Should We Blame Obama for the Loss of the 2016 Olympics to Brazil?


Right Wing Extremists Blame Chicago’s loss on Obama

The Olympic bid hurt his efforts on issues such as health care, war, and Veterans.

by Johnny Punish, Staff Writer

WASHINGTON – OK, so it is only the Olympics. But the failure of the USA to win the games for Chicago could feed negative narratives already nipping at the heels of U.S. President Barack Obama; that he is a better talker than a deal closer, more celebrity than a statesman.

And this could hamper his efforts on weightier issues like health care, climate change, war, and of course Veteran issues.

Despite Obama’s fabled charm and powers of persuasion, his in-person plea for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Games fell flat. No doubt the right-wing jerk-offs are going to pounce on it and blame it on Obama.  What a bunch of idiots!

Not being a right-wing nut or a left-wing crazy, I have the luxury of calling it what it is; a loss for the USA.

Obama has been in office for less than 1 year.  We just didn’t begin our collective failure a few months ago….no way!  This decline started almost a decade ago! One can argue, even further than that!  Deal with it!

The animosity and failure of the USA did NOT happen magically on Obama’s election day.  Hell no….that’s what the fools and reactionaries at Fox News and their moronic followers will scream starting tonight and all night! “See, we told you…we told you…Obama is a bum” blah blah blah…

What is sick about this whole episode is that the USA is really falling behind.
This is no joke.  We messed up big time!

But it did NOT start with Obama so ignorantly blaming him for this loss is silly, and pathetic, and frankly, the reason, is that if we do NOT really be honest with ourselves, we will fall further into a hole until we end up at the bottom.

It’s purely simple….we were arrogant and we got beat on almost every front while the world passed us by, we thought we were in the first place. And it turns out, we’re not even the ugly bridesmaid.

Like a burnt client in business, it’s extremely difficult to bring that client back into the fold.  The world was burnt by our reaction to 911 and the Bush years of arrogance without consequence.  This will take decades to fix, not a few months.  Please end the arrogance people!  It’s killing us!

Bad Governance married with arrogance is a formula for failure!

We’re the collective idiots in the room pointing fingers at each other while the other guy in the corner is laughing at us.  We’re an embarrassment!!

So please don’t fall into the stupid trap of blaming one guy for this mess.  It’s us who screwed up and we did this to ourselves.

Yes, it will take us a generation to bring us back to a competitive players but that’s what we get for our years at the top thinking we were untouchable.

Now, let’s stop pointing fingers and fix it.
Let’s compete on every level now!


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Johnny Punish founded VT in 2004.  After 20 years at the helm, he "retired" from the daily operations in late 2023 passing the ball over to the new owner of VT, Chief Justin Time.   He now writes for VT as "Writer Emeritus".  He is also a global citizen eco-activist, visionary, musician, artist, entertainer, businessman, investor, life coach, podcast host, and syndicated columnist.   Punish is an ethnically cleansed Palestinian-American whose maternal family was evicted from their home in Haifa, Palestine in 1948 by Irgun; a Euro-Zionist Settler Terrorist Group.  The family became part of the over 1,000,000 Palestinians who are Al-Nakba refugees (The Catastrophe).  The family fled to Beirut Lebanon for 13 years eventually emigrating to the USA in 1961 via a Brasilian passport obtained by his Palestinian Brasilian-born grandmother (In the early 1900s, the family was sent to Sao Paolo Brasil as guest workers in the mining industry.  Punish's father is Italian-American from New York City.  Punish's paternal great-grandparents emigrated to the USA from Naples Italy and Marineo in Sicily in the 1890s.  Punish was born in the Bronx, New York in 1963. Punish was educated at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (1980-81) and California State University Fullerton (1981-1984) with studies in accounting and business. Before the "internets" had been invented, he owned and ran (5) national newspapers in the United States of America from 1987-1998.  From 2004 to 2023, he owned and managed VT Foreign Policy retiring at the end of 2023. Punish is also a recording artist.  He has over 100 original songs written. He records and produces music. A member of ASCAP, Punish has several songs placed in feature films. His music is promoted worldwide and played on all digital networks and net radio. He is also the founder and owner of  Global Thinkers, a freedom media that helps free thinkers create real wealth. Resources: Facebook -  YouTube - Apple Music - SoundCloud - Spotify -  X (Twitter) Read Johnny's Full Bio at >>>