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News Conference By President Obama (Thinks Austrian is a language!!!)
Talking Points Memo/White House ^ | April 3 | Obama

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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Itried to find it o WH site and can't.Obama's people made that site a mess. ANYTHING the Prez says should be easiy accessible. I cant find it, so sorry to post from this lib site, but it's hilarious. I was looking for something else and clicked a link to see how Obama didn't know that there is no Austrian language...
1 posted on 04/05/2009 2:16:20 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

Note Senator Obama was on a Cmte dealing with NATO. I would think one could pick up a little knowledge there even if they just listened...


2 posted on 04/05/2009 2:18:16 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama gave the Queen an IPOD!!!! With his speeches on it!!!)
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To: PghBaldy

He probably thinks there is an Australian language too.


3 posted on 04/05/2009 2:21:11 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard. One faithful harp shall praise thee.)
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To: PghBaldy

What an idiot!

I’m sure there will be SNL sketches on this./sarc


4 posted on 04/05/2009 2:21:25 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: PghBaldy
How could this creep be so uneducated?
Just who is “the power behind the throne, so to speak.”
No wonder we can't see his college transcripts. Affirmative action to the max!
5 posted on 04/05/2009 2:21:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: PghBaldy

If the TOTUS said there is an Austrian language, how can you disagree with the President?


6 posted on 04/05/2009 2:24:30 PM PDT by bygolly
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To: PghBaldy

And Edelweiss is a law firm.


7 posted on 04/05/2009 2:26:04 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: PghBaldy
" I don't know what the term is in Austrian,"

If Bush had ever said anything this stupid, it would have led the news.

8 posted on 04/05/2009 2:26:16 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: PghBaldy
Is there some place that is collecting all of these Obama gaffes? I'd sure like to send it to some commies I know who bashed Bush all the time.
9 posted on 04/05/2009 2:26:35 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Cancel liberal newspaper, magazine & cable TV subscriptions (Free TV-dtv.gov). Stop funding the MSM.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

57 states.


10 posted on 04/05/2009 2:27:26 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: bygolly
TOTUS was not responsible for that

TOTUS was not responsible for that!

11 posted on 04/05/2009 2:28:42 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Cancel liberal newspaper, magazine & cable TV subscriptions (Free TV-dtv.gov). Stop funding the MSM.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“Just who is “the power behind the throne, so to speak.””

The teleprompter must have been down. Question is; who writes for the teleprompter - which is sort of your question as well.


12 posted on 04/05/2009 2:29:11 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: PghBaldy

President Clueless strikes again!


13 posted on 04/05/2009 2:30:23 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Jagdgewehr
He probably thinks there is an Australian language too.

There is. It's very similar to Austrian, except you add "mate" at the end of each sentence. Sorta like Canadian, which is like English but you add an "eh" at the end of the sentences.

14 posted on 04/05/2009 2:30:32 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: oldbill

Hitler had a TERRIBLE time taking over Germany since they didn’t speak Austrian like he did...


15 posted on 04/05/2009 2:32:09 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama gave the Queen an IPOD!!!! With his speeches on it!!!)
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To: ConservativeMind
"TOTUS was not responsible for that!"

My apologies...didn't intend to impune the integrity of something so well read!

16 posted on 04/05/2009 2:33:53 PM PDT by bygolly
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To: PghBaldy

Austria’s greatest accomplish in the 20th Century was making everyone believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven was Austrian. Now they’ve gone one further and convinced Obama they speak a whole nuther language. (Yeah, Austrian dialects aren’t standard German, but for the most part neither are German dialects.)


17 posted on 04/05/2009 2:34:44 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: snoringbear

“the power behind the throne, so to speak.”

I have been lookin’ for somewhere to use that “O Brother” quote!


18 posted on 04/05/2009 2:37:21 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: PghBaldy
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_languages_do_austria_speak

"What languages do austria speak?

In: Non-English Languages and Cultures [Edit categories]

Austrian people speak Austrian, which is very close to German. So they can probably speak and understand German without any difficulty.

19 posted on 04/05/2009 2:40:23 PM PDT by huck von finn
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To: PghBaldy

What’s next?

He will ask: “Austrian??.....Well, lets put another shrimp on the barby!!”


20 posted on 04/05/2009 2:40:42 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: PghBaldy

There is a huge cult out there, not only Obamaniacs, but people in the media and in politics, who have subscribed to the idea that Obama is a genius with one of the highest IQs in history.

This in spite of the fact that no proof has ever been put forward to back this up. There is no metric to prove it, no IQ test. He has kept his grades secret and the media forbid any publishing of his transcripts.

To the contrary, there is much anecdotal evidence that he is stupid - very stupid. Think 57 states, the Austrian language, his ignorance when the teleprompter is gone.

People wonder how a cultured, educated nation like Germany could have fallen under the spell of a megalomaniac like Hitler whose “Mein Kampf” was treated like a bible in spite of the idiotic stuff in it. Well just look around you, it’s happening here, and for the media and inside the Beltway elites it’s just fine with them.

