Monday, October 12, 2009

Calling Forth Nemisis

Another of our favorite commentators, Victor Davis Hanson (or VDH as we call him), posted several articles regarding Obama's (non)accomplishments and the Nobel Peace Prize.

An expert on Classical History (ancient Greece and Rome), VDH warns that the goddess Nemisis may end up stalking our Dear Leader because of his ever increasing hubris. (Image above is based on an actress playing Nemisis in Xena: Warrior Princess):

http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson101209B.html

VDH on Obamessiah's blatant attempt at helping his cronies in Chicago win the bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics:

http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson101209B.html

And back to the Nobel Peace Prize and Norway's skewed sense of geo-political reality:

http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson101109.html

The friend who sent me all these VDH articles had this to say:

I'd like to believe this award is meaningless - a poke in the eye of America writ large by a bunch of self important Euro-Weenies but at the end of the day no more significant than the team that won the Super Bowl giving the President a jersey with his name on it. That said, I'm afraid this award is dangerous. My biggest concern about Barack Obama all along is not his stance on any particular issue but that he believes all of the bullshit. That he truly believes he is special in a way that none of his predecessors were and that simply through the force of his rhetoric and personality he can change the very nature of the world. I don't know if he does believe that or if he does when he really started to but this sort of undeserved and ultimately meaningless honor will reinforce that perception and that is not a good thing.

Last week, Republicans were quick to rebuke the whole Nobel Peace Prize fiasco. Here's an exerpt from RNC Chairman Michael Steele's "Nobel Peace Prize for Awesomeness" e-mail:


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.

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