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Obama miscues on toast
Politico44 ^ | 05/24/11 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN

Posted on 05/24/2011 5:11:55 PM PDT by ColdOne

LONDON – It was all going so well.

But when the time came for President Obama to deliver his toast to Queen Elizabeth Tuesday night, the meticulously planned state dinner at Buckingham Palace turned, well, awkward.

As Obama began wrapping up his remarks, he put down his notecards and picked up his glass.

“Ladies and gentlemen, please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast,” the president said, as the guests stood up. “To her majesty the Queen.”

At this point, the band queued up “God Save the Queen.” But Obama wasn’t quite finished yet.

So he kept talking – over the British national anthem – and the president competed with orchestra for a few more seconds.

“For the vitality,“ Obama said just before the music started, “of the special relationship between our peoples, and in the words of Shakespeare, ‘To this blessed plot, this Earth, this realm, this England.’”

Obama raised his glass, but nobody else in view of the camera followed. And the queen, who had been looking straight ahead, glanced over to offer a pained smile.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovisit; blunders; elizabeth2; gaffes; obama; obamagaffes; queenstatedinner; royals; thequeen
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1 posted on 05/24/2011 5:11:58 PM PDT by ColdOne
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2 posted on 05/24/2011 5:12:58 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: ColdOne

What a Putz


3 posted on 05/24/2011 5:13:31 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: ColdOne
Saw it on live TV.

...And cringed.

4 posted on 05/24/2011 5:14:03 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: ColdOne
That idiot can't do anything right.
5 posted on 05/24/2011 5:14:13 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: DownInFlames

Putz works, although my first thought was “What a Tool”...


6 posted on 05/24/2011 5:14:30 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: ColdOne

There are 2 freakin’ etiquette and diplomacy schools in Washington DC

One of them is missing a pupil


7 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:13 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: ColdOne

His toast. He’s toast.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: ColdOne

Screwed the pooch again, did he?


9 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: DownInFlames

And a bigtime schlemiel.


10 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ColdOne

What an embarassment to this country. Crude, rude, stupid, and self centered. Yuck.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 5:16:49 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: PalmettoMason
Saw it on live TV. ...And cringed. was it that bad?
12 posted on 05/24/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

If I were president, I’d make sure I knew what I was supposed to do prior to each social event. What an idiot this man is. And I don’t think any of it dents his colossal ego.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 5:17:25 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: ColdOne

I saw that this afternoon. After he shut up he stood tall and stuck his nose up highly with a smirk on his mug.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 5:17:25 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Allen West...please if u luv america run for POTUS 2012...Palin or Walker for VP)
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To: ColdOne

I guess Jarrett wasnt there to pull his strings and lay out his underwear.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 5:18:48 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: ColdOne
Was wondering, did obamma bow before the Queen, as he has before different Kings and other heads of state? Did Michelle do a curtsy before Her Royal Highness?
16 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:17 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: ColdOne

what a maroon!

This has got to be the last meeting between the Royals and the Star Wars combo of Jarjar and Chewbacca because these idiots are just embarrassing us.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:25 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

What a circus act this trip is turning out to be.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:25 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: ColdOne

Doofus-in-Chief continues to be an embarrassment.


19 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PalmettoMason

You would think he would have recognized the tune even if he didn’t know what it meant.


20 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Rapunzel

Well it might have been proper protocol in 2008?


21 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:45 PM PDT by Merrittk
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To: ColdOne
We could potentially have hundreds of Americans killed from the tornadoes and terrible weather and this A-hole is yucking it up overseas in Ireland and England.

Where is the media on this? Why isn't he in the weather ravaged areas supporting THIS country's people in their time of need.

Where is the OUTRAGE!!! /s

22 posted on 05/24/2011 5:21:16 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Maybe they wouldn’t take him. He’s too busy playing golf and filling in his college brackets.

One has to know his limits and the schools probably know theirs.


23 posted on 05/24/2011 5:21:50 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: ColdOne

He was hissing his s’s worse than usual too.


24 posted on 05/24/2011 5:22:59 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Allen West...please if u luv america run for POTUS 2012...Palin or Walker for VP)
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To: ColdOne

25 posted on 05/24/2011 5:23:03 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: cripplecreek

“You would think he would have recognized the tune”

What evidence do we have of that? On either side of the Atlantic? ;>


26 posted on 05/24/2011 5:24:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Merrittk

I thought about that also. Him signing the registry with 2008 instead of ‘11. WTF ...his words.


