Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy now, conservatives? Chicago out of Olympics running

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Conservatives can breathe a sigh of relief now: their rooting against America has paid off. Yep, Chicago, as well as Tokyo, have been eliminated as host cities for the 2016 Olympics. As was just announced, the race to host the sporting extravaganza is now over, and Rio won. I hope the right wing is happy.

Not that their endless bitching had anything to do with the International Olympics Committee's (IOC) decision, but it's been interesting to see just how far today's conservatives will push their priorities – i.e., running down Pres. Obama, as opposed to rooting for their own country on the international stage. Conservatives have spent the past few days whining that Obama’s 15-hour trip to Copenhagen was diverting him from more important issues; insulting one of America’s great cities, Chicago; and belittling the Olympics. GOP morals czar “Gamblin’ Bill” Bennett even said he was rooting for Rio rather than Chicago. And these are the guys, remember, who play up the issue of “patriotism” 24/7, ad nauseam. Apparently, it’s patriotic now to root against your own country.

Conservative bloggers and pundits have already started gloating -- gloating – that Obama couldn’t convince the IOC, and that he’s a poopy-head from a doo-doo city that “real Americans” don’t like, nyah nyah nyah. What a bunch of whiny-ass losers that whole movement has turned into. Here's some of their fine, journalistic work.

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