Friday, October 02, 2009

Republicans Gleeful over America Losing Olympics.

That was the Conservative group, "Americans for Prosperity" clapping as an AMERICAN city, Chicago didn't get the Olympics. That would have meant a lot of jobs not just for Chicago but the whole Great Lakes region. Americans for prosperity? I guess just not for America when it's led by Obama. Should any of us be clapping when an American city loses potential money and jobs? I guess the Republicans do. This is not a failure by Obama it's a Republican failure. I like what one of the few conservatives that I like, Joe Scarborough said about this:

Count me as one conservative who is disappointed that President Obama's hometown will not be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.

The President was right to fly to Copenhagen to try to land the games, not for the sake of his city, but for the good of his country. The fact President Obama failed makes me respect him more for taking the chance, and the fact many right-wing figures opposed the President's mission shows just how narrow-minded partisanship makes us all.

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libhom said...

The bid had no chance because it didn't even have support from the majority of people in Chicago.

BayouCane said...

I couldn't help but smile at Jon Stewart's line Monday night for the talking heads who are regularly seen pontificating patriotism yet were shown cheering when Chicago didn't get the Olympics bid, "There you have it ladies and gentlemen, conservatives hate Obama more than they love America."

Handsome B. Wonderful said...


I really dig Stewart and how he's able to really flush out the absurdity in politics. The Olympics opposition was beyond me. This from a party who constantly accused the Dems for being "unpatriotic" during the Iraq war. Now who's rooting against America? Sadly ironic.