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AHeneen
10-04-2009, 02:05 PM
Chicago torpedoed by anti-U.S. sentiment?

Chicago Sun Times (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/olympics/1804170,CST-NWS-olyresent03.article)
BY ABDON M. PALLASCH, Political Reporter
October 3, 2009

Some Chicago officials say anti-American resentment likely played a role in Chicago's Olympic bid dying in the first round Friday.

President Obama could not undo in one year the resentment against America that President Bush and others built up for years, they said.

"There must be" resentment against America, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, near the stage where he had hoped to give a victory speech in Daley Center Plaza. "The way we [refused to sign] the Kyoto Treaty, we misled the world into Iraq. The world had a very bad taste in its mouth about us. But there was such a turnaround after last November. The world now feels better about America and about Americans. That's why I thought the president's going was the deal-maker."

State Rep. Susana Mendoza (D-Chicago) said she saw firsthand the resentment against America five years ago when she was in Rio de Janeiro. "I feel in my gut that this vote today was political and mean-spirited," she said.

"I travel a lot. ... I thought we had really turned a corner with the election of President Obama. People are so much more welcoming of Americans now. But this isn't the people of those countries. This is the leaders still living with outdated impressions of Americans."

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said she was approached by a consul general at the plaza as they waited for word Friday. "He said ... he was hearing that there wasn't enough time for Barack Obama to dispel the old image. ... But I don't know if that's it."

Presidential press secretary Robert Gibbs rejected the notion that the vote was influenced by the United States' standing: "No, I think you saw both at the U.N. General Assembly, you saw at the G20 last week ... I think virtually every measure of our standing in the world is different than it was just this time last year. So I don't read too much of that into this."

stsinner
10-04-2009, 02:41 PM
How delusional...

I think the world lost respect for us when we went from having a cowboy who laid down the law in the White House to it being inhabited by a spineless pussy appeaser whose game plan is to make the world like us by making us look like we're soft and sorry for ever acting tough.. Look at what he's dong to our troops in Afghanistan right now.. Obama's kind of diplomacy doesn't work-some people only understand crushing power, not words..

ralph wiggum
10-04-2009, 05:47 PM
I'm going to alter the title of this thread just a touch. Going to change it to "liberal" Chicagoans.

NJCardFan
10-04-2009, 09:50 PM
BBS is running wild.

PoliCon
10-04-2009, 11:48 PM
BBS is running wild.

The left refuses to take responsibility for their own actions. SHOCKING tisn't it.:rolleyes:

RobJohnson
10-05-2009, 04:41 AM
So if Chicago would of won, would they of thanked President Bush?

noonwitch
10-05-2009, 10:34 AM
I know Bill Maher isn't popular here, but he did sum it up best. First he showed a picture of some half- naked beautiful women in Rio, then he showed a fat guy eating a chilidog in Chicago. He asked which one people would rather look at.

lacarnut
10-05-2009, 11:22 AM
I know Bill Maher isn't popular here, but he did sum it up best. First he showed a picture of some half- naked beautiful women in Rio, then he showed a fat guy eating a chilidog in Chicago. He asked which one people would rather look at.

Or how about a video showing a bunch of kids beating another kid to death or how about the Obummer's doing their ugly American routine. The two of them putting down this country down did not help either. That had more influence on the the committee's decision in my opinion.

PoliCon
10-05-2009, 12:43 PM
So if Chicago would of won, would they of thanked President Bush?NAH - they'd still blame Bush. :rolleyes:

stsinner
10-05-2009, 02:14 PM
Guess the IOC didn't really give a shit about Michelle Obama's dad...