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Cuccinelli Calls Obama's Nobel "A Joke"

Rosalind Helderman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell may have been "delighted" that President Obama was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but his ticket-mate, attorney general candidate Ken Cuccinelli, feels a little differently.

"Well, it's official, the Nobel Peace Prize is officially meaningless," Cuccinelli opened his Cuccinelli Compass newsletter to supporters Friday. He went on to quote commentator John Podhoretz about what Cuccinelli termed the "Nobel hilarity." Podhoretz argued that the win is not surprising because Obama represents the Nobel committee's highest ideals because he is "an American President queasy about the projection of American power."

"I suspect that whoever nominated him actually did it as a joke. And how about that, it really did turn out to be a joke," Cuccinelli concluded on the subject.

McDonnell steered clear from that kind of base-revving rhetoric Friday. He didn't exactly say he believed Obama deserved the prize, but he did say he thought winning it brought honor to the country, which he said was a good thing.

Perhaps McDonnell and Cuccinelli have a legitimate disagreement over whether Obama's receipt of the prize is a positive. Or perhaps the split is calculated. Having them both on the ballot allows the ticket as a whole to appeal to all different parts of the GOP. McDonnell aims to get credit for offering the moderate's answer on Obama while Cuccinelli reminds conservatives voting for Republican Nov. 3 would be a great way to express their displeasure with Obama.

The Democrats, meanwhile, have sided--not surprisingly--with Obama. Gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds quickly put out a statement of congratulations early on Friday. And attorney general candidate Steve Shannon's spokesman this afternoon said Shannon is with Deeds and McDonnell, leaving Cuccinelli as a Nobel outlier.

"Steve thinks it's unfortunate that Senator Cuccinelli has to reach to politics in every situation," said Shannon spokesman Brian Coy. "Like Bob McDonnell, he agrees that this is an honor to the country and a call to action for all Americans."

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 11, 2009; 3:11 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race , 2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman , Steve Shannon  
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Comments

Interesting that Shannon would make a point of mentioning Bob McDonnell in his note. Bi-partisan cred, sure. But maybe something more, too?

Posted by: VABlogger | October 11, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Uh, OUR President won the prize. Not my President. OURS. You may not like him, but he is YOUR President too. So to criticize his win is unpatriotic. That's right, Bushies - it goes both ways. We didn't like his war and we got it heaped on, and now it's your turn.
Did Obama deserve the prize? Maybe not - there is certainly a legitimate argument against it, and I tend to agree that it was a bit premature. None of this, however, makes these criticisms anything but unpatriotic.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | October 11, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

hey Obama never wrote an article for the Harvard law review but he was editor.

he was only an adjunct professor teaching a few courses but the press calls him a law professor..

he literally has done absolutely nothing except do what he was told by the wall streeters and corporatists.

maybe all his supporters will cheer when the US economy tanks....hmm

Posted by: JohnAdams1 | October 11, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Kool! Someone is jealous!

Posted by: Maddogg | October 11, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli's correct, though it's been clear the award has been political for years, so a sham award continues to be of no surprise to me. McDonnell is being gracious, which is of course calculated, but so what? It could be worse. He could be giving out sham awards.

Posted by: frylock | October 11, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse


Pointing out that the Nobel Peace Prize has become something of a joke and that the President has done nothing to earn it is just stating the obvious. And to his credit, President Obama has defended neither the integrity of the Peace Prize selection process nor his own eligibility. Instead, he graciously accepted it on behalf of American values.

As for the attitude of "ravensfan2008" that "now it's your turn" to suffer insults: it's time for Democrats to stand for some principle larger than delight in bullying their opponents.

Posted by: coastofutopia | October 11, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

He's a Republican. That means a no-good, low-life, immoral sub-species of the human race (yes, he probably denies evolution). As Jimmy Buffett says, " Evolution can be mean. There is no dumb a__ vaccine. That explains a lot about the GOP.

Posted by: pjohn2 | October 11, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Conservatives are the whiniest bunch, aren't they? They don't seem to like America much.

Posted by: bdunn1 | October 11, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

If you want to see a joke, have a look at Ken Cuccinelli's past statements. The guy is practically Bozo the Clown. He's an embarrassment to the state of Virginia and could best serve the state by moving out of it, permanently.

Posted by: Bob22003 | October 11, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

The President is not "...queasy about the projection of American power...." He is committed to the thoughtful and strategic use of American influence, unlike the in-your-face type of Bush-era bluster at the slightest insult. This was clear all during the campaign and has been ratified in his actions and diplomacy since the election. Cuccinelli's crude exploitation of the situation has made up my mind about his upcoming election.

Posted by: dnickell | October 11, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

GOP On Obama's Peace Prize: ACORN Rigged the Voting By R J Shulman 10 Oct 2009 (Satire)

"Barack Hussein Obama has not yet proven he was born on this planet," said Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, "and without an earth birth certificate, he is not eligible for the prize."

Upon the news of the surprise announcement that President Barack Obama won this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Republicans began protesting like a mad tea party on steroids. "We need to begin a full scale investigation of how ACORN illegally helped Obama win," said House Minority Leader John Boehner.

"We have to call a spade a spade and start calling him Obamacorn from now on," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"The is completely unfair and partisan," said House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, "Bush didn't get one of these medals and he actually mission accomplished something, not like Obama, who we've been able to stall on everything he's tried."

"This is a blow to this country of ours and I weep for it," said Fox News host Glenn Beck. "First a Nazi Communist for president and now a peace prize. This not the American I have come to know and love."

More here:
http://www.legitgov.org/shulman_acorn_rigged_nobel_voting_101009.html

Cheers,
Lori R. Price
Managing Editor
Citizens For Legitimate Government
http://www.legitgov.org/


Posted by: lorifromclg | October 11, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Seriously - what else can we expect from Cuccinelli? This is what he is.

Posted by: ajlerner1 | October 11, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

JohnAdams1 spews:
hey Obama never wrote an article for the Harvard law review but he was editor.
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So what? The Nobel peace prize has nothing to do with writing an article for HLR or being its editor.

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JohnAdams1 spews:
he was only an adjunct professor teaching a few courses but the press calls him a law professor..
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And? An adjunct professor *is* a professor.

I mean the press called Palin a candidate.
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JohnAdams1 spews:
he literally has done absolutely nothing except do what he was told by the wall streeters and corporatists.
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You are confusing him with Bush. Pretty bad when you consider that Obama is dark skinned.

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JohnAdams1 spews:
maybe all his supporters will cheer when the US economy tanks....hmm
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Unlike the vermin like you who are *hoping* for the economy to fail, his supporters are *hoping* for the economy (another Bush catastrophe) to recover.


Why don't you get out of the USA? You clearly do not like it

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | October 11, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

For god's sake I am so glad I do not live in the redneck state of Virgina.

Posted by: johng1 | October 11, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

What president in a long time has brought us reconition of a good kind around the world? Talking to Germany on the reduction of nuclear war heads (oh, you forgot that?), has now gotten Isreal an palestine talking peace, an throwing good efforts to global warming. Is honestly an with pride an risk of his political career is going after Health Care Reform! Is not scared to lose a race for the Olympics, an picks up and goes on with pride to meet further Goals? What President would bring such pride to the international Globe that other nations Praise him for recieveing the Nobel Peace Prize, while the GOP plays political games with America's Special person who has brought US such pride an price back to the America People? Yes, it would obama has began to accomplish, an pulling nations together in respect, an his talk an already work toward peace in this young administration that has Won Obama the Nobel Peace Price. America should take Pride in their President, not use this for a POLITICAL football out of their red hot jealousy burning in their gut of hate an greed, an pain of loseing the white house to not only a Demacrate, but a Black man to boot. Shame,Shame.

Posted by: abbytreadway2 | October 11, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli represents the worst side of American politics and American society. He shows that he would prefer to criticize and insult the Nobel prize community as well as our President than contribute something constructive to the body politic.

On behalf of America, my apologies to the Nobel Prize committee members.

Posted by: abbydelabbey | October 11, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

You ever notice how a neutered dog is friendlier and less aggressive then a non neutered dog. I now understand why the president received the Nobel peace prize. He is systematically neutering the US and the Nobel committee realizes this so it was an obvious choice.
What does neutering do.
1-is used to control population. Hence the need to allow illegal immigrants citizen status.
2-Licensed veterinarians perform the neutering operation. Early age neutering is safe and effective, I guess in parallel we have an educational system doing the same thing neutering the next generation to think and act.
3-Financial assistance may be available for neutering. Although relatively low cost financial assistance could be available. Gee, the bailouts, hand outs, free cheese programs all make him the obvious choice.
4-Help your community and help yourself. Homeless pets get into trash and create a nuisance, Neutering makes certain that there are no off-spring to contribute to this problem. Now I see the relationship to Al Gores Nobel prize. Less people less global warming. And I sort of see that tie in to those ACORN people.
5-his nuclear policies will be the final cut.
These thoughts are my own but you can ponder them at will.

