With All Due Respect Mr. President.....

The Nobel Prize Tongue-in-cheek award yesterday to president Obama has made us the laughing stock of the world. A least Jimmy Carter was a sweet old fool that tried to bring about peace. The awarding of the prize to Yasser Arafat was equally laughable as yesterday's announcement.

Read the European and Asian papers and you'l see a general disgust for the US and our worship of our new president. No one respects us anymore.

Can the Cy Young award and the Heisman Trophy be next for Mr. Obama?

I hope Mr. President that you have a legacy of peace and prosperity but accepting the award now is foolhearty.


Anonymous said...

The right thing to do would have been to decline the award and say they he was honored, but that there was more work ahead and that he would consider a nomination in the future.

Michael said...

You've clearly been watching too much Fox News. Stick to reality TV - it's more credible, informative and culturally enriching.

The world started losing respect for the US when the Republicans tried to burn Clinton at the stake over a blow-job. Under eight years of Shrub-ery, it plummeted to record depths. Nine months into an Obama presidency its recovered double digits.

BTW, the Nobel prize committee is European, not US.

Knot - The president did not accept the prize with a "Mission Accomplished!" swagger and a 'thumbs up', like the previous white house occupant.

He was humble and accepted it as a challenge to see through on his promises. "I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize. I will accept this award as a call to action."

To have rejected it would have been a slap in the face to the Nobel Committee.

Ken said...

I have to agree with Michael, your statement of no respect for the US is at least 15 years old if not more. When living in English Harbour Antigua (very international community)from 87 to 91 Americans were looked down on by most of the sailors from the rest of the world.( hell the Swedish guy didn't want to sell his boat "Caprifol" to an American(me) but after two months of no sell he sold it to me). I don't know what papers your reading but my relatives in Italy are blown away at the possibility that Obama just might CHANGE that outlook of the US. *That* in my opinion is why they gave him that prize, with the hope he can unite more of the world, and NOT necessarlly our big bully asshole ways.
Sorry, we can't be who we used to be, the leaders in technoligy and industry and everyone looks up to us, that's long gone.......
Time to take our big head out of our ass and find out how we can work WITH the rest of this ever shrinking world and maintain our dignity to remain being a very big, and influential force to keep this planet together. For ALL of us!

Whew...you got a spark under my ass.

Anonymous said...

I never thought I'd ever agree with Kanye West... but yes, the award should've gone to Beyonce instead.


Coffeypot said...

Michael and Mick-T are both wrong. The world hated us from the Clinton years though the Bush years. But the world respected us, especially after George W show the world we will kick your ass if you ever fuck with us again. But now the world thinks we are a joke and has NO respect for us since Our Precious Leader as been in office. Read the world news and comments. There is a huge difference in hating us and having no respect for us. The ludicrous thing is, Barry had been in office for only 12 fucking days when he was nominated. A leader in world peace? Tell Israel and the Arabs that. What is his record. He has none. So don’t try to defend his winning the award. It a sham and a joke.

TerryC said...

Hmmm, don't I remember someone in September saying that he doesn't blog about politics?

And really, those of you who don't think Obama deserves the prize because he hasn't done anything yet:

He became President through a lot of hard work, over a lot of years (not because of flaws in our electoral system like the jerk before him). He wasn't born on his first day as President.

And he's doing a lot more for the masses rather than for the good ol' boys. He will succeed in fixing so many of what's broken in America despite the attempts of the greed machine to thwart him, because he's doing what's right, he's committed, and he's consistent.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I do avoid politics. This was humor, current events and The President. It shocked him and it certainly shocked me.

And yes I know the board was European...It made it even more funny like making a cat jump around with a laser light from afar.

I think the man is amazing.... truly amazing.