I think conservatives just can’t stand the fact that Gore won the Nobel Prize. Al Gore is a huge success story.
Many Democrats think that he was robbed of the Presidency in 2000, by a Republican controlled Supreme Court. Gore had plenty of reasons to be bitter about.
However, his final concession speech was a classic example of good sportsmanship. He told Democrats to let bygones be bygones, cooperate with the new President (Bush) and Gore faded into the twilight.
But not for long. He came roaring back with ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, and won the Nobel Prize. After nine years, Bush’s name is mud over most of USA, while Gore is universally liked and admired, both in USA and outside USA.
That is what rankles most conservatives, most Republicans. They would have much preferred that Gore faded into obscurity. They hate Gore almost as much as they hate Hillary.
Personally I think it was USA’s loss that Gore didn’t win in 2000. He did all right for himself, but USA and the worldly suffered as a result of Bush being the President. Of course it is difficult to predict how Gore would have governed, but he definitely would not have invaded Iraq. Also, he would not have enacted Bush’s budget breaking, deficit producing tax cuts for (mainly) the rich. He would have continued Clinton’s policies.
Anyway, Republicans just cannot stand the fact that Gore rebuilt his life after the defeat of 2000 and has come back stronger than ever. No doubt they wish they had seen the last of Gore in 2000. Sometimes I wish that instead of Obama, Hilary or Gore had become the President, just to give Republicans a heart attack.
So I can understand the bitterness, the resentment by conservatives. Their poster boy, Bush turned out to be a dud. The object of their hate, their ridicule, their scorn became admired all over the world.
But such is life.