Skip to comments.News Conference By President Obama (Obama invents new language!)
Posted on 04/05/2009 2:08:43 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy
Palaiz [sic! - Palace is spelled Palais in French] de la Musique et Des Congres
4:32 P.M. (Local)
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Q Sonja Sagmeister from a little country, Austria, from Austrian Television. Mr. President, you said you came here to learn and to listen. So a quite personal question -- what did you learn from your personal talk with the European leaders? And did this change in a certain way your views on Europe and its politics?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's an interesting question. I had already formed relationships with many of them. Some of them I had met when I traveled through Europe before my election. Some of them I had met because they came to Washington after the election. This is the first time I've been in a forum with so many of them at the same time.
I'm extraordinarily impressed by the quality of leadership. I am constantly reminded that although there are cultural differences that are important and that we have to be sensitive to, what we have in common between Europe and the United States so vastly exceeds any differences that we have; that we should not forget why we are allies, and we should be careful about some of the easy stereotypes that take place on both sides of the borders.
It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing -- and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics.
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What would have happened if President GW Bush had committed such a bloomer?
(You don't have to tell me, I know!)
This was pointed out by a bunch of people on a previous thread. He is surprised that wheeling and dealing is done in other countries and invents languages all in one sentence. Obviously the smartest politician in our lifetimes, perhaps in the history of the world. Where are all the people who told us what a complete genius he is?
43 makes 42 look like a regular “Norman Einstein,” as Joe Thiesman would say.
Except he’s “44.”
“What would have happened if President GW Bush had committed such a bloomer?”
Just ask the “Grecians”;)
The double standard is nauseating. If the MSM likes you, they ignore mistakes;if they detest you, they will savage you mercilessly.
Dear Lord, they wouldn’t have let it go for 7 years.
But Obama makes gaffe after gaffe and excuses galore.
The Hahvahd boy speaks a lot, saying nothing and knows nothing. WH black trash screwing up. albore & his invention of the internet & bo & his invention of a new language. Venture to guess that bo will get his nobel too. He’s such an embarrassment.
I am sure you are right; I am surprised the Norwegians haven’t already nominated him for the Nobel PP.
In “Austrian”, “wheeling and dealing” is “Scheiss”—the same thing Obama has between his ears, instead of a brain.
I like your tag line!
Yeah, you’re right. We all make mistakes but Obama’s abusing the priviledge.
0bama is our very own subprime president so what do you expect? Was he up late partying with Beyonce and Jay-Z?
And one would expect the White House press folks to be able to spell - even if it is in French. It is really amateur hours (days, weeks, months, years?) at the WH. Where is TOTUS?
“Affirmative action” in mortgage and banking business was not such a success. Why , oh why, did the US electorate believe it would be less dangerous to elect an “affirmative action” president?
One thing good about Europe is you aren’t plagued by rap stars except when that jackass Jay-Z played Glastonbury. You don’t get their awful music. Even worse we have a rap star president. All he has ever done is talk and boast (like a rapper). He has never even run a lemonade stand
He is so untutored and incoherent that he needs a teleprompter to speak about complex subjects
Look at 0boma....
Do you really think he has ever done anything to a car beyond changing a flat tire and I have my doubts about that. Has he ever changed the oil and filter or brakes? Yet this rap star is going to run GM
Well, considering his bowling skills I don’t even think he has ever fixed a bicycle tyre.
And the POTUS is surprised that there is politics in other countries, too!
What a naive child.
I am waiting for him to tell us other countries have police officers, squirrels, grocery stores, pigeons, cars, dogs, and criminals.
Where has he been all his life?
Actually that's the question we all would like to have the answer to. And who is he?
Possible troll on the other thread, and I want to make sure to get SOURCED information on this thread before he perhaps finds this thread and tries to pull the “WikiAnswers” BS here...
From Encyclopedia Britannica Student Edition:
Official name Republik Österreich (Republic of Austria)
Form of government federal state with two legislative houses (Federal Council ; National Council )
Chief of state President
Head of government Chancellor
Official language German
Official religion none
Monetary unit euro ()
Population estimate (2008) 8,338,000
Total area (sq mi) 32,383
Total area (sq km) 83,871
THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF AUSTRIA ISN’T AUSTRIAN... It is GERMAN.
[It’s sort of like Spanish In Mexico if you speak Castillian Spanish (the form spoken in Spain, and taught in most schools), Mexicans will be able to understand you, but many of the words are a bit different when you learn MEXICAN Spanish. But, it’s ALL called Spanish.]
From the CIA World FactBook (Credit to FReeper filbert)
Languages: German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 census)
or, if you trust the CIA as much as anybody else should (which is to say, not at all) how about the
Austrian Embassy to the U.S.A.:
Official Languages: German, locally also Slovene, Hungarian, and Croatian
Since you are from Sweden it might interest you that Democrats despise foreign policy from Bill Clinton to Congress to Baraak 0bana. It is a throw away for them or something they do to look good for voters and ethnic groups here. Like Hillary debasing herself in front of the Mexicans
They are much better versed in domestic policy because that means how do they tax the producers to buy votes from the non-producers. Rahn Emanuelle is slash and burn competitor when it comes to domestic policy such as taking the US Census into the White House. He could give a sh!t about national security, about Islamic Jihad, about US relations with the world
Same as Clinton said —”It’s the economy stupid!”
Is that Austrian?
It may (or maybe not) have worked for Clinton, but times are different now. If you don’t do foreign policy and national security, foreign policy and national security will do you.
LOL, good one!
"Just kidding..What I meant to say was...Im not sure how you say that in Austianese...har har har!"