Once again chaffitz lives down to the lowest of expectations. Even
national republican leaders were cordial. What an embarrassment to Utah.
Hansen and Chaffetz are snarky buggers. And Chaffetz is concerned with respect?
Dave Hansen, chairman of the Utah Republican Party is just jellous he was never
asked to be on David Letterman, or get the Peace Prize either.
Dave Hansen & Rep. Jason Chaffetz show real class, spelled with a capitol K.Congratulations Mr.. President and America.
Where did you Utah people dig up this Chaffetz guy? He's an embarrassment.
Todd Taylor's statement is not completely coherent.
Utah Republicans just can not accept a black president.
I agree with Rep. Chaffetz, he (Obama) hasn't done anything to make the U.S.
safer, other than rhetoric. Does anyone remember last year who ELSE got it and
"puffed" him up with his GLOBAL WARMING ruse? Al Gore! Now, among those who
deserved it, I vaguely remember Mother Teresa received it and justifiably. Why
not Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, while they were at it? Or even Nancy
Pelosi for the shove she is making to get the unwanted Health Care issue passed?
NOT. Yeah, Jay Leno deserves it for his civility, as Chaffetz
Can keep classy. Nice job, maybe you should watch G.C. again on being nice to
If the prize is based on aspiration then I can think of plenty of people who
have said they want world peace and to end hunger. There are plenty of people
who have acted on these ambitions and have made a difference. Let's give this
prize to someone who has made a difference in the world instead of someone who
has reached celebrity status through words. And as for the democrat leader
in Utah... way to take some pride in your state "even Utahns" can be brought
together by this. Yup we really appreciate you. Democrats sit there and bash on
the people they represent and then finish with a "can't we all just get along"
I think they did it in the hope that we can undo the harm that the last eight
years has done. He brings us hope not regrets..
I support Obama but I agree that he has done nothing yet to deserve this award.
I think it will help him abroad but probably hurt him here with people who
actually know what the award is supposed to be about. No one likes Europe
sending political statements to us.
because he's the "anti-Bush".I think that says a lot about how the
rest of the world viewed our previous President.The U.S. can
hopefully regain it's role as a moral leader in world affairs. I hope
Guantanamo gets closed quickly so Barack Obama doesn't have to give his prize
Orrin Hatch... time to go.
I am truly sad that many here in Utah can't let go of their hate mongering long
enough to see the good Mr Obama is trying to bring to the world. It is sad that
those outside of our country can see it more than most Americans. When did we
stop being an noble people? When did we stop seeing the good in each other? When
did peace become evil?Is it too "early" as some think? I hope not. I
hope that this vote of confidence will strengthen Mr. Obama and will help him in
the darkest hours when people rage against him, both home and abroad. Doing what
is right and what is good is often not what is popular. Christ Himself did what
was best for all man kind and was killed for it. (I'm not say he's Christ) May we as a people strive to be worthy of this award. May we sue for
peace and beat our swords into plowshares. I may not agree with Mr. Obama in all
things, but at least he isn't acting on hate. A lesson Mr. Chaffetz could
I am not sure which is a bigger joke..Obama for President or winning the Nobel
Peace Prize award..
Predictably, Chaffetz chimes in with a childish petty comment. Thanks to
Senator Hatch for having some class.
Senator Hatch's response is the classy response. No whining, no snideness.
Thank you, Senator.
Corroon needs to explain himself. What strides has Obama made? Be specific.
Can anyone explain what the President did to deserve this? I would really like
to know. Also, who determines the winners? So, Mr. Todd Taylor,
does one merely need to go about exuding hope and change with a persuasive
public speaking ability in order to win a Nobel Peace Prize? And what in Pete's
name does Jon Huntsman appointment have to do with the Peace Prize? With
comments like yours (i.e. irrelevant) the Utah Democratic party is in desperate
need of leadership.
Mostly I disagree with what ever Sen. Hatch says but this time I applause his
statement as being elequent and great for the United States Of America!
Younger politicians should watch Senator Hatch to see how a statesman acts.
My first reaction (and latest for that matter) was "what?????"
Hatch is a class act. I'll give him that much.
Chachi, you can read a more complete statement at the Utah Democratic Party's
blog. I'd provide a link, but the rules of this forum do not allow that.
It is true "Utah Republicans just can not accept a black president" wander
Utah is a red state. It has voted for republicans probably before it was a
actual state and still (and still does) practice polygamy. I do
agree with one comment. This prize is given as a 'We're glad your not Bush'
since he started two wars. I like Obama but really, to look better
than Bush you simply have to stand still. Oh, and Bush was a
Open up your eyes, folks! This president and his cohorts are leading this
country into total ruin and destruction step by step. They want to completely
take over our lives, our freedoms! We need to rise up from the dust and be men
and women and protest that which we know to be evil. The scriptures are correct
where it says that in the last days good will be called evil and evil good.
I'm very proud of President Obama, what a great honor it is, not just for him
but for all of us in the United States of America.Rep. Jason
Chaffetz has just demonstrated how low classed he is and I am embarrassed to
live in Utah.
even though I don't agree with many of his policies & ideas, Orrin Hatch has
always seemed to carry himself and his position with dignity & honor. Chaffetz
& Hansen could learn a thing or two (or many) from his example.Congrats President Obama!
Be honest Hatch.....that was such a lame comment.
We finally have a President who is willing to LISTEN to others. The World
has been sick and tired of the BULLIES in AMERICAN GOVERNMENT always having the
last word.Many of us are excited to see how President Obama will continue
in this kind and gentler way.Poor Jason, things just don't seem to be
"Happening" for him lately.
Even the IOC with all their corruption does not reward without performance
first. I guess athletes need not train anymore. But, as an American and a
Democrat I should get with the times and be proud that we can be rewarded for
our lack of effort. I hope that I can use this rule to my advantage. Our
children should all be A students just because they show up.......hum-m-m-m-
Dixie - It has nothing to do with Obama's skin color. Obama
shouldn't be receiving an award for which he's done nothing to earn.
Hey, "CT", Chaffetz was dug up in Utah County, which arguably has the most
twisted reputation in all ways of all Utah Counties!! Lot of good people there,
but a really thick moral haze pervades the air down there!!You've
probably heard the comment: "You can see in, but you can't see back out"! Well,
that really applies to Utah County and pretty much says it all! BTW,
I will be surprised if the Deseret News allows my comment through, because they
tend to aspire to a numbing blandness that refuses to present anything the least
...had more class this morning, than CotMan did. CotMan has just
shown WHY he is unfit for national office. His appallingly-rude comments show
that he would be a total disaster in any kind of diplomatic role. Chaffetz has shown an unChristian attitude that reflects poorly on ALL Utahns.
Kudos to Chaffetz for speaking the truth. What the heck has Obama done to
deserve such an honor?! Maybe that he is bowing (figuratively as well as
literally) to foreign leaders, that some interpret that as progress towards
World Peace. The fact that Obama is black has nothing to do with my fear over
his leadership, and lack of experience. Not to mention the debt we are
shouldering on our children and grandchildren for years to come!"Change"
doesn't necessarily mean things become better.
Jay Leno pointed out that the only deal he has closed on was with his wife on
their anniversary.There are plenty of dreamers out there that can
say what they would like to accomplish. But, it takes a doer to actually make
Rep. Chaffetz, what have you done? Also, let'sfocus people. Winning a
Nobel Prize is a good thing,so everybody with me now:USA! USA!
