Earlier today Republican strange person Michael Steele joined his fellow party dingbats to yell at Obama for traveling to King Hamlet’s Court in Elsinore to argue for Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid. It is Not Presidential. We have no opinion about this, but man, watch Robert Gibbs respond with his trademark dry sarcasm here! Are many people capable of saying “Madrid” with such an icy-death quality? [YouTube]

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  • Come here a minute

    Wrong, Robert Gibbs — Michael Steele is Tokyo Rose.

  • Accordion-o-rama

    I hope for Rio. Steele would look awesome in sequins and feathers.

  • Cicada

    I bet Robert Gibbs would totally own the dozens.

  • Nappied Hypotenuse

    Of course Steele wants the Olympics in Rio. He and Mark Sanford have big sparkin’ plans. Beaches! Capirinhas! Fio dental!

  • V572625694

    Ha ha, Hamlet @ Elsinore! Who said a degree in English wouldn’t be valuable?

  • Crank Tango

    Personally, I think its unamerican, and possibly more than a little islamofacialist, for the president of USA AMERICA to support the olympics being held in an american city.

  • shadowMark

    SkoalRebel will be excited to hear so much Copenhagen talk. And Gibbs is probably touchy so to speak about “Madrid” because that’s darn near Spain and the White House just got in trouble for taking those pictures of the two Spanish goth girls.

  • Prommie

    [re=422295]V572625694[/re]: But where are Rosenkrantz and Guildentstern?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Michael Steele, secret Spaniard. Hey — um — has anyone seen Steele’s birth certificate?

  • facehead

    If the people of Chicago ever find out what dressage is the terrorists win.

    Steele knows a lot about presidential stuff btw (because he’s black!).

  • Chickensmack

    [re=422299]shadowMark[/re]: We ain’t about no “KO-PEN-HOG-EN” ’round these parts. Them hogs gawt got dicks that look like DNA strands. That’s fuckin’ weird.

  • AbstinenceOnly Ed

    [re=422303]Prommie[/re]: THEY’RE FUCKING DEAD, FOR DOING 9/11.

  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    Steele’s got something here. What American olympian in their right mind would rather travel to Beatytown than Rio?

  • Snarkalicious

    [re=422298]Crank Tango[/re]: Cuz you know who goes to the Olympics, right? Kenya… Think about that.

  • Patricia84

    What’s islamofacialist? Is it the answer on the left to teabagging and going rogue?

  • Spiro Agnew

    Considering Michael Steele was born in Indonesia he’s probably rooting for Jakarta. Or was someone else born there? Ah hell they all look alike.

  • hobospacejunkie

    It ain’t gonna look good if Hopey goes there & Chicago loses. I don’t care so long as the games don’t become another Atlanta corporate whorefest, with poor Richard Jewell as comedy sideshow. I’d be much more excited if Barry put the prestige of the office behind getting the World Cup in US America.

  • thehelveticascenario

    The last time the Olympics were held in Communist China- COINCIDENCE, PRESIDENT OBAMA?

  • shadowMark

    [re=422303]Prommie[/re]: My favorite is:

    Where’s Polonius?

    At supper.

    Ha, ha, ha. Hamlet would have been so busy posting at the Wonkette he never would have gotten around to killing his new dad.

  • d4g33z

    I think ‘Madrid’ was a Franco reference…

  • jetjaguar

    HA HA, Michael Steel is so fucking irrelevant. Who’s on his side? Who makes up his base? NO ONE. It’s hi-fucking-larious.

  • Evil Dr. Puma

    This from the same people who would have called it “presidential” if Dubya had sacrificed naked Girl Scouts to Mammon during a press conference.

  • memzilla

    Michael Steele should eat a tube of Tabasco-drizzled cockroach semen.

  • AbstinenceOnly Ed

    If Obama is Hamlet, does that make Richard Cohen Ethan Hawke?

  • pub_option

    The Republicans should want the Olympics, if there is a terrorist attack it proves that the Democrats can’t keep us safe. No terrorist attack and there’s still plenty of opportunity for flag waving, and claims that we would have won more medals if the Dems hadn’t turned our youth into metrosexual wimps.

  • ChernobylSoup v2

    Remember how in Barcelona that time they lit the Olympic torch using a bow and flaming arrow (best torch lighting in history)? Chicago should somehow use a Tommy gun and a bottle of bootleg hooch.

  • DustBowlBlues

    Hopey vs. Lula Death Match. Shit. My two favorite world leaders, facing off. I hope foreigners realize that if they like BHO as much as they claim, having him bring home the Olympics would be bigger, even, than Bill “Indiana Jones” Clinton rescuing those two babes from that crap country they were in.

    Shit. I just looked up and saw hobospaceetc. said he should get the World Cup. The only difference would be that many more people would be watching it, including me. Really, the Olympics are bull shit but I hope it helps the Chicago and Illinois economy. If it slurped over into Evan Weinie Bayh’s state, that wouldn’t hurt, either.

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  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=422316]Snarkalicious[/re]: This Kenya comment is so good, you should send it as a tip to Faux News. They would outrun a Kenyan marathoner with that one.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=422335]ChernobylSoup v2[/re]: I think they should have a cow kick over a lantern.

  • DustBowlBlues

    For Chicago, there must be a dance skating pairs (or whatever the fuck call it) with a St. Valentine’s Massacre theme. To the tune of old “Untouchables” teevee series. They could be preceded on the ice by a hologram of Tanya Harding kneecaping a skater.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=422310]facehead[/re]: He also knows a lot about Olympic stuff, because he’s “special”.

  • I-man


    He is doing that too. He will be attending the opening of the World Cup in South Africa next year, Bush only sent Condi to Germany, and he wrote a letter to the Sepp Blatter, Logorrhea sufferer extraordinaire, promoting America for 2018.

  • Terry


    Stick by Fortenbrass, rather than those two.

  • Terry

    [re=422318]Spiro Agnew[/re]:

    Worse. Steele was born in Malcom Grow Hospital on Andrews Air Force Base….under socialized medicine.

  • Rotundo

    [re=422335]ChernobylSoup v2[/re]: Launch Steele with a trebuchet and light a methane flame supplied by pig shit. A flaming idiot salute.

  • McDuff

    [re=422371]Terry[/re]: Steele born in a socialist hospital. That makes Steele a Red Diaper baby! Who knew!

  • AbstinenceOnly Ed

    [re=422333]pub_option[/re]: The Republicans can’t get out of their own way to shit in their own mouths. Which is why the Dems are idiots for wagging a finger and saying ‘Hey, stop that! Have you no shame?’ Just let ’em feast on their own shit. Hell, hand them a spork! Hope they don’t mind dysentery for dessert. I’m sure their health plan covers coprophagia.

  • tootsieroll

    [re=422355]Extemporanus[/re]: +1

  • Spiro Agnew

    [re=422371]Terry[/re]: Sounds like someone is not only the Manchurian Candidate but a fascist/socialist/communist.

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    Oh, Michael Steele, I can speak for my fellow Madrid residents in saying we’d rather you didn’t visit. KTHXBAI.

  • ChernobylSoup v2

    [re=422355]Extemporanus[/re]: Your idea is much better. Nicely done.

  • TGY

    [re=422335]ChernobylSoup v2[/re]: Rio would have it lit by a flaming ping-pong ball shot out of a woman-of-dubious-womanhood’s anus.

  • fork-wielding maniac

    [re=422319]hobospacejunkie[/re]: righttards would freak out if a bunch of the gays from socialist france came here with their gay-ass sport and called it “football.” also.

  • madtowngooner

    Doesn’t the IOC know how much Obama hates humanity?

  • finallyhappy

    I don’t care about sports- I just hate Michael Steele- unless he is a Blingee

  • populucious

    Well, I think I know who to enter in the Sarcastic Ninja Press Secretary of Death Competition. I don’t think I’ll ever feel warm again.

  • TGY

    Geez, Gibbs is dripping sarcastic ice like woah!

  • TGY

    …actually, it’s a slightly mournful tone: “I’m so sorry that y’all are such fucktards.”

  • stumpycuse

    Let’s just hope that Blagojevich isn’t involved in the selection process.

  • Dean Booth

    [re=422355]Extemporanus[/re]: Excellent!

  • Waco Bandito

    Apparently, Michael Steele does not have a single friend that’s willing to tell him that he’s an incredible dick.

  • Bruno

    If America wins, we can tell the soviets to stay home and shove it. Because of AFGANISTAN

  • house of the blue lights

    The key Chicago event will be sharpshooting school children. We’ve already started practicing, and we’re getting pretty good at it. (/sarcasm. Please send the Olympics to Rio.)

  • ladymacbeth

    no one in chicago wants this fucking thing — no one. (well, except fucking daleys).

    chicago’s had to take crap from like, oh, abilene TX or random fuckspots in MS or THE ENTIRE FUCKING STATE OF GEORGIA for electing a brilliant eloquent politician who managed to get to the highest office in the land (also, World!) thru talent and smarts and good values and working hard — while black and oddly named.

    Chicago beats Atlanta’s ass!!!

    but i digress and my point:

    NOW we have to deal with layers of crap b/c michael steele AGREES WITH US?

    fuck this.


    former member of rahm emanuel’s district. mazel tov.

  • wallythepug

    I loves me some Gibbsie!

  • barleyherb

    Our government here in the UK basically placed its entire reputation on the line over the London bid. (and billions of pounds of non-Londoners’ money). Goes to, er, show.

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