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Chicago torpedoed by anti-U.S. sentiment? (Bush's fault)
Sun Times ^ | October 3, 2009

Posted on 10/03/2009 2:05:50 PM PDT by NCjim

Some Chicago officials say anti-American resentment likely played a role in Chicago's Olympic bid dying in the first round Friday.

President Obama could not undo in one year the resentment against America that President Bush and others built up for years, they said.

"There must be" resentment against America, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, near the stage where he had hoped to give a victory speech in Daley Center Plaza. "The way we [refused to sign] the Kyoto Treaty, we misled the world into Iraq. The world had a very bad taste in its mouth about us. But there was such a turnaround after last November. The world now feels better about America and about Americans. That's why I thought the president's going was the deal-maker."

State Rep. Susana Mendoza (D-Chicago) said she saw firsthand the resentment against America five years ago when she was in Rio de Janeiro. "I feel in my gut that this vote today was political and mean-spirited," she said.

"I travel a lot. ... I thought we had really turned a corner with the election of President Obama. People are so much more welcoming of Americans now. But this isn't the people of those countries. This is the leaders still living with outdated impressions of Americans."

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said she was approached by a consul general at the plaza as they waited for word Friday. "He said ... he was hearing that there wasn't enough time for Barack Obama to dispel the old image. ... But I don't know if that's it."

Presidential press secretary Robert Gibbs rejected the notion that the vote was influenced by the United States' standing: "No, I think you saw both at the U.N. General Assembly, you saw at the G20 last week ... I think virtually every measure of our standing in the world is different than it was just this time last year. So I don't read too much of that into this."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; chicago; obama; olympics
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1 posted on 10/03/2009 2:05:50 PM PDT by NCjim
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To: NCjim

Maybe the IOC didn’t like listening to him read his speech from his teleprompter with the huge picture of Obama behind him — not Chicago but Obama? :)


2 posted on 10/03/2009 2:08:18 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: NCjim

Chicago torpedoed itself. Hard to put a spin on the local traditions such as beating people to death with 2x4’s.


3 posted on 10/03/2009 2:09:21 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

2x6, 2x8?


4 posted on 10/03/2009 2:10:17 PM PDT by allmost
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To: NCjim

I am sooo tired of these whining libs!

Note to Chicago:

Your city is riddled with corruption and crime, Clean It Up!

Did it ever dawn on them that this past week’s (black on black violence) school yard beating might have scared and disgusted some folks? I know it sickened me.


6 posted on 10/03/2009 2:11:07 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: NCjim
There is always the Cubs...


7 posted on 10/03/2009 2:11:20 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: NCjim

Yes, the world is just sooo victimized by the United States.


8 posted on 10/03/2009 2:11:40 PM PDT by TheThinker
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To: NCjim

What a surprise. Blame everyone and everything, except the Big Zero.


9 posted on 10/03/2009 2:11:56 PM PDT by tips up
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To: Kozak

Ya think the vicious murder of the high school honor student by ruthless street gangs may have played a part...Nahhh, It was Bush’s fault...Gimme a break!!!


10 posted on 10/03/2009 2:13:08 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr (FOR)
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To: NCjim

Maybe Chicago just wasn’t qualified . . . or was the least qualified?

Oh yeah, that’s right . . in Obama’s and Jesse’s et al world merit doesn’t count


11 posted on 10/03/2009 2:14:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: PhiKapMom
Maybe the IOC didn’t like listening to him read his speech from his teleprompter with the huge picture of Obama behind him — not Chicago but Obama? :)

Maybe Rio de Janeiro presented a better plan?

Everyone seems to be assuming that the decision was a personal affront to Obama. That just tells us how much Obama's cult of personality has grown.

12 posted on 10/03/2009 2:14:47 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: NCjim
Anti-American sentiment? Yeah. Could be. After all, BO has been really putting the bad mouth on America for the past two years.

However, it also could have been that BO didn't show up early enough to allow enough time for the "Obama Tingle" to kick in with the IOC.

13 posted on 10/03/2009 2:17:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: NCjim

The Chicago state run media is working overtime to try and provide cover for Obama’s big time embarrassment. Sorry guys only the left wing nut jobs will fall for it.


14 posted on 10/03/2009 2:18:06 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: NCjim

how about Chicago pro gang and mobster town that Bush had nothing to do with


15 posted on 10/03/2009 2:18:07 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: NCjim

They still crying like babies??


16 posted on 10/03/2009 2:18:20 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (It's a Girl!)
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To: dalebert

Right on target. That is the real reason.


17 posted on 10/03/2009 2:23:16 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: NCjim
But this isn't the people of those countries. This is the leaders still living with outdated impressions of Americans."

Wrong, Rep. Mendoza the leaders have an up to date impressions of Americans. After all, our president has spent the last 9 months traveling the world and telling everyone who would listen how terrible the USA is, that we suck as a nation and how arrogant we are. Is it any wonder that after all the derogatory commentary by him, that when Obama shows up in Copenhagen asking for the Olympics to be awarded to Chicago, that he is turned down?

Sad as it may be, I was actually happy to see America lose because in losing we won!!!

18 posted on 10/03/2009 2:23:34 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: NCjim
"Some Chicago officials say"

"Some Say.." is a common code for "One of our editors". It's used by Vinegar Spills like Couric all the time.

19 posted on 10/03/2009 2:25:01 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: NCjim

Is there anything more pathetically imbecile than a liberal??? The world, you stupid morons, doesn’t need to love us — as long as we are the best and most powerful and most prosperous nation on the face of the earth, they NEVER WILL — the world NEEDS TO RESPECT, AND YES, YES, YES, EVEN FEAR US, for there to be peace in the world.


20 posted on 10/03/2009 2:26:02 PM PDT by parisa
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To: NCjim

Jesse Jackson is the Supreme Basshatof His Wing of the Donkey Party! Jackson is incapable of understanding that The OLYMPICS are a Celebration of SPORTS, and NOT ONE MORE THUGOCRACY THAT HE AND THE REST OFTHE RAT PARTY CAN EXPLOIT AND SHAKEDOWN!!! CHICAGO IS A PIT THAT NOONE WANTS TO SPEND ANY TIME IN!! NOT EVEN ON BUSINESS!! LOOK AT THE PRODUCTS OF MOBLAND!!


21 posted on 10/03/2009 2:28:49 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: NCjim

When all else fails....


22 posted on 10/03/2009 2:30:10 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: True Republican Patriot
His Wing of the Donkey Party

That is NOT, and never has been, a donkey.

23 posted on 10/03/2009 2:32:40 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Well, I just wanted to avoid using the real Name, The Party of Jackasses!


24 posted on 10/03/2009 2:37:43 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: NCjim

I’m so tired of everyone blaming President Bush for everything. It didn’t take long for the world to see that we now have a lying, narcissistic, jackass in the White House. If anyone is at fault, it is Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mmm.


25 posted on 10/03/2009 2:38:32 PM PDT by dfc1 (Rush Limbaugh - a man, a legend, a way of life)
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To: allmost
It wasn't just a "people" it was an honor student....

...probably the only one at that school...

....stupid people intend to maintain stupidity by whatever means available....

.....

26 posted on 10/03/2009 2:40:44 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: NCjim
I posted that yesterday. I knew one of the clowns would blame him. Where does Jesse perform his stand up comedy act? What a joker.
27 posted on 10/03/2009 2:41:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama lies, Freedom dies)
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To: NCjim

Could it be that representatives of other nations thought it unseemly for our president to use this conference as yet another occasion to put down the country that he (putatively) represents, implying that America has a bad aura lingering from its recent past (mis)behavior under the tutelage of ‘BushHitler,’ and this induced distaste in the minds of the committee delegates? Just musing.


28 posted on 10/03/2009 2:44:20 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: NCjim
The Obama's came across as a pair of Community Organizers begging and cajoling.

(one view)

(another view)

(America's greatness). Please take a moment to view this pictorial history that neither Obama cares or even knows about about.

The chasm between American and the Obama's is very deep and becoming deeper as well as widening.

29 posted on 10/03/2009 2:44:59 PM PDT by yoe (Obama, America's first Communist Czar)
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To: NCjim
The Left bashed America for year and now its saying it was all Bush's fault?

They will never understand their actions have consequences and what happened was their chickens came home to roost.

Schadenfreude!

"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

30 posted on 10/03/2009 2:45:14 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: B.O. Plenty

I understand that. The tragedy was amplified by the boy’s future prospects IMO. Tried to do the right thing in cesspool. Not a lot I can say.


31 posted on 10/03/2009 2:46:03 PM PDT by allmost
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To: tips up
Well, just maybe Chicago needs to wake up and realize what not only the U.S., but the rest of the world knows.....that Chicago,and the state of Illinois are cesspools, being run by a bunch of thugs and crooks.

ENOUGH ALREADY OF BLAMING BUSH FOR EVERYTHING.
This is Osama/Hussein/Obamas baby. There's enough to blame President Bush for, especially when it comes to not halting spending , or going after the illegals... but enough of the whining from this current outfit. What a great job their “pride and joy” did, as he ran around the world telling one and all how mean spirited, selfish, greedy and just how much America was lacking in compassion...etc.....and then what a switch to hear him at the Olympic session singing the praises of America...how shallow, how ARROGANT....does he think everyone in the world are a bunch of idiots...obviously he regards we Americans as such.... One thing the press neglected to cover when they were boohooing about this.....close to half the people in Chicago didn't want the Olympics,....knew they couldn't possibly afford it.

32 posted on 10/03/2009 2:47:05 PM PDT by Molly T. (Has this administration crossed YOUR line in the sand yet?)
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To: True Republican Patriot
Mo betta!

Avoid political correctness like the plague. It's just Stalinist thought control.

33 posted on 10/03/2009 2:47:32 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

And exactly how much $$$ are the US taxpayers out to get Führer 0bama over there to read his teleprompter?


34 posted on 10/03/2009 2:49:20 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Thank you muchly for showing me the weakness of my ways. I will correct in the future!..:-)


35 posted on 10/03/2009 2:52:45 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: NCjim

Whew! World record time in blaming Bush.


