Impossible to believe, but the Peace prize is now a source of disgust from real Americans, our whiny creators of the Great Republican Recession. They must now de-legitimize the award given to those who have set a direction of peace in the world. It's not a gold watch for service given.
AP - The chairman of the Republican Party, Michael Steele, is contending that President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize as result of his "star power" rather than meaningful accomplishments. "The real question Americans are asking is, What has President Obama actually accomplished?"Again, this is a "PEACE" prize, but...
He doesn't think Obama will be "receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action."That's PEACE prize Michael. (Steele should be reminded that Obama didn't cause the Great Recession, Republicans did, the very reason for the massive job losses.)
A better point is made by the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, who wrote:
If you thought that was bad, check this out from Washington Post writer Brad Hirschfield, an Obama supporter:
His winning the Nobel Peace Prize is very bad for Obama politically," said Republican consultant Curt Anderson. "It will completely reinforce the notion that he is all flash and no substance, all style, and more popular in Europe than in America."
The Democratic National Committee is pushing back -- hard -- against attacks from Republicans about the prize. "The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists -- the Taliban and Hamas this morning -- in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize," said DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse.
But awarding this prize, at this time, to President Obama may actually be a bigger embarrassment than having awarded it to Yassir Arafat.If anyone assumed that only Democratic politicians were weak kneed and spineless, liberal pundits from the Huffington Post to Robert Reich have folded under the pressure of right wing crazies, and have criticized the award. But Moveon.org put it best with this email message: