Skip to comments.Obama's Fishy Explanation for Calling Britain's Finance Minister the Wrong Name
Posted on 06/19/2013 7:07:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The president, it seems, committed a minor gaffe during this week's G-8 meetings in Northern Ireland. According to the Financial Times, the stumble came during a discussion of tax avoidance issues, when Barack Obama thrice interrupted the British chancellor of the exchequer in order to say he agreed with "Jeffrey."
The chancellor's name is George Osborne.
Obama later apologized, saying, "I'm sorry, man. I must have confused you with my favorite R&B singer." The U.S. leader was referring to Jeffrey Osborne, the soulful crooner responsible for "On the Wings of Love."
But is Osborne really the favorite that Obama claims? Some investigative reporting has raised serious questions about where Osborne ranks in Obama's hierarchy of musical preferences.
In multiple interviews about music, Obama has never once mentioned Osborne when asked about the songs he listens to, even when mentioning other R&B artists. Consider the following data points:
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I bet Obama doesn't really like any of the music he claims. Like McCain, and Clinton, he just says what sounds good. I bet he really likes Alan Parsons Project.
Obama listens this his own speeches on his ipod so he can be informed about what the President of the United States just said.
national embarrassment one day, national disgrace the next.
I guess it would be much trouble for Obama to know the persons name....heck he is about ready to sign a disastrous Free Trade deal with these folks.
Did his nose look like he’d just had a white, sugary doughnut when he said this?
I am still convinced obama is still smoking. However, I think he is still using heavy narcotics and marijuana.
It might be a minor reason for his extreme lack of manners, such as calling the Finance Chancellor “man” during his terrible appology.
We need to give hussein a break here. Since he is a foreigner he is not familiar with our customs yet.
Ehhh — they all look the same to him.
“”I am still convinced obama is still smoking. However, I think he is still using heavy narcotics and marijuana.
It might be a minor reason for his extreme lack of manners, such as calling the Finance Chancellor man during his terrible appology.””
At least he didn’t refer to him as homie, bro or dude.
It can be difficult remembering people’s names on a trip like this. That’s why most Presidents would have an aide or two at their side to remind them. Or in these days, perhaps an ear bud.
No one comes into POTUS’s presence without being IDed, and there should be SS Agents on the job as well as UK security, who can pass the names along.
The problem is that Obama is not only completely unconcerned about anyone but himself, he is surrounded by incompetent appointees who don’t bother to keep on top of these things either.
“I’m sorry, man”.
So says the ghetto community organizer. Obama is an embarrassment.
That’s why he and Biden get along so well their both idiots and liars!
What a stupid thing to say... why would he confuse him with his favorite singer? so stupid...
I like “Eye in the Sky.”
And they called Bush a dunce.
It’s Bush’s fault.
Barry, when you find you’ve dug yourself into a hole, STOP DIGGING!
0bama is a pathological liar and bullshitter ... NOTHING that he says on any topic should be taken at face value or assumed to be true.
Cut the poor man some slack and stop criticizing him all the time for minor slips like this. It’s hard to remember things when you’ve been doing coke and poppers with your gay lover all night. You just try spending a night that way and then see how well you can read from a teleprompter! That can’t be easy. It’s a miracle the poor guy can remember which terrorists he’s arming this week!
The most brilliant man in the world.....
AlGore once told Courtney Love he liked her songs.
She replied “name one”.
When Biden went to law school the world lost a great ditch-digger.