It appears not everyone wants near the Chicago Mafia, thugs and commies [that surround obama] …and the world let Chicago and obama know it. It’s time they did. No amount of ego trips and speeches has made this obama as popular and influential as he and his handlers think he is.
Barack Obama, Failed Chicago Olympic Bid
Mmm, mmm, mmm: Humpty Dumpty takes a great fall
By Judi McLeod Friday, October 2, 2009 The image of President Barack Obama as King of the World folded like the proverbial house of cards today.
And when it folded, it folded on the well-lighted world stage.
Obama took a big fall and not even Michelle, Valerie or Oprah can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
After spending an estimated $2.5 million—just for both Obamas to get to Copenhagen and back—the Chicago Olympic bid was declined in the first round.
Kudos to the International Olympic Committee for proving before a watching world that the winner was never a done deal; that even raw power cannot put everything in the bag.
Cheers for little people everywhere for it will be Latin America that will host the 2016 Olympic Games. Olé!
Reported from AFP this morning: “US President Barack Obama took a brief respite on Friday from a packed political agenda to visit Copenhagen on a mission to capture the 2016 Olympics for his cherished hometown of Chicago…he is taking somewhat of a political risk in pitting his presidential prestige on the line.”
As radio talk show giant Rush Limbaugh pointed out, Obama gave his presentation to the IOC on his trademark TelePrompter.
It was only yesterday when Michelle Obama stated that her presence and that of her husband’s in Copenhagen was a “sacrifice”.
Real people the world over know that there is not much sacrifice traveling in a jet with girlfriends, Oprah Winfrey and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett in tow.
But mainstream media CNN crowed that “Michelle steals the show in Copenhagen.”
The best line of all came from Drudge: “The ego has landed”.
The ego landed in front of all on Michelle and Barack’s big sacrifice.
Meanwhile, there will be cheering from freedom loving patriots the world over now that Humpty Dumpty has taken his great fall.
Danes Dump Obama (Hooray for the Danes) and Chicago Goes Silent
CHICAGO – Thousands of people stood in bewildered silence in downtown Chicago on Friday after the International Olympic Committee surprised everyone by dumping the city from the race for 2016 Summer Olympics in the first round of voting.
The vote in Copenhagen was carried on huge television screens set up in the Daley Center to carry what many had hoped would be approval of Chicago as host. It had seemed so likely to many in a city still basking in the blow of hometown Sen. Barack Obama’s election as president.
Instead, Chicago was bounced in the first round, bringing an audible gasp from the crowd. The elimination came so quickly that some would-be revelers weren’t sure what had happened and they asked bystanders if they had heard what they thought they heard.
Many stood for a few minutes, staring at the screens, and at least one flung his hands into the air in a crude gesture toward the TVs. Within seconds, people began filing out of the plaza.
“I’ve never really had a disappointment like this,” said Ken Rudd, a 33-year-old salesman from Evergreen Park. “This is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen.”
Second City winds up 4th in Olympics bid
CHICAGO – Thousands of people stood in bewildered silence inon Friday after the International Olympic Committee eliminated the city from the race for the in the first round of voting.
The stunning vote in Copenhagen was carried on huge television screens set up in the Daley Center to host what many believed would be a celebration. The choice of Chicago as the host city had seemed so likely to many still basking in the glow of hometown Sen. Barack Obama’s election as president.
Instead, Chicago was bounced in the first round, bringing an audible gasp from the crowd. The elimination came so quickly — more than an hour before the final announcement — that people were still excitedly talking among themselves when IOCannounced: “The city of Chicago, having obtained the least number of votes, will not participate in the next round.”
Many weren’t sure what Rogge had said, and turned to each other to ask. Some just stood for a few minutes, staring at the screens, and at least one flung his hands into the air in a crude gesture toward the TVs. Within seconds, people began filing out of the plaza, though many stayed to see Rio de Janeiro ultimately chosen as the winner.
Katie Suitor, a 28-year-old social worker, said she had already signed up to work as a Olympics volunteer.
“I was looking forward to having the world come and see just how great Chicago is,” she said.
Many had looked forward to the jobs and construction projects that would have come with the Olympics.
“I was hoping this would pick up Chicago’s economy, and now I feel pushed even farther from finding a job,” said Vince Monaco, an unemployed 35-year-old in the city.
The IOC decision was a major blow to Mayor Richard M. Daley, who spent three years working, cajoling and insisting that the games would be a boon for his city. The 67-year-old Daley, who has been in office for 20 years, was already grappling with low approval ratings, though it was an open question whether a winning bid would help or hurt those numbers.
The IOC has traditionally partnered with governments where strong leaders like Daley are in control. Bringing an Olympics to Chicago would have been seen as a crowning achievement for the mayor.
“He definitely loses a little face,” said Larry Kajmowicz, a 31-year-old trader and Chicago resident. But, he said. “I don’t see him losing an election due to this.”
The Chicago bid had plenty of homegrown firepower, fromon up to Obama and the first lady, South Side native . All were in Copenhagen ahead of the vote and the first couple gave presentations to the IOC earlier Friday, though the president left hours before the voting began.
Randy Wood, 49, of San Diego said the IOC clearly wasn’t swayed by Obama’s influence and the early elimination reflects poorly on the president.
“Maybe his clout stopped at the Pacific and the Atlantic,” Wood said.
With Chicago well-known for public corruption and problems with public services, opponents had serious concerns about Olympics-sized hassles and bills, despite assurances by Daley and bid organizers that taxpayers wouldn’t owe a dime.
A recent poll by the Chicago Tribune showed residents almost evenly split, with 47 percent in favor of the bid and 45 percent against — a drop from the 2-1 support the newspaper found in a February poll. The 2016 bid committee said its own poll last week found support from 72 percent of Chicagoans.
On the beachs of Rio, tens of thousands erupted in cheers when they learned their city would host the first Olympics in the South America. Still, news that Chicago had been eliminated was greeted with surprise.
“Wow, we never thought Chicago would get out in the first round,” said 29-year-old Rio resident Leandro Cruz, one of thousands gathered on Copacabana beach. “Everybody thought it would be Chicago and Rio until the very end.”
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