The same Republicans who lost their minds over Michelle Obama’s proud of my country comments in 2008 are hypocritically overjoyed that John McCain said that he was ashamed of his country.
Transcript via Face The Nation:
SCHIEFFER: Let me talk to you a little bit about Ukraine. It sounds like things are getting even worse there. How do you read what’s happening there and what do we need to do now?
MCCAIN: I believe that the German chancellor and the president of France legitimized for the first time in 70 years the dismemberment of a country in Europe. It’s shameful.
Vladimir Putin has not paid any price. Even the cease-fire was violated until he achieved his objective of that vital rail link. He will pull back some now, and the next will be Mariupol, so that he can establish a land bridge to Crimea.
And, honestly, it’s terrible. The Ukrainians aren’t asking for American boots on the ground. That’s not the question here. They’re asking for weapons to defend themselves. And they’re being slaughtered. And their army is — military is being shattered.
This is a shameful chapter. I’m ashamed of my country. I’m ashamed of my president and I’m ashamed of myself that I haven’t done more to help these people. It is really, really heartbreaking.
Compare what McCain said with what Michelle Obama said that sent Republicans into a tizzy in 2008, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”
John McCain’s comments have been the big headline in conservative media because they are a direct criticism of President Obama. Republicans believe that President Obama has brought shame to the United States. In fact, many of them view the election of this president as a shameful event.
The hypocrisy is that McCain openly says that he is ashamed of his country and gets praised. Michelle Obama said that she was really proud of her country, and her words were twisted into a claim that she hates America. As Rudy Giuliani’s comment about Obama not loving his country demonstrated, the myth that the Obamas hate America is still going strong inside the Republican Party.
It is clear that Republicans will never accept the Obama presidency, and the individuals who bring shame to this country reside in the GOP.