Posted by: grsa | October 11, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

First Republicans declare open season on attacking veterans.
Then they announce they want the presidency to be a failure.
Then they attack America while on foreign shores.
Now they seek to mock an award in which all Americans share.
"Patriotism" has a new meaning and it isn't pretty.

Posted by: djah | October 11, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Take a good look Virginia. McConnell says one thing and instructs his low class LT to do his dirty work or you are looking to becoming South Carolina with a dysfuntional government if you choose to elect a member of the cult the "Christian Mafia" that runs the brothel on C Street.

If McConnell is you man expect quality of life to decline, education to suffer, deficits that leads to crippling debt, scandal and sleeze, civil rights to be ignored, misappropriation of tax payer dollars, and a governor who believes that he is one of the "new Chosen" to whom the Laws of God nor man apply.

Posted by: xclntcat | October 11, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse


hey Obama never wrote an article for the Harvard law review but he was editor.

he was only an adjunct professor teaching a few courses but the press calls him a law professor..

he literally has done absolutely nothing except do what he was told by the wall streeters and corporatists.

maybe all his supporters will cheer when the US economy tanks....hmm

Posted by: JohnAdams1 | October 11, 2009 4:07 PM
+++++++++++++++++

Sorry, but George W Bush beat Obama to tanking the US Economy.

Posted by: tinkabell1 | October 11, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli's and GOP Chairman Steele's statements about the honor bestowed upon our President were not dissimilar from the statement issued by the Taliban.

If you hate Obama more than you love America you are a treasonous rat. Go USA!!! No comfort to our enemies, any place, any time!!!

Semper Fi.

Posted by: maupin1 | October 11, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I guess really all Obama getting the Prize says is that if he were the President of Norway, he would be alot more popular with his constituents than he is amongst his actual constituents as President of America.

So far the only thing Obama has done as President is pass a stimulus bill that has been of dubious usefullness, but I guess that like most of us do not follow Norwegian politics very closely that Norwegians do not follow American politics very closely and so didn't actually realize that Obama has not actually accomplished anything. I guess that part was lost in translation.

Posted by: DCDave11 | October 11, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

SO now you know what the caliber of person that McDonell selects for his running mate. I am NOT a Deeds fan either but it seems that Virginians are getting the real short end of this election. A lesser of evils. As for Obama isn't interesting that although Richmond is 2 hours from DC Obama cannot find the time to campaign there. Maybe if Richmond were overseas. Either way Obama has 3 years left if he is not impeached.

Posted by: KBlit | October 11, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Of course the Nobel Peace Prize is now meaningless. Obama not only hasn't gotten us out of Iraq, he's escalating the war in Afghanistan, and won't stop threatening Iran.

Sadly, this [now] meaningless award may prove to be the biggest, if not only, accomplishment of our Do Nothing President.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | October 11, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

It is to be expected that the likes of the talking heads here and Fox "News" would dredge up all the comments of the right wing fringe pundits. Why don't you go to the root of the Nobel Prize, who awards it, on what basis it is awarded and who has received it and on what basis. You will find that the award is both justified and faithful to the purposes of the award. That it may be counter to the right wing fringe lot that is the rump of the Republican Party is not any surprise.

I think Obama's reaction was the right one. You don't look a gift horse in the mouth even if you choose to interpret it for something other than its genuine intent. And further, you need to know that Obama has lowered the temperature on this planet (pun intended) in more ways than one. And he will be instrumental in making the world a much better place even than he has already. If you want to laugh at his high morals, goals and direction and work against him. Well, then it will get done without you.

I for one think you all take yourselves and your singular narrow view of the world much too seriously. You can fool some of the American people all the time. You can't fool them all and you can fool very few to none of the rest of the world. You might try to get with the program for peace and stability. And drop your partisan posturing.

And if you feel the whole world is against your Republican Agenda, maybe you are right and maybe you are on the wrong side of road, traveling in the wrong direction.

Posted by: paulstewart | October 11, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Why do right wingers object to Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize?

Because he's a foreign-born, socialist, communist, Marxist, fascist, elitist, Muslim jihadist with a tad too much melanin...

Posted by: labman57 | October 11, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Do not forget that Cucinnelli was a RABID PARTISAN ATTACK DOG SOME YEARS AGO DURING HIS TENURE IN STATE POLITICS. He is no different today, he loves to make mean spirited comments, because that is who he is. He was exposed for what he is a while back, and he has not changed. Hope you don't vote for him.

Posted by: swatkins1 | October 11, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

I can't beleive VA, what I thought was a moderate state is going to put these religious fanatics in office. They change like the seasons just to match the political environment and as soon as you give them office their true colors will shine bright.

Posted by: whatdyousay | October 11, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

neutering..hahahahaha. grsa you crack me up with your pithy remarks that go right to the heart of the matter. the GOP will say everything but the N word about Obama in their utter hatred of the man. may come up shortly though, nothing seems to be beyond them. but as to neutering, i say start with yourself

Posted by: dem4evr | October 11, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

August 2004 NEW YORK — Eminem plans to vote for the first time ever this year, and while he's highly critical of President Bush, he hasn't yet settled on Democrat John Kerry.

"Bush is definitely not my homie," the rap superstar said in an interview with Rolling Stone, parts of which were posted Thursday on the magazine's Web site. "But I'm still undecided. Kerry has been known to say some things that's caught my attention, made a few statements I've liked, but I don't know. Whatever my decision, I would like to see Bush out of office."


That's right. It's OK to be virulently anti-Bush, with ubiquitous "Not My President" shirts.

But, dare any attack verbally The Messiah??? Nay, say the Leftist Dictators.

Those shirts are coming in handy.

Not My President.

I like it.

Obama's Not My Homie.

PS. "The 32-year old rapper includes an angry and profanity-laced denunciation of Bush and the war in Iraq on his new album, "Encore," which will be released next month."

Civility is such a Democratic Tradition.

And Inteligence: Bush Yale GPA 2.77 Kerry 2.76

Obama's GPA????? Not Released.

Hmmmmmmmmm.

WBOR. Barack Obama Radio. All Talk, All the Time.

Posted by: fdffjdjjf-0999--88888 | October 11, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

well, its finally here> wow!! the line has been broken even on the n word.

Posted by: dem4evr | October 11, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli is right and most of the world agrees. So what's the news?

Posted by: NoWeCant | October 11, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

have you republicans no shame? at long last have you no shame? for all you who spew this hatred, you reap what you sow. i dismiss any idea you may have unless you denounce what has just transpired on this board.

Posted by: dem4evr | October 11, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

These sniveling idiots on the GOP ticket want to have it the both ways. What's new. Both are con artists typical of GOP as party that has nothing to offer.

Posted by: kevin1231 | October 11, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Something has to be done about Ken Cuccinelli. I worked very hard to bar him from receiving his initial nomination for Senator. I admit that I failed in that attempt but now the rest of Virginia has the opportunity to stop this POS from gaining statewide office.

Politics in Virginia is taking a huge step backward. If Cuccinelli and McDonell win, Virginia will be doing just that. I am not a big fan of Mr. Deeds but I think he has less of a mouth and more of a backbone that either of the other two.


Posted by: mortified469 | October 11, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

This is just another indication of why McDonnell should not be governor of Va. He and his ticket mate are nothing but white supremacists.

Posted by: demtse | October 11, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama has already accomplished more then Bush. The Stimulus Bill saved thousands of police, firefighter and teacher jobs in many communities across America. As for Health Care, 122 Americans die every day because they lack health insurance. Obama is dedicated to fixing this despite Republican and industry lobbyists fighting to keep insurance company profits maximized. On the economy, it's gradually turning around from the Bush disaster that it was. On Afghanistan, it's much better for the President to take his time and make the correct decision then rush us deeper into war. The bottom line, the Republicans cannot stand it that Obama is making progress so they have tarred and feathered him with the ridiculous notion that he is a "socialist." Anything to try and stop him. The Nobel Prize, it's deserved because of what I have mentioned above and also because the rest of the world no longer thinks America is run by Bozo the Clown (and we don't have to hid our passports and pretend we are from Canada when we travel abroad anymore!).

Posted by: magnifco1000 | October 11, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

All Americans should be proud that President Obama was awared the Nobel Peace prize. It's too bad that Cuccinelli is not a proud American.

Posted by: esch | October 11, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

An attorney general wannabe named ken cuccinelli (Italian for undescended testicle) shouldn't throw stones at presidents.

Posted by: tontosage | October 11, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

This would make me less likely to vote for the Republican ticket in Virginia's Governor's race, because if the idiot chosen to be the Governor to be's running mate is this classless and crass would I as a Virginian want to risk being in the same spot as South Carolina, we can't impeach our Governor over hiking the Applalachian Trail back in June AWOL for a week because our LT Gov is worse, the only thing that keeps Mark Sanford safe is the fact that Andre Bauer is the man who would replace him. Which takes me back to Virginia, if you elect McDonnell instead of Deeds, and McDonnell has to either resign or be impeached you will be left with this buffoon as a Governor, is this what you want, a man the insults the President of the US because of an Prestigious Award that was given to him by a panel of the Nobel team. As the man from Oslo stated on Friday it's as much for the ideals and goals the world sees by President Obama being elected to lead in these diffcult times, even the rest of the world has hopes for our President that many on the right wing here appear to despise, why? Is being the opposite of George W Bush that much of a crotch rash to you, that you have to despise the man the is the epitome of hope? The audacity of leadership after the past 8 years, if you miss the days of Bush, Cheney and Rove then by all means vote for McDonnell and attorney general candidate Ken Cuccinelli, if I was McDonnell I would make sure I was not seen in the same room as Cuccinelli until after the election, and friendships do have consequences.

Posted by: mikey30919 | October 11, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

More skewed views of the 'World According to Garp', or some such similar nonsense. It is clear that to Republican Supremacists and the lackeys that serve them such as those represented by Cuccinelli and like ilk, a prosperous and enlightened America takes a back seat to partisan whining and naysaying. Sad.

Posted by: bldlcc | October 11, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Where was the outrage and/or hilarity when Bush and Blair were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? Not a murmur of amazement when these two mass murderers were named for the Nobel Committee honor. To this day, George W. Bush remains the World's Leading Terrorist by our own FBI standards. Check it out.
http://www.tvnewslies.org/tvnl/index.php/editorial/reggies-commentary/20-regs-thoughts/750-why-george-w-bush-isthe-worlds-leading-terrorist

Posted by: Regavra | October 11, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Electing the republican ticket will be really electing Pat Robinson and Jerry Falwell and all of the ignorance, hate, and misdirection they represent. Cuccinelli will probably promote faith based laws and initiatives and radical right ideas as attorney general. He may begin the process of "carrying us back to ole Virginnny"...supporting legislation and rendering legal decisions aimed at instilling the ideas of hate, segregation, illegal abortions, and movie censorship, etc. or in other words forcing his radical values on all of us, things that we fought for years to remove from Virginia. It is little wonder that I am told he is often referred to by some of his peers in the state government as KOOKinelli.

Also McDonnell's idea to sell the ABC stores is a terrible idea that could lead to trashy corner liquor stores with flashy signs and bums standing around for a handout. In addition the state will lose the long-term revenue and control over prices and the distribution…really a bad idea for the state but one that that sounds good on the surface.

Deeds unfortunately is running a very poor campaign and will probably lose to McDonnell…we can only hope that the rest of the ticket goes to the Dems.

Posted by: dbax | October 11, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I must admit I was surprised by the Peace Prize award. Peace is the opposite of war. Bush is the opposite of Obama. Perhaps this was just and anti-war award. In other words-- an anti-Bush award.

Posted by: danwill | October 11, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

I am surprised at all the negative comments regarding our President's selection for the Nobel Peace Prize. I believe a true patriot would be proud, I know I am.

Posted by: FloodGate | October 11, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

We cannot let Republicans retake the Governor's office!!

Posted by: shrad433 | October 11, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Kblit wrote:
"SO now you know what the caliber of person that McDonell selects for his running mate. "

What the H*ll are you talking about? 'Running mate' ? The candidate for governor does not CHOOSE the candiates for the other offices!! Get a clue!!

Posted by: maddogjts | October 11, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

When Dalai Lama won the Nobel, the Chinese government said it's a joke. When Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel, the Myanmar government said it's a joke. When Obama won a Nobel, the Republicans say it's a joke....

Posted by: MichaelC2 | October 11, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I think you're reading a little too much into McDonnell's and Cuccinelli's divergent viewpoints. You think that two people, both running separate although mutual-interest campaigns, had time the morning of the announcement to get together and coordinate an elaborate "something for everyone" response? I don't deny that it would be clever, but I doubt seriously that's what happened.

As for Shannon's response, by the way, saying that he and McDonnell are on the same side is clearly trying to appeal to McDonnell supporters, which means he thinks he can't count on Deeds supporters to put him over the top.

http://youngconservative27.blogspot.com/

Posted by: paperback_wizard | October 11, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli appear to be the biggest American Christian Taliban jokes I have ever seen since America elected President Obama. Their hubris will end their political career prematurely this November.

Go Deeds 09!

Posted by: politicalmajority | October 11, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

In reading books written about Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and their being awarded the Nobel Peace Prizes, the same comments were made by both political parties. Our President was awarded this honor on behalf of all the citizens of this great Country. The Peace Prize has been vicariously awarded to all of us.

Posted by: BillWarnock1 | October 11, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Having a low-class, racist moron on your ticket does not bring balance. It merely highlights the fact that you are willing to cater to the lowest common denominator and that you yourself are a vile, contemptible toad.

Posted by: codexjust1 | October 11, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama. President of the United States of America. Ken Cuccinelli. Who?

Posted by: dubhlaoich | October 11, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Having a low-class, racist moron on your ticket does not bring balance. It merely highlights the fact that you are willing to cater to the lowest common denominator and that you yourself are a vile, contemptible toad.

Posted by: codexjust1 | October 11, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

See Posted by: dumniggar | October 11, 2009 4:41 PM for convincing proof of the words of Oscar Wilde:
"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community."

Posted by: dubhlaoich | October 11, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

"Well, it's official, the Nobel Peace Prize is officially meaningless," Cuccinelli (Republican) said. Can anyone remember the year a Republican received 1 vote for the Nobel Peace Price ? Can you remember when a Republican received a vote for ANYTHING ? The party of family values *laffs*, the party of "hate" has finally flushed itself down the toilet.

Posted by: wasaUFO | October 11, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I don't live in Virginia so I don't have to tolerate a meaningless a-----e like Cuccinelli.

Posted by: pbarnett52 | October 11, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

It amazes me that "so called" Americans can spout such anger at a man who did not ask for this award . What would the repubs have him do decline the award? What a field day they would have on him then.McDonnell may win Va. by virtue of Deeds horrible running of his campaign ,but his true colors will shine through and Virginians will have to only deal with him for four years.As for Cucinelli ,he is just hoping there are enough John McCain /Sarah Palin lovers left out there to get him over the top ,I don't think Va. wants to put this racist in the A.G chair because his bigoted agenda is evident to everyone.So sad that President Obama can do no right ,yet the GOP brags about how they intend to short-circuit everything he tries to do ,what about the American people ,when are we going to come before personal vendettas.Yes, he is black but he is the President of all Americans.

Posted by: runnolon | October 11, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Why is it always the conservative republicans who hate America?

Posted by: Fate1 | October 11, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

And why does everyone keep calling McDonnell and Cuccinelli running mates? They're not on the same ticket; McDonnell and Bolling aren't even on the same ticket. Unlike the campaigns for presidency and vice presidency, candidates for governor and lieutenant governor (and for attorney general) run separate campaigns. That's why we have a Democratic Governor and a Republican Lt. Governor. That may not seem relevant to this article (or much of the "discussion" you all have been having), but it is.

Some have said that they won't vote for McDonnell because they don't like his running mate. However, Bob and Ken are running separate campaigns, and you don't have to vote for both in order to vote for one. That's why they can make diverging statements like these without having to apologize for each other. Bob believes it's a good thing, Ken believes it's a bad thing, and they can both say what they think without clearing it with each other first.

I'm not throwing Ken under the bus, but then again, that doesn't mean that you can't. You can vote for McDonnell without voting for Cuccinelli.

http://youngconservative27.blogspot.com/

Posted by: paperback_wizard | October 11, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Will be interested to see which charity gets the $1.4m? This pledge was made- keep it and make it public. Stand behind your word. This will be a good litmus test for me. When, where, who and what. If not, this is business as usual- saying one thing that sounds really good, then deliberately doing the opposite. Remember, we voted for CHANGE.

