Friday, October 02, 2009

Pitchman-in-Chief Fails to Close Sale 

At this writing Fox News online is running the following in their "Breaking News" strip: "Chicago Eliminated in First Round of Voting for the 2016 Olympics."

Drudge's headline: "World Rejects Obama: Chicago Out In First Round--The Ego Has Landed." Heh.

So for all the commentary about how "they love him over there," the combined persuasive capability of Mr. and Mrs. Obama and Oprah Winfrey could not carry the day for Chicago. I wonder if the recent murder of an honor student by street thugs beating him to death had anything to do with the IOC"s decision.

The problem with putting the prestige of the American Presidency on the line for something that in the bigger picture is nothing but a sideshow is that failure to achieve the goal diminishes the individual president, the office of the Presidency and the United States as a nation in the eyes of the world. Of course "they love him over there"--he's an effete and feckless twit. And he's taking the entire country down with him.

Don't believe me? Check out this story. Money quote: "
The official jobless rate stopped short of topping 10 percent only because the Labor Department doesn't count people who have given up looking for work or settled for part-time jobs." Or how about this? And there's this.

The 2010 elections can't come soon enough. The voters need the opportunity to halt, if not reverse, the damage being done by Obama, Pelosi and Reid (Oh my!)

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