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Obama embarasses US with another geographical gaffe [Vanity]
My Grey Matters | 15 April 2012 | Me

Posted on 04/16/2012 4:58:22 AM PDT by bjorn14

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who has insisted without success that Washington recognize its claim to the Falkland Islands controlled by Britain, was one of several presidents who left the summit well before its official closure.

She missed a verbal gaffe by Obama, who referred to the "Maldives" instead of the "Malvinas" when using the name Latin Americans give to the disputed islands.

Will Øbama ever learn anything?


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1 posted on 04/16/2012 4:58:31 AM PDT by bjorn14
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To: bjorn14

Someone who knows everything cannot be taught anything.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 5:01:26 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: bjorn14

Give 0bammy a break, man! It’s tough keeping track of all of our *57 states*, and the rest of the darned world, too!


3 posted on 04/16/2012 5:01:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: bjorn14

If a Republican had done this, we’d never hear the end of how stupid they are from the MSM and their collection of idiot talking heads. But because it’s a Bamster SNAFU, nobody except FReepers will know about it.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 5:03:00 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: bjorn14

So he supports Argentina’s claim now?


5 posted on 04/16/2012 5:03:16 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bjorn14

Maldives, offshore Kenya.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 5:03:23 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: bjorn14

The MSM will report it.
Right after the coverage on the lack
of Obama’s BC and other normal documentation.

Had the faux pas been made by a conservative,
it would been covered 24/7,
followed by endless jokes on Leno, SNL, etc. etc.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 5:04:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: bjorn14

I hope he learns what it is like to be an ex-president soon...and possibly how lonely a cell is in Leavenworth.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 5:04:16 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bjorn14
He is surrounded by handlers who could have prepared him but they are all picked for their politics, not their competence.

9 posted on 04/16/2012 5:05:54 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: bjorn14

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/16/us-americas-summit-idUSBRE83D0E220120416

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who has insisted without success that Washington recognize its claim to the Falkland Islands controlled by Britain, was one of several presidents who left the summit well before its official closure.

She missed a verbal gaffe by Obama, who referred to the “Maldives” instead of the “Malvinas” when using the name Latin Americans give to the disputed islands.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 5:07:34 AM PDT by maggief
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To: bjorn14

Aren’t the Maldives real near to the Malvinas?

/sarc


11 posted on 04/16/2012 5:08:05 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bjorn14

I keep looking for an Obama gaffe with “AP” as the source. Non-existent.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 5:11:41 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: bjorn14

This was obviously not a gaffe but certainly a teleprompter error


13 posted on 04/16/2012 5:14:19 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bjorn14

Those things and places connected with Islam seem to roll off his lips so much more easily...


14 posted on 04/16/2012 5:19:07 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: bjorn14

Obama is a geographical gaffe.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 5:20:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Travis McGee

Aren’t the Maldives real near to the Malvinas?

You’re thinking of the Endives, a very common mistake! /s


16 posted on 04/16/2012 5:21:52 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: bjorn14

Maybe he was talking about Mal Evans, deceased Beatles roadie?


17 posted on 04/16/2012 5:24:07 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: carriage_hill

Give 0bammy a break, man! It’s tough keeping track of all of our *57 states*, and the rest of the darned world, too!


And, he is just to damned important to be bothered about minutia or even informing himself. Then there is the hoops and golf that are the main priority.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 5:26:45 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: bjorn14

He’s much too intelligent to be bothered by details.

Besides, the teleprompter set him up.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 5:27:03 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Travis McGee

No...they’re next door to the Marquesas.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 5:27:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: bjorn14

Well, well, well, the Sexual Intellectual strikes again.
(F-ing Know-it-all)

Come on. It wasn’t like he misspelled a word at a 2nd grade spelling bee or anything.

You would have thought he was at an International Summit with his reputation on display or something.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 5:27:44 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: bjorn14

Mr. Affirmative Action strikes again.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 5:30:35 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: bjorn14
Come on now, cut Barry some slack. He had it tough in Geography class.