Posted by: SeanL | October 11, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

The NPP was given to "The President of the United States" therefore it was given to our nation. While I think that such an honor is unwarranted for our nation I think cucinelli's thought on the subject was (it was a "joke") equally unwarranted. The only suitable response to cucinelli's is: it takes one to know one.

Posted by: spike591011 | October 11, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Dem4evr, while that was an underhand remark i am glad you read it. Personally I say we should start neutering the politicians.

Posted by: grsa | October 11, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Is there anyone of Mother Teresa's (1979) caliber that can be awarded the Nobel Peace prize anymore.

Posted by: FrontRoyal | October 11, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

These GOPs remind me of kids in some of the very disfunctional schools in some innercity environments, where kids laugh and make fun of other kids who are given good attendance awards, good behavior awards, good academic wards, etc.

But except for Michael Steele, the audience is virtually 100 percent Whites.

Don't they pull back and ask themselves, "Hey, guys, is this okay?, for us to laugh and make fun of Obama, when some Scandinanvian gave him a prize he has neither sought for or being told in advance was nominated for?"

These GOPs, instead, behave like those kids from those poor, dangerous, and disfunctional schools and neighborhoods.

Posted by: HerLao | October 11, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Long ago I lived in Virgina, and was proud of my southern roots. Today I live on the west coast and value sustainability and all things green. Ghandi said "There is no way to peace. Peace is the way."

Virginia voters have a clear choice in selecting a governor, who can stand with peace.

Posted by: rmorris391 | October 11, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

"'Well, it's official, the Nobel Peace Prize is officially meaningless,' Cuccinelli opened his Cuccinelli Compass newsletter to supporters Friday. He went on to quote commentator John Podhoretz about what Cuccinelli termed the 'Nobel hilarity.' Podhoretz argued that the win is not surprising because Obama represents the Nobel committee's highest ideals because he is 'an American President queasy about the projection of American power.'"

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The fact that Cucinelli had to stoop to such sewer levels says all I need to know about him. Scum is too good for him.

Like someone else said in an earlier comment: Barack Huseein Obama, President of the United States of America. Cucinelli ... who?

"I suspect that whoever nominated him actually did it as a joke. And how about that, it really did turn out to be a joke," Cuccinelli concluded on the subject."

Posted by: gitouttahere | October 11, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

It's fitting, in keeping with Cuccinelli's presence on the Taliban candidate's ticket, that his reaction to our president winning this award is in line with that of the Pashtun-speaking wing of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Posted by: B2O2 | October 11, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

What happened to Mousavi? He basically led dozens of peaceful demonstrations in Tehran this summer, and probably won the election after all -- if those nutty Europeans wanted to make a political statement, why not have awarded it to him? Surely Ayatollah Khamanei, Ahmadinejad and the entire Islamic Republic regime of Iran is a lot more evil than former President George W. Bush or anyone in the Republican party has ever been, and to send a sign to Iran that we want those clowns to give women some basic human rights would have made a lot more sense than rewarding president Obama, regardless of whether he's on the right track or not.

Posted by: FrontRoyal | October 11, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

McDonnell and Cuccinelli. Sounds like a Vaudeville act. Virginia gets to vote for two clowns.

Posted by: dudh | October 11, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that the current crop of GOP politicians feel compelled to repeatedly demonstrate a consistent lack of class and decency? I am sorely confused. I'm an independent and I've voted for Republicans many times in the past. No more, though. The inmates have clearly taken over that particular asylum.

Posted by: nicekid | October 11, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, Virginia -

Thomas Jefferson identified Rome as "an engine for enslaving mankind,""the real Anti-Christ."

It was Roman Catholic parishioners of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church who were hanged for abetting Roman Catholic John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Lincoln six days after his humane orders to Grant had been effected at Appomattox.

Prescott Bush funneled Roman Catholic collection plate money from Vatican-banker Rockefellers' coffers to the author of "I Paid Hitler," papal baron, and Bush's fellow "Knight of Malta," to finance Auschwitz and the rise of the Nazi party.

The CIA's first directors were all Knights of Malta, including the one overseeing the assassination of John Kennedy, led by Bush's protege Nixon and his son, GHW Bush, to send us to die in the papal estate of Vietnam (Viz. 'Hunt v. Marchetti' jury verdict).

McDonnell is an open, virulent, fascist Roman Catholic.

Wonder what Cuccinelli is?

Jeffersonian Exegesis http://theamericanfundament.blogspot.com

Posted by: iamerican | October 11, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I keep thinking that Virginia went nutso in the war (1860) and has never fully recovered.

If so, I can only hope for the future. It is a pretty place.

Posted by: gary4books | October 11, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

maybe all his supporters will cheer when the US economy tanks....hmm

Posted by: JohnAdams1

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The US economy tanked more than a year before Obama took office. It not only tanked, it swooned in a way unseen since the Great Depression.

As usual, you goobers absolved the guilty while looking for someone innocent to blame.

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | October 11, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Response to:
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hey Obama never wrote an article for the Harvard law review but he was editor.

he was only an adjunct professor teaching a few courses but the press calls him a law professor..

he literally has done absolutely nothing except do what he was told by the wall streeters and corporatists.

maybe all his supporters will cheer when the US economy tanks....hmm

Posted by: JohnAdams1 | October 11, 2009 4:07 PM
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John,

he was editor of one of the most prestigious legal journals in the world. Editing a journal such as this requires a high level of professional expertise.

He was an adjunct professor in the University of Chicago Law School, one of the most respected university departments in the country. He was offered a tenured professorship several times, but turned the offer down in order to focus on his career in politics. Ask most professors in the country how much they would like to be offered tenure at the University of Chicago.

Last winter and spring his administration helped rescue the world economic system from a depression. His administration pushed through a stimulus package that has saved about a million jobs already. His mortgage relief program has saved about half a million homeowners. The credit card reform for the first time properly regulated credit card companies. He is on the brink of passing health insurance reform, something that president's over the last fifty years have failed to accomplish. All of this in only ten months.

I'm being selective here--I could cite plenty more examples of extraordinary achievements since Obama became president.

Regarding your final point, the United States economy was tanking when Obama took over the presidency. The world economy was about to go under. Things aren't great now, but his administration pulled us out of disaster--one that was left for him by the irresponsible policies of his predecessor.

Were you smoking something the last ten months? Or are you incapable of reading something and remembering it? Or is rational discourse your main hang-up?


Posted by: GeorgeSanders | October 11, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

The venom spewing from the keyboards of those who object to Obama's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize astounds me. Whether or not you believe he deserves the Nobel Prize, he deserves our respect as our president. Since JFK, no US president while in office has brought the US as much international good will as Obama has.

Posted by: Ocher | October 11, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

obama getting the nobel is a joke, or more accurately, it makes the nobel prize a joke.

what's the big deal helderman? can't take someone not having your socialistic views?

i love the quote from the shannon spokesman "...has to reach politics in every situation..." Ummm, excuse me, but isn't this politics? LOL DUH

GOP IN 2010!! VOTE THE SOCIALISTS OUT OF OFFICE!!! WE ARE ENERGIZED AND ARE GOING TO VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE. GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH

Posted by: jim000122 | October 11, 2009 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a fraud. He's had as many as 25 Social Security numbers. His dad was British/Kenyan so he cannot be a natural born citizen. The joke is on us.

Posted by: steveb777 | October 11, 2009 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama, show your birth certificate!

Should we trust Obama and his online short-form B/C when he has hidden all his other documentation and long-form B/C, and lied about everything else? Here's a few of his lies.

He said:

He was a moderate and would govern from the center.

No new taxes on anyone making less than $250K.

Cap-N-Trade would on cost the amount of a postage stamp per day.

No more Washington as usual.

He said he wrote his own books. Bill Ayres wrote “Dreams.”

No earmarks.

No lobbyists in Cabinet.

He would keep track of the bailout money.

No free health-care for illegals.

No government funding for abortion.

Health-care debate to be broadcast on C-Span.

No programs enacted without having the funding (Pay-Go).

All new bills to be available for public review.

Didn't want to run car company.

Doctors remove kids tonsils just to make more money.

Enact policies to make world safer.

He would not desert Israel.

He would get out of Iraq.

He would close Gitmo.

He would do whatever it took to win in Afghanistan.

He would get Bin Laden.

He said he barely knew William Ayers the domestic terrorist and pentagon bomber.

He said he wouldn’t prosecute the CIA agents re detainee treatment.

He would keep a balanced budget.

No deficit spending.

He would be bi-partisan.

Didn’t really know much about ACORN.

