Limbaugh on Chicago: “Who knew the Olympic Committee was a bunch of racists?”

posted at 3:38 pm on October 2, 2009 by Allahpundit

An easy joke but a good one.

“When you stop to think about it, folks, doesn’t it make sense?” Limbaugh asked. “Our president, Barack Hussein Obama, has been running around the world for nine months telling everybody how much our country sucks…. Why would anybody award the Olympics to such a crappy place?”…

“[Obama] doesn’t realize that the hatred for this country has not abated. There may be some love for him, but their certainly is no respect for him,” Limbaugh said.

“He doesn’t understand how delighted the world is to make him look foolish in order to take a swipe at our country,” Limbaugh said of the president. “We’ve got a two-year-old manchild with a Mars-sized ego, which today crashed and burned.”

The IOC’s rejection of Chicago’s bid was a “bitch-slap,” Limbaugh said. “Upside the head.”

Even Brazil’s president thought The One had it in the bag. Whether Rush is right that this was a message to Obama that anti-Americanism is bigger than him or George Bush or whether the IOC simply balked at the fact that Team Barry’s presentation was, true to form, less about nuts and bolts than about romantic feelgood Hopenchange nonsense, I think Jay Cost’s on target about what it means for the permanent campaign here at home.

I, for one, am exhausted by our new permanent campaign. That might sound strange coming from somebody who runs the Horse Race Blog, but it is true. The ominpresence of the Obama campaign apparatus is, frankly, wearing me down. I can’t get away from him or it, even in my down times. Watching the Office on TBS used to be a real pleasure for me and the missus, but now we must be interrupted by the President of the United States cracking lame jokes at us in the promotion of a second-rate comedian. There is no escape. And so it continues today. What should have been a story about Chicago – or better yet, Rio (good for you, Rio!) – is now a story about…Obama. Of course. Because just about everything in the public sphere must, must become a story about Obama. Because Obama injects himself and his campaign appartus/mindset/worldview into everything.

I was hesitant to place a bet on the outcome of the health care debates, but I’ll place one here. Sooner or later, the American people are going to say, “Enough is enough” with this constant, incessant politicking that is inevitably built around the person of Barack Obama.

It’s the person of Barack Obama that beat Clinton and McCain, though, not anything important having to do with policy. Just compare his personal approval ratings with the approval of his domestic measures. Can you blame them for thinking that the key to solving every problem is a big, bright flash of that thousand-watt smile?

Incidentally, I’m already seeing lefties on Twitter grumbling that The One’s opponents are “enjoying” today’s failure, as though it’s unpatriotic not to be heartbroken that a billion-dollar graft opportunity for Richard Daley and his slimy cronies — which even Chicagoans were evenly split on, mind you — got flushed down the toilet. The fact is, it’s only because the stakes for the country were so low and Obama’s ego so overweening that an “unforced error” this dumb can be laughed at. But keep an eye out for tut-tutting about it from the left, along with the inevitable blaming of Bush and playing of the race card in some form or fashion. The script is always the same.


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but the key to his present job is the fact that he was owned by the machine and soros.
.
without their help – and the help of their minions – seiu, acorn ACT, CAP et al etc – obama is a zero.

a total loser.

reliapundit
on October 2, 2009 at 5:01 PM

YOU nailed it.

NightmareOnKStreet on October 2, 2009 at 5:40 PM

The Obamas make everything personal and self-referential while belittling our nation. The IOC rejection of the Chicago bid is a perfect score to bring down two massive egos. Had Chicago been successful, we could be sure that the two (and their media puppets) would trumpet this as spectacular evidence of their own wonderfulness. Would not the flip side– that the Obamas are not all that– then be reasonable?

The Obamas little understand the seriousness of the role that they have sought and won. Their speeches and behavior are a disgrace.

onlineanalyst on October 2, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Need a tissue?

hawkdriver on October 2, 2009 at 5:34 PM

LOL. Hey, hawk. Good to see you. I’m even starting to feel a little bad for Jimbo. But he keeps screaming about what “every other country” does – how we should follow China and Brazil’s lead … so he doesn’t leave me much wiggle room.

