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Republicans both assail, applaud Nobel award

October 12th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Republicans both assail, applaud Nobel award

WASHINGTON — To Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize is an opportunity to exploit conservative outrage and raise funds. To John McCain, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, it’s cause for national pride.

“Americans are always pleased when their president is recognized by something on this order,” the Arizona senator said Sunday on CNN. William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, is not among them. On Fox News Sunday, he said Obama should have turned down a prize from “an anti-American committee.”

The sharply different GOP responses to Friday’s surprise announcement reflects deeper divisions within a party that must decide whether to cooperate with Obama as he faces tough decisions about Afghanistan and health care — or press its political advantage. Recent public opinion polls by Gallup show a majority approve of Obama’s handling of foreign affairs but rate him lower on the economy and health care.

On one side, conservative hard-liners: Talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s website featured the headline “Our president is a laughingstock” and portrayed Obama as the darling of “European leftist elites.”

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Republicans both assail, applaud Nobel award

John McCain? The addled old RINO that the GOP wanted to run this nation? McCain says, “Americans are always pleased when their president is recognized by something on this order,”.

Do all of the McCain supporters now see WHY some of us just couldn’t hold our noses? When you elect the lesser of the evils, all you get is more evil. And in the case of John McCain, you get pure ignorance. I didn’t vote for Obama, I voted for Bob Barr, the Libertarian running the last time out, that’s how bad I felt concerning BOTH McCain and Obama.

And Michael Steele? That guy has done more to divide the GOP than he has to unite it. It is my personal opinion that Steele is NOT the head of the RNC because of any exceptional qualification or outstanding achievement, I am fully convinced that Steele is the GOP’s answer to Barack Hussein Obama. He’s there because of his COLOR and the GOP’s HUGE desire to appear more in the main stream, and to dispel those accusations of the GOP being the party of old, rich white men.

On one side, conservative hard-liners: Talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s website featured the headline “Our president is a laughingstock” and portrayed Obama as the darling of “European leftist elites.”

Steele echoed that notion in a letter sent within hours of the Nobel announcement that mockingly announced Obama won for “awesomeness.”

I am NOT a big Limbaugh fan. He’s good at what he does, make no mistake about that fact, but I am just not into his style of delivery. And I have to admit, he’s not afraid to jump all over Obama and Company, and he’s not afraid to be the 1st one to the fight. I admire that quality in Rush Limbaugh!

Steele is speaking the words, he’s doing the dance,, but he’s late to the fight. Maybe he had to do the Fred Thompson thing, test the waters to see how warm they are… :?

Joining McCain at the other end of the GOP spectrum: former secretary of State Henry Kissinger. A 1973 Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts to end the Vietnam War, Kissinger offered “warm congratulations” for the award, “which, beyond the tribute to your person, honors America and the cause of peace.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also refused to criticize Obama. “If he can successfully turn around Afghanistan, deter Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, I will build a bookcase for him to put it in,” Graham said of the president’s Nobel Prize on NBC’s Meet the Press.

I honestly don’t know why Graham doesn’t go ahead and join Arlen Specter and change parties. He would be a lot closer to his true beliefs if he did I believe.

Their silence may have been strategic. Although attacks on Obama may get GOP conservatives to open their wallets, “the independent voters that Republicans covet think the appropriate response is congratulations,” said Jack Pitney, a political scientist at Claremont McKenna College near Los Angeles.

Political Scientist, a person that wasted a lot of time and money on a degree that is all but useless. He doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground!

I am one of those Independent voters, I am of the opinion that Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize has done as much, if not more, to cheapen the award as did it’s presentation to Yassar Arafat.

As to opening up wallets; to paraphrase my friend Bloviating Zeppelin, ‘the GOP gets MY money when they go back to being the GOP and not a *big tent* party’. I personally have said for a very long time, there is NO discernible difference between the RNC and the DNC, all you have is Dem and Dem Lite.

Obama, and this charade of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize has done nothing to change the minds of Conservatives regarding Obama or the lack of leadership exhibited by the GOP. Obama became POTUS because the GOP ran the weakest ticket imaginable. The world is falling for Obama, and if the world will take him off of OUR hands, I suggest we let him go!

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11 Responses to “Republicans both assail, applaud Nobel award”

  1. comment number 1 by: james

    Well, it seems that a roll call is in order to see which Republican’s are applauding the Nobel and to take the effective recourse allowed us as American citizens in 2010.

    Vote them out on their cans!


  2. comment number 2 by: Silver Fox

    No doubt about it Obama is the Idol of the elite leftist in Europe, certainly those in “old Europe”. Damn wish he would go over there and stay. Even better to Kenya, they want him to be King for Life—great, I’m sure his papers are in order!

  3. comment number 3 by: Gawfer

    When I was a young squidling, the Nobel Peace Prize was something to be revered. Now, as a dried up ol’ Salt, I see the NPP is nothing more than high dollar toilet paper that leaves ink stains on one’s butt. Maybe that’s why McCain appreciates it so much.

    Somebody, please pass the Charmin…

  4. comment number 4 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Gawfer, the Nobel Peace Price nowadays has the same effect as cheap toilet paper… it chaffs your butt too!!! (At least normal people’s butts!)

  5. comment number 5 by: mrchuck

    ******** A L W A Y S*******

  6. comment number 6 by: Patrick Sperry

    A Nobel Prize, used to,and should, be based upon accomplishment, not theory, or political correctness. Two people were just awarded the Prize for Economics, and they EARNED it!

    I ashamed that this nations President was awarded the Peace Prize based upon what people “thought” he would, or could do. That is like sending your son of to MCRD and awarding him the Buzzard, 8 Ball, and fish hook as he gets onto the bus. Rather than letting him do the heavy lifting, and EARN the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor!

  7. comment number 7 by: LD Jackson

    In all honesty, I don’t blame President Obama for being awarded this prize. The committee is the one to blame. They simply lost their mind when it came to Obama and they couldn’t help themselves.

  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    The committee IS the one to blame, but Obooboo could have done the RIGHT things and said NO!

  9. comment number 9 by: LD Jackson

    That’s true, but did you really expect him to do that? ;)

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    No… He doesn’t have the common decency of a street urchin…

  11. comment number 11 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    I would expect no other reaction from the two RINOs McCain and Graham, the sooner they are gone from the senate the better.
    I also agree with your take on Steele, Republican leadership elected Steele so that they could say “look we have a black guy too.” If he wasn’t black he would not be the head of the GOP.