Thank you, Jason Chaffetz. This is akin to Milli Vanilli winning a grammy. Both
worthless, subjective awards given to those who've literally accomplished
nothing. What a joke.
Wow! I have no faith in the Nobel Peace Prize anymore. There are so many folks
who really work hard for real peace. The Dalai Lama, for instance, who has been
exiled from his home and country, and truly cares about everyone. Wow.
I'm sorry sir, but you are race-baiting and you have not presented any sound
evidence to back up your statement.I am a life-long Rebublican and
have nothing but the highest respect for President Obama. His race is not an
issue with me. I would further postulate that almost all Utahns, including
Republicans would also agree that it is not an issue with them.I do
disagree with many of his positions and policies, but that has nothing to do
with his race.
Just what did Obama do in 11 Days to warrant being nominated, let alone being
awarded this so-called Peace Prize....It must be because he brought a Balck
White hating racist professor together with a Hero Police officer for a beer in
the WH while soldiers are dying Afganhistan because Obama has a yellow streak
and worships Allah!!The Noble Prize is now akin to Kindergartners
recieving a STAR on their forehead....
He we go again just keep lowering the bar of sucess and acheivement for the
people that can't earn it or want to earn it. Another handout
As I think about this, this is an honor for the U.S. Let's take that approach.
Besides, moving from the neo-cons is a step towards peace.
Dixie Dan is a fool, get over it. We "Utahans" can care less if we have a Black
President, his race does not matter...it's what he can do.I am glad to see
color in the white house.
Jason Chaffetz rocks!This prize is a joke.
Yes - he did win both! Maybe you some how misunderstood "the joke".
I am starting to thing that the label RINO is a good thing - a real positive.
If it represents everything thing the bash at all cost republicans do, it is a
great title to have. As a former Republican, now independant... I would wear it
proudly. The Republicans need leaders who doesn't pander to the sky is falling
media light chasers.To Senator Hatch - nicely done. You can be
chief RINO, and I say that in the most respectful way.
The level of intellectualism found within the NPP is absolutely rediculous and I
agreee with Chaffetz 100%! This award means nothing to me anymore and I couldn't
care less if they gave it to Ted Bundy or OJ Simpson or the Unibomber! The only
thing that Obama did in his first 11 day was release numerous terrorist (I am
sorry, Prisoners of War) and close down the most effective prison outside of the
USA. That does not make the world a better place. Some semi intelligent people
would even agree that the world would be more dangerous if criminals ran free.
But what do I know? I am not an Obama supporter so my opinion has about as much
worth as the aborted fetuses the government is funding to get rid of. It's a
joke and a political move by and organization that used to pride itself in the
advancement of humanity and betterment. Tip of the hat Obama, you are the savior
of the world! (or at least to the eneducated minds that still believe you are
straight as an arrow)
You are the racist. My disdain for Obama isn't because he is black, it is
because he is incompetent. It is because we have a different standard for him
than any other President. He is horrible. When the nominated him, it was 11
days into this misguided presidency. You are a sheep.
Let's see what has Obama done? Oh yes, the stimulus package that went to
preserve companies that deserved to fail. Most failing companies either dismiss
the management or decrease the pay. These companies gave them bonusus. Oh and
the many jobs that have been created. What about the number of Americans without
health insurance because it went with the job they lost. And of course,
bipartisanship between the President and Congress. What about the glitzy
inauraural celebration when the economy is collapsing? He does smile nice and
looks good in a suit. Maybe that's all that's needed.
Did anyone actually look at the people who were in the running? Obama hasn't
physically accomplished anything - especially in his first two weeks in office
when they took submissions. He was a Senator for less than 6 months prior to
that. Come one! The guy who should have won is the one building shelters and
schools for women in drug torn areas. He would have used the million dollar
prize to help them. Where will Obummer put his million?
The US regaining dignity by what- borrowing more money from everyone to pay big
spenders for acting irresponsibly, while honest TAX paying people follow the
rules and still loose everything????? Big Promises, Little results, and complete
disregard for our for-fathers and the Constitution of what use to be a great
nation. I love America from long ago---we have very little foundation that we
started this country on left. The more we (they) change the rules the more
muddy WHO, WHAT, and HOW this is America becomes... I have never heard a
President deface his country and treat his position with such disregard for THE
PEOPLE of this country than Obama. Seems like just another well placed stepping
stone to me.
The notion that the award is merely an anti-Bush statement is a lazy, dismissive
argument. Shame on the Political Science professor who should be able to think
beyond this simple point. Obama is a symbol not only in the US, but in the
world as a "black" leader who is smart, decent, articulate and dignified. What
makes this special is that his election defied expectations around the world
that racism and hatred would preclude a presidency of an African-American man in
a country that does not a good track record on race. Nor would he have been
elected president in countries where the populace adore him, i.e., Europe. This
recognition is very special and endearing to people all over the world. It does
not matter so much what he has done, but who he is and where he is and what it
means. Let's take a moment and celebrate with the world rather than spoil the
moment with anger, jealously and pettiness.
Hatch just shows how out of touch he is with the people of Utah. Naturally
Republicans don't plan to give Obama any breaks but I have even heard Democrats
(from Utah and elsewhere) admitting the truth here which is that Obama has not
accomplished anything to warrant the prize yet.His rhetoric is good,
but the prize is supposed to be about making a difference - it's too early to
tell whether his words will make a real difference. Obviously whoever nominated
him in February was excited that he was talking about closing Guantanomo - still
just words.Hopefully Obama will deserve the prize in the future but
at present it's just a million dollar political statement of hope.
But isn't George Bush more worthy of the award? After all, he rid the world of
the likes of Saddam Hussein.
And what do you think the rest of the world is saying?? You are right, nothing.
They are either so much in shock or are laughing so hard that they can't
speak.What a joke of an award - all politics and no substance.
Do you people know how big the number, one trillion is? What was
it, 3 years ago or so that the Treasury Department decided it could no longer
justify the luxury tax used to fund the Spanish-American war in 1896? That only
took 110 years. How long do you think it's going to take to pay off
Obama-care, and Obama-cars, and Obama-phones, and Obama-nation? Peace prize? What prize will he get when China et al foreclose on all of the
treasury bonds they hold and issue a hostile takeover bid?
Before commenting, no matter which side you are on. Try to do some research on
what the award is intended for. Before applauding because you voted for
President Obama, ask your self what merited a nomination after less than a month
in office? What foreign policies has he actually enacted? What domestic
policies are even working? How has he brought we as the people of the United
States of America together? Comments like he is not George Bush are not an
answer. Do we now award those that are not someone we disagreed with? I think
so far the only paralled we can make is that his thinking is right in line with
that of the Europeans. He believes in a large controlling government, he
believes in spending the people's money with out consequence of action, he
believes that it matters what the rest of the world "thinks" about the United
States of America. The comment that was made about doing what was unpopular
made me laugh. Everything he has done has been what was popular. He doesn't
want to ruin his newly found status in the international "in group"
The Nobel Committee's statement explaining the award pretty much says it
all--the President recently proposed plans that would lead to a nuclear-free
world. There's a pipe dream if there ever was one.I'm sure the good
people of Afghanistan and Pakistan are feeling their world is so much more
peaceful now, thanks to Obama's leading the world in the direction of peace.
They are probably dancing in the streets and passing out chocolates to each
other today, knowing that the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is meeting with his
security advisors about how to bring peace to Afghanistan, particularly this
plan to allow the Taliban a role in the future government, as long as they
promise not to harbor al Qaeda.Am I the only one that doesn't
understand how all these pieces are supposed to fit together?
Wow... This is so sad... Just the fact that he is president was quite a bit for
me... Sure there might have been more deserving but still. I am so sick of how
all of the bigoted Utah is. Can't you show some patriotism?
We live in a world that rewards people for doing nothing. Those that applaud
the Nobel Peace Prize panel for their decision, are the same that believe they
should have not earn things in their lives. By the way since everyone seems to
think the Europeans have it so figured out, why they always asking for handouts
from the one nation that is self sufficient. Keep applauding the man and the
hoard he has in congress, that way you will always remember who was responsible
for robbing you of your freedom.
Obama comments that he wonders if he has done enought to win the award - well
duuuuuuuh.Any honorable person would have turned it down knowing it
is a sham.
["I am not sure which is a bigger joke..Obama for President or winning the Nobel
Peace Prize award.."]actually, I think the bigger joke is you...
This award is as much a statement regarding our nations new direction in foreign
policy. It alsocould be considered applause for the electorate of this
country for electing someone who would reach out to the rest of the globle
community.The world communities are looking at the United States in
a more positive lite.
This is simply embarrassing. Everyone - including Obama - knows that there is no
way Obama has done ANYTHING to warrant this award. Now watch as the far left
push their liberal puppet president to withdraw from the middle east ASAP and my
guess is he will comply. Obama's presidency hits a new low each passing month
and the absolute determination of the liberal left to prop up their great leader
and hide his embarrassing leadership skills is an on-going and almost religious
effort. All I can say is most people know that this award is a joke for Obama
and only adds to their disgust.
["Thank you, Jason Chaffetz. This is akin to Milli Vanilli winning a grammy.
Both worthless, subjective awards given to those who've literally accomplished
nothing. What a joke."]actually, the joke is that none of you
anti-obama people even understand why he won it. that's the real joke!!and here's a hint as to why he was awarded the peace prize... perhaps
you can even spell it... it's called "hope". we had none before, and we have
lots now. and the world recognizes that. it's a shame you don't.
I will gladly accept the award for American League MVP.......... thank you
To correct a few humorous mistakes in Grammar:The level of
intellectualism found within the NPP is absolutely ridiculous and I agree with
Chaffetz 100%! This award means nothing to me anymore and I couldn't care less
if they gave it to Ted Bundy or OJ Simpson or the Unibomber! The only thing that
Obama did in his first 11 day was release numerous terrorist (I am sorry,
Prisoners of War) and close down the most effective prison outside of the USA.
That does not make the world a better place. Some semi intelligent people would
even agree that the world would be more dangerous if criminals ran free. But
what do I know? I am not an Obama supporter so my opinion has about as much
worth as the aborted fetuses the government is funding to get rid of. It's a
joke and a political move by an organization that used to pride itself in the
advancement of humanity and betterment. Tip of the hat Obama, you are the savior
of the world! (or at least to the uneducated minds that still believe you are
straight as an arrow)
I'm not a racist - I just don't think he deserved it!
This isn't the PreSeason All American Award! this is a World Wide Award and
should be for accomplishments! Would it be fair to say he has engendered peace
in his own land? I think the country is as polarized as it's ever been right
now. That is like handing out the heisman trophy to the preseason favorite,
before they have ever played a game. I almost see this and agree with both
sides though. It isn't as if he could have nominated himself. So he was
nominated earlier in his term than I think is justifiable. I would venture to
say it is more peculiar of the voting committee than it is against the
President. He should accept with grace and poise. And if this motivates him to
engender positive change, then so be it. I think he should start at home though
and cleanse the inner vessel before the outer.
Winning the Nobel Peace Prize means nothing. What has Obama done for peace? Is
becoming best buddies with murderous dictators who kill and rape their own
population really a step towards peace? Is refusing to send General McChrystal
the troops he needs to win in Afghanistan really a step towards peace? The
Taliban continues to kill innocent people in Afghanistan, all the while Obama
speaks of how we have to accept allowing the Taliban to have some political
power in the country. Obama is a weak president. People can pretend that Obama
is bringing peace, but weakness in an American president only causes more death.
Obama is a failure. Good for Rep. Chaffetz in speaking the truth.
Shame on you Mr. Chaffetz for critizing a man whois turning this country
in to a socialist state. How dare you? The Communist Party USA would
definately not agree with you. (See cpusa.org)They think Obama is a
wonderful president. I wonder who's side that puts all of the people who are
WHAT HAS HE DONE? ALL OF YOU SAY ITS GREAT FOR OUR COUNTRY? HOW? SO WE CAN
BECOME MORE LIKE EUROPE? HATCH DOES HAVE TO GO. HE HAS BEEN IN WAY TOO LONG AND
HAS LOST TOUCH. AND MR. CAROON, I HAVE MET WITH YOU AND CAN'T BELIEVE YOU MADE
THAT STATEMENT. YOUR A VERY SMART INDIVIDUAL AND YOU MUST REALIZE THIS IS ALL
POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. YOU JUST HAVE TOO KNOW THAT. IT'S ALL ABOUT LIFE,
LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. GOVERNMENT DOES NOT SUPPLY THAT. THE
PEOPLE DO! AND WE WILL SEE THIS IN 2010. BELIEVE DAT!
Well, that just puts the Nobel Prize right up there with the "FICKLE FINGER OF
FATE AWARD"!!! What a slap in the face for the people that really deserve it.
When are people going to wake up and see Obama for what he really is???? And I
don't mean a great man! ! ! ! I am ashamed that he is our president!
First of all Utah has not always been a Republican state,check your history,they
were a Democrat territory until the Republican party said they would help them
become a state in the 1890's.Second on the comment that it is good that the
award went to an American, the jury is still out on that one, we have not seen
proof that he is legally an American yet and are still waiting.
I am encouraged by the award to President Obama. He seeks a partnership with
the world and world peace. He is on the right track.
Peace is a process not an achievement. Our President Obama has shown the world
he is a peaceable leader looking for way to bring people together. It is this
nation, with half of its citizens preacing hate and racism, that is leaching the
honor of ournation. The world is proud of Obama and his heart. I am proud of our
How long will it take to pay for Bush's illegal Iraq war. Est. 3 trillion.
I have only one comment. What has he actually done to receive this award? Answer
the question for yourself and see what you come up with.
Classy statement by Orrin, I guess that's why the Kennedy's respected him as
well. Senator Hatch demonstrates the ability to rise above partisan politics
unlike Chaffetz. Even if Obama defeated terrorism I'm sure Glenn Beck would spin
it as a conspiracy and make millions off his zombie congregation.
Message to Chaffetz from a constituent:I'm even more impressed by
your comments about Obama's Nobel Peace Prize than usual, considering that it
comes from a Congressman that campaigned on his accomplishment of kicking the
winning field goal in a high school game, after-election boasting about sleeping
on a cot in his office, and consistently parroting almost verbatim Republican
talking-point lies. With those legendary accomplishments, you should feel quite
justified in criticizing Obama's mere rise to the Presidency from an
impoverished background and campaigning and acting to reverse the past 8 years
of American jingoistic adventurism. You can probably rest now on your laurels,
ease off on all that heavy lifting you've been doing, secure in the knowledge
that your legacy has been well established.
