October 7th, 2010
08:45 AM ET
4 years ago

Preston on Politics: Steele's invitation to Obama still stands

(CNN) - When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced a year ago this month that President Obama would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Michael Steele criticized the decision and pointedly asked what had Obama accomplished to deserve such a high honor?

It was a predictable response from the Republican National Committee chairman, who is charged with being overtly political on such matters, much in the same way the Democratic National Committee chairman trains his fire daily on GOP lawmakers and policies.

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  1. Sniffit

    "It was a predictable response from the Republican National Committee chairman, who is charged with being overtly political on such matters, much in the same way the Democratic National Committee chairman trains his fire daily on GOP lawmakers and policies."

    Nice try with the equivocation, CNN, but those two things have nothing to do with one another and the analogy is entirely inept. Both the RNC and DNC chairpeople should be expected to be political about each others' policy positions. That's their job. The Nobel Committee, however, is a private, independent, non-partisan, non-political organization universally respected around the globe for its work and for its presigious awards. Baselessly politicizing the private foundation's board members' decisions and reasons in order to (a) attack Obama and (b) run damage control on the fact that yet another Dem had received the Nobel Peace Prize, while GOPers never have (hint: stop starting wars and insulting them and you might make the list)...well, that was just petty, immature, childish and a giant political temper tantrum. Mushmouth couldn't have telegraphed any better that the GOP was terrified of the worldwide respect and accolades Obama was accumulating at the time. Grow up GOPers.

    October 7, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |