Saturday, October 3, 2009

America loses! Yipee!

Today the United States lost is bid to host the 2016 summer games in Chicago. This was the reaction at a gathering of conservatives at the Americans For Prosperity, one of the main organizing groups behind the tea party protests. You'll notice they erupted in applause. They cheered once more after they were told that Chicago had been eliminated during the first round of voting.

Since when is America losing a good thing for Americans?

Many of them think that this Olympic bid was just a scam to get Obama's buddies rich. My guess is that they don't know much about the history if this bid:

It was barely noticed at the time, but in January 2008, then-President George W. Bush met with the Chicago 2016 Bid Committee and U.S. Olympic Committee members about bringing the 2016 summer games to the city. "They say that the Olympics will come to Chicago if we're fortunate enough to be selected, but really it's coming to America, and I can't think of a better city to represent the United States than Chicago," Bush said.

He added, "This country supports your bid, strongly."


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