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Obama includes openly gay athletes in 2014 Olympic delegation
cbsnews.com ^ | December 17, 2013 | YURI KADOBNOV

Posted on 12/18/2013 4:14:39 AM PST by ilovesarah2012

WASHINGTON Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia. The White House says tennis champion Billie Jean King and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will join the opening ceremony delegation. So will figure skater Brian Boitano and presidential adviser Rob Nabors.

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will lead the closing ceremony delegation. He will be joined by McFaul, Olympic medal-winners Bonnie Blair, a speed skater; Caitlin Cahow, an ice hockey player; and Eric Heiden, a speed skater.

King and Cahow are both openly gay athletes. Gay rights groups have urged the Obama administration to use the delegation selection to make a point about Russia's treatment of gays and lesbians.

"The U.S. Delegation to the Olympic Games represents the diversity that is the United States. All our delegation members are distinguished by their accomplishments in government service, civic activism, and sports. We are proud of each and every one of them and think they will serve as great ambassadors of the United States to the Olympic Games," the president said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; obama; olympics

1 posted on 12/18/2013 4:14:39 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Asked during an August press conference whether the U.S. should boycott the Sochi games in response to Russia’s record on gay rights, Mr. Obama said, “One of the things I’m really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze, which I think would go a long way in rejecting the kind of attitudes that we’re seeing there. And if Russia doesn’t have gay or lesbian athletes, then that would probably make their team weaker.”


2 posted on 12/18/2013 4:15:36 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s just too bad the Olympics aren’t being held in Tehran, where obama could really share rampant homosexuality with his new friends

imagine billy jean in a chador


3 posted on 12/18/2013 4:18:22 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This guy is such a homo.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 4:19:31 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama should go himself and take Reggie with him.

If he wants gay representation he should lead it.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 4:20:09 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: silverleaf

Obama really is crazy. Never has a U.S. president made the Olympics about sex and how the athletes prefer to have it. I am beyond disgusted.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 4:22:29 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Well, I guess that answers the question, "What would Brian Boitano do ?"


7 posted on 12/18/2013 4:27:14 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Billie Jean King?! OMG!! That's FABULOUS!!!

This crap is way past old. Vlad, it's time to get one or two informative nuggets about President Heliotrope out of Edward Snowden's bag full o' fun and have some fun at this chess-playing pigeon's expense.

Mr. niteowl77

8 posted on 12/18/2013 4:30:21 AM PST by niteowl77 (Establishment Republicans possess fewer guts than the last gnat that hit the windshield of your car.)
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To: Salgak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6nLD-XWeU8


9 posted on 12/18/2013 4:31:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: niteowl77

My, you have a way with words! Love it!


10 posted on 12/18/2013 4:32:06 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: niteowl77

If only Bobby Riggs didn’t throw that damn match.


11 posted on 12/18/2013 4:32:08 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012

What a joke. The clown POTUS wants to create a “Jesse Owens” moment to promote his vilified homo agenda to the world. What a POS.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 4:32:13 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s only a matter of time before sex becomes an Olympic event.


13 posted on 12/18/2013 4:33:32 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind
It’s only a matter of time before sex becomes an Olympic event.

Why do you think they added women's beach volleyball?

14 posted on 12/18/2013 4:36:44 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Fresh Wind

Would not surprise me as long as Obama remains in office, which could be a very long time.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 4:38:54 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I think it’s the dumba$$’ lame attempt at getting back at Putin for bitch-slapping him over Syria earlier in the year. As always, the jug-eared moron’s response to any principled position is the intellectual equivalent to “neener neener”.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 4:39:01 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Obama really is warped.

Someone should give Obama a history lesson. Hitler had racist policies, but that did not affect who could go to Germany to participate in the Olympics. Jesse Owens went and did things the way they should be done....he won. A little known fact is that after the Olympics, Hitler gave a tree to be planted in Owens' honor in his hometown, Cleveland.

Why can't Obama just SHUT UP, send a proper delegation to the opening ceremony, and let the athletes "do the talking" with their performance? Or does he have to always pick a fight just so he can manipulate its outcome? What does he expect to accomplish by raining on Putin's parade?

