The Nobel For Hubris

Remember how Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize…for being a Black in 2009, just 11 days after being installed in office as POTUS? It’s OK if you don’t. This bit of foolishness passed out of news cycle years ago and, like all Nobel Prizes, is largely meaningless except to secure funding or get more money on the lecture circuit, neither of which Obama needs.

And the Nobel Prize for Hubris goes to the Norwegian Nobel Institute
Obama’s Peace Prize – His 2nd Greatest Handout From Whites

Well, it seems that Geir Lundestad, the non-voting Director of the Nobel Institute until 2014, has admitted in his new memoir titled Secretary of Peace: 25 years with the Nobel Prize that the Institute granted Obama the Peace Prize in order to encourage him and a helping hand. Lundestad also admitted that the handout’s effects failed to live up to the Nobel panel’s expectations when they gave it to Obama.

In retrospect, we could say that the argument of giving Obama a helping hand was only partially correct.

— Geir Lundestad

So, for attempting to lend legitimacy to- and affect the future behavior of a newly installed head of state the Prize of Hubris goes to the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

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Newt Speaks Sooth

Love him or loath him – and there’s plenty of reasons for the latter – one has to admit that Newt Gingrich has never been one to shy away of telling it as he sees it to be.

As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given The Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, because America gave him the White House based on the same credentials.

— Newt Gingrich

And he often speaks sooth when he does so – not always by any means, but certainly often enough to be listened to and for his words to be considered.

That, by itself, makes Mr. Gingrich an interesting and somewhat compelling contender for he GOP nomination and for the Presidency. Now, if only he wasn’t so erratic

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War, Peace & Rhetoric

If you’ve paid any attention to the news – or rather the fawning, biased non-news spewed forth from Obama’s MSM media shills – you know that on December 10, 2009, President Obama took a short break from his duties as POTUS in order to fly to Oslo, Norway to accept his Nobel Peace Prize.

Even more than usual President Obama’s acceptance speech was a “wonder” to behold.

Obama Should Be Awarded The Nobel Prize For Irony - or Unmitigated Gall, or Narcissism, or Chutzpah
And The Nobel Prize For Irony Goes To… Barack Hussein Obama

Don’t get me wrong; I personally found very little that was glaringly inaccurate or offensive to America and Americans in President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. But it takes levels of narcissism, arrogance, and raw chutzpah that beggars the civilized man’s mind to use one’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to justify two ongoing wars and to lecture the audience on the meaning of “just war” and that we won’t achieve peace in our lifetimes.

Two personal points – One, Obama’s linking of himself with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was naught but shameful, racialist pandering more suited to an ACORN operative than the POTUS.

Bringing up Gandhi was especially sweet! It was a beautiful dig at the Nobel Committee for fives times refusing to award Gandhi the Peace Prize because it would have Norway’s political relationship with England.

If there’s an issue with President Obama’s Nobel acceptance speech, it isn’t that its contents were untrue. It was that it was highly inappropriate for the circumstances, venue, and audience.  Some truths should not be spoken, at least not all the time and without concern. Look at what doing so did to President Bush’s international reputation 😉

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Give Obama His Due

As all who read this blog know full well, I loath and despise President Obama and consider him and his followers to be the greatest threat to America that we as a nation have faced since our inception. That being said, it is still correct to give even your enemy his just due when he behaves with a certain modicum of honor.

President Obama’s Nobel Acceptance Speech

I would have preferred it if President Obama had declined the Nobel Committee’s fatuous and ill-conceived awarding to him of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, but that would not have been a reasonable expectation. Political concerns, both foreign and domestic, would have made refusing the Peace Prize a dangerous and reckless gamble. I am, for the most part, well satisfied by tenor – and tacit reproval of the Nobel Committee – of President Obama’s acceptance speech.

I also think it’s surprisingly gutsy to inform the world and the Nobel Committee that you’re pushing ahead with a drawn-out war – Afghanistan in this case – during your Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

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Nobel Prize For Race

President Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for being America’s First Black President.  The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden and the Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway seemed to be as enamored of the curiosity of a Black being POTUS as the rest of the world was in the wake of Obama’s election. I can think of no other rationale for a Committee of five persons elected by the Norwegian Parliament – called the Stortinget – to award President Obama the prize, such as it is.

This is when the puling Obama followers start raving that I’m a racist. 😉 That’s OK; they’re not deserving of having their opinions given any credence by myself of any other American.

I’m not going to bother going into whether or not President Obama – or the TOTUS – has done anything to-date  deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize. That’s an opinion that will undoubtedly vary between people depending upon what they hold as important, deeds or words and projected aspirations. That debate is utterly meaningless in the larger scope of things and completely immaterial to Obama’s receiving of the Nobel Prize.

What is important is that President Obama had done absolutely nothing to deserve the Nobel Peace Price, other than being a Black man who was a successful politician in America, at the time of his nomination for the prize.

To be considered eligible for an award, it is necessary to be nominated in writing by a person competent to make such a nomination. A personal application for an award shall not be considered.

Competence to submit nominations shall be incumbent on representatives, domestic as well as foreign, of the field of culture in question, in conformity with detailed regulations issued by the prize-awarding body.

Each year the prize adjudication shall embrace such nominations as have been submitted during the preceding twelve months up to February 1. If, in addition to the prize for the current year, the prize-awarding body has at its disposal prize money reserved under §5, the question of the award of the prize for the current year shall be decided before a decision is made concerning the amount reserved from the preceding year.

Statutes of the Nobel Foundation, § 7

Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 and formally took office on January, 20, 2009. The nomination, from a qualified source, had to be submitted to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo before February 1, 2009. That would give a window of 11 days between President Obama Inauguration and the deadline for his nomination for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

11 Days!

What did President Obama do in those 11 days other than get settled into his new office? Did he do anything during the first two weeks he was in office that furthered the cause of Peace at all? The answers are respectively nothing and  no; President Obama achieved nothing to promoted Peace during those 11 days nor did he even attempt to do so.  It would be totally ridiculous to have expected him or any other POTUS to have done so.

But… Barack Obama did manage to, as a self-identified Black man, to get elected as the 44th President of the United States. I am forced to conclude that the Nobel Committee has awarded President Obama the 2009  Nobel Prize For Race.

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