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Obama's Fishy Explanation for Calling Britain's Finance Minister the Wrong Name
Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer

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:

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: g8; georgeosborne; jeffreyosborne; obamateur
Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight

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.

1 posted on 06/19/2013 7:07:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Obama listens this his own speeches on his ipod so he can be informed about what the President of the United States just said.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 7:10:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

national embarrassment one day, national disgrace the next.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 7:10:33 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: nickcarraway

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.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 7:12:21 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: nickcarraway

Did his nose look like he’d just had a white, sugary doughnut when he said this?


5 posted on 06/19/2013 7:13:38 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 7:15:07 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: a fool in paradise

We need to give hussein a break here. Since he is a foreigner he is not familiar with our customs yet.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 7:15:34 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: nickcarraway

Ehhh — they all look the same to him.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 7:16:48 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: castlegreyskull

“”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.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 7:17:01 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: nickcarraway

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.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 7:32:44 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway

“I’m sorry, man”.

So says the ghetto community organizer. Obama is an embarrassment.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 7:35:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: schm0e

That’s why he and Biden get along so well their both idiots and liars!


12 posted on 06/19/2013 7:40:59 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

What a stupid thing to say... why would he confuse him with his favorite singer? so stupid...


13 posted on 06/19/2013 7:52:59 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: nickcarraway

I like “Eye in the Sky.”


14 posted on 06/19/2013 7:53:37 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh Lord!

And they called Bush a dunce.

It’s Bush’s fault.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 8:18:07 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: nickcarraway

Barry, when you find you’ve dug yourself into a hole, STOP DIGGING!


16 posted on 06/19/2013 8:27:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 8:30:30 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: nickcarraway

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!


18 posted on 06/19/2013 8:42:48 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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To: nickcarraway

The most brilliant man in the world.....


19 posted on 06/19/2013 9:00:19 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: nickcarraway

President Homer.


20 posted on 06/19/2013 9:21:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Barry, when you find you’ve dug yourself into a hole, STOP DIGGING!

...and hand Biden the shovel.
21 posted on 06/19/2013 9:46:31 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: schm0e

AlGore once told Courtney Love he liked her songs.
She replied “name one”.

He couldn’t.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 9:46:53 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

When Biden went to law school the world lost a great ditch-digger.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 9:47:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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