Interestingly, former GOP congressman and now MSNBC talk-show host Joe Scarborough is not among the hatemongers. As he wrote today in The Huffington Post:
Count me as one conservative who is disappointed that President Obama’s hometown will not be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.You’ll find the whole piece here.
Chicago is a beautiful city that would have made a perfect backdrop for the Olympics. The President was right to fly to Copenhagen to try to land the games, not for the sake of his city, but for the good of his country. The fact President Obama failed makes me respect him more for taking the chance, and the fact many right-wing figures opposed the President’s mission shows just how narrow-minded partisanship makes us all. ...
READ MORE: “Five Ring Circus,” by John Cole (Balloon Juice); “Conservatives’ Olympic Glee Continues,” by Steve Benen (The Washington Monthly).