“How Can They Do That?”; A Progressive Responds Regarding Nobel Peace Prize Committee’s Choice

People don't seem to get the origin of the Nobel Peace Prize, because all over the internet, you will read:

"How can they do that?"

They can do that because that was the intention of the prize....from the beginning. And it is THEIR prize. It is privately funded. They can do whatever they want. It was intended for visionaries, not necessarily an "accomplishment".

After all, peace starts as a belief. Having the vision for a nuclear free world is huge. It starts there. Did W have that commitment? did John McCain? No. Even Hilary Clinton didn't embrace peace as the ideal the way Obama did and does. So, it is rather special, in point of fact.

Republicans Impose Their “Decider” Approach re Afghanistan Strategy

Republicans are insinuating that Obama's "delay", aka, seeking input from naysayers and congress before making a decision regarding strategy in Afghanistan, is indicative of weakness on Obama's part. Apparently, Republicans have been suppressing Congressional War Powers and the Constitution for so long now that they just assume it's a given that everyone does so, and failure to do so is smugly rebranded as "delay".

Republicans Only Plan is To “Kill ObamaCare”

Republicans have sold the meme that they just need more “time” to draft a good health care reform bill. More time? They had control of the House, Senate and WH for 6 years and they never even brought this issue up! They’ve had all summer to review the various plans and come up with an idea. Heck, they took us into a pre-emptive war with a sovereign nation quicker than that!

Obama Rocks the Stock Market

Remember earlier this year when President Obama took office and suddenly the stock market plunge of October, 2008 was his fault? Each little or large market dip; a trust-worthy reflection of the job performance of our new POTUS? Sure, we can judge him on Jan 21, 2009 as a bad President, just look at the stock market! Well, look at the market now.

Rush Limbaugh Proclaims America a Failure

Not content to root only for the failure of President Obama, on his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh declared America a failure because Obama is succeeding. Rush said, "Ladies and gentleman this country is failing because Obama is succeeding." Rush claimed that the economy is hopeless, and we are all doomed.