Nice to know we have a traitor within the ranks of the far right.
Anyway, I have compiled more trash from the right on Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize win:
Michelle Malkin: From community organizer to Illinois state senator (present!) to U.S. Senator for 143 days before moving into the White House…and now, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize — not for anything he’s actually done, but for the symbolism of what he might possibly accomplish sometime way off in the future.
Red State’s Erickson: I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news. There is no way Barack Obama earned it in the nominations period.
Bill Kristol: Mikhail Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. A year later, he was out of power and the Soviet Union had dissolved. I don’t mean to compare Barack Obama to Gorbachev, who was, whatever his faults, a truly historic and courageous figure. But let’s hope the parallel extends this far: that a year from now the Democrats suffer a major electoral repudiation, and that the New Liberalism goes the way of Reform Communism. And that, beginning in 2013, Obama will have lots of free time to spend hobnobbing with Gorbachev on the international celebrity circuit.
Andy McCarthy: I’m not all for Americans winning international prizes, especially the Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, I’m vigorously against it. The transnational progressives who pass out these accolades believe America is the problem in the world, the main threat to peace, the impediment to “progress,” etc. The award is a symbolic statement of opposition to American exceptionalism, American might, American capitalism, American self-determinism, and American pursuit of America’s interests in the world. That is why Obama could win it based on only ten days in office — merely by capturing the White House and the levers of power, he stands to do more for the Left’s “knock America off its pedestal” program than any figure in history. After a number of years, the NFL renamed its Super Bowl trophy after its most fitting recipient — it’s now called the Vince Lombardi Trophy. I’d like to see the Nobel Foundation follow suit. If today’s headlines said, “Barack Obama Wins Yasser Arafat Prize,” that would be perfect.
More Rush Limbaugh (in an e-mailed statement to Newsweek): The Nobel gang just suicide-bombed themselves. Gore, Carter, Obama, soon Bill Clinton. See a pattern here? They are all leftist sell-outs. George Bush liberates 50 million Muslims in Iraq, Reagan liberates hundreds of millions of Europeans and saves parts of Latin America. Any awards?” Limbaugh says “Obama gives speeches trashing his own country and for that gets a prize, which is now worth as much as whatever prizes they are putting in Cracker Jacks these days.
It gets better. Fox News reporter Brian Kilmeade:
I have to give credit to The Huffington Post and Media Matters for compiling this list of comments from the far right.
All this poses the question: why so much outrage? Why do these comments seem to reflect a personal vendetta with the president? Why are these sore losers so hell bent on leaping on every “mishap” to criticize President Obama?
Let’s be reminded that many of these people were the same ones who were glad to see this president fail (yes, FAIL) in bringing the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.
It’s apparent these people will stop at nothing just to get their point across. Fearing Obama will take America into the unknown world of social justice, global cooperation and equality, these conservatives (disillusioned with the Republican Party) have taken the lead in being the forerunners in criticizing Obama.
But I sense this “outrage” is something bigger, something more meaningful than what’s on the surface. Awarding this prize to Obama, this is the last snub of the previous eight years; eight years of isolation, go-it-alone, either you with us or against us international policy. It’s a clear rebuke of the Texas-style diplomacy that stymied international relations and placed America into the dark ages of global power.
And conservatives are aware of this. They are aware the world is grateful that Bush is no longer our president; we have taken a step back into reality and ditched the New World Order Cheney, Rumsfeld and other neo-conservatives (Kristol, for example) for eight years tried to shove down the throats of other countries; they are grateful we are no longer under the influence of a international policy that sought to put America first and everyone else last.
And it gets under the skin of the conservatives. It’s itching them; it’s burning them. It kills them to see a (black) man reaching out with an olive branch to our “enemies.” They show their discomfort through irrational, sometimes prejudicial comments; they show their discontent by holding “Tea Parties.” They show their hatred by making hateful, overtly anti-black posters, t-shirts and stickers. They show their outrage by flocking to Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin, hoping for some reassurance that their ideology is still relevant.
But Joe and Sarah can’t shield them from the world’s resounding denouncement of the neo-conservative ideology and its hope that Americans will start a new chapter of diplomacy and cooperation.