27 posted on 05/24/2011 5:25:59 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Allen West...please if u luv america run for POTUS 2012...Palin or Walker for VP)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG7VSt0_VcU


28 posted on 05/24/2011 5:26:20 PM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: Rapunzel

I really hate to say it, but I’m with the president on this. Stupid “royals” with their silly ceremonial nonsense.


29 posted on 05/24/2011 5:26:35 PM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: rawhide

No... I think Michelle bowed and the O curtsied...*chuckle*


30 posted on 05/24/2011 5:27:00 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: ColdOne

OFF WITH ‘IS ‘EAD! BLOODY WANKER!


31 posted on 05/24/2011 5:27:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ColdOne

Did this happen in 2008 or 2011 lol


32 posted on 05/24/2011 5:27:22 PM PDT by italianquaker (the Western faculty lounge attitude, which is the sewer that Obama has been marinated in,)
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To: ColdOne

I’m surprised he didn’t start singing the words to “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”, but then the words weren’t on his notes.


33 posted on 05/24/2011 5:27:41 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: ColdOne

Is there no one in this buffoon’s administration that can teach him proper protocol? Can’t Mr. Intelligent figure it out or is he too busy listening to himself prattle on?


34 posted on 05/24/2011 5:27:53 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Jonty30

:O)


35 posted on 05/24/2011 5:29:06 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: Rapunzel

The hissing s’s is creepy gay.


36 posted on 05/24/2011 5:29:21 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Rapunzel

I think the guy has some drain bammage or something.


37 posted on 05/24/2011 5:29:56 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: ColdOne
"barakhusseinobama"--African for, "brain damaged idiot who would F* up a wet dream."
38 posted on 05/24/2011 5:30:00 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ColdOne
Obama, you know the Brits stepped on your speech intentionally, don't you?


39 posted on 05/24/2011 5:30:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: library user

These "apparitions" have always cracked my up. I think Ronco should market some kind of a "waffle iron" that grills out all the various deities that intrigue the easily swayed. My inspiration comes from a time when my 8 year old son and I were at a friends house and he spied an old time clothes iron in a decorative niche with an ornate hand painted picture of the Virgin Mary on its face. He asked me what it was and I simply replied, "It's for making grilled cheese sandwiches!"

40 posted on 05/24/2011 5:30:32 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: PalmettoMason

What d*mned idiot DOESN’T know that the anthem for the monarch is played after the words “The Queen”.

Yeah, it annoyed people here too, and, so far, has been mainly seen as yet another example of American boorishness. Sorry, I mean no insult, but a lot of my friends on all sides of the political divide are livid about it and emails are flying! As your president we consider him, rightly or wrongly, the representative of the American people, as Her Majesty is for us.

I am betting some low grade staffer gets the chop though. Not something I’d wish on anyone in these times.


41 posted on 05/24/2011 5:31:09 PM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: cripplecreek
He probably thought it was for Barney Frank.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

42 posted on 05/24/2011 5:31:45 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: EnglishCon

Get over yourself.

Or better still - take that concern trolling to DU.


43 posted on 05/24/2011 5:33:28 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: petitfour

No. Wrong. Either you play the game or you stay the f*ck off the field. Maybe he should join you on the bench with your thumbs stuck up your respective *sses.


44 posted on 05/24/2011 5:34:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: petitfour
"I really hate to say it, but I’m with the president on this. Stupid “royals” with their silly ceremonial nonsense."

Talking over an ally's national anthem is just crass.

45 posted on 05/24/2011 5:34:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kanawa

Well that was awkward!!! The whole thing was, the Queen never seemed to care what he was saying.....Thank you for link!!!


46 posted on 05/24/2011 5:35:02 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Is he on drugs?


47 posted on 05/24/2011 5:35:52 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ninergold3

Thank God this was not G. W. Bush — State-run, Lame Stream Media would have been reporting on this throughout the week.
Had in been G. W., May, 2008 and a bad toast gone awry would be the lead story on the network news for at least a day or two with commentary on how inept and a klutz our President might be.


48 posted on 05/24/2011 5:36:06 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: library user

I think that a “protocol czar” should be the next appointment. What an amateur bunch!


49 posted on 05/24/2011 5:36:52 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Why do people try to "out-nice" Jesus?)
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To: kalee
that and he signed the guest book with the date as 24 May 20078....he must have been on SOMETHING today.
50 posted on 05/24/2011 5:38:06 PM PDT by tioga (2012 - the year Obama gets slapped down....coming soon.)
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