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Post Cushions Olympian Obamas
American Spectator ^ | October 3, 2009 | Quin Hillyer

Posted on 10/04/2009 5:02:13 AM PDT by libstripper

When Hell freezes over five times in succession and rhinoceri write sonnets on Pluto, the Washington Post's Robin Givhan will stop writing love letters to Michelle Obama. Here the Obamas broke precedent and put the prestige of the presidency on the line, as well as ignoring much more pressing problems at home, all for a spectacularly unsuccessful and remarkably narcissistic effort to secure the Olympics for the Chicago Way, and all Givhan can do is gush about how wonderfully Michelle Obama had performed anyway. Givhan wrote that the First Lady "was her team's most valuable player." And, quoting others, ""She was truly elegant, articulate and persuasive." Givhan again: "In the end, the failed bid notwithstanding, not even the leader of the free world managed to outshine the first lady. Officials who met with her were impressed, particularly with her ability to quickly shift gears as she chatted with everyone from up-and-coming athletes to heads of state."And: "The first lady could just as easily have received a gold star."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; liberalmedia; mediabias; obama; olympics; partisanmedia; wp
More Olympic fallout, this time like pigeon do do from the sky onto the uncovered head and shoulders of the Wa Po.
1 posted on 10/04/2009 5:02:13 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper
And, quoting others, "She was truly elegant, articulate and persuasive."

If she was so persuasive then why did she fail in getting the games to Chicago? Funny how liberals never judge people by what they do or do not do.

2 posted on 10/04/2009 5:03:49 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: libstripper
This is solipsism at its greatest heights, or rather depths. The message wasn't about why Chicago itself is worthy and competent to hold the games, but about why the reflected glory of the Obama's should give an added glow to Chicago. Call it the penumbral theory of Olympic pitches.
This is a short piece but it is a real gem. I wish it could be read by every American. Unfortunately, the Left Lock on Media will prevent that.
3 posted on 10/04/2009 5:06:25 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: libstripper
Olympics for Chicago 2016 - The Cost to the People of the United States:

A - The First Lady:

1. Unhidden cost of her US aircraft to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for First Lady's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for First Lady's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Amount Opra is reimbursing the USA for her envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

6. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the First Lady's envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

B - POTUS

1. True and total unhidden cost of Air Force One for the trip to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for the POTUS's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for POTUS's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Cost US picking for accompanying Press Corps, including travel, accomodations, food, refreshments, etc.?

6. Cost of flying the POTUS "big black car" and the accompanying Secret Service vehicles, drivers, fuel, staff accomodations, food and refreshments?

7. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the POUS's envolvement and that of his staff for #1 - #6, above?

C - Total net expense for "A" & "B" to the USA Tax Payers?

All I ask for a a true and honest (if that is not redundant!) of this "excercise" to the American Public. I'd be interested to also know who has personal vested interests in the possible favorable outcome for this adventure, specifically relating to the possible sale of real estate and other servicees should the Chicago Olympic Committee - 2016 be successful.

That's all I ask. Starting to think of the length of time a snow flake or many snow flakes can survive in Hell while I await the answer to the forgoing questions.

When will someone in the "main stream" news business address any of these questions and share the results with us.

4 posted on 10/04/2009 5:11:56 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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This is probably the most worthwhile trip the Obamas have taken on our dime,one from which we would hve received our money’s worth at twice the price. After all, what else would have so effectively exposed their total arrogance and incompetence and the absolute sycophancy of the GCM?


5 posted on 10/04/2009 5:17:09 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper
This is more racism (in this case, adoration of one's race) by Givhan...not too unlike what was seen in Germany in the 1930's.

Just as Obama's narcissism has grown out of the fertile soil of his insecure childhood and low self-esteem, this adoration of one's race also stems from a prior lack of confidence and self-loathing.

However, despite it roots in the humble beginnings of childhood insecurity, it is still dangerous and can morph into the uglier forms of plain old racism (or, in Obama's case, an arrogance bordering on self-deification).

6 posted on 10/04/2009 5:17:11 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: pnh102

It was a game and we aren’t suppose to keep score. Just tell the kids they looked good in their uniforms.......


7 posted on 10/04/2009 5:18:08 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: libstripper
Givhan's piece is everything it was cracked down to be. It was fulsome almost to the extent that it could have been printed verbatim on a parody site and nobody would have been the wiser.

Mr. niteowl77

8 posted on 10/04/2009 5:22:21 AM PDT by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: libstripper

This article is sad; it’s like watching the Chicago media cover the Cubs. Whne you’re done, the only thing you don’t remember reading about is why they lost.


