In this Sunday, July 3, 2016 photo, fishermen protest the pollution in the Guanabara bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio state officials have acknowledged a real cleanup of Guanabara will take 20 years — organizers promised to do it for the Olympics — with the city still pouring at least half of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters, including Guanabara. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Time For Us To Admit One Thing Barack Obama Got Right

I remember even Democrats mocking him for doing it. The right, myself included, just saw it as confirmation of his arrogance and we ridiculed him. But man, if everyone had done what Barack Obama wanted we wouldn’t be headed for the literal poop show that is about to descend on us.

No, I’m not talking about the Republican and Democratic conventions. I’m talking about the Olympics.

Right after getting elected, Barack Obama had the audacity and arrogance to round up folks and fly them to Europe to personally make a pitch for Chicago as host of the 2016 Olympics. Instead, the IOC decided for Rio.

It is going to be an unmitigated disaster.

Major athletes are pulling out. Jordan Spieth is the latest. There is the very real threat of the Zika virus and the World Health Organization, which has a business relationship with the International Olympic Committee, is telling everybody it will be no problem. Riiiiggghhhhtttt.

On top of that, there’s sewage in the water. The infrastructure is decrepit. Brand new bridges are already crumbling. Crime in Rio makes crime in even Chicago look like child’s play.

This is going to be a disease infested disaster of raw sewage and crumbling facades.

Had the IOC and the rest of us listened to Barack Obama, we’d be gearing up for an Olympics filled with corrupt, graft, greed, and abuse in a veritable war zone, but without raw sewage floating in Olympic venues, the zika virus, and all the horrors our athletes and tourists will face in Brazil.

What a poop show this is going to be.

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Erick Erickson

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