Of course you've all hear the news by now that Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. And what you, and pretty much everyone else in the world, have figured out by now is what a joke the prize has become.
Just what ARE the qualifications for this thing anymore? A pulse? Good (liberal) intentions? Narcissism? Bashing your own country (if it's America)? The ability to read from a tele-prompter? Sheesh...
On the brighter side, the good folks from the prize committee in Norway have given conservatives a running joke to hurl at "The One" for the rest of his time in office.
And it plays right into what has been a running joke about Obama pretty much since he became a national candidate. You know, the whole "god like", everything-to-everybody, cult phenom that he (and the press) constructed...that conservatives poked fun at somewhat successfully for about a month during the campaign, (the ad showing the Red Sea parting after some inspiration words from Obama was especially nice).
And last week the folks at Saturday Night Live finally came down off of their Obama Kook-Aid high and discovered they could make fun of him for having nothing to show in terms of achievements in spite of his image, (so effectively in fact that CNN felt the need to "fact check" the skit).
And now the good folks at the prize committee in Norway have infused a life-time of energy into the joke, ("he can win a Nobel Prize, but he can't __________________"). read more »