Really folks, do you think that Obama nominated himself for this thinking he
would win. Someone nominated him and thanks to the Nobel committee we will not
know who that person is for 50 years. Give the president a break, it's not like
he asked for this, others bestowed it upon him. Blame them if you feel it is out
of line. Yes, Obama is new and hasn't had time to do a lot, but someone
nominated him because they felt his is worthy of this prize and the committee
agreed. He may not be worthy of it now but I have no doubt that by the time he
leaves office in 8 years, he will have earned that prize!
Dude... Grow a pair! It isn't bigotry in Utah, it is the opinion of half of the
country and some of the democrats as well! you wanna hear bigotry? It's people
like you who call people bigots when they aren't bigots in the first place. You
wanna talk about ignorance? Stop blaming the state of Utah for problems that you
don't have an answer for or a solution for! There is no problem with the state
of Utah. The problem we do have though is retarded people like you who doesn't
understand that people are hurt no matter who is President. It's a premature
award for anybody! And to give it to a political figure 11 days into his term is
a slap in the face to people who have actually contributed to the proseperity of
the human race. Stop whining about Utah or move. You are being forced to live
People need to stop labeling Utah as the racists in the country.Read any
online news report and you will read literally dozens of negative comments about
Obama receiving this award.Each listing different reasons for their
opinion.Utah is a great example of people who don't follow the crowd.Some people just like to catagorize them as sheep or followers.But when
it comes to our President, his color needs to be left out of the
discussion...from both sides.But certainly from those who try to defend
him by attacking his accusers as "they must be racists".It's really
getting old and even more untrue.A non-Utahn.
I am an Obama supporter. I think that he is sincere in his desire to do what is
right for our country, and I support most of the initiatives he has proposed or
is backing.That being said, I don't believe his accomplishments so
far warrant awarding him the nobel peace prize. He is still new to his office,
and most of his proposals are still in the early stages. The nobel prize
committee clearly gave the award to President Obama to make a political
statement.I congratulate President Obama, and I think he did the
right thing by saying he will regard the nobel prize as a "call to action." On
the other hand, I think the significance and prestige of the award has been
diminished by giving it to someone based on their goals, and not their
I guess one can be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "good intentions" now. Do I
believe Obama truly wants to accomplish what he says? Yes, has he really done
much of what the award says he has? 11 days is not enough time to award, someone
the peace prize. All I really see Obama doing is a lot of talking, apologizing,
feeling guilty for being an American, and quite a bit of whining. Am I happy for
America? I would be happier if they would have awarded someone who had truly
done something to deserve the award, not just someone who talks a lot about
doing things. I can say "hope" and "change" "yes we can" and all the other stuff
that Obama supporters chant with a tear in their eye, but it doesn't really
change anything. The best part is how often people say, "Repubs are
haters, Neocons are haters, Conservatives are haters can't they say anything
nice?" Apparently nice only applies when the "right" candidate is in. I don't
recall any of those people having any issue with all the hate with Bush. I guess
supporting the President is only applicable with Obama.
Senator Hatch's remarks commending President Obama represent what all
Republicans and Utahns should be saying. It's time to bury the hatchet and move
on and begin working together with other Americans and with people of other
nations to solve the critical national and global challenges facing us all. The
world will be a much better place if we can move beyond bitter acrimony and the
division that seems to keep us stuck in the past, instead of moving foward.
Now's a good time to review the Saturday Night Live skit about President Obama.
"I've accomplished two main things, Jack and Squat!"
I don't care how the world views our country. If the world wants socialism and
big government, they can have it. But that's not what works, and that's not
what will lead to a better nation.
What country is he accepting the award for? We are still trying to find out if
he is a legal American citizen or not.
Such a race statement is so simply asinine.
Take this punk for what he is a "Now Generation" spoiled brat that wants
EVERYTHING his way or he's going to gather up his marbles and go home. What a
This just renders the Nobel Prize a meanless political award for liberals
to pat themselves on the back. Kind of like the Oscars awarding films that do
poorly and stink but promote the "correct" political or social message.Have fun congratulating yourselves. You have just cheapened the value of your
Congratulations to Obama. This is a political statement and well deserved. The
world has changed; accept it and join the human race. Chaffetz is a brat making
I am sure that this Chaffetz fellow has been sleeping on a hard cot in a dark
storage room toooooooooo long for sure.
Hate...Hate...Hate!No...No...No!Pick a topic - GitmoHealthcareStimulusClunkersOlympicsPeace
PrizeIt just doesn't matter.Good news, or bad - same
old, same old.I'm a moderate Independant and I'm tired of you
people - the louder you get, the further we move away....
Utah is going to need a huge block of cheese to go along with all the whine.
I was speaking to a British Film director two years ago who talked about how the
world used to look to America for leadership and how both Republican and
Democrats have failed to rekindle that spirit. I suspect that is the message
behind this award. The world is once again looking to America for
leadership.Should anyone really be complaining that America is respected enough
again that our President is receiving such an award?
The prize and it's committee have just left the president in an awful position.
He should of course not accept this prize or the money which goes with it. The
honor of this award is suppose to be in recondition of an accomplishment, not
for an intention or the hopes for an accomplishment. It is like being
given the medal of Honor for wanting to show valor, or speaking of valor but
never demonstrating Valor.
To Awestruck and others on this chat:Sad as it is, there is no civil
discussion on the chat boards / blogs anymore.Remember, with all the
hate, we are all Americans and should be supporting any victories as such.Also, will the hate chat talk when a republican wins POTUS? I doubt
It just shows that the corrupt organization that presents these "peace" prizes
is just that- a piece of work. I don't care who you are but Obama shouldn't be
in a category with people like Mother Theresa. What a joke!
I am delighted whenever an American wins a Nobel Peace prize. A delay in the
timing would, however, have lent it more credibility. Like this it seems more of
a political award given due to Obama's iconic status as a "world bringer of
hope" than for any actual concrete accomplishments. Next year's award would have
made more sense.
I think it is remarkable that the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize
recognized SO EARLY in Obama's presidency that he belongs in that great
fraternity of recipients including Jimmy Carter and Al Gore. I believe history
will place Obama right between these two "GREAT" Americans because he possesses
the attributes of both; bumbling incompetence he shares with Carter and
hypocritical deceit he shares with Gore.
Really what has he done but show his pretty face on t.v.
Looks like affirmative action has reached the Nobel committee.....
Even more than giving it to Al Gore for a movie that has nothing to do with
peace, this award thoroughly discredits the Nobel Peace Prize, and is an
embarrassment to previous winners who DESERVED it.At least Pres.
Obama accepted it in a gracious manner, recognizing his deficiency.
The US and the entire world value the Nobel prize and yet a few rednecks are
threatened by a black man who wins the prize. Go President Obama!
This award should tell us how critically important the US is to world peace and
relations among nations. We are the 1000-pound gorilla in the room. We may not
notice our influence on other nations, but they certainly do. As for Rep
Chaffetz, I'm hugely disappointed. He comes across as an un-American partisan
hack, and he's embarrassed Utah. It doesn't matter if you're republican or
democrat; it's a good thing when an American president wins one of the most
prestigious awards in the world. It's a good thing when the US is doing
something to encourage world peace. Sen Hatch, thank you for being an American
and a statesman on this.
