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Friday, October 9, 2009

The First Race Card Nobel Peace Prize

Get this, as Barack Obama appears to be ready to escalate the War on Afghanistan, he is getting the Nobel Peace Prize?

The headlines say it all! It is big news in Chicago and around the world. News outlets are reporting on how, Obama gets reward for world view - BBC News, Obama Strikes Gold - The Washington Post, The Nobel Prize, and Europeans' Views of America.




President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.
Obama wins has drawn mixed reviews - Reuters.



ok, so I'm reading Andrew Sullivan's All Over The World post in which he writes, This president has done a huge amount to bring race relations in this country to a different place."

AAPP: I'm like what world is he in? What has this guy been smokin'

For most black Americans, race/color relations in this country is worst since Barack Obama became President.

Candidly, I'm with so many Americans on this one. I'm wondering what did President Barack Obama do to win the Nobel Prize. What did he really do? Did he really win because he is the first black to win the Presidency of the United States? If so, this will be the first "Race Card-Nobel Prize." Barack has not solved the color arousal problem in America, Stopped the War on Afghanistan, or brought Peace to the Middle East, So... What did Obama do to get the Nobel Peace Prize?

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As reported by the Huffington post, The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize and shocked Nobel observers because Obama took office less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline. Obama's name had been mentioned in speculation before the award but many Nobel watchers believed it was too early to award the president. More HERE

The bloggers are going off the chain reporting on how Obama's Nobel win stuns even the White House as President Barack Obama follows Al Gore by obtaining this high honor.


Reaction is mixed

UPDATE:
Dr. Cornel West has spoken out on the Nobel Peace Prize and Barack Obama. As reported by The Huffington Post, Dr. Cornel West spoke at the Central Library in Los Angeles Friday, Oct. 9, and weighed in on what winning the Nobel Peace Prize will mean for President Obama. Dr. West said, "It's gonna be hard to be a war president with a peace prize. Gonna be difficult. Very, very difficult. And so I think he knows that and we as fellow citizens have to, um, as brother Tavis would say in his wonderful book Accountability, keep him accountable and loving and self critical, not self-righteous way. I think it's very difficult for any head of an empire to be under the pressure of peace. 'Cause you're head of the largest military in the world, you got over a thousand military installments on the globe, you got ships in every sea. It's very difficult. And I think following brother Martin King, we know that peace is not the absence of conflict, peace is the presence of justice. So They go hand in hand. - Read More HERE - Click here to listen to Dr. West's remarks. Below is a transcript of Dr. West's comments. He will be a guest on next week's Tavis Smiley Show.




OK, Don't hate me for saying this, and I know Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others may disagree with me on this one, but I don't get why he received the Nobel prize, but I'm not going to join the idiots,
Conservatives, the Taliban and right wingers in an online petition that protests Obama's Nobel win.

Yes, there are many
bloggers, including black bloggers like AverageBro.com who wonder why Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize? Some are wondering if Barack Obama received a Nobel-Prize for his teleprompter skills? Candidly I don't think Obama's Nobel Prize is tarnished as some right wingers think.

I salute and congratulate our President for winning the Nobel Peace prize, I just wonder out loud why he received the prize for his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.

As the Financial Times points out— “It is hard to point to a single place where Obama’s efforts have actually brought about peace.” Also, a
s the big tent democrats notes in a recent post in the blog, TalkLeft.com; Final thought - future headline "Nobel Peace Prize Winner Escalates War in Afghanistan."

The Times of London, is right! The Nobel committee has made a mockery of the award.

I agree with President Barack Obama's comments below.



Candidly, I would like to see our President outreach into communities like New Orleans here in the US of A and attempt to curb black on black gun violence, tasering of Americans by police and gun proliferation in America, particularly in the African American communities. Then he would be a Nobel Peace Prize winner of the caliber of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Until then, This Prize is nothing more than the first "Race-Card Nobel Peace Prize."


Yes,
Praise and skepticism has greeted Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Listen to my
opinion and other black folks opinions on whether Obama's Nobel Peace Prize - is deserved or not...

You know, I could be right.




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