Remember when Barack Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing? Well, he just won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope for the same reason. At this rate he’s going to take home Lombardy Trophy, the Stanley Cup, and maybe even an Oscar. This guy has literally done nothing in his entire life and he keeps getting handed great honors, offices, and awards. Who says you need to work hard to achieve greatness? Not Obama.
Here’s a dumb press release:
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights today announced its 2018 Ripple of Hope laureates: 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Humana CEO Bruce D. Broussard. Laureates were selected for their exceptional work toward a more just and peaceful world.
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights founder Ethel Kennedy will award the Laureates during the annual Ripple of Hope Gala at the New York Hilton Midtown on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
Must have been a slow year for humanitarian work if these clowns are being awarded.
This is an explanation for why Obama is receiving this award and it’s both sad and hilarious at the same time:
Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States. Following his roles as a community organizer, constitutional law professor, and U.S. Senator, Obama was elected President in 2008, taking office at a moment of crisis unlike any America had seen in decades. His leadership helped rescue the economy, revitalize the American auto industry, reform the healthcare system to cover another twenty million Americans, and put the country on a firm course to a clean energy future – all while overseeing the longest stretch of job creation in American history. On the world stage, Obama’s belief in America’s indispensable leadership helped wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, decimate al Qaeda and eliminate the world’s most wanted terrorists, shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program, open up a new chapter with the people of Cuba, and unite humanity in coordinated action to combat a changing climate. In his post-presidency, President Obama remains committed to lifting up the next generation of leaders through his work with the Obama Foundation.
Okay, so everything they listed as an accomplishment by Obama is either a lie or has fallen apart in the year and a half since he left office. Obama really did nothing while he was president, but if they are going to celebrate his “accomplishments” shouldn’t they at least try to find one that had staying power?
Obama doesn’t care that it’s an embarrassment for him to receive an award he doesn’t deserve. Here’s his statement regarding the honor:
“Bobby Kennedy was one of my heroes. I first got into public service because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself, believing that my own salvation was bound up with the salvation of others. That’s something he expressed far better than I ever could when he talked about the power that comes from acting on our ideals, those ripples of hope that can ‘sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.’ That’s what I’m determined to help inspire and cultivate over the rest of my career – the idea that anybody can be one of the millions of acts of conscience and voices raised against injustice, the idea that anybody can be one of the ‘million different centers of energy and daring’ who, like Bobby Kennedy, have always changed the world for the better,” said Obama.
Obama hasn’t even changed the world for the neutral. His entire legacy as president was wiped clean by Donald Trump in less than two years.
It’s possible this award isn’t quite as prestigious as they’d like us to believe. Previous winners include “Rapey” Bill Clinton, “Crooked” Hillary Clinton, “Crazy” Joe Biden, and “Punchy” Robert De Niro. As far as I can tell all you need to do to win this is be a leftist lunatic who Donald Trump has made up a nickname for. I’m still waiting on that Obama nickname.