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President Obama Awkwardly Flubs Toast To The Queen
Mediaite ^ | 5/25/11 | Frances Martel

Posted on 05/25/2011 6:07:49 AM PDT by markomalley

President Obama’s lack of experience with royalty was on full display today in England as he mistakenly began a toast to the Queen of England at the wrong time, resulting in “God Save the Queen” blaring over his words and no one getting to drink what was in their cups. Awkward.

“And now I propose a toast to the Queen,” President Obama began in London today, but only got as far as “To the vitality of the special relationship” before “God Save the Queen” cut him off. He kept reading the toast, however, and finally raised his glass to her. No one drank out of their glasses afterwards, however. The Queen herself looked over at him with a hint of contempt (confusion?) in her face, while the other members of the royal family stood stoically around them.

Many may see not knowing the tedious etiquette of proposing a toast to an ornamental political figure a “gaffe,” but isn’t the entire point of America not bothering to care about royal etiquette? Allahpundit at Hot Air has some (rare) praise for the President:

Protocol, apparently, requires the toastmaster to wait until after “God Save the Queen” plays and then begin the toast. But the almighty O waits for no sovereign, so he launched straight into his shpiel. To which I say, good for him. What else was the American revolution about, if not the right of the president to half-ass some formulaic niceties about the British monarch? He should have punctuated it with a weary “whatever” and downed the glass in one gulp.

Video via ABC News below: (video at link)


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovisit; blunders; iamsosmart; iwonscrewyou; royals
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1 posted on 05/25/2011 6:07:50 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

OBOZO.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 6:10:37 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: markomalley
Toast To The Queen


3 posted on 05/25/2011 6:11:30 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: markomalley

he’s an idiot!


4 posted on 05/25/2011 6:15:18 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: markomalley

I dunno. First the “beast” gets stuck in Ireland (I thought to myself that this does not portend well for the rest of his visit), then he writes the wrong date in the guestbook, and now this.

I think he should come home before he really makes himself look stupid.


5 posted on 05/25/2011 6:16:30 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: markomalley

I actually thought the worst part was the very very large frown on his face. If he had smiled at his mistake, put his glass down and acted with polite respect (yes, respect—its what politicians and diplomats do when they are at the HOMES OF ALLIES!) no one would have thought much about it. Instead he looks enraged. Does he not have a chief of protocol who tells him how these things go? Where was his teleprompter?


6 posted on 05/25/2011 6:16:39 AM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: markomalley

TOTUS did not acccompany the brilliant first buffoon

Who had to take note cards to read a toast

The problem with notecards is the assumption the person holding them can read

Not to worry, the liberal establishment is still over-awed by a black person who is clean and mostly, articulate, with appropriate support


7 posted on 05/25/2011 6:17:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: markomalley

His arrogance fuels his ignorance


8 posted on 05/25/2011 6:19:12 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: brytlea

YES!

He looked like a sullen 14 year old who has been personally dissed, when the Queen remained in silence during her national anthem.


9 posted on 05/25/2011 6:19:15 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: baddog 219

You can’t buy class—it’s as simple as that. This person has no class—and worse yet, he doesn’t know it.


10 posted on 05/25/2011 6:19:29 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: baddog 219

Payback! The Queen has provided a stage on which she was sure Obama would again show himself to be what he is, an A$$!


11 posted on 05/25/2011 6:19:54 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: markomalley
"But the almighty O waits for no sovereign"

Nah, he loves sovereigns, particularly tyrannical ones, but he's just not into Great Britain.

12 posted on 05/25/2011 6:20:16 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: markomalley

The White House or State Department Protocol offices dropped the ball on that one.

Bad staff work.

Pretty embarrassing.


13 posted on 05/25/2011 6:20:21 AM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: markomalley

Did he present the bust of Churchill (Winston, not Ward) to her?


14 posted on 05/25/2011 6:20:29 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: brytlea

Jesse sure has her work cut out for her.

How many staff will we have to pay for, for her to be able to shut us up over Hussein’s stupidity bonanza?


15 posted on 05/25/2011 6:21:10 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: markomalley

I am certain that “O” was secretly congratulating himself on having a staff SO cool that they provided a neat ‘God Save the Queen’ background effect for HIS toast to the Queen.

He was probably hoping that the rest of the room noticed how cool it was, too!!!

Jacka^%


16 posted on 05/25/2011 6:22:07 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: markomalley

...video mark at :40 seconds - TO THE QUEEN - then she says something to him - and he realizes what a DUMB A$$ he is -— What an IDIOT!!! How embarrassing...I guess all those socialist professors never taught him what protocol is - that is means to stand and pay respect when a country’s NATIONAL ANTHEM is playing....WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE IMPEACH OBAMA!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZCsfyaOGdw&feature=player_embedded#at=67

Mark - Thanks for posting this - this needs to stay at the TOP all day!!!!


17 posted on 05/25/2011 6:24:24 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: brytlea

I thought it was a Gerorge Jefferson-like grin..he almost looked liek Jack Nicholson as The Riddler in the Batman films..


18 posted on 05/25/2011 6:25:07 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: goldi

Too late for that. He really looks stupid already.

What happened to the people who were supposed to coach him. Do they dislike him so badly they let him screw up and then laugh about it?

watch th Video and the idiot cannot even make toast without having it written down for him. he spends the whole time looking down and reading it.

At least he has the same reverence for the English National anthem as he has for ours——none.


