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Obama says he used "poor phrasing" on Jerusalem
reuters.com ^ | 07/13/08 | roooters

Posted on 07/13/2008 11:13:11 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said on Sunday he used "poor phrasing" in a speech supporting Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. "You know, the truth is that this was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech. And we immediately tried to correct the interpretation that was given," he said in an interview aired on Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria -- GPS." "The point we were simply making was, is that we don't want barbed wire running through Jerusalem, similar to the way it was prior to the '67 war, that it is possible for us to create a Jerusalem that is cohesive and coherent," Obama said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; bo; democrat; democrats; flipflop; foreignpolicy; gaffe; idiotalert; israel; jerusalem; jewishvote; justwords; mohammedanism; obama; stuckonstupid; telaviv
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1 posted on 07/13/2008 11:13:12 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” the Illinois senator said.


2 posted on 07/13/2008 11:14:57 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: TornadoAlley3

LOL!, Poor Barry

FAIL!!!!!!


3 posted on 07/13/2008 11:15:10 AM PDT by cmsgop (How come they never made "6 Pack" II)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Which is dumber?

Ol’ jug ears or a box of rocks?


4 posted on 07/13/2008 11:15:12 AM PDT by airborne (God gives us countless opportunities! It's up to us to use them wisely!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

These things will happen when Obama is not reading an Axelrod script.


5 posted on 07/13/2008 11:15:23 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: airborne
Answer:

6 posted on 07/13/2008 11:16:43 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: TornadoAlley3

Barry shouldn’t talk about the value of being ‘cohesive and coherent.’


7 posted on 07/13/2008 11:16:53 AM PDT by Sgt Joe Friday 714
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To: airborne

8 posted on 07/13/2008 11:18:34 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: Blogger
"...it is possible for us to create a Jerusalem that is cohesive and coherent," Obama said.

I wonder who explained to him what "cohesive" and "coherent" means.

He obviously had help with that sentence!

9 posted on 07/13/2008 11:18:51 AM PDT by airborne (God gives us countless opportunities! It's up to us to use them wisely!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Got some flak from your Islamist buddies, B-HO?


10 posted on 07/13/2008 11:19:03 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: TornadoAlley3

We need a “Barry Backtrack of the Day” section on the sidebar...


11 posted on 07/13/2008 11:19:44 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: TornadoAlley3
JFK never used "poor phrasing" when speaking of important subjects.But then,he had about 15 years of Congressional experience before becoming President whereas Osama was fixing parking tickets in Peoria (or some other God-awful town) only a couple of years ago.

More proof that despite his cleanliness and his big bright smile Osama isn't anywhere near ready for prime time.

12 posted on 07/13/2008 11:21:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: Sgt Joe Friday 714
Notice his use of the imperial "WE". Only emperors use that pronoun, and he ain't no [sic] Emperor.

If he's blaming his speech writers in that 'we', it's what he does since he himself is perfect. /s

13 posted on 07/13/2008 11:22:01 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: TornadoAlley3

14 posted on 07/13/2008 11:22:17 AM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain - For the LOVE of Country)
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To: All

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/07/with_upcoming_trip_to_israel_o.html

transcript from CNN/Obama today


15 posted on 07/13/2008 11:22:29 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: TornadoAlley3

And Obumble wants us to believe that he can negotiate with tyrants.


16 posted on 07/13/2008 11:22:45 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: TornadoAlley3

I can see the headlines now “Poor Phrasing”

WWIII started.


17 posted on 07/13/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT by mountainlion (Concerned Conservative.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

This guy is Barry the Backtracking Bozo. A CLOWN WITH BIG EARS, NO RESUME’, AND NO EXPERIENCE.


18 posted on 07/13/2008 11:23:02 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Carolinamom

I too really HATE that “WE” he uses. So pompous, arrogant, and haughty.

Like he thinks we’re all six years old.


19 posted on 07/13/2008 11:25:01 AM PDT by EggsAckley (If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Obama-—And what’s interesting is, you can see some correlation between the economic crash during the Asian financial crisis, where about a third of Indonesia’s GDP was wiped out, and the acceleration of these Islamic extremist forces.

It isn’t to say that there is a direct correlation, but what is absolutely true is that there has been a shift in Islam that I believe is connected to the failures of governments and the failures of the West to work with many of these countries, in order to make sure that opportunities are there, that there’s bottom-up economic growth.

You know, the way we have to approach, I think, this problem of Islamic extremism, which is real and (ph) there, is we have to hunt down those who would resort to violence to move their agenda, their ideology forward. We should be going after al Qaeda and those networks fiercely and effectively.

But what we also want to do is to shrink the pool of potential recruits.

And that involves engaging the Islamic world rather than vilifying it, and making sure that we understand that not only are those in Islam who would resort to violence a tiny fraction of the Islamic world, but that also, the Islamic world itself is diverse.

And that lumping together Shia extremists with Sunni extremists, assuming that Persian culture is the same as Arab culture, that those kinds of errors in lumping Islam together result in us not only being less effective in hunting down and isolating terrorists, but also in alienating what need to be our long-term allies on a whole host of issues.


20 posted on 07/13/2008 11:25:59 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

You know the guy who invented the waffle cartoon character for Kerry?

He could do a great Obama with the character making back tracks as he walked forward.

Who did that original cartoon?


21 posted on 07/13/2008 11:26:42 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: TornadoAlley3
So what? 95% of US Jews will vote for him anyway.
22 posted on 07/13/2008 11:26:46 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: shankbear
This guy is Barry the Backtracking Bozo. A CLOWN WITH BIG EARS, NO RESUME’, AND NO EXPERIENCE.

Well, he IS bilingual. He talks out one side of his mouth, and immediately retracts what he said on the other side.

This year's best costume for Halloween will be an empty suit, only work 184 days, dumbo ears, and flip-flops.

23 posted on 07/13/2008 11:27:22 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Wrong, he’s a not so bright swede shoe salesman that without a speach writer is as dumb as a rock.

If his teleprompter quits he’s lost.


24 posted on 07/13/2008 11:28:17 AM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: pabianice

odumbo is not the man I thought I knew


25 posted on 07/13/2008 11:28:33 AM PDT by italianquaker
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To: TornadoAlley3
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said on Sunday he used "poor phrasing" in a speech supporting Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. "You know, the truth is that this was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech. And we immediately tried to correct the interpretation that was given," he said in an interview aired on Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria -- GPS." "The point we were simply making was, is that we don't want barbed wire running through Jerusalem, similar to the way it was prior to the '67 war, that it is possible for us to create a Jerusalem that is cohesive and coherent," Obama said.

The junior senator from Illinois never flip-flops. Not at all. He just he just refines his various positions. Endlessly, it would seem.

26 posted on 07/13/2008 11:28:41 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: TornadoAlley3

ZAKARIA: A final question.

You are going to Europe and the Middle East. You know that in places like France you have 85 percent approval ratings.

Isn’t that going to make some Americans very suspicious? If all of Europe likes you, if France likes you, there must be something wrong.

OBAMA: Well, I tell you what. You know, it’s interesting. As I travel around the country, here in the United States, I think people understand that there has been a price to the diminished regard with which the world holds the United States over the last several years.

It’s something that bothers people. It’s something that’s brought up.

You know, when I’m doing a town hall meeting in some rural community, invariably, somebody will raise their hand and they’ll say, “When are we going to restore the respect that the world had for America?”

And, you know, the American people’s instincts are good. It’s not just a matter of wanting to be liked. It’s the fact that, as a consequence of that diminished standing, we have less leverage on a whole host of critical issues that have to be dealt with.

So, I think the American people are ready for a president who is not alienating the world. And if that president is liked a little bit, well, that’s just a bonus.

Now, I don’t know how long that will last. We’ll see if my approval ratings hold up after I’m president.


27 posted on 07/13/2008 11:29:01 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Obama: Only as smart as the people putting words in his mouth.

Note to Barry: Lose the idiots.

