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  • Why do Obamas Have to Lie?

    10/03/2009 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 32 replies · 1,853+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/03/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Barack "Hessayin" Obama lied repeatedly throughout the campaign and has not stopped as president. And now, even Michelle "Never Been Proud of My Country" Obama is joining him at the liar's rostrum. Our favorite watchdog Michelle Malkin caught this little lie in The First Lady's Olympics pleading. Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad’s lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection. LIAR! If Michelle Obama was sitting on her father's lap watching Carl Lewis perform in the Olympics she would have been a grown woman because Lewis was first...
  • First Lady's Olympian Effort Falls Short (Side splitting, hilarious barfer)

    10/03/2009 12:17:16 PM PDT · by libstripper · 103 replies · 4,785+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Ocotober 3, 2009 | Robin Givhan
    Before first lady Michelle Obama set off for this Danish capital to lead the charge for Chicago's valiant -- but ultimately unsuccessful -- bid for the 2016 Olympics, she joked that the last-minute lobbying effort would be "a battle." "We're going to win," Obama said. "Take no prisoners." At a G-20 dinner in Pittsburgh, she teased Brazil's first lady, Marisa Leticia da Silva, that when the time came for the last-ditch arguments for the Olympic and Paralympic Games coming to Chicago -- over competitors Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Madrid -- the "gloves are off." Back in September, that all...
  • The Noble 'Sacrifice' of Michelle Obama

    10/03/2009 12:19:26 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies · 3,844+ views
    CNS News ^ | 9.30.09 | Michelle Malkin
    It's hard out there for a first lady of the United States. Take it from travel-weary Michelle Obama. On Tuesday night, she boarded a luxury 757 for Copenhagen. Think of the stairs she had to climb. Oh, the agony of the feet! Upon arrival, Mrs. O, her "chit-chat buddy," Chicago-based talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, and Chicago powerbroker/interest-conflicted real estate mogul/senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett immediately embarked on a grueling, grip-and-grin campaign to secure the Olympics for their hometown. Our smile muscles ache in sympathy. You will be comforted to know that the gracious FLOTUS feels your pain for her...
  • President Fails to Medal in Olympic Bid

    10/03/2009 11:41:23 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies · 982+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 3 Oct 2009 | John Semmens
    A stunned media was left speechless when President Barack Obama’s personal sales pitch on behalf of Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Games failed to sway the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Of the four contending bids, Chicago’s was the first to be rejected—giving it a last place finish in the event. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz called the outcome “fishy.” “When the most persuasive man on the planet can’t sell a bunch of Eurostiffs on the benefits of a great city like Chicago, something ugly and obscene is going on,” Schultz opined. “One can only wonder if the racism fomented by...
  • ‘Pandemonium Here in the Broadcast Center’: Chicago Loses Olympics Bid (local TV reaction)

    10/03/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 114 replies · 5,576+ views
    Brietbart ^ | 3 Oct 098 | none
    This just doesn't get old. If you heard the CNN news anchor in shock, this is just more icing in the cake. VIDEO HERE At first, the audience is too stupid and too quick to hear what the European Olympic guy with the accent is saying. They here 'Chicago' and they start cheering and going: "Weeee Ohhhhh!" Then someone with a clue elbows the collective audience, and they realize they lost. Then, it gets even better. They blame Bush, the Iraq War, and anyone else for the US being "unpopular" in the world, and keep wondering out loud why Obama...
  • A PR Nightmare for the Obamas

    10/03/2009 11:09:14 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 2,315+ views
    National Review ^ | October 03rd 2009
    October 02 A PR Nightmare for the Obamas [Victor Davis Hanson] One can understand an American president’s lobbying for an American city to obtain the Olympics, but the blitz by the Obamas proved a PR nightmare. Let us count the ways: 1) Obama’s brand is trans-nationalism and an “America is not exceptional” multiculturalism. According to his worldview, it makes sense that a South American country — especially a powerful, ascendant country such as Brazil — should at last have its turn at hosting the Olympics. It did not seem consistent that a politician who had reached out to the Castros,...
  • CNN reporting on Chicago crime harmed 2016 Olympic vote

