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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian
    As I said.. having the anecdote in there is fine, and I have no problem with the wording... however, STARTING off with it is arrogant. It belonged a little further in, after talking solely about the current recipient and his situation. By talking about himself first (even adding the 'but he is much more deserving' line), it shows arrogance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
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    Not sure if it's arrogance stating that he (Liu Xiaobo) is more deserving than Obama so much as just pointing out the obvious. Sounded a little silly to those familiar with Obama's earlier "win".......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian
    As I said.. having the anecdote in there is fine, and I have no problem with the wording... however, STARTING off with it is arrogant. It belonged a little further in, after talking solely about the current recipient and his situation. By talking about himself first (even adding the 'but he is much more deserving' line), it shows arrogance.

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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    much ado about nothing rev.
    Exactly, here is the full statement by the President.

    One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize – an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice. Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was.

    All of us have a responsibility to build a just peace that recognizes the inherent rights and dignity of human beings – a truth upheld within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In our own lives, our own countries, and in the world, the pursuit of a just peace remains incomplete, even as we strive for progress. This past year saw the release of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, even as the Burmese people continue to be denied the democracy that they deserve. Nobel Laureate Jose Ramos Horta has continued his tireless work to build a free and prosperous East Timor, having made the transition from dissident to President. And this past year saw the retirement of Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, whose own career demonstrates the universal power of freedom and justice to overcome extraordinary obstacles.

    The rights of human beings are universal – they do not belong to one nation, region or faith. America respects the unique culture and traditions of different countries. We respect China’s extraordinary accomplishment in lifting millions out of poverty, and believe that human rights include the dignity that comes with freedom from want. But Mr. Liu reminds us that human dignity also depends upon the advance of democracy, open society, and the rule of law. The values he espouses are universal, his struggle is peaceful, and he should be released as soon as possible. I regret that Mr. Liu and his wife were denied the opportunity to attend the ceremony that Michelle and I attended last year. Today, on what is also International Human Rights Day, we should redouble our efforts to advance universal values for all human beings.
    Statement by the President on the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize | The White House


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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Exactly, here is the full statement by the President...
    I'm guessing the fact that the statement was posted several times in whole in this thread and dissected already... was lost on you. Probably because you read the opening post only and did not bother to follow along with the rest of us.

    Short attention span, huh.

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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    which doesn't excuse your knee-jerk reactions in awe of nearly everything else Obama does, now does it?
    and I assume you have a list of those available as evidence to support your charge?
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    you are laboring under a delusion of your own making.


    Really? so you accepted my wager? I must have missed it.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You're foaming... here is the entire statement:

    You can read the whole thread and see I really don't care, just thought it was rather funny, showing the doods arrogance.





    Epic. F'n. Fail. Not only is the OP dishonest, so is the article's title.


    yet, where is your disdain for the same in the palin obesity thread.


    the fail is all yours.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You can read the whole thread and see I really don't care, just thought it was rather funny, showing the doods arrogance.
    Arrogance? Did you even read the same statement everyone else read? How is saying other people deserve it more than he does arrogant?

    yet, where is your disdain for the same in the palin obesity thread.
    the fail is all yours.
    Fail.... at what? Dude, just admit it. You posted a lame attack thread and didn't even bother to check up on it. Then got your ass handed to you. End of story.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The remarks of President Obama were perfectly appropriate in every way. This is just the typical knee jerk critical reaction from the far right against anything Obama does. If our President walked across the Potomac river to Virginia skimming the tops of the water, some here and in the Republican Party would criticize him for not swimming. That is the sad hyper-partisan reality that we live in thanks to the Party of No and the disease of far right ideology.
    Come on, both sides are equally guilty and your own partisanship prevents you from seeing that...
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Nah. Total coincidence.

    This is just as silly as the Democrats who criticized the "Rats" on that campaign ad years ago... shesh... both sides of the U.S. body politic are simply ill, sick, and delusional...
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I am more interested to know how the Chinese are going to "punish" President Obama and the US than for anything else... While I am no fan of Obama, these pointless attacks are not productive by any stretch of the imagination...
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