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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Their "minor economy" is also the tenth largest in the world. Just behind Russia, Italy, and the UK.
    And the biggest food producer too..
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    And yet, still behind the state of California.
    That's not saying much. There are only 8 countries in the world with a higher GDP than California. Hell you would need to combine the GDP of both Texas and New York to just barely beat California.
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I cannot believe this.

    9 months into Obama's presidency the liberals are still blaming Bush?

    When they've got no retort left, which is almost every debate at this point, they've got to pull out the stock answer.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Come, now, TD. Since when has the American citizen ever cared about how much it cost any sitting President to be flown anywhere be it domestically or internationally?
    Since Obama decided government should determine salaries and perks that company executives should be allowed to receive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I cannot believe this.

    9 months into Obama's presidency the liberals are still blaming Bush?

    Hey, some people clearly see the need to make the Olympic selection far more political than it needs to be. Some conservatives see it as humorous against Obama, whereas, apparently, my first time seeing this, a liberal thinks it is possible a reflection on Bush.

    The United States of America is clearly on the thoughts of everyone in the world at all times!
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Come, now, TD. Since when has the American citizen ever cared about how much it cost any sitting President to be flown anywhere be it domestically or internationally? This only became a concern with President Obama. But the Conservative right didn't care when Reagan fly hither and yawn. They didn't care when Bush-41 flew to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait and they didn't care about how much was being spent when GWB flew internationally for any reason either. But all of a sudden, they care about travel cost associated with AF-1 under President Obama? Give me a break, man!

    You know, the absordity of this entire issue is Conservatives are quick to claim that President Obama is anti-American, but the moment he goes out to lobby for America on an global scale suddenly you all denounce his efforts. Such hypercrits!!!

    You can't have it both ways.

    Frankly, I don't think he could have won for losing in this matter. Had he stayed home while the leaders of the other three leading candidate cities went and lobbied for their nation city, the opposition would have hounded him for not going and continued to laud these anti-American rants. But since he did go and lost the Olympic bid, now the opposition is calling his lobbying efforts a monumental failure.

    I really don't think you people know what you want except to continue to stir the pot and everything way out of control. It's ridiculous to say the least!

    As to where I got the comments from in my last post? They were comments posted by people internationally from the very Times online article you post on page 3 to this thread. Like this one...


    Perhaps you should read more of how the world views this President and how he's changing the image of the United States for the better internationally instead of seeing things through partician glasses.
    Oh please, the average American citizen has always cared about how often or how much it costs to have their president do PR tours. Liberals did plenty of complaining about Bush's lack of being on 'his ground' when serious matters at home or abroad were happening. People like to pick the petty things to complain about, regardless of who it is. The American people get caught up in silly stuff all the time.
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    So you believe if the Olympics were in Chicago that only Chicago would benefit from this and America as a whole would not see an economic increase as a result of the games? Is Chicago that self-sufficient?
    No, it is that corrupt!

    It's okay prez. Maybe the europeans will find some consolation prize for you and Michelle!
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    No, it is that corrupt!

    It's okay prez. Maybe the europeans will find some consolation prize for you and Michelle!
    They did.
    The Nobel Prize...LOL.
    I wonder if he will take his teleprompter to Oslo.

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

    He'll have to. It's actually the honored recipient is it not!
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    So Brazil has the largest minor economy in South America.
    .....How can the largest economy in ANY continent disappear and not be felt by anybody else?
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