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Obama ‘apology tour’ ridiculed by House Republican on floor
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/09/2012 9:09:49 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama ‘apology tour’ ridiculed by House Republican on floor By Adele Hampton - 03/09/12 09:22 AM ET

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) used a floor speech Thursday to rattle off a list of apologies he said President Obama has issued since entering office.

Gohmert produced an oversized chart of not only Obama's apologies over the past three years, but also issues and events Gohmert thought more deserving of the president's time.

"I thought, maybe it would be helpful to track exactly what deserves apology and what doesn't," the conservative lawmaker, known for colorful floor rhetoric, said in his speech.

Marker in hand, the Texas representative then went down his list, marking off each event as either worthy of Obama's apology or not.

His first check mark went to what he called Obama's "apology tour" to countries around the world when he first took office. He said Obama apologized for CIA enhanced interrogation methods, for detainees at Guantanamo Bay and for the accidental burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan last month.

He suggested that Obama has not apologized to the families of the soldiers killed in the wake of violence after those burnings. He also accused the president of neglecting to apologize to the family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose death was linked to the failed "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking program.

Gohmert listed two apologies he thought Obama should have made to Israel, including for remarks French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Obama were overheard uttering before an open mic about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a G20 summit in 2011.

Gohmert also accused Obama of apologizing to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who testified to House Democrats in favor of Obama’s contraception mandate in the healthcare law.

Conservatives argue the mandate violates religious freedom by forcing employers to provide contraception to employees against their moral beliefs, but Fluke became well-known after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute” for wanting people to pay for her contraception.

Limbaugh has apologized for the remarks and taken heat from advertisers. Obama called Fluke last week to offer support and to say, according to Fluke, that her parents should be proud of her.

Gohmert labeled the call to Fluke another apology by Obama, and criticized the president for not apologizing to those offended by the contraception mandate.

"It struck me that the president recently found time to apologize to someone who'd been up here on the Hill testifying, but he never found time to apologize to those who he told you cannot practice your religious beliefs," Gohmert said.

"Comments made by Rush Limbaugh and his radio program about pro-abortion activist and Georgetown law student Sandra, and I'm told it's Fluck, Fluke — whatever," Gohmert said. "Yes, found time for that apology."


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1 posted on 03/09/2012 9:09:51 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Right on!!


2 posted on 03/09/2012 9:11:03 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Sub-Driver

Like Obama, Fluke is probably not even her real name.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:06 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am glad our leaders on the Hill finally get vocal during election year. Expose Obama as he really is!


4 posted on 03/09/2012 9:16:06 AM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: Sub-Driver
Congressman Louis Buller Gohmert represents what's best about Texas and A&M, his alma mater.


The First Congressional District of Texas is fortunate to be represented by this authentic Christian Conservative and a genuine American Patriot. He's only 58 and I'd like to see him in the White House in the future.

5 posted on 03/09/2012 9:20:58 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We need ANOTHER apology tour.

This time he should travel to all 57 states and apologize for what an incompetent leader he has bee.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 9:22:10 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Sub-Driver

Good find. The best apology will be when Obama apologizes to his supporters for losing in 2012.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 9:22:52 AM PST by edge919
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To: Sub-Driver

Mr. Speaker. Beam Me Up!

8 posted on 03/09/2012 9:26:28 AM PST by McGruff (Sarah Palin: I voted for Newt.)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gSEomMkOzsmqi-OTRsKW5opZ74Cg?docId=f5196c1072aa4f929291c1a59b2dc33f

“White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters ... Presidential apologies are rare,”

Whatever you say Jay, AP.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 9:27:31 AM PST by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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To: re_nortex

I’m one district over, but I’m willing to make a trade with you:

Rep Gohmert for Lord Dog Sh*t!


10 posted on 03/09/2012 9:29:40 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: McGruff

whats that thing on his head?


11 posted on 03/09/2012 9:34:07 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Jonty30

Yep. Especially when I heard her last name was pronounced “Fluck”. And she supposedly has a BS in sex studies? What is this, a porn flick? “Sex studies starring Sandra Fluck”?? It’s a joke, it’s all bullshiet and these libs are laughing their ass off.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 9:34:38 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Go get 'em, Gohmert!!!


13 posted on 03/09/2012 9:38:34 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Thorliveshere

Give that guy his man-card back!


14 posted on 03/09/2012 9:54:01 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: McGruff

Damn! I miss that guy. In realize he was a corrubt b*st*rd. But that describes about 50% of congress. And none of those offered near the comic relief.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 10:06:49 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: RitchieAprile
Can't tell for sure, but likely a close relative of this guy:

16 posted on 03/09/2012 10:10:00 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s about time that republicans fought back in the same vein as the left. OK, it’s not classy or dignified but at this juncture in time, is necessary.

Republican interviewers, instead of wimping a question to democrat congresswomen about Bill Maher, should use the full “C” word when addressing them on the subject. Madam Congresswoman..”if Bill Maher called you a “C” (using the complete word), would you feel that he should apologize to both you as well as Sarah Palin?

Time to call a spade a spade. Only certain people can do this dirty work, but it needs to be done.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 10:14:50 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: basil
Lord Dog Sh*t!

That evil individual is a stain upon Texas and the voters of the 25th Congressional District should be ashamed of their representative:

18 posted on 03/09/2012 10:23:37 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

I completely concur...

I have yet to figure out what the redistricting has done as far as which district I belong in these days.

The boundaries are so gerrymandered it’s almost impossible to figure out.

I’m in Lakeway, a very conservative city that shares a boundary with Austin—a blue dot on a mostly red state.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 10:30:27 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Sub-Driver
At least he didn't bow to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

Or at least he didn't do it in front of a camera this time.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 11:11:22 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Sub-Driver

This Yankee tips his hat to the gentleman from The Lone Star State!


21 posted on 03/09/2012 12:16:47 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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