Chicago Loses, Conservative Celebrate
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.
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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