A Giddy Glenn Beck Calls Obama an Epic Failure as Chicago Loses Their 2016 Olympic Bid
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Beck said, “In his failure to bring to the Olympic games, didn’t Putin go over and get the Olympic games? Wasn’t Tony Blair the first to go over and get the Olympic games? Isn’t it possible that this is the first head of state of any major country that has ever gone over and made the pitch in person and then failed?”
Beck called Obama an epic failure. Chris Chase of the Fourth Place Medal blog on Yahoo Sports has a more factual take on Chicago’s failed bid. Chase wrote, “The perception will be that Barack Obama’s attempt to play the role of conquering hero was a failure and, to some degree, it was. He didn’t accomplish what he set out to do. But the frenzy of his arrival in Copenhagen always obscured the fact that the IOC has constantly shown an anti-American tilt. Obama’s fame wasn’t enough to overcome that.”
Chase gave the real reason why Chicago didn’t get the games, “For a number of reasons, most having to do with the root of all evil (money), the IOC has held a grudge against America for the better part of the last decade. Because of this, today’s vote wasn’t a vote against Obama or against Chicago’s worthiness to hold the Olympics. It was a vote against the United States.”
There is an anti-American bias in the IOC. There is no denying that Chicago’s early ouster leaves some egg on the President’s face, but it is not Obama’s fault that Chicago didn’t win. Is this really what it has come to for Beck and the GOP? It is un-American to root for a city in the US to fail to get the Olympics. I am always happy when America lands the games. I was just as proud in 1984 as I was in 1996 and 2002. It doesn’t matter what political party the president is from.
It can be argued, fairly that there are other country who need the economic boost that the Olympics provide more than the US, but to be happy that America lost in something is just plain wrong. This is more evidence that the right wing in this country are rooting against their country. Beck certainly would have had a different reaction if a Republican failed to win the games.
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I still don’t understand how advocating for the Olympics has anything to do with Obama’s political prowess…
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Honestly, who do you think you are fooling? After the eight years we just went through, do you expect us to believe liberals would not have been dancing in the streets if this had happened to Bush? The left practically threw a gala ball when the “reporter” in Iraq hurled a shoe at Bush. Heck, a whole host of liberal sites even cheered the death of Tony Snow. After the eight years of non-stop hatred and vitriol hurled at Bush, getting mad at people who point out Obama’s humiliating failure on the world stage is the pinnacle of hypocrisy and almost rises to the level of parody.
It’s typically narrow minded for a defender of the right to think he’s entitiled to pay back for what he considers eight years of non stop denigration of Bush . But in this case it’s not a personal defeat for Obama, but a loss for the USA, herself. Our country, get it? Yours and mine.
However, if the IOC voted against the USA because it was the USA, then no doubt the lingering international resentment for G. Bush would have been a strong motivator. But I think the IOC voted FOR a country from South America, for the first time sending the Games to that continent.
Chicago would have never got the Olympics due to the fact the USA has had them so often however Rio should have been out in round one. Rio lacks all qualifications for the Olympics according to the IOC standards, the EU wants an investigation on why Rio got the 2012 Olympics more brides I’m betting .
As a New Yorker, I can say that Chicago had a better bid with more support from their citizens than we did for the 2012 Olympics. Yet, nobody was talking trash about the people or city of New York after we lost. The only people who cheered when New York lost were New Yorkers who didn’t want the Olympics in the first place. I don’t mind when Beck trashes Obama but it really gets me upset when he start trashing Chicago itself. That’s an insult to the people of Chicago.
By the way, I still think Beck looks like a grown up version of Ralphie from “A Christmas Story.” Someday he is going to shoot his eye out.
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