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GOP celebrates U.S. defeat
CNN ^ | Roland Martin

Posted on 10/03/2009 1:25:37 PM PDT by Chet 99

(CNN) -- Whenever President Obama has traveled overseas and offered pointed and direct assessments of the United States, some of them critical, Republicans have ripped him for criticizing America, saying a president should always defend the United States.

So I want to hear the explanation by these so-called patriots of their giddy behavior over the United States losing the 2016 Olympic Games.

Yes, the United States. The bid that was rejected Friday by the International Olympic Committee was not a Chicago, Illinois, bid. It was the official bid submitted by the United States Olympic Committee and was representative of the nation. Tokyo's bid was that of Japan; Madrid's was that of Spain; and Rio de Janeiro's was that of Brazil.

Republicans want to spin the decision as a massive loss by President Obama and the Democrats who have always controlled Chicago politics.

"Hahahahaha," wrote Erick Erickson on the conservative "RedState" blog, "I thought the world would love us more now that Bush was gone."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; epicfail; fail; gop; kenya2020; obamafail; olympicfail; zero; zerofail
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1 posted on 10/03/2009 1:25:37 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Bush’s fault, evidently.


2 posted on 10/03/2009 1:26:40 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Chet 99

boo-freakin’-hoo....


3 posted on 10/03/2009 1:26:54 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Love my country. Hate my government./Barack Obama: An authentic "African American.")
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To: Chet 99

Yeh - “The GOP hates America!” Like that one’s gonna fly. LOL!


4 posted on 10/03/2009 1:27:49 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Chet 99

Obama bashed Bush in Copenhagen! So much about “defending America”. To hell with CNN.


5 posted on 10/03/2009 1:27:52 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Chet 99

Ok, I’ll raise this punk an explanation if he justifies 0bama’s trashing of the country for the past 2 years.


6 posted on 10/03/2009 1:28:06 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Chet 99

We’re not celebrating the U.S. losing the Olympics. We’re celebrating Barack’s, Michelle’s, and Oprah’s spanking by the IOC. Get it right.


7 posted on 10/03/2009 1:28:50 PM PDT by Siouxz
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To: Billthedrill

Yeah, the GOP hates America because 0bama, Daley, and their scumbag cronies in Gangland Chicago won’t be able to pillage the taxpayers on some Olympic boondoggle.


8 posted on 10/03/2009 1:29:00 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

It was a defeat for Obama, not America.


9 posted on 10/03/2009 1:29:37 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Chet 99

Host cities always lose money. The responsible* thing would have been not to bid at all.

*a foreign concept to CNN et al I realize but true nevertheless.


10 posted on 10/03/2009 1:31:48 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Chet 99
We aren't celebrating sh*t!

We're busy concentrating on making sure the commie DemocRATS do not deprive our military of victories in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Stuff it CNN!

11 posted on 10/03/2009 1:32:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: Chet 99

this super silly defense of the Lib wackos that we lost the Olympics because of Bush is utterly absurd......if that were the case, then how did Chicago get to be in the 4 finalists? YOu do realize that the 4 finalists were selected DURING Bush’s administration? In fact, Chicago and Rio were discussed widely as being the forerunners.....UNTIL the disgusting pieces of trash husband and wife team of the Usurper and Mrs. Bitter opened their lying mouths.....THAT was when the IOC saw their egos, their selfishness, their lying. When Michelle said that she sat on her daddy’s lap watching Carl Lewis......did she not think that the IOC, who are very familiar with Olympic athletes and can do simple math in their head....did she not think that they would see right through her lying words?

Chicago lost the Olympics due to the Usurper, plain and simple. And Roland, we laugh and laugh and laugh because it is the ultimate act of narcissim to go about the world thinking that your appearance will make the difference, when in fact it made it worse. And we laugh also because we are thrilled that the US did NOT get the Olympics....our country is in deep debt and we are thrilled that the expensive, corruption laden Olympics went to someonoe else.

Finally, we laugh and laugh because it is such pleasure to see the LIbs in astonishment at their messiah failing.

As for Roland Martin himself....just another example of the biased, ridiculous excuse for journalism that CNN tolerates, and why their ratings are in the gutter......Roland is useless, a liar, will defend the Usurper no matter what, and is a racist. That’s right...you heard me.....RACIST.


