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October 2, 2009
Chicago out of Olympics consideration (updated)
Dude, where's my charisma?
In a huge slap in the face for Barack, Michelle, and the Oprah, Chicago was the first city eliminated from Olympic consideration.
It turns out the world is getting sick of Mr. Know It All. The President of France openly mocks him, and now the Olympic Committee is unimpressed with his wonderfulness.
He is having even a worse day than David Letterman. He made it all about himself. Ben Smith of Politico wrote before the decision:
Richard Baehr adds:
It would be hard to exaggerate how humiliating is the IOC vote with Chicago going out in the first round, with the lowest score of the 4 cites. So much for the theory that the world loves America more under Obama.This is a huge embarrassment for Obama, given he shoed up for the presentation.
Obviously, he neither can count, or control votes on the IOC, the way he may in the Congress. This will not help him with any part of his domestic agenda. A key part of his message has been that he is not Bush, and presents a different America to the world. Andrew Young won the 1996 games for Atlanta during the first Bush presidency. Obama could not do it for Chicago.
Ed Lasky adds:
He has done zero since elected -- except cause some damage internationally.
Stimulus bill was cooked by Congress, not him. Health Care: stalled; Card Check: stalled; Cap and Trade: stalled.
He has empowered unions and the left wing-which is causing businesses to postpone investment and hiring. I have a radiologist friend who told me his practice and the hospital re postponing purchase of equipment because they have no idea how much they will earn in the future.
How is that for health care "reform"?
Larrey Anderson adds:
There is a scripture that has always fascinated me that is apropos this occasion:
But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. Mark 6:4 (KJV)A charlatan or a con man or a quack sure, a fast talker can fool the locals -- for a while.
But not a prophet. Those closest to a real prophet need to see some proof of his abilities. (It is human nature. Those closest to the prophet grew up with this person; they know his weaknesses and his faults.) Those who hold Obama up as the savior of our country need to think about this fundamental truth.
Obama is no Messiah.