October 12, 2009
Another Noble Obamic Musing - Obamic Options 003
So now I see that Lanny Davis joins the chorus of lefties chastising us anti-liberals for not leaping to our feet to cheer President Barack H. Obama "winning" the Nobel Peace Prize for -- for -- well, I'll get back to you about that part. David writes:
The strident Republican right filled with Obama-haters shamed themselves - and embarrassed fair-thinking conservatives - with churlish and venomous attacks on the Nobel Prize committee and Mr. Obama. The hypocrisy and irony were apparent. The same conservative partisans who cheered when Chicago lost its bid for the Olympics now booed when a U.S. president won the Nobel Peace Prize.
I suspect that Davis completely understands that what we're angry about is that the award was simply handed to Obama for partisan political reasons, to give him some ammunition to use against Republicans, so he can continue driving the country further and further left with his magic cattle prod. It's a dishonest award... and our American sense of justice and decency trumps any reflexive emotional chauvinism towards our country. Davis even titles his polemic "Obama's Nobel Achievement;" it's no achievement to be given something unearned as a political statement -- or a bribe.
Similarly, we would never cheer an American victory in the Olympics engineered by some cunning interpretation of the rules to disqualify the actual winner, even if he was Chinese or Russian. For God's sake, Davis, aren't you American enough to be embarassed by "winning" unfairly?
Were this an honest Peace Prize award -- when is the last time we had one? -- we would have cheered. Suppose he accepts Gen. Stanley McChrystal's recommendation to fight a counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan; suppose it succeeds. Then if the Norwegians were to award him the Peace Prize for helping bring democracy and peace to that corner of the globe (hah!), yes, I would applaud him. (Though I would wonder how a globe can have "corners.")
But when they just bung it at him after nine months in office, during which he has done nothing to advance either world peace or a foreign policy that benefits the United States of America... Sorry, Lanny Davis, I'm not a mindless partisan automaton, creaking to its hind legs to clap metallic hands whenever the unAmerican Left holds up the sign reading "applesauce."
Davis knows all this, but he bears false witness against us anyway. And why not? Look where he got his training, as Special White House Counsel for Bill Clinton, smearing every witness who truthfully testified about Clinton's many crimes and felonies; Lanny Davis was weened on such polarizing and conscienceless lies.
So I have a new Obamic thought experiment -- this one for both Lanny Davis and the One Himself:
- Mr. Davis, suppose that the Swedish Academy were to announce in 2010 that Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics -- a prize that nobody in the entire world could possibly argue he deserves. Should we stand and cheer that, too? Must we cheer any "honor" bestowed upon the One, even if it is clearly unearned, thus dishonorable?
- Given that the Obamacle himself expressed grave doubts that he had earned such a prize, then signaled strongly that he would nevertheless accept it... if the Nobel Committee indeed handed him the Nobel in Physics -- would Obama actually accept it?
The answers to these two questions would tell us a lot about not just the Americanness of the Left but its sanity as well. Alas, the questions will never be asked outside this blog; and the principals would refuse to answer them if they were -- which itself tells us much more about the Left than some may realize.
Cross-posted to Hot Air's rogues' gallery...
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The following hissed in response by: cdor
In his public conversations, Lanny Davis is actually a reasonably moderate Democrat. However, if I were speaking to Lanny right now, I would tell him that Barack Obama has earned my dislike, not because his politics are so much left of mine, but because he has dissed my country every where he goes with narry a wiff of pride that he is indeed a citizen of this great country that has provided him with such personal benefit. I would have to tell Lanny that this is a man who backslaps and high fives Hugo and Danny, Fidel and Mahmoud while he stiffs our allies and small fries (Israel and Honduras and Poland). Of course, there are his domestic policies in health care, carbon taxes, and dollar weakening, but that is more left verses right. Lanny surely must understand that any American who loves his country must wince when Obama behaves as though the world elected him, not America...and it is the "world" to whom he owes allegiance. Therefore it is difficult to feel pride in an award given to Obama, because a proud American knows, in his gut, that what is being praised is his disdain for our country, nothing more.
The following hissed in response by: Geoman
Obama was nominated for the Nobel 12 days after being elected. Think about that. 12 days after he was elected to office someone thought he was worthy of a Nobel peace prize.
This has nothing to do with Obama (if he did nothing to earn it, then the award has nothing to do with him). It has everything to do with intentionally insulting the United States and George W. Bush.
Typically, I am not grateful for insults, and I'm very suspicious of those who insist I should be.
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