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Obama Refers To Himself As "The Gipper" In Farewell To Gibbs
Politico(n) ^ | 11 FEB 11 | Staff

Posted on 02/11/2011 5:39:41 PM PST by Red Badger

President Obama recounts an anecdote about the 2004 Democratic National Convention at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' final press briefing:"The most challenging problem was what tie to wear. And this went up to the very last minute I mean, 10 minutes before we were about to go on stage we were still having an argument about ties. I had bought five, six ties. And Michelle didn't like any of them, Axelrod didn't like a couple of them -- him being one of the best dressed men in the world. So we really valued his opinion."And then somebody -- I don't remember who it was -- turned and said, 'You know what? What about Gibbs' tie? What about Gibbs' tie? That might look good.' And, frankly, Robert didn't want to give it up because he thought he looked really good in the tie. But eventually he was willing to take one for the gipper, and so he took off his tie, and I put it on. And that's the tie that I wore at the national convention."

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1 posted on 02/11/2011 5:39:46 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

“The Grifter” is more like it.


2 posted on 02/11/2011 5:40:59 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Or The Gypper.....


3 posted on 02/11/2011 5:41:57 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Not even the right metaphor, but nonetheless...where does the hyper-intelligent label come from?

Dude is a functioning retard.


4 posted on 02/11/2011 5:42:30 PM PST by jra
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To: Red Badger

First, I am not so sure he was trying to compare himself to Reagan here.

Second, if he was trying to use a Reagan reference to himself, it is just bait to drive us crazy. It is best to ignore it and move on.


5 posted on 02/11/2011 5:43:24 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Red Badger

The gipper’s dog, maybe. Not even.


6 posted on 02/11/2011 5:44:13 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand)
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To: Red Badger

Jive Turkey.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 5:45:04 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Red Badger

8 posted on 02/11/2011 5:45:29 PM PST by MissTed ( Since beginning the gin and tonic diet, I've already lost two days!)
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To: Red Badger

What a pathetic wannabee......FAIL....loser dirtbag.


9 posted on 02/11/2011 5:46:26 PM PST by stboz
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To: Red Badger

He should refer to himself as “Carter Jr” which is what he is


10 posted on 02/11/2011 5:46:26 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Red Badger


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

11 posted on 02/11/2011 5:47:03 PM PST by The Comedian ("Cry flummox and let loose the camels of war." - Truth29)
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To: Vision

Jive turkey indeed! What else do you call a nitwit who tries to assume someone else’s nickname. Well done!


12 posted on 02/11/2011 5:49:39 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: The Comedian

Apropos for the pumpkin head in chief.....


13 posted on 02/11/2011 5:52:15 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

‘take one for the gipper’?
That’s wrong on so many levels!
What context is Obama the ‘gipper’? Did he make a movie?
Wasn’t it ‘win one for the Gipper’?
So, ‘take’ one for the gipper must be Chicago slang?


14 posted on 02/11/2011 5:54:03 PM PST by griswold3 (We defend conservatism by our very way of life.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

His brain must be the size of a peanut.....


15 posted on 02/11/2011 5:54:41 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

I heard that remark. It REALLY pissed me off.

It was not meant as a comparison to President Reagan. It was meant as a slap in the face to conservatives. That was pretty clear.

After that, my hate springs eternal.


16 posted on 02/11/2011 5:55:20 PM PST by HushTX (If the best defense is a good offense, it's a good thing I'm really offensive.)
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To: jra

Where does the hyper-intelligent label come from?

CHRISSY MATTHEWS...He tingles in awe at Zero’s intelligence......


17 posted on 02/11/2011 5:56:50 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
“Carter, Jr.” accords the usurper far more respect than he can possibly ever be entitled to. We're talking about a pathetic phony loser here who should be frog marched right out of the Whitehouse and into federal prison.
18 posted on 02/11/2011 5:57:21 PM PST by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Red Badger

What.A.Tool.

It’s “win one for the gipper” and “take one for the team”. Not “take one for the gipper”.

Idiot!


19 posted on 02/11/2011 5:58:50 PM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Red Badger
What I'd refer to him as wouldn't pass muster on any planet with higher life forms, much less Free Republic..........

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

20 posted on 02/11/2011 5:59:15 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Seeing him pretending to golf all the time, I think he should refer to himself as “the duffer”.


21 posted on 02/11/2011 6:00:13 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: griswold3

“Sometime, when the crew is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to get out there and give it all they’ve got. And, win just one for the Zipper.”


22 posted on 02/11/2011 6:05:00 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Czar

Oh trust me I Had some better names for him but I would have probably been banned for saying em. I absolutely am disgusted by this Marxist, Hugo Chavez wannabe. Whenever I See his face I change the channel I can’t stand the sight of him. When he calls himself the Gipper, he is NOT showing respect for Reagan, he is mocking him, he is making fun of him by doing so


23 posted on 02/11/2011 6:13:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Red Badger
eventually he was willing to take one for the gipper GRIPPER
Fixed it.
24 posted on 02/11/2011 6:14:10 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: Red Badger

Everything is a act for this idiot.