12 posted on 10/03/2009 1:33:42 PM PDT by DecentAmerican
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To: Chet 99
"Chicago...is...OUT? They're out?! Chicago is OUT?"

bwahaha...go suck a lemon, Roland. We love America, pre-"change" era.

13 posted on 10/03/2009 1:33:53 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Chet 99

Waaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!

When 2016 rolls around, I’ll be cheering for the US athletes in participation as much as anyone, but I really don’t see why I should care if Chicago lost its Olympic bid. I don’t live there and had they won, all it would likely mean is that my federal tax dollars would go to support the enrichment of Obama’s political allies in the Chicago area who undoubtedly would’ve been the biggest beneficiaries. No thanks.


14 posted on 10/03/2009 1:33:53 PM PDT by VOR78
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To: Siouxz
We’re not celebrating the U.S. losing the Olympics.

I am.

If the Olympics had gone to Chicago, it would have turned into a huge money pit for the American taxpayer... and a huge windfall for the uber-corrupt Chicago political machine that produced Obama and burdened the rest of the nation with him and his ilk.

15 posted on 10/03/2009 1:34:29 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Half Honkey.....ALL Donkey! BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA! Mmm, Mmmm, Mmmmm!)
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To: Let's Roll

the IOC saved us from a $20 billion boondogle.

thank you IOC

Hopefully someday someone will cut government spending down to something we can afford. If that moment is even possible.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 1:35:34 PM PDT by She hits a grand slam tonight
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To: Chet 99

This is one thing the US deserved to lose. How about the wars Roland?


17 posted on 10/03/2009 1:35:40 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Chet 99

Obama is not America, pinhead. He may not even be American.

Chicago is not America, either, thank goodness.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 1:35:47 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians BS.)
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To: Chet 99

If anyone believes that the Obamas were in Copenhagen doing anything than trying to help their corrupt partners in Chicago, they are kidding themselves.


19 posted on 10/03/2009 1:36:38 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (Obama lied, America died.)
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To: Chet 99

I don’t remember CNN having these type of stories when Murtha and various congressional slimeballs were stating the Iraq war was lost.


20 posted on 10/03/2009 1:38:49 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Chet 99

Read my lips...It’s a friggin’ sporting event.

It’s not the same universe as ripping Republican presidents during wartime for their handling of the war.

And, frankly, Obama could have/should have just stayed out of it but noooo. Just like Clinton, everything has to be about “them”.


21 posted on 10/03/2009 1:39:29 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (What's the difference between Obama and Hitler? Hitler wrote his own book.)
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To: DecentAmerican

Well stated! Zero can’t get enough votes to win anything when ACORN isn’t around!;)


22 posted on 10/03/2009 1:40:21 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Chet 99
I couldn't help laughing every time Rush lampooned the lefty chant..."Barack HUSSEIN Obama....'ummmm, 'ummmm, 'ummmmm!"

He nailed it. These cretins are getting what they deserve. It is okay when they run down America...but when we run down the perpetrators who are running down America...suddenly "patriotism" matters...

23 posted on 10/03/2009 1:41:25 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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24 posted on 10/03/2009 1:42:03 PM PDT by Tempest (I believe in the sanctity of life... As long as you can afford it.)
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To: Chet 99

Hey, CNN “Rio WON!” Get over it! bawhahahhahaha.. YES RIO CAN!!


25 posted on 10/03/2009 1:43:38 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Chet 99

The taxpayers pick up the tab for the Olympics. Chicago’s cronies get the spoils. The left are such useful idiots.


26 posted on 10/03/2009 1:44:21 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Chet 99
Olympic Fail
27 posted on 10/03/2009 1:46:00 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: Chet 99

Roland Martin as another black racist clown in the Reverend Al style, except he’s even stupider than Al.


28 posted on 10/03/2009 1:46:24 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Cicero
Characterizations can be a very useful propaganda tool.

Re: "so-called patriots of their giddy behavior"

I don't recall anyone being giddy regarding the posture of supplication of the President and his lying wife, or the amount of American taxpayer money that was spent on the trip.

29 posted on 10/03/2009 1:49:07 PM PDT by Banjoguy (Barack H. Obama and the Democrats are among the enemies of The Republic.)
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To: Chet 99
The US didn't lose it, Obama lost it.
30 posted on 10/03/2009 1:49:46 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Chet 99
So I want to hear the explanation by these so-called patriots of their giddy behavior over the United States losing the 2016 Olympic Games

Idiot. The United States didn't "lose."