Wouldn't allow government funds to pay for abortions.

Would stop illegal immigration.

His Uncle helped liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp at end of WWII.

No government takeover of health-care.

He would represent ALL Americans.

He also said he was born in Hawaii. Hmmm

Thanks, but I think it’s time to see the LONG-FORM birth certificate, and other records!!!!

HOPE-for-CHANGE


Posted by: steveb777 | October 11, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

With all of the emphasis on McDonnell, the Virginia Attorney General race has stayed pretty much under the radar. And while McDonnell has been trying to hide from his reactionary record on social issues, Cuccinelli celebrates his own. This current example of unprovoked nastiness shouldn't be surprising. He can be pretty much summed up as McDonnell, with twice the baggage and none of the charm.

Posted by: alert4jsw | October 11, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse


For all the bozos out there!

Obama did not campaign for or vote on the Nobel.

Glenn Beck knows all about annal orifaces because he is one.

Posted by: wj_phillips | October 11, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Shameful. An American won an international honor, and good Americans are proud. Perhaps the award was given to recognize that most of us do not think or act like Cuccinelli.

Posted by: catsndogs | October 11, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

It is official, many americans agree, the nobel preace price is meaningless. Obama accepeted it as he always has talken credit for something he did not do. He inflated his resume and his image. Soon el will flap.

Posted by: rosalynneus | October 11, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

"When Dalai Lama won the Nobel, the Chinese government said it's a joke. When Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel, the Myanmar government said it's a joke. When Obama won a Nobel, the Republicans say it's a joke....

Posted by: MichaelC2"
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That deserves a re-run.

Birds of a feather, and all that...

Posted by: st50taw | October 11, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

The level of thought and discourse by the Republicans is right up their with the likes of the triple K and those with IQ's the level of ignoramuses. It is clear now why Americans voted Obama and Democrats - the right wing has gone totally nutty and is stuck somewhere in the 18th or possible 19th Century.... No make that the Cave Man era.....

Posted by: paulstewart | October 11, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Another Republican porker making the usual barnyard noises.

Posted by: irkulyen | October 11, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Libs never could handle the truth..

Posted by: SMWE357 | October 11, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans would have it the whole world is against them. Plotting to destroy them..... Me thinks they are too ego centric. The world is indeed going in a different direction than them. Thank all the Gods that are worshiped by the world's peoples. And I guess that the Republicans just have not figured out they got it wrong.... You know, when the whole world is pointing in the direction Obama is headed, you would think it might give pause to think with a clear head and ask yourself - did I miss something? If you are on the wrong side of the road and there are huge trucks and a gazillion cars and maybe even some heavy artillery coming your way at full speed, hey, maybe you should be going the other way too.... The enemy are that way, not the way you are heading... The Nobel Peace Prize is no joke gentlemen, but you, on the other hand.....

Posted by: paulstewart | October 11, 2009 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli earned his Nobel Prize. What's that? Oh, never mind.

Posted by: spidey103 | October 11, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

The reply to John Adams 1 by George Sanders is worth a rerun I think it is bang on the truth....

John,

he was editor of one of the most prestigious legal journals in the world. Editing a journal such as this requires a high level of professional expertise.

He was an adjunct professor in the University of Chicago Law School, one of the most respected university departments in the country. He was offered a tenured professorship several times, but turned the offer down in order to focus on his career in politics. Ask most professors in the country how much they would like to be offered tenure at the University of Chicago.

Last winter and spring his administration helped rescue the world economic system from a depression. His administration pushed through a stimulus package that has saved about a million jobs already. His mortgage relief program has saved about half a million homeowners. The credit card reform for the first time properly regulated credit card companies. He is on the brink of passing health insurance reform, something that president's over the last fifty years have failed to accomplish. All of this in only ten months.

I'm being selective here--I could cite plenty more examples of extraordinary achievements since Obama became president.

Regarding your final point, the United States economy was tanking when Obama took over the presidency. The world economy was about to go under. Things aren't great now, but his administration pulled us out of disaster--one that was left for him by the irresponsible policies of his predecessor.

Were you smoking something the last ten months? Or are you incapable of reading something and remembering it? Or is rational discourse your main hang-up?


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Posted by: paulstewart | October 11, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Have fun with these guys Virginia. This is just another example of why the D and the M look down on the V in DMV. A redneck state deserves redneck leadership.

Posted by: bogardp | October 11, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Lost in all of this rancor is the reporter’s erroneous notion of “ticket”. There is no “ticket” in Virginia politics. Voters select candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General independently of one another, unlike, say, a federal election where you would vote for Obama and Biden as a ticket with the inability to separate your vote between them.

This is what happens when the Post hires rent-a-reporters to cover Virginia (not Virgina as our redneck friend johng1 spells it) instead of people who actually live in the state. This would never have happened in coverage of a Maryland election as the reporter(s) would actually hail from Maryland.

Posted by: novaffx | October 11, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

"When Dalai Lama won the Nobel, the Chinese government said it's a joke. When Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel, the Myanmar government said it's a joke. When Obama won a Nobel, the Republicans say it's a joke...."

(copied from another poster on another forum)

Posted by: st50taw | October 11, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

THANKS, ABBYTREADWAY. YOU NAILED IT !!!

Posted by: abbytreadway2 | October 11, 2009 4:20 PM

"What president in a long time has brought us reconition of a good kind around the world? Talking to Germany on the reduction of nuclear war heads (oh, you forgot that?), has now gotten Isreal an palestine talking peace, an throwing good efforts to global warming. Is honestly an with pride an risk of his political career is going after Health Care Reform! Is not scared to lose a race for the Olympics, an picks up and goes on with pride to meet further Goals? What President would bring such pride to the international Globe that other nations Praise him for recieveing the Nobel Peace Prize, while the GOP plays political games with America's Special person who has brought US such pride an price back to the America People? Yes, it would obama has began to accomplish, an pulling nations together in respect, an his talk an already work toward peace in this young administration that has Won Obama the Nobel Peace Price. America should take Pride in their President, not use this for a POLITICAL football out of their red hot jealousy burning in their gut of hate an greed, an pain of losing the white house to not only a Democrat, but a Black man to boot. Shame,Shame."

Posted by: lufrank1 | October 11, 2009 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Profound intellect and a remarkable tolerance. Remember, those were the words a political analyst used to discribe the character of President Obama during the election campaign.
Then, after the election his lawyer trained persona that represents a point of view but, keeps the dialogue open to encourage mutual agreement became his international operating style.
I've read the Nobel award statement. I'm curious why folks are in disagreement with its intent. When an outsider encourages the leader of the first nation in the history of the world to elect its leader, and also the strongest, to continue what statesmanship is obviously having an impact on international relations, well, I for one American am impressed and appreciative.

Posted by: gowenray | October 11, 2009 8:14 PM | Report abuse

I knew John Adams and he would be disgusted with your cheering on the unemployment caused by W and Paulson. Lets see, the economy was being talked about as being on the precipise of the next great Depression when O was sworn in January 20. I was a stauch HC supporter but I am cheering like hell now for him to rescue the devistated economy that you, W and the Gilmore crowd have heaped on this country. You see real patriots hope for the best for their family and friends who have lost their jobs and for this nation, not for the next Waterloo.

Lets see what the Rs have cheered and jeered this week:
1. Chicago losing the Olympics;
2. O and the USA winning the Nobel Prize;
3. Booing economic signs like the DOW and maufacturing stabilizing;
4. That GM is emerging from bankruptcy and banks are repaying their TARP money;
5. That Healthcare proposals are scored by the CBO as reducing the deficit by $85 billion;
6. That troops are slowly returning from Iraq' and
7. Of course they are next hoping that Bo is somehow injured and would likely cheer that on.

These are all signs that the GOP are true patriots.

Posted by: leichtman | October 11, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Might as well have gone to Joe the Plumber

Posted by: dirty_ed | October 11, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

The Nobel went to Obama because he spoke of the world as Buckminster Fuller did. When the leader of the USA says, we are spaceship Earth and all in this together, it is such a relief, compared to the lies and WMD bs of the Cheney White House, that they went a little overboard in their glee that we are now being led by a sane person.
Dont expect the GOP to understand what is happening.
They want to go to war vs Russia over South Ossetia. just ask their cover girl Palin.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 11, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

have you republicans no shame? at long last have you no shame? for all you who spew this hatred, you reap what you sow. i dismiss any idea you may have unless you denounce what has just transpired on this board.

