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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Obama the Nobel Prize: He Earned IT!!!!!!

In response to a student editorial claiming that President Obama did not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, I said the following:

I found your editorial (President Obama does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, 10/12/2009) to be very shortsighted and "Fox News-ish." We are talking about an honor bestowed upon our president and the United States of America. The Nobel Prize for Peace is about the world!!! He was the recipient because of the impact he has made on the world. Rather than policies of warmongering, aggression, occupation, belligerence and arrogance, President Obama presents a new face for America. He has made a commitment that the U.S. does not torture or break other international laws. He extended a hand to the Muslim world. During his Cairo speech some in the audience yelled out "We love you!" a sentiment that received a thunderous applause. Even before he was elected, 200,000 people turned out to hear him speak in Berlin. Whether it is Europe, Africa, Asia, or Latin America, America is respected again. That has not been the case for many years and certainly not the eight years of Bush-Cheney. Having traveled in Europe, Africa, and Latin America during that time, George Bush, with all due respect for the institution of the presidency, was an embarrassment.

From its inception more than two centuries ago, America has been under the hegemony of white nationalism. The election of Barack Obama changed that. For the first time in American history, a president was elected without the majority of white voters. While 55% of whites voted for McCain, the overwhelming majority of the electorate that elected Obama was a coalition: 45% of whites, including a lot of students and young people, 95% of African Americans, 67% of Latino Americans, 62% of Asian Americans. It was his/our victory over white nationalism that presents a new America to the world. That alone merited him the Nobel prize. Having Barack Hussein Obama elected president of these United States and the "leader of the free world" is a giant step forward for America and the world.

You say: "Students should be critical of their president on what he can do for them, not what he can do for the rest of the world." Talk about being short-sighted? The last time I checked students are and will be a part of the world. The President is setting out to change our energy policy from fossil fuels to green energy. It seems to me that students should be concerned about climate change. The President has begun talks with the Russians to eliminate nuclear weapons. A world without the threat of nuclear annihilation should be of interest to students for their future and the future of their children. Does the editorial board really think his accomplishment, as President, should be about whether or not he is going to provide students money for their books or lower their tuition?

By February the the first, just a few days after his inauguration, the world was witnessing a new way in which America was going to interact with the world. The above are his historic "actions" over the past two years not simply "intentions." Yes, President Obama deserves the recognition for changing America and having the U.S. respected again. [End]

This could apply to the right wing as well. The problem is Obama keeps thrashing them. The more he wins, the more desperate they become. The rabid right is becoming unhinged!!! And Media Matters is exposing them. RGN

Media Matters: Right again makes an anti-American ass of itself following Obama's Nobel win
October 09, 2009 9:50 pm ET

On Friday, the nation awoke to the news that the Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to President Barack Obama. "I am both surprised and deeply humbled," Obama said that morning. "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."

But sadly, Obama's words failed to touch the hearts of some of the world's most esteemed and principled critics and commentators, all of whom have proven their love for America and her values time and again. I'm kidding of course.

After resolutely working to undermine Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games and then roundly applauding the International Olympic Committee's decision to eliminate the U.S. city from competition, the right-wing media responded with furor to the Nobel Committee's decision. "I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota," wrote Erick Erickson at the conservative RedState, who just last week had laughed at the idea that Obama had improved America's standing in the world.

The full article

1 comment:

Transient said...

Obama's impact has been his words only. His words do not match his actions whatsoever. He is a white nationalist continuing America's contradictory conciliatory imperialist ambitions worldwide. Obama has continually refused to prosecute Bush for his approval of raping children before their parents/relatives to extract confessions. Bush also violated the constitution, which states only Congress has authority to declare war. So we're in two illegal wars that Obama is ignorantly continuing, undeclared, while illegally bombing Pakistan. Again, undeclared belligerent, arrogant warmongering.

A world without nuclear weapons? Including Russia and America? The same Russia and America who murdered over 150 million people in the last 100 years and still haven't apologized? Talk about naive...We've opened Pandora's Box, it's never closing. We are living on borrowed time. As technology to produce nukes is becoming streamlined and more easily available to developing countries, there is nothing any treaty or law can do.

Add to this his increased funding of abortions in Africa and forced abortions in China, his continuation of Bush's renditions, allowing the Federal Reserve strangle our economy, and perpetuating the lie that vaccines work, Obama appears to be the worst of the worst.