Friday, October 2, 2009

Chicago Looses Bid to Bring Olympics in 2016


Fuckin' Sicko's

No-Go for Chicago
I think it's really sad when people can't even support the President and Chicago in their bid to win the 2016 Olympics for our country. Turns out President & Mrs.Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and others went to Copenhagen to represent Chicago and the US in a bid for the games. I guess the president and other leaders thought that by going, they might persuade the Olympic Selection Committee to choose Chicago.
Obviously they weren't persuasive enough because Rio De Janeiro was chosen. I've been to Rio, I like Rio, but I would have preferred Chicago. I'm a citizen of the US, not Brazil.
I do have concerns about taxpayer money from city, state, and federal governments being used for the Olympics. Case in point, often when a new NFL or MLB stadium is proposed for a city, public money and reduced taxes are used as an incentive to build. It is wrong in that case and it should be wrong in the Olympics case. On the other hand often there is enough private investment and corporate sponsorship to get things done.
If you look at two recent cities I think you'll find Atlanta struggled to pay the bills, while Salt Lake City thrived. (Thanks in part to Mitt Romney - He did do something good!)
Anyway, what got me going was once again the attitude coming from the right. Erick Erickson of Red said
"Hahahahaha, I thought the world would love us more now that Bush was gone. I thought if we whored ourselves out to our enemies, great things would happen. Apparently not. So Obama's pimped us to every two bit thug and dictator in the world, made promises to half the Olympic committee, and they did not even kiss him."
Then Michelle Malkin blogged that
"This changed Obama's motto of "Yes We Can" to "No You Can't."
Rush Limbaugh chimed
"It's the worst day of his presidency," adding that Obama "has failed" and the entire episode was an illustration of Obama's "Mars-sized ego."
Do you want to guess what will be the top story on The Glenn Beck Show, Bill O'Reilly, and all of Fox News the next 24 hours?
It brings me to the point that if conservatives cannot get behind the president on something like this, is there anything that they will support? Do they truly care nothing about the country, but only to be the party of no, no, no and only work to bring down this administration and completely silence anyone who agrees with him?
Again, I think it's sad if we cannot agree to be Americans first and partisans second, rather than the other way around.

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