Friday, October 9, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize to Obama

Wow, this is a surprise and, I suspect, a mixed blessing for Obama. There is bound to be lots of good (and bad - we certainly know where to look for THAT) commentary on this subject today, but I think Josh Marshall hit the right note for me this morning. And, shorter, Attaturk too, heh.

UPDATE: Ouch. Glenzilla The Shrill is, not surprisingly, a bit more scathing, and I find it hard to disagree. I wonder if this award might even serve to shame Obama into improving his record from here on out. There I go, being all Hopey again.

UPDATE UPDATE: It's early yet, I know, but this is my favorite wingnut response so far (H/T Firedoglake):
This makes three times, incidentally, in just seven years that the committee’s turned the Peace Prize into a “f*** Bush” award by bestowing it on a liberal American Democrat.
You betcha!

UPDATE AGAIN: Yeah, I knew it was too soon to talk about "favorites" - that category will undoubtedly be subject to updates for some time to come. Here's one. Meanwhile, here's some sanity:
Of course the Republicans are going to freak out. Our guy wins a Nobel Peace Prize after 9 months in office, primarily for tinkering with the worst excesses of the wars their guy started. That's humiliating. Humiliated Republicans lash out, news at eleven.


Mike Thomas said...

I bet Bill Clinton is jealous right now. Looking around at Carter, Gore and now Obama and thinking "Where's my Nobel prize?"

AnnPW said...

I wonder. It would have been nice for him to get it. What would REALLY be interesting for him would be if Hillary gets one....heh! And can you imagine the wingnut response to THAT?? I'm dreaming, I know, but we get to do that, don't we?

Mike Thomas said...

I just saw somewhere the suggestion that Obama should donate his Nobel Prize money to ACORN. HaHaHa!

AnnPW said...

Great idea! Or half to ACORN, the other half to Jeremiah Wright's church! Or the ACLU - gee, one could go on and on....

Ricky Bones said...


Sad how the conservatives are making this out to be "them libruls just anointing their messiah and giving it to him because he ain't Bush."

Hats off to President Obama!

Ruth said...

Aesop had it spot on. 'The grapes were sour anyway.'/right wing slinking off to lick wounds.