BY RICHARD L. FRICKER
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