Is This Really Presidential? Barack Obama off to Copenhagen to Beg for Chicago Olympics


Is this really Presidential? If your answer is yes, then ask yourself why no other President has done it before? One might ask The One what his priorities are?

Just last week Obama said he wouldn’t make the trip to Copenhagen, citing his need to press for health care reform legislation instead. White House officials mentioned the economic benefits the U.S. would receive from a winning Olympics bid in explaining the president’s sudden change of heart.

First Lady Michelle Obama was originally slated to represent Chicago before the IOC but will now share the duties with her husband.

The United States is in debt up to their eyeballs, national unemployment is near 10% with many states already in double digits, recession, two wars, one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan where the military commander has asked for more troops, Obamacare is in real trouble and Iran is pushing the nuclear envelop. With all that, President Obama is off to Copenhagen to beg for the Olympics to come to Chicago.

Obamacare is already a failure for the President. As Jules Crittendon states, this is an Olympic sized gamble for Obama. How embarrassing will it be now if Chicago is not granted the 2016 Olympics? Imagine the IOC and International Committee having the opportunity to knock the US down a couple of pegs by giving it to another country after Obama goes hat in hand to beg for the games? That would never happen, would it?

For Michelle Obama to go or Oprah, that’s fine. But the President of the United States? Huh? Isn’t the Office a little bit bigger than that? Aren’t there more pressing things that Obama could or should be doing?

The military issue is a pressing one in Afghanistan and a decision needs to be made immediately. Yet, instead Barack is off to Copenhagen. The Weekly Standard is reporting that Obama will make a surprise trip to Afghanistan. Of course he has to at this point to justify any trip to Copenhagen.

Hmm, doesn’t seem like every one wants the Olympics in Chicago as six people are arrested in Chicago at anti-Olympic protest.

Rio goes on offensive against Chicago in Olympic bid race

Rio – bidding to become the first South American city to host the Games – lodged an official complaint with the International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission about a remark made by Chicago Mayor Richard M Daley which they took as a criticism of their bid – something that is not allowed under IOC rules.

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    20 Responses to “Is This Really Presidential? Barack Obama off to Copenhagen to Beg for Chicago Olympics”

    1. Bernie on September 30th, 2009 10:56 am

      Tony Blair lobbied for London 2012 and Putin for sochi 2014…The King and Zapatero will be there for Spain…whats your point?

    2. Jayne on September 30th, 2009 12:38 pm

      The fact that he and his entire posse is going over to Denmark on our dimes bothers me. The fact that he is never working and can’t be bothered to talk with the Generals bothers me. If the Olympics goes to Chi town guess who will make money all of his friend and the Unions. Guess who will pay for it? Taxpayers thats who.

    3. rightknight on September 30th, 2009 12:52 pm

      Considering the frivolous abandon used by Obowma
      to squander ‘Stimulus Monies’, bringing money to
      America cannot be his primary objective. Perhaps
      steering money (via Olympics) to crime-based Chicago
      Politics might be worthy of the suck-up…who knows?

    4. super dave on September 30th, 2009 1:28 pm

      chicago: city of corruption. home of terrorist bill ayers. home of obama. cesspool of corrupt politicians.

    5. St Stephen on September 30th, 2009 2:16 pm

      I may be wrong…

      but President Obama would not attend unless the fix was already in.

      If I read this right, like every other escapade he has done, the agreement is already locked in. Don’t expect miracles on this one, it is sheer calculated apearances like this one that he presents himself as the knight in shining armour. had he not been asssured of the decision, he would not go(as he mentioned the first time that he was “unavailable”.

      That and the fact that Chicago politics are hard at work here.

      At any rate, I myself welcome the Olympics to Chicago, but let’s see who gets it, as I said, I may be wrong(but I doubt it).

    6. NewGirlBoston on September 30th, 2009 2:27 pm

      The economy is still in the crapper and THIS is important business to conduct? Ridiculous!

      Between this trip and Michelle Obama and Oprah-Yes-I’m-kissing-your-Ass-because-I’m-Black/Successful-and-from-Chicago-too Winfrey plugging for Chicago…’s enough to make you lose your lunch.

      I’m sorry- but really—-how much of America really cares about the Olympics when there are so many other important things on the Agenda???

    7. Miss-Underestimated on September 30th, 2009 2:46 pm

      Things must not be looking good for Chicago to bring in the “Posse”

      Yeah, esp since they beat an honor student to death with 2×4 less than 3 miles from the City.

      Keep Dreaming Mayor Daley…..How are you gonna keep tourists safe when you can’t even help your own citizen?

