Friday, October 02, 2009

Memo to the Unpatriotic Wingnuts

Your gleeful celebration of the failure of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, representing the United States, is incomprehensible and quite literally unpatriotic.

I can understand those who weren't filled with enthusiasm for the prospect of Chicago winning its bid, but wild cheering? 86% of the American people (ironically a larger margin than the 72% of Chicagoans) who supported Chicago's bid, understood the intangible benefits of international prestige and good will toward the United States, as well as the tangible benefits in thousands of jobs created and a substantial boost to the American economy.

Being from Chicago, the President and First Lady gave it their best shot. But it was a longshot. Chicago's loss wasn't a rejection of President Obama and the United States. The U.S. was host to the summer and winter games a total of eight times, more than any other country, most recently in Salt Lake City, 2002. South America never hosted the Olympics. Rio made a strong presentation, and won. On the merits. It's high time South America hosted the Olympics, and Rio is its crown jewel. It's that simple.

That the Pigman, the lunatic Beck, the Drudge Report, Newsmax, and the entire panoply of bottom-feeding denizens of our political sewers on the right should celebrate the moment with anti-Obama rhetoric such as "death of Obamalympics" and "the Ego has landed," is disgusting.

You wingnuts are really, really, I mean REALLY. SICK.


I'm Not Ned said...

Well said Carlos.

To see them giddy over Chicago losing out just shows the world (and hopefully our own voting citizens) that they don't give a flying f*ck about the US, just what remains of their petty party.

Too them the failure of the US at any level is a success. It's getting harder and harder to tell them from Chavez, Bin Laden, or Ahmadinejad. (well, except that their mostly fat, pasty white and really, really dumb.)

Lula O said...

You use the best words. I've learned to keep my dictionary handy. I love it. You guys are like a collective human thesaurus.

Oh, and I agree.