What the fuck are these stories about Drudge, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh savoring the elimination of Chicago from the selection of the 2016 Summer Olympics site? Just because Obama tried to lend some support to it?
Obama is not America, yet these clowns apparently think it to be the case, so they want to destroy it. America, that is.
You can debate the extent of economic benefit or detriment caused by hosting an Olympics, but its an honor for any city that is chosen to showcase itself to the world. Was Limbaugh pulling his hair out in distress when Atlanta and Salt Lake City, those well-known liberal cities, were awarded an Olympics? (Atlanta's win was announced in September 1990, when elder Bush was prez, and Salt Lake City during Clinton's first term).
Obama didn't lose; America lost. Is it a big deal that we lost the 2016 Olympics bid? No. Personally, I assumed Rio was going to win since South America has been snubbed so long. But rooting for America to lose is pathetic.
Weekly Standard (they edited it out the !! and cheers part, but other sites got screenshots):
Drudge. Nice little Obama-as-Messiah reference, no? (That's the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio.)
Hot Air. Calls it comedy gold that the CNN anchor is suprised when Chicago gets voted out. Apparently, he should have exclaimed "America is pwned motherfuckers!"
Not everyone on the right is an idiot however; they just don't have much influence:
Joe Scarborough: "what we saw from some conservative corners regarding the President's failed Olympics bid was just plain stupid."
See also Conservatives Revel In America's Olympic Defeat (Talking Points Memo)
Like minded thought from MSNBC's David Shuster: