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News Conference By President Obama (Obama invents new language!)
Talking Points Memo ^ | April 4, 2009 | Transcript presented by the White House

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
Strasbourg, France
4:32 P.M. (Local)

---[SNIP]--- [Full press release at link above] 

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: austria; austrian; bho44; bhoeu; bhovisit; gaffe; german; obama
As most of you know - but obviously not POTUS without TOTUS - German is spoken in Austria.

What would have happened if President GW Bush had committed such a bloomer?

(You don't have to tell me, I know!)

1 posted on 04/05/2009 2:08:43 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy
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To: ScaniaBoy

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?


2 posted on 04/05/2009 2:13:43 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Julio is Amerika.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

43 makes 42 look like a regular “Norman Einstein,” as Joe Thiesman would say.


3 posted on 04/05/2009 2:13:52 PM PDT by hometoroost (Eine Reich, Eine Volk, Eine Teleprompter)
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To: hometoroost

Except he’s “44.”


4 posted on 04/05/2009 2:16:16 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: ScaniaBoy

“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.


5 posted on 04/05/2009 2:16:34 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: ScaniaBoy

Dear Lord, they wouldn’t have let it go for 7 years.

But Obama makes gaffe after gaffe and excuses galore.


6 posted on 04/05/2009 2:18:44 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

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.


7 posted on 04/05/2009 2:19:40 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: ScaniaBoy







8 posted on 04/05/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: lilylangtree; Eurotwit

I am sure you are right; I am surprised the Norwegians haven’t already nominated him for the Nobel PP.

:(


9 posted on 04/05/2009 2:21:50 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

In “Austrian”, “wheeling and dealing” is “Scheiss”—the same thing Obama has between his ears, instead of a brain.


10 posted on 04/05/2009 2:25:35 PM PDT by Palladin (President Obama: "Ich bin eine Scheiss Kopf.")
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To: Palladin

I like your tag line!


11 posted on 04/05/2009 2:26:50 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Thanks!


12 posted on 04/05/2009 2:27:30 PM PDT by Palladin (President Obama: "Ich bin eine Scheiss Kopf.")
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To: rabidralph

Yeah, you’re right. We all make mistakes but Obama’s abusing the priviledge.


13 posted on 04/05/2009 2:30:57 PM PDT by hometoroost (Eine Reich, Eine Volk, Eine Teleprompter)
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To: ScaniaBoy

0bama is our very own subprime president so what do you expect? Was he up late partying with Beyonce and Jay-Z?


14 posted on 04/05/2009 2:34:39 PM PDT by dennisw (0gabe our very own Kenyan subprime president)
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To: hometoroost

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?


15 posted on 04/05/2009 2:35:20 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: dennisw

“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?


16 posted on 04/05/2009 2:38:27 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

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

Arrrrggghhhhhh......


17 posted on 04/05/2009 2:45:31 PM PDT by dennisw (0gabe our very own Kenyan subprime president)
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To: dennisw

Well, considering his bowling skills I don’t even think he has ever fixed a bicycle tyre.


18 posted on 04/05/2009 2:53:20 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

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?


19 posted on 04/05/2009 3:28:13 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: Right Wing Assault
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?

20 posted on 04/05/2009 3:34:11 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy; filbert

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 [62]; National Council [183])
Chief of state President
Head of government Chancellor
Capital Vienna
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


21 posted on 04/05/2009 3:40:07 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: ScaniaBoy

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!”


22 posted on 04/05/2009 4:13:36 PM PDT by dennisw (0gabe our very own Kenyan subprime president)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Scheisskopf! ROFL!


23 posted on 04/05/2009 5:28:50 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet
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To: GulfWar1Vet; ScaniaBoy
Scheisskopf!

Is that Austrian?

24 posted on 04/05/2009 5:49:55 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: dennisw

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.


25 posted on 04/05/2009 9:52:14 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Right Wing Assault

LOL, good one!


26 posted on 04/06/2009 4:17:38 AM PDT by GulfWar1Vet
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To: ScaniaBoy

"Just kidding..What I meant to say was...Im not sure how you say that in Austianese...har har har!"


27 posted on 04/06/2009 4:25:13 AM PDT by DainBramage
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