Everyone keeps asking what Obama has done to get this prize? Let me try to
explain it to you so you can understand. Last November the USA had an election
and McCain lost and Obama won. So the question again, what has he done? Well,
it's what he did not do. He has not acted like George Bush. Again, George Bush
is no longer the President. McCain is not the President. Obama is the President,
and the United States wanted him to be President because they no longer wanted a
President like Bush. Bush is in the past, Obama is the Man that the people of
the United States picked. So did you think Obama was going to act like Bush? Get
real, the world does not spin around Utah. Utah is the minority. Only a few
States think like we do here. So stop living in the past. You lost, Obama won.
Do you get it now? Stop scratching your heads.
Asked if we all shouldn't be proud that an American won it, Chaffetz said: "Who
cares?!" --------------Beautiful, ranks right up there
with: "You Lie!!!".....
It is long known that the Nobel Prize is no longer valid or respected.They
are hard core left leaning group looking to promote the left wing agenda.
Someone please tell me how the world has changed. We hear constantly of hope but
I see no reason for it. Politics with all of its corruption rages on.
Unemployment continues to destroy the lives of millions of Americans. So many
are losing their homes and along with it all hope. Meanwhile we hear a bunch of
words and promises but to this point see no action except massive spending and
deeper debt. Meanwhile the death tolls in Afghanistan seem to be mounting and as
far as I can tell our President doesn't have a clue about how to deal with
it.I can't see that the world is one bit brighter.
Sen. Orin Hatch, what a smart man you are. Why can't we all be happy
about this award? This is an achievement not only for Prez. Obama but for
America as a whole. Common People!!!!!
Your actions and verbal attacks on our president will only result in your party
being frozen out of any possible election victory for our countries top office
for a longgggggggggg time!
Dixie Dan: Please tell me what this has got to do with either republicans or a
black president. I for one am sick and tired of the race card and politics to
excuse the poorest performance of any President the United States has had in the
history of this country. I have a black son in law and Obama is not qualified to
be in the same catagory with him as Obama is also half white and has proclaimed
his hatred of America. Look at his Czar appointments which include terrorists
and communist party members. I have voted for both democrat and republican
candidates. I do not live in Utah and find your rhetoric very hateful and
abusive toward them. Grow up and be a man or woman whichever you are.
Be Happy!!!!!Sen. Orin Hatch, what a smart man you are.Why
can't we all be happy about this award? This is an achievement not only for
Prez. Obama but for America as a whole. Common People!!!!!
Do you people really believe that someone else was going to come into office
after what the "Bush Wacker" and "Slick Dick" left with their departure and just
snap their fingers and all would be fixed? Your party used every day, month and
year while in the majority to create this mess for 8 longgggggg years and it
certainly won't be fixed by this president or anyone else for that matter in a
matter of a few days or months. Get real idiots!
Too bad Obama even accepted the award. He should have turned it down. He has
done nothing more than spouted words and traveled everywhere. This in the face
of less than two weeks in office when nominatd.As to LGR and the
comment "ashamed to live in Utah" because of Chaffets comments, leave and live
somewhere else. Maybe no one in other areas will speak their mind.
President Thomas S. Monson reminded us a few years ago that “most people
will not commit desperate acts [such as yelling, ranting, town-hall shoutdowns,
and Obama hate-mongering,-- my ed.] if they have been taught that dignity,
honesty and integrity are more important than revenge or rage."------
I'm as surprised as Obama was! And I did appreciate his acceptance speech.
Lets see now. The peaceful leftist French, Italians, Spanish, Germans, and
Russians combined to kill millions upon millions of their "enemies" in their
cleansing projects, followed by the millions killed by Mao and Pol Pot. These
are the types of "peaceful" people who have so gloriously shaped the world in
the past two+ centuries. And now a bunch of leftists in Sweden have awarded a
"peace prize" to a fellow leftist for talking about peace. While we
"evil" capitalists feed half the world, the "enlightened" leftists in Europe
brag about how great their systems are while 40% of their population is on
welfare of one form or another.I've read enough Saul Alinsky (the
creator of "community organizing") to not be offended by morons calling me a
"racist." I know that's one of their "Rules for Radicals" (attack people
personally instead of debating issues). But I'm offended by their stated agenda
of destroying the American right and taking all of their money, property and
power. You can keep your leftist form of peace and it's Prize.
Neither has any real value.
Hatch SHOWS ONCE AGAIN that he out of touch not only with the people but with
reality as well.There is nothing honorable or great about winning
an award for nothing.Hatch is showing he is PURE poltician and has
taken leave of all his senses.IF one didn't know, you'ld think
this the "Obama done nothing" SNL skit gone wild:NOt only has
Obama done nothing, accomplished nothing,he is now being given
awards for it.
I suppose you think the fact the Pres. Obama opening up talks with other world
leaders, where the Bush admin. slammed the door on them, had nothing to do with
his receiving the Noble!
I agree with your statement that Obama hasn't accomplished anything "much" yet
but he will accomplish something, and can accomplish something if only 1
republican would agree with 1 thing he has talked about doing! Isn't it
appalling that NO republicans can agree with this man on anything. No my
question is this-How many of you same people think our past president did a
It's a really positive affirmation by the nobel community and indeed much of the
world of approval of the new direction our foreign policy is taking. Good for
him, and us.
When the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was announced, they included in that
announcement the rationale, justification and reasons why Obama was selected.
So there is NO mystery here about why or how he got this, they explained it
upfront. Thus there is no need for speculation and debate about whether or not
he deserved it or if it was premature. Again go back to the statements the Nobel
Price people said about why they decided on Obama. It seems many of the folks
in Utah are just ignoring those remarks from the NPP committee or haven't made
the effort to actually read the statement they put out. The point is, from
their viewpoint, there were very compelling reasons that he above all others
deserved and should have received this prize at this time, period, done, end of
story. These prizes are not awarded in a vacuum where vagueness and superficial
generalities apply. Come on folks, a great deal of thought and consideration
was put into this. He won and we all should be very honored, humbled, glad,
happy, excited, and ecstatic that he won. It is good for our President and good
I'm trying to decide who was the bigger idiot. Jason Chaffetz today or Kanye
West at the MTV video awards.Let's please try to vote for people
with some standards and intelligence. Chaffetz sounds like a 5-year-old who just
lost a soccer match.
Personally, I'd say that Obama was given this honor a bit too soon, but it's
their prize; they can give it to whoever they like. It's not like he went out
and campaigned for it.I am happy that he has won for two reasons:1) It's a sign that America has begun to regain its' lost prestige in
the world.2) It's worth it just to watch all of the right-wing
heads explode. Does complaining about a president receiving such a huge
international honor mean that you guys "hate America"?
I am constantly ashamed at the lack of courtesy and respect political pundits
and politians and party di-hards have for each other. It doesn't make me
anymore inclined to trust them--whoever they are. The right comment was the one
Senator Hatch gave today. We do not have to always agree with the
outcome, but we can always be respectful. I say congradulations President
Obama. The world is in need of peace. Now lets make it happen!
