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Payback: Obama Was Told Trip Would Win Olympics
Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/05/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix

Posted on 10/08/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild

Quote: President Obama took his chances on a high-profile visit to Copenhagen because the White House was getting a "clear message" that his presence could clinch the Olympics for Chicago, The Chicago Tribune reports. "The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts," said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser. "The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference." President Obama first tried lobbying quietly through phone calls, and had not decided until a few days before getting on Air Force One that he would appear to make his bid in person. His failure to secure the Olympic bid has become fodder for the president's critics.

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TOPICS: Politics; Sports
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; bhovisit; bozos; doofus; emperornoclothes; idiots; jumpedtheshark; olympicfail; theegohaslanded
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1 posted on 10/08/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild
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To: Judges Gone Wild
He's a magic man.
2 posted on 10/08/2009 1:40:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Pelosi’s crystal ball must have been lying again.


3 posted on 10/08/2009 1:41:38 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Judges Gone Wild

He might have even had it in the bag until he and Michelle gave their horrible speeches.


4 posted on 10/08/2009 1:41:54 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Judges Gone Wild

So our CIC fell for a bait and switch. I feel much better now.


5 posted on 10/08/2009 1:42:01 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Baloney.


6 posted on 10/08/2009 1:42:34 PM PDT by mom-7
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To: Sir Gawain

They believed their own newspaper clippings.


7 posted on 10/08/2009 1:42:39 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Judges Gone Wild

He is gullible and with the combination of his ego, he can be rolled like a Bull Durham cigarette.


8 posted on 10/08/2009 1:43:16 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Heh!

The Chicagoans were losing and they thought the prom king would pump them up...typical Chicaago politics and The Once was play in his own game...ROFL!

Must be heck to be b-slapped by the whole freaking world!


9 posted on 10/08/2009 1:45:02 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: Sir Gawain

Yep...A personal appeal from the President made a huge difference allright.


10 posted on 10/08/2009 1:45:15 PM PDT by csmusaret (Obama. The master of Jack and Squat)
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To: Judges Gone Wild; Revolting cat!

His ego is too big to fail. < /banking crisis analogy >


11 posted on 10/08/2009 1:45:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Magic Man" - good times!


12 posted on 10/08/2009 1:46:21 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

I honestly think his trip hurt our chances. These IOC officials are a very self-important bunch and they don’t take kindly to having someone who actually is important (and no matter how much you hate Obama he IS the Presidnt of the US....) ride into town and act like he’s taking over. I suspect his trip lost us a bunch of votes......though that’s fine with me cause I’ve got no use for the Olympics.......


13 posted on 10/08/2009 1:47:02 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Spok
So our CIC fell for a bait and switch. I feel much better now.

"We do not have this problem in my country."

14 posted on 10/08/2009 1:47:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
The same kind of intelligence Obama believes will protect us from terrorist attack.
15 posted on 10/08/2009 1:47:22 PM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Obama was sucker punched just for the fun of it.


16 posted on 10/08/2009 1:47:35 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obamanos!)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Blame the results of his own breathtaking arrogance on the US Olympic committee. Sounds about right for Hussein.


17 posted on 10/08/2009 1:47:54 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This is the same White House “intelligence” that is telling him you can fight terrorism without worrying about the Taliban.

This is without question the most idiotic administration in the history of the United States. These guys aren't even adolescences, but simple toddlers trying to pretend to be heads of state.

18 posted on 10/08/2009 1:48:11 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Judges Gone Wild

I believe they got their signals mixed up. They said they would have a better chance if he stayed at home.


19 posted on 10/08/2009 1:49:05 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Who knew about the tv channel mess from the USOC? And when did they know it. I hear that that is what started a bad vibe against the US bid.


20 posted on 10/08/2009 1:49:25 PM PDT by Thebaddog (AYBABTU)
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To: texmexis best

I love that saying do you have any others.
rolled like a bull durham cigarette.


21 posted on 10/08/2009 1:49:54 PM PDT by mel
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To: Judges Gone Wild

22 posted on 10/08/2009 1:50:42 PM PDT by texas_mrs (Abort 0bamaCare)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

O certainly did make a huge difference.

He and his revolting wife assured the first round loss.


23 posted on 10/08/2009 1:56:36 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference."

It did. They went from a front-runner to dead last place. His appeal definitely made a big difference. Valerie is correct here.


24 posted on 10/08/2009 1:56:51 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: texas_mrs

Classic!


