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Friday, October 9, 2009

Today President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Concerning the honor, the president said he was "both surprised and deeply humbled."

He's not the only surprised one. In fact, the N.Y. Post, among others, reported, "There was a gasp in the room after Obama's name was announced as the winner" in Oslo.

Why the surprise on the part of the president? Why the gasp from the crowd?

Such shock is the only reasonable response to President Obama's receiving such a prestigious honor when, to be honest, he hasn't done anything to merit it. While the Nobel Peace Prize in the hands of an American is always an occasion for gratitude and pride, this one seems to have somewhat embarrassed the president, for he, too, knows it was not deserved. This is no criticism of Obama. After all, he didn't award it to himself, but it's always embarrassing to receive an honor one knows he has not earned.

So how did President Obama handle the awkward situation?

After recounting an anecdote about his daughters alerting him to winning the prize, alongside news of the family dog’s birthday and the upcoming three-day weekend because of Columbus Day, Obama said, "To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformational figures who have been honored by this prize."

I, for one, am glad to hear the president admit as much. He was not just being humble; he was being honest. How absurd is this award? The Norwegian Nobel Committee nominated President Obama a mere twelve days after taking the oath of office. What had he done during this short time? For what accomplishments did the Nobel committee bestow the Nobel Peace Prize upon President Obama?

Heralding Obama as a transformative figure in U.S. and international diplomacy, the committee said: "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

So basically this is about being a rock star and pushing the promise of more hope and change. How utterly mind boggling. Trying, I suppose, to wrap his own brain around why he was so honored, the president reasoned that the prize has been awarded in times past "to give momentum to a set of causes."

Now, I'm all about faith and expecting the best, but come on. This is like giving the NBA MVP award on credit to a rookie simply because he went #1 in the draft and had potential to do something special. That would never, ever happen in professional sports, and what would be the impetus behind giving a Nobel Peace Prize--of all things--using this same standard? It defies common sense.

President Obama, appearing as confused as the rest of us, stated, "I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations to confront the challenges of the 21st century."

In other words, going forward he will attempt to earn the honor he already received today.

The Nobel committee certainly has an interesting way of doing business.


Anonymous,  October 9, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

First off, you come off as a constant whiner and hater. You just can't let anyone express appreciation toward Obama. You are sad.

What you don't grasp is that this is award (if you both to read what it means) that Obama is qualified to receive. For Americans (who tend to not understand they are part of a larger world and community), this is the OUTSIDE of America folks saying, "hey, Obama has returned America to be a force of peace and good in the world."

You may not care about that, but, it is part of Obama's job description, dealing with America and the world. It is a "family of nations" and he is mending fences that for 6-7 years were damaged through America's quest for killing, torture and war -- REVENGE against wrong targets -- where hundreds of thousands of women, elderly and children, even babies (even unborn babies) were killed.

So, the Nobel Prize is the World saying, "good job America," we think you truly are people of peace and goodwill.

Then, of course, along come the whiners and haters. People who don't understand that we are all living on one tiny planet. That people are all equal in the eyes of God. And, that intelligence and messages of peace are the most Christian thing someone can do.

So, while your bud Palin calls for War and Death, others are praised for reconnecting the fraternity of nations (that's what the prize actually represents).

Dividers always lose.

Adrienne Ross October 9, 2009 at 9:42 PM  


1. What does Palin have to do with this?

2. Perhaps you should send this to the president who admitted he didn't deserve the honor. I echoed his sentiments and the sentiments of many who support him. So what has he done to deserve the award? Please let me know--and let him know, too, because he said he doesn't.

3. Finally, I did say I don't blame him, for he didn't bestow the Nobel Peace Prize upon himself. However, if you're saying that 12 days into office he had earned this nomination, you're not being honest. In fact, when it was announced, a higher-up in the White House asked if it was April 1st. You figure that one out.

dangarey October 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

George Soros, the man holding the obama puppet strings, bought the Nobel Prize for him in order to soften the image of rank amateurism on display by the triumvirate of barry, mitch, and harpo in Copenhagen. Billions in federal dollars were saved from being flushed down the throats of the Chicago mobsters, union thugs, and political hacks.

Ron B October 9, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

With previous winners like Yassir Arafat, Al Gore and Kofi Annan the Nobel committee is passing this thing out like candy on Halloween night. All the while B-Rock still ratcheting up the war in Afghanistan. So where is the peace!

LoveThatGirl October 10, 2009 at 12:25 AM  

Adrienne, It's funny how Anonymous like to critique from behind the curtain. Kinda like yelling from a crowded place then pretending to look around to see who did it. Anonymous is insignificant.

Have a blessed weekend Adrienne.

munchnstuf October 10, 2009 at 6:16 AM  

The whole thing is disgusting. It's unbelievable how ANYONE could even think for a second that the man deserved it. On top of that, here we go again with the lunatic Left screaming "UN-AMERICAN!" You can burn this nation's flag and spout our enemies' propaganda and they have the gall to call such people "patriots" but if you question The One or any of his "achievements" (HAHAHAHA!); you are nothing but an un-American RACIST!!1!11

Yes, Adrienne, he did not bestow the Prize upon himself but he could have shown some class and declined it.

Jackytc October 10, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

"I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations to confront the challenges of the 21st century." OB

First, MLK Noble Prize was giving to him after his great campaign for Human Right. I don’t see someone taking about MLK vs. OB?

Second, The Tea Party’s of this Country and other are saying to the OB that he has to work with the economy and stop the Hearth Care “Death Panel”, Abortions and etc., He don’t accept this petition as a call to action on behalf of the will of the people, 50% of American saying to him stop!
But he can say "I will accept this award as a call to action” from others that don’t voted for Him!

Third, I whiff that the GOP Elite with McCain are regrouping to have people voting against Sarah 2012, and helping the Dem in the hate Campaigns. At the Election 2012 same people will vote for the OB, and not for RNC, so he can win again. The GOP bad boys are making an ambush. Why? Because they have so many tether with the elite and the big spending guru’s at DC.

Mike ~ October 11, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

Adrienne and friends, read this.

Ooops, too late to do the un-narcissistic thing and decline it. :-)

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