    8. super dave on September 30th, 2009 3:41 pm

      the City of Corruption does not want the olympics.they have seen through their own son for what he is.

    9. tuyvnsurvivor on September 30th, 2009 4:35 pm

      Sociolist Obama is certain to know Chicago gets the Oly, or he would not have belatedly decided to go get it himself. No doubt he expects to buy power and good looks with his charming fetch…..Mean while ignoring Tea Parties, or troop needs.

    10. Jack Hammer on September 30th, 2009 4:50 pm

      super dave, i thought you said obama was from kenya. now it is chicago. no wonder nobody takes you seriously. figure it out boy. time for kindergarden boy.

    11. ANewGirl on September 30th, 2009 5:46 pm

      #7—-The recent murder of which you speak in Chicago was truly a troubling story. While they may be known for the best deep dish pizza in our Nation-they are also a City rife with corruption & crime…..if we have to host somewhere in the States—couldn’t the comittee have chosen a better place for the 2016 Summer Games.

      Hmnnnnnnn…if this one’s already in the bag as some are alluding to—-how many of Obama’s old cronies back in the hood stand to gain from this one????

      P.S. Oprah Winfrey needs to shut up too and go away! Oprah—we are SO over you!

    12. on September 30th, 2009 6:55 pm

      Chicago will not be disappointed a lot if the Olympics goes somewhere else in 2016. It is one of the greatest cities in the World and will always have a good chance at hosting the Olympics. Chicago made dreams come true for many.

    13. Scott on October 1st, 2009 7:21 am

      LOL..Chicago made “dreams come true” for many?

      HAHAHAHA! One of the greatest cities in the world? LOL!

      Chicago is a form of the wild wild west…..nice video of killing an honors student….shady politics…blago….resko…obama…the ballet dancing emanuel….

      Michael Jordan made Chicago noteworthy…end of story!

      jack…time for you to collect your monthly welfare check.

    14. super dave on October 1st, 2009 7:33 am

      now jack why do you want to be such a racist today ? i know it’s a full time job for you klanocrats but you just might need to lay off the dust son. that stuff is for horses.
      and little mules like you.

    15. on October 1st, 2009 9:19 am

      Tony Blair lobbied for London 2012 and Putin for sochi 2014…The King and Zapatero will be there for Spain…whats your point?

      Sorry Bernie, someone apparently forgot to tell you, This is the United States of America and Barack IWon Hussein Obama is President of the entire United States, not the City of Chicago.

      In case you haven’t heard, the US is going through a financial crisis. A crisis soooo bad that the President of the US had to take over two private companies, dole out $750,000 billion to banks and $787,000 billion to “stimulate” the economy (which regardless of what Gaffe Biden says, is NOT working). Unemployment is approaching 10% nationwide and in many states is soaring toward 15%.

      On top of that, we have a General who submitted a request for more troops in Afghanistan in August ASAP. His request has been put on hold while Barack IWon Obama thinks about it.

      Do you have a clue just how much it costs this nation to fire up Airforce One? Michelle Obama has already taken Airforce One to Denmark. Then it had to come back, get IWon, go back to Denmark, then 4 hours later bring IWon back. We don’t know if Michelle will travel back with IWon or if AirForce One will be sent back to Denmark again to fetch her.

    16. Dolf on October 1st, 2009 9:40 am

      katablog has got a point (with Obama been the US pres.) and not the Chigago mayer

    17. Pat in alabama on October 1st, 2009 10:22 am


      Money is no object when we worship the king!

      Speaking of financial crisis, while the MSM tries to find any glimmer of recovery to trumpet, Greenspan and some othe economists are saying next year will bring another downturn. Get ready for the other shoe to drop!

    18. super dave on October 1st, 2009 1:21 pm

      chicago is a cesspool for criminals and gangs. and let’s not forget crooked politicians. and little mules. and jack.

    19. 43% of Americans Think Barack Obama’s Trip to Copenhagen, Denmark to Beg for Olympics is a Bad Idea … Lost in Smallness | Scared Monkeys on October 1st, 2009 11:33 pm

      [...] is a reason why no sitting US President has ever gone, hat in hand, to beg for the Olympics. Because it is beneath the office of the Presidency. Just how much is this President willing to diminish the office? Obama has traveled abroad to [...]

    20. tuyvnsurvivor on October 2nd, 2009 3:07 pm

      #9, I was wrong. I am surprised this was not a staged episode to honor Obama. That many would think it would be is telling of his past. But, on this I seem to be wrong…unless it later comes out he was tripped-up, after his having been egotistical to the wrong people. Anxious to listen over the next few years to see what may come out about this failed trip.

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