Conservative commentators are engaging in an orgy of America-bashing over the selection of President Barack Obama as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Right-wing pill-popper Rush Limbaugh, the de facto head of the Republican Party, took the airwaves and "agrees" with the extremists in the Taliban that Obama doesn't "deserve" the award.
In a segment picked up by Media Matters, Limbaugh said: "Everybody is laughing. Our president is a worldwide joke. Do you realize something has happened here that we all agree with the Taliban and Iran about and that is he doesn't deserve the award. Now that's hilarious, that I'm on the same side of something that the Taliban, and that we all are on the same side as the Taliban?'
There are some legitimate questions as to whether the President should have been awarded the prize—Obama acknowledged feeling somewhat undeserving—but he did not seek the honor. It's also quite rich that Limbaugh says "everyone is laughing" at the same time the international community says Obama has restored America's reputation.
Not a stretch to imagine the extreme anti-gay and anti-women Republicans side with the Talban. Will the dittohead tell this to our troops in Afghanistan?
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