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Friday, October 23, 2009

Gallup: Most Against Obama Nobel Prize

Remember when Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, and Media Matters (the same entity coordinating a media boycott of Fox News) claimed that anyone who was unhappy with the award must be anti-American:
Well, at least conservatives are consistent in their open disdain for American achievement under Obama.

Reminiscent of the Friday Freakout that followed the glorious news that Chicago, and the United States, had been denied the honor of hosing the Summer Olympic Games (Hallelujah!), the same Obama-hating voices in the right-wing media are outraged that the President of the United States has won the Nobel Prize.

In other words, Obama/America loses = good. Obama/America wins = bad.

And no, unhinged critics aren't simply wondering if it's too early in Obama's first term to win such a prestigious award. They're letting loose the divisive hate rhetoric (you'd expect anything less?), and demeaning the international achievement.

In the right-wing blogosphere, Obama's global honor is unfolding like a nightmare.

Question: Why does the conservative media hate America?
Well a Gallup poll released today shows that most Americans opposed Obama getting the prize:
The majority of Americans do not believe President Barack Obama deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize (61%), but the public is split in its personal reaction to the announcement. Asked if they are "glad" Obama received the prize, 46% of Americans say yes and 47% say no.
So does this mean that most Americans hate America?

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  1. Just got back from 10 days in Ireland. The most frequently asked question we got from the locals? "What the feck did Obama do to deserve it?"

    It's not just Americans who are questioning it.

  2. "They" still don't get it, do they?! Point blank, Obama did nothing to deserve an award. He didn't even write his own book! And as you know those of us who disagree do not hate anyone, including Obama. We DO NOT TRUST him nor follow his communist / progressive policies. There is a difference.