Chicago Loses, Conservative Celebrate

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Friday, October 02, 2009 at 12:00 pm

This seems like some curious behavior from a party that ostensibly wants to win some elections in Illinois next year. In a sizable embarrassment for the White House, Chicago was knocked out of contention for the 2016 Olympic games in the first round of voting. The conservative/GOP response: pretty much unbridled joy.

Michelle Malkin:

No Obamalympics. Goodbye, “Yes We Can.” Hello, “No, You Can’t.”

Matt Drudge, who had been doing his best to smear Chicago with obsessive reporting on a random murder in the city:

WORLD REJECTS OBAMA: CHICAGO OUT IN FIRST ROUND

Justin Hart, a consultant for Chuck DeVore, a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in California:

Love the Drudge headline. Anything this man speaks to now is anethema.

The Weekly Standard, tying together all the Olympic conspiracy threads.

As a citizen of the world who believes that No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation, I’m glad that the Obama White House’s jingoist rhetoric and attempt to pay back Chicago cronies at the expense of undermining our relationships with our allies failed.

A lone voice of moderation, GOP consultant Scott Stanzel:

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The Pajama Pundit
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

It seems to me that there are too few voices of moderation representing the GOP. I'm sure there are many who are moderates (or at least avoid vitriol), but unfortunately those voices get drowned out by the ones that Mr. Weigel has listed here.

Sad.


tgb1000
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

I guess conservatives need to grab their victories where they can. They get so few of them these days.


Irish_Wake
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

America loses the Olympic bid.
Republicans gloat.

Sad.


thesheriffsani
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

Alas, the right wing shows itself to be objectively anti-America yet again.


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

Apparently Scott Stanzel – who's got less than four times the number of Twitter followers that I have – forgot to take it to the next step. While BHO opponents shouldn't cheer the U.S. losing out, everyone who's familiar with Chicago should be relieved they lost because of their endemic corruption. It's a great city, but enriching the corrupt isn't worth it.

So, why didn't Scott Stanzel say something like that?


BillyBgaften
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

Yeah, Bush was never hounded for a misstep, or laughed at in defeat. Its funny how the left of the nation is all smiles and laughs when the shoe is on the other foot, but to see one of their own have to face headlines of disappointment is funnier in itself. Lets don't talked about the anti-American stamp. Most of the left in the news or on the net were all anti-American during “W” hands down. As quickly as Obama's glare soared, it now tumbles quicker by the week. Not only in America, but in the rest of the world too. Would I of like the 2016 games here, sure. In Chicago, why not. I just think Obama is pushing is luck with this “Superstar” like attitude he carries with him. I think he know realizes this clout is not what it was, before having to make decisions to back up his talk.


chrisjay
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

The true face of the right. Praying for economic failure for Americans and celebrating when their prayers are answered. Their worst instincts prevail & they are so blinded by hate & rage at having lost 2 elections in a row that they are oblivious to the clear message they are sending to America: “If we can't rule, it should all go down in flames. Then we'll dance on the carcass of USA and celebrate 'til the Rapture, or whatever…”


Jen
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

Oh shut up! First of all, I'm soooo sick of this tit-for-tat bullsh!t when it is nothing of the sort. There was the fringe of the Left that was against Bush from the get-go but not entire media organizations. Drudge, Newsmax, WND, Fox all were against Obama from the dat he was elected if not before.

Secondly, the elected leaders of the countries vying for the location were all there… What, should Obama have been too big to have gone? Did you criticize Bush for going to the actual Olympics? I sure didn't.

And it is one thing to dissent when something is not in America's best interest, say invading a sovereign nation under false pretenses. It is entirely another to be completely against anything the President says or does even when it would be good for the country. You say the left was “all anti-American” during W “hands down”… bull cr@p. If you want to see anti-America during a Presidency out of sheer hatred of the President, look at the Right and by extension the GOP right now.


strangely_enough
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

As a citizen of the world

WTF? Weekly Standard going Wobbly on us?

who believes that No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation,

Unless they have resources we want, and there's an election or two coming up, and we need a “war president.” Hilarious.
From the comic stylings of Bill Kristol:

“We cannot afford to let Saddam Hussein inflict a worse 9/11 on us in the future.”
[War in Iraq], “could have terrifically good effects throughout the Middle East.”
“We should not fool ourselves by believing that inspections could make any difference at all.”
“We can remove Saddam because that could start a chain reaction in the Arab world that would be very healthy.”
“I think we'll be vindicated when we discover the weapons of mass destruction and when we liberate the people of Iraq.”