Hussein lost. It was about him, not the United States. He made it about him. We are giddy because he lost!

I will enthusiastically support our athletes in the games regardless the host city.

31 posted on 10/03/2009 1:50:48 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: Chet 99

I was in Atlanta during the 96 Olympics. Many local and state politicians, and “community organizers” got rich off what was a very poor planned and executed event.


32 posted on 10/03/2009 1:51:26 PM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Chet 99
It was a win-win.
The Oprah-Obama-Obama three headed monster got embarrassed, and Chicago/US did not get the Olympics. The Olympics is just an international entertainment spectacle that ends up costing the tax-payers for years. The only people that profit are hotels, prostitutes, and some sleazy politicians and their toadies that make sure they get cuts from the development projects...

I'm no fan of the IOC - but they did us a favor this go around.

33 posted on 10/03/2009 1:51:30 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Chet 99

Roland, are you really that stupifyingly ignorant or are you just messing with us?


34 posted on 10/03/2009 1:51:42 PM PDT by JPG (Obama...a 24/7 nightmare.)
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To: Chet 99

What we are cheering is the American people who voted for this clown finally getting their wake up call that indeed this guy is a fraud.


35 posted on 10/03/2009 1:52:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Chet 99
The bid that was rejected Friday by the International Olympic Committee was not a Chicago, Illinois, bid

Oh, yes it was a Chicago bid! Who else do you think would benefit besides Chicago connected politicians?

The bidding process alone cost Chicago about $100 million

Mayor Richard Daley likes to say his dream of bringing the Olympics to Chicago

the price tag for the operating budget is an approximately $3.8 billion

Chicago’s bid included a guarantee of $500 million in taxpayer funds to cover any operating deficit for the Games

there is virtually no chance the city will reap the rewards backers of the Games promise, said University of Chicago Prof. Allan Sanderson, who specializes in sports economics

“The economic impact study the 2016 group commissioned and bragged about—$22 billion in benefits—is simply nonsense and laughable,” said Sanderson.

“How can they claim it will all be private money when the city is already using the people’s credit to borrow funds to knock down a hospital—a hospital with the only AIDS clinic for miles—that will become 85 to 90 percent unaffordable condos after a two-week stint as athlete housing, eight years from now?” Canon asked.

“If the city has $500 million of the people’s money to guarantee luxury condos and equestrian parks, then they have $500 million to invest in our neighborhoods—hospitals, buses, trains, schools, and parks,” Canon said. “Not only can we create jobs by investing in our neighborhoods, we can bring Chicago closer to what the people consider a ‘world-class city,’ one with safe streets, good public schools, and swift public transit.”

More Here

Roland Martin proves he's an idiot every time he opens his mouth!

36 posted on 10/03/2009 1:53:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ozzymandus

Wasn’t this the same -resident that dissed the Special Olympics?

Yeah, I thought so.


37 posted on 10/03/2009 1:53:30 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: Chet 99
You should be shouted down for not backing your own country.

So that applies to the d*mn Olympics, but not for something really important....like the WAR IN IRAQ.

What a hypocritical piece of trash. I hate Democrats.

38 posted on 10/03/2009 1:54:47 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: PalmettoMason

Exactly! IOC saved the US taxpayers a huge amount of money IMHO. No way that Chicago could have not gone in the hole with all their corruption.

Win for Rio = Win for US Taxpayers


39 posted on 10/03/2009 1:54:47 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: Chet 99

Oh PLEASE!! So NOW you are suddenly great PATRIOTS, CNN??!! You have spent decades trashing the US, saying the Iraq war was lost, accusing US troops of Murder, blasting free enterprise and individual liberty and now, in the blink of an eye, you are TRUE BLUE and moaning over the US having lost the Olympics?? Any mention of the grandiose plans for graft that went down the drain? Any mention that theft, corruption and the spreading around of money by Mayor Daley were the ONLY reasons Hussein got involved in the first place? Any mention that Valerie Jarrett was going to sell her falling down, slum property for a fortune to the Olympic committee? Of COURSE not! Just sad for the US, right CNN!


