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Posted on 07/08/2009 3:08:12 PM PDT by seanmerc

You Obama supporters, be honest now. Read the following and tell me how you would have reacted:

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco deCuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years (like Dan Quayle and "potatoe") as "proof" of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on "Earth Day", would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually "get" what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughedand said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again 10 times within years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all the above in just 5 months -- so be patient you've still got three years and seven months to come up with an answer.


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1 posted on 07/08/2009 3:08:12 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Melian

Thought you might be interested...


2 posted on 07/08/2009 3:12:19 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

This deserves repeating everywhere, everyday.


3 posted on 07/08/2009 3:13:03 PM PDT by CMS ( obama pres & dem majority----RIP United States of America 1776-2008 It was great while it lasted.)
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To: seanmerc
It's bad enough they have to make up stuff that GW said or did. i.e. going AWOL, French not have a word for entrepreneur, etc.
4 posted on 07/08/2009 3:15:08 PM PDT by In veno, veritas (Please identify my Ad Hominem attacks. I should be debating ideas.)
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To: seanmerc

I am printing this off to send to work with hubby this is too good to pass up!


5 posted on 07/08/2009 3:15:10 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: seanmerc
If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco deCuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

Actually it is Cinco de May (Fifth of May) so you might want to change that before passing it on.

6 posted on 07/08/2009 3:15:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: seanmerc

Well done.


7 posted on 07/08/2009 3:16:20 PM PDT by Woebama (Paying for my neighbor's mortgage and Wall Street's bonuses sure is hard.)
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To: TigersEye

That’s the whole point, my FRiend! That’s what Obama said.


8 posted on 07/08/2009 3:16:52 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

“If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?”

Well, they probably WOULD HAVE approved that one.


9 posted on 07/08/2009 3:18:17 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, it was the day before Cinco de Mayo. He WAS trying to say Cuatro de Mayo. He said Cinco de Cuatro though.


10 posted on 07/08/2009 3:19:21 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: TigersEye
"Actually it is Cinco de May (Fifth of May) so you might want to change that before passing it on.

Actually it is Cinco de Mayo.

11 posted on 07/08/2009 3:19:36 PM PDT by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: TigersEye

It was cuatro de Mayo when he was with the Mexican ambassador.


12 posted on 07/08/2009 3:19:49 PM PDT by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: seanmerc

No, re read it. 0bama said “Cinco de cuatro.” (fifth of four) The correction says “Cuatro de Mayo.” (Fourth of May) It is actually “Cinco de Mayo.” (Fifth of May) I am not wrong.


13 posted on 07/08/2009 3:19:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Pablo64

Yeah, that was a typo.


14 posted on 07/08/2009 3:20:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2009/05/obama-cinco-de-cuatro.html


15 posted on 07/08/2009 3:21:17 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: seanmerc

I’m going to go post this on DU. It will be a one-shot fire-and-forget ID, and it will be deleted immediately, but at least their commie moderator will have to read it first.


16 posted on 07/08/2009 3:21:22 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: Carling

No, you are wrong, 0bama said “Cinco de cuatro.”


17 posted on 07/08/2009 3:21:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: seanmerc

“Cinco deCuatro”

AHAHAHAHAHA!!! It’s the 5th of Fourth! LMAO!

And you can’t just go to another country and say Merci Boucoup doncha know!


18 posted on 07/08/2009 3:23:04 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: seanmerc

Yeah, but the correction is incorrect. The holiday is Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May. 0bama said Cinco de Quatro, the fifth of four. In the correction, the author calls it the fourth of May, which is a day of no particular significance. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French at Puebla on May 5, 1862.


19 posted on 07/08/2009 3:23:14 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: TigersEye

No, he/she is right. Read the article I posted. He was trying to be funny. He had them there for a Cinco de Mayo celebration on the 4th of May and he WAS trying to say Cuatro de Mayo.


20 posted on 07/08/2009 3:24:00 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: Costumed Vigilante

great! I troll around that cesspool once in a while and I would love to see this up there and then sit back and watch those idiots go bonkers....until it was pulled of course.


21 posted on 07/08/2009 3:24:58 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: seanmerc
"people killed or made homeless.."

- or, + and.


22 posted on 07/08/2009 3:25:32 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: TigersEye

Not sure you’re getting the point. On the fourth of May, Obama said Cinco de Quatro. Read it again:

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco deCuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

May 4th WOULD be Cuatro de Mayo, by the way...


23 posted on 07/08/2009 3:25:48 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

What article did you post?


24 posted on 07/08/2009 3:25:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2009/05/obama-cinco-de-cuatro.html


25 posted on 07/08/2009 3:26:50 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: seanmerc

Not sure you get the point. He was trying to refer to the Mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo regardless of whether it was the fourth of May that he said it. I saw the conference. I know what the ambassador was there to celebrate with Zer0.


26 posted on 07/08/2009 3:28:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

No, Cinco De Mayo is the holiday, I think Obama was trying to impress with the date (May 4th) and instead of saying Cuatro de Mayo, he said Cinco de Cuatro.


27 posted on 07/08/2009 3:28:06 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: seanmerc
If I can throw in one other thing, the press treated GWBush as a moron, although he was able to land an airplane on an aircraft carrier, probably one of the most challenging of all tasks.

0bama expected praise from a reporter for swatting a fly in an interview.

28 posted on 07/08/2009 3:28:39 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: TigersEye

You are not wrong that there IS a Cinco de Mayo, but you are wrong about the date Obama was attempting to say (WHICH WAS MAY 4th).

Or do you think there is only one date in the Spanish language.

Stop being so ‘I am not wrong” and listen to what people are saying.


29 posted on 07/08/2009 3:30:00 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican
Here is the first paragraph of the article...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's joke wasn't lost in translation—even though he referred to a Cinco de Mayo celebration as "Cinco de Cuatro."

30 posted on 07/08/2009 3:30:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

Stop trying to hijack the thread. Focus on the substance. He said it on the fourth of May and he was trying to be clever by referring to the fourth of May, the eve of Cinco de Mayo. Let it go, please.


31 posted on 07/08/2009 3:30:30 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: autumnraine

I didn’t say anything about the date he said it. You all seem to be as dumb as 0bama.


32 posted on 07/08/2009 3:30:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Richard Kimball

So you don’t think that someone could meet with a Mexican ambassador any day but on their holiday?


33 posted on 07/08/2009 3:31:01 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: seanmerc

I am talking about what was in the OP so I am not hi-jacking the thread.


34 posted on 07/08/2009 3:31:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

It was a Cinco de Mayo celebration that was taking place on Cuatro de Mayo.


35 posted on 07/08/2009 3:31:34 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: TigersEye

Read the WHOLE post.


36 posted on 07/08/2009 3:31:44 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: seanmerc

I’d say let it go. Its lost on him/her.


37 posted on 07/08/2009 3:32:38 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: Richard Kimball

kick


38 posted on 07/08/2009 3:33:09 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

Right you are, my FRiend!


39 posted on 07/08/2009 3:33:17 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

I did read the whole article. (It wasn’t a post) The last part obviously contradicts the first sentence. Great article! /s


40 posted on 07/08/2009 3:33:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: autumnraine

No, I think 0bama was trying to refer to the holiday.


41 posted on 07/08/2009 3:33:19 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

Siete de Nueve was always one of MY favorites!

(Does she fall under the RULES category?)


42 posted on 07/08/2009 3:33:19 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: seanmerc

If George W. Bush had been a black liberal democrat then yes, they would approve.

The color of his skin gives him a free pass to trash and destroy everything that makes America great.


43 posted on 07/08/2009 3:33:51 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: TigersEye

When you refer to people on this thread as dumb as Obama, I’m done. Stuff a sock in it.


44 posted on 07/08/2009 3:34:43 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: TigersEye

Ok, be prepared to be called out and karma is a funny little thing. Especially when you are debating someone who is not only dumb, but a jerk to boot!

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/05/gaffetastic-o-obama-celebrrates-cinco-de-cuatro/

“Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro - Cinco de Mayo at the White House,” said Obama, in what appeared to be an attempt to note they were celebrating on the fourth of May instead of the fifth.

Cinco de cuatro means “five of four” in Spanish.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/05/our_genius_president_happy_cua.asp

On the eve of the Mexican holiday, Obama on Monday had an event in the East Room of the White House with Mexico’s Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan (sahr-oo-KHAN’).

Obama joked that it was “Cinco de Cuatro,” botching a play on the Spanish word for “four” when he meant to say “Cuatro de Mayo,” or the Fourth of May. He tried again, but he still did not get it right.

Should I keep going? Or are you as dumb as Obama and can’t figure it out?


45 posted on 07/08/2009 3:34:55 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: Richard Kimball
I thought it made him sound like a math challenged Borg unit.

Five of four.

46 posted on 07/08/2009 3:34:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

Stuff it right back. ;-)


47 posted on 07/08/2009 3:35:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

I think you are right.


48 posted on 07/08/2009 3:35:44 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: Richard Kimball

No, he was making a joke that they were celebrating the holiday of “Cinco de Mayo” on the FOURTH OF MAY.


49 posted on 07/08/2009 3:37:12 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: autumnraine

I see you are ready to accept the SRM explanation for 0bama’s flubs. That sure makes you smart! /s


50 posted on 07/08/2009 3:37:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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