Wow! According to DNC Criterion, Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Hate America!
Somewhat unsurprisingly, recent Gallup polling has discovered that nearly two-thirds of Americans hate America. At least according to DNC standards they do:
The majority of Americans do not believe President Barack Obama deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize (61%), but the public is split in its personal reaction to the announcement. Asked if they are “glad” Obama received the prize, 46% of Americans say yes and 47% say no.
After President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize awarding was announced, the DNC claimed that the Republican party and indeed, anyone who scoffed at the president’s peace prize was not only un-American, but was siding with terrorists:
“The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize,” DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told POLITICO. “Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize – an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride – unless of course you are the Republican Party.
“The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It’s no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore – it’s an embarrassing label to claim,” Woodhouse said.
But if Gallup polling–usually considered definitive on questions of policy by liberals–is to be believed, nearly two-thirds of Americans are terrorist sympathizers. This must come as a huge shock to the 34% of Democrats who think President Obama’s Nobel is undeserved.
By a slim margin, more Americans admit to being unhappy with the award than the number who say they are happy (47-46%).
So it seems that not only is “Republican” not so embarrassing a label to claim after all, but dissent itself may not be so uncommon.
What the DNC and the left failed to grasp (and continue to have trouble understanding) is that opposition to the president isn’t predicated on racial animus, ignorance, or dissent for the sake of dissent.
No one blames the president for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Very few people think he should have refused the award outright; to do so would have been unnecessarily rude. But can we be permitted to question the validity of the award and the premise upon which it was awarded? The award to the president, beyond being wholly unsupported by an actual body of accomplishments, represents an insulting attempt by international “progressives” to insert themselves in American politics. It’s neither mean nor un-American to point out these inconvenient truths.