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Obama’s Sarkozy remark offends French
The Washington Times ^ | November 4 2011 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 11/04/2011 11:54:21 AM PDT by Cincinna

Edited on 11/04/2011 12:04:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

“Obama insults Sarkozy,” blared headline on French websites, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama’s wayward remark at the G-20 summit about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mr. Obama thought he was making a joke about Mr. Sarkozy, host of the summit, when he congratulated him and wife Carla on the birth of their daughter. Instead, Mr. Obama caused a minor international incident.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barrymoron; carlabruni; comedy; europeanunion; france; humor; idiothussein; obama; oneliners; rimshot; sarkozy; standup; zingers
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Sarko and most French were raised right, and know it is rude and low class to ever comment on someone's appearance in public.

Obama, OTH, chewed gum (!) at the G20 summit, and proved to the French what we all knew already- Obama has no class!

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1 posted on 11/04/2011 11:54:23 AM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna

Probably not a joke but subtle racist intent since Sarky is white male.


2 posted on 11/04/2011 11:56:25 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: Cincinna

obama has a telling habit of showing his contempt for other elected officials by referring to them by their first names, as well.

He’s a hick.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 11:57:31 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Cincinna

A bad joke by Zero is International headlines? How bought the fact that his Presidency is a joke??? That is more worthy of headlines than the fact that he can’t tell a joke.


4 posted on 11/04/2011 11:58:11 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: Cincinna
Is a comment like that ever taken as a welcome joke by anybody?
5 posted on 11/04/2011 11:59:20 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: DPMD

Even so-called hicks have more class than Obozo.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 11:59:59 AM PDT by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: Cincinna

You can bet it was Nicorette gum. Obama is an addict and can’t be w’out his nicotine fix even on public occasions.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 12:00:01 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Cincinna
So, applying the standard of, “not overtly sexual, but making someone feel uncomfortable,” isn't 0bama guilty of sexual harassment?
8 posted on 11/04/2011 12:00:13 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Cincinna

Wonder if old Sarko could have snuck in a jibe about the appearance of Obama’s Wookie wife?


9 posted on 11/04/2011 12:01:19 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: Cincinna

I am looking forward to hearing the MSM outrage on the evening news regarding this slight. I’m sure it will be on par to Donald Rumsfeld’s remark about “Old Europe.”


10 posted on 11/04/2011 12:01:37 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Cincinna

I bet the Sarkozys’ didn’t reprise another dinner invite.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 12:01:53 PM PDT by AU72
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To: DPMD

BO and MO are an embarrassing disgrace and I hope the world understands that we are humiliated by their very presence and do not stand for what America is.

And feel free to give it right back to them when they open their mouths to insult you and your family. Just make sure it is caught on tape so we can relive your victory.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 12:01:53 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: DPMD

I’m curious how he will refer in the debates to the Republican candidate. Do we all remember Clinton referring to President Bush as Mr. Bush not President Bush.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT by mk2000
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To: Dem Guard

I dunno’

How would moochelle feel if Sarc told her Malia had her Dad’s looks and that was a good thing..

and that Sasha looks like neither of them which is an excellent thing

Just askin’


14 posted on 11/04/2011 12:02:34 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Cincinna

“Easily offended” French thread slams into “Anti-Obama” politics thread on FR. Film at 11.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 12:02:37 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ransacked

Is Moochelle with him in Cannes? I’d imagine she’d rather be eating ice cream on the French Riviera with her mother and 200 servants.


16 posted on 11/04/2011 12:02:56 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: Cincinna
I have heard that type of comment made to fathers of little girls many times. I have said it myself. It is usually said to flatter a new mom or to tease a new father. BUT ONLY AMONG FRIENDS.

I doubt Obama & Sarkozy are friends, & the comment was inappropriate in such a setting.

17 posted on 11/04/2011 12:03:26 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Cincinna

How does a Frenchman commit suicide?

He takes a gun, aims 3 feet over his head, and fires.


18 posted on 11/04/2011 12:03:26 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Cincinna
"...and some observers who attended the meeting said Mr. Obama’s remark fell flat..."

Well, that's a first! /s

Has this flop-eared phaker EVER pulled one of these things off properly?

19 posted on 11/04/2011 12:03:46 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Cincinna

Someone please remind me why the media thinks this guy is so brilliant at Foreign Policy.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 12:04:23 PM PDT by kempster
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