9 posted on 10/04/2009 5:24:58 AM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember what you said.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

>> This is more racism (in this case, adoration of one’s race) by Givhan...not too unlike what was seen in Germany in the 1930’s.

Speaking of which... have you heard this one:

What’s the difference between Hitler and Obama?


10 posted on 10/04/2009 5:25:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: libstripper

11 posted on 10/04/2009 5:25:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: libstripper

>>> the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan <<<

Often the average shameless “objective journalist” will use its perch on a major “company town” circular like the Washington Post in order to pre-launch a career as a flak in public relations.

The Robin Givhan career trajectory is very predictable.


12 posted on 10/04/2009 5:30:12 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: pnh102

“Funny how liberals never judge people by what they do or do not do.

It’s called style over substance.


13 posted on 10/04/2009 5:32:58 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Dem Guard
It was a game and we aren’t suppose to keep score. Just tell the kids they looked good in their uniforms.......

Quote of the Day!!! Awesome...

14 posted on 10/04/2009 5:40:08 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: Nervous Tick
What’s the difference between Hitler and Obama?

Not sure I have...all that stands out is competence (Obama isn't), toothbrush mustache, and Michelle.

15 posted on 10/04/2009 5:41:01 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

What’s the difference between Hitler and Obama?

Hitler was ABLE to secure the Olympics for Germany.


16 posted on 10/04/2009 5:42:31 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Heheh...right you are!


17 posted on 10/04/2009 5:44:24 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: libstripper

Do up-and-coming athletes attend the Olympic selection site meeting? I thought International Olympic Committee members were in general former athletes. Maybe Michelle should have talked to them instead.

The genitive of rhinoceros is rhinocerotos (Greek). I suppose the Latin genitive would be rhinocerotis, making the nominative plural rhinocerotes.


18 posted on 10/04/2009 5:46:12 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I can’t take credit for it — some clever FReeper posted it yesterday. But I LIKE it!


19 posted on 10/04/2009 5:46:38 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: niteowl77

Anybody who hasn’t read the whole thing should. It’s such an ass-suck job that it’s an hilarious parody of itself.


20 posted on 10/04/2009 5:55:06 AM PDT by libstripper
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“particularly with her ability to quickly shift gears as she chatted”

ANY accomplished liar can do THAT


21 posted on 10/04/2009 5:59:34 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: jws3sticks
who has personal vested interests in the possible favorable outcome...

Ah, but Americans are the true Gold Medal winners here. True, untold million$ to schlep the -9bamas to Copenhagen so that, perhaps without them over there there would be '16 Olympics in Chicago, but poking their arrogant narcissistic heads there, guaranteed Chicago would be turned down. By turning it down, Americans save untold Trillion$ over the next 5-6 years in stimulus monies that won't be "spent".

22 posted on 10/04/2009 6:02:47 AM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: libstripper
As tidbits of info leak on how IOC members actually felt about Obamas it's becoming clear that pompous-ass lecturing plainly freaked them out. Enough to deliver a kick in the posterior to the first couple.
23 posted on 10/04/2009 6:36:20 AM PDT by alecqss
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To: libstripper

So telling a LIE about Sitting on her Father;’s LAP at 20 years of age is worth a Gold Star....WOW.


24 posted on 10/04/2009 6:37:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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So telling a LIE about Sitting on her Father;’s LAP at 20 years of age...

Yeah, I had to really laugh about that one of Michelle's. These two are so stupid they can't even get their facts right for a lie!

And, if you want to believe Michelle...imagine her poor papa with all that weight on his lap! He is the one who deserves the Olympic medal.

I also heard that she spoke about how her dad taught her to box in the streets of Chicago. Great idea, Michelle. Your city is full of street-fighting gangs, and you tell the Olympic committee that is where you learned to fight! I am sure that impressed them and removed their fears about crime in Chi town.

But, actually, I am glad that for the first time these self-loving egomaniacs have been dissed in public. It is clear the Europeans see through their phony front. To them, the Obamas are "Transparent." But, they will keep being polite, in the European way, as they laugh secretly. After all, now they don't have to fear America...the Obamas have weakened our country financially and as a world power.

25 posted on 10/04/2009 7:21:08 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: libstripper

Didn’t Miss obamma make the statement that she was there, in Copenhagen, to win the Olympics for Chicage, that they were going to win. That is why she was there in Copenhagen. Talking about egg on your face!


26 posted on 10/04/2009 12:00:07 PM PDT by rawhide
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