28 posted on 07/13/2008 11:31:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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29 posted on 07/13/2008 11:32:38 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Carolinamom

***Notice his use of the imperial “WE”. Only emperors use that pronoun, and he ain’t no [sic] Emperor.

If he’s blaming his speech writers in that ‘we’, it’s what he does since he himself is perfect. /s ***

More than that, I took it as a further illustration that B.O. can’t talk on his feet w/o the teleprompter and/or his speech writers. How would he handle talks in person with foreign heads of state?


30 posted on 07/13/2008 11:33:04 AM PDT by kitkat (EX DEO LIBERTAS (From God, liberty))
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To: TornadoAlley3

It’s always something with him, isn’t it?

Bus, magic bus.


31 posted on 07/13/2008 11:33:44 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: TornadoAlley3

What a dolt.


32 posted on 07/13/2008 11:34:14 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: TornadoAlley3; All
Obama Jive-Talk Express
33 posted on 07/13/2008 11:34:42 AM PDT by musicman
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To: Carolinamom

Exactly!!!


34 posted on 07/13/2008 11:37:39 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: cajungirl
"He could do a great Obama with the character making back tracks as he walked forward."

This one is pretty close to that idea....

Obama Time Table

35 posted on 07/13/2008 11:38:18 AM PDT by musicman
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To: TornadoAlley3

It would have sounded more Presidential in Spanish.


36 posted on 07/13/2008 11:39:00 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: TornadoAlley3; Alouette; Salem; SJackson; 444Flyer; Esther Ruth; Cindy; blam; Travis McGee; ...
Obama says he used "poor phrasing" on Jerusalem

Baloney. He's nailed for the double-speaker he is. Too late Barry, your PLO is showing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW4ZcY-VHA4&e
37 posted on 07/13/2008 11:40:46 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: cajungirl

Would love to see a video of B.O. doing the Michael Jackson moonwalk as he backs away from the podium.


38 posted on 07/13/2008 11:40:55 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: cajungirl
Not sure what the answer to your question is, but I like this one...


39 posted on 07/13/2008 11:41:24 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Carolinamom
Notice his use of the imperial "WE".

That was the part that got my attention. Who the @>?% is Obama to "dictate" what happens in Israel?

40 posted on 07/13/2008 11:42:49 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: SE Mom

Speaking of a bus.... Move over Gramma, Obama needs room for the jews under that bus.

I heard his speech. He was not using “poor phrasing” as it is beign called now. He used pandering. Poor phrasing suggests it was not intentional. He knew exactly what he was saying.

But then again, we could be finding out that Obama is Ted Baxter’s illegitimate son. It’s starting to look like that.


41 posted on 07/13/2008 11:44:32 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: italianquaker; musicman
Are you sure you've not been hangin' with these folks? ;)


42 posted on 07/13/2008 11:45:27 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: dogcaller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVNyeRlKKaw

a different Michael:)


43 posted on 07/13/2008 11:45:35 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: EggsAckley
WE = Barry Sotero and the mouse in his pocket.


44 posted on 07/13/2008 11:52:03 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: TornadoAlley3

Obama makes it up as he goes, and it shows. (But that’s not important, since according to the dems and the MSM, the only thing that matters is how he makes you feel.) Is your skin crawling? I get hives just imagining Obama in the WH. One of the army of Obama faithful came door to door the other night, collecting for Obama. He was about 20, wore a dem. national T shirt, and was sent away with a flea in his ear. I should have set the dogs on him.


45 posted on 07/13/2008 11:52:05 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Daffynition

That’s a good one!!!


46 posted on 07/13/2008 11:53:31 AM PDT by musicman
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To: COUNTrecount
It would have sounded more Presidential in Spanish.


47 posted on 07/13/2008 11:54:19 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: counterpunch

48 posted on 07/13/2008 11:56:36 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.)
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To: Daffynition

Of course you knew I was being saracstic and repeated his phrase.


49 posted on 07/13/2008 12:01:06 PM PDT by italianquaker
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To: hershey
Is your skin crawling?

I have a tingling sensation running up my leg. Does that count?

50 posted on 07/13/2008 12:04:28 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion '08-My only reason for voting this year)
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