Originally posted by whatukno
I just don't understand why it's a bad thing.
It's very simple. In a LOT of cases, it's the "Damn the Country, Obama Must Fail" mentality. Skeptic Overlord might be tired of seeing his thread
title repeated, but it's so perfect in illustrating the pervasive mentality among the Americans who don't want Obama to be our president. And since
they can't do anything about it, they wish failure on him at every opportunity.
Chicago loses Olympic bid = Obama Failure = Cheers and Applause!
Nobel Prize awarded = Obama Win = Boos, Hisses and Hateful Rhetoric
It's really very simple.
Never mind that the Nobel prize is awarded for the promotion of peace, for vision
. These people can see the future! They know the Socialist
UN-loving agenda to come! They have the vision of all the horrible things Obama is going to do to this country! And it's BAD!
Not only do they have that vision, they can read the minds of the committee and they know why he REALLY won (because it can't be because he deserved
it). He REALLY won because the left wants to force him to act differently. He REALLY won because of (grumble-grumble) NWO
(and my favorite) He REALLY won because he's black. Yes, they played the race card throughout this and other threads, and then accused others of
Never mind that The Peace Prize has been awarded to many people whose vision didn't even pan out. That doesn't matter. The facts don't
All that matters is the simple formula above. And now that Obama has won, everyone's an expert on why the prize SHOULD be awarded, even
though it's been awarded for the same reason for over 100 years!
They think the amount of time he's been our president should matter, damn
it! But it doesn't. Because this is not a "best president" award. This is not "America-centric". They don't understand that. Can't get it into
their brains that this is about something bigger than the US. (There's something bigger?
All sorts of reasons will be given for why this is a terrible thing, but the truth is, Obama was honored with an prestigious world-wide award, meaning
that a lot of people like him, appreciate him and his vision for the relationship of the US in the world... and some people just can't freaking stand
[edit on 10-10-2009 by Benevolent Heretic]