Friday, October 2, 2009
It was announced late this morning that Chicago was eliminated from hosting the 2016 Summer games. This was a surprising turn of events, especially given that President Obama traveled to Copenhagen to lobby for the games. Allahpundit from HotAir has analysis here. This has been viewed by many conservatives as being a disaster for the Obama administration, attributing it to his inability to earn the respect of the rest of the world.
I am not a conspiracy theorist. But on a day when the U.S. loses another quarter of a million jobs, with the official unemployment rate skyrocketing to 9.8%, could this have been intentional? Think about it. Obama goes to Denmark to lobby for the games, generating media coverage of his move. If he gets the games; he looks like a hero. We now know that he didn't, but he seems to have won a consolation prize. Virtually all of the media is spending time talking about his failure to get the games, not the skyrocketing unemployment rate. We all know which story should be more important to the American people who are struggling to get by each day.
You aren't fooling me, Barack. And the number of Americans you are able to fool decreases every day. See you in 2012, chump.