Friday, October 09, 2009

OBAMESSIAH!


Dear Kate: Is there nothing Obama can't do? I'm betting that's going to be sticking in a few craws this morning.

10 comments:

Balbulican said...

And lo, the sound of conservative heads gently popping echoed across the land; and the progressive smiled, and saw that it was good.

thebanana said...

The Shrub's head just exploded.

Southern Quebec said...

Poor Dr Roy.....

Lindsay Stewart said...

Um, what exactly did Obama do to deserve the prestigious prize? If a deep and resonant speaking voice is sufficient to win, James Earl Jones has been ripped off. I mean, it is always fun to watch the wingers squeal but this strikes me as an entirely hollow and undeserved award.

Balbulican said...

Good question, L - it's early days to be rewarding "achievement". But if I were guessing, it's probably more for his commitment to reversing America's trend toward tribalism and introversion and force as the primary engines of US foreign policy.

Lindsay Stewart said...

Hmm, which sounds great except for the drones attacking inside Pakistani territories, troop surges in Afghanistan and no visible reversals in foreign policy. I'll believe his commitment is more than empty rhetoric when there's an inkling of evidence that it is more than a pose.

the rev. paperboy said...

yeah, I'm with the PSA on this. As much as I'm going to enjoy watching the wingnuts detonate over the next week, I think this is a bit premature since he's about to send 50,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan

Dr.Dawg said...

All well and good.

I heard someone on the news say--I swear I heard this--that the prize would help him pursue his goals, much as Peter jokingly said in a different way over at my place.

There's recursion of some kind at work here, getting a prize permitting the recipient to achieve what the prize is meant to reward.

I like it, and the inevitable spoiled weekend for the Birthers and Authorers. psa and others are doubtless right, but that doesn't seem to be affecting the nearly orgasmic Schadenfreude I'm feeling right now.

Lindsay Stewart said...

i wish it were so easy Dawg but the schadenfreude was completely ruined for me by the glaring wrongness.

The other Jim said...

Loved the last line of the article below.

"It's not hard to believe that the president, being awakened at dawn and told he had won the Nobel Peace Prize, immediately asked if it could be given back."

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/10/09/f-rfa-champ.html