The Twitter hashtag of the day is #nobelol (started by Andy Levy) — for Twitter users from the left, right, and center laughing out loud at Barack Obama’s receipt of a Nobel Peace Prize he himself says he doesn’t deserve.
There’s already a bumper sticker via College Politico:
The worldwide derision has a Democratic National Committee flack comparing jokesters to…terrorists:
“The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize,” DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told POLITICO. “Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize – an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride – unless of course you are the Republican Party.
Ed Morrissey notes the many decidedly un-Republican public figures joining the snort-fest.
DNC, meet Emily Litella:
Best Rush Limbaugh quip: “I don’t believe this! He’s not only the first post-racial president, he’s also the first post-accomplishment.”
Obama’s lesson to children: Success is 99 percent aspiration and 1 percent perspiration.