I wasn’t surprised that Chicago wasn’t picked to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. What did surprise me was that we got eliminated first. We never even had a chance. So much for our so-called superpower.
The Obamas tacked another cool million onto the deficit to fly to Copenhagen on a fool’s errand. On the bright side, by failing to wow the IOC, they spared the country from wasting billions on pointless sports when there’s real life-and-death stuff going on where the money would be better spent — like healthcare, disaster relief, and education.
The people of Chicago themselves were ambivalent about it. They saw nothing but construction and congestion for the next six years. And for what? To impress a bunch of pharmaceutically engineered athletes of unidentifiable gender?
The U.S. has also been spared the embarrassment of hosting what would probably be the most poorly attended Olympics in history, particularly if Obama gets the boot in 2012. If they’ve been watching American news lately, people in other countries should be afraid — very afraid — to come here for any reason.
The United States is being not-so-slowly overrun by pasty-faced, screaming, gun-toting zombies who hate everyone but their own kind and who will share nothing.
It’s Obama’s misfortune that the U.S. is making itself the last place on earth anyone would feel safe holding any international event. He gave it his best shot, but he didn’t lose the Olympics. The American people did.