Awesome…

I’m glad that the Obama White House’s jingoist rhetoric

As opposed to:

“States like (Iraq, Iran, & North Korea), and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.” — George W. Bush
“America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof — the smoking gun — that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.” — George W. Bush
“F**k Saddam, we're taking him out.” — George W. Bush

Yep, jingoistic rhetoric is so déclassé

and attempt to pay back Chicago cronies

cough… Halliburton… cough… KBR… cough… Enron… cough… Coal industry… cough… etc.

at the expense of undermining our relationships with our allies failed.

“Old Europe”? “With us or against us”?

Props to Mr. Stanzel for trying to be the last adult left in a room full of adolescents.


strangely_enough
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

“the anti-American stamp.”

Huh?


scootervanneuter
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

It gets worse:

“Democrats Claim Olympics Racist”

http://peacemoonbeam.typepad.com/scooters_repor…


brendanm
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

Actually, the original Weekly Standard post also included the headline “Chicago Loses! Chicago Loses!” and the sentence “Cheers erupt at WEEKLY STANDARD world headquarters” preceding the above paragraph. So, yeah, they're all vile, repugnant assholes there, just like Bill Kristol himself.


brendanm
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

I think you might feel more comfortable on WND, Stormfront, FreeRepublic, or FoxNation, where your race-baiting is considered funny. Jackass.


davemartin7777
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

Only minorities, liberals and Democrats can be racist, but not Republicans and the right-wing.

The right-wingers are quick to say that there is no such thing as white supremacist, right-wing racism.

That allows the white supremacist type right-wingers to be as racist as they want, since right-wing racism doesn't exist.


rpgbach
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

Simply one more example of GOPers' anti-American agenda.


Lily
Comment posted October 2, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

Mark my words. These sick people would cheer if there was a terrorist attack on this country just so they could “show Obama”. They do not care about their country.


chrisjay
Comment posted October 3, 2009 @ 1:06 am

At great risk of losing my meal I just viewed Limbaugh's webcam capture of his reaction to the news. He gyrated and humped & fist-pumped and hooted and basically looked to be in the throes of some orgasmic thrall. I honestly don't remember the audio because the vid was so obscene that my hearing kinda shut down. View this feed at your own hazard.


Pug
Comment posted October 3, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

I find it curious that the right wing hates so much of America. They hate San Francisco. They hate New York. They hate Massachusetts. And now, they hate Chicago.

The right-wingers love America. It's Americans they hate.


BillyBgaften
Comment posted October 3, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

Obama being inexperienced is nothing new to the American people. The outlets you cite were the ones who were questioning him from day one. It wasn't day one of the Presidency, but of his campaign. Of course its “Gotcha” politics, but that how the news makes their money. Thats politic for the Right or Left.

Obama had to go. It was all about giving back to Chicago. Not only to bring the Olympics to the US, but to pay back the people who got him elected in Chicago. It was payday for some of the those folks and Obama had an obligation to keep. I keep mine.

I love how Iraq is constantly being brought up when discussing Obama's tough luck. Iraq is a success story. Yeah there is something in the Times about an occasional scuffle, but I think it was the left who desperately wanted it to fail during the battle. Legal or illegal, right or wrong, the world is better off with out Saddam. Surly you can't argue that. Bush did Obama a favor, because the current situation with Iran would not be as containable with Saddam still in power.

Poor Hillary Clinton. I think it is safe to say she would have been the better pick. Now she is on the back burner with 20 extra added on since the election. With all the international tension, you never hear anything about her. What a political move to put her on the Obama team, but I hope she will make a run for it in 2012. It would make for the most interesting of races.


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