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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Limbaugh: Obama "Failed" in Copenhagen, Unmasking Weakness and Ego

    10/03/2009 3:57:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1,695+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 02, 2009 | ANC News
    ABC's Steven Portnoy reports: Rush Limbaugh acknowledged his glee in telling his talk radio audience Friday that the International Olympic Committee's rejection of Chicago's bid for the 2016 games is a metaphor for President Obama's weakness and an illustration of his "Mars-sized ego." "Who knew the Olympic Committee was a bunch of racists?" Limbaugh joked at the start of his program, saying he was waiting on official confirmation from former president Jimmy Carter, before turning to the gravity of the nation's embarrassment. "When you stop to think about it, folks, doesn't it make sense?" Limbaugh asked. "Our president, Barack Hussein...
  • President Obama is no loser just because Chicago didn't get 2016 Summer Olympics (Fail!)

    10/03/2009 4:03:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies · 1,129+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/3/09 | Mike Lupica
    That is only a sidebar to what happened on Friday, with an Olympic bid from Chicago that President Obama shouldn't have gone near. This wasn't the President's fight. For a smart guy, he does some dumb things sometimes. We can talk about winners and losers all we want to now that it is over. The biggest winners of all are the people of Chicago, because their city doesn't have to plunge itself into debt to host the Olympics. This is the kind of winner New York was despite Michael Bloomberg's insane quest to get the 2012 Games, which eventually -...
  • THE 2016 O-LIMP-PICKs

    10/02/2009 8:36:30 PM PDT · by pansgold · 5 replies · 467+ views
    10/2/2009 | pansgold
    The cheery O's couldn't git-er-done. The 2 Obamas and Oprah Express Oh-bama'd out. I guess the risk of corruption by baby dick daley's 47 underlings now under arrest or in jail, combined with daley (sp?) clubbings and beatdowns was more than the 3 O's could overcome. The world opted for a safer city. Round 1 KO'd! Hey Michelle, we all appreciate the hardship you suffered for we little people back home. I was wondering what the Queen served you at lunch. It was worth the 97 million dollars for Air Force One and all the rest of planes for press...
  • Chicago’s loss is a blow to Obama, too

    10/02/2009 8:55:02 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 118 replies · 3,367+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10/2/2009 | JENNIFER LOVEN and JULIE PACE
    OK, so it is only the Olympics. But President Barack Obama's high-profile failure to win the games for Chicago could feed negative narratives already nipping at his heels — that he is a better talker than deal closer, more celebrity than statesman. And this could hamper his efforts on weightier issues like health care, climate change, war. Despite Obama's fabled charm and powers of persuasion, his in-person plea for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Games fell flat. It was a hugely embarrassing defeat. His adopted hometown — considered the front-runner heading into Friday's voting — did not just lose,...
  • Analysis: Chicago's Loss Is A Blow To Obama, Too [AP Report Forced To Admit The Obvious!]

    10/02/2009 10:33:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 1,399+ views
    AP Report ^ | October 02nd 2009
    Analysis: Chicago's Loss Is A Blow To Obama, Too By JENNIFER LOVEN and JULIE PACE, Associated Press Writers Oct 2 WASHINGTON – OK, so it wasn't health care, climate change or war. Still, President Barack Obama's high-profile failure to win the Olympics for Chicago could feed negative narratives already nipping at his heels — that he's a better talker than closer, more celebrity than statesman. And this could hamper his efforts on the weightier issues. Despite Obama's fabled charm and powers of persuasion, his in-person plea for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Games fell flat. It was a hugely...
  • The 2016 Olympics debacle: Barack Obama is not as powerful as he thinks

    10/03/2009 2:27:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 1,072+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 2, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    Some initial thoughts on Chicago’s failure to secure the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio’s win, and what this demonstrates about Obama’s leadership on the world stage. Sending Barack Obama to Europe was based on the overconfident and highly mistaken premise that global popularity translates into real US influence – what the administration calls “raising America’s standing in the world”. It doesn’t. Obama may be far more popular with the voters of France, Germany, Kenya, India or Indonesia than he is in the United States, but that does not mean America is more powerful or even more respected. As I’ve written before,...
  • Obama’s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency

