TarHeelPirate

“Country First?”

Posted by AB on October 9, 2009

Friday brought the announcement, by the Nobel Selection committee, that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the President of the United States, Barack Obama.  The Nobel Prize in Peace is an enormous honor, and one in which all Americans can be proud.

Unfortunately, many Republicans and/or conservatives in politics and media were outraged that President Obama has received the award.  They were as outraged today as they were joyous one week ago, when the big news story was the announcement that the city of Chicago, and the United States, would no host the 2016 Olympics.  Last week, these same people were laughing and dancing at the President’s “failure.”  Today, they are angry and frustrated that the international community would dare recognize Barack Obama’s efforts toward nuclear disarmament, increased dialogue with hostile governments, the effort to reach out to Muslims around the world,  continued attempts at peace among Israeli’s and Palestinians, the reduction of troops in Iraq, and the demand that Guantanamo Bay prison be closed.

Yes, there is much yet to be accomplished.  The work has just begun, but President Obama is very much deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.  He should, in no way, be embarrassed by this great honor.  And for those who celebrate his failures and detest his successes; I have some troubling news for you:  You are going to have a very bad eight years.  This man is going to succeed many more times than he will fail.

It’s too bad that the campaign slogan of Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, means nothing to many Republicans and conservatives.  “Country First.”  That’s a great slogan, but it means much more when that vow is honored.

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2 Responses to ““Country First?””

  1. Gabrielle said

    I’m so sick and tired of the Rush Limbaughs of the country oppose every single thing this President says or does. Hopefully, the more they scream the less they will be taken seriously.

  2. tarheelpirate said

    You’re right, Gabrielle. It is getting tiresome, and the right-wing crazies, like Limbaugh, are quickly becoming nothing more than jokes. That doesn’t make them any less annoying, but serious individuals see that their antics are merely marketing ploys.

    Remember that they are motivated, not by truth, but by ratings. They will say anythingto attract attention. The sad part is that elected Republicans are afraid to call these guys out, for the hate that they spew.

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