The Disingenuousness of Leftist Claims About the Olympics

Posted by Erick Erickson

The Democrats are in full push back against conservatives who cheered Barack Obama’s defeat at the hands of the International Olympic Committee.

During the Bush era, Republicans from Karl Rove to Joe Wilson questioned — in ways both veiled and overt — the patriotism of Democrats who challenged the administration’s Iraq policy, pre-war intelligence and surveillance programs.

But the joyous reaction in some GOP quarters to the International Olympics Committee’s snub of Chicago — coupled with the party’s rapid-fire reaction to bad economic data – has some Democrats turning the tables and asking if Republicans are the ones cheering against America now.

At the 4:30 mark in this video, you can hear Texas Democrat candidate John Sharp, running for the Senate, attack RedState for cheering Obama’s defeat.

This is the most bogus crap I’ve ever witnessed. Leave it to a sympathetic media to egg it on.

For eight years we have witnessed the left cheer every defeat in war, say “screw them” about America deaths in Iraq, have elected Congressmen declare our soldiers war criminals, have an elected United States Senator compare our soldiers to Nazis, and now have the Chairman of the Democratic Party encouraging Virginia to deny our soldiers the right to vote and the President of the United States begin a systematic effort to undermine our successes in Afghanistan after embarking on a seven month long world tour to apologize for America.

That the left would call conservatives unpatriotic and un-American for cheering Obama’s defeat at the IOC means they have a bastardized idea of what patriotism means and does nothing to wash the blood of our nation’s freedoms and soldiers off their hands.

I love America, therefore I must cheer this Obama defeat — and it was an Obama defeat.

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