Olympic Flip Flop: Obama Sponsors Olympics After Demanding Bush Boycott Same Olympics
It doesn’t get any more hypocritical than this. Just last week OKnow-it-All scolded Bush’s plan to attend.
This from USA Today:
Democrat Barack Obama took issue Monday with President Bush’s decision to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, saying he would go to Beijing only if he saw progress between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama.
Of course, giving money to NBC to propagandize his likeness throughout the entire China-hosted games is, I guess, not as harmful as Bush attending the Opening Ceremony. Yeah, right.
And we’re sure to hear some pretzel-like reasoning from Camp OExcuse.
This from Advertising Age:
It’s official. Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign will be among the TV sponsors of NBC Universal’s Olympics coverage. In the first significant network-TV buy of any presidential candidate in at least 16 years, the Obama campaign has taken a $5 million package of Olympics spots that includes network TV as well as cable ads.
My opinion: Why spend $5 million with NBC when they already give him billions in free advertorial every week via MSNBC, Nightly News, MTP, etc. Or is this a legit way to pay back NBC for all the past (and future) three-up-my-leg coverage?
Secondly, this is pretty scary stuff. First his decision to change venues in Denver (to the more dictator-like theatrics of a 75,000 outdoor arena). Then his Hitler-like speech in Berlin. And now sponsoring the friggin’ Olympics? Are you serious? I mean it seems almost Mussolini-like. The Olympics are brought to you by Coca-Cola, Exxon Mobil, Bank of America, and Obama.