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Obama Gaffe: An Acorn Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree?
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Posted on 10/08/2008 3:33:47 PM PDT by tiniyo

Obama makes a gaffe during a speech


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1 posted on 10/08/2008 3:33:48 PM PDT by tiniyo
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To: tiniyo

Love how he choked - you can hear him gasping inside - when he said it.


2 posted on 10/08/2008 3:35:55 PM PDT by jessduntno (Good Grief.)
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To: tiniyo
Or in "That One's" case the nut!!!
3 posted on 10/08/2008 3:36:43 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: tiniyo

It’s probably because I’m over-caffeinated, but what’s the gaffe? I understand that he used the word acorn, but why is that a gaffe?


4 posted on 10/08/2008 3:36:43 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace

Did you see McCain gaff...”My fellow prisoners?” we need to knock this GOTCHA crap off...its so pathetic.


5 posted on 10/08/2008 3:37:53 PM PDT by alisasny (Support McCain/ Palin right now and forget about the Obama Mess!)
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To: savedbygrace

Because he is currently falsely denying his ties to the corrupt, vote-stealing, economy-slaying Marxist organization ACORN.


6 posted on 10/08/2008 3:39:21 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: savedbygrace

It is a minor gaffe, in a sense. Usually people say, “The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.” or I’ve even heard “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

I have NEVER heard (until this little gaffe): “The ACORN doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

Obviously, he has ACORN on his mind. :)


7 posted on 10/08/2008 3:41:39 PM PDT by Molly K.
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To: 9YearLurker

I’m thoroughly familiar with all that.

Does that mean he can’t use the word acorn the way he did, without it being called a gaffe?

I stand as firmly against Obama as anyone here, but this stuff is getting silly.


8 posted on 10/08/2008 3:41:51 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace

Do a search on acorn and youll finally get caught up with whats going on in America.


9 posted on 10/08/2008 3:41:53 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Molly K.

http://www.google.com/search?q=%93The+ACORN+doesn%92t+fall+far+from+the+tree


10 posted on 10/08/2008 3:43:37 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: tiniyo

didn’t he also say last night that he wrote a letter to Bernanke - TWO YEARS BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE?

Obama is a liar - just like BJ Clinton


11 posted on 10/08/2008 3:43:50 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: tiniyo

Obama is not an American, he doesn’t speak the language, know the American culture, he knows it — Which is why he uhh, ahhh, errr ...

Every once in a while an acorn that proves it, pops out.


12 posted on 10/08/2008 3:44:25 PM PDT by Tarpon (Barrack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: DainBramage

Don’t be ridiculous. I’m well aware of the ties between Obama and ACORN, as well as his denials. That isn’t the point.

This is a silly thing, calling this, a proper use of the word acorn, a gaffe. It’s just silly.


13 posted on 10/08/2008 3:45:51 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace

I think what was amusing was how he seemed dismayed to have it in his text before he read it. I’m with you on regular slip-of-the-tongue gottchas, but his reaction I think was worth a chuckle.


14 posted on 10/08/2008 3:48:51 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tiniyo

“Gaffe” = DemoGenerate code word for ‘LIE’.

Obama is nothing if not a LIAR.


15 posted on 10/08/2008 3:53:40 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: tiniyo

This soundbite should be put in an ad exposing 0bama’s ACORN connections and ACORN’s voter fraud drive.


16 posted on 10/08/2008 3:53:50 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: savedbygrace
The quotation is usually "The nut doesn't fall far from the tree."  I have heard it with 'apple' before but in this case: Obama realized his upcoming gaffe and simply changed it to a very specific nut that doesn't have the word 'nut' in it.  He wasn't substituting acorn for fruit or apple, he was substituting it for nut.

But you're right about it not being a big deal.
17 posted on 10/08/2008 3:55:32 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko
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To: Tarpon
Obama is not an American

That ran thru my mind again last night when he pronounced Pakistan as "Pockeystahn"; very mohammedan-esque, IMO.

18 posted on 10/08/2008 3:57:55 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: tiniyo

Maybe he confused the apple with the acorn because of the breaking news today of the spreading voting fraud across the country - as usual each election - by ACORN.

Bet he’s nervous that people will finally find out just what HE did as a “Community Organizer”. He was working hand in hand with Acorn, who’s crews to go out and scour the flotsom and jetsom and graveyards and phonebooks to register “voters” - He was proud of it...as he said less than a year ago:

“I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.” — Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007”

He also acted as the attornery who successfully: “Obama Sued Citibank Under CRA to Force it to Make Bad Loans”

There have been reports of intimidation of bank presidents also to force them to make the NINJA loans (No income no job) and just last year said that giving sub-prime loans was a good idea.