Posted by: dem4evr | October 11, 2009 4:51 PM

NO you are reaping what you have sown and cannot spell dim either....haha

Posted by: TXSFRED | October 11, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Incidentally Obama has pledged to give his $1.4 million dollar prize money to a worthy charity. Haven't heard the press mention that much. Does anyone in their right mind think that any R like Cuccinelli's would do that? Likely they would give it to Madoff, some hedge fund manager or Liberty Univeristy.

Posted by: leichtman | October 11, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

There are still some decent Republicans. But it is impossible to reason with the ultra-right Hate Brigade; Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh, Ken Cuccinelli et al., or with the ultra-left, who (e.g.) would have the US pull out of Iraq and/or Afghanistan in an irresponsible way.

But to reasonable people, who mistakenly believe that President Obama hasn't done enough yet, to deserve a Nobel; I say that, even before he was elected, Obama's proposals for a responsible withdrawal from Bush's loony Iraq War, were adopted by Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki, and then even by Bush himself.

Also Obama chaired the UN Security Council, which unanimously adopted his nuclear disarmament proposals. And, he canceled Bush's loony “missile shield” (missiles in Poland, and radar in Czech Republic) which, with other gestures, have so transformed US-Russian relations; that (e.g.) Russia now allows US military overflights to Afghanistan. And my Polish and Czech friends are so relieved!

Similarly, Obama's Cairo speech to the Muslim world, has been miraculously transformative. I could name more things. But any one of these, by itself, would be worthy of a Nobel.

But on, VIRGINIA'S GUBERNATORIAL RACE: If Robert McDonnell is a “moderate”; he has become one rather late in the game, just when he began to seek the Governor's Mansion. Up until then, he has been such a Fundamentalist anti-feminist bigot; that he would nearly make even Cuccinelli's toes curl!

CREIGH DEEDS may lack charisma, but he is really the only hope for Virginia's Democrats, Independents and genuinely moderate Republicans.


Posted by: davidirby | October 11, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli, with his intolerant social conservatism ideology, is spewing nonsense. President Obama deserved the Noble Peace Prize for his ideals that he rightfully hopes to accomplish in his first term. If Cuccinelli is trying to get more conservatives on his side for Attorney General, he's actually trying to get more people who spew nonsense just like Cuccinelli.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | October 11, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

"Might as well have gone to Joe the Plumber" or Sarah Palin claiming she could see Russia. Those are the best candidates the GOP have to offer up for the Peace Prize.

Posted by: leichtman | October 11, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Who...?

Posted by: onifadee | October 11, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

They say they love America, but they bash the leader of the country simply because they disagree with his political views. They say they are Christian, but they use bigotry and hatred to deliver their message of conservatism. They say they are against social programs, but their parents and grandparents accept government assistance (monthly Social Security checks and Medicare/Medicaid) to help with monthly expenses. How much do they LOVE America? Only when their chosen political party is in power. Unfortunately, they fail to realize that the party that they champion behind is secretly using their ignorance to push unpatriotic ideals: bigotry, hatred, and division. In spite of what you may feel about the leader of this country, and I too do not agree with everything he has done, he his the President of the United States. If you don't like this country, in the imfamous words of all of the segregationsits of the past: GO BACK TO YOUR ANCESTOR'S LAND! Let us not forget that Columbus could not have discovered a land in which people were already thriving (i.e., Native Americans).

Posted by: mreid1970 | October 11, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to know who's dumber: Cucinelli or John Podhoretz. Podhoretz may be the dumbest person in America. (Although, Krauthammer, Rush and Glen Beck are probably pretty close contenders). In any case, shouldn't these conservatives be down at Conservapedia Headquarters involving themselves in their noble project to re-write the Bible so it conforms to knucklehead ideology? What happened to that?

Posted by: chert | October 11, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

But on, VIRGINIA'S GUBERNATORIAL RACE: If Robert McDonnell is a “moderate”; he has become one rather late in the game, just when he began to seek the Governor's Mansion. Up until then, he has been such a Fundamentalist anti-feminist bigot; that he would nearly make even Cuccinelli's toes curl!

We have that exact same history here in Texas. Governor Good Hair runs as a right wing conservative in the primaries and then acts like a reasonable moderate in the general, just long enough to fool gullible Texas voters.

McDonnell is the twin to Gov. Rick Perry which should scare the heck out of moderate Virginia voters.

Posted by: leichtman | October 11, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I really don't like the GOP candidates, they've only got a veneer of civility. I don't think this qualifies them for office, and I believe that is a core leadership quality they lack.

Posted by: timscanlon | October 11, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

A while back I opined (on one of these WashPost comment boards about the VA Gov's race) that McDonnell would probably use as his campaign song, if he could without fear of reprisal, "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny", with the original lyrics. And now we see who'd be singing it for him. (Heaven help us; cover your ears, folks!)

Whatever one may think about President Obama's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, persons running for statewide office should have some class, behave in a civil and gracious manner, and show some respect to our President and Commander-in-Chief. Unfortunately, not only are Ken Cuccinelli's politics "slightly to the Right of Attila the Hun" - as are his ticket leader, McDonnell's - but Cuccinelli is a sleazeball, a willing "attack dog" with no sense of propriety or civil discourse.

One can only surmise - based on his record as well as his personality - that Cuccinelli would show as little respect to the laws and Constitution and social compact of Virginia (so dear to Virginians, past and present) as he is showing in this situation.

Cuccinelli worthy of being our Attorney General? Now THAT's a joke.

Posted by: nan_lynn | October 11, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Please...let's get real. Left or right, does anyone believe the Nobel DOES have any meaning anymore? Sure, if you're on the left you get to score political points, but you know it's all meaningless.

Maybe one day The One will do something great for which he should be canonized. But until then....please.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | October 11, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

civility by McDonnell?
He drops the F bomb in a radio broadcast interview and the Christian fundamentalist give him a pass. Would you imagine what they would have done with that had the shoes been reversed with his D opponent?

Posted by: leichtman | October 11, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Do I sense jealousy here? I am Italian and I am presuming, by his name, Cuccinelli is also Italian. This makes me ashamed.
Our President got the Nobel Prize and people are making fun of it. Now that shows a complete lack of respect for the president and/or complete partisan politics.
Think about it. Obama had nothing to do with that award. He didn't expect it and he stated he didn't feel he deserved it. What more do you people want?

Posted by: angelofil | October 11, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but Ken Cuccinelli is right and very brave for speaking his mind. He said exactly what most Americans are saying -- that Obama got this prize simply because he mouths European-style "globalist" policies; not for any accomplishments. After all, he was only in office 11 days when someone (maybe one of his handlers) nominated him. Ghandi was nominated 5 times and never won. What does this tell you about the 'value' of the Nobel Peace Prize if they can give it to Yassir Arafat, but not Mahatma Ghandi?

Posted by: klajl | October 11, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli was asked a no win question that he answered honestly . . . isn’t that what you want in an Attorney General. Helderman and for that matter the Washington Post have been laying land mines throughout this entire campaign. Where was all this condemnation for not supporting the President when the Democrats mocked Bush . . . hypocrite should precede the name of the Democratic Party.

Posted by: WeThePeopleofVirginia | October 11, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

JohnAdams1 says "maybe all his supporters will cheer when the US economy tanks....hmm"

Uhh...Our President inherited a tanked economy. Don't try to re-write history. My 401K has started to turn around since Obama took office and took action. Our economy certainly isn't out of the woods yet. Maybe if the republicans did something besides being totally obstructionist our economy, jobs, etc. would come back even faster.

Posted by: breasnbl | October 11, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I could care less what Cuccenelli thinks or says. I do wonder why the Post feels obligated to report every attack on the President from an obviously biased and incompetent individual. I used to live in Cuccenelli's district and found him to be an empty suit. He never accomplished anything of importance for the people in his distric.

Posted by: cdierd1944 | October 11, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: breasnbl
Obama took office and took action. My 401K has started to turn around since Obama took office and took action
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The sad thing is that you actually believe anything Obama has done has a remote connection at this point in time to your 401k. Just wait til next year...hyper inflation and a crash. Now there's change you can believe in!

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | October 11, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

This should be the final nail for the Nobel Peace Prize. What a line up they would make -Yassir Arafate, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, and now Barack Hussein Obama

Posted by: CayC | October 11, 2009 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Some nobody denigrating the President of the United States, and for his recieving one of the worlds top honors. Sounds like a team to vote for....well, if you really don't think much of the USA and are in favor of treason.

Posted by: John1263 | October 11, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Typical GOP crap from another typical GOP goatherder........The American taliban strike again.

Posted by: scon101 | October 11, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the ONE for Democrat bliss, right?
Is this not the MOBEL birth.