    10/03/2009 10:24:25 AM PDT · by Saije · 65 replies · 2,159+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 10/3/2009 | Zennie Abraham
    What vexes me is CNN's constant drumbeat of reports on Chicago crime - and specifically two teen murders - in the very week before the vote and leading right up to the day of the IOC vote. It seemed like CNN was trying to influence the vote to me, even mentioning the Olympics in their segments on the Chicago crime problem. Moreover, CNN failed to mention the crime issue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio has a huge drug and crime problem called "critical" and puts it in direct competition if not worse than Chicago. With all this why no...
  • A resounding rejection of America's arrogance

    10/03/2009 9:53:17 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 34 replies · 2,151+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/02/2009 | Rick Telander
    WE'RE N0. 4! As I stood with the shell-shocked citizens in Daley Center Plaza before noon Friday, the sickly orange fountain bubbling like toxic waste before us on this gray, miserable day, I halfway expected that cheer to break out.
  • Obama's Olympic Disaster

    10/03/2009 10:26:11 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 61 replies · 2,073+ views
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 10/3/09 | moose2004
    President Obama says he's glad he went to Copenhagen to make a bid for the Olympics, but conservatives say the high-profile failure has exposed the limits of Obama's popularity abroad, Politico reports. Some conservatives are even celebrating Chicago's loss. Below, Richard Wolffe on what went wrong.
  • Video: Glenn Beck Mocks Michelle Obama's "Sacrifice" in Trying to Bring the Olympics to Chicago

    10/02/2009 6:14:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies · 976+ views
    Here is video from yesterday of a hilarious Glenn Beck segment in which he mocks and destroys the Obamas' effort to bring the Olympics to Chicago. We know now it failed, but Beck's humor about Michelle Obama's "sacrifice" in going to Copenhagen, and his description of what it would have brought to Chicago had they gotten the Olympics, is just priceless! NOTE: As ridiculous as the Obamas have looked to us in trying to get the Olympic Games to Chicago, I'm sure they looked equally ridiculous to the committee that made the decision.
  • Full-Court Press by White House Fails to Sway Committee (Dig deeper Freepers!)

    10/03/2009 7:15:58 AM PDT · by milwguy · 59 replies · 2,226+ views
    wsj online ^ | 10/03/2009 | elizabeth williamson
    The selection of Rio de Janeiro over Chicago for the 2016 Olympics was an embarrassment for President Barack Obama, whose appearance before the International Olympic Committee was the first by a U.S. president. The widespread perception was that he wouldn't have decided to go unless Chicago was virtually assured of a win. Some critics pointed fingers at Chicago Mayor Richard Daley for failing to accurately tally Chicago's support before putting the president's credibility on the line. Others noted the role of Ms. Jarrett, the administration's liaison with the business community. Ms. Jarrett, former vice-chairman of the Chicago bid committee, directed...
  • Obama Fails on Olympics, Libs Blame it On Bush

    Could these people be any more predictable? There’s nothing they won’t blame on Bush. Even Obama’s failure to sell himself to the corrupt IOC is Bush’s fault. As if his emotional, heartfelt, energetic appeal should have been enough to win over the world, if not for that evil cowboy in Texas. Olympic swimmer Rowdy Gaines called it a hangover from the past eight years. Um, I think he may be right about the hangover, but it’s from the past eight months! Roland Burris said Obama failed because Bush tarnished America’s image so badly even The One couldn’t undo the damage....
  • Losing the Olympics Bid Is Good for Obama

    10/03/2009 6:16:46 AM PDT · by radioone · 27 replies · 1,015+ views
    Newsweek Blog ^ | 10-2-09 | Katie Connolly
    This is a tad humiliating for the president, but his embarrassment will be short-lived, especially if he demonstrates some good humor about it.
  • The Wit, Wisdom and Fashion of Michelle Obama

    10/03/2009 5:49:37 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 45 replies · 1,777+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/03/09 | RobtKraft
    When Michelle Obama said her going to Copenhagen on behalf of Chicago's olympic bid was a sacrifice, I thought her glamorous lifestyle and attire made a mockery of that statement. Her clothes have become ever more glamorous, even ostentatious, making some of her former controversial statements seem ludicrous.
  • NBC's Gaines; Chicago lost because of hangover from last 8 years!!

