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And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, May 27, 2024


No Peace For Obama Or America



Watching the conservative and Republican reaction to President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize certainly tells us more about them than about the prize. It should be remembered these are the same people who cheered when Chicago lost its Olympic bid, because it was a loss for Obama.

These people have shown they care not one whit for America or American values. They have instead shown they place their agenda, a one-party near totalitarian society above the best interest of the United States.

Did they think some half-drunk clown who killed hundreds of thousands in a fabricated war was going to get such an honor?

No, these elements which shame the name of Democracy would, and do, demean any vestige of civility and common decency by attacking anyone who accomplishes anything for the public good.

Whether at the local or national level the message has been, and is, the same: If the ultra-conservative is not in charge, then no matter how much good can be accomplished, the project or person must be ridiculed and if possible hounded from the face of the earth.

Thus it is with the Peace Prize honor. Rather than showing a nation united they have instead shown us they would rather have the Tom Coburn’s of the world, people whose word isn’t worth the utterance and Christianity nothing more than a sales tool for totalitarianism.

Richard L. Fricker lives in Tulsa, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer


  1. Right on, Richard. Go tell it! Let the Goppers talk. Each time they do, they illustrate how small (and getting smaller) they are. While this trend may be difficult to discern in Oklahoma and similar places, these Dead-enders are actually crying in desparation. They have no ideas. They have no leadership. Their ideology has been shown to be utterly bankrupt (pun intended). They are the voices of a dying party and should be pitied.

  2. I think we also need to give Obama a purple heart. If your handing out awards based on no merit, why stop at Nobel Peace prize? People – he was in office 12 days before voting deadline ended! Good grief!!!

  3. The Nobel committee awarded its peace prize to President Obama not for what he has accomplished, but for what it hopes he will accomplish. If one had listened to Mr. Obama’s acceptance of the award, one would know that the president understood that the Nobel committee was simply trying to influence events in a direction that they – (and, they hope, Obama) agree with.

    President Obama was very clear that he had done nothing to deserve the award, and that the Nobel committee has done this sort of thing in the past, in order to lend its prestige to the cause of international peace.

  4. If Henry Kissinger got a Nobel Peace Prize despite blowing up millions of unwhite people in a fabricated war (does the Gulf of Tonkin ring a bell?), why wouldn’t conservatives think George Bush is entitled to one, too?

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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