What Does A Genuine Dislike Of America Look Like?

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 10, 2009


“Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum — when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.”

That’s the take of Hillary Clinton’s State Department on President Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, according to her spokesman, Assistant Secretary PJ Crowley.

I realize that this White House is permanently on campaign mode, and that this Secretary of State–having no real credentials whatsoever to represent the United States in the world of diplomacy–must rely instead on her skills as a party hack to get through her workday, but when the State Department of the United States makes jokes about an attempt to physically assault a President of the United States, it ought to be quite clear that an overabundance of patriotism does not exist at Foggy Bottom.

The funny thing, of course, is that the very same people who make these imbecilic jokes–and the people who laugh appreciatively at them–wax indignant if anyone on the Right suggests that Barack Obama has done nothing to earn a Nobel Peace Prize, and complain that such suggestions amount to “hating America.”

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