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Poles Demand Obama Apology For "Polish Death Camps" Comment
buzzfeed.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Rosie Gray

Posted on 05/29/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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To: Fiji Hill

Obama’s uncle, in the quote, is the same as ‘his sons’.

Both are in mythical terms. “It was the thought that counts.”


101 posted on 05/30/2012 4:39:26 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SuziQ
“or Sarah Palin had said this”? “

Like the “I can see Russia from my house” that Palin never said??!!

102 posted on 05/30/2012 4:45:57 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: SuziQ
Heh, my first thought was "what if George W. Bush, or Sarah Palin had said this"? The MSM would have been all over them like white on rice, and we'd be hearing about it for weeks.

My first thought as well. I can't even wrap my head around how the corrupt MSM would have developed this into an international incident. Wall-to-wall coverage analysing the impact, the meaning, the damage, historical footage of WWII, and of course, with the unceasing guffawing.

103 posted on 05/30/2012 5:02:23 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Destruction)
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To: a fool in paradise
Bet Obama couldn’t even find Poland or Germany on a map of Europe.

He'd be hard-pressed to find Europe on a map of Europe.

104 posted on 05/30/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: immadashell
It looks like the only group who haven't figured out the usurper by now is the lamestream media led by the NY Slimes.

BTTT.

105 posted on 05/30/2012 5:04:22 AM PDT by snowsislander (Please, America, no more dog-eating Kenyan cokeheads in the Oval Office.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

Smartest President in history. Wouldn't hold my breath for an apology.

106 posted on 05/30/2012 5:09:26 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
....he was awarded the title of “Righteous Gentile” by the Vad Yashem Memorial organization....

Yad Vashem

107 posted on 05/30/2012 5:10:21 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: RoosterRedux

His staff just isn’t very good. Partially because a narcissist such as he would not follow the typical leader’s procedure of hiring folks smarter than himself for the help they would provide.


108 posted on 05/30/2012 5:16:08 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: exit82

That was funny!


109 posted on 05/30/2012 6:00:05 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: 1010RD
Polish-Americans are mostly descendants of people who immigrated before the 1921 quota law was adopted. FDR at Yalta was trying to get better borders for Poland and a promise of free elections from Stalin because he was worried about the Polish vote in the next US election (of course he failed on both counts--Stalin wouldn't budge on the border, and did not keep his promise about free elections).

So Polish-Americans don't have personal experience of Communism--but I assume a lot of them were in touch with relatives in the old country and therefore were very anti-Communist. Of course from Truman to LBJ the Democrats at least pretended to be anti-Communist.

110 posted on 05/30/2012 6:45:00 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Graybeard58
Was that before or after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

At least they didn't have dinner with em.

111 posted on 05/30/2012 6:45:28 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Cronos

Possibly the Polish-Americans’ ancestors were speaking regional dialects that differed from the standard language. When Jimmy Carter visited Poland, he had a translator whose Polish was not the standard language, which resulted in some embarrassing mistranslations (Jimmy had “abandoned” America and “lusted” after the Polish people).


112 posted on 05/30/2012 6:48:36 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In (very partial) defense of Dear Leader, most or all of the camps were indeed geographically in Poland. Thus “Polish death camps” in a geographical sense.


113 posted on 05/30/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

That would be “death camps located in Poland”; “Polish death camps”

would mean that Poland as a country instituted them.

Barry read that off of the teleprompter, is no one vetting what he says?


114 posted on 05/30/2012 7:08:56 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How does one blame Poland for the Nazis’ atrocities, particularly given that they suffered at the hands of the Nazis?


115 posted on 05/30/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment leads only to tyranny.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Ignorance and incompetence.” That sums up Barak Obama in two word’s.


116 posted on 05/30/2012 7:31:42 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: LibFreeUSA

He’s a black Harvard grad...


117 posted on 05/30/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: liberalh8ter

Hey, you forgot purple lips and mom jeans.


118 posted on 05/30/2012 7:41:17 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: 353FMG

RE: BTW muslims were on Hitler’s side

Saddam Hussein’s uncle the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was a Nazi.


