There’s an old Meat Loaf song that contains the lyrics…
”But there aint no Coupe De Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box!”
That’s right Meat, what actually lurks at the bottom of the Cracker Jack box is a Nobel Peace Prize! Soon we’ll all have one!
In a move reminiscent of an episode of the Twilight Zone, five nutty Norwegians have seen fit to award neophyte President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize! Precisely what for is anyone’s guess, as we don’t yet know how bad or how good Obama will turn out to be – he hasn’t done anything yet, so why the prize?
The Nobel Peace Prize is supposed to be awarded…
“to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
Yet In recent years we have seen decisions that have nothing to do with achieving peace, and a lot to do with giving left wing ticks of approval.
Muhammad Yunus for example doesn’t seem to fit the bill, having jointly been given the prize…
“for advancing economic and social opportunities for the poor, especially women, through their pioneering microcredit work”
No mention of Peace that I can see, regardless of what other worth his work may or may not have. Then there’s Al Gore who got his box of Cracker Jacks for …
“efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”
Again no mention of Alfred’s beloved Peace. And now there’s Obama…
“for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Well, at least it hints at peace efforts, but he hasn’t done anything. A prize is supposed to go to people who actually do, not those who merely intend to do, otherwise it’s like handing Lance Armstrong the prize before he even gets on his bike.
The reaction by so many American liberals has been truly frightening in the way it reveals a split with reality that that would make even Orwell puke. For example, the reaction at The Huffington Post can best be described as Bacchanalian, with so many commenters acting as if Obama is Gandhi, King and all the Kennedys rolled into one.
American liberals are still waiting for the miracle, apparently. Waiting for the Big Daddy who will lift them up out of their money driven, politically divisive mire and put them up where they belong. It’s not going to happen boys and girls, the dice are loaded from the start of the game and the chances that Obama will be better than Clinton are very slim indeed, about as slim as Obama’s chances of winning a bowling tournament – unless of course the tournament is run by the Nobel Committee.
Here’s part of the orgiastic reaction at Huff
And here’s a video of Obama accepting the prize – even the man himself says he’s not sure he deserves it – if only his followers were so rational.