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Obama Gets America's Motto Wrong (When is enough ENOUGH?)
Fox News ^ | December 7, 2010 | With: Bret Baie

Posted on 12/08/2010 7:05:30 AM PST by yoe

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine: Video

Members of a bipartisan group of lawmakers called the Congressional Prayer Caucus want to make sure President Obama knows the country's national motto.

Forty-one Republicans and one of the five Democrats from the caucus sent a letter to the president asking him to correct a mistake he made during a speech last month in Jakarta, Indonesia when he said -- quote -- "In the United States, our motto is E Pluribus Unum -- out of many, one."

The lawmakers point out the official national motto -- approved by Congress in 1956 -- is "In God We Trust." The letter calls it -- quote -- "a disservice to the people you represent."

Caucus leaders also point out President Obama's omission of the word "creator" on more than one occasion when quoting from the Declaration of Independence.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1956; 201011; culturewars; epluribusunum; imbecile; ingodwetrust; jakarta; motto; norvusordoseclorum
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Obama hates the American values....he was never raised by them.
1 posted on 12/08/2010 7:05:33 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

I’m surprised he didn’t say “E Pluribus Obama”!


2 posted on 12/08/2010 7:07:56 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: yoe
Did they send the letter on a TelePrompTer?

If not, he'll never read it.

3 posted on 12/08/2010 7:09:42 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: yoe

Oh, everbody just stop picking on the poor man!


4 posted on 12/08/2010 7:11:41 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: yoe

Exactly correct.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 7:12:12 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: yoe
According to Wikipedia:

Never codified by law, E pluribus unum was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H.J. Resolution 396), adopting In God We Trust as the official motto.

6 posted on 12/08/2010 7:13:08 AM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: yoe
In allah, he trusts.
7 posted on 12/08/2010 7:14:28 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: yoe

In God We Trust is the official motto of the United States.


8 posted on 12/08/2010 7:14:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: goldi
Oh, everbody just stop picking on the poor man!

You forgot the sarcasm tags, right?

9 posted on 12/08/2010 7:14:53 AM PST by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: BenLurkin
In God We Trust is the official motto of the United States.

All others pay cash.

10 posted on 12/08/2010 7:15:48 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: yoe

Had a conservative made that mistake, it would have led the Lamestream media nightly news, and Perky Couric would have had a man in the street polling people on how hypocritical conservatives are that they didn’t know the motto involved G-O-D.

But let’s not forget Jerk the Wonder Prez is a “Christian” after all.


11 posted on 12/08/2010 7:16:35 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: yoe

Good thing Palin didn’t say it, or it would be on the front page of the NYT this morning.


12 posted on 12/08/2010 7:17:17 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: BenLurkin
In God We Trust is the official motto of the United States.

In God We Trust, All others must pay cash.
13 posted on 12/08/2010 7:17:32 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Diogenesis

For many many years, “In God We Trust” has been the official motto of Army supply sergeants, even though it’s followed by, “All Others, Sign!”

Anyway, this is as bad as Algore declaring that “E Pluribus Unum” means “Out of one, many!”

Cr@p, when does it ever end.........


14 posted on 12/08/2010 7:19:19 AM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: dfwgator

“We can build a collective civic space large enough for all our separate identities, that we can be e pluribus unum — out of one, many.” Al Gore in 1994.


15 posted on 12/08/2010 7:19:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: yoe

One of the meaningless phrases that the left often uses is “otherizing” certain groups of people. It’s a “bad thing” to them.

We see in 0bama the very reason that people should be suspicious of “the other”.


16 posted on 12/08/2010 7:20:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: brewcrew
You forgot the sarcasm tags, right?

Brewski, I am shocked, shocked, I tell you, by your cynicism.

Today in our thankfully tolerant America, even a rather effeminate kid from Mombasa can become President, despite poor grades and communist mentors. Barney Frank said it best when he said, "I am 100% behind this man."

