Says it all

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So Obama pitched for the Chicago Olympics, and it didn’t work. Rio won, which is cool—great city, supposedly, and the first time the Games will be played in South America. Well deserved.

What strikes me as, well, nauseating is the reaction among right wingers to the news. Literally, they celebrated. Not all of them, mind you. But Rush Limbaugh. And Glenn Beck. And a slew of others who saw the rejection as a blissful turn in the political game they call life. Never mind that the Olympics would have been great for the U.S.; or that Chicago would have reaped great financial benefits at a time when the country sure could use ’em. Never mind that an Olympics in America is, for lack of a better word, great. Amazing. Killer.

It was a chance for the right boobs to gloat—and they did.

Yuck.

This is what we’ve come to in the U.S.—left and right. It’s not about the good of our people. It’s about political gain and capital.

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12 thoughts on “Says it all”

  1. I agree with you 100%.

    For a group of people who cried “Benedict Arnold” any time someone looked cross-eyed at George W. Bush, they sure seem to take a lot of glee in ripping on the current President.

    I thought that being less than completely respectful to the office of the President of the United States was something that the terrorists do?

    And that was because they hate our freedom.

  2. Oops. Forgot to add something, in Boston we have our own right-wing, jack booted, semi-racist screamer, Gerry Callahan on the sports station in the morning.

    The day after Obama won the election he said that he hoped (and I’m quoting here) “Everything Obama does during the next four fails and fails miserably.”

    He was exactly like Limbaugh in that from 2001 through 2008, callers who criticized Bush were screamed at that they were traitors and terrorists.

    Now the shoe is on the other foot.

  3. I wouldn’t say we celebrated so much as we laughed mightily. The same way any of us would laugh when someone pursues folly due to their vanity and is unsuccessful.

  4. Also, who cares about the benefits that Chicago might have gotten? What does that do for the rest of the country? Rural areas who are actually hurting? Throwing some cash Mayor Daley’s way isn’t exactly the sort of “stimulus” that Americans have in mind, although it makes sense that the Obamas would pull for it.

  5. “The same way any of us would laugh when someone pursues folly due to their vanity and is unsuccessful.”

    You must laugh yourself stupid when you watch the news and see the reports coming from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  6. I would were it not for the distinct unfunniness of death and suffering. Though I’m not sure why pointing out how funny it is for Obama’s Olympic adventure to have been rejected necessitates mention of an American war.

  7. You said that you laugh at someone who pursues folly due to their vanity and is unsuccessful.

    I think that about sums up the six years that we’ve been mired in the Bush/Cheney boondoggle.

    Oh, wait. I see what you mean. You only laugh at those “wacko liberals” who wanted to bring a world-wide event to the United States. An event filled with foreigners and other non Americans.

    I get it.

  8. “Oh, wait. I see what you mean. You only laugh at those “wacko liberals” who wanted to bring a world-wide event to the United States. An event filled with foreigners and other non Americans. ”

    Your arguments, not mine.

  9. I saw a bumper sticker today that read “when the power of love outdues the love of power, there will be world peace”. I think for both sides of the aisle, it is all about power. It seems like nowadays all a President has to do is sneeze and someone will criticize him. A real shame. We all need to wait until we walk a day in the President’s shoes. Then we can pass judgement.

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