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The Limits of Egomania
commentarymagazine.com ^ | 10/3/09 | moose2004

Posted on 10/03/2009 12:52:43 PM PDT by moose2004

Jennifer Rubin - 10.02.2009 - 12:04 PM Obama received a nasty rebuff and a stern reminder that the rest of the world doesn’t necessarily care what he thinks. Chicago is out of the Olympics bidding process–in the first round. Why did Obama invest so much personal capital and time for this?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; chicago; obama
This is one of the best columns I've read regarding the Obamas' Olympic failure.
1 posted on 10/03/2009 12:52:43 PM PDT by moose2004
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To: moose2004

How much of his own money and time did he spend? Who’s money and also we’re paying his salary ....and then he goes and blames America for not getting the Chicago games ...


2 posted on 10/03/2009 1:00:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer

“How much of his own money and time did he spend?”

His name says it all: Zero.


3 posted on 10/03/2009 1:01:16 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: moose2004

The Democratic Party must be privately suffering a heavy case of buyer’s remorse this week. Obama appears to have torpedoed all of their major initiatives by focusing all of his efforts on this Olympic Committee charm offensive. By failing in this minor pursuit he reveals he’s not up to the task of advancing larger projects. Also reveals the damage that his Administration has done in the International Community by tarnishing our relationships abroad. It will take decades to undo the damage. Cash for clunkers indeed.


4 posted on 10/03/2009 1:02:00 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: moose2004
Why did Obama invest so much personal capital and time for this?

Because he has no experience at running anything; not a small office, small business, and certainly not a superpower nation. The man looks for anything to give him a chance to show he can do "something".

5 posted on 10/03/2009 1:03:48 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: moose2004

Bingo ... we paid for his ego trip ....


6 posted on 10/03/2009 1:03:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: purplelobster

Bambi’s, Michelle’s, Ax’s and Rahm’s biggest problem is that their political opponents (and many of their political “allies”) don’t fear them.


7 posted on 10/03/2009 1:04:45 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: moose2004

8 posted on 10/03/2009 1:04:52 PM PDT by BigLittle
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To: SkyDancer

Well, clearly he spent millions of US taxpayers money.


9 posted on 10/03/2009 1:05:58 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Clock King

All show, no substance, I mean absolutely none.


10 posted on 10/03/2009 1:06:28 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: BigLittle

very nice


11 posted on 10/03/2009 1:11:05 PM PDT by all the best
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To: BunnySlippers

Let’s see, some people went on a joy ride down the Hudson on Air Force 1 (who was on the plane?), Bambi and Michelle had a very public and very media coordianted “date night” in NYC, and now they take a vital-to-our-national-security trip to Copenhagen to rub elbows with the Queen of Denmark and IOC officials. A trip apparently so important that it trumped having to deal with a failed Afghanistan War strategy, a dangerous and out of control Iran, skyrocketing unemployment, a still contracting industrial base, a record 1 million plus consumer bankruptcies (and rising), 7 million additional homes soon to go into foreclosure and new calls on Capitol Hill for a second stimulus. I wonder how much these three trips cost since there wasn’t a rational or practical reason for any of them. (partial sarcasm alert)


12 posted on 10/03/2009 1:18:44 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: BunnySlippers

And as my grandad says - what really “jacks my jowls” is him blaming America for loosing the bid ... and thinking back, how many Olympics have we hosted??? I don’t think the Olympic committee has forgotten the winter one in Utah with all that corruption ...


13 posted on 10/03/2009 1:21:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: moose2004
This is one of the best columns I've read regarding the Obamas' Olympic failure.

You said it.
I love the last paragraph:

Obama didn’t get the Olympics. He did get a slap in the face. Maybe he will learn something about multilateral institutions. At the very least, he may want to consider finding some advisers who will tell him to stop doing such silly things.

14 posted on 10/03/2009 1:40:15 PM PDT by skeptoid (AA, AE, MBS{with clusters})
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To: skeptoid

He may want to find another line of work.


15 posted on 10/03/2009 1:43:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: purplelobster

All may not be lost for Hussein.

The Heritage Foundation maintains that the stealthy Obamacare-as-an-amendment scheme is on track to pass both houses and be on Obama’s desk for signature by the end of next week, with no need for Senate “reconciliation.”

The public will be outraged if and when it goes through but the Blue Dogs and “moderate” Senate Dems are far more concerned with pressure from lobbyists and party leadership than they are with the people.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 1:44:59 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: moose2004

Bare minimum-he needs to stop bringing her into anything. She’s not a likable person. At all. Except to the moonbats on the left.


17 posted on 10/03/2009 1:45:53 PM PDT by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: SkyDancer

I checked DU after Chicago lost the bid. Even many of them said that Chicago was too corrupt to get the nomination.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 1:48:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: moose2004
Let’s see, some people went on a joy ride down the Hudson on Air Force 1 (who was on the plane?), Bambi and Michelle had a very public and very media coordianted “date night” in NYC, and now they take a vital-to-our-national-security trip to Copenhagen to rub elbows with the Queen of Denmark and IOC officials. A trip apparently so important that it trumped having to deal with a failed Afghanistan War strategy, a dangerous and out of control Iran, skyrocketing unemployment, a still contracting industrial base, a record 1 million plus consumer bankruptcies (and rising), 7 million additional homes soon to go into foreclosure and new calls on Capitol Hill for a second stimulus. I wonder how much these three trips cost since there wasn’t a rational or practical reason for any of them. (partial sarcasm alert)

Come on and cut the bozo some slack. He's new to the job and just learning the ropes.

19 posted on 10/03/2009 1:49:44 PM PDT by dearolddad
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To: moose2004
The failure to get the Olympic games is hardly of major import. However, the failure is symptomatic of this administration's ineptitude. The next mess will be Afghanistan, the economy will start into even greater decline and corruption will increase beyond bounds.

I think that it is time to start considering a petition addressed to the occupant of the White House and to congress respectfully requesting that he resign the presidency for the good of the country. It is not quite time to actually start circulating such a petition; but, it is time to start debating such action.

20 posted on 10/03/2009 1:54:07 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: moose2004
I wish the Kenyan Clown would consider that 3 days are just under 1% of a year.

He has just wasted at least 1% of one of his four years occupying the White House on this embarrassingly juvenile and fruitless performance.

21 posted on 10/03/2009 2:00:55 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: moose2004
Obumbler is just Jimmy Carter without the experience. He is in over his head and while he can give a speech, he doesn't know how to lead the country.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

22 posted on 10/03/2009 2:58:27 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: BunnySlippers

Right off - that apartment thing was fishy ... and it all smelled of Obama payback ...


23 posted on 10/03/2009 3:01:29 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer

What apartment thing? I’m missing something.


24 posted on 10/03/2009 3:11:59 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

One of his supporters owns a whole bunch of crappy apartments she was going to sell for Olympic Village housing ....


25 posted on 10/03/2009 3:22:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer
Bingo ... we paid for his ego trip ....

I'll be an optimist and say that this was a good investment. By paying for this trip, where we knew o's chances for failure were high, we're getting a decent return because his reputation has been irreparably tarnished

26 posted on 10/03/2009 3:22:35 PM PDT by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: SkyDancer

Valerie Jarrett?


27 posted on 10/03/2009 3:36:14 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Not sure ... I just remember hearing it on Rush ... he mentioned that there was some woman who owned some apts. and was looking to flip them when they got the Olympics .....


28 posted on 10/03/2009 4:37:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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29 posted on 10/03/2009 8:36:59 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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