Skip to comments.President Fails to Medal in Olympic Bid
Posted on 10/03/2009 11:41:23 AM PDT by John Semmens
A stunned media was left speechless when President Barack Obamas personal sales pitch on behalf of Chicagos bid to host the 2016 Summer Games failed to sway the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Of the four contending bids, Chicagos was the first to be rejectedgiving it a last place finish in the event.
MSNBCs Ed Schultz called the outcome fishy. When the most persuasive man on the planet cant sell a bunch of Eurostiffs on the benefits of a great city like Chicago, something ugly and obscene is going on, Schultz opined. One can only wonder if the racism fomented by right wing talk radio isnt at work here.
White House adviser David Axelrod blamed dishonest backroom politics for rigging the decision. We thought it was all set. Theres no way we wouldve let the President and First Lady expose themselves to such an overtly public show if we didnt think it was already a done deal. Weve been double-crossed. We wont forget.
Axelrod said the Obamas trip to Denmark to make the pitch wasnt a total loss. Anytime you can get a free trip to Europe its a plus, he said. Its one of the perks that the Obamas highly prize. It takes some of the sting out of the appearance of impotence in the sales effort.
Appointed Senator Rowland Burris (D-Ill) blamed the failure on former president George Bush. I wouldnt be where I am today without absorbing the important political lesson that everything that has gone wrong for America in this century is Bushs fault, Burris asserted. The Senator dismissed the possibility that Chicagos high murder rates could have been a factor as most of these occur in venues that would not be frequented by the Olympic athletes, officials or sports fans.
In an effort to offset the negative economic consequences to Chicago from the failed bid, the President promised he will direct that stimulus funds be used to build the facilities that would have been required to host the games. Many Chicagoans have already made investments in anticipation of getting the games. We cant leave them holding the bag. Nor need we forego the benefits from condemning property, tearing down buildings and erecting new structures just because the Olympics wont be coming to Chicago.
Good grief. I watched Michelle’s disgustingly dramatic pitch. It was embarrassing. It seems as though having the Olympics in Chicago was more meaningful to her than her position as first lady.
Satire is getting more like real news everyday.
Nice try Rowland! That mantra works for every liberal but you. You'll be out before the next primary is over if you're not recalled.
Hey, he came in the top four......of four competitors.
They were,, you know how much they lost in bribes and kickbacks?
This about says it all.
“A stunned media was left speechless when President Barack Obamas personal sales pitch on behalf of Chicagos bid to host the 2016 Summer Games failed”
Which only proves that the MSM is as deluded as the ‘bama.
“When the most persuasive man on the planet cant sell a bunch of Eurostiffs on the benefits of a great city like Chicago”
Then perhaps he isn’t the ‘most persuasive man on the planet’. ;) No, of course it has to be racism, never mind that he lost out to Rio...
Very clever satire...just enough plausibility and as you keep reading, BAM! over the top. Pretty good stuff, IMHO.
Or, maybe, Chicago isn’t a “great city”.
The scariest part of this fiasco is that our president didn’t have the good sense or counsel to foresee that he couldn’t push this decision our way. It’s no wonder Chavez, Castro, Putin and Ahmadinejad like him so much; he’s like a lost child in the world of foreign policy and diplomacy. They’re going to eat him alive.
“Axelrod said the Obamas trip to Denmark to make the pitch wasnt a total loss. Anytime you can get a free trip to Europe its a plus, he said. Its one of the perks that the Obamas highly prize. It takes some of the sting out of the appearance of impotence in the sales effort.
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