Posted by: peterroach | October 11, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Is it possible that you people can get any more disgusting? After all, a President of the US is awarded one of the most distinguished prizes in the world, and all you do is carp. Shame, shame, shame.

Posted by: nymec | October 11, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Chavez is correct.

Posted by: Thinker1 | October 11, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure it's worth Cuccinelli commenting on. There are plenty of others saying the same thing. It really has nothing to do with his race. On the other hand the Nobel Committee looks grossly over politicized and out of touch with spirit of the award. There are so many more worthy people and groups that could have been put in the spotlight and henced helped by the publicity. Those defending giving Obama the award are political hacks who would praise anything the guy does.

Posted by: maxtel1910 | October 11, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Dear klajl,

You wrote, "Obama got this prize simply because he mouths European-style "globalist" policies; not for any accomplishments. After all, he was only in office 11 days when someone (maybe one of his handlers) nominated him." Yes, the Nobel Prize is awarded by European countries, and some of these aims are "globalist." Therefore, the Nobel will tend to be awarded to someone with "globalist" goals. If Obama had accomplished twenty times as much in a "globalist" direction, that would disqualify him twenty times as much in your eyes.

You've got two distinct gripes about the award, and you've allowed them to clash with each other. Are you angry that the Nobel committee favors "European globalism" or that Obama hasn't accomplished anything in the direction favored by the committee? You, of all people should congratulate him for not accomplishing more in a "globalist" direction.

The logic gets even worse later on in your paragraph. Ghandi certainly had more "globalist" aims than Arafat; are you claiming that this why he didn't get the prize? This would contradict gripe number one.

Perhaps a course in logic would lead you out of the woods of confusion.


Posted by: GeorgeSanders | October 11, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

to txsfred, yo fred, dem-dim thatfunny, hahahah, i guess by your reply you're an R as in retarded

Posted by: dem4evr | October 11, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

you repuglican's just might overplay your hand here. you guys are up here but go ahead with the personal attacks and enough of us dem's in slow turnout, off year might come out for a so far uninspiring DEED's just to smack you down.

Posted by: dem4evr | October 11, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Cennelli...is that his name? Whatever. However he spells it, it comes out turd. Yeah, I know, I'm being nice.

Posted by: Genefox1 | October 11, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I have a great idea what Obama should do with the nobel prize money. He should donate it ACORN.

Posted by: buzzychief | October 11, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

..."Way to go...President Barack Obama, America very proud of you sir." I see why Republicans never win the Nobel Peace Prize they are too busy accusing others, lying to start Wars, and dragging the United States into a needless, senseless Lie called Iraq, in which "Blew it Bush/Republicans/Murdered/500,000 innocent people, mostly women and children, with the "Shock and Awe" policy that "RUINED/America's/Image around the world and costs America to lose the "Morale High Ground."

The record/Republicans/Blew/it/Bush/Administration to this registered Voter/Vet USAF, is CRIMINAL.

..."Taking America to WAR in country/IRAQ, that never attacked us, and never did a thing to the United States, the Republicans rush to WAR has ruined, America image around the world, and left all American's in record debt for decades to come, this is a fact.

..."I am disgusted Virginia/America with what the "RECORD/FACTS/REPUBLICANS/SHOWS, THEY HAVE RUINED MY COUNTRY/FACT."

One more fact folks, "True Patriotism, "Hates Injustice In Its Own Land, "MORE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE."
--Clarence Darrow

Posted by: ztcb41 | October 11, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Why do the Republicans always think that if they say something, they are speaking on behalf of Americans? I am so tired of coming over here going back and forth with those irritating kooks who instead of voicing their opinion of what they don't like abour OUR President...(Which by all means they have the right too - It's called "Freedom of Speech")...They much rather spent time trying to make you think that the "sky is falling!" under OUR 44TH President!!

However I can remember back when Bush was running his campaign against Kerry in '04 The blogs were filled with very very nasty stuff about Kerry and for some peculiar reason the DNC blogs were filled with hatred and vile stuff from the right (I called them Rovian-dogs) They talked about Kerry like a dog, just like they did with Clinton, Kennedy, Roosevelt, Carter, etc., - (get the picture?) SO SEE THIS REALLY ISN'T ABOUT RACE - BUT BEING BLACK WAS A BONUS POINT FOR THOSE VERY VERY NASTY TYPES LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH AND GLEN BECK!

When Bush decided to have his '04 RNC in New York City - Gulliani had practical every protestor there ARRESTED! - And most were just as innocent as these nasty writers who claims to be Republicans? And aside from practicing their "Freedom of Speech" They were held for over two weeks! The Judge was appalled and order the release of all protestors. Some have sued the State of New York.

I feel we have got to get a little more "territorial" up "North!" Remember and learn from the history of the past, fore if you don't you will sure to repeat them in the present!

Why did we let that cowboy come up North and did what he did to the "movement of the proggresive left"?

Don't for one minute think that this TOP SECURITY THREAT wasn't read by someone in that admininstration!

DO YOU BELIEVE AS I DO HAD THAT MEMO LISTED A STATE IN THE SOUTH AS AL-QUEADA TARGET... WOULD THEY HAD BEEN SO LACKADISICAL ABOUT THE MEMO?

KEEP THAT STUFF IN THE SOUTH JUST DON'T THINK WE ARE GOING TO LET YOU COME IN ON A HORSE HOLLOWING HURRAH TO THE SOUTH WITHOUT GETTING "HOG-TIED AND RIDING BACKWARD'S OUTTA TOWNS!

P.S. - I FEEL SORRY FOR VIRGINIA MCDONNELL IS A FAKE ANYBODY ON THE OUTSIDE CAN SEE THAT!

Posted by: danders5000 | October 11, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

he is right - it is a bad joke come true.
it makes America a laughing stock beause it was given to dear leader for his great accomplishments - in the first 10 days in office.
let me say that again - FOR HIS FIRST 10 DAYS IN OFFICE.
the closing date for nominations was feb 1, and is based on their accomplishments up to that time.
so boy hussein - the child that makes adults laught at him and he does not even know it - was given a the nobel peace prize for his accomplishments in the first 10 days in office.
now what did he do to deserve that. well he put us another 3/4 of a trillion dollars in debt that did nothing but put us in debt.
he openly said America was wrong and bad - wow that must hve gotten the europeans into heavy breathing.
some how europe seems to forget that they would all be german if we did not have 60 thoudans give up their lives to keep them free.
then there was ww2 when America lost 212,000 brave Americans keeping europe and asis free.
then Americ spent even more of our wealth protecting europe free by being the only major contribution to NATO.
but boy hussein - like a child with no understanding of reality does not seem to understand that.

so now the nobel is nothing but a joke.
karter won it for building houses that leak.
algore won it for being a snake oil salesman.
and now dear leader wins it for doing nothing but hating America, and having terrorists as friends.

now i guess its a badge of honor not to get one - like ghandi - he was not good enough - or is it he is too good? probably too good.
now its a second rate piece of junk.
and while i think the press secretary was trying to be well i dont know what he was trying to be when he said "the money would probably be given to charity."
what an idiot - any gift or award given to the president is the property of the United States and boy hussein cant tell anyone what to do with it. the medal goes into the archives and the money to the U.S. Government. how do you like that boy hussein - you finally have to give something up.

hey has the murdering fat teddy kennedy given anything to the poor in his will or like mosst rich dems that want others to do that.

Posted by: infantry11b4faus | October 11, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

"Cuccinelli Takes Swipe at Obama"

Really! A republican behaving in a petty manner, who'd have thunk it?

Posted by: _Cowabunga_ | October 11, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

The anger on the left is comical. It's harmful but funny. Who says ignorance is bliss.

Posted by: NoWeCant | October 11, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

The righties will never get it. The Nobel was, in actuality, split.

Half, to Obama - for displaying the leadership to advocate diplomacy as a means of avoiding or settling international conflict in contrast to the precedents set by his political competition.

And half to we, the American people - for having the guts to choose the possibility of peace even though the powerful among both America's politicians and America's media were inundating us with the idea that only those eager for war could protect us from war.

Really - the right is simply not fit to lead America into the future, given that their dominant character trait is greed and they are unable to overcome their desire to inflict pain upon others (from a safe distance, of course - and preferably from an undisclosed location).

The right are just bullies, really...bullies whose weapons are wealth and political power.

Posted by: ibsteve2u | October 11, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli is officially the biggest jackass in Virginia politics. George Allen, Bob McDonnell and Jeff Frederick get a copy of the home version as a consolation prize.

How idiotic will Virginia look with Cucci and Bob in office?

