Why Chicago Lost the Olympics: Thanks Rush and Glenn!

People are wondering how Chicago lost the olympic bid, despite the star power of the Obama’s and Oprah.  The conservatives are jumping for joy and making the claim Obama is not the star he thinks he is. Yet for the finger they are pointing at him, three are pointing back at them because it was likely their antics that caused Chicago to lose the bid. Reposted for your viewing pleasure is the attack conservative extremists would like you to forget about. Unfortunately the IOC did not forget and remembered the exact reason. They likely saw the venom being spewed by Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly and the many other right wing violence instigators out there and figured an attack would be carried out on the Chicago games by some right wing extremist, like they did in Atlanta. Unfortunately, Obama cannot keep us safe from these right wing extremists. Unfortunately Glenn Beck hides behind the constitution while he does his best to incite the next arsonist to start a wildfire in California or inspire someone to bomb the Chicago games when they had one. Rush was an inspiration to Rudolph. Rush never condemned Rudolph for his attack. Things to think about.

The Terrorist Many Conservatives Want You To Forget About

In the 1990’s there were three major terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Of course everyone remembers the first World Trade Center attack carried out by Al Queda and the Oklahoma City bombing carried out by anti-government extremist Timothy McVeigh. And I am sure most people remember the event in Atlanta on a hot summers night, July 27, 1996 when, for the second time in modern Olympic history, a terrorist attack was carried out on the Games that killed two people and wounded over 100 when a bomb exploded shortly before midnight.

Most people remember that event happened, most people remember that former Attorney General Janet Reno originally fingered the wrong person, Richard Jewell. Who could forget the hilarious skit on SNL when the actual Richard Jewell came and punched Will Farrell playing Janet Reno in the stomach which was part of the settlement with the government. What most people don’t remember was the motive for the attack, which is something people like Moorlach and Campbell hope stays that way. Everyone remembers the motive and the perpetrators of the first two attacks, but this one seems to be forgotten and it should be the one attack from the 90’s we remember the most.

In 1998, the FBI finally did finger the right person, a former Army Explosives Specialist named Eric Robert Rudolph. Unfortunately, the two extra years he began a reign of terror on the choice and gay community. He bombed two clinics that provided abortions, one of them resulted in the death of a Police Officer and a gay nightclub in Atlanta. Being a survivalist, he hid out in the Appalachians, possibly with help from activists in the anti-choice movement until an unsuspecting police officer chanced upon him digging for food in 2003. In the end, he struck a deal with the anti-choice Bush Administration to spare his life, probably because of the views he shared with them on social issues. In fact below is his stated motive for the Atlanta Olympic Games attack:

“the purpose of the attack on July 27 was to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand.”

There you have it. Moorlach and the worst serial terrorist in the U.S. during the 90’s have something in common. This receives very little attention and in fact most don’t know that the attack was inspired by the same anti-choice rhetoric that Moorlach spewed at the Board of Supervisors meeting. This explains a lot. I think we can surmise that many conservatives would rather we forget this little episode in U.S. History.

When the attack first happened, their was a rush by many conservatives to blame Islamic Fundamentalists and joined all Americans in condemning the attack. Even many conservatives joined the Richard Jewell lynch mob when Janet Reno wrongfully went after him. Yet when it came out that the person was an anti-choice extremist in the mold of Pat Robertson, Rush Limbaugh and other conservative leaders, suddenly there was silence from their end of the aisle. No condemnation for the attack, an stale response when he was caught. Were people like Moorlach secretly wanting to high five Rudolph for what they view as “standing up for the unborn” by killing two innocent people who probably have nothing to do with the abortion debate? You have to wonder why our conservative government caved in to a terrorist and made a plea bargain with him. They claim it was to find out where the explosives he hid were at, but considering the rhetoric that came out of the Bush Administration on a woman’s right to choose, was there a bit of sympathy from extremists like John Ashcroft that made them go soft on Rudolph. The man deserved to be put to death he is a terrorist pure and simple.

Not to generalize, but when you have ideologues, such as Moorlach, who are very extreme on the issue, one has to wonder if they don’t feel a sense of support for this terrorist. One has to wonder if they were actually rooting for Rudolph to not get caught. One has to wonder if they were actually rooting for him to strike again. I am not a mind reader, so I don’t know for sure if Moorlach and other extremists like him feel this way for sure, but it is food for thought. Why do they not like to mention the real motive for this attack.

Why would they prefer that people forget the real reason for this attack? Why? I can tell you this much for sure because a devout Catholic told me this. Because they know he was inspired by the slanderous rhetoric they constantly spew. Because they know their rhetoric created the worst serial terrorist on U.S. soil in the 1990’s. This is not just a post, this is a service to the public, to make sure they don’t forget this shameful event in U.S. history, when Christian extremism caused an act of terrorism on the XXVI Olympiad Games. When an event meant to promote world unity and peace was shattered by extremists intending on violating a woman’s right to choose. The terrorist attack heard round the world, the one extremists like John Moorlach would wish to be forgotten. Of course I do invite Moorlach and other prominent OC conservatives to comment on here with a wholesale condemnation of this attack and I will happily post it. Or you can attack me which tells everyone all we need to know where your sympathies lie.

  2 comments for “Why Chicago Lost the Olympics: Thanks Rush and Glenn!

  1. duplojohn
    October 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Or it could be that South America has never hosted the games………and it was their turn!

    At least thats what EVERY SINGLE VOTER SAID.

  2. Daniel Lamb
    October 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I have to say, this post was a little… crazy!

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