Color Me Happy|
May 3, 2011
Color me happy. For the first time in over 10 years, crowds of Americans are waving
flags and singing the Star Spangled Banner, celebrating an American victory - the
death of bin Laden. Who'd a thunk? Just when I felt progressives
had succeeded in turning America into a self-loathing, guilt ridden, multicultural
sycophant to world opinion, I see hope that maybe our nation will be able to retain
the pride in our accomplishments that has been under assault for so long. How about
those Navy Seals
I'm happy because it appears our military and intelligence agencies haven't
yet succumbed to political correctness and bureaucratic meddling. Instead of agonizing
about Muslim sensitivities, they decided to take the kill shot and finally meted
out justice to the man responsible for the deaths of thousands on 9/11.
I'm so happy that I don't even mind Obama taking credit for the operation that resulted
in bin Laden's death. I'm
glad that I was wrong in my opinion that Obama would never willingly appear to offend any portion of the Muslim population. Obama's statement
, "Today, at my direction, the United States
launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan," isn't
even offensive. Finally, he took a stand. Granted, it was a no brainer, but at least
he appeared, for a moment, to be presidential. Finally.
I don't even mind Obama's patent fabrication when he told the nation late Sunday
that he had made the capture or killing of Osama Bin Laden a "top priority."
We all know of his propensity to revise
reality but at least this latest revision doesn't harm America. Today, I'll even
give Obama a break.
Today, America is united. A common enemy is a very potent and unifying factor. For
the moment, at least, the enemy has been identified and vanquished
. All you rich guys out there can
rest easy, at least for awhile.
Just in the nick of time, America has received a reprieve from the extreme idiocy
and rampant manipulation that has come to characterize our government. Thank you,
Navy Seals. Thank you for restoring a portion of my faith in America's greatness.
I'm happy because, for at least a week, it will be possible to talk about how great
America is without risking being called a right-wing nut. For the next week, Americans
have carte blanche to point out America's strengths and revel in, gasp, pride. We
can even wave American flags without being sneered at.
I'm happy because when the usual suspects start with their inane questions about
the justness of America's actions, they will rightly be regarded as panywaists.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes before the national spin machine
starts to object to the outbreak of pride that so many Americans are feeling. CNN
already started - in their coverage of bin Laden's death, they referred to him as
a victim. And the Washington Post's Petula Dvorak described the sight
of American college kids celebrating
the death of Osama Bin Laden outside of the White House gates on Sunday night as
"almost vulgar." Yawn.
Good luck to the media in trying to spin this victory. I expect that even the
professional victims so beloved by the political and media elites are experiencing
the first twinge of patriotism they have ever felt.
Today is a good day. America, at least for the moment, has retained its position
as world leader. For awhile, at least, pundits and American apologists will take
a back seat to the huge wave of popular sentiment
and pride in America that
is erupting across the nation.
I'm also happy that Americans have gotten a temporary reprieve from talking about
Trump's hair and who said what to whom. For now, I am experiencing a tingle up my
leg when I think about our courageous Navy Seals. Real men finally taking center
stage? I'm smiling!
God bless our great country and all our military men and women.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and
news editor for conservative news site RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina
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