While there might be some, I don't see the talk in conservative circles as being happy Chicago lost. I do see a lot of it as more "I told you so" about the President--his arrogant belief that he can just talk and make things happen, his so-called "smart diplomacy", his lack of priorities, his total unpreparedness for the job, his continual rookie mistakes. And come on, this is a funny jab:
"As a citizen of the world who believes that No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation, I'm glad that the Obama White House's jingoist rhetoric and attempt to pay back Chicago cronies at the expense of undermining our relationships with our allies failed". (from first link above)
The world's supposed to love us now! Oh, but after 8 years of George Bush, they don't love us (or Obama) enough. Yeah right.
I'm not a fan of the Olympics. Of course I'll pay attention to the medal count, because I'm competitive that way, and I want the US to come out on top, but if the Olympics disappeared tomorrow it would have zero impact on my life. So it doesn't matter to me where they are held. I'll admit, though, that I can't see anything happening in Chicago without massive graft and corruption, so in that regard the citizens just dodged a bullet. But whether or not the games are held in Chicago or not means nothing to me. When San Francisco lost out (and some of the venues would have been in Sacramento), I felt bad for about 3 seconds and that was it. I didn't hear anyone from either side make any political hay out of it. It's the President who injected himself into this issue, and now that he's failed, the liberals are angry that some are using it for political purposes. Of course, the liberals wouldn't have trumpeted Obama The Great had Chicago been awarded the Olympics; no, it's just those evil Republicans.
How angry liberals are, though, shows that they just can't accept that they're the only ones in the world who see President Obama as a God-man. They view this as a stinging rebuke of Obama himself, and they'll blame anyone they can for it--and if they can blame Republicans, so much the better! It's funny to go to the comments at the links above and read how angry they are. If you don't believe yet that this President has nothing going for him but a cult of personality, go read. There's not one comment there about good Chicago would have been for a choice, how Chicago has a track record of being able to organize such massive events (if indeed it has one), nothing like that. It's all anti-Republican.
Because that's all that really matters to the lefties.