Obama & the Nobel Prize: A soft porn story
  • So what's the view of the NTA? Obama got the prize in 2009 before doing anything of consequence, and now there are those that would like to see the prize taken away again. The deadline is 3 years for taking the prize back, so it's more than likely the prize will stand, but what do people think?

    Is Obama Nobel Prize material, or not?
  • Obama: Really nice guy, trailblazing campaigner, gave hope of change to millions of americans. "Yes we can" was a GREAT political slogan that inspired a democratic movement for change, certainly... He is the first Black president. Awesome. He is an inspiration.

    But being a really nice dude, and an inspiration, does fuck all.

    Prizes ought to be awarded for results. Let's look at past winners:
    Al Gore, Mother Teresa, The Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lester Pearson....

    These people all did WORK, most of them dedicated their lives to peace and changing the world around them, making it a better place.

    World leaders in the list of winners have often been recognized for their ability to broker peace treaties between nations that are always fighting, but the US is in a constant state of war

    There is no doubt in my mind that Obama has the drive and the willingness to do what he sees as necessary to bring about prosperity and change in his country and around the world using his position. It is incredibly unfortunate that the political situation in the US has left his hands tied. Had there been more forward-thinking democrats in office, I think things would be different as for how this presidency is working out. I know the world breathed a sigh of relief on his election. Remember, this is the guy tasked with cleaning up the mess from the most recent Bush fiasco. I want, SO BADLY, for Obama to get the prize one day, and think he can earn it.

    But for an inspirational political slogan? You gotta be fucking kidding me.
  • i really dont care either way but if i was making an argument for him i would say he pulled the troops out of iraq. so he deserves it.
    there are so many reasons to argue against him that i dont know what ones to list but bottom line is he shouldnt have gotten it back then.
  • Obama shoulda' kept Bin Laden's head and put it on the trophy he sends back xD

    No j/p I think signing the NDAA is enough to counteract that fact, that one act basically takes down the entire free world.
  • I promised myself I would stay out of political threads. I promised. I promised. I promised. I promised.
  • lol I do that too xD
  • I am a huge liberal, and I still thought that giving Obama the prize was weird. It was almost like the rest of the world was congradulating the US for electing a black man, fifty years ahead of the over/under. I certainly never thought we would elect a black buy before I was really old. It was a strange choice then, and remains so.
  • He didn't deserve it. It appeared to me as a knock against America; a nice kick in the balls. This is just furthering that point.
  • Nobel prize? More like Novelty prize.

    I think Obama deserves it for showing us to not elect someone solely based on their race.
  • He didn't deserve it then, he doesn't deserve it now. It's not like MLK who actually gave a message of peace and did something to promote peace, Obama just did a lot of talking.

    They should change the prize name to "Hey, you're not some old white guy, woohoo!!"
  • Sunflower said:
    I promised myself I would stay out of political threads. I promised. I promised. I promised. I promised.


    Common sunny. Get in there, elbows first. I know you're DYING to prove me wrong :D
  • Is it like the oscars? Are there a few other nominees? Basically I'm saying, who else was considered?

    CRC
  • CapnRedChops said:
    Is it like the oscars? Are there a few other nominees? Basically I'm saying, who else was considered?


    There were apparently just over 200 people nominated for consideration.
  • Including Rosanne
  • knowname said:
    Including Rosanne


    And the bloke who walks her dog every 2nd Saturday.
  • Well, I vote that guy then.

    CRC

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