Skip to comments.Congressman blames Bush for Chicago's Olympics defeat (Rep. Bobby Rush D-IL)
Posted on 10/04/2009 1:27:35 PM PDT by maggief
"I believe that [Friday]'s action is just the latest example of the cultural breach that still exists between the United States and several leaders of the global community of nations," Rush said in a statement Friday which was not received by The Hill until Sunday.
"[Friday}'s vote by the IOC members reflects the tattered relationships that remain after eight years of the catastrophic reign of the Bush administration," Rush continued. "It will obviously take some time for the Obama administration to continue its important work to repair that breach."
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
People aren’t buying that “Bush’s fault” BS anymore.
I thought it was because the IOC guys were “rasis”.
If the OIC is truly happy that Obama is NOW President why wouldn’t they consider Chicago? Doesn’t make sense. The OIC is in the present while the Dems are in the past.
Oooo, The Chicago pimp!
I think anyone just listening to Bobby Rush can figure out that the poor man isn’t playing with a full deck and probably never has.
....of course Bobby Rush is gonna blame Bush...blaming Whitey is his standard mantra since he was a Black Panther organizer back in the 1960s.
It didn’t take that long. Blogos’ appointment did it less than four hours afterward. I did not dedicate the fool’s name to memory, sorry for lettin’ y’all down.
Oh, BS, people are sick of the arrogant narcissist and his expectations of SELF agrandisement. They’re acting like this is the first time he’s been rejected, when he’s been rejected by the whole European Union states, and every one of our allies on every one if his ridiculous policies.
How many times do they all have to reject him before he finally gets it? Or will that ever happen, since he claims so many victories that have never happened?
Maybe Chitcago didn't get the gig because it's a dem controlled chit-hole that nobody in their right mind wants to visit!
The only thing unique about Rush is that he is incoherent, kind of like a drugged out street person.
Thanks, Bobby, we could have never dreamed anyone would blame Bush. /s
Translation: Dear Leader can reverse this problem within the first decade of his rule.
Bobby doesn’t deserve to have the name “Rush.” he should change it to Clymer.
No kidding! I was starting to get seriously worried.
Yep, I’d like to see a list of property sales in the area over the last few years.
"..Bobby Lee Rush (born November 23, 1946, Albany, Georgia) is an American politician from Illinois. A Democrat, he has served in the United States House of Representatives as the member from Illinois' 1st congressional district since 1993. Rush's district is located principally on the South Side of Chicago. It is a minority-majority district and has a higher percentage of African Americans (65%) than any other congressional district in the nation. Rush has the distinction of being the only person to date to defeat President Barack Obama in an election for public office. Rush is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
In 1968 Rush went AWOL from the U.S. Army, co-founded the state's Black Panther Party and later was honorably discharged.  The following year he served six months in prison for illegal possession of firearms..."
I`m sure the IOC wouldn`t mind having to inform a family back home that their loved one got the Derion treatment too.
I believe Roland Burris said the same thing. Must be the Chicago politicians party line.
What’s the big deal, anyway? I thought they wanted the US to be just another nation. So - OK, fine. Live with it.
Isn’t this the Bobbie Rush, (supposedly former) leftist criminal? Who introduced a bill to [effectively] take away all guns?
Any idea why a commie would want to take all of our guns away?
Yea, don’t count all those Nobel Laureates swinging two-by-fours.
I didn’t, but as a nation we complied with the Obama demand to elect him so the rest of the world would love us again.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I saw a whole lot of love coming out of that IOC decision. Didn’t everyone...
Obama couldn’t reach Bush’s shoe laces, and Bush wasn’t a real prize either. That’s how low we have become.
Obama is the worlds laughing stock at this moment. They can spin it any way they like, when the buffoon is off U.S. soil, that spin stops and reality sets in.
The U.S. loses as a result. When Obama is shown to be the child he is, who really loses? You and I do folks. Our nation does.
Come on November 2010, better yet January 2011.
Just Like the race card buddy this dog ain’t going to fly. Enough Bush shi__! People respected Bush, People laugh at the Chosen Obumble!
I miss Bush.
“It will obviously take some time for the Obama administration to continue its important work to repair that breach.”
Sorry...nine months into the mad march to marxism is plenty long enough for the 0bamunists to drop the notion that everything bad is Bush’s fault. We’re not buying it, anymore.
It’s time to take back the country.
Geez, when I read the “excerpt” I thought they were talking about RUSH.....
It is amazing how Zerobama has delivered on his campaign promise to “bring us together”.
I just voted for Bobby at gradegov.com
I just voted for Bobby at gradegov.com
I’d say that there was never any doubt that it would come to this. Rio didn’t have anything to do with it.
Perhaps we need “Help Wanted” signs on the borders of those states. Surely many who have served and honored their country in any number of ways would be willing to serve again, and help us clean up these places. But they will have to be willing and able to reach the masses with a positive honest message that would get them the votes.
He went AWOL yet got an Honorable Discharge?...
September 16, 2009
He also highlighted the reception that Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., has planned Thursday evening with African ambassadors.
“These 17 African nations are really the swing votes” with the IOC, Daley said.
September 19, 2009
There are more than a dozen IOC members from Africa, and they are a special focus for the Chicago bid because they are thought not to have an allegiance to any of the rival cities. To that end, key members of Congress — including Illinois’ Bobby Rush , whose district takes in proposed Olympic venues — hosted a reception Thursday for Africa’s ambassadors to the U.S. “I think they were wooed,” said Jarrett, who attended the gathering.
RATS are delusional!
The first step toward achieving success is correctly diagnosing the cause for failure. They don’t have a clue, nor are they interested in getting one.
Bobby Rush, deputy defense minister of the Illinois Black Panther party, reads a statement June 4, 1969, during a news conference following an early morning raid on the Chicago Panther headquarters by FBI agents, who arrested eight persons. Rush called the raid ". ..a trick ..to attack the party." At left, Cha Cha Jimienez, chairman of the Young Lord, a Chicago-area Puerto Rican group. (AP Photo/EK.)
Yes of course! No matter what, it is all Bush’s Fault (read: we can’t do anything right so blame it all on the predecessor). Traditional liberal paradises like detroit and chicago breed situations like the killing of that honor student — daily.
The TOTUS-reading self-styled messiah thinks he can walk into the room and everyone will genuflect and begin singing hosannas.
He fills speeches full of “America Sucks (until ME came along) and he and his amazingly ugly and tacky wife toss out homilies full of “I want” and “my children should get” and “you will see Me” and it is Bush’s fault?
Send a child to do a grown-up’s job, don’t be surprised at the result.
America begged Bush to keep it safe, then boo-hood like little babies when he used tough measures to do so.
If America was hated and feared during Bush, it is hated and laughed at during the TOTUS-reading fuhrer.
Chicago is the murder capital of America because of Bush also (who cares that Bobby Rush, Richard Daley, & the other Dem cronies have been running Chicago for decades) ...(extreme sarcasm)
I predict that some Dems and Barry will continue using the “Bush’s fault” argument up to and during 2012.
The link in the footnote no longer works. I don’t know the details.
Watching all these people saying the same thing, the vision of a bunch of schoolchildren jumping up and down with their hands raised shouting “Me too!! Me too!! It’s my turn! Let Me! I wanna blame Bush too!” comes to mind.