Obama wins The Noble Peace Prize

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How about: YAY YAY YAY!
I heard it this morning and laughed a few minutes later when the news man said that when asked for by e-mail for a comment, the press secretary's one word reply was Wow. Which was exactly what I thought.

I'm still so-so on him. I don't dislike him, but feel he needs to stop P U S S Y- footing around and understand that no matter what he does some folks will never like him. He could kiss their asses till his lips are chapped and it won't make a difference. He needs figure out a way to get things passed, even if it means being a bully.

That being said, this quote from the committee chairman is at least for me a very good reason for giving him the honor.

"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," Jagland said.
It's very rare when I breath a sigh of relief and actually think wow things may change for the better when it comes to politics. Election day, was one of those days.
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I heard it this morning and laughed a few minutes later when the news man said that when asked for by e-mail for a comment, the press secretary's one word reply was Wow. Which was exactly what I thought.

I'm still so-so on him. I don't dislike him, but feel he needs to stop P U S S Y- footing around and understand that no matter what he does some folks will never like him. He could kiss their asses till his lips are chapped and it won't make a difference. He needs figure out a way to get things passed, even if it means being a bully.
Originally Posted by YolyC
My thoughts exactly. Democrats are so spineless once they get elected.

As far as the peace prize, it's really cool that our President won, but I always think that the prize should go to people who work "in the trenches," you know? The MLK's and Mother Teresa's of the world.
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I think it was somewhat premature. He hasn't had time to put any of his plans into action. I guess if they award the Prize on intention, then that's fine, but I thought it was based on actual acts.

I do think President Obama will be deserving of it. I think he will live up to our hopes. I have faith in him.
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Yep...hubby mentioned it to me last nite & I was like, for what?
He busts out laughing cuz he knows I'm such a smart butt..lol
Totally agree w/ geeky, PH & legends...
I agree with Yoly and PH.
I voted for him, but I can't get on board with him being awarded the Nobel. He hasn't done anything yet. Give him a chance to actually, you know, accomplish something other than just getting elected.
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I think it was somewhat premature. He hasn't had time to put any of his plans into action. I guess if they award the Prize on intention, then that's fine, but I thought it was based on actual acts.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
This is exactly how I felt when I heard it this morning.
I voted for him, but I can't get on board with him being awarded the Nobel. He hasn't done anything yet. Give him a chance to actually, you know, accomplish something other than just getting elected.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
Did you see the SNL opening skit last weekend? I thought it was funny. I've been so focused on the health care thing, I didn't notice how much he actually hasn't gotten done.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-li...34#vid=1163334
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Here's what bothers me the most. The nomination deadline was February 1st. That means he was nominated a couple of weeks into his term. I know the prize can be awarded on the basis of someone showing promise, but really? 2 weeks?

Also, one of the other nominees did some really incredible work in the Congo.
"Dr Mukwege had treated 21,000 women suffering from devastating gynecological injuries as a result of rape in Congo's brutal war. He is the only gynecologist treating these wounds in the country" (source)

I feel like that definitely deserves recognition and honor more than two weeks in office showing "promise"
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I just don't think anyone who's authorized bombing anywhere (regardless of justified or not) should be getting a peace prize.


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Did you see the SNL opening skit last weekend? I thought it was funny. I've been so focused on the health care thing, I didn't notice how much he actually hasn't gotten done.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-li...34#vid=1163334
Originally Posted by YolyC
I saw it this morning. Hilarious. Too bad it's true.
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I just don't think anyone who's authorized bombing anywhere (regardless of justified or not) should be getting a peace prize.
Originally Posted by Springcurl
+1

I'm just hearing about this.. crazy. Now the Nobel Peace Prize has no meaning anymore.
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It is a tad bit premature, but I like the timing because it's gotten the world's attention and now we can go forward.

I thought his Cairo speech was transformative. I don't know if I'm alone in that, but it was a huge step in demonstrating our willingness to cooperate with the world instead of bully it.

I'm interested to hear Israel's reaction. I think they know there's going to be a change in US policy with them. At least I hope that's what the signals mean.
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Here's what bothers me the most. The nomination deadline was February 1st. That means he was nominated a couple of weeks into his term. I know the prize can be awarded on the basis of someone showing promise, but really? 2 weeks?

Also, one of the other nominees did some really incredible work in the Congo.
"Dr Mukwege had treated 21,000 women suffering from devastating gynecological injuries as a result of rape in Congo's brutal war. He is the only gynecologist treating these wounds in the country" (source)

I feel like that definitely deserves recognition and honor more than two weeks in office showing "promise"
Originally Posted by Laura Lee
That man definitely deserves it more...just saying...
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I think its in keeping with the way Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded in the past. Unlike the other Nobel prizes which are for past work, this one seems to be meant to propel a good movement forward. Its awarded based on potential.

Didn't Arafat win the Nobel Peace Prize?


Here's what bothers me the most. The nomination deadline was February 1st. That means he was nominated a couple of weeks into his term. I know the prize can be awarded on the basis of someone showing promise, but really? 2 weeks?
Yeah, the nomination deadline was in Feb., but for all we know they could have just arrived at a decision on who the prize would go to last week. Anybody can be nominated. (Well, probably not anybody, but you know what I mean.)

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I just don't think anyone who's authorized bombing anywhere (regardless of justified or not) should be getting a peace prize.
Originally Posted by Springcurl
+1

I'm just hearing about this.. crazy. Now the Nobel Peace Prize has no meaning anymore.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
I completely disagree. By saying this, you are denigrating all the previous Nobel Peace Laureates.

You disagree with the committee's selection of President Obama and that's fine, but to say that it makes the award meaningless is to throw the baby out with the bathwater, in my opinion.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/farai-..._b_314974.html

[...]the Prize cites Obama's diplomacy for embracing "values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population." In other words, the Nobel seems to be a "thank God you're not trying to be a big swinging dick of a unilateral superpower" rather than a "thanks for getting rid of the nukes" letter.




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