25 posted on 10/08/2009 1:57:21 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Yeah that’s right throw everyone else under the bus. You screwed the pooch Valerie just face up to it


26 posted on 10/08/2009 1:57:55 PM PDT by the long march
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To: Judges Gone Wild

AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


27 posted on 10/08/2009 1:58:44 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Conclusion: He got played diplomatically by the IOC.

What makes any rational person believe he’s going to fair any better as either a CinC, or in diplomatic brinkmanship with the Russians, Chinese, N Koreans, Venezuelans, Tongans, Vanutuans, Lichtenstinians, et. al.


28 posted on 10/08/2009 2:00:30 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Judges Gone Wild

“The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference.”

He doubled the amount of votes Chicago would have normally gotten..


29 posted on 10/08/2009 2:00:41 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

The commitee didn’t like the bam “I,I,I, me, me, me” parade. What sane human does?


30 posted on 10/08/2009 2:02:32 PM PDT by vpintheak (4-times an extremist)
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To: HamiltonJay
MMMM MMMM MMM

Barack Hussein Obama

31 posted on 10/08/2009 2:04:13 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
Quote: President Obama took his chances on a high-profile visit to Copenhagen because the White House was getting a "clear message" that his presence could clinch the Olympics for Chicago,

Let me get this right, the "clear message" was coming from CNNMSNBCABCCBS right??? Am I right?

32 posted on 10/08/2009 2:05:52 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Obamao announced that the Olympic Office in his administration was going to stay open - YESTERDAY.
So that explains the throwing under the bus - TODAY!

You see he called the US and Chicago Olympic Committees yesterday and said watch out for the tires tomorrow!


33 posted on 10/08/2009 2:11:27 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
This Administration gets everything wrong.

EVERYTHING.

Why would an Olympics bid suddenly change that perfect record?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 10/08/2009 2:13:26 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close

Missed it by THAT much!

35 posted on 10/08/2009 2:19:38 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Please post the whole story. There is no reason to excerpt bloggers.


36 posted on 10/08/2009 2:21:14 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

We didn’t lose because of his speeches, we lost because all of the EU environmental whackos got mad over the carbon footprint 2 jumbo jets made in order to give that speech. I’m surprised nobody has mentioned the hypocrisy of the so-called greener administration in this fiasco.


37 posted on 10/08/2009 2:22:45 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Judges Gone Wild
"The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts,"

But Bush told "lie after lie after lie" based on the intelligence he received. I think Bush's intelligence was much more consequential than any "intelligence" that Obama is receiving.

-PJ

38 posted on 10/08/2009 2:23:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: madison10
"Pelosi’s crystal ball must have been lying again."

hahahahaha!

I wonder which democrat gave him some magic beans before he got onto the plane.


39 posted on 10/08/2009 2:25:42 PM PDT by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Gov. Daniels of Indiana made a comment to the effect that times are bad when there is an election Illinois can’t rig.


40 posted on 10/08/2009 2:28:00 PM PDT by isom35
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To: HamiltonJay
This is without question the most idiotic administration in the history of the United States.

BTTT.

41 posted on 10/08/2009 2:36:28 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

I’m thinking it was almost in the bag but those egocentric speeches that he and Michelle gave pissed everyone off


42 posted on 10/08/2009 2:36:35 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Judges Gone Wild

He was led to believe that a world-wide apology tour and unconditional talks with proven liars like the Iranians would help, too.

In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What an ultra maroon!”


43 posted on 10/08/2009 2:50:27 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Obama inherited the defeat. Not his fault. Blame the USOC and the Chicago delegation. Not Obama’s fault. Blame someone else. Obama is THE ONE. UMM UMM UMM Barack Hussein Obama.


44 posted on 10/08/2009 2:53:49 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Judges Gone Wild

I wonder just who was behind “The Message” and if it was more of a lure because in no way were they “close” ... 18 votes ... the lowest number received?


45 posted on 10/08/2009 3:01:59 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: newfreep

“”Magic Man” - good times!”

And a killer guitar part.


46 posted on 10/08/2009 3:03:07 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Judges Gone Wild

President FAIL!


47 posted on 10/08/2009 3:03:55 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Magic Fingers

You got that right! I actually liked “Crazy on You” even better.


48 posted on 10/08/2009 3:11:35 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

When we read these stories of Obama’s Czars messing up the most simple protocol in foreign matters, you have to wonder if he ever talks to anyone with experience at the State Department. Do the duds surrounding him think the world is the hood? It is a little more complicated that that, Bam Bam.


49 posted on 10/08/2009 3:17:00 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Judges Gone Wild; All


50 posted on 10/08/2009 3:21:59 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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