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Obama Awarded Nobel Prize For His Two Big Accomplishments: Jack and Squat

October 9, 2009

Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize only twelve days after his inauguration.  By then, some anonymous figure decided Obama had already saved the world, and by then, the liberal/socialist fix was in.

Obama now shares the honor of receiving a Nobel Prize with his fellow agent of man-caused disaster (that the left likes to call “change”), Yassar Arafat.  And of course, he also shares the great honor of the Nobel with the previous worst American president ever, Jimmy Carter.

Someone tracked down the itinerary of the Twelve Days That Saved The World:

January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.

January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an “open house” party at the White House.

January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (how’s that working out?)

January 23: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.

January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.

January 25: Skipped church.

January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner’s  swearing in ceremony.

January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.

January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.

January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.

January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.

January 31: Took the day off.

February 1: Skipped church. Threw a Super Bowl party.

The thing that makes me laugh is the contrast from just a week ago, as Saturday Night Live demonstrated what an empty suit Obama has truly been.

Newsbusters – which has the SNL video embedded – provides a transcript of the skit:

FRED ARMISEN AS BARACK OBAMA: There are those on the right who are angry. They think that I’m turning this great country into something that resembles the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany, but that’s just not the case. But when you look at my record it’s very clear what I’ve done so far and that is nothing. Nada. Almost one year and nothing to show for it.

As a checklist of his agenda items during the campaign appeared on the screen — global warming, immigration reform, gays in the military, limits on executive powers, torture prosecutions, closing Gitmo, withdrawing from Iraq, improving the status of the fight in Afghanistan, healthcare reform, etc. — Armisen accurately commented on how they weren’t accomplished:

After completing the checklist, Armisen wonderfully said, “So looking at this list, I’m seeing two big accomplishments: JACK and SQUAT!

But Armisen wonderfully reminded viewers:

And remember, I can do whatever I want. I have a majority in both houses of Congress. I could make it mandatory for all gays to marry, and require all cars to run on marijuana. But do I? No!

But it’s not all bad news. I have a few accomplishments. The Cash for Clunkers program really stimulated the economy. Unfortunately it was the economy of Japan!

Let’s see, what else? Also, I killed a fly on TV, remember that?

Uh, I brought a white police officer and a black professor together for a beer. Who else could do that? You’re right — Oprah. But no one else.

As the New York Post puts it, “The Nobel committee assembled in Oslo said the prize was given to Obama more for his promise than for his performance, saying his main accomplishment was ushering in ‘a new climate in international politics.’”  And I think that’s true.  Under Obama’s presidency, Iran will have nuclear weapons.  And we will truly see “a new climate in international politics” as Iran exports terrorism with the impunity that only having nuclear weapons can provide.

I think this ultimately shows how futile the left is – whether in Norway or America.  It shows just how intellectually and morally bankrupt liberalism truly is.   The fact that Obama has accomplished nothing is immaterial; all that matters is he is the personification of “hope and change” and talking unicorns.

The left doesn’t stand for anything other than the left.

George Bush – or anyone who holds conservative principles, for that matter – could literally duplicate the Twelve Labors of Hercules.  And still collect – in the words of the SNL skit – “Jack and Squat” from the mainstream media, the United Nations, the “international community,” and certainly the Nobel Prize committtee.

The award of the Nobel Prize to Barack Obama – other than making utterly meaningless the Nobel Prize (which, let’s face it, long-ago made itself meaningless) – is a demonstration that there is dedicated wholly to giving to socialists, and taking way from anybody else.

The left loves to represent itself as “standing for the little guy.”  But that is not even close to being true.  Rather, they stand as part of a gargantuan, power-hungry, global and globalist movement that already controls most of the pieces of the world chessboard, and demands to control all of them.

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