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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I disagree.

    At best it highlights is how low the US has sunk on the international stage after 8 years of Bush. Rebuilding that trust and aura of might the US use to have before Bush, is not something that happens over night.

    Plus more importantly, there were considerable arguments against Chicago that not even Obama could deflect. The US has had so many Olympics, and the last 2 were fiascos in one way or another. Atlanta was seen by most IOC members as lacking the Olympic spirit and many say it was more like a county fair than an Olympics. And then there was the scandalous Salt Lake City games, something the IOC has not forgotten.

    On top of that the restrictive aspect of getting into the US also was a prime factor in not taking Chicago. The US is not exactly "friendly" when it comes to visitors these days. It is often easier to get an appointment with a UHC specialist in Canada than getting into the US. And that is not Obama's fault.. that is Bush's. As the only candidate, the US delegation was asked this by the IOC.. so it was a big factor.

    Plus... Rio was in a continent that has never had the Olympics. I can not emphasise the importance of this. Rio had by far the worst infrastructure and crime problems and yet they won alone based on this and the passion behind the bid. If there had been any logic in the matter, then it should have gone to Madrid based on the infrastructure alone and low cost. But the IOC has never been about logic, but all about passion for the Olympics and setting a "mark". Rio met all these points.
    Here's an interpretation for those who don't read a lot of the massive BS spewed by PeteEU;

    Blah blah blah Bush, blah blah blah Bush's fault blah blah blah Americas demise.

    Carry on.

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I have to laugh at the selective outrage from the Left. You think this is ONLY a Fox News story?

    Obama's Olympic Failure
    Stinging defeat could take lasting toll on Prez's image

    Obama's Olympic Failure | NBC New York

    Yep, NBC is a major Conservative network eh?

    Obama’s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency
    Obama’s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency - Times Online

    And of course the timesonline is a Republican mouthpiece right?

    President Obama’s Olympic-sized failure
    President Obama’s Olympic-sized failure - BostonHerald.com

    Gee, when did the Boston Herald become a Fox network?

    What we have here is another example of is your epich failure to comprehend what is actually happening in the world and instead of adding to a coherent debate, merely spew Democrat talking points.
    I'm actually not a Democrat. If you have read any of my posts here you'd realize that I'm not exactly a mouthpiece for the Democratic party line...

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    The obvious slant in the title is further evidence of FNCs biased and unbalanced reporting of the news.

    Please move this thread to Bias in the media. Because that's what it is an example of.
    You might want to read the above thread posted; the notion that this was biased reporting on Fox's part requires either willful denial or blatant ignorance; OR, perhaps an unwillingness to do much else than parrot DNC talking points.

    But thank you again for illustrating why anyone should even take your nonsense serious.

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    America had the Olympics in 96 they shouldnt expect to get them back so soon.If it where up to me Chicago could have the 2012 instead of london im not looking forward to have so many of the worlds dullest sports rammed down my throat.Lets see how far someone can throw a stick,lets see how far someone can throw a ball, lets watch someone jump high.
    THAT was funny.

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Most of Obama's presidency has been spent trying to fix the utter failure that was the past administration.
    What a fascinating argument made in a vacuum of facts or reality; meanwhile, GDP continues to descend, unemployment soars, the deficit continues to soar, foreclosures on the rise again and we are paying $500 million per day on the debt which is also climbing.

    What is Obama's solution? SPEND MORE nationalizing the US healthcare system.

    Folks, you cannot get much dumber than Obama and the morons who infest the congress with their blatant feel-good emotional socialism which has done NOTHING to make this nation better and has done everything to make future generations unwilling wards of the state.

    I am fascinated by the efforts of Liberals to claim that all this is Bush's fault when the lies, the distortions and the hyperbolic rhetoric oozing from this Congress and this administration is so obvious. But then, I never did accuse liberals of honesty or lacking in their willing suspension of disbelief.


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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    The IOC considers a bunch of things when selecting a city... like which city has the best ideas for facilities, which city can pull off the games the best, and most importantly, which country has never had them before.

    To my knowledge, Brazil has never had the Olympics before, and it has the money to host the games. It makes more sense to give it to them than Chicago.
    I am total agreement with you; Rio has been trying to get the games for a very long time; it is their turn.

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    I don't see the huge issue here. The President of the United States was trying to get the Olympics to be held in the United States. Every other leader was trying to do the same for their country.

    I guess the downside I see is that Obama could be seen as being selfish by trying to hog the Olympics instead of letting other countries have a turn. But then again how would the IOC know which country to choose if those countries didn't show their passion and want for the games to be held in their country?
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I'm actually not a Democrat. If you have read any of my posts here you'd realize that I'm not exactly a mouthpiece for the Democratic party line...
    Well you sure sound like it here dude; what part of REALITY did you miss?


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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I don't see the huge issue here. The President of the United States was trying to get the Olympics to be held in the United States. Every other leader was trying to do the same for their country.
    How many Presidents/Nations leaders go to Copenhagen to get the Olympics in one of their cities?

    How many were present at this meeting? Let's do a count?

    Frankly, when our country is in the mess it is in and running massive amounts of debt, deficits and pointless spending with rising unemployment and foreclosures and the issues confronting us in Afghanistan, I just think that spending a vast sum of tax payer money to market Chicago for your cronies who were hoping to profit from the games was a waste of tax payer money.

    I would think he had better things to do. Not to mention the gross unadulterated typical arrogance Michelle and Obama constantly display by always talking about themselves.

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Well you sure sound like it here dude; what part of REALITY did you miss?

    Whoa, harsh man.

    I happen to read Fox News, that's why I posted this article, because I saw the article. Did ya even read my opening post?

    I read Fox news specifically to get the conservative slant on the news. I also read some other news sources to get other angles...

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