25 posted on 02/11/2011 6:15:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: meyer
Today has not been a good day for the boob in chief. He has Oprah defended him and saying he hasn't mastered the learning curve yet, and then he now is comparing himself to President Reagan..and then he says the Egyptian people have spoken..when it fact it was Code Pink and Muslim Brotherhood.

I think we need to do what Egypt just did...and really WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER!

26 posted on 02/11/2011 6:15:46 PM PST by Debi911
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To: Red Badger
Answerbag:What is the origin of the saying "One for the Gipper"
and what does it mean?

According to Answerbag this is the origin for the term, "One for the Gipper"

The Gipper was George Gipp who played on the 1916 - 1920 Notre Dame football teams under Coach Knute Rockne. Gipp, pronounced with a hard G, had never played any sports until he met Rockne, then quickly, almost miraculously, and in his freshman year, he became the greatest player Notre Dame had ever had or would have for many years, most reporters considered him the greatest college player of his time and predicted a fantastic future.

He could do it all and do it better than anyone else, he could run, pass, punt, and kick . He blocked better than a lineman, tackled harder than a linebacker, rush faster than a defensive guard, intercept like a corner back. He was a superb clutch player and an inspiration and motivator to the whole team, he urged mediocre players to greatness.

The Gipper made Rockne and Rockne made the Gipper legends of their time and ours.

Then the Gipper contracted strep throat which developed into pneumonia and was in the hospital for weeks, he was visited regularly by Rockne , the last time on the evening of December 13, 1920 - just hours before he died at the age of 25.

Fast forward to 1928. Notre Dame and Rockne are already Football Legends, but their end may be at hand, due to injuries, they are having a disastrous season, the worst in Rockne's career, 4 wins 2 losses against mediocre teams and top ranked Army, Carnegie Tech and Southern California still to play. It's accepted that this is Rockne's last year, there are rumblings that football should be de-emphasized at Notre Dame, maybe even phased out! The Fighting Irish don't stand a chance against Army, Rockne gives a pre-game pep talk to the team in the locker room.

All that is "fact" as reported in contemporary records, now we enter a realm of legend. Rockne tells them about the Gipper,none of the players had known him but they knew who and what he was,they knew Rockne had been at Gipp's bedside.

Rockne repeats the Gipp's "last words," only he knows what they were, no one else was there, ""I've got to go, Rock," the Gipper told Rockne, "It's all right. I'm not afraid. Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper.

I don't know where I'll be then, Rock, but I'll know about it, and I'll be happy." ...the room is silent there's not a dry eye in the team.

"The day before he died George Gipp asked me to wait until the situation seemed hopeless - then ask a Notre Dame team to go out and beat Army for him. This is the day, and you are the team". The doors are almost torn off the hinges as the Irish rush towards the field. The mediocre Irish hold Mighty Army to a scoreless tie for 3 quarters.

Then Army scores, 6-0, Army. Halfback Jack Chevigny leads the Irish downfield yard by yard and finally ties the game on a one yard plunge. He picks himself up and yells," That's one for the Gipper!"

Later in the game Chevigny leaves the game with injuries, replaced by reserve Butch Neimiec, there are more injuries, third string Johnny O'Brien, a skinny hurdler for the track team, goes in at left end. Fourth quarter, the Irish have hobbled their way to Army's 32, Neimiec takes a handoff and brushes a defenders fingers with a slow loopy pass. The ball wobbles high over O'Brien's up stretched hands, he jumps and somehow gets a hand on it at the 10 stumbles and trips between two tacklers and falls into the end zone.

"That's one for the Gipper too!

Fast forward to 1940, Rockne is a genuine legend and American hero, the Greatest Coach of All Time and probably Time to Come, but the Times to Come look bleak, Hollywood releases an inspiring movie "Knut Rockne, All American" with Pat O'Brien as Rockne and Ronald Reagan as George Gipp. The movie condenses time, the actors can't win because the Gipp has just died, not only was he the best player, they are each miserable at his passing, as a team they have no hope against Mighty Army without his fighting spirit. O'Brien gives his stirring speech at half time after the Irish have received a severe mauling, there's not a dry eye in the theater.

The sound track segues from the music of doom to the chorus of salvation. The team is filled with the spirit of the holy Gipper and soundly trounces Army. The Gipper smiles down benignly, the phrase passes into general use just in time for WW2, then becomes a cliche overshadowed by more stirring slogans. Hollywood hacks over dramatized the true story worse than I did, but Reagan gave what some critics feel was his best performance. Another, and last, fast forward

The late 1970's , Reagan has finally given up acting ( well if his melodramatic role as the Gipp was his best) and became a professional politician. He uses the phrase in his campaign for US President.He is elected in 1980 and continues to use the phrase during his two terms. Going so far as to urge the Marines invading Granada to win it for the Gipper. Read more:

27 posted on 02/11/2011 6:16:04 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: Red Badger

Larry said that BHO has taken one for the gipper more than once.


