The DNC has overreacted to the GOP’s overreaction, and now this whole Barack Obama Nobel Peace Prize to-do is just an infinite regress of hyperbole. Cue Brad Woodhouse, DNC Communications Director: “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.” Brad Woodhouse, no! Can someone please pause the Internet? We are nearing some sort of event horizon of rationality. [CNN Political Ticker]

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  1. He’s just talking about Dana Rohrabacher.

    In any event, as the governing philosophy of conservatism is “do whatever pisses liberals off,” I don’t feel that we should reciprocate, other than not giving a flying fuck what any of those flat-Earth reactionaries thinks about anything.

  2. I am predicting the RNC’s re-reaction.
    “For shame, DNC. How dare you use the same club that we used to beat you with for the last 50 years to beat us with!!! For shame! That’s SO INTOLERANT of you! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

  3. Rationality evaporated & greed theologized when Raygun was elected. But this may be a tipping point of the right’s own talking points back onto themselves.

  4. Is it just too difficult to weigh people on their own merits without resorting to comparisons to evil historical/current figures?

    Anyhow, I’m in. So who are we equating to Hitler today?

  5. One of the sixth graders in my English class just walked in, looked at the board (where I had written “Congratulations, President Obama, on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!”), and said, “Why did he win anything? What has he done?”

  6. [re=430682]loquaciousmusic[/re]: You’re reading Wonkette while you’re conducting class? Sounds suspiciously like the Milwaukee school system to me.

  7. Man, I haven’t had this much fun since Election Night. Break out the Champagne and watch the freakin’ Republitards’ heads EXPLODE!! Love it!!!

  8. Mike Huckabee:
    “There will be an outcry from those on the right who will say that Obama’s nomination, made two weeks into his Presidency, is impossible to justify but I think such an outcry will sound like right-wing whining. The better response is simply to allow those on the left to explain what he did in his first two weeks as President that merited such recognition.”

  9. Hey Brad Woodhouse: something tells me you didn’t run that statement by Tim Kaine before issuing. That kind of hyperbole (OK, truthtelling) is frowned upon by your (sometime too) sensible president.

    Regardless, look for the butthurt republicans to whine for an apology any moment now. Anything to take the media focus away from Obama. Like everything else those reverse Midases touch, this too shall fail.

  10. [re=430664]Deacon Frank Orris[/re]: Well, they need to speed up the consumption until they reach the “ah, that feels waaaarm” stage, but haven’t quite reached the “Imma punch you in yer mouf” stage.


    I hate today. Most days, too.

  11. [re=430686]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Attaturk: Mark Sandford’s personal hero!

    [re=430651]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Gin is harder to detect on the breath. You can just keep a tall, cool glass of it on your desk, and sip as the craziness elevates.

  12. Normally when my wonkette posts an obligatory ‘both sides are lame losers’ item, I’m like ‘how lame’, but this time I’m like ‘Brad Woodhouse, shut the fuck up! ZOMG’. Totally fer sure.

  13. Repugnants are just angry the illustrious prize formerly given to such stalwarts as their own Henry Kissinger is discounted by premature award to them as have not yet even bombed Cambodia!

  14. [re=430682]loquaciousmusic[/re]: I hope you told this rude youngster that it is unpatriotic to criticize a Nobel Peace Prize winner at a time of war.

  15. The Right has their marching orders. The Nobel Prize equals surrender.

    “This fully exposes the illusion that is Barack Obama,” Limbaugh told POLITICO in an e-mail. “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.”

  16. [re=430704]V572625694[/re]: That’s a good point, but Friday is whiskey day for me. Monday is gin.

    [re=430708]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Yum. Now I’m craving an Irish breakfast.

    Also, where the hell is Wookies?

  17. Good, shovel the same shit we’ve had to eat for 8 years. Suck it sour grapes! Y’know what he did? He kept Walnuts and that grifter-billy out of the Whitehouse.

  18. Juli: Is there really any substantive difference between what the Taliban and Faux Noise, et. al. (“The American Taliban”) had to say about Mr. Obama being awarded this Prize?

    The GOP (“Gang-rape: Our Platform”) has just gone off the deep end. And we didn’t even have to give them a gentle shove. They jumped!

  19. [re=430718]chascates[/re]: That’s an ironic comment coming from someone whose drug abuse and fatness has likely ravaged the functional capability of his dick.

  20. We all know in our hearts after the 2012 election that crafty Meghan McCain will find a way to get one of these Nobel Peace Prize things awarded to President Palin.

  21. [re=430730]polar_bear[/re]: America just needs someone else’s viagra and a refreshing trip to the Dominican Republic to restore its Obama-purloined masculinity.

