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NYT: For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign ["He Could Not Even Muster The Silver Or Bronze"]
NYTimes ^ | October 02nd 2009

Posted on 10/02/2009 1:44:08 PM PDT by Steelfish

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1 posted on 10/02/2009 1:44:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Now he can return to his fulltime job of losing American prosperity and losing the war in Afghanistan.


2 posted on 10/02/2009 1:45:58 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Steelfish

“JACKASS’


3 posted on 10/02/2009 1:46:43 PM PDT by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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4 posted on 10/02/2009 1:46:45 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: silverleaf
20 hours devoted to Chicago's Olympic hopes. 25 minutes for the general leading the war on terror.
Something's deeply wrong here...
5 posted on 10/02/2009 1:47:37 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Steelfish

As he couldn’t be bothered to talk about Iran with Allies or talk to the General about Afghanistan I would like to see what exactly is being shipped back in the cargo hold of Air Force 1?


6 posted on 10/02/2009 1:47:50 PM PDT by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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To: Steelfish

So much for Zer0 being the MAN to resurrect the US butt in the international arena.


7 posted on 10/02/2009 1:48:38 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Steelfish

But he got the Gold in FAIL!!!

:)


8 posted on 10/02/2009 1:48:56 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Steelfish
Before leaving Washington, Mrs. Obama made clear how seriously the first couple took the matter, saying “the gloves are off” and they would “take no prisoners.”

Ooopsie. Maybe in "take no prisoners" she was talking about Guantanamo Bay?
9 posted on 10/02/2009 1:50:11 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Dallas59

BWAAAHAHAHA! That is awesome! WTG Brasil!

}:-)4


10 posted on 10/02/2009 1:50:18 PM PDT by Moose4 (Ted Kennedy: "If they bring up Camelot, we get to bring up the lady in the lake.")
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To: Steelfish

Can You Say;

Epic FAIL!


11 posted on 10/02/2009 1:50:58 PM PDT by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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12 posted on 10/02/2009 1:51:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (It's a Girl!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Super-creative! says it all.


13 posted on 10/02/2009 1:51:49 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Dallas59

Haha that guy really looks like him. So many bad ideas filling my head right now...


14 posted on 10/02/2009 1:52:31 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Steelfish

Wow if this is how michele ‘takes no prisoners’, we are going to be o.k. after all!!


15 posted on 10/02/2009 1:52:57 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: Steelfish
Much like Jimmy Carter, while Mr. Obama may be more popular abroad than Mr. Bush, he is not as respected. Given the choice, I would rather the President be respected by the international community than be popular with it.
16 posted on 10/02/2009 1:53:05 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Steelfish
Not only, was he unsuccessful in getting the Olympics, but the trip probably cost taxpayers upwards of 20 mil.
17 posted on 10/02/2009 1:54:27 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("When you strike one American, you strike us all" ( President George W. Bush))
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To: Steelfish
Wow, even the New York Times is piling on.
18 posted on 10/02/2009 1:54:51 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Barack Obama is an old Kenyan word for Jimmy Carter)
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has any other president done this? I tried to google to see if any previous presidents have made themselves the pitch guy for a cities bid for the Olympics
19 posted on 10/02/2009 1:54:55 PM PDT by Hawes
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To: Steelfish
Obama needs drama to survive....Speech in Germany, his tripS to Hawaii, a date in NY with wifie,

Everything about Obama is "Image"...That very same "virtual world" of which Sarkozy spoke.

The IOC didn't fall on their knees for him!! Thank you Mr. Sarkozy!!

20 posted on 10/02/2009 1:55:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

Drudge has it listed as:

0bama + Michelle X Oprah = 0

I think it is more like:

0bama X Michelle X Oprah = 0

Guess which is is the zero that negated all the others?


21 posted on 10/02/2009 1:56:14 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Dallas59

ROTFLMAO!!!


22 posted on 10/02/2009 1:56:16 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Steelfish

Thank you King Obama. I appreciate all the jobs and prosperity you have brought to this country.

9.8% unemployment rate. This is now YOUR economy!


23 posted on 10/02/2009 1:56:31 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Steelfish

He’s a better bowler than a pitchman


24 posted on 10/02/2009 1:56:39 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Steelfish

How much money are we now going to give Rio to build it’s Olympic Village?


25 posted on 10/02/2009 1:56:43 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Steelfish

Chicago - dead last...


26 posted on 10/02/2009 1:57:29 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Steelfish

“After racking up legislative and policy successes in the early months of his presidency, he has entered a phase where progress is more difficult”

Just because he had policies forced through by a majority in Congress doesn’t make them a success.


27 posted on 10/02/2009 1:57:38 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Hawes

No....One article made a point of it....


28 posted on 10/02/2009 1:57:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Hawes
"has any other president done this?"

There have been others. Just not from the U.S.


29 posted on 10/02/2009 1:58:11 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Steelfish

Waterloo!

30 posted on 10/02/2009 1:58:43 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Steelfish

““Nearly one year ago, on a clear November night, people from every corner of the world gathered in the city of Chicago or in front of their televisions to watch the results of the U.S. presidential election,” Mr. Obama told the committee. “Their interest wasn’t about me as an individual. Rather, it was rooted in the belief that America’s experiment in democracy still speaks to a set of universal aspirations and ideals.””

