It appears that President Obama has finally gotten a little of the Republican love his been courting lo these many months as president, and all he had to do was read a Braveheart monologue while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
Sarah Palin, for example, pointed out that — but for the fact that his acceptance speech was comprehensible — it could have one of her own…
I liked what he said," Palin told USA Today. "I talked too in my book about the fallen nature of man and why war is necessary at times." The speech "sounded really familiar," Palin said.
As if that wasn't unkind enough, a GOP strategist Bradley A. Blakeman heaped upon even greater praise by association…
"The irony is that George W. Bush could have delivered the very same speech," [Blakeman] said.
Wow. These people do not pull their punches, do they?
It was bad enough when they were comparing him to Hitler and the Antichrist. This is just going too far.
Tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Nobel Prize, Sarah Palin
Gay Republicans — who apparently still actually exist for some reason — are asking President Obama to take some time away from accepting Nobel Prizes for peace to call for a little not-murder…
While the President is in Norway accepting a Nobel Peace Prize, Ugandan political leaders are considering a bill that criminalizes gays and lesbians. "If the President wants to start earning the Nobel Peace Prize he is accepting, he can start by speaking out against this outrageous Ugandan law," said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud – the only national organization for gay conservatives and their allies.
"President Obama's lack of leadership on international human rights issues is appalling," continued LaSalvia. "From his refusal to confront the radically anti-gay regime in Iran to his refusal to speak out against this proposed Ugandan law — this President's silence speaks volumes about his priorities.
Jeeze. When gay Republicans have the undeniable moral high ground and can with straight faces call you out for your hypocrisy, it's probably getting to be around that time when you should start rethinking your strategies.
Tags: Barack Obama, LGBT, Nobel Prize, Republicans, Uganda
Barack Obama sure is speechy these days, huh?
Seems like just last week that he was giving a speech about how he's decided to escalate the war in Afghanistan by sending an additional 30,000 troops into that smoldering shell of a country. And now, he's delivering an acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize…
President Obama, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize here on Thursday, acknowledged the age-old tensions between war and peace but argued that his recent decision to escalate the conflict in Afghanistan was justified to protect the world from terrorism and extremism.
"We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth," Mr. Obama said. "We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations — acting individually or in concert — will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified."
Yes, and then there are countries like the ones like the U.S. and the U.K. which are trying to fight back against the Middle Eastern countries' moral war against the West, which I'm assuming he is referencing in the above paragraph.
This is clearly a case of the good guys vs. the bad guys.
Tags: Barack Obama, Islam, Middle East, Nobel Prize, Norway
Here's some free advice for conservatives concerned that they might be portrayed as racists by liberal bloggers: Don't put overtly racist shit on your blog…
Conservative radio personality Tammy Bruce is apparently all cut up that liberal blogs like Sadly, No! are painting her with the racist brush simply because she used a picture of a 'coon fishin' for a prize to illustrate her frustration with Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Okay, let's give Tammy Bruce the benefit of the doubt here and pretend she's never been called out for racist behavior before. Let's take her at her word that the "Raccoon Is Just a Raccoon" (to be fair, she apparently has a pet raccoon (which sounds a lot more explanatory than it really is)) and that "When wild, paranoid leftists attack (and get delusional) they see not dead people, but racists."
So, do you know what that means? That means that Tammy Bruce is the fucking dumbest person ever. It means that she had no idea that people would see a picture of a raccoon, make the easy mental leap to its incredibly well-known abbreviation, and associate that word with the person she's making fun of. That's, like, remarkably dumb.
"What do you mean the picture of the tribesman chucking the spear is racist? It's obviously meant to imply that Obama is throwing away our children's future. Why are you being so paranoid and delusional?!"
"What?! It's a photo of a monkey relaxing on a porch! It's meant to imply that Obama's foreign policy needs to evolve past its current laissez-faire attitude. What a crazy liberal you are!!"
"Really? You're offended by that picture of rabbit sitting in the middle of a rain forest? That's obviously meant to imply… Well, that picture just came up at random on Google Image Search, and I thought it was cute."
So, what is it, Tammy Bruce? Are you one of the racist-iest people on the Internet, or are you one of the dumbest people on the Internet? You only get those two choices.
Tags: Barack Obama, Nobel Prize, Racism, Tammy Bruce
There were a lot of people on both sides of the spectrum who were upset to learn President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. However, I think we can all agree that despite the President's short term in office thus far, he, more than anyone, deserves the Nobel Peas Prize. Dude can put away the legumes like nobody's business. Here's what Jon Stewart had to say about the kerfuffle.
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Tags: Barack Obama, George Will, Jon Stewart, Nobel Prize, The Daily Show, Video