    10/02/2009 4:41:18 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 31 replies · 1,400+ views
    Rowdy Gaines, NBC swimming commentator, was asked why by ESPN news why Chicago lost the bid in the first round. Replied Gaines, "I looked at the bid, it had everything needed, it was the best bid. Maybe it was political. Maybe there's still a hangover from the last eight years. I don't know."....obama's loyal disciples continue to drown in their delusions....
  • Barack Obama fails in campaign to win 2016 Olympics for Chicago (UK Telegraph)

    10/02/2009 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Shermy · 50 replies · 2,062+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 2, 2009
    As the US president flew home from Copenhagen, his unsuccessful attempt to convince the International Olympic Committee to choose his adopted home city was widely seen as a blow to his credibility. Joined by his wife, Mr Obama gave an impassioned presentation – the first by a US president on behalf of a city bidding for the games – in which he hailed Chicago as "the most American of American cities". There had been widespread expectations in the US that the president's star power would prove all-conquering, so there was shock when Chicago was the first city to be eliminated....
  • Inside Obama's Olympic Stumble

    10/03/2009 5:00:38 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 32 replies · 1,786+ views
    DailyBeast.com ^ | 10/3/2009 | Richard Wolffe
    Game over, home team lost: the U.S. won just 18 votes in the first round of IOC voting, and was knocked out in the first round. And suddenly the president was being pummeled by the right for a frivolous use of political capital—especially in the Weekly Standard, which not only blasted Obama for his failure, but anticipated that the mainstream press corps would not take the defeat seriously. “The media is faced with three facts as a result of Obama’s embarrassing failure in Copenhagen. 1) The failure itself. 2) The incompetence. 3) The lack of persuasive ability. There’s nothing ideological...
  • Michelle Obama Lied to Olympic Committee???

    10/03/2009 5:02:16 AM PDT · by theshadow3581 · 135 replies · 7,956+ views
    Michelle Obama gave a tear-jerker of a speech during which she recounted that she sat on her father's lap while watching Carl Lewis' triumphs in the Olympics. But Carl Lewis's first Olympics was in 1984 when Michelle Obama was 20 years old. So either there was something weird going on between her and her father or she was flat-out lying.
  • The Ego Has Landed: A Racist World Wants Barack Obama to Fail

    10/03/2009 4:54:44 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 37 replies · 1,840+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 10/2/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Not only is it a Black Friday for Democrats, hell, it's a Black Friday for the media. These people are in absolute shock. They have been exposed; their corruption has been caught live, in the act. And who knew, who knew that the Olympic committee was a bunch of racists?RUSH: Oh, man, oh, man, oh, man. The worst day of Obama's presidency, folks, the ego has landed. The world has rejected Obama! Chicago, the least number of votes, first elimination in the round of voting for the Olympics in 2016. When you stop to think about it,...
  • Debacle in Denmark (Obama cronies lined-up to profit off Olympics)

    10/03/2009 4:25:05 AM PDT · by Liz · 34 replies · 2,543+ views
    NY POST ^ | 10/3/09 | EDITORIAL
    Obama raced to Denmark and came home with his tail between his legs. The whole IOC episode was unbecoming and unnecessary......but no one expected frontrunner Chicago to be voted out on the first round. Particularly, in light of Obama's groveling and America-bashing (appeasing foreigners since the day he took office). Obama said he hoped to use the Olympics to improve America's image. (Memo to the prez: America has nothing to be ashamed of.) Yet for all of Obama's sucking up, he left with the dignity of his office cut down a few notches. At some point, substance matters more than...