Obama the Prince of Peace

by Ryan on October 9, 2009

in Comedy,International Relations,Media Bias,Politics,Pop Culture

Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize today.  Like you, I first thought it was a joke.  Then once my head cleared and realized this wasn’t a joke, a simple question came to me: “For what?”  It’s not like he’s done anything worthy before or since entering office.  It seems like it was presented as a “what if” award rather than one of actual accomplishments.  The Nobel Peace Prize took a hit today.

Not in my book though.  Truthfully, an organization which will give the “peace” prize to communist Mikhail Gorbachev, terrorist Yasser Arafat and junk-science film sponsor Al Gore over people like Irena Sendler and many others will give this thing to anyone, so it’s not like I completely respected the prize anyway.  However, I must admit that a stopped clock is right twice a day; the prize has gone to some true peace-makers in the past. 

Lately, however, there has been a distinctly anti-Bush trend to the winners over the last decade.  This seems no different.  Also, like his election, this choice seemed to be all about promise – what he “could” do, what he’s “talked” about, and what his “story” means to the world.  In other words, naive platitudes without the benefit of experience with the side-effect of weakening our hand and the cause of free peoples everywhere. 

On the plus side, everyone’s been having a field day ridiculing Obama on this one.  Surf the web — it’s everywhere!  As usual, Rush was great today when he said, “[Obama]‘s not only the first post-racial president; he’s also the nation’s first post-accomplishment president.”  So true that the world’s new Prince of Peace is meeting next week with his War Council which is likely to escalate the War in Afghanistan, praised brutal dictators on nearly every continent over the last nine months, and hasn’t accomplished a single act of true peace-making aside from ordering a few pirates to die.  “Hope” never saved a child or ended a war – actions do.

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Sal October 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm

A couple of my favorites from the day.

“Breaking News… Pope Benedict has announced that he has appointed Barack Obama as Holy Roman Emperor” (Rush Limbaugh)

“The Nobel committee tipped their hat to Twitter today by giving the peace prize to someone whose accomplishments fit in 140 characters.”

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Ryan October 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

Nice ones!

I’ve also heard that CBS is thinking of making Obama the winner of both Survivor and of the Amzaing Race just for being so awesome. Plus, based on his reputation of being so “dreamy,” Obama may also be named a finalist on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, as well as Fox’s American Idol and (oddly) Hell’s Kitchen too. Hmm….

There’s been buzz that Syfy’s Ghost Hunters may also take a case at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Reportedly, the Spirit of America has been roaming the halls since January 20th, apparently in a bad mood.

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