Reverse cheerleading

REVERSE CHEERLEADING…. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele isn’t pleased about President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, and released this churlish statement this morning.

“The real question Americans are asking is, ‘What has President Obama actually accomplished?’ It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights. One thing is certain — President Obama won’t be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action.”

RedState’s Erick Erickson argued that the Nobel Peace Prize must have “an affirmative action quota.” Fox News is being, well, Fox News.

This hasn’t been an especially good week for the right. When the United States suffered a setback last Friday, with the Olympic decision, a few too many conservatives were thrilled to the point of giddiness. When the United States wins a great honor today, a few too many conservatives are furious.

Bad news for the country is cause for exuberance, and good news for the country is grounds for bitter disappointment.

Has the right really thought this strategy through?