Okay, I awoke this morning to two stories from opposite ends of the political spectrum and I just want to say that neither makes a whole lot of sense.
First, the story that actually has legitimacy: President Obama is receiving the Nobel Peace Prize?
The Nobel Committee announced Friday that the annual peace prize was awarded to Barack Obama, just nine months into his presidency, “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Okay, I guess I just don’t see that. I mean, yes, he has reached out to other countries and spoken about world peace. There was the Egypt speech and such. But there’s no definitive evidence of his efforts, is there? There are no peace accords. There are no new treaties. There are no fewer wars than before nine months ago. I guess I’m just not seeing it.
“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said in its citation. “His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.”
Thorbjorn Jagland, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee and a former prime minister of Norway, said the president had already contributed enough to world diplomacy and international understanding to earn the award.
“We are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future, but for what he has done in the previous year,” Mr. Jagland said. “We would hope this will enhance what he is trying to do.”
Talk about hope! Is it just me, or is the committee awarding Obama just for talking a good talk? I guess I’m just a little skeptical of that since I’m marching this weekend because his talk isn’t good enough.
So, that’s a little weird. I like that it’s not just me; everyone’s surprised. In the end, it’s kind of cool, and I definitely think it has the possibility of offering some legitimacy to Obama as a leader for all those who still think he hates America.
And that’s where things really get wacky. Now I’m used to wacky emails from World Net Daily. They smear Kevin Jennings and talk about birth certificates and all kinds of bizarre stuff. But today takes the cake. Subject line: “Impeach Barack Obama.”
This email is wickedly long. I tried my best to read it all, but I struggled to find anything legitimate or redeeming about it. I tried to create a screenshot, but it was so long there was no way to share the file in a reasonable size and still have it be readable. You can see the thumbnail at the side just how epic it is. The full text is in a comment below.
Here’s my best reduction of the email.
1. Tammy Bruce, a radio personality and self-described “openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty ‘progressive feminist,'” said Obama has “some malevolence toward this country, which is unabated.” (That is seriously the primary argument… someone’s ambiguous opinion.)
2. Obama is a greedy, godless America-hating socialist. Check out this excerpt:
Make no mistake. We’re now in the middle of a bloodless coup – the takeover of an entire nation by the hate-America crowd – a cold-blooded gang that despises American’s prosperity, our standing in the world, our trust in God and our generosity and goodness.
3. Too much money spent and many czars, not enough capitalism and not enough birth certificates.
And these matters only scratch the surface.
It’s almost as if Obama is intentionally trying to destroy the country.
4. He denies the Christian heritage of our country.
It’s enough to make one wonder… does Barack Hussein Obama realize that every stab he takes at the Christian heritage of this great nation is a blow to the very foundation of our nation… a blow to freedom our personal liberty?
Does he simply hate Christianity… does he hate the United States… or both?
Yep, that’s why they’re trying to impeach him. I’ll tell you what, I’ll paste the entire text of the email in a comment so you can read it for yourself.
Well, I don’t think Obama deserves a peace prize or an impeachment. Have things gotten so polarized I’m no longer a liberal? Sheesh.
Check out Rachel Maddow’s take on the call to impeach: