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Ai~! and there's the rub.

For two successive election cycles, the USians have elected criminals and morons, have voted distinctly against their class (not that Kerry and Gore were struggling with mortgages, but did anyone total the investments and BigPharma/War/Insurance connections of Bush/Cheney/Cabinet?), and made complete fools of themselves around the world with plodding plotting plodding militarists.

Kerry and Gore, did not fight like Obama did, did not work with luck the way that Obama did, did not get trapped by 'color of the suit' and the 'swift boat' crowd, and despite the errors of McCain/Palin, could have lost in the America that we know. But didn't.

The confusion in europe, about how could these people who they had long somewhat respected, how could they be so fooled by a deplorably rich, deplorably anti-social asshole, to get them to think that he was one of them, and get the populace to vehemently support obvious evil...it will never be understood. And imagine, (in this hypothetical thinking of the Nobel committee) what perplexity would have been involved in an EU drained by the unanswerable question of "How could they have elected these bobbing head morons, even worse that what was there before." I submit, all the excess mental power of the entire EU has been saved enough energy to have deserved many Nobel points.

Perhaps the award is for just getting through the billions of dollars election rat-race with a terrorist name and color, and for not letting the Americans (in the north of Mexico America and south of Canada America) elect another complete and untenable ass.

And perhaps...and even more likely, the Nobel's are able to see into alternative universes. Perhaps they see the Palin White House (after a mysterious terrorist-caused death of McCain.) Perhaps they see her 'bomb bomb bomb'ing Iran in memory of the fallen VietBrainwashed fool whom the conservatives talked down. Perhaps they see the Health Care Bill that she pushes through, giving a GuaranteedSedativePlan to all Americans, first to those who object.


Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Sat Oct 10th, 2009 at 04:06:57 AM EST
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... they gave it to Aung San Suu Kyi, who has not yet brought down the drug-money-financed military junta that rules Burma. Obama did help bring down an illegitimate regime that invaded a foreign country on a false pretext, based in part on a willful misreading of a UN resolution, instituted a formal program of torture, and engaged in un-Constitutional actions such as mass wiretaps of its own population.

In those kinds situations, its not always perfection that the Nobel committee demands.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Oct 10th, 2009 at 09:03:54 AM EST
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Obama did help bring down an illegitimate regime

I'm not letting that slide. This statement is a romance. You attribute a political agency to Mr Obama that simply did and does not exist and ascribe illegitimacy to GWH's elections and the period of his administration that is not supported by the either facts of federal governance, legal remedies, or popular apprehension of federal foreign and domestic policies, denoted by regular opinion surveys.

The former representation of "regime" and legitimacy --statutes-- continues re-affirmed, although certain persons associated with the the incumbent's party apparatus have vacated their offices in the White House and executive agencies, where these individuals interpreted and implemented US Code in a manner that disturbed status quo but did not invoke formal and unequivocal repudiation by colleagues in either the Congress or judiciary.

(FISA lately: DoJ Appeals Telecoms' "intra-agency" Privileges>; GITMO lately: 93-7 for $63B, amdts, H.R. 2346)

Mr Bush, unlike Mr Bloomberg ironically, did not attempt to flout term limits. So scheduled transfer of presidential authorities --however ill-conceived-- was never in doubt except in propaganda published by Democratic Party flâneurs, opposed to any Republican Party candidate. Mr Obama helped no one but himself by declaring his Democratic Party candidacy for POTUS, then faithfully executing somewhat spectacular publicity and fundraising stategems devised by Axelrod et al.

Mistaking the entertainment value his performances provided the millions for a class of political revolution, or "regime" change, is a common error.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Oct 10th, 2009 at 03:20:15 PM EST
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The confusion in europe, about how could these people who they had long somewhat respected, how could they be so fooled by a deplorably rich, deplorably anti-social asshole, to get them to think that he was one of them, and get the populace to vehemently support obvious evil...it will never be understood.

All we have to do is look at Burlesqueoni. But then again, the US is not supposed to be like Italy.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Oct 10th, 2009 at 03:48:35 PM EST
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