Conservative response to losing Olympic bid

A meeting of “Americans for Prosperity“, the corporate pimps who are trying their damnedest to keep 40 million people from getting health care, hears that the US lost their bid for the 2016 Olympics:

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Bear in mind, they’re cheering for the loss of thousands of potential jobs and millions in tourism revenue for the city of Chicago.

Oh yeah, and War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.

17 Responses to “Conservative response to losing Olympic bid”


  1. 1 Cornelius T.Zen Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    Chicago is the core of organizational prowess for the Democratic Party. The Daleys, pere et fils, swung considerable influence regarding the electability of many candidates.
    “Americans For Prosperity” give new meaning to the term, “cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face.”
    Remember: who would benefit most from health care reform? Answer: people in lower income brackets. It’s not a War on Poverty, it’s a War On The Poor. The healthier they are allowed to be, the more they’ll breed, and soon, the more political power they will wield. Health care reform will only encourage them to ask for more things, like, better wages, better work conditions, better jobs. I mean, you start treating them like human beings, and the next thing you know, they’ll expect to be treated like human beings.
    Not racist? Depends on what you mean by “race” – CTZen

  2. 2 Bleatmop Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I feel unclean now.

  3. 3 Shade Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Real clever, cheer losing something that could’ve helped the economy a damn lot. While Americans spending money might help, people from over seas spending their money is better.

    I also don’t get what the issue with making sure poor people don’t die is, you think they’d be all for it considering someone has to do the minium wage jobs.

    Granted the ideal time to put the system in place is past, but now you’re in the point where people need it most.

  4. 4 Jasper Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    “The President and First Lady went to Copenhagen and gave little speeches about themselves. She, Mrs. Obama, used the first-person singular pronoun in some form or another, “I” or “me”, sixteen, 34 times in sixteen paragraphs. He used it 23 times in thirteen paragraphs. It was all about them.”

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/10/04/george-will-obama-went-copenhagen-speak-about-himself

  5. 5 balbulican Monday, October 5, 2009 at 3:13 am

    What was funny was the way American conservatives had prepared themselves for a possible successful bid. Glen Beck had already snorted that if the decision went Chicago’s way, it wouldn’t be any credit to Obama. Armed for rage, either way.

  6. 6 JJ Monday, October 5, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Jasper – You guys have really got nothin’ when you start parsing how many times he uses the words “me” and “I” 😆

    If wingnuts are so concerned about phony self-aggrandizement, where the fuck where you when Georgie was dressing up in a flight suit and pretending to land a plane on an aircraft carrier (said drama also at great cost to taxpayers, and with no potential economic benefit).

    Or would you rather Obama eschew the words “me” and “I”, and refer to himself in the 3rd person? BWAHAAHAA! I can just imagine the wingnutosphere’s reaction to THAT 😯 😆

    Every time you wingnuts expectorate over such minor petty bullshit, you hand the Dems more campaign advertising material.

  7. 7 JJ Monday, October 5, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Balb – No doubt! And probably when the bid had been won by Chicago, a chorus of BOOOO-HISSS! would have gone up in the Weekly Standard offices instead of the cheers that erupted.

    Glen Beck had already snorted that if the decision went Chicago’s way, it wouldn’t be any credit to Obama

    Funny how that works, eh? It’s all Obama’s fault that they didn’t get it, but if they had gotten it, it wouldn’t be because of Obama. That’s what I call an intellectual arabesque.

  8. 8 JJ Monday, October 5, 2009 at 9:02 am

    CTZen – I think these “conservatives” are just so bereft of material to condemn Obama that they’re scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    In reality, there are lots of reasons to *criticize* Obama — I don’t agree with some of his policies myself. But mere moderate, reasonable criticism isn’t sufficient for the whacko fringe, they have to *condemn*.

  9. 9 JJ Monday, October 5, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Bleatmop

    I feel unclean now.

    😆 I know what you mean

  10. 10 JJ Monday, October 5, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Shade

    Real clever, cheer losing something that could’ve helped the economy a damn lot. While Americans spending money might help, people from over seas spending their money is better.

    One thing about the games is that they usually generate a lot of jobs, which starts putting money back into the economy right now (not 7 years from now as some idiots claim).

    Also, it wouldn’t hurt the US to have an American city on the world stage for an event like the olympics. I don’t know how bad their trade deficit is now, but a few years ago it was bad enough that they devalued their dollar to encourage foreign investment (at least that’s my limited understanding of how it works). So as well as the jobs, that’s another positive aspect of events like the olympics.

    Of course, no single event is an economic panacea, but it doesn’t hurt to promote such things.

  11. 11 toujoursdan Monday, October 5, 2009 at 9:19 am

    It’s funny how they count how many times they use “me” and “I” but they never count how many times they’ve used “you” and “yours”.

  12. 12 JJ Monday, October 5, 2009 at 10:27 am

    toujoursdan – Well of course, Dan. It wouldn’t be a properly biased parsing if they included words that gave the speech some context. Wingnuts are allergic to context.

  13. 13 Jasper Monday, October 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    “where the fuck where you when Georgie was dressing up in a flight suit and pretending to land a plane on an aircraft carrier”

    that was cool.

  14. 14 JJ Monday, October 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Jasper – What was cool? That sentence?

  15. 15 Jasper Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 7:54 am

    No, W landing on the Aircraft carrier was cool 🙂

  16. 16 JJ Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Oh fuck, Jasper, ya nimrod. Admit it, you just liked the codpiece.


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