‘One year ago, the world rejoiced in my election, I was applauded, I am adored, you must send the Olympics to this city because they were so happy I was elected’.

Good grief.


31 posted on 10/02/2009 1:59:52 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Very nice imaging!


32 posted on 10/02/2009 2:00:42 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: MrB

Chicago and dead is used a lot nowadays in a sentence!


33 posted on 10/02/2009 2:00:49 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Steelfish

Yo, Barackski. That gooey stuff you’re chewing on is called a CRAP SANDWICH. Get used to the flavor.


34 posted on 10/02/2009 2:01:29 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: silverleaf

Anyway you cut it this fool that cheated his way into the Presidency couldn’t pour pi$$ out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel. Accordingly he has surrounded himself with misfits and thugs and fortunately the IOC has just gave them a lesson:

Talk is cheap, it takes money to buy whiskey a lesson that zero hadn’t learned until today!


35 posted on 10/02/2009 2:01:32 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Dallas59

ROFL!!!! great pics


36 posted on 10/02/2009 2:01:38 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Steelfish

 

 

Blame it on Axelrod!

Because his former PR firm did all the work and was paid millions for the project of presenting Chicago’s bid.

Follow the money trail!

This needs to be investigated.

Four of the five co-chairs of Obama’sinaugural committee continue to have unpaid leadership roles in Chicago 2016, including Pat Ryan, the chairman and CEO of Chicago 2016; John Rodgers, the treasurer and director of Chicago 2016; Bill Daley, the former Clinton administration commerce secretary and brother of the Chicago mayor; and Penny Pritzker, the Chicago businesswoman and Hyatt hotel heiress who led Obama’s meteoric presidential campaign fundraising.

Pritzker’s family also owns or manages a handful of hotels singled out by Chicago 2016 as accommodations for Olympic workers, press and family members.

Ryan and Priztker each contributed $100,000 or more to Chicago 2016, as did White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, an Obama family friend, who also served on the Chicago committee. It still counts Obama confidant and vacation companion Eric Whitaker among its members. Jarrett was replaced as vice chair by Martin Nesbitt, the treasurer of Obama’s campaign and another Obama family insider.

ASK Public Strategies, the Chicago-based corporate public relations company founded by Obama political guru David Axelrod and owned and run by some of Obama’s top presidential campaign consultants, was paid “in the tens of thousands” of dollars by Chicago 2016 to do “communication management [and] communication planning,” said former Axelrod partner Eric Sedler, who did not work for the Obama campaign but is in Copenhagen, along with Pritzker and Jarrett.

“ASK has worked on the bid for three years and for two thirds of that time our work has been pro bono,” said Sedler, who would not speculate on whether the company would be in line for more Olympic work if the IOC picks Chicago.

37 posted on 10/02/2009 2:01:40 PM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: autumnraine

Excellent translation. Good grief it is!


38 posted on 10/02/2009 2:01:43 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: autumnraine

Please tell me he didn’t really say that. No wonder he lost it, if so. How arrogant.


39 posted on 10/02/2009 2:01:46 PM PDT by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: mmichaels1970

Maybe the Danes and IOC do not like Chicago thugs and grifters like O, Michelle and Oprah. LOL! They are scum.


40 posted on 10/02/2009 2:02:07 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: Steelfish

Diogenes, is now in Crook County still looking for his honest man.


41 posted on 10/02/2009 2:03:09 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: ncfool

OK- that means this is left up to the WSJ and FoxNews.


42 posted on 10/02/2009 2:03:36 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
0bama X Michelle X Oprah = 0 Guess which is is the zero that negated all the others?

How about this: Barack 0bama + Michelle 0bama + 0prah = 0

43 posted on 10/02/2009 2:05:04 PM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Sacajaweau

thank you for the answer:) and I’m glad because it doesn’t seem very presidential to me


44 posted on 10/02/2009 2:05:41 PM PDT by Hawes
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To: Steelfish

~ ~ Pwnd President Peter Principle ~ ~

~ ~ The EGO has landed ~ ~


45 posted on 10/02/2009 2:06:35 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen ("All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

??

The 1936 Olympics were awarded to Berlin 2 years before Hitler and the Nazis came to power.

Also:

“Jesse Owens’s participation in the Olympics was controversial because of his race, at a time when segregation and discrimination against blacks were the norm in much of the United States. However, once in Berlin, Owens was able to freely use public transportation and enter bars and other public facilities without the difficulty he would face as a black man in the United States.....”

http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936_Summer_Olympics


46 posted on 10/02/2009 2:14:35 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Steelfish

Losing shouldn’t be a big deal to him since he already said he’s NOT interested in VICTORY.

Oh....wait.....that was only for our troops...not for a sports event that would have further enriched his den of thieves at more taxpayer expense.


47 posted on 10/02/2009 2:20:19 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Mr. Lucky

http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince17.htm


48 posted on 10/02/2009 2:21:17 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: Steelfish
He Could Not Even Muster The Silver Or Bronze

Cut the guy some slack. He got one of these:

A deluxe edition of the IOC Site Selection Home Game, and a years supply of Rice-a-Roni.

49 posted on 10/02/2009 2:28:03 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: riri

No, that is my translation of that paragraph.


50 posted on 10/02/2009 2:30:20 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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