October 02, 2009

NOBAMA! Chicago Ousted in First Round of Olympic Voting

Via the Beeb:

1625: Well, isn't that a turn up for the books? Chicago are eliminated in the first round - cue audible gasps around the auditorium - and a second round of voting opens immediately.


1623: The vote closes and the scrutineers are now checking the results. If there is no majority for one city, remember, the city with the least votes will drop out and another vote will take place.

1622: The first round of voting for the 2016 Olympic Games host city is declared open.

Incoming Media Reactions:
"...a stunning defeat for the city that was expected to be one of the two finalists..."

"...the "biggest shock in IOC history."

"...a surprisingly early exit..."

"...stunned silence..."

CNN, for their part, quickly buried their gushing (and now obviously inaccurate) Michelle Obama steals the show in Copenhagen

Update: Comment of the day (so far).

I hear when the IOC announced the first city out was Chicago, you can hear somebody in the room yelling, "YOU LIE!"

And finally, via Cuffy Meigs:

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 2, 2009 11:31 AM

What happened? We were told that the world would love us if we elected Obama and rid ourselves of the evil Republican neocons. And I thought that the sacrifice by Michelle of flying to Copenhagen in her own 747 and staying at a 5 star hotel (not to mention her toned arms) would impress the world as much as it impresses thought-leaders like Olbie. How could I be wrong about this?

Maybe Obama took the time on the flight over to skim McChrystal's report? Nahhh......not as important as delivering pork to Chicago.

Posted by: iconoclast at October 2, 2009 11:35 AM

We were promised that he was the President of the World. No Unicorns for us this time? We were promised.

The whole world.

The Olympics must be racist.

Posted by: brando at October 2, 2009 11:52 AM

Whooohooooo! Now can we get our money back from the wasted trip?

Posted by: Federale at October 2, 2009 11:53 AM

"Obama Goes to the IOC: A Special Olympics Moment"

Posted by: M at October 2, 2009 04:18 PM

Obama truly is an egomaniac unlike any to ever inhabit the office of POTUS. To set himself up for a fail like this when he didn't know going in that Chicago was chosen is just unbelievable--he truly had to believe that a. his magical rhetorical prowess would win the IOC over or b. that the IOC wouldn't dare not grant Chicago the Olympics simply due to his presence.

Posted by: ECM at October 2, 2009 05:24 PM

Why do you hate America so much?

Posted by: Lipiwitz at October 2, 2009 09:50 PM

Obama and Michelle are America?? Who knew?

Should we start singing "Obama's gonna save us.." now to make the kooks feel better???

Posted by: iconoclast at October 3, 2009 12:56 AM

Yay!!! America lost! We're not #1! We're not #1!! We're not #1!

Posted by: scalefree at October 3, 2009 02:20 AM

Yeah iconoclast...they are! They were elected by a majority of Americans in our Constitutionally established and protected democratic process by the people, for the people! Do you hate us for our freedom? Do you hate us for our liberty? Do you hate us for our way of life? Leave! Despite what you may think, this isn't a socialist fascist can leave. You know where the door is. Feel free to kiss Lady Liberty's ass on the way out!

I think it's a disgusting pathetic display of parasites that would sacrifice our nation's pride and solidarity for a chance to obsess over a President's failure. Now you'll predictably run and get your "lefties did this to Bush" whining points but fail to include a major perspective, Bush was a failure! The talking points of one or two lefties and whine and throw a thumb-sucking tantrum over how ALL THE LEFT MUST BELIEVE THIS because this ONE said it. It's justification. Lefties didn't hope for Bush to fail, we spent years trying to tell you he already did and left office proving our point but you know what, we still supported him because he was our president. After 9/11, the man had a 96% approval rating and the entire World in the palm of his hand. Can't get much more support than that. The entire World.

I can understand you don't like our President's policies or political views. You don't like Liberals, ACORN, NY Times or David Letterman. We get it! But would you really choose your obsessive disdain and blind hatred over the solidarity of your own nation's pride?

Think about it...would you? Here's a song for you to sing iconoclast...our National Anthem.

Posted by: Lipiwitz at October 3, 2009 02:25 AM

Get off your holier-than-thou throne, Lipiwitz. The latest leftist fad, aside from screaming "racism" when those of us with perception object to Marxist/Socialist crap being shoved down our throats, is apparently screaming that we somehow hate America. WE hate America? Your apologist president has managed to make very clear HIS hatred of America. When his wife patted herself on the back for her "sacrifice" to fly to Copenhagen, did anyone stop to realize the REAL sacrifice 43 Americans made when they died in Afghanistan as Obama drags his heels responding to McChrystal's plea for more troops? I seem to recall the FLOTUS's statement re: her lack of pride in being an American until her husband ran for office, which was in itself a racist statement...

The hypocrisy is breathtaking.

Tell me again just who it is who hates America.

Posted by: Nancy at October 3, 2009 02:41 AM

Lip's got it right. Cats like Nancy have their knickers all twisted over a traitorious fantasy Obama who doesn't really exist.

Posted by: beetroot at October 3, 2009 11:56 AM

Well, lipi, you have us mixed up with a monarchy.

Barak Hussein Obama only represents us. He is not America. Nor was Bush America. Michelle doesn't even do that any more than any other private citizen represents us--which is a blessing, given her voiced disdain for America despite the twofer advantages conferred undeservedly upon her by an innocent nation).

Dissent over Bush's policies was American as apple pie just a few short months ago. Now somehow it is unAmerican to point out that Barry just screwed the pooch again.

So, you hypocritical troll, stuff your nonsense where the sun doesn't shine. You fools, with the willing help of a supine press, elected this incompetent, corrupt, and pompous nitwit as POTUS. So far he has been an epic failure. 2012 cannot arrive soon enough to throw his sorry rear out of office so he can join Peanut kneeling to every nutbag tyrant who hates America.

Finally, you don't like what I write? Then don't read it.

btw, Bush was a pretty good success. Barry should only wish for the level of economic and defense successes of Bush. Bush wasn't able to prevent a corrupt Congress (with Barry helping out) to pour the critical fuel (CRA & Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac/Subprime loans) on the economic cancer, but they certainly tried.

In the end, anyone with a brain would take Bush over this stuttering affirmative action fool of a POTUS any day of the week. Of course, the "with a brain" criteria leaves out the kook anti-American left. But we have always had haters in this country--it is just a first that one has been elected POTUS.

Posted by: iconoclast at October 3, 2009 12:16 PM

Remember when the LibiLibs called Central Americans "Wetbacks"? Libiwitz, are South Americans included in your Racism too?

C'mon, be better. Deliver as promised.

Posted by: brando at October 4, 2009 08:50 PM

i love this Youtube link...hillarious!

Posted by: john david bryan at October 5, 2009 10:47 PM