119 posted on 05/30/2012 7:47:14 AM PDT by jesseam
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To: EEGator
You are correct. I neglected to accurately depict Ubunga and his beast. I have made the correction you suggested and expanded my description of Moochie to be more accurate. Thank you for pointing out my obvious lack of attention to detail....

Dear Poland,

America takes no responsibility for the purple lipped, mom-jean wearing, big-eared moron and his hairy, knuckle-dragging, boob-belted, bushwhacking wife. He doesn't even know how many States we have. Please direct your anger at Kenya and feel free to punish them, harshly.

Toodles,

America

120 posted on 05/30/2012 7:55:24 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Verginius Rufus

All my Polish friends had family trapped in communist controlled Poland. Many of them emigrated here from communist Poland. That that experience didn’t permanently turn them against modern progressivism manifest for nearly a century in Democratic Party politics is proof that people never learn.

Perhaps as new emigrants to America they felt the pressure to fit in and in urban areas fell in with powerful, local Democrats. Yet, after decades of being kicked to the curb in exchange for their votes they still stay on the plantation. Why?


121 posted on 05/30/2012 8:00:58 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: LibFreeUSA

He says he’s a Harvard grad but so far nobody has seen a shred of proof. And then the claim that he is a “Professor of Constitutional law” when he has shown time and time again he knows absolutely nothing about the Constitution.


122 posted on 05/30/2012 8:16:45 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: LibFreeUSA

He says he’s a Harvard grad but so far nobody has seen a shred of proof. And then the claim that he is a “Professor of Constitutional law” when he has shown time and time again he knows absolutely nothing about the Constitution.


123 posted on 05/30/2012 8:20:33 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: liberalh8ter

That is the finest post I have ever read.


124 posted on 05/30/2012 8:21:56 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
LOL...thank you. It would not have been possible without your help ; p
125 posted on 05/30/2012 8:25:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter

I aim to please. :)


126 posted on 05/30/2012 8:29:10 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Muslims carry long grudges. In this case from 1683.


127 posted on 05/30/2012 9:32:42 AM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But, but, but,,,Dan Quayle misspelled potato!!!


128 posted on 05/30/2012 9:33:01 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

perhaps it was done on purpose ... perhaps his “team” is turning on him and they’re sabotaging him...the beginnings of a coup no doubt. He’s so stupid he’ll read-off anything.


129 posted on 05/30/2012 9:48:08 AM PDT by nightmarewhileawake
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To: hinckley buzzard

” Ten million Saudi petro dollars to found a chair for “Arab American” studies can buy all sorts of minor favors.”

Probably accurate.


130 posted on 05/30/2012 9:58:51 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Poles Demand Obama Apology For “Polish Death Camps” Comment
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Per the 2000 Census, there were 9 Million Poles in America. Today, twelve years later, I’m thinking there are probably 10 million. Let’s say that 5 million of them are voting-age adults. That’s probably not enough to make a BIG difference in the Election, unless it’s real close in a State with a significant Polish population. But, hey, the more people, Obama pisses off.......


131 posted on 05/30/2012 10:07:00 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m surprized Obama hasn’t presented himself with a Presidential honors award or some such.
perhaps for his tireless campaigning and mind numbing speechifying and photo ops.


132 posted on 05/30/2012 10:07:16 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
That’s probably not enough to make a BIG difference in the Election, unless it’s real close in a State with a significant Polish population.

Yes, but while it may just be Poles who are "pissed off" the coverage of this will reinforce the idea that is settling upon many millions of voters that this guy is far, far out of his league in this office. The idea that Obama is just too stupid to be a national leader will gain even more adherents from such a bone-headed blunder. Dan Quayle's gaff is tiny tomatoes compared the abject stupidity that Obama displays here (and just about everywhere these days).

133 posted on 05/30/2012 10:27:00 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: cripplecreek

Actually, I think that’s an insult to most Morons. Obama has the tools, he just chooses to be ignorant.

He’s a dude from the big city at the rodeo riding the big bull for the first time. We’re just lucky he hasn’t gotten the ‘stuffing’ stomped out of him (and us) yet.

This guy is breathtakingly in over his head, and basically by choice.


