Remember Obama’s promise to restore America’s “prestige” that demagogue Obama claimed had been lost under President Bush??? I sure do.
Now, five years into Obama’s presidency, America’s restored “prestige” means that even our greatest athletes at their greatest athletic event have to be so fearful and so ashamed of their flag that they dare not display it lest the villagers treat them like the Frankenstein monster and kill them with pitchforks and torches.
Time to put those clothes that in any way, shape or form advertise that you are an American away, boys and girls. Being an American is literally a scarlet letter now:
The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games’ venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The memo, which details steps athletes can take to ensure their safety during the games, cautions them to avoid wearing team colors too prominently outside of the 1,500-mile so-called “Ring of Steel” security perimeter established by Russian security forces.
“The U.S. Department of State has advised that wearing conspicuous Team USA clothing in non-accredited areas may put your personal safety at greater risk,” said the memo, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Designer Ralph Lauren on Thursday unveiled the official uniforms that American athletes will wear to the Opening ceremony. The uniforms feature a knit patchwork cardigan emblazoned with big stars, an American flag, and the Olympic rings.
“A dynamic mix of patriotic references in a classic color palette of red, white and navy defines the Ralph Lauren 2014 Team USA Opening ceremony uniform, which is proudly Made in America,” the company said in a statement Thursday.
Greg Bretz, a member of the men’s halfpipe team, told the Wall Street Journal that U.S. Olympic officials “have told us not to wear our USA gear outside of the venues,” but added, “I have so much faith in the United States and our safety that I’m not too worried about it.”
Concerns about safety in Sochi have prompted some Olympians to tell their loved ones to stay home, however. One of them is Canadian goaltender Mike Smith, who said he doesn’t want to expose his wife and kids to any unnecessary risk.
“They’re not gonna go. It’s not worth it,” Smith told FOX Sports Arizona’s Todd Walsh. “For myself, it’s about thinking if [my wife is] OK when I’m not with her. It’s unfortunate, but it’s just the way it is.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
And I’m not going to be watching any of it. Because Obama made it all about the celebration of homosexual sodomy rather than about international competition.
I’m surprised the “Team America uniforms” didn’t depict a male convict butt-raping his cellmate. Because that’s really just where we are now.
It ought to be a joke by now that “Obama got bin Laden.” I mean, NO OTHER PRESIDENT IN THE UNIVERSE WOULD HAVE DARED TO GO AFTER BIN LADEN, right??? It took Osama to kill Obama. Or maybe it’s the other way around. But now, here we are: Obama triumphed that Al Qaeda was “decimated” and had to make up a story about some stupid video while Al Qaeda was busy murdering our Ambassador and our American heroes in Benghazi. And now the black flag of Al Qaeda is going up all over the world. Including the Iraqi city where 1,300 Americans died to set free until Obama came into power and gave it back to the terrorists. And we’re afraid to even wear our “Team USA” uniforms in public lest our Islamic masters take offense.