19 posted on 05/25/2011 6:25:37 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: goldi

TOO LATE - he’s way pass “stupid”...


20 posted on 05/25/2011 6:25:43 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: SMARTY
The video was very uncomfortable to watch. Did you see the coldness of Camilla? The Queen was totally ignoring Obama. I wonder why they invited Obama and Wookie. To me it was a disgraceful joke and very embarrassing for the USA.
21 posted on 05/25/2011 6:25:48 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: SC_Pete

Obama really has some problems. He doesn’t know what year it is. Given he can read a teleprompter fairly well, but beyond that SCARY!!!!!


22 posted on 05/25/2011 6:26:26 AM PDT by mel (o fFR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: silverleaf

Yes, you described it perfectly. Sullen, angry. A charming smile and a little joke afterwards and no one would be talking about it (and the press would be saying how wonderful he was).


23 posted on 05/25/2011 6:27:01 AM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Who is Jesse?


24 posted on 05/25/2011 6:28:15 AM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: ken5050

Maybe but I don’t think so, I think he looks honestly and truly angry, barely suppressed.


25 posted on 05/25/2011 6:29:30 AM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: markomalley; maggief; Roscoe Karns


Well at least Mooch was better dressed than usual.
26 posted on 05/25/2011 6:29:40 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: baddog 219
he’s an idiot!

What do expect from someone who doesn't even know what year it is !!!

President Obama Has No Idea What Year It Is

27 posted on 05/25/2011 6:30:19 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: markomalley

What an embarrassing day to be Irish.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 6:30:55 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: markomalley

Schadenfreude!!! Obama reaps the benefits of an affirmative action protocol office. Fans of irony ecstatic!!!


29 posted on 05/25/2011 6:32:09 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: brytlea

Speaking of charming smile, did you happen to catch a glimpse of Moochelle? Slumped and sullen would about cover it.


30 posted on 05/25/2011 6:32:12 AM PDT by Pat4ever (AF Vet, USMC Parent)
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To: markomalley

To be fair to BO, this is an irrelevance.

Nobody was insulted. Just more embarrassed for him than anything else.


31 posted on 05/25/2011 6:32:58 AM PDT by Donn1899
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To: goldi

Too late!


32 posted on 05/25/2011 6:36:04 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: angcat

Camilla was enjoying being the prettiest girl at table!


33 posted on 05/25/2011 6:37:38 AM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: angcat
I guess, since “O” refuses to place his hand on his heart during the American national anthem, he doesn't see the need to STFU during ‘God Save the Queen’.

We have a fu^%ing ill-bred moron for a “President”. Period!!

34 posted on 05/25/2011 6:38:29 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: markomalley

He’ll blame his error as a mistake of the Protocol Officer not explaining it correctly, for it is never Ubama’s fault.


35 posted on 05/25/2011 6:39:38 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: NewCenturions
I like Camilla. She visits the troops in hospital and sends cases of Scotch to the guys.

That's all I need to know about her.

36 posted on 05/25/2011 6:41:43 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Donn1899

BS. He was representing our nation and, as always, did a bad job of it. The man is a disaster.


37 posted on 05/25/2011 6:43:20 AM PDT by majormaturity
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To: BCW

When you politicize the Office of Protocol with Chicago thugs, you get thug protocol. These are most likely people who were socially promoted through school, supported the community organizer, and were rewarded with their sinecures. Now we all look like this unfortunate group of Americans.

We are being dumbed down, in fact and in appearance.

We are being “leveled.”

Obama is such a shameful face of America.

Remember, his actions are a continuing show of disrespect for our allies, and in particular Israel and Great Britain. It is purposeful, planned, and lauded in private.


38 posted on 05/25/2011 6:43:20 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: majormaturity

It didn’t go down bad in the UK. No big deal there.


39 posted on 05/25/2011 6:45:07 AM PDT by Donn1899
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To: Donn1899

Is that according to the socialist press?


40 posted on 05/25/2011 6:46:22 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: quantim

Her boobs looked lop-sided.


41 posted on 05/25/2011 6:47:40 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: angcat

Yes, it was very uncomfortable to watch. Camilla was sitting there stone-faced. I like Camilla and felt sorry for her that she had to sit next to him. Who else could have handled it as well as she did.


42 posted on 05/25/2011 6:48:25 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SMARTY

I trade her for Michelle any day!


43 posted on 05/25/2011 6:48:37 AM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: Donn1899

Why doesn’t it surprise me that you are willing to make excuses for O’Bozo?

Daffy


44 posted on 05/25/2011 6:51:26 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: markomalley

What a damned moron.


45 posted on 05/25/2011 6:51:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: silverleaf

His general incompetence has me wondering about the value of a Hahvard education. No wonder his grades aren’t accessible. They’re embarassed too.


46 posted on 05/25/2011 6:52:25 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: markomalley
Let's face it. The PRES is IGNORANT.

You would think with all his TSARs he could find ONE that knows protocol.

47 posted on 05/25/2011 6:52:29 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: markomalley
Let's face it. The PRES is IGNORANT.

You would think with all his TSARs he could find ONE that knows protocol.

48 posted on 05/25/2011 6:52:50 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Be careful, Donn is a card-carrying Brit who is a constitutional expert and will make you look silly if you challenge him on ANYTHING British!
Fair warning...


49 posted on 05/25/2011 6:54:01 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yeah the one in the picture on the right is really gross.


50 posted on 05/25/2011 6:54:21 AM PDT by Ratman83
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