A question asked Obama at yesterday’s press conference revolved around Russia granting asylum to Edward Snowden and the cancellation of a summit meeting as a result of that and other rifts, and during Obama’s answer he veered into this:

President Obama today made clear that he rejects growing calls for the U.S. to boycott the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi over Russia’s new anti-gay law.

“I want to just make very clear right now: I do not think it’s appropriate to boycott the Olympics,” the president told reporters at a White House news conference.

“We’ve got a bunch of Americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed,” he said. “Nobody’s more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and -lesbian legislation that you’ve been seeing in Russia.”
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“One of the things I’m really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze, which I think would go a long way in rejecting the kind of attitudes that we’re seeing there,” Obama said. “And if Russia doesn’t have gay or lesbian athletes, then that would probably make their team weaker.”

Putin and Medvedev must spend at least a couple hours a day laughing at this guy.

Obama told them after the election he’d have more flexibility. Guess not.

It’s gotten so bad that the Russian leadership sent George W. Bush a get-well card partly as a veiled slap to Obama, who oddly enough originally campaigned as the person who was going to bring the world together. International relations are much worse now than they were under Bush, and Obama would like nothing more than for everybody to believe that’s only because people are ticked at him for lecturing them about full rights for gays — something Obama himself didn’t even speak out in favor of until just over a year ago.

If reality avoidance were an Olympic sport, Obama would take home the gold.

Comments

48 Responses to “Obama Says Russia Better Get Some Gay Olympic Athletes if They Want a Good Team”

  1. SignPainterGuy on August 10th, 2013 7:55 pm

    Just curious; if gay athletes win medals at the Olympics, will it be announced at the award ceremony that the athlete is gay ? If not, and I don`t recall it being done before, what difference will it make !?

  2. backwoodsconservative on August 10th, 2013 9:37 pm

    The liberals have to make everything about social engineering. How far do they have to push before the masses get enough of their crap and send them packing?

  3. backwoodsconservative on August 11th, 2013 11:09 am

    I didn't know the purpose of going to the Olympics was to have a gay old time.

  4. iratenate on August 11th, 2013 12:16 pm

    I find Obama's statement rather revealing, as most are well aware of his (alleged) fondness for tube steak, but since when has Interior Decorating been an Olympic sport?

  5. rosa on August 12th, 2013 10:05 am

    Instead of boycotting Russia, how about boycotting sexual deviancy?

  6. Truesoldier__ on August 12th, 2013 10:27 am

    No kidding. I doubt the athletes have trained so hard for the chance to have their sexual orientation announced if they win.

  7. Truesoldier__ on August 12th, 2013 10:31 am

    the liberals really don't care about sexual deviancy, they just need issues to keep the masses bickering while they destroy the country from within.

  8. Truesoldier__ on August 12th, 2013 10:31 am

    "Obama told them after the election he’d have more flexibility." Makes you wonder just what he was hinting at…..

  9. SignPainterGuy on August 12th, 2013 10:42 am

    Diversion, distraction; it`s what`s for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack !

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