It really is hard to believe that President Obama won this award. How? He has
done so little in real terms versus that of President Clinton. President Clinton
has been a tireless advocate of the truelly needy since leaving office! He and
the first former President Bush raised at least a half billion dollars in aid
for the Sunaumi victims and has done work in getting measle vaccinations out to
the needy, aids work, and on and on and on! It appears by this standard that the
Peace Prize board is trying to determine the American agenda! By the way can a
sitting President receive such a large gift? I think all but 50 dollars must go
to charity as there are limits to lobbying in Washington D.C. Are there not? Or
is this a bribe from Europe? There are many more worthy individuals. Maybe one
day years down the road Mr. President Obama would have been a good choice, but
he is not the person now though a small committee may want it to be! Again my
vote is for Former President Clinton!
Your profound ignorance overwhelms comprehension. Check your numbers out before
you begin to spew. If the US produces 40% of the worlds food - how is it we are
the third largest grain grower, Brazil is the largest producer of sugar, the US
is 10th there, we are only third in sugar beats behind france and Germany, we
are 11th in rice production. To be reasonable, we do lead in corn production,
but that isn't a staple for much of the world. So before you rant
at what a horrible place the rest of the world is, perhaps you ought to do a
little research. America is a great place, but lets not get delusional about
it. We have our own skeletons - let's not get all puffed up about ourselves
here. Get you nose out of the propaganda and visit some other places. You'll
find they aren't as backward as you make them out to be.
I think it is a little premature for him to get it. I am glad that Senator Hatch
had class in congradulating President Obama.
It's not a matter of too early, it's a matter of what he did in 11 days to
deserve that award? even the president himself was surprised. Now, if this
happens next year, then I am first on line to congratulate him because he did
something. This one is merely in hopes and if that's the case, there are
thousands who have hopes too and deserve the nobel.
You are all haters and until we can live with each other and each others'
opinions, this country will go no where.
Post them all D-News!
Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Barack Obama. Enough said.
Chaffetz is right on target. what has obama done to get this
Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to a man who had done absolutely nothing cheapens
this award...The Nobel Committee's politics are showing...and the world is
laughing at it.
Why can't we all be happy that an American won the award you ask?Are
you serious? Because it was neither earned, nor deserved, that's why.
Why does everything always have to come down to ripping on Utah? News flash,
there are people in other states who also think Obama was undeserving of the
award.Liberals would have us believe the only conservatives left are
in Utah. They would have us believe our numbers are dwindling. Guess they'll
get a nasty surprise next fall in the mid-term elections.Keep up the
good work, Utah. BTW, our unemployment rate here in this blue state is nearly
DOUBLE the jobless rate in Utah. Isn't it great when the Democrats are in
to: You ask what he has done?" He has not acted like George
Bush."Look at what he's been doing. He's worse."... and the
United States wanted him to be President because they no longer wanted a
President like Bush."Yep -- you voted for a president who said this nation
is not a Christian nation. President Bush never said that in his eight years as
president. This nation was founded upon Christian principles -- read your
history. They were all God-fearing men who stood up and fought and gave their
lives for our freedoms. Read the last sentence in our Declaration of
Independence of what each of the signers pledged to each other.
Silly symbolisms over substance - now were really in trouble with a president
who has his head in the clouds while he really is on the ground clucking with
the chickens. The American people should have won the NPP for electing a man who
wants to get back at America. Really Obama should have won a Razzie.
Obviously, Obama hasn’t brought peace to the world or to this country for
that matter. Afghanistan is disintegrating because he refuses to increase troop
levels at a necessary level to bring an end to the conflict. This is all
because he’s worried about his legislative agenda. Kids are killing kids
in his hometown with railroad ties while the American people are not only
divided but bitterly divided. Not to peaceful or successful to me. Then again
if he is successful with his agenda things won’t be to be to peaceful
Mr Chaffitz only said what most of us believe! This is totally dumb. It just
totally ruins the reputaions of the Nobel Peace prize. I feel sorry for those
who have won it in the past!
Dear Utah,“I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company
of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this
prize.”Pres. Barack ObamaI agree with the
president. But then, maybe I'm just a hatemongering, racist hick. I'm confused.
Does that make Obama a hatemongering, racist hick?Right before
mentioning the importance of cooperating with Republicans, Utah Democratic Party
Chairman Todd Taylor says on their blog:“Republicans who
oppose this award show that they are out-of-step with American aspiration and
the leadership that the world desires. They show why they are not fit to lead
our country at this time. ” Does that mean, Mr. Taylor, that
a the ruling party of a Congress with a 21 percent approval rating should step
down? Another theory could be that some people think expressions and
expectations of peace are not enough for a Nobel Peace Prize. But then, maybe we
shouldn't get upset, and realize it's just a political prize, awarded to
liberals, and that it's worth its weight in gold.
you Republicans don"t realize that this Peace Award is a kind of
compliment to the American people for choosing Obama as President.Obama is
intelligent, compassionate, humble, and practical. The World recognizes this and
has hope that this nation with Obama's leadership will bring peace. He inherited
a catastrophic situation, nationally as well as internationally. The Republicans
will do everything to keep him from succeeding. HELP!
Is it surprising that only the Talibans and some of the extreme republicans are
unhappy about this award?
Socialists of a feather stick together! The Nobel "so called" Peace prize has
lost what credibility it had. There is no great honor in having won it.
Neither the Nobel committee nor the President associate this award with
accomplishment. It's purpose is twofold in my mind: to encourage the President
to turn high rhetoric into accomplishment AND to let this country know that WE
are expected to lead with class with understanding and, most of all, with
effectiveness. I agree with Senator Hatch that when such an honor comes to
America it is about US -- as Paul Harvey would say, "...about U.S." This award
is not about accomplishment, it's about encouragement and acknowledgement that,
as Lincoln said, "...we, even we here, hold the power and bare the
responsibility...." World peace cannot happen without the facilitation of peace
by this country and it's president. None of the other candidates had that kind
of leverage in obtaining the object of the award.
Shcmope. Once again, the Peace Prize committee reveals its hopeless
politicking. Just give him the economics Nobel and get it over with. Neither
have any relevance to anyone's life. And neither reflect any thoughtful
reflection of reality.The proletariat have more important things to
worry about. Like how we're going to starve in retirement because of the
government-sponsored bubble and bust economy.
I did not know that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded by the republicans in UTAH
or any where else in the United States.
I picked up my marbles and went home during the last term of the "Bush Wacker" &
"Slick Dick", now it's your turn righties. Your actions, fear mongering, playing
into corrupt businesses, feeding the greedy, and hatred will only insure a
democratic majority in the US for many, many years. When you want to play ball
on a level field, quit your racist lies, then and only then will you be
considered a serious competition. Considering where your party put this nation
and it's citizens after the last boondoogle administration got through with us,
just where would we be today with "sweet Sarah & McDuff as our leaders today? To
bad you couldn't rig the voting polls & results again or maybe we would have
those two degenerates running our show. By the way where is the "Wacker nowdays?
I am very surprised that we can't look out and see that the United States is
back to being respected in the world. I am sorry for those who can not see that
there is hope again and it didn't just start when President Obama took office.
It started when he was elected. I use to be a Republican. Not any longer. I am
sorry the direction they are going in.You may not like the President and
that is your right but it is sad that our representatives feel they can bash
him. I look at the way he is with his family, the support he gives to his
children, being seen in the neighborhoods around the capital supporting the
business'. The strong words that have been issued to those countries that have
harbored the enemies of our country.. so I say not only is it one for the
President but a huge honor for all of us Americans.