    10/03/2009 2:20:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 2,059+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 10/03/09 | Tim Reid
    Obama’s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency Tim Reid in Washington There has been a growing narrative taking hold about Barack Obama’s presidency in recent weeks: that he is loved by many, but feared by none; that he is full of lofty vision, but is actually achieving nothing with his grandiloquence. Chicago’s dismal showing yesterday, after Mr Obama’s personal, impassioned last-minute pitch, is a stunning humiliation for this President. It cannot be emphasised enough how this will feed the perception that on the world stage he looks good — but carries no heft. It was only...
  • Olympics: Obama loses his golden touch

    10/03/2009 2:29:54 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 1,117+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 2, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    Barack Obama has still not made a colossal, Katrina-sized error, but his Midas touch is fast fading. The decision to go to Copenhagen to push Chicago’s Olympic bid was his worst so far. It symbolised the underlying problem with the presidency: an inability to say no to a new task and an over-estimation of his powers among his staff still apparently bewitched by his campaign. He was badly advised by the Chicago crew in the White House – Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett – who clearly still believe the Obama magic will always work. Such supposedly shrewd operators would surely not...
  • Huffington Says Copenhagen Trip a Mistake: Obama Got 'His Clock Cleaned by the President of Brazil'

    10/02/2009 8:43:57 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 40 replies · 2,555+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 2, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It's not too often where both a prominent conservative and a prominent liberal would deviate from their ideological consensus on a particular issue. However, the news of the day - Chicago being beaten out by Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games is one such instance. MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough, who identifies himself as a conservative, said he was glad President Barack Obama gave it shot in an Oct. 2 post on the Huffington Post. Ironically, the editor of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, who is identified as a progressive, said on NBC's Oct. 2 "The...
  • The Agony of Olympic Defeat

    10/02/2009 10:01:57 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 41 replies · 2,169+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-03-09 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    Another reminder that interests trump charm or likability in world affairs. The International Olympic Committee can be a fickle bunch, so there's no humiliation in Chicago's failure yesterday to win its bid for the 2016 summer games. The Windy City gave a good effort, losing out in the first elimination round to Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro, which eventually won the nod.
  • Ready for an Olympic Party, Chicago Loses Its Date

    10/02/2009 10:10:28 PM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies · 2,716+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2009 | MONICA DAVEY
    CHICAGO — Talk about short parties. As word arrived that Chicago had been eliminated from consideration for the 2016 Olympics in a first round of voting, stunned silence fell over thousands of residents who had gathered in a plaza in the heart of this city’s Loop, for what nearly everyone here seemed certain was to be a victory party. Some people gasped, others gave frowns of astonishment, and then, still carrying their CHICAGO 2016 signs and wearing the orange Olympics T-shirts they had just been handed, people began to leave. “It’s unbelievable,” said Janie Carter, 55, staring up at a...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Olympic critics get seats

    10/02/2009 10:47:39 PM PDT · by indcons · 58 replies · 2,695+ views
    Republicans have been ready with criticism for President Barack Obama's overnight journey to Copenhagen, where the president today pressed Chicago's case for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games -- playing booster, as the Republican National Committee put it this morning, for Obama's "Chicago Fat Cat Friends.'' RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri and then House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio all have questioned the president's priorities. And even as the president and First Lady Michelle Obama were leaving Copenhagen this morning following their appeal to the International Olympic Committee, the Republican National Committee was circulating an email...
  • Tall tale of the day: The First Lady’s weird Olympic memory

    10/03/2009 1:21:50 AM PDT · by kara2008 · 52 replies · 2,227+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/3/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    From Michelle Obama’s failed pitch to the International Olympic Committee: “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.”Um. Ew. Oof.Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984.Senior White House adviser and Chicago slumlord overseer Valerie Jarrett promised earlier this week that “there wouldn’t be a dry eye in the room” after FLOTUS spoke. She probably wasn’t expecting tears of…laughter.Mrs. O is looking more and more like Mrs. Clinton every day.
  • Obama, Chicago come up short in Olympics bid

