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

Trending topics on Twitter: Nobel, President Obama, Humbled


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. Leave Obama alone

    He got the democratic nomination for president, and the critics said, he did not deserve it as a first term senator. He won the American presidency and his critics said, he is inexperienced and did not deserve it. He won the Nobel Peace price, and the critics are saying what? He doesn't deserve it but he keeps on receiving – thats called 'God's grace'

    October 9, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. Pef

    Deandra may God bless you. I wish I knew so many positive people like you. Obama won it because he deserves it, Every one in the world thinks that the world can be peaceful and all of this because of the hope that he inspired in people all over the world.

    October 9, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Musicianforlife

    Congratulations Obama, Thank you for the hard work. America is making me sad that there are so many cynical know-it-alls. Only when there is something to criticize do we speak out. If we would do this with fresh ideas...maybe we would get somewhere.

    October 9, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. pua

    Congratulations to President Obama!

    October 9, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. Brian from NJ

    I will repeat myself from yesterday... Obama has not done enough for Liberals to love him as much as they do and Obama has not done enough for Conservatives to hate him as much as they do...

    I encourage President Obama and his administration to go forward carefully. This award does not mean the world all of a sudden loves us... the fact remains that even with Obama as President, most of the world still despises us, including Europe. I wish him well and hope he succeeds for no other reason than I am sick and tired of the USA having to lead any attempts to achieve peace in the Middle East, an almost unachievable goal... where there is so much hate and violence that it may actually take an act of divine intervention before all the killing ends there.

    October 9, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. DAVE

    i am still trying to figure out what the hell our "DUNCE IN CHIEF" has done to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize...... I feel sorry for the people who were nominated who have actually done something to deserve this award.... What a joke.....

    October 9, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. Allen

    This is a JOKE right? I'm beyond words........obama should be the last person to receive any type of award. He isn't even doing the job, that he was hired for. And now he's being given an award. FOR WHAT AGAIN?

    October 9, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Bob in Pa

    When this man turns out to be nothing more than a man, who will hurt more, his supporters, his followers or himself ?

    October 9, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  9. LacrosseMom

    Congratulations President Obama on winning the Nobel PEACE Prize!


    The pathetic narrow minded, hateful comments from the GOP-haters are downright vile.

    Republicans, who in their right minds would want the lot of YOU leading this Great Nation ...... with your hate? Your obvious jealousy?! The total ugliness of the Republican party is being demonstrated in the hatred and jealousy of President Obama. Shame on the GOP.

    October 9, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  10. granny

    blah blah blah blah

    October 9, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  11. Orange County

    We have to be very proud of our Country and President

    October 9, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. Only 23% of the country approve of Republican'ts in Congress

    "For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world's leading spokesman," the committee said, explaining its decision.

    This is why President Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize. All of you anti-Americans out there who can't comprehend this, PLEASE just shut up!

    October 9, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  13. Lynda

    NOBLE PEACE PRIZE...........Do you see the first word......NOBLE.....that is why very few Republicians have gotten this award.......the Republican party is reeling in anger and fustration because they haven't gotten this award.......their Great Reagan didn't even get this award........so be it as usual for the GOP to bash this President and say he isn't quailified to receive it........we all know he received it for what he is Presenting to this World – a new Vision of World Peace.....Striving to get along with other countries and work for Peace NOT WAR........I am so proud of what this President is trying to do with all that has been left for him to sort out and fix from the last 8 years of Bush/Chaney.......and I am so ashamed of the Republican Party

    October 9, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  14. T Mckinley

    "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."-Jesus

    October 9, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. FactCheck

    Spin it, libs, spin it! Ron Reagan ends the Cold War and the NPP goes to Gorbi!

    What an absolute piece of nonsense. Other than stand at the Berlin Wall and say something about tearing down it down (which was completely ignored by the news media and by the Soviet press), what the heck did Reagan do to end the Cold War. Oh you whacky ditto-heads so do love to prop up your idols (most of whom are from the last century and dead).

