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'So patently false' Obama removed Churchill bust from the White House
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Posted on 07/27/2012 1:02:12 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

'So patently false' Obama removed Churchill bust from the White House

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 7/27/12 2:46 PM EDT

Mitt Romney has vowed to return a bust of Winston Churchill to the White House if elected president.

The only problem: it's already there.

Responding to Romney's claim that the bust has been removed from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. -- perpetuated in conservative Charles Krauthammer's Friday column in the Washington Post -- White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer on Friday called the rumor "so patently false" that he had to respond.

Though President Obama did move the bust out of the Oval Office -- and replaced it with a bust of President Abraham Lincoln -- it's still in the White House, just moved to the residence, outside the Treaty Room. "News outlets have debunked this claim time and again," Pfeiffer wrote in an unusual fact-check blog post on the White House website.

In case those reports haven't satisfied critics, Pfeiffer also offers up a 2010 photo of the president and British Prime Minister David Cameron looking at the bust along with his post.

"Hopefully this clears things up a bit and prevents folks from making this ridiculous claim again," Pfeiffer said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; churchill; denial; romney2012; statue
Baloney......
1 posted on 07/27/2012 1:02:25 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The author should be ashamed.

She calles it “patently false”, but then quotes Romney as saying he wants the bust returned to the OVAL OFFICE, not the “White House”.

Which is it?
Even this reporter-ette can’t figure it out.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Sub-Driver
They are on defense 24/7.

It's a beautiful thing.

3 posted on 07/27/2012 1:04:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Diplomats were at first reluctant to discuss the whereabouts of the Churchill bronze, after its ejection from the seat of American power. But the British Embassy in Washington has now confirmed that it sits in the palatial residence of ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, just down the road from Vice President Joe Biden's official residence. It is not clear whether the ambassador plans to keep it in Washington or send it back to London."

The Telegraph, February 14 2009 (Valentine's day!)

4 posted on 07/27/2012 1:07:01 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmm Ive read articles explaining it was “on loan” to us but that Obama returned it to England. At the very least he took it out of the oval office, we shall see.


5 posted on 07/27/2012 1:07:43 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Let’s return the symbolic Churchill sentiment to the Oval Office:

“Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.”
Winston Churchill
Baby Doc Barack sees a cow.
Mitt sees the healthy horse.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 1:10:13 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Agree


7 posted on 07/27/2012 1:11:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver
Moving it out of the Oval Office is more than bad enough.I'd bet the clothes on my back that there was room there for both Lincoln's and Chuchill's bust.Geeze,all Osama would have to do is move Bill Ayers's bust to the White House Recycling Room.
8 posted on 07/27/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Williams

All so confusing.

Everyone knew that Obama shipped the Churchill bust bank to England, but all off a sudden it turns up in some dark corner of the White House just in time for a David Cameron visit.

The picture of Obama bowing to Churchill could have been altered or they have a replica at the White House.

9 posted on 07/27/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: SJSAMPLE
According to the Telegraph 2/14/09:

Diplomats were at first reluctant to discuss the whereabouts of the Churchill bronze, after its ejection from the seat of American power. But the British Embassy in Washington has now confirmed that it sits in the palatial residence of ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, just down the road from Vice President Joe Biden's official residence. It is not clear whether the ambassador plans to keep it in Washington or send it back to London.

Leftists are liars.

10 posted on 07/27/2012 1:13:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

it depends on what the definition of “is” is . . .


11 posted on 07/27/2012 1:15:58 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have noticed that a lot of articles at Politico no longer accept comments . . . gee, I wonder why the liars have done that.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 1:16:48 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: skeeter

This Newsweek/Daily Beast article discusses the British press reaction to Obama sending the bust back to Britain.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2009/02/20/busted-the-churchill-flap.html

Hmm so what is the absolute truth? I see here claims that the bust went to a British embassy in Wash. DC. Did the Obama White House quietly take it back to create this response? Did they borrow it for Cameron’s visit? Replica?

Very curious.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 1:19:15 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dose the nice Democrapic “presstitute” have a rationalization for the infamous “Ghetto Gift” Hussein gave the Queen of England?


14 posted on 07/27/2012 1:21:08 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Probably a replacement that was make in Red China.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 1:22:51 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Sudetenland

I emailed the author at her politico.com address.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 1:23:00 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Uncle Slayton

Nice bow Odinga.

