this weekend. The sole mature choice when confronted with the Norwegian parliament’s damnfoolery would have been to politely reject the award. This would have earned him far greater public accolades and even reluctant respect from the likes of me. But Obama failed that test. He always will.

    Obama has been in office for eight months, and there is not one peace accord that hostile actors have signed. He’s mouthed some pretty speeches while overseas that they went ga-ga over. Is *THAT* enough to win a Nobel Peace Prize? Pretty speeches?


    And Obama accepted it. Thus can you distinguish the wise from the foolish.

    Enjoy this moment! It’s right up there with Joe The Plumber, and the “bitter clingers” speech in California made about the Pennsylvanians. And the American DVDs submitted as a high gift in England – DVDs which they can’t play. This is another classic insert-foot-in-mouth moment by Obama. Indeed by the Committee too. As can be seen by the dismay by many on the left, this is not subtle either! The left is never happy when their Leaders commit glaring faux pas.

    So enjoy the moment! There will be more! Don’t forget the image of the policeman helping Henry Gates down the steps while Obama, full of himself and grinning as he headed towards his moment on the Cameras, ignored the elderly
    man’s difficulty.

    Obama cannot help himself! There will be more. Enjoy them all! Every single one.

  5. says

    No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.

    Where’s the Congressional bill, vote, or approval of this award?

  6. SADIE says

    I know we’ve all been doing our due diligence, but one more read couldn’t hurt.
    Three snips to entice you.

    They have just awarded him a peace prize which Obama himself suggests was extended on credit …
    What, more specifically, might they be expecting of Obama? For starters, Norway, along with neighboring Sweden and Denmark, has been banging the drum for America to hand over to the United Nations….
    The real hope is that Obama will remember he took an oath (twice) not to serve as global spokesman for the Norwegian Nobel Committee, but “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    Read the rest here.

  7. Charles Martel says

    Marguerite, good question. They probably went with the same argument.

    I don’t have any problems with The One accepting the prize on constitutional grounds. My objections center on merit and good form, which makes me a. . . .racist.

  8. says

    The Nobel Committee is an arm of the Norwegian Parliament, appointed by them, for them. That is a foreign state.

    TR did not actually pick up the prize money (or the prize itself) until 1910, when he visited Europe after his African Safari. He did not feel right accepting the prize while he was in office. TR wore an old fashioned suit with a top hat when he went to get the award. He picked up the prize in Christiania, Norway, on May 5, 1910 and part of his speech to the Nobel Prize Committee is as follows:

    As for Wilson, he was never against sweeping people he didn’t like under the river with military power at the domestic front.

  9. Marguerite says

    Charles, I object on constitutional and merit grounds, so that puts me in really deep do-do. What can be worse in 21st century America than racist – I tremble.


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