    October 9, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  16. Ridgeway

    Uh? I don't think the word "humble" and the name "Obama" should ever appear in a sentence or article together. I'm good with "arrogant" and "Obama" but not "humble".

    October 9, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  17. UWorlds1

    I am becoming ashamed of being American. The way we talk about our President is awful. We should be proud our President won, instead people are downing him. He did not ask for this, they gave it to him for his extraordinary inspiration of hope around the world. He also brought the world together during his campaign.

    I don't agree with everything Obama does, but this hatred of him of crazy. Especially from citizens in America. This is one reason we didn't get picked for the olympics. All we do is whine, whine, whine.

    And the media breeds this hatred also...I just wish instead of complaining we would do OUR part to deserve a NPP, not complain about who did receive it.

    October 9, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  18. No Hillary = No Obama

    Humbled? The guy doesn't know what the word means and neither does his wife for that matter. I think there should be an investigation as to how this got decided. Who influenced the process, who lobbied for it – the same way they lobbied for the Olympics. Only Michelle Obam could make the Olympics about herself. In an article about Chicago coming in 4th in the SF Chronicle the other day, the author counted "20 times" that Michelle Obama made reference to herself in trying to influence the IOC. Obama does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize – end of story.

    October 9, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. desertique

    Great. I'm OK with this. But now do something about the conditions the Palestinian people are living in. Make Israel declare their nukes and take action against them for their war crimes.

    October 9, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  20. Only 23% of the country approve of Republican'ts in Congress

    So now the Republicant's not only hate the President because he WON the award, but they also hate the committee that voted to GIVE him the award??!!! I dream of a day when American is a Republican't Free Zone!

    October 9, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  21. Stu

    The Nobel Peace prize just lost all of its value. Inspiring hope? Perhaps in the minds of our enemies, who no longer have to fear we will hit back. Perhaps because the MSM said so. Perhaps because so many nations pretend to be allies when they are not. When Obama convinces all Islamic extremists to accept Israel, abandon jihad, and renounce terrorism, then perhaps he deserves it. When he is successful in convincing our youth to abandon gangs and drugs, then perhaps. But for now, he has done absolutely nothing to deserve this so-called award.

    October 9, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  22. Bob

    Again, I only wish that these angry people would make it their business to research the qualifications on being awarded the Noble Peace Prize first before you enter stupid comments. First of all you don't have to be a president to recieve this award so whether it's 2 week sin his presidency or 20 years, Obama deserves it and no one need to give the republicans any reasons as to why Obama got it.
    These republicants are such of cry babies and hate to see anything good come out of this presidency. CRY BABIES!!!!

    October 9, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. 2010 can't get here fast enough

    My dog went to the bathroom outside today and he got a cookie.

    He has just today DONE more good than Obambi had done in his first 11 days in office (you sheep realize he was nominated after11 days don't you)?

    What has HE ACCOMPLISHED SINCE that he said he was going to do? Even SNL is hammring him for this.

    Actual tangble ACCOMPLISHMENTS and not crappy, boring apologizing rhetoric?


    The poll on CNN says it all, Does Obama deserve it – 55 percent NO – 45 percent – Yes.

    Nuff said, most of us are not blinded by uh, uh, uh, uh, uh liberalism.

    October 9, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. Mike in MN

    I've read dozens of articles responding to Obama getting the award. None say he desereved it for anything he has accomplished. Even the Pease prize committee has been asked to explain why Obama. They say it is becasue of the hope he brings, not what he has done. No one can remember a Nobel Pease Prize for hope.
    I have read a number of articles written by individuals who state they voted for Obama, support him and feel he is doing a good job, but feel he does not deserve this award yet. Two said they were embarassed by it. The reaction seems to be the same all over the world.

    So to the jerks who are saying that Republicans are hating and siding with terrorists for saying Obama does not deserve the award, you need to include those who support him and most to the world for that matter as haters and supporters of terrorists.

    October 9, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. deletha reid

    congrats mr president.

    seems to me the more they critize you the more the lord blesses you.

    when god is for you what can man do to you .


    October 9, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
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