Update: The Nobel farce helps Big Pink make the point that narcissistic celebrity Obama is gifted what he does not deserve. Obama worshipers are now forced to see what we have been saying for years about Obama: “You haven’t done nothing.”
We are amazed but not amused
By all the things you say that you’ll do
Though much concerned but not involved
With decisions that are made by you
But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
“You haven’t done nothing”!
Doo doo, wop.
Once again, America can’t even get the Olympic bronze, but Barack Obama gets the gold. Obama personally profits, American continues to sink.
Today the Nobel Peace Prize turned itself into a piece of bling-bling junk.
The Associated Press headline said it all: For What?
He won! For what? [snip]
He has no standout moment of victory that would seem to warrant a verdict as sweeping as that issued by the Nobel committee.
And what about peace? Obama is running two wars in the Muslim world — in Iraq and Afghanistan — and can’t get a climate change bill through his own Congress.
His scorecard for the year is largely an “incomplete,” if he’s being graded.
Even Saturday Night Live knows Obama has done NOTHING! Jack Squat.
What about peace?
He banned torture and other extreme interrogation techniques for terrorists. But he also promised to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a source of much distaste for the U.S. around the world, a difficult task that now seems headed to miss his own January 2010 deadline.
He said he would end the Iraq war. But he has been slow to bring the troops home and the real end of the U.S. military presence there won’t come until at least 2012, and that’s only if both the U.S. and Iraq stick to their current agreement about American troop withdrawals.
He has pushed for new efforts to make peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. But he’s received little cooperation from the two sides.
He said he wants a nuclear-free world. But it’s one thing to telegraph the desire, in a speech in Prague in April, and quite another to unite other nations and U.S. lawmakers behind the web of treaties and agreements needed to make that reality.
He has said that battling climate change is a priority. But the U.S. seems likely to head into crucial international negotiations set for Copenhagen in December with legislation still stalled in Congress.
Clearly Norway bureaucrats are unaware of Obama’s flailing poll numbers in the United States – unless the Nobel committee is aware Obama is sinking and they are trying to prop up a celebrity. The bureaucrats in neighboring Denmark know Obama was and is a fizzle:
And what about Obama’s global prestige? It seemed to take a big hit last week when he jetted across the Atlantic to lobby for Chicago to get the 2016 Olympics — and was rejected with a last-place finish.
Perhaps for the Nobel committee, merely altering the tone out of Washington toward the rest of the world is enough. Obama got much attention for his speech from Cairo reaching out a U.S. hand to the world’s Muslims. His remarks at the U.N. General Assembly last month set down new markers for the way the U.S. works with the world.
But still … ?
The Nobel Peace Prize used to be an honor. It is now debased. Earlier winners had actually accomplished great works, not just treacly words. Even Obama thugs know this once glorious honor is undeserved. David Axelrod when told many people are “stunned” by the announcement responded “As are we.” The Nobel is now an embarrassing international joke:
Critics — some in parts of the Arab and Muslim world — called the committee decision premature. [snip]
Obama is the fourth U.S. president to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after Jimmy Carter won in 2002, Woodrow Wilson picked it up in 1919 and Theodore Roosevelt was chosen for the 1906 prize.
Issam al-Khazraji, a day laborer in Baghdad, said of Obama: “He doesn’t deserve this prize. All these problems — Iraq, Afghanistan — have not been solved . . . man of ‘change’ hasn’t changed anything yet.”
Liaqat Baluch, a senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a conservative religious party in Pakistan, called the award an embarrassing “joke”.
Previous Nobel Peace Prize winners are the International Committee of the Red Cross, the American Friends Service Committee, Albert Schweitzer, Dag Hammarskjold, Linus Pauling, Martin Luther King Jr., the United Nations Children’s Fund, Willy Brandt, Andrei Sakharov, Amnesty International, Anwar al-Sadat and Menachem Begin, Mother Teresa, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Lech Walesa, Desmond Tutu, Eli Wiesel, United Nations Peacekeeping forces, International Physicians for The Prevention of Nuclear War, and Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk.
The above are people and organizations who actually accomplished something, often at great cost to themselves. Some, like Anwar al-Sadat paid for the award with their very lives.
Now to that long list of estimable laureates, add Obama the Clown.
The truly great Lech Walesa won the Peace Prize in 1983 in the midst of a great struggle to liberate Poland, lift up the human rights of the Polish people, and destroy the Evil Empire which was the Soviet Union. Walesa went to jail and his country invaded, but Walesa won the battle and the Evil Soviet Empire crumbled. Walesa’s Peace Prize is now devalued by a Clown getting the award:
The deadline for nominations for the prize was Feb. 1 — two weeks after Mr. Obama was inaugurated.
“So soon? Too early. He has no contribution so far,” former Polish President Lech Walesa, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, said Friday. “He is still at an early stage.”
The Nobel Peace Prize Committee joins the once great Democratic Party at the junkyard, rusted and useless.
Even in Norway, where Mr. Obama enjoys huge popularity, the decision raised eyebrows among some. “It is just too soon,” said Siv Jensen, leader of Norway’s main opposition party, the Progress Party. “It is wrong to give him the peace prize for his ambition. You should receive it for results.”
She said that the decision to bestow the award on the president was the most controversial she could remember and was one of a number that had moved the prize further away from the ideals of Alfred Nobel.
Others made the same point in somewhat more diplomatic language. Amnesty International, which won the peace prize in 1977, congratulated Mr. Obama but said he couldn’t stop there.
Of course if Obama had to produce results in order to get a prize, he would never get one.
Far from being an award, this is an embarrassment which highlights the total lack of accomplishment of Obama. Here at Big Pink we do think Obama deserves Olympic gold and Nobel recognition as a flim-flam man greater than Madoff or Abramoff or Music Man Professor Harold Hill.
The Nobel Peace Prize is now an absurd mockery:
The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in many capitals and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself. [snip]
Instead, the prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning in its attempt to build up a man who has barely begun his period in office, let alone achieved any tangible outcome for peace. [snip]
There is a further irony in offering a peace prize to a president whose principal preoccupation at the moment is when and how to expand the war in Afghanistan.
The spectacle of Mr Obama mounting the podium in Oslo to accept a prize that once went to Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi and Mother Theresa would be all the more absurd if it follows a White House decision to send up to 40,000 more US troops to Afghanistan. However just such a war may be deemed in Western eyes, Muslims would not be the only group to complain that peace is hardly compatible with an escalation in hostilities. [snip]
It is certainly true that his energy and aspirations have dazzled many of his supporters. Sadly, it seems they have so bedazzled the Norwegians that they can no longer separate hopes from achievement. The achievements of all previous winners have been diminished.
The Nobel Prize to Obama The Clown assures us that the Academy Awards will now honor Pauly Shore, the Grammy music award will go to a garbage truck, the Pulitzer to Archie Comics, the Westinghouse Award for Chemistry to the local lemonade stand, and the Congressional Medal of honor to a cook injured in the line of peeling a potato.
The only award Obama deserves is a shiny, big, round, rubber, nose.