  22. [re=430708]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: I used to like the traditional southern “beer and tomato juice” drink around breakfast time. Its really very good, mix half and half. The thing is, the only reason I would be up at breakfast time is because I am still up from the night before, so that was my occasion, these were my favorite nightcap, as it were. They settle the stomach, get some food and hydration in their, so you can sleep most of the day without waking up from hunger or thirst, which sucks.

  23. I was tempted ask if Newell was going to wake up in time to cover, I don’t know, the daily DC constabulary reports, but then remembered he did yeoman’s service last night unearthing the Norman Rockwell-Meets-Lovecraft-To-Shit-on-McNaughton chef d’oeuvre.

  24. According to Fox News the Nobel Prize has lost its luster:
    “Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. Over the last decade the only requirement to win the prize was that the nominee had to be critical of George W. Bush (see Al Gore, Mohamed El Baradei and Jimmy Carter).”

    That’s from the ‘opinion’ section.

  25. [re=430695]chascates[/re]: Dear Mike Huckabee,
    It was his inauguration speech.
    Sincerely, CaiteeCruelle (aka “a better Baptist than you”)

    Seriously, that’s my theory: the Europeans were so relieved to hear an official US voice acknowledging how utterly fucked-up the last administration was, they opted to send him the European equivalent of a Hamsher money-bomb.

  26. [re=430682]loquaciousmusic[/re]: You’d be run out of town if you put that on the board at my son’s school. I think you should be a little more subtle in your indoctrination of the students (which I whole-heartedly support, btw).

  27. [re=430718]chascates[/re]: You know, I always knew that the right treated use of the military as a giant dick-waving contest; but never thought they’d actually state it outright like that.

  28. Waiting on Joe Lieberman to chime in. Here’s what the Israeli leaders said (via Haaretz):

    “Congratulations on winning the Nobel Prize for Peace,” said Netanyahu in a message to Obama. “You have already inspired so many people around the world, and I know that this award also expresses the hope that your Presidency will usher in a new era of peace and reconciliation.”
    In a letter to Obama, fellow peace prize laureate President Shimon Peres wrote that, “Very few leaders if at all were able to change the mood of the entire world in such a short while with such profound impact.”

    With praise like that what will the Christian Zionists in Congress have to say?

  29. Clearly the GOP will not rest until Hitler returns from his cryogenic vault for the purposes of fucking the reanimated corpses of Walt Disney and Jesus in every orifice. That is not hyperbole.

  30. [re=430764]WIDTAP[/re]: My uber-lefty friends are bitching that torture is still occuring, Gitmo is still open, there’s a war in Afghanistan… I haz SUCH a sad this morning.

    [re=430747]chascates[/re]: I love how the last decade was three years long. I guess it sort of makes sense when you consider that most wingnuts think the Earth is 6,000 years old.

  31. The National Review’s Note is ablaze:

    Jonah Goldberg’s response to the DNC statement about the GOP:
    “Again. It’s the Democrats who show they’re the ones who are comfortable questioning the patriotism of their opponents.”

    Excuse me, didn’t the GOP question anyone’s patriotism who didn’t follow George Bush in lockstep?
    And from Bill Kirstol, whose entire family was consumed by the idea of communism:

    “I don’t mean to compare Barack Obama to Gorbachev, who was, whatever his faults, a truly historic and courageous figure. But let’s hope the parallel extends this far: that a year from now the Democrats suffer a major electoral repudiation, and that the New Liberalism goes the way of Reform Communism. And that, beginning in 2013, Obama will have lots of free time to spend hobnobbing with Gorbachev on the international celebrity circuit.”

    Now waiting on Sarah Palin to chime in.

  32. Oh dear, our favorite Megs McCain just posted this on her Twitter account:

    “Is that a joke that Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize? I don’t understand, he hasn’t even been in office a year!?!”

    Note that she’s used TWO question marks and TWO exclaimation marks in only two sentences…to make it extra “question-y”.

  33. I meant the National Review’s ‘Corner.’ Which they seem to be boxed into. Objective John Podhiretz says:
    “It’s the most obvious choice, once you think about it, since Michael Moore won an Oscar for Bowling for Columbine.”

  34. if the goppers have sided with the terrists, the next move is to invade the gop, quickly overrun it, fuck up the occupation, bankrupt the country and wreck the army.


  35. I’m sure nothing made the President more pleased than the references to the Taliban, who the U.S. is trying to broker a deal with so we can get the fuck out of Afghanistan. It’s completely undercutting the President. I would say that it was fellow Dems actively trying to kill the process, but, dear God, I want to pretend I don’t have to be that jaded.