17 posted on 12/08/2010 7:21:09 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who vote for them.)
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To: GonzoGOP

See post 15


18 posted on 12/08/2010 7:23:02 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: yoe

Besides the obvious fact that Obama gets most things about America wrong, it’s interesting that he does his worst at any references to God. Is he afraid that “Allah” will slip out of his vile mouth if he tries to say “Creator” or “God”, and that even his remaining supporters will realize that he’s lying about his claim to Christianity as he is about most other parts of his life?


19 posted on 12/08/2010 7:24:01 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: yoe

The TeleprompturdOTUS didn’t screw up. In his world In Islam We Trust, In Mohammed We Trust, In Me We Trust all work for him. God?! No way.


20 posted on 12/08/2010 7:24:13 AM PST by albie
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To: yoe

Oath of office WRONG
No hand on heart during national anthem WRONG
57 States WRONG
Motto WRONG

need I continue?

The man can absolutely, positively, undeniably do NOTHING right.


21 posted on 12/08/2010 7:24:43 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: yoe
"In the United States, our motto is E Pluribus Unum -- out of many, one."


An obvious error - he meant to say THE one.


22 posted on 12/08/2010 7:25:42 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

but, but, but - he want to Harvard!


23 posted on 12/08/2010 7:26:47 AM PST by PGR88
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To: goldi
* Oh, everybody just stop picking on the poor man!*

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
I smell smoke in the auditorium
Barry O, Barry O
He's a clown, that Barry O
He's gonna get impeached
Just you wait and see
(Why is everybody always pickin’ on me)

That's him tellin’ lies
I know that's him
Yeah, preachin’ global warming
Down in the boys’ gym
Barry O, Barry O
He's a clown, that Barry O
He's gonna get impeached
Just you wait and see
(Why is everybody always pickin’ on me)

Who's always playing basketball
Who's always goofing in the hall
Who's always throwing spit balls
Guess who (who, me?) yeah, you

Who walks in the courtroom, cool and slow
Who calls the Chief Justice, Daddy-O
Barry O, Barry O
He's a clown, that Barry O
He's gonna get impeached
Just you wait and see
(Why is everybody always pickin’ on me)

Who walks in the courtroom, cool and slow
Who calls the Chief Justice, Daddy-O
Barry O, Barry O
He's a clown, that Barry O
He's gonna get impeached
Just you wait and see
(Why is everybody always pickin’ on me)

They treat me like a dog, you know!

24 posted on 12/08/2010 7:27:29 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Hilarious!

But I thought he said: Veni, Vidi, Vici
25 posted on 12/08/2010 7:29:30 AM PST by jobim
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To: randog

“and this be our motto, In God in our Trust!! Oh say does thaaat star spangled,,bannnnnner yet wave,,,”

Francis Scott Key


26 posted on 12/08/2010 7:30:40 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: yoe

If we don’t get rid of him, our motto will be Allah Akbar!


27 posted on 12/08/2010 7:31:18 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: yoe

Obama doesn’t act American and as a leftist, he most certainly has no values.


28 posted on 12/08/2010 7:32:45 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: yoe

America’s motto: GOD, GUTS AND GUNS


29 posted on 12/08/2010 7:32:45 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Diogenesis
Well I would say Mohammad, as Allah is refers to the only true God, it is not only the Muzies who used this name, for what it's worth. I was going to make a derogatory post about the name until I researched and avoided blasphemy.
30 posted on 12/08/2010 7:32:54 AM PST by boomop1
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To: diverteach

With all his mistakes, how did he ever get elected? He obviously is not American.

I know why he got elected.

The funny thing, though, is that a lot of Americans probably don’t care if he gets it wrong.

The only thing that matters to them is that they want a black person to be president. They wanted to make history. My sister is one of them and even told me she voted this way.


31 posted on 12/08/2010 7:38:56 AM PST by archivist007
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Maybe they didn’t officially vote to make it a national motto.
But in March of 1931 they did vote to make the Star Spangled Banner the national anthem. **Including verse four***.

“thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

Of course, i’ll give Obama a break. You see, when i was in 5th grade, i went to a school in Texas where we all learned it by heart,,, all four verses. To be fair, they probably didn’t do that at his Muslim school in Indonesia. And his commie momma sure didn’t teach him,,,


32 posted on 12/08/2010 7:43:07 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: BenLurkin
"In God Is our Trust" is from the last verse of the Star Spangled Banner....1814

But, I believe it appears in texts even earlier than that....I just have to remember where..

33 posted on 12/08/2010 7:44:55 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: archivist007

Hey, Al Gore must be programming the Teleprompter.


34 posted on 12/08/2010 7:44:59 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DesertRhino

I just posted the same....


35 posted on 12/08/2010 7:46:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I think you are correct. I think Key was including something that people already recognized by 1814. I don’t believe he was coining the phrase, and deciding that this would become our motto. That would have been pretty arrogant, considering he was writing without the knowledge of how widely his work would be known.


36 posted on 12/08/2010 7:49:23 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: goldi

Why? In this miserable economy we need some fun! Bring it on for Moochelle too.


37 posted on 12/08/2010 7:53:53 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: goldi

Why? In this miserable economy we need some fun! Bring it on for Moochelle too./S


38 posted on 12/08/2010 7:54:14 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes you did,, proving that Americans of the age of Obama should have heard that verse before, especially as a schoolkid.

I’d bet you a paycheck that he has never heard the entire song in his life,,, (unless it was as a class play where the song was played as someone stomped on the flag while reciting quotes from Chairman Mao,,,)


39 posted on 12/08/2010 7:54:31 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Right Cal Gal

I have to take care of an AD patient so I don’t have a lot of time but it would be fun to create a list of all the Obamaisms..you know like the liberal skanks did for Bush..all of his mistakes in speaches...get em lined up for the 2012 election cycle to prove this skunk in the WH is no American.


40 posted on 12/08/2010 7:56:32 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: yoe

Oh you right wing extremists on this site are so hateful.
Instead of focussing on the President mistakes -and they are all things that mean nothing to him what you should be doing is forming a line of folks who want the President to fist them.That he would find more pleasurable.


41 posted on 12/08/2010 7:57:11 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


42 posted on 12/08/2010 8:00:29 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: DesertRhino

That’s from our Star Spangled Banner, not Barry’s.


43 posted on 12/08/2010 8:04:23 AM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: archivist007
.....they want a black person to be president

OK, but why not Tony Dungy, or someone who knows something ... anything? When the present recumbent is through, a black man will not be able to run for dogcatcher in Catville.

44 posted on 12/08/2010 8:08:41 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who vote for them.)
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To: yoe

You can’t blame O. It’s the people who put the words on the teleprompter who made the error - he just says what he reads, and certainly can’t be expected to know when it’s wrong!


45 posted on 12/08/2010 8:12:46 AM PST by jda
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To: Sacajaweau

The motto IN GOD WE TRUST first appeared on an American coin on the 2¢ piece 1864


46 posted on 12/08/2010 8:14:43 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: yoe

“We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution, the notion that we’re all created equal, ...” President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union Address, January 29, 2010

This motto misfire is somehow a surprise?

The NappyOne


47 posted on 12/08/2010 8:19:19 AM PST by NappyOne
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Obozo would simply have stated, “E Pluribus, ME!”


48 posted on 12/08/2010 8:22:59 AM PST by SoldierDad (`)
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To: Kenny Bunk
OK, but why not Tony Dungy, or someone who knows something ... anything? When the present recumbent is through, a black man will not be able to run for dogcatcher in Catville.

For these type of people, it is probably skin color first, then political views second. Maybe this also explains the treatment Clarence Thomas gets.

Dungy did say in 2008 that Obama is "great for our country." http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2008/09/01/despite-tony-dungys-conservative-views-says-barack-obama-is-g/

49 posted on 12/08/2010 8:29:14 AM PST by archivist007
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To: NappyOne

The President’s lot is not an ‘appy one, Sir.


50 posted on 12/08/2010 8:29:21 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who vote for them.)
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