Here we go folks. Our GIANT GOLDEN GOOSE EGG that ties Obama in his own words and court documents to the corrupt ACORN outfit and the whole mortgage mess that collapsed the economy...Those loans were shifted over to FANNY and FREDDIE - part of the reason Obama is the second highest recipient of donations from FANNY AND FREDDIE???

And in the original bill that the demRats tried to ram down our throats included giving ACORN! 140 BILLION! The republicans, in part thanks to McC going to DC and forcing the Senate to listen to the house republicans, got that cut out.

So here’s the link, folks, to the proof that Obama was “smack dab in the middle of all of it.” This should answer a lot of questions about who was working hand in glove with the gang that sank the economy.

SEnd this link to all our regulars, starting with Hannity -
and let Obama try to wiggle out of his own words.

http://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/obama-sued-citibank-under-cra-to-force-it-to-make-bad-loans/

Remember the formula of the networks: The office people that screen the emails only pass them on when they get X-amount on a given subject.

So this is OUR part - WE the PEOPLE - in protecting our freedoms.

hannity@foxnews.com

oreilly@foxnews.com

Special@foxnews.com

ElRushbo@eibnet.com

ontherecord@foxnews.com

letter@charleskrauthammer.com

me@glennbeck.com

and the McC/Sarah campaign at:

info@McCainPalinVictory2008.com

Be sure to add your name and town and email - or they won’t read them.

IMPORTANT when emailing. they won’t read mass emails - SO,

put just one email add in the “to” line then click on BBC at the end of that line. a BCC line will open just above subject line. copy paste the rest of the addresses in there and each recipient will see ONLY their name - and in the subject line make reference to ___________________

Let’s make it happen. This is our part in protecting our freedoms = WE THE PEOPLE - we act now or get ready for Jack Boots and Brown Shirts...Obama already has his personal police force plans ready

copy the email addresses for use for the rest of the campaign


19 posted on 10/08/2008 3:57:55 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: HawaiianGecko

Did you see this in my post #10?

http://www.google.com/search?q=%93The+ACORN+doesn%92t+fall+far+from+the+tree

It’s not an uncommon saying at all, apparently.


20 posted on 10/08/2008 4:03:21 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: alisasny

you wanna see pathetic? wait until we have BHObama in the WH!


21 posted on 10/08/2008 4:04:09 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (Miss England: "Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves.")
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To: savedbygrace
Don’t be ridiculous. I’m well aware of the ties between Obama and ACORN, as well as his denials. That isn’t the point.

See my post #19 = you may understand.

A Freudian slip ? Like when he was talking to George Stephenopolis and said "they're trying to attact my Muslim faith." and then went on without a beat. George said - ah, you mean Christian faith? - Obama said nothing.

With the news about ACORN tonite, he's no doubt and understandably nervous - per my post #19

22 posted on 10/08/2008 4:04:12 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: counterpunch
This soundbite should be put in an ad exposing 0bama’s ACORN connections and ACORN’s voter fraud drive.

See post #19 - let's make it happen

23 posted on 10/08/2008 4:05:26 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem

Yeah I know... but ninny picking or whatever you call it is not enduring to a conservative forum, I would like to think....It only opens us up to future ridicule and a diversion to the real issues...


24 posted on 10/08/2008 4:17:35 PM PDT by alisasny (Support McCain/ Palin right now and forget about the Obama Mess!)
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To: tiniyo

As soon as Barry said acorn he went silent and his following words were filled with nervous ahhhs.

I think Barry uses projection a lot.

“When a person has uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, they may project these onto other people,
assigning the thoughts or feelings that they need to repress to a convenient alternative target.”

And has many Freudian slips-like “ my Muslim faith.”

The guy’s a mess.


25 posted on 10/08/2008 4:20:52 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

too bad little George Stephanopoulos wasn’t there to correct him


26 posted on 10/08/2008 4:30:47 PM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: maine-iac7

marking for later


27 posted on 10/08/2008 4:36:46 PM PDT by Unkosified (Sarah has always been proud to be an American. Michelle wasn't proud of America until 2008.)
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To: savedbygrace
No ..its that when he speaks the word he faulters as if he is trying hard to not use it. If you dont see that he stopped and caught himself look at it again.

Its not not silly ...its shows hes stressed.

28 posted on 10/08/2008 5:33:22 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

HE falters and halts a lot. Maybe he did realize the people would chide him for saying that, but a gaffe? Nah, it’s a silly charge.


29 posted on 10/08/2008 5:35:53 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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