    10/02/2009 5:40:54 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 37 replies · 2,188+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/02/09 | Kristi Kreck
    (CNN) -- Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech before the International Olympics Committee. President Obama traveled overseas -- in the middle of debates over health care and Afghanistan -- to make his personal pitch to bring the 2016 Olympics to his hometown. But despite their efforts, the Obamas will come home empty-handed as Chicago's dreams of hosting the Games evaporated in the first round. The news stunned those awaiting the announcement, many of whom thought the battle was between Chicago, Illinois, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio also beat out Madrid, Spain, and Tokyo, Japan, to host the games. Although...
  • Will Conservatives and Republicans have the b*lls to investigate Obama handling of the Olypmics

    10/02/2009 7:37:22 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 59 replies · 1,759+ views
    vanity | 02 October 2009 | Trueblackman
    I really do wonder if there is any Conservative or Republican have the b*lls to look into the possible connections between the Obama White House and those who brought up properties that would have been brought with our tax dollars in the construction of the Chicago's Olympic Village because we know with Obama nothing just happens?
  • Obama's Copenhagen Trip Wasn't Cheap

    10/02/2009 6:53:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 2,071+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 2, 2009
    President Barack Obama's failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego. Taxpayers shelled out probably $1 million or more for the president, his wife and others to fly to Copenhagen and back to woo members of the International Olympic Committee. A 2006 congressional study pegged the cost of flying Air Force One at $56,518 an hour. The Pentagon recently said it cost $100,219 an hour to fly the huge, reconfigured Boeing 747 without Obama aboard.
  • MSNBC moron: Republicans not supporting the Olympics is like Jane Fonda supporting the Vietcong

    10/02/2009 6:10:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 26 replies · 1,215+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 02, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    An almost poignant moment here as one of the many leftists who spent the past six years wrestling with his schadenfreude over setbacks in Iraq finally gets an outlet to project his guilt onto conservatives. Truly, celebrating the fact that the Daley machine will have to find another trough of taxpayer money from which to feed is precisely the same as Hanoi Jane sitting on a VC cannon and mimicking shooting down American aircraft. Thanks for confirming every last horrible conservative stereotype about MSNBC, Ed. If they ever move the modern-day Murrow out of the anchor spot, you’re a shoo...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "The Olympics Committee B*tch Slapped The Obama's" (Video/Audio)

    10/02/2009 6:33:49 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 54 replies · 2,373+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/2/09 | talkradio03
    Rush on his radio show after the announcement that Chicago was out...IOC not smitten with hope and change...
  • An Olympics We Can Believe In

    10/01/2009 4:51:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 930+ views ^ | October 1, 2009 | Larry Elder
    Close your eyes, and pretend it's still the George W. Bush administration. In Afghanistan, more American service members died in August than in any month since the war began. His top military commander says that without more troops, we run the risk of losing the war. Iran admits operating a second previously undisclosed nuclear facility. Unemployment stands at 9.7 percent, with consumer confidence lower last month after a brief uptick. An important domestic initiative -- one he campaigned on -- faces a likely make-or-break month in Congress. What does the President do? He flies to Copenhagen to personally lobby the...
  • In The End It Was President Obama Who BLEW the Olympic Sales Pitch

    10/02/2009 7:07:39 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 111 replies · 3,455+ views
    Part of the speculation about why Chicago didn't get the Olympics is that maybe the President wasn't at his best, after all he doesn't have a lot of experience in saying good things about the United States. But there is no worry, the president didn't have to say anything nice, what he said is he wanted the Olympics because America needed to repair its Image because of what was going on during the past few years, a code for "We Suck Because of George Bush."
  • What Michelle Obama told the International Olympic Committee about her Chicago (and father)

    10/02/2009 5:23:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 64 replies · 3,163+ views
    L.A.Times ^ | October 2, 2009
    Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama to the International Olympics CommitteeMRS. OBAMA: President Rogge, ladies and gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs of the International Olympic Committee: I am honored to be here. I was born and raised on Chicago's South Side, not far from where the Games would open and close. Ours was a neighborhood of working families -- families with modest homes and strong values. Sports were what brought our community together. They strengthen our ties to one another. Growing up, when I played games with the kids in my neighborhood, we picked sides based not on who you were,...
  • MSNBC’s Schultz Blames 'Right-Wing Talkers' for Obama Olympic Defeat; Compares GOP to Hanoi Jane

