Friday, October 9, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize Committee Jumps the Gun

President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, and everyone in America seems to be scratching their head why. President Obama himself may have summed it up best: "To be honest, 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."

I think the Nobel Committee is looking with encouragement as President Obama seeks a new way forward in Afghanistan and engages diplomatically with Iran on nonproliferation. Yes, they may have jumped the gun, and that may be exactly the point. Still ...

Below is the email I received from Michael Steele and the Republican Party. Whatever happened to "congratulations"? I would take both Michael Steele (RNC Chairman) and Brad Woodhouse (DNC Spokesman) to the woodshed for their remarks today.

From: Michael S. Steele, RNC Chairman
Subject: Nobel Peace Prize for Awesomeness

I'm sure you've heard the news -- Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It's a stunning, if not truly surprising, indication of just how meaningless a once honorable and respected award has become.

What has President Obama actually accomplished? It is unfortunate that the president's star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights.

Even the normally fawning media have expressed shock at the clearly political and unmerited award. But the Democrats clearly see it differently, with DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse stating "the Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists -- the Taliban and Hamas this morning -- in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize."

Like most Americans, the DNC can't think of one achievement that the president has accomplished, so they resort to their predictable response and standard playbook of demonizing anyone who disagrees with them.

First they call Americans concerned over health care "rabid extremists" and "angry mobs." Now, when challenged to answer the question of what the president has accomplished, Democrats are lashing out calling Republicans terrorists. That type of political rhetoric is shameful.

The Democrats and their international leftist allies want America made subservient to the agenda of global redistribution and control. And truly patriotic Americans like you and our Republican Party are the only thing standing in their way.

Help our Party spread the word about the Obama Democrats' dangerous naivete and power grab. Please support GOP elected officials as they work to hold the Democrats accountable to the American people for their failed policies and irresponsible rhetoric by making a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 to the Republican National Committee today.

Your gift will also help support the recruitment and election of principled candidates who will defeat the Democrats in 2009 and 2010 and promote policies that put America first.

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