Humorous Reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize

I was recently pursing through old political commentary, when I came upon these gems. The context: this was immediately after President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; pundits were thoroughly analyzing the event. The predictable reactions from both parties, however, were most humorous.

Michael Steele immediately shot out a press release criticizing Obama:

The real question Americans are asking is, 'What has President Obama actually accomplished?' It is unfortunate that the president's star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights. One thing is certain - President Obama won't be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action.

Wow. That was quite harsh. It's generally considered polite to congratulate a guy when he's won an award. And when that guy is our president, disingenuously criticizing him at every turn doesn't exactly do our country any good.

The Democratic National Committee's way of pointing this out, however, is just hilarious:

The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists - the Taliban and Hamas this morning - in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize. Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize - an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride - unless of course you are the Republican Party.

The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It's no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore - it's an embarrassing label to claim.


When I read that "The Republican party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists," I chuckled for a good long while. The rest of the statement actually makes a good argument, but that sentence's hyperbole is just ridiculously funny.

--Inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/

Tags: Democratic National Committee, Democrats, nobel peace prize, partisanship, Republican National Committee, Republicans (all tags)

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6 Comments

Re: Humorous Reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize

What's really a joke is Obama accepting the Nobel Prize.  Not his fault the committee nominated him, but a complete farce that he went along with it by accepting it and giving a war speech during the acceptance.

That ought to have been your punchline.

by FilbertSF 2009-12-10 12:11PM | 0 recs
Re: What the hell just happened?

 I come home from a much undeserved vacation, and the first visit I make to MyDD upon my return finds me reading this utterly dispicable non-Diary, which has FilbertSF's perfectly HR worthy comment attached. How sad. I'll stop by after the holidays and see whether you've pulled out of your nose-dive or not.

by QTG 2009-12-10 02:04PM | 0 recs
What's wrong with the diary?

FilbertSF is just a bitter PUMA douche, of course, and his comments are best ignored.  But I don't see any problem with the diary itself.

by JJE 2009-12-11 05:10AM | 0 recs
Re: What's wrong with the diary?

There's nothing really wrong with the diary, but I mean, these are just two random quotes from two months ago.

by Steve M 2009-12-11 05:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Humorous Reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize

The Republcians cheered when Chicago was turned down for the Olympics?

Ah yes, "Obama's failure" applauded by the people whose attitude made it all possible.

by spirowasright 2009-12-10 06:11PM | 0 recs
what's really humorous...

is the Republican PRAISE for Obama's speech: Palin, Gringrich have praised the speech from a "liberal" President. Obama took this opportunity to lay out the need, in some cases for war and he did so as eloquently as only he can. His speech, now coined "the Obama doctrine" given to the PEACE PRIZE community lays out the reasons why there are times when non-violence doesn't work. Critics say if Bush had given the speech, he would have been criticized - but Bush would never have given THIS speech. Because Bush, in his arrogance and righteousness, chose war as the only option to conflict.

by nikkid 2009-12-11 06:03AM | 0 recs

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