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News Flash! No one cares that he won the Nobel Prize.

Not in the same league: Obama among other Nobel Peace Prize winners.

“While public polling showed that initial approval of Obama’s response was above 50 percent, two months of Republican criticism have taken a toll. Now a narrow 46 to 42 percent plurality of likely voters say they feel less confident about the administration’s handling of national security because of how it responded to the incident,” the pollsters said.

Don’t you find this interesting? Republican criticism is taking a toll on the One’s approval rating? This is the party that no one pays attention to. The party that gets virtually no media coverage. And the only coverage that the media gives it, is negative. The media gives no time to the republican leadership or what they have to say unless it’s to denigrate them. That being the case, how has any “republican criticism” even gotten to the eyes and ears of the American people?

Oh wait… could it possibly be most people are watching Fox News, where most of the real news is coming from?

The polling was commissioned by a left wing think tank founded by, for one, Clintonista James Carville.

A majority of Americans say the United States is less respected in the world than it was two years ago and think President Obama and other Democrats fall short of Republicans on the issue of national security, a new poll finds.

The Democracy Corps-Third Way survey released Monday finds that by a 10-point margin — 51 percent to 41 percent — Americans think the standing of the U.S. dropped during the first 13 months of Mr. Obama’s presidency.

Stunningly, the pollsters seem to be stunned by the numbers:

“This is surprising, given the global acclaim and Nobel peace prize that flowed to the new president after he took office,” said pollsters for the liberal-leaning organizations.

Hey fellas, here’s a news flash for ya – no one cares that he won that medal. In fact, Obama winning that prize did nothing but diminish it’s already lackluster prestige.


I guess it hasn’t occured to these pollsters that Obama is not the president of the “globe.” although that’s what he wanted everyone to believe. Remember his line “we are all citizens of the world?” And that perhaps, just perhaps the real people he serves have found out that he is less than messiah-like.

Read the entire polling here.

And consider this from SamHenry: We aren’t admired in the world or respected. We are being shut out of the world.

A final question: Considering his world tour last year to all the Islamic nations in the middle east, has Obama been to Israel? I don’t think he has been but I can’t be sure – he’s been everywhere else in the last 16 months, though.



We all need a laugh – and one of those on our mantles


It must be date night in Oslo

From the guardian.co.uk

Barack Obama‘s trip to Oslo to pick up his Nobel peace award is in danger of being overshadowed by a row over the cancellation of a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner.

Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit.

The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children’s event promoting peace and a music concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel peace centre.

He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King of Norway.

According to a poll published by the daily tabloid VG, 44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald, with only 34% saying they believe it was acceptable.

“Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king,” said Siv Jensen, the leader of the largest party in opposition, the populist Progress party. “This is a central part of our government system. He should respect the monarchy,” she told VG.

The Norwegian Nobel committee, which awards the peace prize, dismissed the criticism. “We always knew that there were too many events in the programme. Obama has to govern the US and we were told early on that he could not commit to all of them,” said Geir Lundestad, secretary of the committee.

Although Obama will not lunch with King Harald, he will see him on a visit to the royal palace.

Peace activists opposed to the Afghanistan war are planning a 5,000-strong protest in Oslo.

The visit will test Obama’s rhetorical skills as he seeks to reconcile acceptance of the Nobel peace prize with sending an extra 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan.

White House officials said that Obama, who was planning to work on the final draft of his speech on his flight from Washington to Oslo, would directly address the issue of the irony of being awarded the peace prize while escalating the war.

The Nobel peace committee has been criticised for awarding Obama the prize before he has any major accomplishments in international relations.

A White House official said that it was not necessarily an award that Obama would have given himself.


Has SNL just run out of funny or is it something else?

This is a very interesting theory: make Obama the butt of unfunny jokes.

from BigHollywood


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