When happens this tyranny’s Kristalnacht? They have already come for the executives, and people did nothing. They have already come for the unborn, and people (even Notre Dame) did nothing. They are coming for the talk radio hosts and their listeners. How soon till they come for you?
Heil Obama.


21 posted on 04/05/2009 2:41:30 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Girlene

Doe a Deer...The Sound Of Music Ping...LOL


22 posted on 04/05/2009 2:41:55 PM PDT by lilycicero (I found Zero's ID...it's in stupID)
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To: PghBaldy

You know, it’s embarrassing — it’s embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe, and all we can say, “Merci beaucoup.” Right?--Barack Hussein Obama

Who is mocking who now, Barry? Austrian, a language...even this embarassing American knows better than that!!

23 posted on 04/05/2009 2:44:02 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Jagdgewehr

Same language, just a different accent. Also, only the australians have kangaroos.


24 posted on 04/05/2009 2:45:23 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Jagdgewehr
He probably thinks there is an Australian language too.

There almost is. :-)

25 posted on 04/05/2009 2:45:23 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Soros


26 posted on 04/05/2009 2:45:51 PM PDT by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: PghBaldy
I remember during the campaign when Obama was mocking those who couldn't speak a European language and could just say merci beaucoup. Hypocrisy, they name is Obama.
27 posted on 04/05/2009 2:46:35 PM PDT by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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To: ConservativeMind
There are a lot of them archived here at Free Republic.
28 posted on 04/05/2009 2:48:03 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: highlander_UW

#23 for quote


29 posted on 04/05/2009 2:49:15 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: huck von finn
Wikianswers?

A better source would be the CIA Factbook, which says:

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)

30 posted on 04/05/2009 2:49:59 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: huck von finn

Oh my... That’s news to me.


31 posted on 04/05/2009 2:50:14 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama gave the Queen an IPOD!!!! With his speeches on it!!!)
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To: PghBaldy

Did someone say “Harvard”?


33 posted on 04/05/2009 2:50:57 PM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity (bailout) we receive...think about it.)
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To: denydenydeny
If Bush had ever said anything this stupid, it would have led the news.

Dan Quayle said something just as dumb, i.e.learning Latin before visiting Latin American countries, and it led the news and made skit after skit on comedy shows and late night TV.

34 posted on 04/05/2009 2:51:39 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: PghBaldy

Hussein is a special olympian.


35 posted on 04/05/2009 2:51:46 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: ConservativeMind; Nachum

http://www.nachumlist.com/

Try here for everything stupid obama has done.


36 posted on 04/05/2009 2:52:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: huck von finn
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_languages_do_austria_speak

"What languages do austria speak?

In: Non-English Languages and Cultures [Edit categories]

Austrian people speak Austrian, which is very close to German. So they can probably speak and understand German without any difficulty.



Austrian is a language like American is a language (which is to say, it isn't.) It's at best a dialect.

My sources?

CIA Factbook:

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

Anything that starts with "Wiki" should probably not be trusted implicitly where His Ohness is concerned.

37 posted on 04/05/2009 2:52:36 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: huck von finn
WIKI - In any form, shouldn't be used as a definitive source. In this case the answer you have posted isn't correct...

AUSTRIA — Britannica Student Encyclopedia
http://student.britannica.com/comptons/atlas?geogId=19

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”.]

38 posted on 04/05/2009 2:52:53 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: huck von finn

Wiki must have wrote that last night to cover obama’s rear.


39 posted on 04/05/2009 2:53:11 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: TMA62

Came here just for that quote.


40 posted on 04/05/2009 2:53:18 PM PDT by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: PghBaldy

So the option is we either have a president who sounds dumb but is relatively smart or one who is dumb as a post but sounds smart?


41 posted on 04/05/2009 2:53:21 PM PDT by Chris DeWeese (http://www.firstcenturychristianity.net)
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To: PghBaldy

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?


42 posted on 04/05/2009 2:54:28 PM PDT by KarenMarie
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Obama’s problem is that he only speaks the “Mutha” language.


43 posted on 04/05/2009 2:55:04 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: filbert

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.


44 posted on 04/05/2009 2:55:14 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks

I bet he knows the Term in Mexican


45 posted on 04/05/2009 2:57:50 PM PDT by Patas
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To: oldbill

“Heil Obama.”

There was the USA to save the world from Hitler. There is no one to save the world from Obama.


46 posted on 04/05/2009 2:58:16 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: huck von finn

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...

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/UserDiscuss:Steve8rox#Add


47 posted on 04/05/2009 2:59:08 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: PghBaldy
Oh my... That’s news to me.

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. ;-)

48 posted on 04/05/2009 2:59:17 PM PDT by huck von finn
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To: PghBaldy

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...


49 posted on 04/05/2009 2:59:56 PM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: KansasGirl

See post #37, the guy who wrote that answer at WIKI isn’t someone I’d rely on... :) LOL


50 posted on 04/05/2009 3:00:41 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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