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Obama’s ‘Polish Death Camp’ Comment ‘Infuriates’ Polish Americans
CNS News ^ | May 31, 2012 | Pete Winn

Posted on 06/01/2012 7:29:14 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Obama’s ‘Polish Death Camp’ Comment ‘Infuriates’ Polish Americans

By Pete Winn May 31, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – President Obama not only angered the people of Poland with a comment he made on Tuesday referring to “Polish death camps” -- he also “infuriated” Polish Americans, many of whom live in Obama’s home town of Chicago.

The Polish-American Congress, based in Chicago, has sent a letter to Obama saying as much and demanding an apology.

“Our community in the United States and abroad was deeply hurt by your reference to the “Polish death camps,” Polish-American Congress President Frank J. Spula wrote.

“This is an egregiously and historically incorrect attribution of responsibility for the death camps installed and maintained by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland, camps in which millions of Poles, both Jewish and Christian, perished.”

Obama touched off the firestorm of protest on Tuesday during ceremonies at the White House where he bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously on Jan Karski

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deathcamp; insult; obama; polish
Polish Americans are going to protest during Obama's fundraising event in Chicago today.

"In Chicago, the President will deliver remarks at a campaign event at the Chicago Cultural Center before delivering remarks at two campaign events at private residences in Chicago. There will be pool coverage of the President’s remarks at the Chicago Cultural Center and print pool coverage for remarks only at the two private residences."

"The President will spend the night in Chicago."

http://www.politisite.com/


1 posted on 06/01/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

You have to give the Kenyan a break, it’s just too hard to tell the difference between those white tribes.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: KeyLargo

Wisconsin, Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania each have 7% to 10% of their population with Polish ancestry (not counting honorary Poles like Senate candidate Elizabeth Warrenski). This is not as big a blunder as offending Catholics, but it adds to the general tone of Obama’s tone deaf candidacy.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 7:43:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: KeyLargo

I hope that conservatives connected to Polish-American clubs in MI, OH, WI, and PA are talking with their friends about Obama’s gaffe and about his snub of Lech Walesa.


4 posted on 06/01/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Pollster1

“(not counting honorary Poles like Senate candidate Elizabeth Warrenski).”

LOL


5 posted on 06/01/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I’m curious how many of these “outraged” Poles in Illinois gave Hussein a boost by voting for him when he ran for lower office, and also when he ran in ‘08?


6 posted on 06/01/2012 7:48:46 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: Pollster1
This is not as big a blunder as offending Catholics, but it adds to the general tone of Obama’s tone deaf candidacy.

Well, let's see. Zero trashes their faith and their national honor. Now all he has to do is dump on vodka and pierogi and he'll really be welcome in Hamtramck.

7 posted on 06/01/2012 7:52:26 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: KeyLargo

The things they teach at Hahvahd...


8 posted on 06/01/2012 7:53:21 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: KeyLargo

The Nazis and the Muslim Brotherhood were allies.

Of course Hussein Obama is going to project their crimes on to the Poles.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I’m curious how many of these “outraged” Poles in Illinois gave Hussein a boost by voting for him when he ran for lower office, and also when he ran in ‘08?

Probably a lot, just like a lot of Polish-Americans probably voted for Carter in 1976. But if the GOP offers them something better (I know, I know) then we can get some "Reagan Democrats" to come on over.

10 posted on 06/01/2012 7:57:29 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: KeyLargo

Look at the good side. If obama becomes dicator and chief, as he hopes and changes, we will have someplace to escape to. We already have death camps; their politely called abortion clinics.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 7:59:17 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: KeyLargo

He also snubbed Lech Walesa


12 posted on 06/01/2012 8:07:45 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: KeyLargo

The thing that most rankles is White House has “refused” to apologize. They put out the word that expressing their “regrets” should cover it nicely. Meanwhile, the punk gtovels to all kinds of tin horn dictators, and the Japanese government had to beg him to NOT apologize for Nagasaki and Horoshima (else the anti-American wins in Tokyo would go nuts). He bows to all the thugs, but spits on our friends (e.g. Lech) and allies (e.g. Israel and UK).


