Over the past 24 hours, most people have expressed surprise and shock by the fact that President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize; everyone, including the recipient himself.Â This issue has become just one more thing for Democrats and Republicans to argue about.Â
Why did Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize?Â The Norweigan Nobel Committee answered this question with, â€œhis extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.â€
In his acceptance speech yesterday President Barack Obama said: â€œI am both surprised and deeply humbled by the decision of the Nobel committee. Let me be clear I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations. To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize.â€
Rush Limbaugh said: Gore, Carter, Obama, soon Bill Clinton. You see a pattern here, folks? Liberal sellouts! Liberal sellouts get this prize. George Bush liberates 50 million Muslims, Ronald Reagan liberates hundreds of millions of Europeans, saves parts of Latin America. Any awards? No, just derision. Obama gives speeches trashing his own country — and he gets a prize for it.
This actually makes total sense when you look at who the Nobel people are, these elite Norwegians, Europeans. They love what Obama is doing. And this fully exposes, folks, the illusion that is Obama. This is a greater embarrassment than losing the Olympics bid was. And with this award — and Obama got it right. He knows exactly why he was given this award.
The Nobel Peace Prize just told Obama, Look, we love what you’re doing, you are destroying your country as a superpower. Keep it up, bud! This is what we expected, and you’re doing a damn good job. Those are accomplishments, folks, and in the eyes of the Nobel Peace Prize committee, these are the accomplishments they’re looking for. He’s basically emasculating this country, and they applauded today with this award. They love a weakened, neutered United States, and this is their way of promoting the concept and this slam-dunk.
No one can agree on exactly why Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.