Yes, I rooted for Chicago to lose the Olympic bid. I was rooting for the Chicago majority that didn’t want the Olympics in their town – rooting for the citizens that need money spent on their protection – not a photo op for Obama in 2016.
Does this mean I was rooting against America? Of course not.
It seems the Democrats don’t agree. Via Politico:
But the joyous reaction in some GOP quarters to the International Olympics Committee’s snub of Chicago — coupled with the party’s rapid-fire reaction to bad economic data – has some Democrats turning the tables and asking if Republicans are the ones cheering against America now.
Many Democrats saw the outbursts following the IOC decision – the merry Tweets, videos of cheering conservatives and chest-thumping by party leaders like Newt Gingrich — as part of larger pattern that includes the flirtation of right-wing Texans like Gov. Rick Perry with secession and the caustic tone of right-wing talk radio, embodied by Rush Limbaugh’s “I want him to fail” comment about Obama in January.
Wake up Democrats. It is NEVER un-American to back the will of the majority of American citizens. My questions:
- Why were you supporting the Olympics if Chicagoans didn’t want it?
- Why are you not supporting the will of the people?
- Were you supporting Chicago or Obama?
It seems to me that the Chicagoans that did not support the Olympics in their city should be thanking the Republicans – for supporting them.