  • Estimates For White House Trip To Copenhagen: $3 Million Dollars

    10/02/2009 5:12:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1,967+ views
    CBS's Mark Knoller crunches the numbers.... cbsnews The White House billed the trip as an "official" journey, so taxpayers picked up the costs for the slightly more than 14-hour round trip on Air Force One. The Defense Department pegs the operating costs for the president's 747 at $100,219 per flight hour. Double it to include the backup plane that always accompanies the president. Add the costs of the Air Force 757 that Mrs. Obama used to fly to Copenhagen earlier in the week. It adds up to nearly $3-million dollars. And that doesn't include the aircraft used to fly the...
  • CNN Anchor in Disbelief as Chicago Loses Olympic Bid-- Video (Chicago is Out?!?!)

    10/02/2009 4:48:46 PM PDT · by GVnana · 39 replies · 1,907+ views
    "Chicago Is Out?", "Chicago is Out?", "Chicago is Out?" "Madrid is still in? Tokyo is still in? Wait a minute. Chicago is out?"
  • Rahm Emanuel: Olympic critics get seats Email Print Link

    10/02/2009 4:05:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2,058+ views
    Swamp Politics ^ | 10/2/09 | Mark Silva
    Republicans have been ready with criticism for President Barack Obama's overnight journey to Copenhagen, where the president today pressed Chicago's case for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games -- playing booster, as the Republican National Committee put it this morning, for Obama's "Chicago Fat Cat Friends.'' RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri and then House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio all have questioned the president's priorities.
  • Did IOC Vote FOR Zelaya's Protectors

    10/02/2009 4:01:50 PM PDT · by Wuli · 16 replies · 722+ views
    October 2, 2009 | Wuli
    Who holds the most votes, as a block, in the IOC and what is the politics of their current governments? Why Brazil and why at this time? Was it a vote to reward Brazil's leaders for their attempt to put a Marxist thug back in power in Honduras?
  • President Obama Comments on His Olympic Failure - Video 10/2/09

    10/02/2009 3:44:27 PM PDT · by Justaham · 45 replies · 1,067+ views
    Here is video of President Obama today making a statement about Chicago not being chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Obama said he wished he had better news to share, but congratulated Rio de Janeiro and Brazil on being selected. He defended his trip to Copenhagen to be pitchman for Chicago's bid, saying he is always glad to speak in behalf of American interests. NOTE: The disappointment in Obama's face and voice are pretty obvious.
  • CNN's Ed Henry Suggests Michelle Obama's "Hope and Change" Theme "Just Did Not Work with IOC"

    10/02/2009 3:42:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies · 992+ views
    Here is video of CNN's Ed Henry today reporting from Copenhagen that it may be that First Lady Michelle Obama's "Hope and Change" theme just did not work with the Internaitonal Olympic Committee. Michelle Obama's remarks to the committee were "highly personal," focusing on her late father and what it would mean to her for the Olympics to come to her "hometown" of Chicago. Henry said it may be the committee was looking for more "nuts and bolts" information about why Chicago would be the best choice. Michelle Obama even used the words "hope and change" in her remarks, and...
  • CNN Anchor Disbelieving at Announcement that Chicago Out of 2016 Olympic Contention - Video 10/2/09

    10/02/2009 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 164 replies · 5,546+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CNN broadcasting the announcement that Chicago is out of the running for the 2016 Olympics. The announcer is disbelieving, saying repeatedly, "Chicago is Out?" Chicago received the least number of votes in the first round despite a full court press by President Obama and First Lady Michelle to get the Olympics for their hometown. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Chicago’s loss is a blow to Obama, too

    10/02/2009 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 95 replies · 3,980+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 2, 2009 | Jennifer Loven and Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON — OK, so it wasn't health care, climate change or war. Still, President Barack Obama's high-profile failure to win the Olympics for Chicago could feed negative narratives already nipping at his heels — that he's a better talker than closer, more celebrity than statesman. And this could hamper his efforts on the weightier issues. Despite Obama's fabled charm and powers of persuasion, his in-person plea for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Games fell flat. It was a hugely embarrassing defeat. His adopted hometown — considered a front-runner heading into Friday's voting — didn't just lose, it took last...