The press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke the President early this morning not with bad news but with the good news that he had just won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Obama is "humbled" by the honor, the White House said in a brief statement.
A first thought would have been something gone wrong with the Moon project or Afghanistan but instead the award has been given to only the third sitting US president.
This is unique for a few reasons mainly because he has just come to office and we are still technically at war.
That being stated it seems that the Nobel Peace Prize people are calling President Obama out. I hope that the administration see's this as a "Call to Action".
This country works because we have opposition. We continue to find the middle path.
The challenge is to celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize and then to figure out how we can "own it". How can the administration embrace and surpass the reasons the award was given?
- Outreach to the Muslim world
- A push for Israeli-Arab peace
- Intent in a Nuclear Free World
It will also be interesting to see how the Extreme right wing pundits handle this one. They have already come under fire recently for representing a smaller and smaller demographic. What they continue to not understand is that the extreme antics and opinions are getting lumped into the "OK you've gone too far." grouping.
Recently to hear Rush and Beck actually play the race card is coming to light (Especially the Larry Wilmore take on Jon Stewart...Nice.) Hello! 1. The guy is half white. 2. Who are they trying to endear themselves to by playing this card? It was the problem with the campaign, by playing to the base demographic you look a little insane to the middle and really insane to the far left.
So in the wake of the Obama racist comments and Rush stating that it's creating an environment where it's OK to beat up on white kids. President Obama actually wins the Nobel Peace Prize. OK so this is another huge chance for these right wing guys to look even more insane by playing to the demographic. Again...
Who are they trying to endear themselves to by playing the Obama is racist card?
It's not me. A guy who is ethnic, who grew up in a black neighborhood and went to white private schools. A guy who continues to have a multi-ethnic friends and associates. A guy who voted for Obama but also voted for an Austrian Republican Governor and a Republican Mayor.
Seriously, I am a radio guy. Again I think Rush is extremely talented and when he makes some great policy observations. However he really lost me when he lost it on the air by getting insanely mad at a caller on air, I think that was one of his drug fueled rants at the time. The reason was I was taught never to do that in a public forum and he did it on one the largest public forums.
That's why I appreciate Hugh Hewitt. He's much more logical about his opinions and he is not as fueled by keeping such large advertising dollars.
Congratulations to President Obama on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!
Appreciate the opposition and let's get back to work people.