Can you imagine what the Obama critics would be saying if he had declined to accept the Nobel Peace Prize?
They would be calling him a liberal elitist and a snob who thinks that he's above any prize handed out by mear mortals. No matter what Obama does, it will have been the wrong thing to do. Everything he says will have been the wrong thing to say.
It's a tiresome narrative that must be a daunting task to say the least, particularly when you can look back at history and find examples of previous presidents doing and saying those same things at some point during thier administrations.
The fact of the matter is that these people must be seething with jealousey and disbelief. They have been put in the difficult position of now having to denounce other recipients of the Nobel Prize. Additionally, they'll have to somehow spin a yarn that the Nobel Prize Committee has somehow been duped into bestowing the honor upon a Kenyan born, Muslim, Socialist Radical who not only forged his birth certificate to assume the Office of President of The United States and thereby A World Leader, but also to someone that went to a medrassa as a child and palled around with an unrepentant terrorist as a young adult.
The problem with that narrative is that if it's true and Barack Obama has the managed to forge an amazing path from the playground of an Indonesian Madrassa to the Oval Office in less than 40 years, then he's too powerful not to be our president. He is not only worthy of the God Damn Nobel Prize, he's worthy of a second term in office. Then a third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and so on until he has fulfilled the prophacy. I mean, Rome wasn't built an a day, you know? - I'm just saying...