Always check the fine print

What happened yesterday? Let's see, Chicago got knocked out of contention to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the right-wing press got all excited and stuff.

Soon after news broke that the International Olympic Committee had rejected Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics, which President Obama had personally lobbied for, Weekly Standard blogger John McCormack published a celebratory post on the magazine’s blog, titled “Chicago Loses! Chicago Loses!.” McCormack wrote that “Cheers erupt at WEEKLY STANDARD world headquarters”.
Glad to know that the righties were so excited that America's not going to be hosting a worldwide event that gets broadcast internationally for two weeks straight.

Oh, and then there was the senator that took a little trip to Central America.

One of the de facto government’s main supporters in Washington, Senator Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, has announced plans to visit Tegucigalpa on Friday. One Congressional staff member said Mr. DeMint hoped to meet with members of the de facto government and other Hondurans. Other staff members said he intended to encourage [interim president and coup leader Roberto] Micheletti and his supporters to resist.
Never mind that just about every legitimate government in the world does not recognize the current leadership of Honduras, or that they've practically imposed martial law and given themselves the authority to shut down any news outlet that "attack peace and public order". No, senator DeMint needs to go check out how the new banana republic is doing.

I seem to remember a time when criticizing the president, rooting against the country, and defying U.S. foreign policy was considered to be unpatriotic, and made you a terrorist supporting, cheese eating surrender monkey. I guessed I missed the line in that memo that said it was set to expire on January 20, 2009.

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