“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 wasnt about me as an individual. Rather, it was rooted in the belief that Americas 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’.
Yo, Barackski. That gooey stuff you’re chewing on is called a CRAP SANDWICH. Get used to the flavor.
Blame it on Axelrod!
Because his former PR firm did all the work and was paid millions for the project of presenting Chicagos bid.
Follow the money trail!
This needs to be investigated.
Four of the five co-chairs of Obamasinaugural 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 Obamas meteoric presidential campaign fundraising.
Pritzkers 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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.
Diogenes, is now in Crook County still looking for his honest man.
~ ~ Pwnd President Peter Principle ~ ~
~ ~ The EGO has landed ~ ~
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.
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.
I am glad I am not a worker in the White House , that woman is going to play hell if she ever lights there again.
Silver or Bronze? Shoot, he couldn’t even muster the Miss Congeniality award or one of those trophies they give the ‘special’ kids just for participating.
“What does it say about a leader who may be far more popular abroad than his predecessor yet has trouble converting that esteem into tangible benefits for the United States?”
Hmmm, that the media has been lying about that??? Indeed, the past four or five years Europe has elected primarily conservative pro-Bush leaders...maybe the fact that Europe has figured out that Obama is a buffoon has something to do with the insults he has been given and the slap he has received most recently...maybe???
0bama is neither the son nor the favorite of Chicago.
Obama - First in socialism, First in nonsensical rhetoric, last in common sense ...
IOC is racist. Who knew? Probably something to do with the tea parties, Joe Wilson, or rumors of Muslim-ness too. If only we listened to Ass Bumstain and banned fishy speech.
Un-Presidential Poll Results
1. Barack Obama
2. Jimmy Carter
3. Bill Clinton
It was all about how the Chicago Machine was going to rip off as many people as possible.
Kick backs, graft, theft, etc. Typical Chicago gangland business as usual. That's all it was ever about.
Wow, this was in the times! Wait, does this mean that Mobelle is not going to be in the Shot Put event?