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Poles outraged by Obama’s reference to ‘Polish death camp’ [from the Doofus-in-Chief's hometown]
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | Abdon M. Pallasch

Posted on 05/30/2012 10:22:48 AM PDT by canuck_conservative

Poles and Polish-Americans are having a tough time accepting Obama’s apology — the White House said he should have referred to “Nazi death camps in German-occupied Poland” — for the gaffe Tuesday. They say they have spent a lot of time correcting the historical record that Poles, like Jews, were victims of the Nazis — not architects or staffers of the death camps during the Holocaust.

“If a Harvard graduate can’t get that straight, shame on him. It’s unacceptable,” said Illinois Appellate Court Justice Aurelia Pucinski. “On the walk of honor at the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, there are more names of Polish citizens who, at the threat of death, helped Jews escape from the Nazis, than any other nationality.”

Anecdotes of some Poles collaborating with the Nazis to turn over Jews have some times over the years overshadowed the better-documented histories of Poles aiding and sheltering Jews, said Poles and Polish-Americans.

Chicago Attorney John Pikarski headed up Polish-Americans for Obama. But he thinks the president needs a White House Summit with Jews and Poles to straighten out this slight.

“I’m a former co-chair of the Polish-American, Jewish-American National Council dialogue and this is one of the things that we worked for 20 years to eradicate,” Pikarski said. “The president really needs to do something significant to heal the wounds ... maybe have a conference at the White House for some prominent Jewish and Polish Americans. No slur was intended. But we have worked so hard to eradicate that term.”....

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: incompetence; obama; poland; shiftblameagain
(1) Obama's hometown - Chicago - is the largest Polish community in the world outside Poland.

(2) The Poles sound like an apology from some WH underling is not enough - they want to hear it from the Doofus himself. So, the issue is NOT dead yet, despite the best attempts of the MSM to ignore it.

(3) More proof that Obama really is an idiot. What's he gonna do now - blame the teleprompter? ("Only a poor operator blames his equipment") If he's such a genius - like the MSM always likes to claim - why does he need a teleprompter anyway? And if he's so smart, why didn't he catch the mistake beforehand?

(4) This is also more proof that Obama doesn't read "his" speeches beforehand, and that he is not writing them. Who is this mysterious teleprompter operator? Inquiring minds want to know!!

1 posted on 05/30/2012 10:23:05 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

Poles and Polish-Americans are having a tough time accepting Obama’s apology——

Maybe that’s because he hasn’t apologized.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: canuck_conservative
Who is this mysterious teleprompter operator?

3 posted on 05/30/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Freddd
"Maybe that’s because he hasn’t apologized."

Yep. He um "regrets" it. Spit.

4 posted on 05/30/2012 10:34:43 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: canuck_conservative
If a Harvard graduate

every day, the words "Harvard graduate" mean less and less.

5 posted on 05/30/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: canuck_conservative
Who is this mysterious teleprompter operator?

Iranian Valerie Jarrett. Interesting considering Ahmadinejad is the biggest Holocaust denier.

6 posted on 05/30/2012 10:36:32 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: canuck_conservative
You know, it seems like it wouldn't be a big deal for O'bama to stand up and say:
"I'm sorry, folks, I made an error in this speech. I referred to 'Polish death camps' when in fact, they were German death camps, in occupied Poland. I was thinking of Poland and the Polish people, and it came out wrong. I apologize for this mistake."

If he did that, the story would be a 2-minute story, and nobody would care. It's a flub; it happens in public speaking.

If he did that, I would respect him more.

What are the chances?

7 posted on 05/30/2012 10:37:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: canuck_conservative; FatherofFive

Come on he was only reading the words someone else wrote for him, how could it possibly be his fault?


8 posted on 05/30/2012 10:46:06 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: canuck_conservative

Barry’s latest gaffe will hurt him among Reagan Democrats in PA, MI, OH, IN, and WI.

Illinois too, but of course that state is a lost cause for the GOP.


9 posted on 05/30/2012 10:48:00 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Izzy Dunne

Ah, but that’s the problem when you create a Messiah.

Messiahs are perfect, and don’t make mistakes. At least, not ones that make them look stupid.

So for Obama to admit making THIS kind of mistake destroys the whole MSM “Obama is perfect” meme - and questions that “supreme intellect” that Big Media keeps telling us about.

