Skip to comments.Obama’s Sarkozy remark offends French
Posted on 11/04/2011 11:54:21 AM PDT by CincinnaEdited 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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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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Probably not a joke but subtle racist intent since Sarky is white male.
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.
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.
Even so-called hicks have more class than Obozo.
You can bet it was Nicorette gum. Obama is an addict and can’t be w’out his nicotine fix even on public occasions.
Wonder if old Sarko could have snuck in a jibe about the appearance of Obama’s Wookie wife?
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.”
I bet the Sarkozys’ didn’t reprise another dinner invite.
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.
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.
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
“Easily offended” French thread slams into “Anti-Obama” politics thread on FR. Film at 11.
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.
I doubt Obama & Sarkozy are friends, & the comment was inappropriate in such a setting.
How does a Frenchman commit suicide?
He takes a gun, aims 3 feet over his head, and fires.
Well, that's a first! /s
Has this flop-eared phaker EVER pulled one of these things off properly?
Someone please remind me why the media thinks this guy is so brilliant at Foreign Policy.
Obama should talk. Between those two, it’s a reckless dive into a very shallow gene pool.
what can I say that’s been said before...Obama is the most idiotic, dumbest president since the Intercontinental Railroad was built in the 57 states.
My childrens own father even joked, I hope they got their moms looks. I heard that often & quietly prayed for ugly children. Most likely, the world is barely tolerating a man they see as acting stupidly... With one foot out of his office.
Hillary, where’s that Reset Button?
Media reported it as a joke at first.
They’ve been spinning hard while attacking Cain and hoping for the best.
“Sarko and most French were raised right, and know it is rude and low class to ever comment on someone’s appearance in public.”
I have joked that way myself, telling a male friend or relative that his kids are good-looking, they take after their Mom, good thing, huh? But I only do it with men I am on familar terms with.
Obama came, He saw, he insulted!
Once again, our Community Organizer in Chief shows his woeful lack of diplomatic skill and experience.
Sarko has a biting, sarcastic wit, and hit back with an insult to Obama, without Obama even realizing he was hit.
What makes it worse is that Obama, unlike the rest of the world leaders,
violated Sarko and Carla’s specific request that their family privacy be respected, and the baby left out of political commentary.
Sarko sticking it to Obama will get him some points with the French, who are totally disappointed in Obama already.
If he is chewing Nicorette, how is he nicotine free as his doctor’s report claims?
And here is the funniest gum for smokers commercial ever.
because he is black, wears good suits, and doesn’t talk in ebonics or jive (except when speakin to black folk)
this guy is just a walking international incident
How can a POTUS of the greatest country in the world insult a friend and ally of the USA is hurtful, untactful manner our low life, dirt bag POTUS Obama did. Now, I am not a great lover of the French, but......our country would not exist, most probably, if it were not for Lafayette, one of Washington’s great generals at twenty-four years old (He was nineteen when he arrived in America), and....the French Army & Navy that helped Washington destroy the British Army at Yorktown, Virginia to win the Revolutionary War. Here’s the skinny folks, Obama knows zilch about the revolutionary war. In fact, he knows zilch about American History, and....does not care about it with one hoot!!! Yes, sad to say Mr. Obama is an America hater, a low life and a full fledged dirt bag of a human being. No tact, no talent, no class, no diplomacy, no respect for our allies!!!! Mr. Sarkozy, let me give you my apology and remind you that it takes a man and a woman to make a child.....and as such your magnificent gift of life you created with your wife, is the product of the two of you in total!!! I am certain, like all of God’s offspring, she will be the best of you both!!!
CNN did that constantly. Even when President Bush was in office, he was referred to as Mr. Bush while Clinton was always referred to as President Clinton.
I called them to complain and got some cocky SOB whose attitude was, “Oh well!!”
Just another example of the amateurish at best way this administration handles international affairs.
It’s the teleprompter’s fault.
OMG. That is ridiculous. No class whatsoever.
Sarkozy should comment that Barack’s girls are lucky that they don’t have Barack’s EARS.
How would moochelle feel if Sarko told her Malia has her dad’s ears?
I had not heard about this dr. report. There are products on the market that can flush the system of all evidence of marijuana use prior to a urine sample. Don’t know if they work w nicotine. When did this dr. report come out? I’d like to know the details.
Obama is saying it looks like Carla cheated and that Nicolas is not the father.
He’s no hick.
He’s no more or less than a Jivea$$ Cook County Democrat Ward Heeler who’s managed to cop a job so far beyond his abilities or moral anchor he couldn’t do anything but **** up every thing he touches.
...and some FReepers have the gall to be concerned about Cain’s foreign policy experience?!!!
Anyone ever notice his “humor” is often just making fun of other people?
And I’m assuming you are not a Head if State making an official remark to another Head of State ;}
Obama has no respect for the position he holds (temporarily I hope), for the great American people he represents, and for the President and people of France, out oldest ally.
“Is a comment like that ever taken as a welcome joke by anybody?”
(Not that a narcissist like Obama would care, though).
Sarkozy should’ve told Obama that his seconds would call on him at dawn.
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