40 posted on 10/03/2009 1:57:07 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Chet 99
Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics was a neighborhood revitalization program disguised as a major sporting event. It was so cleverly disguised that it almost diverted billions in private and corporate funding to devastated African-American neighborhoods where billions in private and corporate funding would otherwise never go.

From the beginning, Mayor Daley steered the Olympics to the South Side. The centerpiece Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Center, and other facilities were concentrated in Washington Park, which borders the East Englewood neighborhood. East Englewood has vast tracts of vacant land memorializing the neighborhood’s collapse. Landlords burned many of their own buildings when property values dropped, and other buildings fell to a city policy of bulldozing vacant structures.

It’s no accident Daley sited the Olympics in that place. Chicago has enjoyed a sustained renaissance since the 1980s, but Englewood has been one of the holdouts. After half a century of decline, Englewood had just begun to see stirrings of life early this decade, but then the real estate market collapsed.

More Here

These people had forgotten, of course, what the Olympics were for: to revitalize ailing neighborhoods on the South Side.

41 posted on 10/03/2009 1:59:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Chet 99
GOP celebrates U.S. defeat.

Defeat? Quite the contrary. Saddling the taxpayers with yet another expensive boondoggle—while lining the pockets of corrupt politicians—now that would have been a defeat.

42 posted on 10/03/2009 2:07:10 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: DecentAmerican

I like you point! Chicago was a finalist in the Bush Administration. It was a loser in the Obama Administration.


43 posted on 10/03/2009 2:12:53 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Chet 99

Who turned up the 0bama FlavorAid drip on Roland Martin’s IV line?

Give him some more stimulus money so he’ll STFU.


44 posted on 10/03/2009 2:17:50 PM PDT by mkjessup (The 0bamunist Ministry of Information (CNN Division) *THANKS* you for obeying the Dear Comrade!)
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To: Chet 99

Mr. Martin should have taken a Midol before typing this happy-crappy.


45 posted on 10/03/2009 2:18:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (Master & Blaster=The Worst Lady and her BACK)
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To: Chet 99
DUmmie FUnnies 10-03-09 ("Obama (That Bumblin' Clown)" Loses Olympics for Chicago)


OBAMA (THAT BUMBLIN' CLOWN)
Tune: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)"

Obama, Obama, that bumblin' clown
Obama, Obama, he will fumble around--and flub it
Bet your teleprompter he'll lose the games for Chicago, Chicago
So bad that Oprah Winfrey will have to frown

Olympics are slim picks, when Barry's your shill
You do things like lose out to Brazil
He had the task, Chicago to sell
I had to laugh, he came with Michelle
O Chicago, Obama let you down!

Obama, Obama, that bumblin' clown
Obama, Obama, he'll fumble around--and flub it
Bet your teleprompter he'll lose the games for Chicago, Chicago
So bad that Oprah Winfrey will have to frown

Olympics are slim picks, when Barry's your shill
You do things like losing out to Brazil--still
He had the task, Chicago to sell
I had to laugh when he came with Michelle
O Chicago, Obama--Obama sure let you down!

46 posted on 10/03/2009 2:21:27 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: Chet 99

Memo to Roland: at least half of Chicago didn’t want the freaking thing either. And you can’t tell me that it was just Chicago Republicans that did not want the Olympics. There aren’t enough Pubbies in Chicago.


47 posted on 10/03/2009 2:22:22 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Chet 99

I’m sorry. Were these games about the United States? Last I checked his speech was about how these games would be a triumph for himself.

Here’s the difference to liberal losers smarting over this embarrassment. We aren’t cheering for him to lose in Afghanistan. That actually is a US interest and a deadly serious one. Obama’s ego? Not so much a US or American interest. When the ego gets smacked down by the very people he’s pandered to at US expense, we laugh. So, laughter will continue unabated.


48 posted on 10/03/2009 2:34:40 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( of Kos.)
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To: Tawiskaro

The original with the (here on the lower right, colorized) French guy watching occupiers take over his homeland is the first picture that ever made me cry.

Great, meaningful photoshopping, Tawiskaro!

HF

49 posted on 10/03/2009 2:37:41 PM PDT by holden
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To: JPG
"Roland, are you really that stupifyingly ignorant or are you just messing with us?"

No brainer. He's an Obama supporting donkey. He's ignorant.

50 posted on 10/03/2009 2:40:33 PM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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