Friday, October 10, 2014

5 years later, a majority of Americans agrees Obama doesn't deserve that Nobel Prize

Sadly, many of us knew this right away.

5 years later, a majority of Americans agrees Obama doesn't deserve that Nobel Prize:

Five years after a brand-new President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, a substantial majority of his fellow countrymen believe he still doesn't deserve it and never did.

The former state senator received the prestigious global prize in 2009 after having done little if anything to earn it.

Since then, however, Democrat Obama has ordered two troop surges into
Afghanistan, initiated an air war to successfully oust Libya's Moammar
Gaddafi, who was then executed by a mob. That country has since fallen
into a lawless chaos of feuding militias and terrorist training grounds.

Obama has been president for 46% of the Afghan war, America's longest, and presided over 73% of the fatalities. He threatened to bomb Syria for its chemical weapon use on civilians, but backed down in the face of Russian and congressional opposition.

Obama's drone strikes have killed hundreds of terrorists as well as innocent civilians. He's now vowed to degrade and defeat the terrorist army of ISIS by enlisting numerous other nations in his hastily-drawn combat plans.

He has returned almost 2,000 U.S. troops to Iraq so far and ordered more than 200 scattered air sorties on both Iraq and Syria, while withholding heavy weapons from out-gunned Kurdish troops also fighting ISIS.

This week as the Nobel Prize Committee announced its 2014 winners, Rasmussen Reports released results of a poll of 1,000 American adults. It found, among other things, that a substantial majority of 55% believe Obama does not deserve the global peace honor, and never did.

Barely a quarter (26%) say Obama still deserves the award, while 18% claim uncertainty.

Most Republicans (89%) and independents (61%) agree the Democrat does not deserve to keep the prize, while 56% of Democrats disagree. However, a surprising 22% of Democrats agree with Republicans, the same percentage as declare indecision.

This new poll continues a downpour of negative polls for Obama showing Americans' faith in his basic competence as president and commander-in-chief is crumbling beneath the weight of accumulating scandals, inept images and overseas crises in which Obama often seems surprised, unprepared, indecisive, hesitant to act and easily out-maneuvered.

In his acceptance speech Dec. 10, 2009 (scroll down for that video), Obama acknowledged the controversy over the honor after less than a year in office, how others had accomplished far more than he. But he accepted it nonetheless.

Rasmussen also reports that 54% of Americans (up from 51% last year) believe politics play a key role in the awards. The year before America's first black president won the award only 40% saw politics as involved.

Men more than women see politics as influencing the awards, while women see them as more prestigious than men do.

Nobel Prizes were created in the late 19th-century by the will of Alfred Nobel, a poetry lover and wealthy Scandinavian inventor with 355 patents. Nobel is best known as the chemical engineer who, after a series of disastrous experiments including one that blew up a brother, devised a method to stabilize volatile nitroglycerine into a safe, malleable explosive he named dynamite.

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