Stay safe, man.

progressoverpeace on October 2, 2009 at 5:42 PM

According to Huffington Post readers, the rabid right is to blame for the IOC dissing Chicago. The division in the country (which obviously is all wingnuts’ fault) is why they steered clear.

Seriously. What is wrong with all you radical right wing haters?? Why are you ruining our potential, socialistic shangra-la?? If you would just shut up and do as you’re told, the rest of the world would love us and King Barry could rule all of the universe! You guys just wreck EVERYTHING!!

anniekc on October 2, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Yet another moment in broadcast excellence.

rejection of Chicago’s bid was a “bitch-slap,” Limbaugh said. “Upside the head.”

PURE GOLD

Blacksmith8 on October 2, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Barry embarrassed America, with the voracious sense of entitlement he and Michelle demonstrated to the IOC. He embarrassed America with his customary no-substance-no-detail presentation to the IOC. He embarrassed America because he underestimated how many Europeans are aware of his beloved Chicago’s unbridled corruption, violence, graft and greed. Barry always underestimates the intelligence of anyone outside his sycophantic gaggle of groupies.

Republicans and conservatives aren’t jubilant that America has been humiliated by Chicago coming in dead last, and they certainly aren’t rooting against America. They’re just rooting against Barry, because rooting against Barry may be the most patriotic thing an American can do.

anXdem on October 2, 2009 at 5:51 PM

NightmareOnKStreet on October 2, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Most excellent!

BottomLine5 on October 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM

BottomLine5, thank you. I couldn’t stop laughing (with sheer relief) when I thought of how we’re so lucky to have dodged that particular bullet!

NightmareOnKStreet on October 2, 2009 at 5:52 PM

You guys are letting me down. Two pages and no jokes about the IOC clinging to guns and religion??

Kaisersoze on October 2, 2009 at 4:11 PM

That there was funny. I had to put a bookmark in the Good Book ‘fore it fell of my lap and knocked over the open jar of primers that wouldn’t fit in my reloading rig.

Blacksmith8 on October 2, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Where is that Stone’Pants’Krab to tell us we are ALL racists?

HornetSting on October 2, 2009 at 6:00 PM

I heard part of this today, Rush was having a good time with this. It was funny.

Terrye on October 2, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Screw what liberals on Twitter say, I’ll gloat all I want over this. This POS is doing all he can to ignore generals in Afghanistan, and I’m glad his latest stunt failed miserably – Daley, and potential for economic harm to the city aside. Plus, today’s stunt also served as a distraction from the unemployment figures released today. Again, screw him and his distractions, he deserved to tack on yet another failure to his resume.

RightWinged on October 2, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Note to the Libtards:

If ya can’t run with the big boys, stay on the porch.

Barack.
Hussein.
Obama.

Hmmmm
Hmmmm
Hmmmm

GrannyDee on October 2, 2009 at 6:38 PM

We all needed a good laugh and Rush delivered for us all today. Mmmm,Mmmmm,Mmmmmm.

Kissmygrits on October 2, 2009 at 6:40 PM

You know what? Rio deserves it. We´ve had the games in the US several times in living memory. Brazil is one of the countries that will play a bigger role in the future than in the past. Good for them.

el gordo on October 2, 2009 at 7:45 PM

I’ve long held the opinion that Rush talks too much and says too little but today- Two thumbs up!
Get ‘em Rush!

countrybumpkin on October 2, 2009 at 8:02 PM

The IOC’s rejection of Chicago’s bid was a “bitch-slap,” Limbaugh said. “Upside the head.”

Followed by “The Ego has landed.”

I love that man, he is such a wit!

disa on October 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM

The IOC’s rejection of Chicago’s bid was a “bitch-slap,” Limbaugh said. “Upside the head.”

Followed by “The Ego has landed.”

I love that man – he’s such a wit!

disa on October 2, 2009 at 8:14 PM

huh, if you see any duplicate comments, there’s something funky going on with this thread or my computer…

disa on October 2, 2009 at 8:18 PM

South America has never had them and Rio is a world class city. I just think it was time for the Olympics to be in South America…their turn.

