RedState’s Erick Erickson: Obama won because the Nobel Committee had ‘affirmative action quotas.’

Conservatives are already bemoaning the fact that President Obama won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, saying that he should turn it down because he doesn’t deserve it. “Obama isn’t the first American president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but he’s the first to win it without having accomplished anything,” writes John Miller at the National Review. RedState editor Erick Erickson went even further this morning, writing on Twitter that Obama won it because of affirmative action:

Erick Erickson's Twitter feed

In a blog post, Erickson added, “The Peace Prize reaffirms it s a joke. But now a sad joke.” Erickson also said that the “responsible thing” for Obama to do would be to decline the prize.


The RNC put out a statement today on the news:

The real question Americans are asking is, “What has President Obama actually accomplished?” It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights. One thing is certain — President Obama won’t be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action.

Share Update