Friday, October 9, 2009

The Nobel's Affirmative Action Committee Updated

Via Memeorandum:

Once upon a time, winning a Nobel Prize meant that the recipient had ACCOMPLISHED something. In a gross insult to Pres. Obama, the Nobel Committee apparently doubted Obama's ability to successfully do anything, so they dumbed down the requirements to merely "making an effort." For better or worse, none of us knows what Obama's term will bring but the Nobel committee doesn't appear inclined to give him the benefit the doubt.

It seems clear that he has been awarded this prize solely based on his race. It is an insult to the President and to everyone who believes in being recognized for their accomplishments rather than arbitrary attributes. President Obama should tell the Nobel committee to take their racist award and attitude and put them both where the sun don't shine.


The nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize closed on February 11th, three weeks in to the Obama presidency. This really is sounding more and more like a spoof. I am no fan of the President or his policies but he deserves better. Worse, among the 205 nominees for the award there are undoubtedly people who deserved and earned the honor but did not receive it because the committee wanted to make some kind of lame statement. This is an embarrassment for everyone concerned.


Donald Douglas has a great roundup of the reaction to Obama's dubious "award" at American Power. I said in the comments at American Power that I believe that this is an example of the "soft bigotry of low expectations" and an insault. Unfortunately, after watching the President's reaction on the news, I retract my statement that the President "deserves better." He apparently has no problem excepting award based on the 'bar being lowered.' Too bad. I would have expected him to set a better example.

In addition to the links listed at American Power, check out:

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize… Plus Congressional Medal Of Honor, Heisman Trophy And Miss Universe Pageant! The Daley Gator

Memo to Oslo The Other McCain

It’s Not Funny Any More Track-A-'Crat

It's Yewnanimous Paco

Obama Wins Masters, Too Doug Ross

Nobel Committee feeds Obama ego with Peace Prize Pundit and Pundette

And Now We've Entered an Alternate Universe And So it Goes in Shreveport

Too bad the Norwegian Nobel Committee wasn’t in charge of handing out the Olympics Troglopundit

Fidel Castro BURNING with Envy!!! Babalu

'Insha'Allah': Obama Nobel Emboldens Islamist/Socialist Enemy Alliance! American Power (different post from the link above and an excellent read)

I pray that in light of this Obama does not decide against giving our troops the backing that they deserve. I can't think of anything more devastating than our brave troops dying because their Commander and Chief fails to act on their behalf because of a trumped up award.


Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...


The moon - that nocturnal inspiration to poets and lovers for centuries - was viciously attacked this morning by Muslim terrorist Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his co-conspirators within THE GOVERNMENT.

A clear message has been sent by this radical jihadist to good and decent people everywhere. There is no room for misinterpretation: if they can target the moon - THE MOON! - in such a ghastly and unprovoked matter, it only proves - conclusively - that Main Street is not safe. Our children must be protected from the radical, hideous agenda of this man and his vile administration. Mark my words, my fellow Americans - today the moon, tomorrow Anytown, USA. OH, THE HUMANITY!

At the moment this lunar holocaust was taking shape, an announcement was made on Oslo, Norway awarding Barack HUSSEIN Obama the Nobel Peace Prize.

Coincidence? I wonder....

But seriously, folks....

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Donald Douglas said...

American Power tracked-back with, 'Obama to Accept Nobel Peace Prize: 'A Call to Action'.