17 posted on 12/18/2013 4:39:23 AM PST by grania
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Obama really is crazy. Never has a U.S. president made the Olympics about sex and how the athletes prefer to have it. I am beyond disgusted.”


The one silver lining is that it’ll piss off Putin. As for “LGBT” athletes, some of the Soviet “female” athletes of past Olympics were beyond butch, let’s face it.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 4:39:31 AM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Putin already knows how easily Obama can be played. I wonder what he has cooked up as a response to this slap in the face of the Russian people?


19 posted on 12/18/2013 4:40:06 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: steelhead_trout

But they weren’t paraded around wearing placards saying “I’m gay - look at ME!”

Personally, I don’t give a crap who anyone has sex with (unless it’s my kids) and I don’t see how it has anything to do with being in the Olympics. Just another way for Obama to tell Christians to f off.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 4:46:55 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: dfwgator

LOL! But I was referring to actual sex acts. You know, on a podium with judges sitting around holding up those little cards with the numbers on them.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 4:47:51 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Couldn't resist the obvious...

22 posted on 12/18/2013 4:49:08 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Remember who the real enemy is!)
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To: dfwgator
If only Bobby Riggs didn’t throw that damn match.

My dad was playing in local tennis tournaments at the time, so he watched the match even though he considered it nothing more than a circus. I knew nothing about the sport and didn't pay it much attention. When the match was was over, he said that if Riggs had actually intended to win, he'd have "wiped the floor with (King)."

I guess the right people made money, and the agenda advanced another notch per "the plan."

Mr. niteowl77

23 posted on 12/18/2013 4:49:20 AM PST by niteowl77 (Establishment Republicans possess fewer guts than the last gnat that hit the windshield of your car.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

What is imagined can’t be unimagined. Ugh!


24 posted on 12/18/2013 4:52:04 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

About as effective as boycotting them during the Carter years.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 5:00:57 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why do I get the impression that whenever Putin is walking away from something it is about to explode?


26 posted on 12/18/2013 5:01:22 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: Mr. K

I must say I enjoy watching Putin make Obama look like a failure. Puts a smile on my face every time. I am sure Putin won’t take Obama’s insults lying down. I don’t care anything about the Olympics but this could get interesting.


27 posted on 12/18/2013 5:06:01 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Putin reads Obama like a cheap comic book. No doubt in my mind, Putin had his response to this prepared months ago, and it may be months until we see what it is...


28 posted on 12/18/2013 5:11:25 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Shouldn’t the best athletes be on the team? I don’t think it’s illegal to be gay in Russia, but it’s illegal to promote homosexuality to children. A lot of Americans would agree to that. This is obama being stupid. We have stupids running the country.


29 posted on 12/18/2013 5:27:54 AM PST by virgil
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To: ilovesarah2012

Russia should deny access of openly gay people to the games or their country.


30 posted on 12/18/2013 5:32:12 AM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I hope the Russians manage to lure some of the lower level homosexual Olympians to a set-up “gay orgy”, that they just could not resist, leaving the US area and going into the bad part of the city, which is off limits to Olympians.

The Russians are expert enough to make something appear irresistible to homosexual men. Discreetly offering muscle men and little boys, yet ending up with lots of photographs taken and the homosexual Olympians stewing in the drunk tank, as well as an official diplomatic protest by Russia.


31 posted on 12/18/2013 5:38:49 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Janet Napolitano is gay?!

I NEVER would’ve guessed.


32 posted on 12/18/2013 8:04:39 AM PST by Tigerized (So. Are YOU better off than you were 5 years ago?)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
But it's the WINTER olympics!


33 posted on 12/18/2013 10:36:35 AM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Great. Turn the Olympics into a political event for the sexually deranged, how bout getting strap-on tools as the sponsor.


34 posted on 12/18/2013 4:04:50 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

so big sis really is a carpet muncher


35 posted on 12/18/2013 6:52:50 PM PST by Sybeck1
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