They’re just now questioning the “peace” cred of some of the past recipients?
The nomination deadline for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize has expired amid renewed criticism the award committee has drifted away from the selection criteria established by the prize’s founder.
Stockholm’s County Administrative Board, which supervises foundations and trusts in the city, is investigating claims the Nobel Foundation has widenened the scope of the prize to a point where it no longer reflects Alfred Nobel’s will.
Unless Alfred Nobel’s will was to give his Peace Prize to a terrorist, an appeasing failure of an ex US president who emboldens thugs around the world, a enviro scam artist and a president who had done nothing up to that point except read speeches from a teleprompter and has since turned into a killing machine, they might want to re-visit the criteria.
No matter what any of the Republicans say, their words will be sampled, clipped and edited to suit the purpose of ads from the left. That’s politics. But Mitt Romney just let one fly that is a shoo-in to be in an Obama ad very soon.
After winning the Florida primary, GOP presidential nominee hopeful Mitt Romney explains to CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien that he is focused on a particular portion of the American population in his campaign.
Romney says, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich…. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.”
O’Brien asked him to clarify his remarks saying, “There are lots of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say, ‘That sounds odd.'”
Romney continues, “We will hear from the Democrat party, the plight of the poor…. You can focus on the very poor, that’s not my focus…. The middle income Americans, they’re the folks that are really struggling right now and they need someone that can help get this economy going for them.”
Oh Mitt. Those first seven words will be all we’ll hear in Team Obama ads for a while, and to top it off they’ll probably Photoshop Romney so he looks like Homer Simpson’s boss.
Now, maybe Romney’s thinking is that the vast majority of the “very poor” are going to vote for Obama en masse as they did in 2008 and it doesn’t really matter, but I wish he would stop serving up the soundbytes on a silver platter like this:
Now watch Romney dig a deeper hole and try to rectify this by saying “Of course I care about the poor. That’s why I came up with Romneycare. No, wait…”
Obama is so beatable this year that it’s a shame I’m not convinced the GOP has propelled a candidate to the front of the pack that can win in November. Somewhere a while back I read a question that summed up my concern: We’re going to try to win the presidency by running the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama in 2008?
Let’s start this way… here’s part of the description on Amazon of the 2010 book “Game Change”:
In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the country’s leading political reporters, use their unrivaled access to pull back the curtain on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. How did Obama convince himself that, despite the thinness of his resume, he could somehow beat the odds to become the nation’s first African American president? How did the tumultuous relationship between the Clintons shape—and warp—Hillary’s supposedly unstoppable bid? What was behind her husband’s furious outbursts and devastating political miscalculations? Why did McCain make the novice governor of Alaska his running mate? And was Palin merely painfully out of her depth—or troubled in more serious ways?
Judging from the just released trailer for the upcoming HBO film of the same name, in spite of the fact that a good portion of “Game Change” was about Obama, Hillary and Bill, only the last two Palin-related sentences above were worthy of making the cut (though I hear Obama does make a cameo in the brief “Hawaiian golf course” scene). In these clips it’s all Sarah bashing, all the time. I actually laughed out loud before the end. They made her such a dingy, clothing-obsessed bitch that this could be an audition for the new show “Real Housewives of Wasilla”:
Based on that, here’s an outline of what the plot appears to be: Sarah Palin was chosen as John McCain’s running mate because she had useful demographic attributes that could be exploited, but there was also a downside that McCain’s people thought they could keep in check. However, about halfway through the campaign, Palin became self-aware, turned on her creators and wreaked havoc on humanity — Skynet in heels. They should have called the movie “The Campaign Terminator.”
Watching that clip you’d almost forget that the reason John McCain lost was because of… John McCain. It’s shocking that a solid lineup of Hollywood lefties couldn’t be a little more even-handed when it comes to the story of Sarah Palin.