28 posted on 02/11/2011 6:16:17 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Now available in black with 100% more marxism!


29 posted on 02/11/2011 6:16:56 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: Red Badger

Regans Shoes


30 posted on 02/11/2011 6:17:38 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Red Badger
he is giving background of a “clothing drama”. There are few things that one would want to know less about. This is all about Hussian, even when it is supposed to be about Gibbs.

Narcissist twerp

31 posted on 02/11/2011 6:19:28 PM PST by Chickensoup (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever.” Orwell)
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To: lbryce
The late 1970's , Reagan has finally given up acting (well if his melodramatic role as the Gipp was his best)...

Reagan's greatest role was as Drake McHugh in 1941's "King's Row". It was supposed to be a Bob Cummings movie, but Reagan stole it right out from under him.

32 posted on 02/11/2011 6:20:03 PM PST by Publius
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To: Red Badger

The Loon wouldn’t qualify as Reagan’s toe cheese.


33 posted on 02/11/2011 6:25:14 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Red Badger

Mr. President, I knew the Gipper.

The Gipper was a friend of mine.

Mr. President, you’re no Gipper.


34 posted on 02/11/2011 6:25:27 PM PST by Cousin Eddie
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To: Red Badger

Let the words turn to ashes in his mouth.


35 posted on 02/11/2011 6:27:49 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Red Badger

36 posted on 02/11/2011 6:28:32 PM 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: jra
He's not an American. Forget where he may or may not have been born — culturally he is not an American.
37 posted on 02/11/2011 6:29:43 PM 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: griswold3
So, ‘take’ one for the gipper must be Chicago slang?

Hmmmm, wasn't Reagan shot?

38 posted on 02/11/2011 6:33:39 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 752 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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39 posted on 02/11/2011 6:39:57 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 752 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

You said, “It is best to ignore it and move on.”
Yes, I agree. And, yes I heard him say it and felt “offended”. Perhaps he read the line in the book he was reading. Or, we could take it as a compliment.


40 posted on 02/11/2011 6:42:21 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: GatorGirl

Give him a break!

He was born in Kenya and spent most of his youth growing up Indonesia as a Muslim.

How is he supposed to know anything about American culture.

Ask him anything about Mohommed. Now that, he will know!


41 posted on 02/11/2011 6:42:42 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Red Badger

I seriously doubt that Obambi even knows that “win one for the Gipper” had anything to do with, much less is identified with Ronaldus Magmus.


42 posted on 02/11/2011 6:49:23 PM PST by fightinJAG (Americans: the only people in the world protesting AGAINST government "benefits.")
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To: Cousin Eddie

maybe he really said “guppy”.


43 posted on 02/11/2011 6:53:19 PM PST by dforest
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To: Red Badger
DISGUSTING NARCISSIST POSER

No question as to adjectives here; but really. . .this IS kind of scary when you think about it.

Will we next hear/see 'jelly beans' in the Oval Office? What. . .

Our best hope; is a complete break with reality that would require a long hospitalization. . .past 2012 Election. Meantime, Obama's signs/slips of mind; should not go unnoticed; nor ignored.

Michelle too; seems to suffer breaks in reality. Challenging America to reduce it's calorie intake; while she appears to explode beyond her pants seams as she wears clothes at least, a few sizes to small. What does Michelle see/think when looking in mirror or seeing herself - daily yet - in these incredible picts of 'fat Michelle'.

Apparently, not a fat, first lady! Don't get it; but then, Michelle can always rely on MSM PC, to get her story right and despite the reality of the picts that accompany it.

44 posted on 02/11/2011 7:12:00 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Red Badger

What an incredibly cute little anecdote. Obama is such a darling.

And we do care about his tie selection. I mean, really.

And he holds his head up high so we can see the tie he so carefully selected with input from Michelle and many staff members.

I just love Obama.


45 posted on 02/11/2011 7:18:14 PM PST by altura
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To: GatorGirl

Shouldn’t that be “Take one for the corpse?”


46 posted on 02/11/2011 7:35:51 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (House GOP: "We lost our Republic, but no one can say we weren't nice to the Democrats.")
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To: altura

I think there was a misreporting here. nobama obviously referred to himself as an EPIC FAIL president who was a human loser. Further, nobama went on to say that he did not havce a clue about much, if anything.


47 posted on 02/11/2011 7:36:09 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Red Badger
there is SO much wrong with contrived piece of sh*t I don't know which would be worse: that this a totally bogus piece of cr*p just to get in the Reagan reference or if it's true, we have a president at the helm of our country who doesn't even have the confidence to pick out his own tie.

And back in 2004 - was his narcissism at such a level that he thought the world would be taking note of what HE - a total unknown - was wearing for a tie? I'm not sure which scenario is the worst.

48 posted on 02/11/2011 8:00:59 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: FrankR

ahahah’ thanks - just emailed that to everyone


49 posted on 02/11/2011 8:10:51 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Czar

A least Carter had a degree from the Naval Academy.
0bama’s nothing but a poster boy for affirmative action.


50 posted on 02/11/2011 8:17:50 PM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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