First one that is close to appropriate.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 1:28:37 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: SJSAMPLE

You are correct and this should be thrown in the face of the libtards.

Romney said..”Back to the Oval Office” HA! caught them at it again!


18 posted on 07/27/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by crz
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To: Sub-Driver

Dan Pfeiffer, now which Obamugabe buttkisser is he? Is he the one that walks around with the industrial strength knee pads on? Or does he crawl around on all fours and pant after Obamugabe?


19 posted on 07/27/2012 1:41:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sudetenland

I see comments, but only for facebook people. What is up with that?


20 posted on 07/27/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Uncle Slayton

And to think they let anyone take a picture of them like that! How hard is it to place the bust on a higher shelf so you can regard it without being upstaged by your own derriere?


21 posted on 07/27/2012 1:51:21 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is rumored that one of his slaves retrieved it from a septic tank where Obama instructed it be placed, cleaned it up, and put it back on display.

More cheap shameless politics from the Obama administration.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 2:00:37 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: skeeter

They are liars. There was ample evidence at the time that it was sent back to England, because the Brits were upset about it.


23 posted on 07/27/2012 2:02:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: All

I suppose it made Obama nervous having an adult in the room.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 2:25:36 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: Sub-Driver
If it were a debunked myth it would be on Snopes or Fact Check for sure. It is not on either one.
25 posted on 07/27/2012 2:42:17 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Peter ODonnell

How about “ lets return Obama to Chicago” or where ever he’s from.


26 posted on 07/27/2012 2:56:36 PM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, An American Tragedy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Politico lies all the time, since they’re leftists.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 2:57:18 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Uncle Slayton

The Brit have screwier politics than do we. They rarely seem to know best when to speakup or shutup about our Prez. elections.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 2:58:18 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Sub-Driver

There are two busts .One WAS sent back and the other was confirmed from the White house Curator office.Obama is lying.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 3:22:44 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: Sub-Driver
The Affirmative Action Abortion is lying... Two Busts
30 posted on 07/27/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: Sub-Driver
Interesting that there is no ability to respond to the reporter to query about her error in facts; "Responding to Romney's claim that the bust has been removed from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave ".

She offers no quote that Romney said anything but returning the Churchill bust to the Oval Office, a place where even the White House spokesperson says it is not. Since Romney is not Charles Krauthammer, her specifics do not meet the facts. Thus this reportage is not worth this reporter's probity, which is good since she has none if she considers this story accurate.

31 posted on 07/27/2012 3:26:01 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s just a figure of speech.

Dems are well aware of that, right?


32 posted on 07/27/2012 3:44:37 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Sub-Driver

So, four years later they finally come up with ‘this is not true.’ Before which they said nothing.

Waiting to tell the Truth until the election? I doubt it. Suddenly realized that it made them look like marxists and would be used by the Repubs? Maybe.


33 posted on 07/27/2012 3:52:40 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Sub-Driver
UPDATE!

The British have reported that the Bust referred to in the article was indeed returned and that the bust displayed for Cameron's 2010 visit was a DIFFERENT bust that the White House has had since the 1960s.

Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/27/busted-two-statues-amount-to-one-churchill-bust-of-a-controversy/

Credit to Freeper JoeDetweiler for digging this up.

34 posted on 07/27/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

I would say this IS a big f’n deal. WH people lying yet again.


35 posted on 07/27/2012 4:15:53 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Uncle Slayton
"The picture of Obama bowing to Churchill could have been altered or they have a replica at the White House."

Pretty close. It has been revealed that a second, and completely different, Churchill bust was displayed for the Cameron visit. I suspect that they pulled it out of storage just for the occasion, then had it removed afterward.

This is such a lame spin. Obama thinks the Left still owns the entire media and that this would not be exposed.

36 posted on 07/27/2012 4:17:08 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Sub-Driver

They think we forgot...


37 posted on 07/27/2012 4:22:36 PM PDT by redhead (Guns don't kill people...Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
It's surprising O'Bastard didn't take a liking to it, the ears sticking out and all.


38 posted on 07/27/2012 4:27:26 PM PDT by Reeses (Sustainable energy? Let's first have sustainable government.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
Holy Crap, Charles Krutmammer on Fox just ripped the White House a new one. Your are correct and he proved it.
39 posted on 07/27/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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