Putting all rhetoric and posturing aside, President Obama has won a Peace Prize
without securing peace in any of the world's combat zones. Awards must reflect
actual accomplishment,not good intentions. It is not coincidental that this
prize has been timed when the President is faced with major combat and potential
combat decisions. The question is, 'Who gains from this?' Al Qaeda, Iran, N.
Korea, and terrorists of whatever stripe, should this worldwide recognition go
to the President's head and blur his judgment. Think it through.
Those "numbers" can be misleading....Is that why am I'm flying ($$$)
from SLC to SEATTLE to go to work Mon - Fri?Oh that's right -- it's
because I needed a JOB!!!I guess I could've been like some people
and just taken anything I could find - like delivering pizzas - and then asked
the Bishop to help our family out!------
Where do I sign up to receive a Nobel Prize??? I heard they were giving them
Obama deserves the award for a whole number of reasons, including his efforts to
pass health care reform.He just may pass a reform package that
covers everybody, slows the growth of health care costs -- and guess what,
doesn't add to the debt.Remember a few years back when the
Republicans passed Medicare Part D without a budget offset? It has since added
billions to the national debt -- which grew from $5 trillion to over $10
trillion from 2001-2009.Obama is passing legislation the responsible
way unlike the previous occupant of the White House.
Republican anger is so deep and so festering that they now turn a bit of their
anger on Senator Hatch, who makes the serious mistake of acting like a statesman
and showing dignity where dignity is something from the past. If Mr. Obama won
this award for nothing more than the rest of the world saying "Thank you for not
being George W. Bush," well then--he sure deserves it. Because I knew George W.
Bush, I lived in this country under George W. Bush and Obama is NO George W.
Bush! (First off---he's kinda smart.)
Why is it that people are so willing to defend a person over principle? It
reminds me of Jr. High kids. It doesn't matter what the issue, we're just going
to stand by our pal. Facts are facts. Obama has not done what he
promised to do. He has a majority in the House and Senate. If things are not
moving along....he only has to look at his own party. This is not
hard folks. He is the first partially black/Muslim/white president. (did I
miss one in there?) That is a huge accomplishment and one that reflects on the
progression of our country. But facts remain, he is not doing what the American
people want. His promises were inflated. His delivery wanting. Now, lets stop protecting for the sake of protecting. He's a big boy. If he
can't take the truth then he has no right to be in office.Finally,
does he deserve the NPP? Personally, I don't think so.
One of the previous comments stated: "By the way since everyone seems to think
the Europeans have it so figured out, why they always asking for handouts from
the one nation that is self sufficient?"What a self delusion. The US
Foreign Debt is going to 35% of GDP. American households have accumulated debt
to dramatic proportions. The US is surviving only because of the massive credit
foreign nations are still willing to give us. And you call our nation self
While even President Obama has graciously admitted that he thinks that he does
not deserve the prize, I disagree with him and with those in these comments who
blindly and boldly proclaim that "he hasn't done anything". Any fair
minded observer can see that President Obama has changed the tone of
international dialog as it relates to American Foreign policy so that nations
and peoples who recemtly have come to dispise American values and foreign
policy, are now rethinking their views. What lasting value this attitudinal
change necessarily depends on further actions on the part of our national
goverment, but it is a good start. This award just throws a curve at those who
have tried to marginalize the president from the outset for partisan political
gain.Also, President Obama's initiative to stop deployment of the
Missle defense system has removed a major thorn from Russia's side. It may well
be, that this single act of trust will gain much needed Russian co-operation in
dealing with the potentially serious threat to world security from Iran.
Republicans cheer American defeat.Republicans boo American victory.Republicans want my vote in 2012.Fat chance.
Why should anyone be shocked? We live in the era of trophy kids where awards
are given to people for just showing up. This award ranks right up there with
the pre-season all american lists, which are based on what they think someone
might do. It would be nice if all the Obama Nobel apoligists would stop trying
to explain their way out of this one. I would have respected the President more
if he would have flat out refused the award based on the fact he has done
nothing to earn it. These awards are based on politics--otherwise
Ronald Reagan would have one it years ago for ending the Cold War.
When I learned he obtained the Nobel Peace Prize, I was pleased and surprised. I
wondered right away what Utah people were going to say? And I was right. Are
the Utah people saying they want more war in the world? Whatever happened to
wanting peace? That's exactly what Obama has done is promote peace. He's done
more in promoting the path for peace in his short time in office than many
presidents were were in for one or two terms. Many of our past presidents went
for war all the time. Is that going to give them the Nobel Peace award. Notice
the words "Nobel Peace Award"? It's about promoting "Peace". I remember the
words of Obama before he became president and many times he spoke of promoting
peace in the world and helping this world be a better place without war. Come on
Utah...are you seriously telling me you want more war in the world? Can't you
even swallow your pride and ocngratulate him on obtaining this award? This award
is touching the hearts of many leaders in the world seeing that there is
currently a president wanting peace in the world.
Warning: May contain sarcasmSo what is the deal in Iraq, then?
Republicans want to lose the war? They want the terrorists to take control of
Iraq? We want our own freedom, our own rights, freedom of speach, etc., but
extending that to other people is preposterous. And dems say that republicans
are greedy!I can think of a few reasons why Obama might have earned
the Peace Prize. Maybe it's because by going so deep into debt we are showing
our trust in foreign nations to loan us trillions of dollars that we don't have.
Or perhaps it is because he ended a war in which we are preserving freedom.
After all, war is 100% evil, right? Finally, it might be because he's
discouraging the not-so-peaceful workplace conditions. Who says you need to get
a job if you are poor? The rich have too much money. Let's take it from those
who earned it and give to those who don't want to get a job. With the higher
unemployment rate (which has only increased since he became President) those
without jobs can avoid the hostile interactions between co-workers and
"What can you point to seriously, that the president has actually accomplished
...? I can't think of anything." Should have stopped at, "I
can't think". Mr. Chaffetz is the latest embarrassment to Utah. If he could
just please forgot for one moment that the "R" in his political bias could
possibly stand for RESPECT. This political power struggle is getting just plain
stupid - this country has serious problems and then we have Chaffetz to keep the
Got to be honest...these comments say far more about Utah than they do about the
President. He was not my first choice. Heck, his party is hardly EVER my
choice. But he is my President. And I am proud that a signal is sent
through this Award. The fact that the esteemed 3rd District
Representative, once again, plays the fool is not surprising. David Hansen, what
has he ever done except hold the coat of Orrin Hatch? What is surprising is that
people who cannot spell, lack reason, and clearly are rooting for presidential
failure can consider themselves the "best" Americans.Hard to believe we
can find the means to criticize an American winning the Nobel Prize.
The hypocracy here in Utah is jsut astounding.On one page, there is
the endless fawning over every word spoke days ago in LDS General Conference.On the next is the hatred, un-civility, un-christian rantings from the
same relgious zealots.Jesus spoke to his very own about this
double-standard....and it even offended him more than the oppressive Romans --
he called them Hypocrites!!!
yes,UtahObserver, it does send a message. The message eing you don't have to do
anything to get it.
The Nobel Peace Prize nomination deadline is February 1st. What, in the 11 days
since he became President, had Mr. Obama accomplished that warranted this award?
Serious question looking for a serious answer.
I intend to do a lot of peaceful things some day. Will someone nominate me?
