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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Obama is a geographical gaffe.


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