What Michelle Obama told the IOC

Discussion in 'Politics' started by jficquette, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. This about says it all about who we have in the white house. I guess she is so use to affirmative action that she actually expects the world to come to Chicago because she asked them too.


    MRS. OBAMA: President Rogge, ladies and gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs of the International Olympic Committee: I am honored to be here.

    I was born and raised on Chicago's South Side, not far from where the Games would open and close. Ours was a neighborhood of working families -- families with modest homes and strong values.

    Sports were what brought our community together. They strengthen our ties to one another.

    Growing up, when I played games with the kids in my neighborhood, we picked sides based not on who you were, but what you could bring to the game. Sports taught me self-confidence, teamwork, and how to compete as an equal.

    Sports were a gift I shared with my dad -- especially the Olympic Games.

    Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and ...

    ... others for their brilliance and perfection. Like so many young people, I was inspired. I found myself dreaming that maybe, just maybe, if I worked hard enough, I, too, could achieve something great.

    But I never dreamed that the Olympic flame might one day light up lives in my neighborhood.

    But today, I can dream, and I am dreaming of an Olympic and Paralympic Games in Chicago that will light up lives in neighborhoods all across America and all across the world; that will expose all our neighborhoods to new sports and new role models; that will show every child that regardless of wealth, or gender, or race, or physical ability, there is a sport and a place for them, too.
  2. Reads like a boiler plate appeal letter. substitute the word "sport" with "feed the homeless African Children".

    "Feeding the homeless African Children" is what brought our community together. They strengthen our ties to one another.
  3. maxpi


    Race is an industry in the US... Jessie Jackemup sues the private sector until an employer has to be nuts to hire a Black worker then people like the Obamas ride into the sunset stuffing their pockets... but the Olympic Committee voted out Chicago on the first round... that speech probably made their stomachs churn a bit, I know it did mine....
  4. LOL
  5. TGregg


    Has Jimmy Carter denounced the IOC as a bunch of racists yet? Still waiting on that one. Don't be criticizing The One - that makes you a racist!