Friday, December 10, 2010

Another Disappointment For Obama

For the first year in a row, Barack Hussein Obama, savior of America and protector of the world, is not receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. In a double insult to America, Al Gore is not receiving it either. The dirty furriners with the funny accents are giving the prize to a Chinese professor of literature. How dare they?

Not only has the Nobel Prize Committee failed to recognize Messiah-for-Life Obama, but they have given the prize to a jailbird. Professor Liu Xiaobo had the nerve to write tracts denouncing the benevolent Chinese communist government for its human rights abuses and suggesting nonviolent civil disobedience to the government in Beijing. And he got his just reward. The government put him in prison where he belongs for "inciting subversion of state power." Perhaps Obama will get the prize next year for trying to do the same thing the Chinese government has successfully done this year.

The Beijing powers-that-be have made the perfectly sensible decision not to allow the professor's wife to travel to Oslo to receive the award on his behalf. They haven't imprisoned her--yet--but they would be foolish to allow the wife of such a dangerous person to travel outside the confines of mainland China. Who knows what damage she could do to the forward-looking superpower?

That means for the second time in its long history, those crazy Norwegian Committee members are going to award the prize to, get this, an empty chair. The last time they did something that bizarre was when German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky was given the award in 1936 while he was in a concentration camp for upsetting the good order of the Nazi government. In other words, for the second time they have given the peace prize to someone who has done something momentous but can't attend as opposed to last year's prize which was given to someone who has done nothing but could attend. I just don't understand Scandinavian logic.

China is not taking this whole face-losing event lying down. They have convinced their fellow human rights champions Russia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Iraq and Cuba to boycott the Oslo ceremonies. And more cleverly, they are holding their own ceremony which they have denominated the "Confucius Peace Prize." The proud recipient of that award is the former vice-president of Taiwan who is the former vice-president for his constant insistence that the Brits had it right when they cried "better red than dead," and encouraging reunification with mainland China. Upon receiving the news, the former vice-president replied "Kung Fu Who?"

I encourage all our readers to send a nice sympathy note to Mr. Obama and a nasty note to the Committee informing them that you know they are deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to recognizing the ongoing importance of The One.

15 comments:

Joel Farnham said...

LawHawk,

This is a good one.

I guess Obammy isn't having a good year. First the election and now this?! Sad year for him. My heart bleeds. ;-)

AndrewPrice said...

How fickle the Nobel people are. Since the last Nobel was for anticipatory greatness, isn't it time to start giving him Nobels for his achievemen. . . oh, that's right, he has no achievements. My bad.

Tennessee Jed said...

No sympathy to the Bamster from here. Seriously though, it seems to me the Nobel has become such a politicized liberal award, I think we do ourselves a favor by ignoring it and hopefully deligitimizing it as much as possible.

LawHawkRFD said...

Joel: And let's not forget the left-wing Democratic rebellion. This is not his lucky year.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: He's achieved the greatest drop in the people's trust since Nixon. That's something, I suppose.

LawHawkRFD said...

Tennessee: That's the trouble with prizes that have become more like Academy Awards than genuine recognition of accomplishment. When someone like Liu Xiabo who richly deserves the prize is honored it has little impact on the people to whom it should matter because the prize has been so cheapened by awarding it only a year earlier to a complete non-entity.

ArmChairGeneral said...

Oh I dunno Law I think that maybe he was laughing when he passed Healthcare.

LL said...

I'm personally hurt that the Committee didn't recognize the need for an annual award (once a year for life) for Obama. He could make a pilgrimage there every year with Oprah (who announced the other day on national TV that she is NOT a lesbian).

BevfromNYC said...

Hey, give Obama a break. He’s having a really bad year. He just learned that GWB is polling higher than he is and his own party members are filibustering his tax cut extension bill.

BTW did you know that Obama relinquished the podium during a WH briefing to former President Clinton today. Clinton showed up to help out our politically inept current President and explain why the Dems needed to pass the extension to the Bush tax cuts. Obama apologized 'cause he had to leave to attend the WH Christmas Party. Well, I guess he IS better at attending parties than leading them these days. So I guess now we have Co-Presidents!

(This is Bill's big dream and Hillary didn't have to spoil Obama's reelection bid to get it either! Win-win)

LawHawkRFD said...

ACG: There's nothing like a few conservatives crying to activate the otherwise-dormant laugh reaction from a normally-humorless lefty.

LawHawkRFD said...

LL: Maybe rather than giving him an award every year (which might begin to look suspicious), they could simply have the "useless audacious hoper of the year" award and name it after The One. Sort of like the Jean Hersholt award at the Academy Awards. That way his name would always be in front of the public. The only difference in the awards is that those who win the Hersholt award have actually accomplished something good.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: I hate to tell you, but right now I poll higher than Obama. But at least I'm better known than he was when he ran for President. LOL

Obama had to hurry back to the White House to inspect the new shipment of Lenin-Marx-Stalin-Mao ornaments for the palace tree.

StanH said...

Instead of a Nobel they should come up with, as mentioned above, Barry’s own prize, hmmm…The Zero Prize. Once you receive this esteemed prize, you are instantly rocketed to the moon as a living statute, where accolades will be perpetually showered on your nothingness by the friendly moon people, and all the government cheese you can eat.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: Sounds like a scene from The Marching Morons by Kornbluth. As a reward for being dull and being a cipher in society, you get to go on a permanent space vacation.

Individualist said...

Why is it the Confucious Peace Prize

I mean don't the Reds have their own glorious leaders to name theie prizes after....

Chairman Moa, Pol Pot.....

What gives....

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