You're flying from SLC to Seattle to work? Let's trade jobs and homes! I've
been commuting out of WA State for months. There's no jobs here. The Dems
chased most of them out and are trying really hard to run what's left of Boeing
out.But since you ask for facts, how about this? Four of the top 5
states for unemployment are blue states (South Carolina is the one red state in
there). The five states with the lowest unemployment states are red states, one
of which is Utah.
when the prize goes to some rep who does his agenda behind closed doors ..well
that might be chris buttars and not a nuttars!
You're joking, right? The US has spent billions upon billions in foreign aid to
Europe. If it weren't for us, they'd all have been speaking Russian a long time
ago.And you bring up the national debt? There's an easy fix to
that, you know? Cut off all of the parasites (in this country and in others) -
those who do nothing and take our hard-earned tax money.
Just goes to show you that the Nobel Peace prize is a farce. What, did the
Acorn leadership move on and get hired to run the Nobel prizes? Come on! Obama
won't even talk to the leadership running the Afghanistan war on terror! He
must be too busy putting white coats on Doctors and getting black and white guys
together for a beer. Put a tie on Mr. President and get serious!Next
thing you know he'll win another award for running the country into the ground
and making our money worthless.
The Nobel committee has set a higher standard for Obama in the hopes he will
turn America into Europe.
I am proud of President Obama! He did not campaign for this prize. It seems to
irk you that you have no control over what happens in Norway and Sweden which by
the way have marvelous health care systems. What has Obama accomplished? More
than any recent Republican President that is for sure.
He didn't deserve it.And I don't live in Utah.
Ladies and Gentleman, your BCS College Football National Champion: Barrack
Mr. Chaffetz is right on the money!! For once honesty wins out over political
correctness. What a joke...
I'm kinda surprised that Obama was even considered for this award. He hasn't
done much of anything on the world stage at this point to further the goal of
peace, IMO. He didn't even have the spine to meet with the Dalai Lama in
If you believe that there will be "a democratic majority in the US for many,
many years", apparently you haven't been reading many polls lately. Like when
under Jimmy, in 3 more years people will be wanting to "change" back so badly
there won't be anything left of the Democratic Party for another 12 years. You
see, when a leftists are totally in charge, people actually expect that the
rhetoric that has been placed in their heads by the media will actually come
true. But since their ideas are actually inconsistent with reality, eventually
everything comes crashing down and people come to their senses. So as long as
our "Nobel Laureate" doesn't destroy our system of government completely, the
Dems will self-destruct in the next two elections. As for rigging
elections, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones: the leftist's favorite
organization ACORN provided an illegal win for the Dems in the last Senate
election in Minnesota.
Mr. Obama deserves to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his position on one issue
alone:His desire to see the unfair and unjust BCS system
destroyed.Thank you prize committee for also wanting to see the BCS
system die. Since we all agree on this issue, we can all celebrate
the award and don't need to see even one more post.
Funny, I thought Jesus wanted people to speak the truth. Why is saying that Mr.
Obama didn't deserve a Nobel Prize hypocritical? It is just stating a fact. Perhaps for hypoocrisy, one should look in the mirror.Oh and
by the way, I'm from Maryland, not Utah.
Wow I have good intentions and lots of empty slogans, I can read off
teleprompters and I have lots of friends in San Francisco, Where is my Nobel
prize and money?What a farce, it's only important as a reminder that
like thinking people like to give awards to the choir they preach to and require
little actual results so long as you like what your own are saying to those
drinking your brand of cool aid. Nice for him, he's celebrated by people for
doing nothing and not being Bush. No big deal beyond his cheerleaders in the
media building it up but wheres the beef? I'd have no problem with the award
after his term is up plus a few years to see if it works. Like the three who got
an award for inventing the basic technology for digital cameras they had to wait
30 years to prove its value before they got it. Perhaps to take it seriously we
should wait 30 years and see if Obama actually does anything worthwhile and
Democrats cheered American defeat for eight years.Democrats booed American
victory for eight years.Democrats are now destroying the country.Republicans want your vote in 2012.Fat chance? How remarkably
"I hope it will help him," Nobel committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland
said of the award. "Obama is the right man at the right time, and that's why we
want to enhance his efforts."In other words, this award was a
leftist propaganda tool to support a leftist agenda.
to Anonymous | 7:38 a.m. Oct. 6, 2009 "'...and we criticized President
Bush for doing the opposite.'"Oh... you did not!!! You all sat there and
let it happen."Anonymous, your statement is incorrect. Not everyone
just "sat there and let it happen". I, for one, wrote letters and made phone
calls to try to stop what was happening. Even if I was the only one, "all" is
the wrong word to use.
"Misery loves company"? Are you guys so miserable in your bitterness that you
can't be happy for those people that earn an award? All you that say "he didn't
deserve it" and so forth sound like little chilcren complaining that that they
didn't get their way. If you disagree with policies then work to get them
changed, but in the meantime, respect others!
"Bush should have won it! He got rid of Saddam!""Obama's partly a black
Muslim and won't prove he's an American!""Affirmative Action has hit the
Nobel Committee!""I'm no racist!""Who cares our president won the
Peace Prize?!"You say you love America, but you hate Obama so much
more.He is our President, he was elected President by the majority,
sorry Utah. From the very beginning he was open to diplomacy with other
nations, unlike the Bush Doctrine of No Diplomacy, Brute Force Only BRING IT ON.
The world has joined the majority of Americans in embracing this
willingness to work with others. Now go cry into your Sprites.
Grandma,I would rather live in a nation of God-loving men, than
God-fearing men. God is a loving being, not a scary being.Too many
of you have let this Nobel Peace Prize issue rent space in your heads when it
really shouldn't. Take a deep breath and look up the serenity prayer.It would be appreciated if those who comment would read over their comments
and use good grammar and spelling. It takes away all credibility when you are
ranting about the uneducated and can't even spell the word correctly.
Congratulations to the President even if I don't agree with everything he does.
For you political science professors,Governors and other Conservatives who
pretend to be God fearing..."...Read em' and Weep!!!
Do I think Barack Obama should have won the NPP! No,and I'm not racist! I am not
even an American but a Canadian! What has he done to deserve it? There must
have been many more who qualified for this prestigious award. What I have
noticed is that your president isn't following through with many of his campaign
promises! The first thing he should have done was to stop the pork barrel
spending and bring accountability into play!! Where are Sen. Dodds mortgage
papers? Has your unemployment figures dropped since the stimulus money was put
into effect? What about the Health Care Bill? If we in Canada don't work for a
company that provides health care benefits we have to pay a few hundred dollars
a month for benefits and still have to go on waiting lists for months. Our
health care system is going broke and the only ones who receive free health care
are those on welfare! Does this sound familiar to you honest tax-payers? Stop
unwarranted lawsuits! Nothing in life is free! Even Adam was told to work to
feed his family! Wake up America before it's too late!
BREAKING NEWS: This just in...!!! Obama wins the Heisman Trophy
after watching a college football game...!!!
Yeah, take a breath, folks. The inception of the Nobel Prize, and the
appointment of the 5 members to the selection committe is and has always been a
leftist driven, exclusive cause.Surely the awarding of it to such
luminaries as Yasir Arafat, the boy lover, Jimmy Forever Irrelvant Carter, the
U.N., Lu Duc Throwup, and Algore should have been distinguishable enough for
folks to realize the irrelevance and promotion the NPP is.I would
guess by next year, now that Obama has topped the list, most Americans and the
US press will ignore their next winner and related news releases.