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Obama was told a trip to Olympics meeting may clinch Chicago win
LA Times ^

Posted on 10/03/2009 5:01:50 PM PDT by Chet 99

Reporting from Washington - In the run-up to the Olympics vote, the White House was getting a clear message from the architects of Chicago's bid: Balloting would be tight, and a personal visit to Copenhagen from President Obama just might lock in a victory.

Leaders of the Windy City's campaign to secure the 2016 Games had done some nose-counting and were convinced the International Olympic Committee might well anoint Chicago as host, according to White House officials interviewed Saturday.

"The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts," said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House advisor. "The message was that . . . a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference."

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1 posted on 10/03/2009 5:01:50 PM PDT by Chet 99
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"The message was that . . . a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference."

And it did make a huge difference... Chicago went from the frontrunner close to clinching victory to finishing dead last...


2 posted on 10/03/2009 5:02:59 PM PDT by Chet 99
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A personal appeal from the president did make a huge difference.

It changed a close vote to a route.

3 posted on 10/03/2009 5:03:19 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Chet 99

As I recall, one of zer0’s favorite campaign slogans was “it’s all about judgment.”

Great judgment there, buckeroo.


4 posted on 10/03/2009 5:03:35 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: Chet 99

Har, har, har ...


5 posted on 10/03/2009 5:03:51 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: AU72
Or a rout, even...

;^)

6 posted on 10/03/2009 5:04:08 PM PDT by SAJ (n)
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To: Chet 99

Well oops, somebody sure made a fool out of you then!


7 posted on 10/03/2009 5:04:27 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Chet 99

Methinks the IOC didn’t like being “stronarmed” and didn’t like the narcissist either ;-)


8 posted on 10/03/2009 5:04:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Chet 99
The intelligence that we had

I knew they didn't have much 'intelligence' in the white house...didn't know how little they actually had.

9 posted on 10/03/2009 5:04:53 PM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Chet 99

Apparently it was... bad intelligence...


10 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:02 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Chet 99

11 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:05 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: Chet 99

As always, someone else’s fault. The media continues to protect and excuse it’s golden idol.


12 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:09 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Chet 99

Actually, I see a subtle use of the victimisation card here “we were lied to!”


13 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:38 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Chet 99

Losers


14 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:39 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Chet 99
The intelligence that we had

The wording there fits a military operation. This Obama crew is a joke.

15 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:54 PM PDT by NotSoModerate (Obama's spin isn't ordinary, it's roller coaster ride after a few beers spin.)
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To: Chet 99

So he is WRONG AGAIN!!! Or maybe the I, I, Me, Me, I, blow it for Chicago


16 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:14 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Chet 99

If I understand this correctly the vote was “very close”, and something must have tipped it away from Chicago.

Hmmmmm, Hmmmmmm, Hmmmmm, ..............


17 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:27 PM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: Chet 99

Well there is nothing complicated about the “I I I I I I me me me me me me me I I I I I I I I “ president. He thought trashing America would make everyone love him. So he goes flying over and gives one of his magic teleprompter seacnces, and the teleprompter was all out of magic smoke.

Once you have heard the shuck and jive hat and cane act a few times, it really is silly you say to yourself.

Sun Tzu — The downfall of the arrogance is always their arrogance. Such was the case here.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT by Tarpon (Oba-Mao is a reader, not a leader ...)
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To: Chet 99

said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House advisor and chicago slumlord who will now NOT be feasting on the Olympic pie as planned


19 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:34 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: 50mm

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


20 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:58 PM PDT by NotSoModerate (Obama's spin isn't ordinary, it's roller coaster ride after a few beers spin.)
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To: Chet 99

When Bush had bad intelligence, he was called a liar by Obama and the left....


21 posted on 10/03/2009 5:07:15 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Chet 99
Obama lied....Olympic hopes died....
22 posted on 10/03/2009 5:07:18 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: AU72

Obama was betrayed by an ananomous nobody?

I knew it!!


23 posted on 10/03/2009 5:07:35 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Ooooooh - I'm freepin' my life away. Lookin' for a better life...)
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To: Chet 99

Chicago Sun-Times Sept 23:
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WASHINGTON — White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, overseeing the Obama administration’s drive to land the 2016 Olympic Games, met Tuesday with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in New York, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Jarrett’s huddle with Blair comes as international lobbying intensifies in advance of the Oct. 2 vote in Copenhagen and Chicago organizers are working on their home stretch strategy.
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So Valerie should be the one who gets the blame??


24 posted on 10/03/2009 5:07:38 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Chet 99

The Chairman of the IOC said 94 votes were cast in the first round and Chicago received “..the least number of votes”. Anyone know how few votes they got?


25 posted on 10/03/2009 5:07:58 PM PDT by antonico
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To: Chet 99
I can't wait to see who Obama throws under the bus for this cluster flub. My money is on Daley or one of his other Chicago friends.
26 posted on 10/03/2009 5:08:05 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Chet 99
"Reporting from Washington - In the run-up to the Olympics vote, the White House was getting a clear message from the architects of Chicago's bid: Balloting would be tight, and a personal visit to Copenhagen from President Obama just might lock in a victory."

Bull! The LA times is just trying to lessen the embarrassment the Obama's brought upon themselves.

27 posted on 10/03/2009 5:08:17 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Chet 99
the ultimate arrogance of the Chitown, Daley-machine thug to think he could pull his community organizer Acorn crap,fly in and muscle an Olympics for his slimy city and think it would actually work.
28 posted on 10/03/2009 5:08:40 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Chet 99
"The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts," said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House advisor.

Intelligence? So that is what the Obama administration has the CIA doing these days, spying on the International Olympic Committee. Forget about al Qaeda and the Taliban and Iran's nuclear program. So how did the Obama administration get this intelligence? Taping telephones of committee members? Hacking into their email accounts? Bugging their bedrooms?

29 posted on 10/03/2009 5:09:09 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Chet 99

‘Cept the message from a the First Lady of Chicago thugs...threatened the committee with her “taking the gloves off”. NOT NICE!!!


30 posted on 10/03/2009 5:09:42 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Chet 99
Jarrett flew back home with Obama on Air Force One. She said he was unfazed by the loss.

"We have plenty on our plate to do," she said.


31 posted on 10/03/2009 5:09:45 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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dfwgator ~ Yeah, those same anti-American sentiments that allowed Chicago to even make the final four cities, WHILE Bush was still in office.

Bush got Chicago to the Final Four,
Obama got Chicago kicked out the door...

32 posted on 10/03/2009 5:10:24 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 255 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: hole_n_one

LOLOL!!!


33 posted on 10/03/2009 5:10:46 PM PDT by NotSoModerate (Obama's spin isn't ordinary, it's roller coaster ride after a few beers spin.)
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To: Chet 99; Liz; hoosiermama; penelopesire; LucyT; STARWISE

“The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House advisor. “The message was that . . . a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference.”


This is quite a statement. “Intelligence” ... code word for the Daley Machine??? Was 0bama setup to be the fall guy?


34 posted on 10/03/2009 5:10:46 PM PDT by maggief
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This only goes to illustrate how 0bama is TOTALLY void of Good Judgment (which he gloriously patted himself on the back for having every day of that fraudulent campaign) AND is totally manipulated by that cabal of sycophants that he surrounds himself with.

Good lord, that crew actually told him he was close to winning and they finish L.A.S.T.!!!!

Can you imagine how this mental weakling could also be manipulated on things Like the War on Terror and Forgiven Policy?

When you think about the STUPID policies he’s endorsed it really begins to round out a bigger picture doesn’t it?


35 posted on 10/03/2009 5:10:55 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: apillar

Daley will be mayor, officiating at the opening of the One Term Bozo’s library in Chicago, in a few years.


36 posted on 10/03/2009 5:11:00 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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Daley will be mayor, officiating at the opening of the One Term Bozo’s library in Chicago, in a few years.


37 posted on 10/03/2009 5:11:02 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Chet 99
The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts," said Valerie Jarrett

Intelligence?

She makes it seem like they were getting info from a foreign service on the eve of a foreign invasion or something.

This Jarrett bird is the same one who said Zero was going to "rule".

She's one of the closest people to Zero and one of the top people heading our country at the moment. She's got to go.

38 posted on 10/03/2009 5:11:14 PM PDT by what's up
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I think I read 19 votes.


39 posted on 10/03/2009 5:11:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference

I wonder how many other Heads of State were there lobbying for their home town.

This just doesn’t seem like a proper use of the prestige of the office of the President of the United States to me and I would gather from the results of the vote that the members of the Olympic Committee didn’t either.

40 posted on 10/03/2009 5:11:29 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Chet 99

What are the consequences when an egomaniac gets humiliated in front of the world? hopefully we wont find out ...


41 posted on 10/03/2009 5:11:38 PM PDT by lmarie373 (*These little guys might look cute and cuddly, but trust us: they will kill you.-on emanuel brothers)
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To: Chet 99

balloting was tight already.

“My country sucked until I was elected as their savior” went over real well. /sarc


42 posted on 10/03/2009 5:12:17 PM PDT by GeronL (meow)
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

It's Obama's fault they lost.

43 posted on 10/03/2009 5:12:27 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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Anyone know how few votes they got?

I believe it was 18 votes for Chicago.


44 posted on 10/03/2009 5:12:33 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: Chet 99

Hmmmm ..?? Did the Euro weenies just set Zero up ..??

Surely Zero is more intelligent than to fall for a trick like that ..?? Hmmmmm ..??

Or was it Miss Jarrett’s GREED for Olympic dollars that caused her to press Zero into going ..??


45 posted on 10/03/2009 5:12:53 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: Chet 99

ROTFLOL

Obama has done so much damage to this country inside and outside; they would never consider it.


46 posted on 10/03/2009 5:12:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Chet 99

Wy dont people see this for what it is? Valerie Jarrett, who is a Daley disciple, send Obambi to Copenhagen to get thrown under the bus, as a reminder who he works for? Obambi better start getting sh*t done for Chicago and the Daley Disciples or the wheels are going to come off his bus back home too? Just thinking out loud.... :oP


47 posted on 10/03/2009 5:13:10 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (FR33 73h lOn9 fOrM 81R7H c3r71F1ca73!!)
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To: stripes1776
Intelligence? So that is what the Obama administration has the CIA doing these days, spying on the International Olympic Committee. Forget about al Qaeda and the Taliban and Iran's nuclear program.

They're waaay out of their depth when it comes to dealing with global matters of importance, so they try to look relevant by going to Copenhagen to bag the Olympics. Also, they don't care about the war on terror nor our troops.
48 posted on 10/03/2009 5:13:37 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Chet 99
Nations overseas know when their asses are being kissed.
49 posted on 10/03/2009 5:13:58 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Palin irritates all the right people." -Dennis Miller)
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To: AU72

In awarding Chicago the 2016 Olympics, the IOC would have been setting the wrong precedent of allowing celebrity politicians (sic) influence their decision. Clearly, they didnt want to do that. So, in effect, King Ray Ray’s trip had the complete opposite of the intended effect...


50 posted on 10/03/2009 5:14:24 PM PDT by Mister Muggles
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