Do you know how hard it was to remember all the 'republics' that made up the USSR. And before that he had to remember all 57 Islamic ruled countries. Heck, by the time the poor boy got to Western Geography his teeny brain was mush and couldn't absorb one more thing.

[Then again, that mush could have resulted from all the dope he was smoking ;-)]

23 posted on 04/16/2012 5:36:16 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: bjorn14
Malvinas

Maldives

He was close...cut him some slack....lol

24 posted on 04/16/2012 5:37:43 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: bjorn14
Will Øbama ever learn anything?

Let's see: Newsweek deified him in 2008, and was declared the "smartest" president ever by historian Michael Beschloss.

It appears that those muslim Indonesian schools leave a lot to be desired, and affirmative action promotions from the Ivy League, do not instill knowledge and certainly not wisdom.

25 posted on 04/16/2012 5:37:47 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: InvisibleChurch; LucyT; little jeremiah; azishot
Maybe he was talking about Mal Evans, deceased Beatles roadie?

No, monsieur. Ill est tres malade et mal a la tete!

(He's very sick and crazy!)

26 posted on 04/16/2012 5:42:20 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Condor51

I don’t think that Barry would know what a Malvina is if he tripped over it.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 5:46:10 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: bjorn14

I don’t know why verbal gaffes are considered so newsworthy. Everyone has them. With all the pernicious acts of this administration, like intentionally driving up the price of energy and spending the country into oblivion, does it really matter if the president said, “Maldives” or “Malvinas?”


28 posted on 04/16/2012 5:49:52 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
affirmative action promotions from the Ivy League, do not instill knowledge and certainly not wisdom.

They install ignoramuses and criminals in our society.

0b0z0 IS both. This is one of the many reasons he's hiding his education records.

If they're ever released, 0b0z0 would be dismantled in a few days and a padded room could be his destination.

29 posted on 04/16/2012 5:50:42 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Recon Dad
You’re thinking of the Endives, a very common mistake!

Or Arugula, another commonly misidentified nation.

30 posted on 04/16/2012 5:52:19 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: bjorn14

Do the people on the Malvinas speak Maldivian?


31 posted on 04/16/2012 5:52:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: bjorn14
Obama, who referred to the "Maldives" instead of the "Malvinas" when using the name Latin Americans give to the disputed islands (Falkland Islands).
I just went to Google Earth and measured the distances between them. Barry just made a common mistake, that's all. The Falkland Islands, aka: Malvinas, and Maldive Islands are only 8,183 Miles apart.

See. Anyone could do it.
...............

[If this guy's IQ is above 70 I'll eat my Stetson. ]

32 posted on 04/16/2012 5:54:57 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: bjorn14; mickie
It's most peculiar that he should make this geographical gaffe when he knows very well that he can see the Maldives from his White House front porch every morning.

Leni

33 posted on 04/16/2012 6:02:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: melancholy
No, monsieur. Ill est tres malade et mal a la tete!

Oui...or maybe it should be oy vey?

34 posted on 04/16/2012 6:02:27 AM PDT by azishot
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To: bjorn14
who referred to the "Maldives" instead of the "Malvinas"

You guys JUST do not get it. You are trying to make a big deal out of something silly! What's really important is which of the islands would be a better vacation spot for MEEchelle...

35 posted on 04/16/2012 6:03:07 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: azishot
Oui...or maybe it should be oy vey?

Mais no, madame, oy...oy...oy is more appropriate.

Elle (0b0z0) est tres joli!

We don't have a BC to indicate male (God forbid) or female.

36 posted on 04/16/2012 6:08:47 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: bert
This was obviously not a gaffe but certainly a teleprompter error

And I doubt Obama knows enough about anything to correct teleprompter errors. He just goes with them.

