While chuckleheads like Jesse Jackson and Senator Roland Burris blame former President George W. Bush for Chicago losing the 2016 Olympics, whiny columnists like Mike Lupica are peeved that conservatives might gloat over President Obama's big screw-up.
Apparently laughing about it is somehow anti-American, because Obama is our president and he was doing this for all of us. You know, kind of like when Bush was trying win a war in Iraq and all those left-wingers stood behind him and our troops.
And that's my first point: The right has every right to gloat, because, thankfully, no on died. Unlike, say, during the Iraq war, where, whenever there was a roadside bomb, the left used the consequences of war to gloat over an embattled president and a country in turmoil.
I didn't hear the smarmy press calling them out.
So, if I take pleasure in President Obama's mess, it's only because it proved a point I made before: Being likeable, in and of itself, does nothing for America. To protect our nation, our leader must reject the need to be loved by the world and embrace being feared, even hated.
I know that's hard for Obama: Being a self-proclaimed "citizen of the world," he enjoys the accolades of Libya, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba and Russia.
With friends like that, who needs enemies?
But hey, screw the Olympics. Maybe Obama should now focus on bringing the World's Fair back to Chicago. If there's one thing that could make dictators like us more, it's temporary structures filled with stuff from other countries. They look positively magical, even if they fall apart in a strong wind.
Which sounds familiar.
And if you disagree with me, then you're probably a racist.