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Gibbs: Obama 'disappointed' at losing Olympics
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 2, 2009 | JULIE PACE

Posted on 10/02/2009 11:34:58 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - President Barack Obama is "disappointed" Chicago missed getting the 20016 Olympic Games but doesn't regret putting so much on the line to argue for it, his chief spokesman said Friday.

Talking to reporters aboard Air Force One as Obama and his wife Michelle flew back to Washington, Robert Gibbs said Obama "feels obviously proud of his wife for the presentation that she made." Mrs. Obama had gone to Copenhagen ahead of her husband and had lobbied hard for the Summer Games to be brought to her hometown and his adopted hometown.

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KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; obama; olympics
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1 posted on 10/02/2009 11:34:59 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

His appearance after sending her was a slap in her face.

I knew he’d be blaming her for the failure.

Going to be quite a night in the White House tonight.


2 posted on 10/02/2009 11:36:17 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 10/02/2009 11:36:30 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, Where Thunderbirds Soar and Protect)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shoulda given a speech about the Olympics instead of themselves.


4 posted on 10/02/2009 11:36:39 AM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Breaking: Obama and his main squeeze placed on suicide watch.


5 posted on 10/02/2009 11:37:20 AM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I can finally say something positive about Obama...being disappointed is a reasonable reaction in the face of his failure. I bet it doesn't stay there, I bet libs will make it all about someone else’s fault, probably Bush or Palin.
6 posted on 10/02/2009 11:37:35 AM PDT by highlander_UW (To anger a conservative tell him a lie. To anger a liberal tell him the truth.)
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To: griswold3

He’s probably going to try to stage his own version of the Olympics in Chicago now...the famous Obama Games of 2010...


7 posted on 10/02/2009 11:38:37 AM PDT by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Zer0 c0ntinues t0 be a l0ser.


8 posted on 10/02/2009 11:38:39 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

but doesn’t regret putting so much on the line to argue for it

I’ll put everything on the line and lose it a thousand times if I have to!


9 posted on 10/02/2009 11:39:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gator113
"Obama and his main squeeze"

Larry Sinclair is at risk?

10 posted on 10/02/2009 11:39:28 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Uh, oh.

They were hoping for a glut of Olympics news to dominate the news cycle in Chicago for the next few years.

Now it will just be ACORN corruption all the time. Tsk, tsk.

11 posted on 10/02/2009 11:39:55 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Does that mean he'll cancel his next ‘I Hate America’ tour?
12 posted on 10/02/2009 11:39:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Paladin2

I was just thinking the same thing...lol!


13 posted on 10/02/2009 11:40:02 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

.."ain't nuff room under dat bus for me and my lobsta's"

14 posted on 10/02/2009 11:41:13 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
AS GIBBS THINKS "IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HAVE I GOT SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO SELL YOU" Ambassador Bridge Pictures, Images and Photos
15 posted on 10/02/2009 11:41:19 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What exactly did he “put on the line” in order to go beg for the Olympics to be hosted in Chicago?

Was there any risk associated with this that was not inherent to normal presidential travel or advocacy?

Is there much more risk to “no” than we know?


16 posted on 10/02/2009 11:41:22 AM PDT by nerdwithamachinegun (All generalizations are wrong.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have yet to see a single word of congratulations and/or well wishes for Brazil from any of these schlocks......classless and arrogant going into it and even worse after losing....


17 posted on 10/02/2009 11:43:06 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a good thing they went .... or everyone on left
would have been saying, “oh, if only he had gone with
his teleprompters - he could have convinced them!!”


18 posted on 10/02/2009 11:43:17 AM PDT by savage woman
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To: Paladin2

You got me... LOL


19 posted on 10/02/2009 11:43:21 AM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“[Gibbs] said the president “would never shy away from traveling anywhere, talking to anyone about this country.”

Gibbs said that Obama got the news while watching TV alone in his quarters on the presidential jet.”

Correction: Zero would never shy away from traveling anywhere, APOLOGIZING to anyone about this country. Further, he wasn’t watching the news programs for info but to make sure his fans in the media cast him in the appropriate golden light.

He was there for only FIVE freaking hours!!! I hope he gets terminal jet lag so this farce can end.


20 posted on 10/02/2009 11:43:29 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Message to the dog Bo.....you’re gonna get KICKED when Bammy gets home!


