The Chicago Smackdown
So the Olympics won’t be in Chicago. Excuse me while I recover from my heartbreak.
Here’s the thing: our mission is not to bring down Obama. Our mission is to support free markets, personal liberty, and accountability. This movement isn’t about Barack Obama the man. This is about what he stands for, which is big government, higher taxes, and less personal responsibility. We can’t look at one specific incident and rejoice that the world has “seen the light”.
No matter how much fun it may be… because it is fun.
The bigger issue here is what it could mean in terms of our place in the rest of the world. His Presidency was touted as a new era in foreign policy. We saw images of people rejoicing around the world when he was elected and subsequently inaugurated. He was supposed to be the new face of the United States, and win back all the enemies that Bush made. He’s not doing that.
He was the first President to ever go make a plea of this kind regarding the Olympics. In my opinion, it was inappropriate, but whatever, I could have overlooked it. As Ed Morrissey said earlier today, it was surprising that he even went without having it locked down. It seems he was setting himself up. Which doesn’t make sense, until you look at it this way: Losing the Olympics was good for Obama.
The ever brilliant Melissa Clouthier hypothesized in an earlier conversation that it was a win-win situation. Obviously, if it went to Chicago, all of his cronies win. The US gets the Olympics. Everyone’s happy.
However, even if he lost, Obama’s goal has never been to strengthen our country’s place in the world. America is no better than anyone else. Now that we’ve lost the event, he can save face and have us not look like the imperialist, self important bastards he thinks we are.