No loss should go uncelebrated

Why do liberals want America to fail?  Uh… pardon?:

It’s not often that conservatives celebrate the U.S. losing out to countries like Brazil and Spain, especially not when the loss involves a prominent event like the Summer Olympics. But when the International Olympic Committee eliminated Chicago as a potential host for the 2016 games in the first round of voting on Friday, the right broke out the champagne.

No, really:

A year ago, a conservative Republican president told Chicago, “This country supports your bid, strongly.” That was then, before the right decided their hatred for the president’s hometown was more important than anything else.

Remember, in 2005, when New York was eliminated as a host city for the 2012 Olympics, and liberals everywhere giggled like children and mocked the Bush administration?

Oh wait, that didn’t happen.

On the upside, if I was working on advertising for the Democrats’ midterm campaign, I’d be rubbing my hands together with glee.

8 Responses to “No loss should go uncelebrated”


  1. 1 deBeauxOs Friday, October 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    But, but, but … shouldn’t the rightwingnutters and Repub whack-jobs be deliriously happy that Barack and Michelle are not The Magical Mystical Negroes, bringing the Olympic Games to Chicago?

    Oh. Wait.

  2. 2 JJ Friday, October 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    They are deliriously happy.

    In the wingnut mind, the loss of the Olympics somehow translates to mean “the World Hates Obama”… even though the decisions made by the IOC has more to do with whose “turn” it is. (Yes, everyone goes through the motions of making a bid, but that’s not all that influences the decision.)

    Funny how it wasn’t a big failure on Bush’s part when New York didn’t win the games… but of course, that was before the GOP snapped and spiraled into mental illness.

    I just hope the Dems make hay out of this.

  3. 4 Jasper Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I think this an act of racism by the IOC for not selecting Chicago, especially when Obama went there to make the bid.

  4. 5 JJ Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Sassy – Ha! Ain’t that the truth

  5. 6 JJ Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Jasper – I assume that was snark. Dumb & humourless right-wingnuts need to use the “/snark” tag just so we can be sure…

    ETA – Why do you root against America? 😦

  6. 7 Jasper Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Well, Democrats love to play the race, why not play it with the IOC.

  7. 8 JJ Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Uhh… because it doesn’t apply?

    Jasper, you’re not drinking again are you? 😡


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