Skip to comments.News Conference By President Obama (Thinks Austrian is a language!!!)
Posted on 04/05/2009 2:16:20 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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. ... 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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I find that i am asking myself for the eleventy gazillion’th time...
can you imagine what would have happened if GW Bush had done/said this?
Obama’s problem is that he only speaks the “Mutha” language.
See my post right below yours. Same info. different source. :)
WIKI is probably the WORST thing that has ever happened for anyone interested in true FACTS. The information found on WIKI (most times) simply reflects the sad, sad, state of education.
I bet he knows the Term in Mexican
There was the USA to save the world from Hitler. There is no one to save the world from Obama.
Just FYI: The person you are relying on for that answer, also thinks Antarctica recently had a name change, and that the word “Eleventh” has 4 syllables...
Best to check your sources when relying on an unknown person to supply your facts...
It's Austrian German, also called Austrian. The difference is more than accent, apparently. There's also a language in Switzerland known as Swiss. I suspect it's German Swiss, but I'd have to look it up. ;-)
This is pathectic.
not hussein. - I expect that from a chicago hack.
I mean that the media would have had this on for weeks if Bush said it...
See post #37, the guy who wrote that answer at WIKI isn’t someone I’d rely on... :) LOL
As Yogi said, you can observe a lot by just watching. (I want to thank the people who made this day necessary.)
Austria doesn’t call their language “Austrian”, they call it GERMAN... Not “Austrian” German, either... Just GERMAN. The person whose answer he is relying on at WIKI Answers thinks Antarctica recently had a name change, and that “Eleventh” has 4 syllables...
Why are you insisting on pushing a fact that you’ve been clearly shown now is wrong?
Yep. I end up deleting ost of my posts here and elsewhere when I realize they are dumber than normal ;) OBAMA will be a gift to comics, if they’re not afraid of the race-baiters.
Obamas problem is that he only speaks the Mutha language.
But he can read “Teleprompter” fluently.
Wiki's OK when it's not used as a primary source -- especially if the subject bears even remotely on the political. Generally, you had best get four or five other sources to corroborate Wiki before you can trust it.
My best friend who went with me and others to W Germany yrs back, later went on to Austria, since they spoke Germanthere too. MAYBE I know more than the average Joe about Austrian not being a language, but surely the media could have picked it up UNLESS they zone out listening to the Obama pontificate. He is VERY boring.
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