October 9th, 2009
02:45 PM ET
5 years ago

Trending topics on Twitter: Nobel, President Obama, Humbled

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The official Barack Obama Twitter account after the announcement of his Nobel Peace Prize award.
(Photo Credit: Twitter.com)

A screengrab of Barack Obama's Twitter account (run by Organizing for America, President Obama's political arm which is now operated out of the Democratic National Committee), echoes the word that, according to Twitter, most Americans have on their mind: humbled. The other two words that quickly rose on Twitter's Trending Topic list, which reflects what is drawing the most discussion on Twitter right now are "Nobel" and "President Obama."


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soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. Jay T.

    Your President just won the greatest award offered to a human and Americans are complaining about it! Get over yourself! Congratulations and the Repugs can sulki the day away. Babies!

    October 9, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  2. Chuck

    Criticizing the president for receiving this award is RACISM!!!

    October 9, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Msdp

    Well America, I'm sorry, but I feel that the President rightly deserves the award and honor. Especially, after having GWB for 8 years as the president of the united states. And especially after tolerating the abuse from the GOP. Hell, he deserves some honor for that all of the derogatory remarks thrown at him from people in his own country-the REPUBS. Go Mr. President, keep up the good work. I am PROUD!!!!!

    October 9, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  4. ray

    i do hope all republicans crash when they are driving on the road and die so this country and world can be a better place without these racists.

    October 9, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Dan

    I like all the responses from people saying Obama is like people who first suffered and ridiculed (Christ, Gandhi, etc.). But I see the opposite in him, he is first elevated and then what.......????????????

    October 9, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. CAL

    The ignorance on this blog is overwhelming. but I guess thats why you morons submit the things you do, because you are ingnorant. President Obama is love and respected by other countries except the one country he truly loves and want to help. But what I really love about this President, he seems to care less what you side show haters say. good for you Mr President.

    October 9, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Sheri

    Here the republican hate

    3.....2.....1 OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  8. B

    People of the world are so pleased to finally have a US president with a mind and positive intent.

    October 9, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. Mark

    he is the magic man rock star no doubt!! doesn't even have to make campaign promises or come through!

    October 9, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  10. Paul from Phoenix

    Connie in VT,

    No, you are wrong. Rebublicans didn't mean to say "Congratulations Mr. President."

    Republicans don't give out awards for anything and everything. For some reason, they feel people need to earn an award they are given. How stupid is that rationale.

    It is about one of the only things i still agree with them on.

    October 9, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  11. JM

    Good for the US and good for the American Pres

    October 9, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  12. kimberly

    he is trying hard to be worthy of this award. The way he brought countries to our side again, the way he has made others respect us again, and the things he wants for our country, THAT is why he won, and he deserved it. The right hate America, they love it when other countries hate us, they wear it like a badge of honor that we were hated. THATS OVER! Lewis Black said it best, imagine if some guy at your office came in every morning and told you you all sucked and with out him you are nothing! Yeah, he would be really loved....JUST like bush did to America. NOW a REAL president will clean it up, and he will succeed

    October 9, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  13. Albo58

    Spin it, libs, spin it! Ron Reagan ends the Cold War and the NPP goes to Gorbi! I truly believe that Alfred Nobel would chunk a few sticks of dynamite at the NP committee for this totally undeserved pick if he were alive today!

