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Obama White House Defends Anti-American State Dinner Music (Beck says fire protocol chief)
THE BLAZE ^ | 1/24/11 | Posted by Meredith Jessup

Posted on 01/25/2011 4:05:28 AM PST by Liz

After a number of conservatives criticized the White House for sitting idly by while Chinese pianist Lang Lang tickled the ivories with an anti-American ballad at last week’s State Dinner for President Hu Jintao, the White House responded Monday condemning the criticism and insisting the song, “My Motherland,” was no insult to the United States.

As we reported Sunday, the pianist claims to have chosen the song because “playing the tune at the White House banquet can help us, as Chinese people, feel extremely proud of ourselves and express our feelings through the song.” The song was written for the 1956 Chinese war film, “Battle on Shangganling Mountain” which depicts PRC soldiers as the heroes and Americans as the bad guys.

Although Lang Lang performed the song without accompanying lyrics, the original song portrays Americans as wolves (or jackals), greeted by “the hunting rifle.” Conservatives were quick to point out the misnomer.

John Hayward, a writer for Human Events even compared playing the song at a White House state dinner to “an American president providing music from Rambo II during a state visit to Vietnam.”

The joke was not lost on Chinese internet writers who acclaimed Lang Lang’s choice of music. “It’s deeply meaningful to play this in the United States, but I don’t know if the Americans can understand? Ha ha,” Asia One news reports. Radio and television host Glenn Beck went so far as to demand President Obama’s chief protocol officer be fired over the apparent gaffe: But when asked about the mishap on Monday, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told ABC News that “any suggestion that [the song] was an insult to the United States is just flat wrong.” “As Lang Lang has stated before, he plays this song regularly because it is one of his favorite Chinese melodies, which is very widely known and popular in China for its melody.

Lang Lang played the song without lyrics or reference to any political themes during the entertainment portion of the State Dinner. He simply stated the song’s title and noted it was well known in China,” Vietor said.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: china; foreignpolicy; langlang; obamunism; protocol

WH Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marchall in pink on her ***.

1 posted on 01/25/2011 4:05:31 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Now that's funny!

Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012

Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016

2 posted on 01/25/2011 4:10:14 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: Liz

Penavic is clearly an idiot.


3 posted on 01/25/2011 4:11:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: WVKayaker

With the rise of the Chinese empire, we are going to have to deal with bad music, bad piano players and abusive mothers. Sigh...


4 posted on 01/25/2011 4:15:24 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: cripplecreek

An idiot, a tool or a fool. Perhaps all three.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 4:15:40 AM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: Liz
“As Lang Lang has stated before, he plays this song regularly because it is one of his favorite Chinese melodies, which is very widely known and popular in China for its melody.

Wonder what would happen if the NAACP invited someone to play for them, and they tickled the ivories with Dixie?

6 posted on 01/25/2011 4:19:07 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: Liz

Yup. And if my band played “Dixie” to a Black Panther Party meeting, would I be allowed to argue that I love the melody?


7 posted on 01/25/2011 4:21:18 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: N. Theknow

Snicker.


8 posted on 01/25/2011 4:21:42 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Liz
Obama’s making quite a joke of himself. A laughing stock just like Jimmy Carter, but with less dignity and more pomposity.
9 posted on 01/25/2011 4:22:43 AM PST by Bullish
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To: whitedog57

With a band name like White Dog you are already blacklisted.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 4:23:29 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Liz
She knew exactly what was happening because, surprise, surprise, surprise ... Capricia Penavic Marshall is just as anti-American as her boss.

Capricia Penavic Marshall was born in Cleveland, Ohio to immigrant parents, a Croatian father and Mexican mother. She served on the East Wing staff of then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and later as White House Social Secretary.


11 posted on 01/25/2011 4:24:49 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Bullish
You got that right. Obama's on his knees all puckered up, in full reelection mode.

" And I especially want to thank you for bringing me
all that tea. Tea is very big around here since Nov 2010."

The Marxist is even starting to invoke Reagan. I would not be surprised
if he proposed we put Reagan on Mt Rushmore (as a way to get votes).

Here's another clue (/snix).

Last year's DNC poster.

This year's DNC poster


Obama is baptized in the fire of faith.
Obama's been saved. Thank you, Jesus.

==========================================

ROTFL----looks like a ringing campaign theme to me.

DNC is ordering 5 million of these.

12 posted on 01/25/2011 4:26:06 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Liz
They are in-your-face unciviled asses and that includes the current occupants of the White House. They do not care if they insult anyone, in fact, they enjoy it and make excuses for it.

They killed millions and millions of their own people for God's sake. We are the only civilized people. The sooner we get that through our heads..the better off we will all be.

13 posted on 01/25/2011 4:28:20 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller

uncivilized asses


14 posted on 01/25/2011 4:29:24 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Liz
Lang should have played “Tomorrow belongs to me”.
15 posted on 01/25/2011 4:38:23 AM PST by AU72
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To: Liz
Just one more example of a tone-deaf administration displaying total disregard for America and its people. Just one more example that elections have consequences. We are stuck with this for at least two more years.
16 posted on 01/25/2011 4:42:02 AM PST by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: AU72

Shoulda played: “Show Me The Way To Go home.”


17 posted on 01/25/2011 4:44:26 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Liz

I say playing the song was wrong and I say no more.


18 posted on 01/25/2011 4:49:58 AM PST by trustandobey (GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!)
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To: Liz; All
Did she have AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill" playing in the background at Obama's funeral rally in Tucson?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 01/25/2011 4:53:31 AM PST by The Comedian (Obama is just the cherry on top of the $hit sundae of fraud the democrats have become.)
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To: Liz

Well, since a song’s lyrics don’t mean anything, let’s hope the next time the Obamas are sitting in balcony seats watching a concert, the band plays Van Halen’s ‘Jump’.


20 posted on 01/25/2011 5:07:52 AM PST by reagan_fanatic
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To: reagan_fanatic

Heh-—good one.


21 posted on 01/25/2011 5:08:59 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Liz

Since the USA is not O’s country, of course, he felt no insult.


22 posted on 01/25/2011 5:15:58 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: whitedog57

Not if the former Senator and future Mayor of Chicago has any say in the matter.


23 posted on 01/25/2011 5:19:18 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Carley

"Aloha."

24 posted on 01/25/2011 5:24:39 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Carley

Maybe if Obama goes to China;they can play the theme from the Jeffersons?


25 posted on 01/25/2011 5:36:48 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: AU72

Nah should have played “Ai Zi Yo” (sp?) which was a pro-tiananmen song that was put together by all the Hong Kong and Singapore singers after the massacre. That would have raised the hackles in the appropriate direction. It basically goes something like “Love freedom, all for freedom....”


26 posted on 01/25/2011 6:50:43 AM PST by reed13
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To: cripplecreek

Should have played ‘Chopsticks”.


27 posted on 01/25/2011 8:20:34 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Liz

“abolish racism” my ass.

I guess if by “abolish racism” they mean
“punish whitey”,

I’d believe it. That’s what they truly mean.


28 posted on 01/25/2011 8:22:47 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: MrB

It’s ok to preserve one’s culture-—as long as it isn’t white Western civilization.


29 posted on 01/25/2011 8:26:59 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: AU72

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5bnVoZK4Q

For any who missed it, that’s Tomorrow Belongs To Me, from “Cabaret.” The Hitlerjugend arise.


30 posted on 01/25/2011 9:48:06 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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