21 posted on 10/02/2009 11:44:12 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Gator113

Would Obama and his Mama feel better if Cleveland gave Chicago the Gay Olympics? UMM UMM UMM.


22 posted on 10/02/2009 11:44:21 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As the old saying goes...

Ooh, THAT'S gonna leave a mark!


23 posted on 10/02/2009 11:44:56 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Gator113

Who is Bammy’s Main Squeeze but HIMSELF??


24 posted on 10/02/2009 11:45:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As another Freeper said....”If you rearrange “Hope and Change” it spells COPENHAGEN”!!! LOL!


25 posted on 10/02/2009 11:46:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Doogle

ROTFLMAO!!!


26 posted on 10/02/2009 11:47:03 AM PDT by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: Gator113
aboard Air Force One as Obama and his wife Michelle flew back to Washington

Anyone want to know what happened to the other plane that Big M flew over on it? Did they give it away for votes?

27 posted on 10/02/2009 11:47:05 AM PDT by Recon Dad (“Cogito ergo arma.”)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ping, blog comment:
THE REAL ISSUE IS THIS, PRESIDENT OBAMANITE … WILL TEHRAN WIN THE NUCLEAR TERRORIST OLYMPICS? Now that you have jacked off the U.S. economy to the highest unemployment since 1983 (thanks so much for all the Dumb-ocrats who made sure there was no reform of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, while paying Obamanist political rake-off money, so you could inherit the economy from yourself); accelerated bank failures to the point where the FDIC will have no money to cover deposits; made the natonal debt skyrocket so our children and grandchildren will be slaves to it; made sure that by 2010 most homeowners will owe more on their houses than their houses are worth; stacked your Administration with a-holes like Rahm Emmanuel, plus Communists, Euthenasists, Reverse Racists and Chicago Slumlords … WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT YOUR PALS THE ISLAMISTS WHO ARE PREPARING TO KILL US? Sure, we can’t give you all the credit. Billy Clinton gets a pat on the back for letting the North Koreans get the bomb, so they and the Pakistanis could help the Iranians along. And sure, the “Shadow Masters” and Nazi-collaborating Soros-ites successfully pumped illegal foreign contributions through Islamic and other sources into your campaign to make sure we have a so-called “president” who will BOW TO THE KING OF SAUDI ARABIA. But you get some of the credit, Barry Soetero. Doing the “moon walk” with your sequined glove waving while procrastinating and ignoring your commanders in Afghanistan … playing kissy-face with Iranian-buddy Chavez in Venezuala … making narcissistic-disordered speeches at the UN as part of your comedy duo with Quaddafi … sending Secretary Hilly-the-Witch to continue the job she had Billy doing earlier … telling the Israelis to stuff it … WHILE MAKING SURE IRAN BECOMES A NUCLEAR TERRORIST POWER. Your Palestinian college roommates who ran your web contribution machine that raked in all those millions from Saudi Arabia, Iran, other Middle East countries and China … thank you. The amalgam of Communists, Islamists, Anarchists and Kenyan Cousin Butchers who mentored you from youth, financed your travels on your Indonesian passport to meet with revolutionaries, pulled Islamic strings and funnelled Middle East money to you so you could get low grades at Harvard, and funneled money to you from Sadam Hussein supporters so you could buy your million-dollar mansion in Chicago (while you funneled millions of taxpayer dollars to failing Chicago slum projects with your Syrian buddy Rezko) … thank you. The Iranians who you and Hillary Clinton are helping to delay and dither until they have nukes ready to launch … thank you. The chip-on-the-shoulder, we want no ejucashun but we got ya taxes, VoteFraud-R-Us ACORN chapter, the “Maxine Waters Gangbanger Honor Guard” … thank you. The Demo-Corrupt Coven led by Nancy “Priestess of Lies” Pelosi … thank you. The Mexican Drug Gangs of America and all their settlers occupying the United States (Israeli self-defense settlements you don’t want, but Mexican and Central American illegal settlements you embrace) … thank you. WE, ON THE OTHER HAND, THE HONEST, HARD WORKING, TAX-PAYING CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO THINK THE CONSTITUTION IS FINE JUST THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN … DO NOT THANK YOU.
28 posted on 10/02/2009 11:47:08 AM PDT by UncleVanya
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To: Doogle

From the movie, "Alien 2010"?

