President Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize. . .

. . . and heads explode all over the place. I just ran into this crap:

The last thing Barack Obama needed at this moment in his presidency and our politics is a prize for a promise.

Right, this is the absolute WORSE thing that could have EVER happened.

At this moment many Americans are longing for a president who is more bully, less pulpit.

Really? We just gleefully left that behind when we voted for President Barack Hussein Obama over McCain. I think we like having a President that can take over the pulpit when necessary, and knows when to be a bully. Just because he's not STEAMROLLING over all of his opponents all the time, doesn't mean all he does is TALK. He's actually gotten a lot accomplished in just 9 months considering the children he has to deal with in Congress.

Compare this to Greg Mortenson, nominated for the prize by some members of Congress, who the bookies gave 20-to-1 odds of winning. Son of a missionary, a former army Medic and mountaineer, he has made it his mission to build schools for girls in places where opium dealers and tribal warlords kill people for trying. His Central Asia Institute has built more than 130 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan — a mission which has, along the way, inspired millions of people to view the protection and education of girls as a key to peace and prosperity and progress.

Ah, so there we have it, did the author of that piece lose some money in a bet or something? President Obama didn't ASK for the award, he didn't lobby for it. He had nothing to do with the decision.

And of course the idiots on Morning Joe freak out:

The cast of "Morning Joe" Friday tried valiantly to find any possible good in President Obama's receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. They failed, but they did offer the president some tips on how to move past what they saw as the awful embarrassment of winning an international award.

"The upside is the European community is embracing this president and saying we like the direction that he is taking this country in and it's drastically different," suggested Mika Brzezinski. She was quickly shot down.

"The upside is the Nobel Prize committee that has had suspect selections in the past has just befuddled a lot of people across the world," said host Joe Scarborough.

"I predict right now that he will find a way to basically turn it down," Time's Mark Halperin added . "I think he is going to say, I share this with the world or whatever. I don't think he'll embrace this. Because there is no upside."

"The damage is done," Brzezinski responded.

The Nobel committee recognized Obama’s efforts to solve complex global problems including working toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

“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,” the committee said.

Jagland said the decision was “unanimous” and came with ease.

He rejected the notion that Obama had been recognized prematurely for his efforts and said the committee wanted to promote the president just it had Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 in his efforts to open up the Soviet Union.

“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,” it said.


THAT'S a bad thing? Seriously? Well, haters are gonna hate. Have we fallen so damn far that winning a prize for PEACE is a bad thing? It's not about fucking Europe, it's about President Obama bringing the same Hope to the World that he brought to most of America. Ugh, I'm over the haters, and they are not going to bring me down. Hell, I think he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for not cursing out the idiots in the GOP and the (supposedly liberal) media (MSNBC is terrible right now, I don't even want to know what they are saying on FAUX and FAUX-lite).

So I'd like to dedicate this song to Pres. Obama, just keep on shaking the haters off Mr. President:

Just think, exactly a week ago today President Obama was allegedly a failure because Chicago didn't get the Olympics, now the man is a Nobel Peace Prize winner!
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