134 posted on 05/30/2012 10:55:05 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast; All

In the 1976 Debate with Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford made a HUGE blunder when he said that Poland was not part of the Eastern Europen bloc nations under Soviet influence (not an exact quote). It is believed to this day that that was what cost him the Election; moreso than his pardon of Richard Nixon. It’s still talked about today. I wonder how many FReepers here remember that.

Wouldn’t it be great if Romney could find a way to hang this gaffe around Obama’s neck in a Debate?


135 posted on 05/30/2012 11:14:15 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; LibFreeUSA; Free ThinkerNY
He says he’s a Harvard grad but so far nobody has seen a shred of proof. And then the claim that he is a “Professor of Constitutional law” when he has shown time and time again he knows absolutely nothing about the Constitution.

Furthermore, I'd like for anyone on the Left to tell me how someone who "spent the last two years of high school in a daze" gets into Columbia University upon graduation.

136 posted on 05/30/2012 11:17:35 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I do remember that, and I remember that you could tell right away that Ford knew he had blundered and as much as he tried to talk it back, he couldn’t.

Of course, it is a different America now and we have someone in office not that far afield from the old Soviet Commissars...and he has endless time to get ready for that in a debate, with a media working overtime to protect him...but this was a bad blunder, the only way it could be worse for him is to have done it in the fishbowl of a Presidential debate.


137 posted on 05/30/2012 12:00:41 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Jeff Chandler
When it comes to a command of the facts, Obama draws a blank....


138 posted on 05/30/2012 12:06:02 PM PDT by mikrofon (TOTUS' Fault!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
He was an adjunct instructor at the University of Chicago, only because someone exerted pressure on somebody to hire him. He apparently confined himself to the 14th amendment and may have had Bernadine Dohrn make up a syllabus for him...and mostly had student discussion so he didn't have to do much work. Supposedly he spent a lot of class time talking about basketball.

He's probably of above-average intelligence (but not super-smart like a few of the Presidents), just lazy and ignorant, because he has had things handed to him all his life without having to put much effort into it. He sees the Presidency as alternating between playing golf and making campaign speeches. Any real work is left to others.

139 posted on 05/30/2012 12:40:35 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: newgeezer

He went to Occidental College in L.A. first, but the question remains the same. Probably got extra points for being black and for being a foreign student.


140 posted on 05/30/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
funny :)

No, I met a 20-something here whose parents migrated in 1990 -- so second generation. And his Polish and even ability to speak polish was nonexistent

141 posted on 05/30/2012 1:19:10 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

You never even hear people speak of “German death camps”. It’s always “Nazi death camps”, so as not to offend current generations of Germans. Obozo is a moron, but the media will attack the intelligence of any conservative who makes the slightest error in history or observation.


142 posted on 05/30/2012 1:38:38 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: rcrngroup

good summary


143 posted on 05/30/2012 1:57:46 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First Marion Barry, now Dick Obama. It’s the democrat party’s “War on the Polish!”


144 posted on 05/30/2012 1:59:32 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As part of his correction of his “mis-speaking,” he will soon toss us the ‘fact’ that he is 1/256 Polish. On his father’s side. And didn’t we know that all of his friends in Chicago were not just Jews, but Polish Jews? And that he really like Polish food, such as Hamburgers?


145 posted on 05/30/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Don’t forget he’s also a pretty boy with a big smile which is another reason he gets his arse kissed and is able to scam people so much.


146 posted on 05/30/2012 2:26:33 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: littleharbour

That is correct. And the linguistic distinction was actually invented by the Soviets (and unfortunately adopted by the West), to enable them to divide the Germans into good ones (in the East, where actually more war criminals resided unpunished) and the bad ones in the Western zones.) But the concentration camps belonged to the German state not to the Nazi party, and the war crimes were committed by Germans not by specifically by the German ruling party members.


147 posted on 05/30/2012 2:33:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Note that the Nazis employed Ukrainians as guards at Auschwitz, and not Poles. The Nazis knew if they gave Poles guns, the Poles would use them to shoot the Nazi bastards.


148 posted on 05/30/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

“Isn’t the correct term “nationalist SOCIALIST Death Camps?””

Yes, and I think the Poles should force Obama to use that exact language in the apology.


149 posted on 05/30/2012 2:55:14 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My best buddy was a Polack, God rest his soul. My President is a moron.


150 posted on 05/30/2012 3:27:18 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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