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Barack and Michelle Obama decline dinner with the Sarkozys
The Times ^ | 6/5/2009 | Charles Bremner in Paris

Posted on 06/04/2009 10:00:19 PM PDT by bruinbirdman

The Obamas turn up in Paris this evening, but have declined a dinner invitation from the couple next door: the Sarkozys.

President Obama’s reluctance to spend more than minimum time with the French leader on his visit for the D-Day anniversary has come as an embarrassment to the Elysée Palace.

America’s First Family will not be dining with President Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni, even though they are staying at the residence of the US Ambassador, yards from the Elysée apartments where the Sarkozys spend their weekends.

Mr Sarkozy’s staff were trying yesterday to arrange another private moment between the couples. Mr Obama is due to fly back to Washington tomorrow night or on Sunday.

Mr Sarkozy’s dream date would be dinner somewhere spectacular such as the Jules Verne, an Alain Ducasse restaurant on the Eiffel Tower. The Obamas were reported on French celebrity websites to be planning a meal there.

A glamorous joint outing might be compared with the ones that President de Gaulle undertook with John and Jackie Kennedy in 1961. On that trip, Mrs Kennedy was such a hit that JFK presented himself as “the man who accompanied Jackie Kennedy to Paris”.

Failure to socialise with the Obamas will add to mockery that has greeted Mr Sarkozy’s attempts to stage the 65th anniversary of D-Day as a “Barack and Sarko show”. The media and Opposition have mocked Mr Sarkozy over Mr Obama’s coolness towards him, which is only partly due to his handling of the Normandy commemoration.

Mr Sarkozy has been pilloried in France for his failure to invite the Queen to the events. “The palace is fearing a snub,” Le Parisien newspaper said yesterday after the news emerged of the Obamas’ plans to keep themselves to themselves.

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Perhaps Hussein Obama has had it with "typical white people". He seems more comfortable with his religious and cultural soul mate Mohammedans.
1 posted on 06/04/2009 10:00:19 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

What a class act, our President.


2 posted on 06/04/2009 10:02:13 PM PDT by sitkaspruce
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To: bruinbirdman

Was pork on the menu?


3 posted on 06/04/2009 10:02:20 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: bruinbirdman; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The list, ping


4 posted on 06/04/2009 10:02:31 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: bruinbirdman

I never, never, never thought anyone could be worse than the Clintons.

I was very, very, very wrong.


5 posted on 06/04/2009 10:02:46 PM PDT by unkus
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To: bruinbirdman

The first French President worth a d**n in a long time and THE ONE disses him.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 10:02:54 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: FTJM

Was pork on the menu?
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Dang, you’re right.


7 posted on 06/04/2009 10:03:53 PM PDT by unkus
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To: bruinbirdman

Sarkozy and Carla ought to be relieved they don’t have to make nice with the clods. They tried, thank heavens they got turned down. Works out great for Sarkozy and Carla


8 posted on 06/04/2009 10:04:26 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: bruinbirdman

Some day very soon, 0 will beg for their attention, and they’ll turn their back on him. He’ll be eating humble pie pretty soon.


9 posted on 06/04/2009 10:05:13 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: bruinbirdman

Actually the “food taster” had the day off. Bambi know that the French Prez does not respect him. Would have been a good day to visit!


10 posted on 06/04/2009 10:05:27 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: bruinbirdman

Maybe the 0bamas are going to spend their time in the muslim ghettos teaching the ‘youths’ how to better ‘community organize’.


12 posted on 06/04/2009 10:06:38 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: bruinbirdman

Isn’t that just great. I work for a French company here in the US. I’m guessing I’m in the rolls next Qtr.


13 posted on 06/04/2009 10:07:06 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: bruinbirdman
B-but I thought that Obama was going to improve the relations with other countries like France after the disaster of the Bush Administration.
14 posted on 06/04/2009 10:07:20 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: bruinbirdman

On the one hand I agree that the totus is a class a moron when it comes to protocol, but also remember sarkozy basically saying totus was a lightweigt in over his head aftertheir firs meeting? The totus presidency never forgets a slight...


15 posted on 06/04/2009 10:09:15 PM PDT by steel_resolve (My salvation lies in his love and forgiveness)
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To: bruinbirdman

If we could but touch his cloak, we could be healed!


16 posted on 06/04/2009 10:09:20 PM PDT by webheart
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To: bruinbirdman

“French worries about being snubbed were matched in Germany, where media and politicians are convinced that the brevity of Mr Obama’s trip there and a decision to avoid Berlin demonstrated his disapproval of Angela Merkel, the Chancellor.”

“Mr Obama’s irritation with his French counterpart began when Mr Sarkozy tried to grab the limelight at the G20 summit in London in April and talked condescendingly of the US President in private. Mr Sarkozy told colleagues that he found Mr Obama to be inexperienced and unbriefed, especially on climate change. Mr Obama hit back last month, telling a visiting French minister: “Please tell Nicolas that I shall do my homework, and in two months I’ll know all about climate change.””

