The Nobel Peace Prize Committee "suicide bombed" itself with its continuing leftward tilt in awarding the prize to President Barack Obama, says radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh made the comment in an e-mail to Newsweek's Gaggle blog and Politico that also said, “The Nobel gang just suicide bombed themselves. Gore, Carter, Obama, soon Bill Clinton. See a pattern here? They are all leftist sell-outs. George Bush liberates 50 million Muslims in Iraq, Reagan liberates hundreds of millions of Europeans and saves parts of Latin America. Any awards?” Limbaugh says “Obama gives speeches trashing his own country and for that gets a prize, which is now worth as much as whatever prizes they are putting in Cracker Jacks these days.”
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The award exposes an illusion surrounding Obama, Limbaugh said, adding, "It is a greater embarrassment than losing the Olympics bid. And with this 'award' the elites of the world are urging Obama, THE MAN OF PEACE, to not do the surge in Afghanistan, not take action against Iran and its nuclear program and to basically continue his intentions to emasculate the United States. They love a weakened, neutered U.S, and this is their way of promoting that concept. I think God has a great sense of humor, too.”
Ironically, the award seems to have put liberal and conservative bloggers on the same Web link, observed Gaggle authors Eve Conant and Daniel Stone. "While liberal pundits won’t necessarily be lining up behind all of Limbaugh’s views, there is equal parts astonishment in the left blogosphere as there is in the right," they wrote.
They quoted Daily Beast blogger Peter Beinart as calling it “Obama’s Nobel Farce” and saying, “Perhaps next they’ll start giving Oscars not to the people who have made the best movies of last year, but to the people who have the best chance of making the best movies next year.”
Gaggle also gathered some sarcastic comments from the blogosphere: Ezra Klein: "Obama also awarded Nobel prize in chemistry. 'He's just got great chemistry,' says Nobel Committee." Ana Marie Cox wrote: "Apparently Nobel prizes now being awarded to anyone who is not George Bush."
At MSNBC, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough derided the award as "hilarious," and asked to play a Saturday Night Live clip.
"I have got to stop right here," said Scarborough, a former GOP congressman. "I guarantee that Marisa Tomei did more to win the Academy Award in 'My Cousin Vinny' than Barack Obama has done to win the Nobel Prize."
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