Blaise on October 2, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Had similar thoughts about Rio. Now Africa is the only continent that has never hosted an Olympics.

Red State State of Mind on October 2, 2009 at 8:57 PM

I would have preferred Buenos Aries to be the first city in South Africa to host the games, but I can understand why Rio was chosen. Nonetheless, Rio’s going to have a difficult time cleaning things up before the Olympics.

And Africa clearly deserves a shot in the next two or three. Just not sure what city/country would be able to finance a bid. I’m shocked that Australia got to host an Olympics before South Africa.

Jimbo3 on October 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM

progessoverpeace and hawkdriver, now that I’m not at work, five words: F*ck off and die quickly.

Jimbo3 on October 2, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Clearly Obama wasn’t even smart enough to offer a bigger bribe to the IOC than Rio did.

DrAllecon on October 2, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Clearly Obama wasn’t even smart enough to offer a bigger bribe to the IOC than Rio did.

DrAllecon on October 2, 2009 at 11:01 PM

I am sure he did but the problem was the ink wasn’t dry on our newley printed money to pass it on

proudteadrinker on October 2, 2009 at 11:21 PM

It’s racism straight up! That olympic committee is prejudiced against this great Communist Muslim leaduhh and this great Muslim nation he represents! There is deep seated bias against the Black Liberation Muslim Panther African Street Thugs that murder and maim at will. Chicago is not much more dangerous than the war zone; just ask MO, BO, and O! This is the kind of injustice you can expect when Acorn and Affirmative Action can’t work it’s black magic!

Marco on October 3, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Africa has never been host of the Olympics, with the violence, mismanagement ,and political corruption it’s understandable, wait a minute was that africa or chicago I was writing about. my bad

phillyrepub on October 3, 2009 at 5:10 AM

Sorry for being one of those loud rabid right wingers.

You leftists are right: I am going to shut up, sit down, and wait for orders from Team Ego.

I am anxiously awaiting the next installment of Plug Plagerizer’s epic success “Porkulus” to help the 13% unemployed. Thank God Obama for all those “saved” jobs.

Cleveland Steamer on October 3, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Why is it that no one is impressed with the miraculous job Barack the Speaker has done in the past nine months?

Cybergeezer on October 3, 2009 at 9:14 AM

The IOC is corrupt. Zerobama is corrupt. Was this a contest to see who could pee higher on the wall…and would Michelle win?

SKYFOX on October 3, 2009 at 10:54 AM

because rooting against Barry may be the most patriotic thing an American can do.

anXdem on October 2, 2009 at 5:51 PM

as the King would of said:Thank you, thank you very much.
(Of course I mean the real King of rock n roll, not the washed up old white woman who passed away recently.)

inevitable on October 3, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Africa clearly deserves a shot in the next two or three. Just not sure what city/country would be able to finance a bid… Jimbo3 on October 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Chicago, USA

progessoverpeace and hawkdriver, now that I’m not at work, five words: F*ck off and die quickly.
Jimbo3 on October 2, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Who do you think you’re fooling jingo?
The only “work” you do is scuttle in & out of your cesspit…

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on October 3, 2009 at 3:26 PM

the Emporer has no clothes

mmm mmm mmm

DrW on October 2, 2009 at 3:47 PM

“Mmm mmm mmm
Rio De Janeiro!!”

RD on October 4, 2009 at 2:05 AM

I would have preferred Buenos Aries to be the first city in South Africa to host the games…

Jimbo3 on October 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Not Buenos Sagittarius? Fine, have it your way. As long as we’re making stuff up.

“…because some-ah people out there in our nation don’t *have* maps and-ah I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and the Eye-raq everywhere like such as… I believe that they should… our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S…. or should help South Africa, and should help the Eye-raq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future.”

…but I can understand why Rio was chosen.

Like, for instance, because it’s actually in South America?

I’m shocked that Australia got to host an Olympics before South Africa.

Really? Given that the Olympic bid was awarded to Sydney in 1993 and South Africa didn’t hold multiracial elections until 1994? You know how the world community looks on that kind of thing — or don’t you?

RD on October 4, 2009 at 2:44 AM

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