Once again, 0bama is showing himself to a petulant brat of a man. Coupled with his ruinously expensive public spending projects, he truly is becoming our Emperor Nero.


17 posted on 06/04/2009 10:11:34 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Let’s face it. There is no statesmanship anywhere on this side of the Atlantic or across. Its a bunch of spoiled and selfish twits who only think of themselves.

People like this never understand it is not about them. They are ebarrasing with no class.


18 posted on 06/04/2009 10:12:47 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Nachum; Cincinna
"The media and Opposition have mocked Mr Sarkozy over Mr Obama’s coolness towards him, which is only partly due to his handling of the Normandy commemoration."

This is not quite the way it happened.

D-Day memorials are historically a big deal every decade. Sarkozy had planned no "big" international memorial this year.

Then Hussein butted in, probably because he doesn't plan on being around for the 70th anniversary.

Anyway, The Mohammedan Messiah invited himself at the last minute on his way back from visiting his brothers in faith in the Middle East.

When UK PM Gordon Brown heard that Hussein would be there he wanted in on the prhoto op, especially given the fact that his Labour Party is in meltdown along with the UK's economy.

These complications left Sarkozys administration in a bind. Sarkozy and Hussein are heads of state. If PM Brown goes to the memorial, Sarkozy must invite UK head of state, The Queen.

The last minute arrangements, all neatly and purposefully caused by The Obammunist, has caused quite the political turmoil.

yitbos

19 posted on 06/04/2009 10:16:04 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman

Guess he doesn’t want to eat with his white ‘equals’


20 posted on 06/04/2009 10:16:13 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Out of gas become a pill box, Out of ammo become a bunker, Out of hope become a hero.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

One can only hope...


21 posted on 06/04/2009 10:16:42 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: bruinbirdman

You are so right — it is getting more obvious he hates whites and loves Muslims.


22 posted on 06/04/2009 10:17:50 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Mark Rubio for FL US Senator in 2010!)
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To: bruinbirdman

Abominable FLOTUS doesn’t want to be caught next to elegant Carla ever again.


23 posted on 06/04/2009 10:19:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: steel_resolve
"The totus presidency never forgets a slight..."

He sure knows what he is doing in this instance.

See #19 above.

yitbos

24 posted on 06/04/2009 10:20:47 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman
Truthfully, this was reminding me of when the Obamas stopped in the Czech republic and chose not to meet the prime minister but rather have a dinner alone together.

The reasoning being at the time was that the Czech leader had previously publicly attacked comrade Obamsky.

25 posted on 06/04/2009 10:23:08 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: bruinbirdman

He’s in Paris on our dime. He should consider this a professional obligation.

He and Michelle:

Wouldn’t hold a dinner for Gordon Brown
Refused dinner with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and his wife
Refuse dinner with Sarkozi and his wife.

For a couple who “love to entertain” they certainly don’t entertain when it might advance the people’s business.


26 posted on 06/04/2009 10:25:05 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: keepitreal

Don’t forget the “Veteran” Queen they snubbed for the Normandy anniversary.


27 posted on 06/04/2009 10:28:16 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Nachum
"Truthfully, this was reminding me of when the Obamas stopped in the Czech republic and chose not to meet the prime minister but rather have a dinner alone together."

Black Liberation Politics dictates that white western civilization is evil.

Mohammedanism is to be exalted. Witness Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan,etc. Black Liberation is a tool of Communists.

yitbos

28 posted on 06/04/2009 10:32:58 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: sitkaspruce
This isn't about Barry.
 
Carla Bruni was spectactularly beautiful when she met with Michelle. While Mrs. Obama dressed clumsily and was easily out classed by Carla.
 
Example:
Here we have the elegant Carla who has crossed her legs like a lady while Michelle has crossed hers, which look like ham hocks
 
 
 

29 posted on 06/04/2009 10:34:10 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: ABQHispConservative

hope for this is all we got left.


30 posted on 06/04/2009 10:35:09 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: sitkaspruce

The only intelligent reason I can think of for this snub is that the “weekend in Paris” is cover for a visit to Afghanistan. Or Iraq. Or......Mecca?


31 posted on 06/04/2009 10:35:42 PM PDT by cookcounty (He who controls the Language controls the Debate.)
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To: bruinbirdman
He seems more comfortable with his religious and cultural soul mate Mohammedans.

...don't forget this guy.

32 posted on 06/04/2009 10:36:04 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: bruinbirdman

“has come as an embarrassment to the Elysée Palace.”

No, it’s an emarrassment to every civilized and diplomatic American and anyone else with any class or manners that the TOTUS POS Obammy has offended an important and pro American ally.