13 posted on 06/01/2012 8:17:20 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: uncbob
"He also snubbed Lech Walesa"

Saw that in NR. Their report, if true and I have no reason to doubt it, will make the "Polish death camp" comment seem insignificant. One can be explained as a slip of the tongue, while the other is a premeditated affront and insult to the last of the four leaders who shoved the USSR into history's dustbin. And an insult to the nation and People he roused to action and led to Freedom. If NR's report is accurate,this action by Obama goes beyond disgraceful.

14 posted on 06/01/2012 8:17:35 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: KeyLargo

Good News, Bad News.

GOOD NEWS: Americans of Polish descent living in Illinois will vote against 0.

BAD NEWS: Americans of Polish descent in Illinois cemeteries will continue to vote for 0.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 8:20:40 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: xkaydet65

I agree with what you say, but I point out that what Zero read off of the teleprompter regarding “Polish death camps” was written in advance by his staff.

It was no “slip of the tongue”.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 8:23:44 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: KeyLargo

Is there any group he hasn’t pi$$ed off?


17 posted on 06/01/2012 8:30:03 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: xkaydet65

Can’t figure why he would commit such a political gaffe as snubbing Walesa especially coming from Chicago

makes no sense politically


18 posted on 06/01/2012 8:41:05 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Pollster1

“(not counting honorary Poles like Senate candidate Elizabeth Warrenski).”...........

You cracked me up when I read that line. I am still laughing.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 8:41:10 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: duckman

97% of a certain segment....they will never give up support for him.


20 posted on 06/01/2012 8:41:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: KeyLargo
the Obama cult of personality is starting to crack. The entire edifice was built on fiction. Reality is starting to eat away at it because people realize who he really is, what he's done, and what he wants to do. This means that Obama cannot win the next election. He cannot win a single voter that voted for McCain and since he has disappointed so many of his voters they will either sit this election out or vote for Romney, the “Diet Coke of evil”.
21 posted on 06/01/2012 8:55:02 AM PDT by WMarshal (Bitter Clinger)
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To: Smokeyblue

What you say is what occurred to me. Hitler’s Nazi’s were in bed with Muslims during WWII. Obama wanted to show his empathy or whatever for the victims to get votes but he couldn’t blame the Nazi-Muslim so he took a chance on a misspeak. However, maybe the man is just dumb.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 8:56:32 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: uncbob

Barky believes Walesa dissed him when he did not attend a gathering of assorted officials in 2010 or 2011. Walesa believed, and I agree, that he deserved a one on one with Obama. Our esteemed lightbringer holds serious grudges. It didn’t help that when asked about Obama’s policies Walesa commented that the USA was drifting toward socialism. But a leader, no matter his policies, should recognize Walesa’s role in the rebirth of Poland and the downfall of the USSR. But I guess Barky would feel too small to be in such company.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 10:09:37 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: duckman
Is there any group he hasn’t pi$$ed off?

Yes, but we usually call these groups "known enemies" of the United States; e.g., terrorists, radical Islamists, Hugo Chavez, etc.

24 posted on 06/01/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: jttpwalsh

By Alex Storozynski, President Kosciuszko Foundation

“When Obama was a Senator from Illinois, he told Polish-Americans that he supported Poland’s inclusion in the visa waiver program. Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, made the same promise as a Congressman from Chicago. But once they got into the White House, they did nothing. And now that he’s Mayor of Chicago, Emanuel wants to do away with Chicago’s Pulaski Day holiday.

President Obama is wavering on his support for Poland and Polish-Americans.

Enough is enough. Obama received 56% percent of the Polish-American vote in 2008, to McCain’s 44%. The swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania have very large Polish populations. And don’t forget the 430,000 Polish-Americans in Florida. Obama won those states in 2008. Without them this time around, Obama’s campaign is in trouble.

Instead of worrying about Putin’s flexibility, Obama must worry that Polish-American voters are no longer flexible on visas.”

“Not since the 1945 Yalta Conference has an American President been so willing to sacrifice Poland to the Kremlin’s sphere of influence.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that Obama’s open mike comments about missile defense referred to Poland. That’s where these missiles were to go in the first place. Poland has been a thorn in Moscow’s side for centuries. That’s why there are now 10 million Polish Americans in”

http://dropvisasforpoland.org/en/news/schumer-drop-visas-for-poland-polish-americans-can-make-it-happen


25 posted on 06/01/2012 10:52:41 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

May Poland Never Perish !


26 posted on 06/01/2012 10:40:04 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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