36 posted on 10/03/2009 2:56:11 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: NCjim

W was president when Chicago made the list of 4 finalists. Why didn’t anti-American sentiment prevent them from making the list of finalists?


37 posted on 10/03/2009 3:04:44 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) likes Muammar Gadaffi so much?)
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To: NCjim
The leftist warped sense of reasoning is mind boggling.

Could it be that people just don't like "The Ego's" attitude? This self centered ass is astounding.

Nam Vet

38 posted on 10/03/2009 3:07:29 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Chez Obozo .... now serving crap sammiches to Americans daily.)
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To: NCjim

I here to tell Freepers, the comment section for this Sun times article looks like it was written by Freepers! The Polls are not reflecting the amount of disgust in this country for BO & his party of lefty’s!


39 posted on 10/03/2009 3:15:57 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Molly T.

The “Blame Bush” mantra is getting old. Jan 20 was a long time ago. We have hope and change in the oval office now. These are his problems.


40 posted on 10/03/2009 3:16:48 PM PDT by tips up
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To: NCjim

“State Rep. Susana Mendoza (D-Chicago) said she saw firsthand the resentment against America five years ago when she was in Rio de Janeiro. “I feel in my gut that this vote today was political and mean-spirited,” she said.”

Well, Oh, susana, wait until your mailbox fills up with the resentment that Americans have for a vile cryto-Nazi, racist freak like you. Your day is ending. When we start up the American-style Nuremburg trials, I’m sure we can find a life sentence without parole for you. BTW, we’re seizing everything you own as the proceeds of a criminal enterprise. Have a nice day.


41 posted on 10/03/2009 3:20:42 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: NCjim
Question for all the whining liberals and Bush Haters who are still blaming the abject failure of Obama’s “power play” on smoldering hatred for the US by the rest of the world. Every year why do tens of thousands of people from nearly every country in the world attempt to become citizens of the United States? Are they doing that because they don't like us? Yeah, right!

Regards,
GtG

42 posted on 10/03/2009 3:24:31 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Logophile

I didn’t think Chicago had a chance because of the number of Olympics in the US and the fact that none had been hosted in South America.

The Obama’s made it personal about them in their speeches. There were comments about his use of a teleprompter made by some IOC members. His speech was tacky and using a teleprompter for such a short speech was wrong. The other point is that the whole delegation of the Obama’s and the City of Chicago were convinced that Obama would seal the deal so if you look at it from that aspect he didn’t seal the deal.

That’s why other President’s would never lobby for one city in the US but allow the IOC to make their choice. Would say they were much smarter then this tribe in the WH.


43 posted on 10/03/2009 3:36:38 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: NCjim
I'm surprised Jesse didn't blame Bush for slavery.

Gosh, I'd love to see somebody ask Jesse, "Rev'rund Jackson, how does it feel to know that somebody else became the first black president?" That'd make a great YouTube clip...

44 posted on 10/03/2009 4:31:38 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: PhiKapMom
The Obama’s made it personal about them in their speeches. There were comments about his use of a teleprompter made by some IOC members. His speech was tacky and using a teleprompter for such a short speech was wrong. The other point is that the whole delegation of the Obama’s and the City of Chicago were convinced that Obama would seal the deal so if you look at it from that aspect he didn’t seal the deal.

I believe you are right.

Imagine if the IOC had awarded the Olympics to the U.S. The event would have been trumpeted as yet more miracle performed by the Anointed One. Seeing how the Obamas behaved, I am beginning to think they believe their own hype, which is dangerous for a politician.

45 posted on 10/03/2009 4:48:41 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: Logophile

I agree with you! Can you imagine the hype of the media if Chicago had won?

Was talking to my son on the phone from Chicago (he is in college there) when it was on the radio but he couldn’t tell if Chicago had lost in the first round because they kept talking around it until the one announcer finally gave the names of the three cities surviving. I felt like I won the lottery when Chicago got knocked out first.


46 posted on 10/03/2009 7:05:17 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: NCjim
President Obama could not undo in one year the resentment against America that President Bush and others built up for years, they said.

Sounds like they are blaming it all on Bush. Why not - everything is his fault, why my God it is going to take Hussein at least three terms to get things back to normal. I post comments on the days news on a local paper website - everyday the looney lefties are blaming Bush and bemoaning the fact that their messiah just has so much to clean up after that we all have to be patient - BARF.
47 posted on 10/03/2009 7:22:22 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: NCjim
Not Bush's fault.

Critics Assail U.S.O.C. After Chicago’s Loss
48 posted on 10/03/2009 7:29:20 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Paleo Conservative

You know better than to use Common Sense when describing the actions of Liberals, don’t you? /S


49 posted on 10/03/2009 7:42:44 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Conservatives THINK people are smart. Liberals KNOW people are stupid.)
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To: NCjim

“Americans say anti-criminal resentment likely played a role in Chicago’s Olympic bid dying in the first round Friday.”


50 posted on 10/03/2009 8:15:37 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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