Posted by: WillWriteForFood | October 11, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Cumnati. Is that how you spell it? Whatever. It still comes out cucumber. Yeah, I know, both have an IQ of...well, what do you expect from a repug?

Posted by: Genefox1 | October 11, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Genefox1 wrote:
Cumnati. Is that how you spell it? Whatever. It still comes out cucumber.
-------------------------------------------
Want to hear a really funny name? Here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

Or may be he's an object of worship while other public officials are fair game.

Posted by: NoWeCant | October 11, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli denigrades the POTUS, McDonnell drops the F bomb, his chief fundraiser Sheila Johnson mocks his opponent,
What class.
Is this the quality of people Virginia wants to run its state?

And a GenY voter here from Virgina threatens that he now just "might" go out and vote. Curious what it takes to p.o. the youth vote in Virginia or was their involvement last November just all about Obama? Would like a real answer to that querry?

Posted by: leichtman | October 11, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

And just who is this little twit-brained Cuccinelli?

Never heard of him til now, and I'm quite sure I won't be hearing anything from him come mid-November.

Posted by: loulor | October 11, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

What this criticism really implies is that Republicans simply don't understand the concept of peace.

Posted by: gce1356 | October 11, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

As an independent, I can only say that it is obvious that the world image of America is an order of magnitude better with Barak Obama in office, and that this prize in just a symptom of something much, much bigger than accolades, ceremonies and awards. If WE can take full advantage of the opportunity afforded by a renewed era of trust, credibility and positive regard, then WE will play an important role in the world.

Those that seek to terminate this fortuitous trend are not only motivated by political affiliations to a fault, but also qualify as domestic insurgents.

Posted by: nedstudholme | October 11, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Cumquat, is that the guy? Whatever. It still comes out cummerbund...a sash worn by a lower class.

Posted by: Genefox1 | October 11, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Cuckingstool, is that the guy? Whatever. Both are disorderly stooges. So there, NoWeNoBrains.

Posted by: Genefox1 | October 11, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli, is that the guy? Whatever.

Posted by: Genefox1 | October 11, 2009 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Is Cuccinelli that Hungarian-born Italian politician, porn-star, and singer? You remember, the one who continued to make hard core pornographic films while in office, and famous for delivering political speeches with one breast exposed.

Posted by: johng1 | October 11, 2009 10:49 PM | Report abuse

The Virginia Republican party should not be trashing POTUS, clear and simple.

Stimulus money is helping to revitalize the Virginia economy; is that something that McDonnell and the Virginia Republican party seek to alienate? Our bright governor Perry said no to stimulus money; should Virginias now expect to hear that from McDonnell and their candidates who so easily trash Obama?

Posted by: leichtman | October 11, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

"Obama never wrote an article for the Harvard law review but he was editor."

Sigh.

Maybe that's because President Obama was the _editor_ of the Harvard Law Review and not a writer for the Harvard Law Review.

Posted by: washpost18 | October 11, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else lost a little faith in humanity after reading this comment thread?

Posted by: csw2005 | October 12, 2009 12:01 AM | Report abuse

support HR 1207

Posted by: cappcharlie | October 12, 2009 12:20 AM | Report abuse

What the extreme right wing chest thumping "patriots" never understand about Europe is that they seen War on their soil for centuries. The one war we've really suffered, the Civil War, is still causing problems 150 years later. Just look at who's most upset about the Obama Presidency.

When people are talking, there not killing each other.

Posted by: thebobbob | October 12, 2009 1:31 AM | Report abuse

I suppose that the Democrats to whom Rosalind Helderman refers are the elected officials in office, not Democrats in general. I have read comments from several self-proclaimed Democrats who express surprise and even disgust at the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama. I do not believe that one needs to be a Republican to observe that Obama is a very strange choice for this award.

I am not an Obama fan, but I have more respect for him than I have had for the Nobel Peace Prize, even before this most recent selection. I disagree that this award is given to the person who has done the most to encourage peace on Earth; rather, it is given to the person who is the poster child of a Leftist agenda. Obama's selection finally reveals the division between the two concepts.

Posted by: Pooua | October 12, 2009 1:46 AM | Report abuse

It's more like the Time man of the year than anything seriously considered.. the glass floor has been shattered..

Obama is a great man.. but let's face it .. he has a very short jacket.

Posted by: newbeeboy | October 12, 2009 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Indeed it is a joke....and a bad one at that...certainly diminishes any prior importance of the award.

Posted by: haven38 | October 12, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Sorry some of the racial stuff got on the comments. Think about it though: you don't know who is behind the comments. Could be a sneaky democrat trying to stir up other democrats...

Posted by: chilled | October 12, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

"Sorry some of the racial stuff got on the comments. Think about it though: you don't know who is behind the comments. Could be a sneaky democrat trying to stir up other democrats...

Posted by: chilled | October 12, 2009 9:38 AM"

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You're right ... LET's think about it. Perhaps the racist commenters really are republicans showing their true selves.

Posted by: gitouttahere | October 12, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Nominations had to be postmarked on/before Feb 1, here is the link:
http://nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/process.html
So if the award is for work as President, what was accomplished between Jan 21 and Feb 1 which merits the prize?

Posted by: BruceFairfax | October 12, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

It is depressing seeing post after post repeat the same erroneous conclusion that the Nobel Prize was awarded for what Obama accomplished in his first 11 days in office. It doesn't really matter when one is nominated; the committee will consider all actions up until the point they decide on the award. The committee clearly took into consideration all of Obama's actions up until the present. Therefore all of you repeating "only 11 days" charge are simply and plainly wrong. I may agree with any one of you that the prize was awarded too early in his presidency. But its hard to discuss this--or any--subject reasonably with people incapable of making a coherent argument.

Posted by: GeorgeSanders | October 12, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Responding to:

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"Sorry some of the racial stuff got on the comments. Think about it though: you don't know who is behind the comments. Could be a sneaky democrat trying to stir up other democrats...

Posted by: chilled | October 12, 2009 9:38 AM"
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It's also possible that the racist comments are in fact coming from a racist.


Posted by: GeorgeSanders | October 12, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

BATTLE HYMN OF THE UNSINKABLE BIRTHERS!
(Sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")

Mine eyes have not yet seen
Obama's birth certificate.
It is hidden in a vault
Where only God's Right Hand can get.
Obama's C. O. L. B. is a
Lousy counterfeit.
It's truth we're marching for!!!!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
It's truth we're marching for!!!!

We shall fight the Masked Usurper
On the beaches, in the hills.
We shall fight this Painted Joker
On the seas and in the fields.
We shall fight to Hell and back
And into court and with appeals.
It's truth we're marching for!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
It's truth we're marching for!!!!

(Author grants permission to reprint on web or in print and to perform in public

Posted by: showusnow | October 12, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

"BATTLE HYMN OF THE UNSINKABLE BIRTHERS!
(Sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")

Mine eyes have not yet seen
Obama's birth certificate.
It is hidden in a vault
Where only God's Right Hand can get.
Obama's C. O. L. B. is a
Lousy counterfeit.
It's truth we're marching for!!!!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
It's truth we're marching for!!!!

We shall fight the Masked Usurper
On the beaches, in the hills.
We shall fight this Painted Joker
On the seas and in the fields.
We shall fight to Hell and back
And into court and with appeals.
It's truth we're marching for!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!!!
It's truth we're marching for!!!!

(Author grants permission to reprint on web or in print and to perform in public

Posted by: showusnow | October 12, 2009 1:23 PM"

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President Obama does not have to show any of you nuts anything. Your purpose is purposeless.

Posted by: gitouttahere | October 12, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Another Battle Hymn for the Birthers:

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the flatness of the earth.
The landing on the moon was fake,
there was a virgin birth.
Obama's got not proof I've seen
that he was ever born,
My truth will set you free.

Glory, glory for flat earthers,
Science is for all the losers,
Hallelujah for the birthers,
My truth will set you free.

Posted by: GeorgeSanders | October 12, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I am a minority yet I do not understand why all of the liberal/Obama supporters insist on bringing race into the discussion and resort to name calling with terms like "white supremacist" and "twit" when neither the politicians nor the bloggers have used any racial terms. "neuter" doesn't imply "n_gger" just because both words begin with "n". This type of loose thinking and diatribe seriously detracts from the intellectual honesty and general integrity of the Obama sycophants.

Posted by: SeekerofTruth2 | October 12, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Can someone explain to me why Arafat got the peace prize but Ghandi did not? I don't want to debate whether Carter, Gore or Obama deserved the award-please just answer that limited question. Thank you.

Posted by: SeekerofTruth2 | October 12, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

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