That's too bad, but I appreciate our POTUS and FLOTUS's efforts on behalf of America. This will be blown out of proportion by the Right as some sort of evidence of something or other. But I would like to point out to those who will come here and revel in this setback, that while President Obama was in Denmark--and during the many times he's been in foreign countries in his young administration, no one has thrown shoes at him.
Here is what we'll be seeing from certain people on the Right over this president's willingness to take a chance to win one for America:
VIDEO: Conservatives Erupt In Applause Over Chicago's Olympic Bid Failure
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Conservative Americans are cheering because the Olympics will not be held here.
In 2005, when NYCity lost out on the Olympics, no one cheered and no one blamed George W. Bush for not getting the IOC to bring the games to New York.
But we now know that certain elements in the GOP are Republicans first--not Americans first and have actually cheered for Brazil's win over America's.
Rooting against America: Beck, other conservatives cheer elimination of Chicago's Olympic bid
Conservative media figures have celebrated the International Olympic Committee's elimination of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and used the event to bash President Obama, who flew to Copenhagen to lobby IOC members on behalf of Chicago's bid. For instance, Glenn Beck called the news that Chicago's bid had failed "so sweet," Rush Limbaugh declared himself "happy" and "gleeful" with the results, and Matt Drudge proclaimed: "World rejects Obama."
Keep it classy, GOP.
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