  36. the wingnut party has been saying this kind of shit for years; if bush said the sky was brown & some democrat dared to say “hold on a sec” they were deemed bin laden’s newest disciple. it’s about time democrats upped the level of crazy, they could do this a hundred more times and still not be halfway to republican levels of batshit.

  37. [re=430773]chascates[/re]: Jonah Goldberg is not a sentient being. There can be no other explanation.

    My Comics Curmudgeon had better swing by soon.

  38. This is how I pictured the day going when I woke up and heard the news.

    Republicans: He should return the award! He doesn’t deserve it!

    Obama: I really don’t deserve this. I’m honored, but I can’t accept it knowing that there are many other worthy potential recipients.

    Republicans: ZOMG, he is so arrogant that he refused an incredible honor! What a horrible man!

  39. [re=430704]V572625694[/re]: I respectfully suggest you are confusing gin and vodka. Experiencing someone’s erious gin breath can make one want to puke.

  40. [re=430682]loquaciousmusic[/re]: unless you’re posting this via iphone from the unemployment line, i’m guessing you don’t live in wingnut land.

  41. Given the excruciating retardation that the president has faced thus far, perhaps the prize was awarded in recognition of Obama’s ability to restrain himself from telling the GOP to go fuck themselves. This is, of course, why Cheney will never get a shiny Euro medal himself.

  42. At least someone thinks Obama isn’t soft on imperialism:

    “War Criminal Obama Deserves An Oscar, But Not A Nobel Peace Prize
    In a world where war criminals like Tony Blair are rewarded and those that oppose war criminals, like the Iraqi shoe thrower Muntadhar al-Zeidi, are imprisoned and tortured, it comes as no surprise that another war criminal – Barack H. Obama – has been rewarded for his stoic service to imperial bloodletting with the Nobel Peace Prize.”

    From the always entertaining Alex Jones.

  43. [re=430713]house of the blue lights[/re]: Lord knows the only person angrier than wingnuts today is Bill Clinton; he’s been campaigning nonstop for this shit since the day he left office. and people thought he hated Obama before…

  44. Here it is! This sums up all rightwingtardness for the week “And conservative strategist Craig Shirley said on POLITICO’s The Arena: “Utterly ridiculous. The credibility of the Nobel Peace Prize has been dwindling downward for years and now it has hit rock bottom.. . . Reagan won the Cold War, freed millions, yet was never awarded the Nobel.”
    Ok that and “Jimmah won it too”

  45. [re=430755]hockeymom[/re]: Eh, I teach at a private school. And Obama is, after all, our President. Can I not support our President?

    [re=430797]sarcasticusername[/re]: I live in New England which is still, at least for now, a bastion of old-school liberalism (more John F. Kennedy than Nancy Pelosi). Thank God. Nancy Pelosi makes me want to stick forks in my eyeballs.

  46. [re=430775]hockeymom[/re]: Is that a joke that Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize? I don’t understand…

    Meghan said, “I don’t understand.” That’s her being all troubled. That’s existential Meghan. Because she knows the Wonkette has an English degree. That’s Meghan McCain flirting with the Wonkette.

  47. The biggest hoot is that this award is a slap at Bush.
    From Commentary magazine:
    “…the decision is meant as a slap at President Bush. I’m sure it was – just as the award to Jimmy Carter was…”

    Sky News: “The Nobel Prize For Not Being George Bush”

    Eurotribune: “Obama wins Nobel Prize for not being Bush”

    Well SHIT, I think not being George Bush is worth a Nobel peace prize.

  48. Mike Huckabee:
    “The better response is simply to allow those on the left to explain what he did in his first two weeks as President that merited such recognition.”

    Well Mikey, our Hopey took out the trash. He escorted that ass-scratching, fear-mongering, war-making, science-suppressing, stuttering and mumbling chimp to the curb, put his butt on a helicopter and sent him back to Texas to butcher brush. The world cried many tears of freedom and rejoiced with a big group orgasm.

  49. The proper and coincidentally useful response is to detach from the steadily immolating wingnutists. No response is necessary. Like our Peace-being Prez will no doubt do. Just go back to work and periodically watch them flame from their own self-ignited spite. Peace trumps trolls. Additionally.

  50. [re=430727]freakishlystrong[/re]: Yep, you nailed it – Obama getting himself elected prez was an accomplishment that saved the whole freakin’ world from…from…sorry, brain freezes at even a wafting thought of Geezer & MooseTwat in charge of the U.S.A.