    October 9, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. Linda

    Both sides of the aisle in Congress and the American people should take advantage of every day in which they have been gifted with this extremely intelligent, mature, wise leader. He joins Lincoln, Wilson, and Theodore Roosevelt as one of the best presidents we have ever had. It could be another century before you see the likes of him again. So, what has he done to forward peace on earth. Nothing? For the past ten years, the US has increasingly lost the respect and trust of the rest of the world. For the past ten years and throughout the Bush administration, the US took an isolationist stance, felt no real need to consult and work closely with other leaders, and forged an irresponsible and meaningless war in Iraq. There was no longer any hope that the US could either join or lead other nations in any progressive movement towards peace. We could only make war and refuse to communicate and consult with other wolrd leaders. What Obama has done is to insist that foreign policy and strategy regarding foreing relations be made on the basis of thorough, intelligent, rational analysis of the issues and making decisions based on the best interest of this country and the world. For way too long, foreign policy, decisions as to whether to engage in war, and foreign policy and war strategy have been based on emotion rather than reason, on immature and often narcissistic values and beliefs rather than on empirical data, and on erroneous intelligence. So, what he has done is to have the courage to insist that in matters of war and foreign policy, decisions be based on valid, reliable, empirical facts, not erroneous intelligence, rumors, paranoia,s myth, and beliefs. He has insisted that we wage war only when absolutely necessary to protect the security of this nation and not for the purpose of revenge or gaining power or taking control over others. He has insisted that the process of responsible analysis of issues and responsible decision making is that the leader consults with as many experts with knowledge of the facts and issues as possible, listen, analyze, and base his decisions on knowledge gathered from other experts; not just on his own opinions. What Obama has given to the American people and the people of the world is not only hope, but the ability to actually trust, that he is a humanist, not an imperialist; that he values all people and all countries, not just his own; that he is a leader of the world, not just the United States of America, that he is not an imperialist opportunist willing to take advantage of other countries in ways which are damaging to them, and that he will base his decisions on thorough analysis of the issues and the facts, on reason, and on the best interest of the people everywhere. What has he done? He has appeared with genuine integrity and mature morals. And we have rarely seen that in any leader anywhere. And that is why the world trusts and honors him. There is hope. Generativity and peace may be possible after all.

    October 9, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  15. Harley

    It's ALL political ( The Peace Prize ) I never thought someone would get it with OUT doing ANYTHING !!!!

    October 9, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. Mitchell

    I am very proud of our president. I am having a difficult time understanding the American people. Why are people angry because he was chosen? He did not go after it. Why is he so hated? Michael Steele is a sad person, he needs help. I wondered if he means what he says, but feel he had to say it to keep his position. America embrace the president. He is criticized day and night from some not all people. I pray for the United States. Just as you were unable to explain his election you are unable to explain his Nobel Peace Prize award. Has it ever occurred to you a stronger force than man is in charge? Think about that for a moment. I could see if he promoted the award but he had no part, just like the election. Being a partial black man and unknown in a sense he should have lost, but he won. Accept him.

    October 9, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  17. Diana NJ

    Moral constipation is when you know what's good and right, but you can't get it out. (via @CornelWest) that about says it for the GOP and right wing.
    Unbelievable responce from them. The President brings us honor and they run to destroy that honor?

    October 9, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. snood

    what a joke. but its a great honor now lets talk about afganstain I wonder if he thought man Id kill for a nobel peace prize. when he is thinking about that? Now lets show you desearve it

    October 9, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. Elly

    Congratulations President Obama for your Nobel peace prize
    for all the hope and great feelings you have inspired not only in your country but around the world
    Be proud of your President America -he deserves it!!!
    From a Canadian who admires and respects you

    October 9, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. caprice classic

    The majority of Americans are starting to dislike the GOP because of their lies and tactics to undermine the President, which is unpatriotic. They are looking everyday more and more as racists. Also, they are using the race card when they said it is being used by their members. Obama is the real deal! Hello birthers, teabaggers, and conservatives

    October 9, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  21. Max

    Wow, I can't believe people are criticizing the president for winning an award from Norway! Seriously does the nonsense know no bounds?

    October 9, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  22. Jean 2

    Our media (CNN & MSNBC) and some of the republicans will do any thing to disrespect Obama, even if it means seeing the defeat of the USA or any thing that may even have a hint of support for Obama.
    ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR US.

    Why is it so hard to rejoice.

    McCain said it well when he said that we should all be proud when our country is honored.

    October 9, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  23. Harley

    The Nobel Peace Prize will just feed into his already OBNOXIOUS , ARROGANT WAYS !!!! Go ahead Socialist Libs spin it !!! He does NOT deserve it !!!

    October 9, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  24. LacrosseDad

    attn: chuck, you cannot use the word racism unless you get permission from the Cogressional Black Caucus, they are the only ones that are allowed to define themselves.

    October 9, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  25. The Great Northwest

    Obama gave and continues to give us Change and Hope .
    Congratulations President Obama .

    For the party of NO its No surprise you have the spew running you are against everything positive for the people of this country and try on every level to be against Obama to bring him down well you may as well give up on your hate and lies they are getting you to nowhere fast.

    October 9, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
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