What an embarrassing, snotty, narcissistic little amateur piece of dog excretement Obammy and his nasty snot of a wife is to America.

God help us.


33 posted on 06/04/2009 10:38:36 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: bruinbirdman

The restaurant at which the Obamas supposedly will dine:

http://www.lejulesverne-paris.com/


34 posted on 06/04/2009 10:38:52 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Nah, Michelle the obaminations ugly-ass wife didn’t want to have to sit near Sarkozy’s attractive wife.


35 posted on 06/04/2009 10:42:21 PM PDT by Levante
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
"...don't forget this guy. "

And fellow COMMUNity organizers.

yitbos

36 posted on 06/04/2009 10:43:14 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman

That’s like two minutes away by foot less by armored limo. What a debacle.


37 posted on 06/04/2009 10:44:04 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: bruinbirdman

The Surrender Monkey in Chief snubs the French leader... how classic. LOL


38 posted on 06/04/2009 10:44:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: bruinbirdman

Better it happened this way. The Sarkozys would have been stuck paying the tip.


39 posted on 06/04/2009 10:46:31 PM PDT by chris37
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To: yldstrk

Hell, Sarkozy and Carla could come here and have dinner at my house with my Sons.
Hope they like cheeseburgers and fries..

Come on over and have some chow with real Americans, and forget about the fake one.


40 posted on 06/04/2009 10:47:30 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: BigEdLB

“The first French President worth a d**n in a long time and THE ONE disses him.”

That probably part of the problem - Skzy isn’t socialist enough for Barak O’lenin.


41 posted on 06/04/2009 10:52:54 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: unkus

Isn’t that the truth. Seriously. Clinton all but destroyed respect for the Oval Office, and Obama has all but destroyed reverence for the U.S. Constitution.

At then end of Obama’s first term this will have been the most destructive twenty years in our nation’s history. It will have been facilitated from inside, by both parties. When it comes to Obama though, he has found a way to facilitate damage on a exponential scale.


42 posted on 06/04/2009 10:58:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: steel_resolve

You got that right. Thin skinned Obama...we are so screwed.


43 posted on 06/04/2009 10:59:48 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: RandallFlagg
"Come on over and have some chow with real Americans, and forget about the fake one."

The Sarko had a pleasant BBQ outing with GW. Hussein remembers that.

yitbos

44 posted on 06/04/2009 11:00:48 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman; nctexan; MassachusettsGOP; paudio; ronnie raygun; Minette; fieldmarshaldj; ...

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Thanks you bruinbirdman for the heads up. And thank you for your analysis.

Last time I checked, Normandy, and Omaha Beach are in France. Sarko is the President of France. To diss him in such a manner is a statement of the classless manner in which Obama runs his show.

And it is his show, with him as the focus, and him as the center.

That is why no dinner with the President and Madame Sarkozy... all eyes are always on Carla. She has become a beloved figure in France, and she certainly is gorgeous.

That is why no Queen Elizabeth at the D Day ceremonies. Wherever she goes, she steals the thunder. She is an iconic figure in France.

There is also a political component to all this. Sarko is a man of the Right who is trying to keep Islam at bay in his own country, and in the EU. Obama is a hard core leftist intent on bringing in the Socialism that Sarko is trying to get rid of in France. As we saw today, Obama is trying to bring Islam in.

So, the cheese stands alone.


45 posted on 06/04/2009 11:17:17 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

The Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower is one of the top tourist traps in Paris. Although the view is spectacular, and the food good, it is the sort of glitzy, inauthentic Parisian restaurant that rich yuppie Americans and rich Araba and Japanese frequent.

French people, even very rich, chic people, never dine there.


46 posted on 06/04/2009 11:23:10 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: bruinbirdman

Sarky’s protocol staff is second only to Obama’s protocol staff. Who is running the show, Goldie Hawn?


47 posted on 06/04/2009 11:25:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Tyranny is always whimsical." Mark Steyn 3/9/2009)
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To: NonValueAdded
"second only to Obama’s protocol staff"

What is the protocol of Black Liberation?

Embarrass Western white culture at every chance.

Hussein is acting like a tribalist. That is big in Islamic dictatorships.

yitbos

48 posted on 06/04/2009 11:32:49 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman
sadsam

Obama does not like conservatives. They cause him to question his core beliefs . Rather than face the possibility that he has wasted his life following dead end ideas he fears and hates those people who threaten to shatter his imaginary little world. This is why he got rid of the bust of Churchill and labels conservatives as terrorists. Its because in his sick twisted mind we do cause him terror. This is also why Obama gave a short visit to the conservative Sarkozy.

49 posted on 06/05/2009 12:07:27 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: steel_resolve

A real President would forget about personal slights and think about his country.


50 posted on 06/05/2009 12:49:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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