Steve Benen reports that the merry-making on the right over the United States not being chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics continues unabated:
It seems likely that conservative delight over the International Olympic Committee awarding the 2016 games to Rio will fade rather quickly. There’s just not much to keep their joy going — the United States sought the Olympics, made it to the final round, but came up short. American satisfaction over an American setback has a short shelf life, even on the right.
That said, it’s still going strong. Dave Weigel reports from the Americans for Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Conference,” where, apparently, part of the American dream is reveling in American disappointment.
TPM’s Rachel Slajda had a good roundup of the festivities yesterday. A few samples:
“Cheers erupt at Weekly Standard world headquarters,” wrote editor John McCormack in a post titled “Chicago Loses! Chicago Loses!”
The line was quickly removed, but ThinkProgress caught it in time and posted a screenshot of the post.
“Please, please let me break this news to you. It’s so sweet,” said Glenn Beck on his radio show.
“Hahahahaha,” wrote Red State’s Erick Erickson. “So Obama’s pimped us to every two bit thug and dictator in the world, made promises to half the Olympic committee, and they did not even kiss him. So much for improving America’s standing in the world, Barry O.”
Paul Krugman nails it:
Middle-aged adolescents — dumb middle-aged adolescents — rule one of our nation’s two great political parties. Read it and weep.