DID WE THINK WE'D SEE THE DAY? - AT 7:48 P.M. ET: Well, yes. The left is starting to turn on Barack Obama. You see, he won't follow every item in the leftist liturgy. The New York Times reports on the latest episode:
It looks like President Obama is unlikely to get the Nobel Peace Prize without the occasion being marked by protests. At least one antiwar group is already calling for a midday march to the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station in New York’s Times Square to coincide with the award ceremony in Oslo City Hall on December 10, the date on which Alfred Nobel died.
Days before the event protesters were already handing out leaflets headlined: ‘You Don’t End a War By Sending More Troops! Stop the Occupation of Afghanistan.”
Another group has already posted an online petition criticizing it as an “absurd” and “premature” decision.
What is really absurd here is the simplistic description of these groups as "antiwar." That's a throwback to Vietnam-era language. The mainstream media, even then, absolutely refused to go beyond "antiwar," despite overwhelming evidence that many groups were, quite obviously, pro-Communist. You know, you didn't want to be called a McCarthyite. I'm sure you understand.
Now, get this. The Times story links to the website for one of the "antiwar" groups. Here's what that website says. You cannot make this up:
Lets express our objection against the absurd decision to award B. Obama Nobel Peace Prize. His activity had not yet abounded the unusual achievements. And although it can not be denied his potential, a decision the Nobel Committee is definitely premature, and in addition the political. Unfortunately, such a choice Stockholm committee is directed at existing laureates this prestigious Prize, who have spent years devoted themselves to working hard and consistently for their ideals.
Gee, nothing like English as a second language.
Oh, I would just love to know who's really behind this. But who are we to question someone else's culture?
December 6, 2009