Friday, October 9, 2009

President Obama Wins Nobel as US Shoots the Moon!*

*A preemptive note for all of the shitty, non-Hearts playing folks; this is not a reference to actual "shooting" but to capmangoe.

If there was any doubt as to the importance of November 4, 2008, this should hopefully dispel it.

The world has spoken.

President Obama *represents* the desire of many to move away from war, killing, and destruction toward peace, communication, and mutual respect.

Yes, I understand the Nobel nominations occurred two weeks into his administration.

Yes, I know the response from the G-NOPERS will be that the Socialist Nobel Committee is in cahoots to help Obama with his leftist agendas.

Yes, I know it hurts, G-NOPERS, that the majority of Americans voted for a nice guy, who is smart, approachable and able to multi-task instead of taking the most vacation time of any president in recent history.

Yes, I know we are still at war.

But...

To me, as an American, this is a day we should all be proud.

Only two sitting presidents (Teddy R. and Wilson) were awarded this prize. Now perhaps America can do what it has always been best at: Finding room for everyone at the table and making sure everyone shares responsibility for our world, for our peace, for each other.

Happy Friday All.

PS: From the Washington Monthly:
"This hasn't been an especially good week for the right. When the United States suffered a setback last Friday, with the Olympic decision, a few too many conservatives were thrilled to the point of giddiness. When the United States wins a great honor today, a few too many conservatives are furious.

Bad news for the country is cause for exuberance, and good news for the country is grounds for bitter disappointment.

Has the right really thought this strategy through?"

PPS: As the (R)eds in our country lick their wounds, ask yourself one question if you think this is something of which we, as a country, should be ashamed: Why isn't anyone in the GOP excited when a fellow American gets this kind of recognition on the world stage? It's a tad unpatriotic some of the blow-back from the right... keep blowin' blowhards...America chose Hope-- and apparently, so has the world.

8 comments:

Aliceson October 9, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

Very exciting for us all!

Sidhe October 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM  

Happy Friday! What an interesting day (glad I have it off).

Chris October 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

I'm so happy about this! The day the president was elected he was changing us and the world....remember the looks on the faces of the people around the globe after that happened? He didn't even have to do anything!!!!!! If given a chance, he will continue to be great I think.....and he really needed this boost after all the crap he has taken!

Diana October 9, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

"Yes we can" is validated by the world!

I was tearful hearing the news. I know he is humble (and probably a bit embarrassed) by this, but it is a mandate, and a wish, and a turn for the better.

The world seems a little bit brighter every time WE (the U.S.— some people have forgotten there's a WE involved here) ...every time WE are seen by the rest of the world as GOOD not evil. It just gets better and better.

Riot Kitty October 9, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

I'm hoping for bad weeks for the far-right for many weeks to come!

poietes October 9, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

That the right cannot be proud of a sitting United States president winning an award this presitious is a reflection of just how far down the tubes things have gotten.

It's the Nobel people. It's the U.S. people. That's us. Remember?

Seeing Eye Chick October 9, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

The people whining about this are the ones who want to seceed from the Union, break the country up into little independent city states, bring back slavery and women as chattel, and basically run amok with AR15s and AK147s. So yea, bad is good and good is bad in their world. I have said it before and I will say it again. These people are so busy cultivating fear and unhappiness, that they would Bitch if you Hung them with a New Rope.

itdawnedonme October 10, 2009 at 11:58 PM  

It is totally exciting. I wrote about this, too and after looking at Alfred Nobel's stated reason for who he believes should win the prize, think that no one else in the world could come close to being a better choice than President Obama.

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