Redstate Brings Race Into The Nobel Prize Award

The unexpected news that President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize has drawn varied reactions from around the world.   But here in the United States it drew exactly the reaction you'd expect from the unhinged, extremist right wing of our political spectrum.

Writing on the President's prize at Redstate, Erick Erickson writes:

"I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news. There is no way Barack Obama earned it in the nominations period."

Seriously, what is wrong with the so called conservatives these days?   They are not even trying to fake the appearance of being rational anymore.   Its all hate all the time, with a little (sometimes a lot) of racism mixed in.

I can't wait for their Presidential primaries to get underway so we call all be entertained by watching them try to out crazy each other with people like Erick Erickson cheering them on.

Tags: Conservatives, nobel peace prize, President Obama, racism (all tags)

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The fact is that they cannot stand that we have

a thoughtful and cerebral President. Unfortunately they don't have their beer drinking buddy who would blow up the World in the WhiteHouse any more. Hopefully we wouldn't elect any of the similar morons in the future either.

by louisprandtl 2009-10-09 06:26AM | 0 recs
Racism on Redstate???!!!!

What???!!!

Color me surprised...so to speak.

by Strummerson 2009-10-09 06:35AM | 0 recs
Of course they did

Republicanism and race are inseparable, as they have been since the southern strategy.

At the root of every winning Republican meme since Nixon has been race.

It's just too bad form them this isn't a white country anymore.

Until the GOP can divorce race from their platform, they will lose.

by NoFortunateSon 2009-10-09 09:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Of course they did

Actually, more to the point is that while we our still a caucasian country we are also a country of people of many other ancestries as well. The GOP, despite all of its rehetoric, is anti-egalitarian and cannot stand the idea that there will no longer be a heirarcy based on race, gender, or religion in this country.

This is, as far as I can see, the fundamental difference between the two philosphies at this point. We truly want there to be equal opportunity based on merit and work towards that happening. The GOP says they want equal opportunity based on merit while working towards assuring that only those currently at the top have any sort of real opportunity.  

by JDF 2009-10-09 10:10AM | 0 recs
In other words...

Calhounism.

by NoFortunateSon 2009-10-09 12:18PM | 0 recs
In other words...

Calhounism.

by NoFortunateSon 2009-10-09 12:18PM | 0 recs
Re: In other words...

Sorry. Wrong response.

by NoFortunateSon 2009-10-09 12:18PM | 0 recs

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