Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by grover
To be fair: I couldn't care less if he lost the bid and will not be ridiculing him for it. He tried, he failed, it's small news. Let's move on. If
they are criticizing him for that then it's sad. We have so many real issues we need to be dealing with that it is ridiculous if anyone is actually
making a big deal out of his lost bid.
However, on the same token, that is what upsets me: It is such a small issue and we are in the middle of so many serious problems that
I'm highly surprised he would have put being personally present to submit a bid for the olympics on the front of his to-do list.
As a typical American citizen would know, when you're in a bind, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to the grindstone. You don't go on a
week long beach vacation when your house is in danger of getting repossessed.
Likewise, I really do feel Obama's priorities were way out of line. If I'm upset about anything, it's not that he lost the bid- that's petty.
It's the fact he was worried about adding 'the fluff' instead of cleaning 'the filth.' And that is what he needs to be focusing on.
I'm sorry to say this, Grover, but I have a feeling you'd have a completely different opinion and be in agreement if a conservative president did
what he did during such a vital time in our country.
AshleyD, you have hit the nail on the head, so to speak.
I could care less where the Olympics
are held, America, Russia, or Hell for that matter.
American citizens right now do not give a damn about this particular event, they want and need jobs, they want and need housing, and they want and
need food on their tables, not some pompous affair when people compete for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal that does nothing for for our rumbling
bellies and empty wallets.
Obamaland : Cotton Candy, Gumdrops, and Rainbow Dreams, This is the Land of
This is something international which only means dragging more international people into our already struggling country, which may or may not lead to
more work, I highly doubt that it will whatsoever, but I can guarantee it will do one thing, bring with it a higher crime rate, put Law Enforcement at
its limits because of the background checks of those people coming in to compete, and as well be something no one in America will be able to watch
because we will be too busy trying to stay warm over a barrell filled with our last belongings as we watch our hopes and dreams melt away.
The man has done nothing to raise the economy, he has done nothing to make more jobs, he has done nothing to assist the citizens and done everything
to further screw our country by giving away the tax money to the banks in the scam that is the "Bailout Package"
as well as apparently the
Government is seeking yet more money to keep it running for one more month.
Senate Approves Stopgap to Keep Federal Government Running
Children are apparently singing this man's praises for his plan for the economy?
Obama Song Lyrics Pre-Approved by Parents - Part of Program Honoring Many
I have yet to have seen a damn thing he has done for our economy except screw it.
Those Stinking Homeless Should Go Get Jobs!
So, apparently, Chicago, is the whole entire nation, Mr. Obama?
The Olympics will not assist our entire country, it might assist Chicago, but that's it.
[edit on 2-10-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]