Friday, October 16, 2009

The Nobel Committee couldn’t have embarrassed itself more if they’d all wet themselves on television.

How Do You Say “WTF?!?” In Norwegian?

The Nobel Committee couldn’t have embarrassed itself more if they’d all wet themselves on television.

It’s not just me who feels this way.

Skepticism over the award abounds.

It has been pointed out several times that this has to be a rough day for The Onion because they couldn’t possibly make something up that would be more absurdly funny than the gift that the Nobel Committee gave everyone this morning.

Sure, I’m an Obama detractor but even a cynic like me doesn’t doubt that he might do something to win a Nobel Peace Prize someday. But I don’t know how anyone who isn’t undergoing daily electroshock treatments that can make a case for him having won it now. I’m poring over the list of his contributions to international peace and not finding much beyond that chuckle he shared with soul mate Hugo Chavez.

The cult of personality that has grown around Barack Obama is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in politics. Millions of thin-skinned crybabies all over the planet worship him simply because he’s the popular kid and they hope it will make them popular with others.

His popularity is based almost entirely on perception and emotion rather than anything concrete. This is the reason that it’s impossible to have a political discussion about President Obama and his policies. Most of his fans don’t vote with their heads, they vote with their hearts. So if I say anything at all about the president, they’re offended. They desperately need him to be the mythic figure they’ve hung all their hopes on and anyone who disagrees with him is seen as a dangerous threat to the fantasy.

Watch this clip from “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. The Marisa Tomei reference was later cited by a CNN anchor as “pretty strong rhetoric”.

Because nothing coarsens the dialog and gets the unhinged violent wingers going faster than bringing up “My Cousin Vinnie”.

Sack up, Lightbringer fans and start viewing the president as what he is: a man and a politician, not a demi-god.

The sooner you all do that, the fewer years you’ll spend in therapy dealing with profound disappointment issues.

1 comment:

Rightwing Cowboy said...

Hey Norm,

Did you notice they were wearing dark suits. That's all I have to say.