29 posted on 10/02/2009 11:47:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: nerdwithamachinegun
"What exactly did he “put on the line” in order to go beg for the Olympics to be hosted in Chicago?"

Much of the presidency and politics are image. Call it what you want, political capital, cache, face, clout, etc. the big O invested heavily in the *hope* that his personal appearance would be enough for Chicago. Not only did it not put Chicago over the top, but Chicago was the first city rejected out of hand.

Because O chose to go there in person, it makes the rejection of the bid personal. Trust me, other world leaders have taken note.

30 posted on 10/02/2009 11:47:37 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

His speeches must have convinced our critics they were right all along.

Rio is a good pick. Is it true that the ‘0’ didn’t offer congratulations?


31 posted on 10/02/2009 11:48:44 AM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Utah Binger
My brother worked to help promote Nagano's bid against Salt Lake City. No funny business, he was just a low level staffer to prove that NOC hired foreigners. He told me that the competiting team from Salt Lake City handled the loss with such dignity and class, he was sure they would get it four years later.

We all know how that turned out, don't we?

32 posted on 10/02/2009 11:49:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Recon Dad

Iguess Michelle is not proud to be an AMerican anymore.j

I never thought I would root against the US getting the games but this makes my day,,snort.


33 posted on 10/02/2009 11:49:20 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: nerdwithamachinegun
What exactly did he “put on the line” in order to go beg for the Olympics to be hosted in Chicago?

...all the "insiders" who invested millions buying depressed land where the Olybamapics village were going to be built and then handed over to government financed apartment dwellers living there. Those people (Valarie Jarett etc)were going to make oddles

34 posted on 10/02/2009 11:50:29 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: livius

Well,,,, Cleveland just was awarded the Gay Olympics! Maybe we can give them to Chicago?


35 posted on 10/02/2009 11:52:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All those shovel ready projects that can’t be done....priceless


36 posted on 10/02/2009 11:52:04 AM PDT by the long march
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"How dare they turn me down?
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who's the greatest of them all?
37 posted on 10/02/2009 11:52:23 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

 

 

Blame it on Axelrod!

Because his former PR firm did all the work and was paid millions for the project of presenting Chicago’s bid.

Follow the money trail!

This needs to be investigated.

38 posted on 10/02/2009 11:52:46 AM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And his slum lord cronies and kick-back contractors who expected to make million$ on the Olympics are even more disappointed that their Obama-god didn’t come through.


39 posted on 10/02/2009 11:53:42 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: Carley

“Disappointed?” With all that graft down the drain! Suicidal is more like it. And Valerie might even be forced to spend a few bucks on her slum properties, now that she won’t be able to sell them for an obscene profit to the Olympic organizers in Chicago. And consider poor Shortshanks and his stable of thug cronies. Nope. There is no joy in Mudville. Mighty Hussein has struck out.


40 posted on 10/02/2009 11:54:55 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"20016 Olympic Games"

Wonder why there is an extra "ZERO" in the AP copy??

HeHe

41 posted on 10/02/2009 11:55:05 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Tree of Liberty)
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To: Paladin2

Ping. You beat me the punch. Dat Obama suckah, he ain’t don’ nottin’ since he become da man.

The Marxist Onada has not had a good news day since his take over of the US Presidency.


42 posted on 10/02/2009 11:56:13 AM PDT by dools007
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To: raybbr

LOL!


43 posted on 10/02/2009 11:56:13 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: raybbr

Somebody put that pic up there so the bamster would know where to go..........hahahahahahhahaa he only reads in pictures


44 posted on 10/02/2009 11:59:25 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("I never knew there were Martians in my garden...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

45 posted on 10/02/2009 11:59:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: UncleVanya

How many threads are you planning to post this to?


46 posted on 10/02/2009 12:00:13 PM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Hmmmm...I wonder what the “events” for that one are like? Barry would probably be thrilled, so to speak.


47 posted on 10/02/2009 12:05:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: highlander_UW

Expressing congratulations to Rio would have helped repair the damage a bit.


48 posted on 10/02/2009 12:07:08 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He even took that tool Gibbs with him? How insecure is Obama, anyway?


49 posted on 10/02/2009 12:08:14 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: livius; cardinal4

For the first time since 4 Nov 08, I am proud of my country.


50 posted on 10/02/2009 12:11:36 PM PDT by Ax (All roads lead back to Concord Bridge....)
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