October 02, 2009

Everything's a Nail: Lefty Blogger Blames Bush For Failure of Chicago Olympic Bid

It would be comedic if it wasn't so dead serious:

No doubt the President was sincere, but it's been quite a while since America has been "at its best," thanks to the Bush Administration. Why would anyone believe that the United States will indeed "make sure that all visitors would feel welcome," given our track record over the past eight years with regard to burdens placed on anyone who seeks a visa, the possibility of inquisitions (and being turned back) even upon arrival, vulnerability to "terrorist lists" that have a proven degree of unreliability, etc.? This is really a stunning rebuke of the United States, given the willingness of both Obamas to put themselves on the line. He's going to have to generate far more "change everyone can believe in" before the US will be chosen as a venue for an event like the Olympics (and properly so). And how confident can we be that he will be willing to take on the Glenn Becks, Rush Limbaughs, and other Republican demagogues (many of them in the House and the Senate) to reduce the burdens placed on foreign visitors?

Bush, Limbaugh and Beck... it's like they have a deflection template stored on their desktops that they can bring ready to blame their favorite bogeymen for any and all failures of the Administration, with fill-in-the-blank issues.

That much of the world considered Chicago a serious contender for the final two slots and only failed after the Obamas interjected themselves is a matter that the President's sycophants simply are not equipped to handle.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 2, 2009 01:34 PM

And after that video of that teenager getting beaten to death went viral, did anyone really believe that there was even a remote chance that Chicago would get the nod? Obama should not have put his own prestige on the line here, but I guess the campaign mode button is still stuck in the 'on' position...

Posted by: Jim at October 2, 2009 02:02 PM

We fully expect that anything and everything negative will be blamed on Bush. We further fully expect that everything positive will be credited to Dear Leader. It's how they play the game and comes as no great surprise.

The great surprise will come when the votes are cast and they discover the entire rest of the country isn't buying anything they're selling.

Meanwhile, a half-million tax payer dollars worth of jet fuel has been p...ed away and the "O" couple-in-defeat return to the Windy City with their tails between their legs.

"Chicago Is NOT My Kind Of Town" - The IOC.

Posted by: Dell at October 2, 2009 02:09 PM

to my mind, it was worth every cent of tax money they wasted on this trip, just for Ear Leader to have such an "Epic Fail" live on international news coverage.....

besides, the IOC, being a bunch of crooked, self-aggrandizing, low rent thugs themselves, obviously recognized one of there own when the First Failure was trying to blow smoke up their fourth points of contact.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 2, 2009 02:47 PM

And then there's Tukky's Corollary to Kaplan's Law of the Instrument...

Posted by: Tully at October 2, 2009 03:02 PM

Cursed laptop keyboard....

Posted by: Tully at October 2, 2009 03:03 PM

Look Chicago made their pitch and lost. Deal with happens. Let's face it...this was one thing that the Chicago Machine couldn't fix. Too get over it.

Posted by: Larry T at October 2, 2009 03:39 PM

Maybe the IOC committee just decided it was time for Brazil to have the Olympics since that continent has never had them before? Gee, nothing like sore losers... or the fact they didn't have ACORN to stuff the ballot box... whiners. And next year, are they still going to be blaming Bush? Two years, three years? If that is the case, I could always go back to the Clinton presidency and blame that for a lot of our problems. Turn about is fair play.

Posted by: YankeeGal at October 2, 2009 04:04 PM

Think of the favor the IOC did for the US. This Olympics would have put Chicago in the hole for about one billion. You know good and well that they would not pay the bill so it would be left for the rest of the US. Of course the money would have gone to The Great Ones political machine.

Has anyone on the left complained about the carbon foot print left with the number of jets that went to the meeting?

Posted by: David at October 2, 2009 05:55 PM

Epic Fail is right...

Posted by: DavidB at October 2, 2009 06:46 PM

What a kook. But, what do you expect from the left? They play the game because the press allows them to get away with it. Obama has spent the last ten months on a World Tour badmouthing America. Then he expects to go over to Europe and tell everyone all that has changed? Well, he can't have it both ways.

How much of a carbon foot print did he leave? I guess he feels he and his wife are the only Americans that should not have to change their lifestyle.

Posted by: citizenofmanassas at October 2, 2009 06:48 PM

Blame Bush:

Posted by: The memo went out at October 2, 2009 07:26 PM

Drudge headline - The Ego Has Landed!


Posted by: daleyrocks at October 2, 2009 07:53 PM

I actually saw some of these postings on the Left blaming this on Bush and...well...that's just freakin' stupid! It really is stupid! China has by far more strict passport restrictions than we do and they made billions of dollars on the Olympics and Bush didn't waste only 18 hours on his Olympics trip. He attended the whole freakin' thing! Those on the Left are really stretching on this one.

Still...I couldn't help but notice that the other countries who also lost their bid for the Olympics didn't have a bunch of childish a$$holes cheering about it. Hmmmmm....patriotism, ain't it grand!

Posted by: Lipiwitz at October 3, 2009 12:24 AM

I’m not surprised… Chicago is a toilet, LOL

What a shame the racketeering scum of the Chicago Machine won’t have this windfall to skim-off of, LOLOL

And aren't things going great since Valerie Jarret has been running the country?

Posted by: Reaganite Republican at October 3, 2009 07:51 AM

So how the hell did we end up with the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City? Oh, yeah. I guess the IOC was willing to overlook the fact that Bush was president and the US had a bad reputation in the face of all the bribes they got. Give me a break!
How many excuses are Lefties willing to come up with for the fact that the Obamas tanked?

Posted by: PRM at October 5, 2009 12:49 PM