PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS AWARDED THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
By Gloria Dulan-Wilson ECLECTICALLY BLACK
President Barack Obama was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, today, October 9, 2009, and the racism could not have been thicker amongst the right wing media pundits and their Republican right wing “leaders.”
The right wing media rushed to diminish the importance and significance of the Nobel Peace Prize, with some having the temerity, gall and audacity to suggest that the President should turn it down for now until he “earns” the Peace Prize.
Why do I call it racist? Because heretofore you’ve never heard such a hue and cry about a Black man winning the Nobel.
They of course call it being “objective.” But, just for the record, there’s no such thing as objectivity in journalism. Because in the midst of the acrimonious statements, there was actually nothing of merit to show that Obama was not worthy of consideration.
President Obama humbly stated that he felt that the merit was due in large part to the things he planned to do for the US. But the Nobel Peace Prize committee is not easily fooled. They have tracked this man throughout his wonderful campaign, through the economic down turn that turned America and Europe on its ears, the inauguration, and his efforts to bring comprehensive health to the US, and the effort to maintain higher ground amidst a pool of swill.
Obama has set an example that most previous presidents have yet to remotely measure up to. Whether or not he ever resolves Iraq or Afghanistan -- issues that were in the making long before his being elected President -- he fully deserves the Nobel Peace Prize because of his clarity, his charity, his ensample as a father, a husband, a man of the community, a leader in his own right, and now the best President this country has ever had -- right or left.
So to the jealous ones: GET OVER IT, CONGRATULATE HIM AND LEARN FROM HIM. We tire of the efforts on the part of the media right, the Republican right, and just plain racists to diminish this President’s accomplishments.
While they try to tear him down with their criticisms, they don’t seem to be able to do the same in reference to his predecessor -- BUSH -- who tanked the economy, brought in despots to do business with, allowed thousands of people to drown while he fiddled around; while he hired cronies to ruin the government at a substantial gain for themselves. Nine months later and the media has yet to put him on blast.
Or is it that this convenient form of amnesia only comes if the President turns out to be Black or a Democrat? It’s an interesting phenomenon that we, as Barack Obama supporters, regardless of whether we’re Black, White, Asian, or whatever, have to make sure that they know that we know the name of their game -- and that it does not work here.
My congratulations to President Obama for deservedly winning the Nobel Peace Prize. My congratulations to the Peace Prize committee for having the intelligence, the insight and the wisdom to select President Obama, and may those who are yapping off at the mouth find at least a scintilla of the qualities and courage President Obama has to be worthy of such an accolade.
Stay blessed and Eclectically Black