Chicago was considered for the next Olympic games, in fact Obama went to the Olympic Committee to try and help Chicago get it. I don’t think he went because Chicago is his hometown, but rather that it would mean approximately $22.5 Billion dollars and over 300,000 full time jobs for the US. Isn’t that what is important?
Well Chicago lost to Rio and Republicans loved it.
This is from a meeting of Americans for Prosperity. They cheered when the US lost its bid to host the Olympics. They cheered when the US lost $22.5 BILLION in revenue. They cheered when the US lost 300,000 full time jobs. Someone needs to tell them which side they are on. This goes beyond political parties, this is a country thing, just as everybody got behind President Bush after 9/11 because it effected us all, so too the Republicans should get behind President Obama on this. But, sadly, we have seen time and time again that there are Republicans who want nothing to do with Obama, and will never get behind anything he does.
If a Democrat, or a Democratic group, had done the same thing Republicans would have called them ‘traitors, ‘un-American’, etc… We saw this when anyone disagreed with President Bush during his eight years in office. It didn’t matter what it was you were just supposed to obey. If you disagreed with the Iraq war you were said to be ‘endangering soldiers lives’, or ‘siding with the terrorists’, etc… Sadly looking over the past few days of media headlines I don’t see a major mention of this glee these people had because the US lost its bid. Why is there the double standard in the media?
There are a lot of issues I have with President Obama, I don’t like a lot of what he is doing, but on this issue all Americans should have been behind him. Shame on these people, and all others who were happy the US lost. Shame on them.