Rasmussen: Majority of Americans Believe Nobel Peace Prize Politically Influenced, Europeans React to Obama’s Controversial Win (video)
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on October 14, 2009
From a new poll from Rasmussen Reports:
Americans are much more skeptical of the motivation behind the awarding of the prestigious international Nobel Prizes following President Obama’s win Friday of the Nobel Peace Prize.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of American adults now believe that politics plays a role in the awarding of the Nobel Prize.
Three previous US presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize: Woodrow Wilson [liberal Democrat], Franklin D. Roosevelt [liberal Democrat], and Jimmy Carter [liberal Democrat]. Never has a Republican president been awarded the prize… not even Ronald Reagan, despite all his efforts (not just lofty talk and a teleprompter, but real work) internationally that eventually brought down the insidious Berlin Wall. No wonder so many Americans are suspicious of the political motivations and leanings of the awarding of the Nobel prize.
Europeans’ reactions to Obama’s win…
CNN: Majority of Europeans React Negatively to Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize | October 2009
Some online reactions on day of announcement…
CNN: Online Reaction to Obama Winning Nobel Prize
Commentary from Kenya TV…
Kenya TV: Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Obama | October 2009
From Personal Liberty Digest, Barack’s Ignoble Award:
Well, now it’s official. Barack Hussein Obama has just won the highest honor that the elitists of the international left can bestow on one of their own.
His very own Nobel Peace Prize. Imagine that!
And what has our president done to deserve this lofty honor? Why, in the words of an infamous “Saturday Night Live” sketch, nothing, absolutely nothing. I’ll come back to that hilarious skit in a moment. But first, let’s look a little closer at the curious timing of Obama’s award.
Did you know that the Nobel Committee’s own regulations require that all nominations be postmarked by Feb. 1? This means that—if the rules were followed—Barack Obama was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize a mere 12 days after he was sworn into office.
Twelve days in office and he’s already being considered for a Nobel Peace Prize? Give me a break! Does anyone anywhere really believe that this is how it actually happened?
Let me suggest something that strikes me as incredibly obvious: The Nobel Committee broke its own rules to give Obama the award. Can’t you imagine a committee meeting with someone shouting the Norwegian equivalent of “Rules? Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules.”
And of course it’s true. When it comes to honoring one of their own, and advancing the cause of their dubious socialist schemes, the elitists of the international left don’t need no stinkin’ rules. They can do whatever they want. That’s why they hate the very idea of being bound down by the chains of a constitution. These power-hungry sycophants always and everywhere love monopolies and dictatorships, so long as it’s one of their own who is in charge. That’s why they are so enraptured with the United Nations.
But I digress. The plain and simple fact is that this year’s selection was rigged. This is far from the first time that the noble idea of a “peace prize” was prostituted to serve the ignoble ambitions of the left.
Do you remember in 1994, when the Nobel Committee gave the honor to a thief and murderer named Yasser Arafat? It’s true that Arafat shared the award with the then-prime minister and foreign minister of Israel. But still, giving a “peace” prize to the father of modern terrorism? Arafat gloated about using the most heinous murder of innocent civilians to advance his aims.
Oh, by the way, he also stole tens of millions of dollars from the very Palestinians he supposedly led to finance a life of luxury on the French Riviera and various world capitals. In a sane world, he would have been tried for murder and executed.
Instead, he was the most frequent visitor to Bill Clinton’s White House among all so-called world leaders. What a travesty.
Additional reading on Obama’s Nobel prize:
Patterico’s Pontifications: Obama: Did I Mention I Won the Nobel Prize?
Gateway Pundit: Top Quotes From This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Obama’s Nobel Response: 10 Sentences. 16 Uses of I/Me/My
Teh Resistance Blog: Cry “Racist!” And Let Slip the Coons of War and Dear Reader Receives Booby Prize for Not Winning the Olympics
Nice Deb: Bam Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Frugal Café Blog Zone: “All Hat and No Cattle”: Times UK Writer, an Obama Supporter, on Why Obama Should Not Have Accepted Nobel Peace Prize and DNC Warning: If You Joke about Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, You’re a Terrorist… Oops, Unless You’re a Democrat
Thomas Del Beccaro: Big Government: Reagan Was Nobel, But Obama Got the Prize
Diary of a Mad Conservative: If he’d done this before last Friday, maybe the Nobel prize wouldn’t be his and “The value of the Nobel Peace Prize has been diminished”
Washington Examiner: Huh???!!!!! Even pro-Obama press is stunned by Nobel decision
Jeffrey Jena, Big Hollywood: Stand Up Notes from Flyover Country: My Nobel Prize, Please!
The Powers That Be: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Joins Illustrious Ranks of Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat and Al Gore
BluEyedDaizy: Because teleprompters aren’t allowed to win…
Publius, Big Government: BREAKING! Obama Wins More Awards! and Rush Limbaugh Reacts to Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Win and Nobel Peace Prize? Whiskey, Tango… and AP: President Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize
The Dana Show: Obama gets Nobel Peace Prize … for what?
Power Line: Changing the Climate, One Winner at a Time
Doug O’Brien, Big Government: Obama and the Nobel: Right Man, Wrong Prize
Hot Air: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize. No, really. Update: “It’s not April 1, is it?”
Dandelion Salad: Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
The Mahablog: Prize for Not Being George W. Bush?
RedState: Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize: He’s Becoming Jimmy Carter Faster Than Jimmy Carter Did.
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Yes, The World Has Lost Its Mind
The Anchoress, A First Things Blog: Why don’t you “hate” Obama?
Pirate’s Cove: World Stunned As Obama Wins Peace Prize
Moderate in the Middle: Update: World jumps shark, awards prize to apologetic wonder with no achievements;TOTUS wins the Nobel Peace Prize, seriously, BWAAAAHAAAA!! Time for a tune! John Barrowman ‘You’re So Vain’
Right Pundits: Barack Obama Nobel Peace Prize Winner Joke!
American Digest: There He Is…. Mister A-MER-I-CA!: Nobel Committee Now Officially Not Worth the Dynamite It Would Take to Blow Them Away
Greg Gutfeld, Big Hollywood: Daily Gut: It’s All About Him, Not Us
Sister Toldjah: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
Goodtimepolitics: Obama now joins a list of controversial nobel peace prize winners
The Spyglass: Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
Rightwing Nuthouse: OBAMA WELL DESERVES PEACE PRIZE – AFTER COMMITTEE LOWERS THE BAR
Designated Conservative: From The Onion? VIDEO UPDATE: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize and More!
Daniel Kalder, Big Government: SATAN RULES! The Shocking True Story Behind Obama’s Nobel Win
Northern Thoughts And Reflections: Obama’s Peace Prize; He did what to get it?
Moonbattery: Barack Obama Wins Yasser Arafat Peace Prize
American Princess: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize. Seriously.
The Daily Beast: Obama’s Nobel Farce