37 posted on 04/16/2012 6:11:01 AM PDT by Will88
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To: CitizenUSA
does it really matter if the president said, “Maldives” or “Malvinas?”

It mattered to Dan Quayle's end of political career over a potato(e)! Not to mention the incessant attacks on Bush's verbal gaffes, right?

The MSM protects the jug-eared One. As the saying goes: Payback is a b*!

38 posted on 04/16/2012 6:17:42 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Will88
Maldives

Just sayin'...

39 posted on 04/16/2012 6:18:22 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1182 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: CitizenUSA
*** I don’t know why verbal gaffes are considered so newsworthy. Everyone has them. ***

Yes. Everyone makes them.

But this is newsworthy because the leftist demonRATS allege that Barry O'DUmmie's IQ is 180! Which is pretty friggen astounding considering that the person who came up with the Special and General Theories of Relativity and that E=mc2 thingy, Albert Einstein, 'only had' an IQ of 160. Add to that the factoid that Barry has never corrected, disavowed and/or disclaimed this 180 IQ bullshit his leftist comrades push.

He is 'the smartest person in the world', you know. Yet oddly, this man who is 12½% 'smarter' than Einstein cannot say 'Hello' without a teleprompter.

Plus, every conservative, republican, and even RINOs are labeled by the commie turds as knuckle dragging morons. So screw them -- time to set things straight and put on record.

40 posted on 04/16/2012 6:23:56 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: bjorn14

It’s going to be so satisfying when some brave soul exposes the Obamaloon’s sorry academic record for what it really is.

We all know he’s a vapid dork (even dorkier than RINOmney), and that he got into all those schools through crooked associates and slimeball academics.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 6:23:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: carriage_hill

How are states 51 to 57 leaning in recent polls? A landside for Obama?


42 posted on 04/16/2012 6:24:48 AM PDT by monocle
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To: bjorn14
Will Øbama ever learn anything?

Viewed with a little sympathy, it easy to see that Obama was afflicted with a difficult childhood, given his parents. As an adolescent and young man, he apparently struggled to understand his place in the world, to establish an identity. It is understandable that he would turn inward and retreat into intellectual fantasies like socialism, and racial politics, it happens. Healthier intellects embrace and engage the world around them, his intellectual training and habits have built up barriers to sheild him from it.

One can have sympathy for a person so afflicted, but you would have to be out of your mind to want him to lead your country. He may be the most intellectually, philosophically, and experientially least qualified president in our nation's history. It could be worse.

43 posted on 04/16/2012 6:25:03 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: bert

“Barack Obama will say anything you put on that teleprompter....and when I say ‘anything’ I mean a-a-ny-thing”


44 posted on 04/16/2012 6:30:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: bjorn14

Somebody really needs to hack the teleprompter. I have this vision of that scene from “Anchorman.”

I would bet Zero could repeat that scene till it lost its humor.


45 posted on 04/16/2012 6:35:01 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Clay Moore

“Go —— yourself, America.”.


46 posted on 04/16/2012 6:36:39 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: onedoug
So he supports Argentina’s claim now?

He probably intended to say "Malvinas" to stick it to the U.K. once again and it came out as "Maldives." "Maldives" is a gaffe of course but "Malvinas" would have been a diplomatic outrage. Either way, what an continuing embarrassment this petty little man is!

47 posted on 04/16/2012 6:43:22 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: bjorn14

He went to Harvard and Columbia? Give me a break!

I know seventh graders who would not have made this mistake.


48 posted on 04/16/2012 6:45:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bjorn14
It's been apparent for a long time that “O” can't read and has never had a grasp of history..... US history or any other history.

Also, you can be sure that cold, hard facts are incidental to a person whose intellect is such a product of emotion/entirely subject to emotion rather than substance.

49 posted on 04/16/2012 6:46:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Travis McGee
Aren’t the Maldives real near to the Malvinas? /sarc

Only in the dictionary.

50 posted on 04/16/2012 6:48:16 AM PDT by immadashell
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