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Friday, October 9, 2009

The First Race Card Nobel Peace Prize

The headlines say it all. 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.

AAPP: 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?


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.

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

Yes, there are many bloggers, including black bloggers like 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.”

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

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."

That's my opinion... and I could be right.

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