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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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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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To: Cincinna

Obama should talk. Between those two, it’s a reckless dive into a very shallow gene pool.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 12:04:36 PM PDT by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: Cincinna

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.


22 posted on 11/04/2011 12:05:12 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FUBHO FK BARAK 2012)
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To: Cincinna

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.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 12:05:23 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Look out Left Coast, we are coming and we have Bibles and Guns! LOLca)
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To: Cincinna

Hillary, where’s that Reset Button?


24 posted on 11/04/2011 12:05:39 PM PDT by kevao
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Media reported it as a joke at first.

They’ve been spinning hard while attacking Cain and hoping for the best.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 12:05:48 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Cincinna

“Sarko and most French were raised right, and know it is rude and low class to ever comment on someone’s appearance in public.”

Good joke!


26 posted on 11/04/2011 12:05:48 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cincinna

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.


27 posted on 11/04/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Miss Didi; Think free or die; ...

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.


28 posted on 11/04/2011 12:06:08 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Fantasywriter

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev1ecd02Fd4&feature=related


29 posted on 11/04/2011 12:06:16 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: kempster

because he is black, wears good suits, and doesn’t talk in ebonics or jive (except when speakin to black folk)


30 posted on 11/04/2011 12:06:27 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Cincinna

this guy is just a walking international incident


31 posted on 11/04/2011 12:07:32 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cincinna
Now, where is that darned reset button...


32 posted on 11/04/2011 12:08:11 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Cincinna

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!!!


33 posted on 11/04/2011 12:10:48 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: mk2000

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!!”


34 posted on 11/04/2011 12:11:29 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: kempster; Cincinna

Just another example of the amateurish at best way this administration handles international affairs.


35 posted on 11/04/2011 12:11:43 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Cincinna

It’s the teleprompter’s fault.


36 posted on 11/04/2011 12:11:54 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Cincinna
Obama, OTH, chewed gum (!) at the G20 summit,

OMG. That is ridiculous. No class whatsoever.

37 posted on 11/04/2011 12:12:05 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Go, Herman!)
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To: Cincinna

Sarkozy should comment that Barack’s girls are lucky that they don’t have Barack’s EARS.


38 posted on 11/04/2011 12:13:08 PM PDT by indubitably
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Hear! Hear!


39 posted on 11/04/2011 12:13:20 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: silverleaf

How would moochelle feel if Sarko told her Malia has her dad’s ears?


40 posted on 11/04/2011 12:15:56 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

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.


41 posted on 11/04/2011 12:16:12 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Cincinna

Obama is saying it looks like Carla cheated and that Nicolas is not the father.


42 posted on 11/04/2011 12:16:50 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cain or Perry. Leave me be.)
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To: Genoa
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.

And not in remarks delivered at a public gathering.

43 posted on 11/04/2011 12:16:57 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: DPMD

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.


44 posted on 11/04/2011 12:17:12 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((442 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: Cincinna

...and some FReepers have the gall to be concerned about Cain’s foreign policy experience?!!!


45 posted on 11/04/2011 12:18:09 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Cincinna

Anyone ever notice his “humor” is often just making fun of other people?


46 posted on 11/04/2011 12:20:59 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: The_Victor

Cain’s Fault.


47 posted on 11/04/2011 12:22:12 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Genoa

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.


48 posted on 11/04/2011 12:23:09 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Dem Guard

“Is a comment like that ever taken as a welcome joke by anybody?”

Exactly.

(Not that a narcissist like Obama would care, though).


49 posted on 11/04/2011 12:23:15 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Cincinna

Sarkozy should’ve told Obama that his seconds would call on him at dawn.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 12:23:25 PM PDT by Argus
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