Get more popcorn, this could be fun ....


10 posted on 05/30/2012 10:49:12 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative
Hitler's plan for Poland was that it would be "lebensraum" for settlement by Germans. Poles not needed for slave labor would be killed or expelled.

But then, if you majored in ethnic studies you probably wouldn't know that.

11 posted on 05/30/2012 10:49:12 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: canuck_conservative
Obama's hometown - Chicago - is the largest Polish community in the world outside Poland.

And the Detroit area is right behind Chicago.

This will hurt Hussein in MI.

12 posted on 05/30/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: canuck_conservative

The Choomer in Chief has been hitting the bong again.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 10:53:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: canuck_conservative
At least, not ones that make them look stupid.

I don't think it makes one look stupid.

It seems like an easy mistake to make. You turn "death camps in Poland" into "Polish death camps".

I don't think one is stupid for saying that, unless you CONTINUE to say it and refuse to recognize it as a mistake.

If he stood up and said, "I made a mistake", it wouldn't be a big deal.

14 posted on 05/30/2012 10:53:57 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Maybe this is the death camp the Kenyan’s uncle/grandfather/neighbor liberated when he was fighting with the soviets.

Remember?


15 posted on 05/30/2012 10:54:15 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: canuck_conservative

Please, he’s not the Messiah. He’s the Mahdi, emerged from a still secret, but magic, well in Kenya, just after (magic coincidence) the slut Stanley Ann shit in it and poisoned a whole village.


16 posted on 05/30/2012 10:58:54 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: canuck_conservative

Some of the things this fool says leaves more wondering if has even a slight grasp on the concept of reality. It’s like he lives in an evil little fantasy world and expects the rest of the world to fall in line with his delusions.


17 posted on 05/30/2012 11:00:07 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: libstripper

“Please, he’s not the Messiah. He’s the Mahdi, emerged from a still secret, but magic, well in Kenya, just after (magic coincidence) the slut Stanley Ann shit in it and poisoned a whole village.”


Well that explains two things. Obama and Mohammed. Proof you can get pregnant from Greek sex. Sorry if I offended any Greeks.


18 posted on 05/30/2012 11:12:16 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: liberalh8ter
Valerie Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman.

Sounds American to me. Perhaps you should stop stop spreading lies, even if they aren't of your manufacture.

19 posted on 05/30/2012 11:32:36 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If found, please return this Ring of Power to Sauron, Lord of Darkness. Return postage guaranteed.)
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To: Cheburashka
Well excuse me, I was mistaken...there's a difference between being mistaken and lying, just as there's a difference between being courteous and being an ass.

She was born in Iran and has close ties to the Muslm Brotherhood. Might as well be Iranian.

20 posted on 05/30/2012 11:53:13 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: Izzy Dunne
You know, it seems like it wouldn't be a big deal for O'bama to stand up and say:"I'm sorry, folks, I made an error in this speech. I referred to 'Polish death camps' when in fact, they were German death camps, in occupied Poland.I was thinking of Poland and the Polish people, and it came out wrong. I apologize for this mistake."

His stumbling block in doing so is that he didn't say what he said in error.

In fact it was purposeful and premeditated, as further indicative by his tiresome patent disgusting and affronting "I regret" brickbat.

It's always his (and Jarrett's) primary *mission* to get in any "dig"...or his conveyance of utter, unbridled contemption of anyone recalcitrant to dictatorial control/submission, or anything antithetical or fronting of his communist/Marxist beliefs.

In fact he relishes opportunities of "honorary" presentations and speeches as means of a stealth showcasing and promulgation of his love of and belief in all things Marxist, communist and dictatorial.

He always does a thug "In yo face!" by surreptitous means of an Urkel "Did I do that?"

Once his mission is accomplished and he gets the expected ensuing blowback from his targeted victim and other decent people, he predictively follows up with sardonic "regrets" ...after having successfully re-written history, utterly embarrassed the US (muzzie style) and damaged our position and respect in the eyes of our allies and the world.

Oops.

21 posted on 05/30/2012 12:52:52 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Cheburashka

Iranian born, happy? What if there is a connection, sentiment for the birthplace, huh?


22 posted on 05/30/2012 12:59:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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