Rio de Janeiro Wins 2016 Olympics Vote + Conservatives Revel In Obama’s Olympic Bid Failure

Party Time in Rio

Party Time in Rio

Rio wins 2016 Olympic Games in landslide over Madrid

story @

as predictable as the sun rising in the east….
**44-Update** “Conservatives Revel In Obama’s Failure”

conservatives-olympics-1002-cropped-proto-custom_1Just minutes after the news broke, RedState’s Erick Erickson took glee in Chicago – and, by extension, Obama’s – rejection.
“Hahahahaha,” he wrote. “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.”
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, meanwhile, wrote that the news effectively ended the Obama campaign motto of “Yes We Can” by dawning in a new slogan: “No, You Can’t.”
“This is a big win and a massive relief for taxpayers,” she wrote. “But Chicago cronies are not going to take this well. Gird your loins.”
The National Review Online called the episode an “embarrassment for Obama,” before adding the predictable conservative ribbing: “If he can’t work his personal magic with the Olympians, why does he expect it to work with the Iranians?”
The Drudge Report — topping them all — blared the headline: “THE EGO HAS LANDED

more @: HuffPost

Posted by TheLCster

Shock in CHI-Town

Shock in CHI-Town

The City of Chicago was dropped from consideration on the first ballot by the Olympic organizing committee… full story here


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16 responses to “Rio de Janeiro Wins 2016 Olympics Vote + Conservatives Revel In Obama’s Olympic Bid Failure

  1. audiegrl

    Leave it to CNN to get it wrong. ‘close as hell’?

    Maybe they should have said Chicago had a ‘snow balls chance in hell’

    This sucks, I really wanted to go…but at least the President tried and he got to meet with General Stanley McChrystal about Afghanistan. (like I sort of predicted) I thought the President would fly to Afghanistan after Denmark. But instead, General McChrystal flew to Denmark, and they met on Airforce One.

    So BB still owes me 1/2 a krispy cream donut. Pay-up!


  2. I hadn’t heard that about SA never having hosted an Olympics AG, I guess Miss Piggy, the U.S., can step aside and let South America have time in the spotlight.

    • audiegrl

      I think that is why all those people are dancing and singing and honking their car horns. 🙂 Its a huge deal for them.

      I’m sad that we didn’t get it, but if we had to lose it to someone, I’m glad it was them.

  3. My wife says it’s going to be too HOT in Brazil for track and field, unless they do it indoors… just putting that out there.

  4. ogenec

    Rio deserved it, and I’m glad Brazil got it. I wasn’t crazy about Obama going, but if he hadn’t, he would have been second-guessed just as much. “Don’t you care about jobs in the U.S.A., Mr. President?”

    But damn — don’t you think he should have sent an emissary unless he had good intel that Chicago would get the nod if he made a personal appeal? No way to spin this — the IOC publicly rebuffed Obama.

    • audiegrl

      After he changed his mind about going two weeks ago, I had a little spidey sense that he was going to also meet with the General McChrystal in Afghanistan. I was only partially right, because the General came to meet him in Denmark. They spoke on Airforce One for 25 minutes. So I think the real mission of the trip was two-fold.

      You are right, they would have complained either way. All in all, he tried, he failed, and they just look like a bunch of winy brats. And he met with the General McChrystal, which they had been bitching about all week, so he was able to take that charge off the table.

    • yeah, Michelle would have been enough IMO. But meeting with the General made it kind of a wash I guess.

  5. audiegrl

    Spectators in Chicago’s Daley Plaza


    These folks look really disappointed. 😦

    • ogenec

      I just read Eugene Robinson’s take on this, and I have to agree. Yes, other presidents went. But POTUS is something else. There’s a fine line between leading the free world and browbeating it, and this felt like he crossed the line. IMHO. But I’m just a Third World guy with Third World sensibilities. 🙂

      Oh well. This debate will rage for a few days and then we can get back to more important stuff.

      • audiegrl

        Lets see, if Presidents from other countries can go to make a case, what makes our POTUS so special, and above all that? 😉

        That just seems like the same old Bush arrogance to me. Plus he was only there about 5 hours, and he met with the General.

        I would argue the opposite, I think by going, it showed that America was not showing its usual arrogance in regards to other nations, and even in defeat our POTUS behaved graciously.

        He was way more gracious that the Republican echo-chamber, who thinks it is smart to root for our country to lose the Olympics. They are just stuck on stupid. 😉

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