Line of the Day (Sneering at Europe Edition)
“In the parlance of the modern-day right, Europe means several things: weakness, socialism, un-Americanism. Europe is not so much a swear-word as it is a sneer-word”—Erik Kain.
This strikes me as an excellent description of how Europe is viewed by some within the US. And the formulation “sneer-word” is pitch perfect.
While I can understand why a given person might have a philosophical gripe about specific policies in given European country, the contempt that the continent as whole is held by some members of the American right is, honestly, rather remarkable.