The right wing is taking pride, not in luring the Olympics to America, but in not doing so, because it suits their political needs.
Drudge has the above headline claiming Obama has been rejected by the entire world. Eric Erickson at Red State typically gets excited whenever he can point fingers at Obama.
“Hahahahaha,” he wrote. “I thought the world would love us more now that Bush was gone. I thought if we whored ourselves out to our enemies, great things would happen. Apparently not. So Obama’s pimped us to every two bit thug and dictator in the world, made promises to half the Olympic committee, and they did not even kiss him.”
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, meanwhile, wrote that the news effectively ended the Obama campaign motto of “Yes We Can” by dawning in a new slogan: “No, You Can’t.”
“This is a big win and a massive relief for taxpayers,” she wrote. “But Chicago cronies are not going to take this well. Gird your loins.”
The National Review Online called the episode an “embarrassment for Obama,” before adding the predictable conservative ribbing: “If he can’t work his personal magic with the Olympians, why does he expect it to work with the Iranians?”
Rush Limbaugh called it “the worst day of his presidency,” adding that Obama “has failed” and the entire episode was an illustration of Obama’s “Mars-sized ego.”
Politics so much at play here, that Rep. Mark Kirk, who would like to be Illinois’ next senator, skirted questions about whether he supported Obama’s trip to Copenhagen. Do Republicans think not promoting Chicago as a great place to hold an international event is a good idea?
More than one Democratic strategist has pointed out that, if Democrats had attacked George W. Bush for pushing Dallas as an Olympics host, they would immediately have been branded as unpatriotic.