  51. [re=430719]rev_matt_y[/re]: He doesn’t. The Committee gave Obama the prize for what he promised during the campaign and upon being sworn in, i.e., kicking the collective butts of douchey Republicans like Huckabee and Palin. It’s an award given for his ostensible 180 degree change in tone from the moron who held the office for 8 years before him. In any case, the nominations made in February are evaluated in September and, thus, subject to dismissal. The Committee clearly thought that what he’s tried to do since January doesn’t really repudiate what he promised.

    Obama: $1,000,000 (and a shiny award); Huckabee: a bit fat zero.

  52. [re=430819]PrairiePossum[/re]: Agreed.

    So agreeing to run the for job in the first place with his political beliefs, knowing about the gargantuan heap of feces this culture has become, is not even of itself a herculean example of courage? And then (with Hilary’s good work too) setting about to reset our tack with the entire planet?

    If there is anything consistent and objectifiable about the Prez, it’s that he behaves with utter dignity to all people. A dignity that is a world game-changer. Meek inherit the earth indeed.

  53. [re=430819]PrairiePossum[/re]:
    Dear Mr. Huckabee,

    Remember back during the election, when Obama made those speeches to the furriners about the importance of diplomacy, and how America needed to tone down the rhetoric and rejoin the world community? I think they might have been reacting to that. That got the nom, but the actual decision came after America made some significant shifts in our diplomatic policy and backed off of some key hot button military installations.

    You also have to consider that the Nobel is often awarded to people who are attempting shifts in diplomacy, rather than those who have already accomplished them. It seems that this is how Obama has framed his acceptance of the prize, as an encouragement rather than a pat on the back.

    So there.

    Let the screaming/ranting/freakout continue.

  54. [re=430775]hockeymom[/re]: To be fair, there are a lot of things Megs doesn’t understand. If she can’t fuck it, lick it, fake it or charge it, she’s not interested.

  55. Ya know, the nominations may have been due only two weeks after the inauguration, but does anyone know when the actual VOTING was done? Depending on when that happened, I’ll agree with those who think the nomination was a little soon, but perhaps the Nobel people feel they’ve had several months to see which way things are going and they like it enough to vote for Barry.

    On the other hand watching the wingnuts go even crazier is always fun.

  56. [re=430756]chascates[/re]: The GOP is still pissed Bush didn’t win the War Prize.

    Oh, he’s technically still eligible for the Nobel War Prize, but first he has to, y’know, win a war. It’s not enough to just start one (or two); seems just about any schmoe can do that these days.

  57. Today is a great day for America, and a bad day for Republicans. Just the opposite of Chicago not getting the Olympics. Notice a trend?

  58. “the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing — direct murder by the mother herself” [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

    Ironically, from another Nobel Peace Prize winner. The Vatican press office — which has congratulated the president — might reread that today. Just to make sure no one is confused.

    Too bad Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush didn’t do anything about abortion. They were too busy with military adventures I suppose. We’re not the ones who are confused.

  59. One, Prairiepossum and Katydid RULE! Two, if retardo mom and retardo dad have Faux on the tube, young retardo-to-be will absorb it. they miss very little, you just THINK they’re not paying attention. Four, Mikey needs to stick to performing miracles, like bringing peace to the Middle East or turning food into Adipose Tissue. Okay, I had some in my coffee today.

  60. [re=430657]Prommie[/re]: Yo Obama, you’re a pretty good preznit, and I’ma let you finish, but Ronald Reagan and George Bush totally deserved the Peace Prize too.

  61. Okay, there have already been a lot of responses, so I don’t know if anyone has pointed out that the chairman of the NRCC, Rep. Pete Sessions, explicitly stated that House Republicans would model their opposition after the Taliban insurgency.

    Juli, these are the Republicans’ words, not the DNCs’! Don’t do that David Broder bullshit! (!!!)

  62. [re=430775]hockeymom[/re]: Note that she’s used TWO question marks and TWO exclaimation marks in only two sentences…

    I believe that’s called an “interrogangbang”.

  63. [re=430827]JSDC007[/re]: Obama: $1,000,000 (and a shiny award); Huckabee: a bit fat zero.
    actually huckabee gets a big fat glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut for that fat ass of his.

  64. [re=430734]chascates[/re]: All contestants of color should boycott it. Let’s have a good ol’ 1950s Miss USA the republics can appreciate!

  65. “Taliban” literally means students, and I doubt the Rep(tilian) Party thinks it needs to study.

    As for the gun-toting Taliban, they are lean and athletic, running their enemies into the ground, like the Apaches once did. Have you ever seen a lean, athletic, Rep(tilian)?

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