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Obama Recalls “Tragic Burdens” of Tribal Groups on Columbus Day (Happy Holiday Everyone!)
Fox News Top Stories ^ | By Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/08/2012 1:56:28 PM PDT by drewh

President Obama marked Columbus Day by issuing a proclamation that reflects “on the tragic burdens tribal communities bore” in the years that followed the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus.

“When the explorers laid anchor in the Bahamas, they met indigenous peoples who had inhabited the Western hemisphere for millennia,” Obama wrote. “As we reflect on the tragic burdens tribal communities bore in the years that followed, let us commemorate the many contributions they have made to the American experience, and let us continue to strengthen the ties that bind us today.”

He called on Americans to “recall” the courage of Columbus, while celebrating “our heritage as a people born of many histories and traditions.

Following is the complete proclamation of what President Obama called “that fateful October day in 1492.”

Following is the complete proclamation of what President Obama called “that fateful October day in 1492.”

Todd is the author of Dispatches From Bitter America – endorsed by Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity. Click here to get your copy.

COLUMBUS DAY, 2012

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


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The chosen one just can't seem to do anything right now...
1 posted on 10/08/2012 1:56:34 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Is he talking about the Cleveland baseball team?


2 posted on 10/08/2012 1:57:44 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: drewh

The hate and racism just keeps spewing forth...a pathetic and miserable individual.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 1:59:03 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: drewh

boo-hoo?


4 posted on 10/08/2012 2:00:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: Darteaus94025

O has gotta kow tow to the Al Sharpton crowd or he’ll be accused of ‘not being black enough’ like Stacy Dash.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 2:01:25 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
The alleged man knows nothing of Columbus, why he came, and what happened when he was here.
I am surprised that obama didn't celebrate the fact that the indigenous people sent back to Europe syphilis, which took five hundred years to defeat.
6 posted on 10/08/2012 2:05:01 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: drewh
I know there's an answer, but why do we pay our federal, state and local governments to take take the so-called “bank” holidays off when most of us don't get those days off?
7 posted on 10/08/2012 2:05:42 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: drewh
Barack Obama is simply incapable of saying anything pro-American. This kind of backhanded slap at the discoverer of America shows Obama's real feelings toward our country and they are not pleasant, to be kind about it.

If that is who voters really want in the Oval Office, which I seriously doubt, our nation is pretty much finished.

8 posted on 10/08/2012 2:05:54 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: drewh

Well, since he can’t about his 3.8 year miserable record, he dig up crap from 520 years ago.

Yeah, that will get you the Italian American Catholic vote.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 2:07:35 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: drewh

My mother(GOD rest her soul)had a saying;”You Don’t Know SH*T From ShinOla”;Mr. Obama,I think she was referring to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 10/08/2012 2:08:05 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: drewh

The Post-Colonial speaks again.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: drewh
S***-for-brains just can't bring himself to say "Happy Columbus Day."

To lefties like him, it's one of those holidays created by people who like America.

12 posted on 10/08/2012 2:09:38 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Jim Scott
Barack Obama is simply incapable of saying anything pro-American. This kind of backhanded slap at the discoverer of America shows Obama's real feelings toward our country and they are not pleasant, to be kind about it. If that is who voters really want in the Oval Office, which I seriously doubt, our nation is pretty much finished.

+1, although I don't share your serious doubt about what voters want. When so many people are suckling at the teat in so many different ways . . . .
13 posted on 10/08/2012 2:10:43 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: drewh

Is this real or is this from the Onion or that satire site?


14 posted on 10/08/2012 2:10:51 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: EagleUSA

Another Apology Tour

Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Blackhawks, Golden State Warriors,

Chief Osceola, Florida State University Seminoles
San Diego State Aztec Warrior


15 posted on 10/08/2012 2:11:04 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: drewh
That's why a bunch of tribes joined with Cortes to overthrow the Aztec power structure in Mexico. The idea that America before Europeans was some paradise is nonsense. Native tribes killed, brutalized and enslaved each other way before Columbus came.
16 posted on 10/08/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: drewh
The Carib Indians were cannibals who raised the children of their enemies as livestock.
17 posted on 10/08/2012 2:11:58 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: AAABEST

bflr


18 posted on 10/08/2012 2:12:09 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Guilty but not prosecuted? Sounds like a liberal to me.)
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To: drewh
The Carib Indians were cannibals who raised the children of their enemies as livestock.
19 posted on 10/08/2012 2:12:09 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: drewh

Those tribal burdens were coming, sooner or later, no matter who or what.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 2:13:07 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: drewh

Just wait. Obama will be giving a speech soon bemoaning the plight of the peace-loving Palestinians after the evil Jews threw them out of their ancestral homeland...


21 posted on 10/08/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: drewh

What he’s saying is very clear. He hates the discoverer of the New World. He hates everyone who has the same religion as Columbus. He hates everyone who is Italian (he sent 50,000 to earthquake victims in Italy - an insult)
And he hates everyone with skin shades similar to Columbus’s.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT by I want the USA back (The choice is clear. A jihadi-loving Christian-hating redistributionist, or the good guy.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Well, there goes the Italian vote.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 2:14:26 PM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: could not get a clue if he were covered in clue musk and standing in a field of horny clues.)
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To: MrDem
I thought it was satire. Obama's such a stooge it's hard to take him series. "Mr. Columbus, let my people go!"
24 posted on 10/08/2012 2:14:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: MrDem

As best I can tell, this is quoted accurately.

Here it is on the WH.gov website

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/10/05/presidential-proclamation-columbus-day-2012


25 posted on 10/08/2012 2:16:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: drewh

Every story about Obama, I have to check if it’s from the Onion.

Here’s hoping Barry can kiss the Italian vote goodbye!


26 posted on 10/08/2012 2:17:56 PM PDT by Argus
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To: drewh

One more reason to get rid of this loser. Shouldn’t he be getting more Chinese & Saudi money through his credit card scam?

Pray for America


27 posted on 10/08/2012 2:18:13 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: Kansas58

***The Carib Indians were cannibals who raised the children of their enemies as livestock. ***

I remember reading, and seeing an engraving by Theodore de Bry, showing Columbus’ men freeing pregnant women who were captives of the Caribs. The Caribs considered newborns to be a tasty treat.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 2:18:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: drewh

There was ritual slaughter and slavery all over the Carribean and what is now Latin America. Much as there was back where Obama came from, before the Brits moved in and stabilized things.

Obama’s ancestors were slavers—on both sides.

But blame all your problems on someone else, you jerk! Life is tough in the White House, I’m sure.


29 posted on 10/08/2012 2:18:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: drewh

The usual nauseating stuff.

The noble native peoples were busy trying to kill each other off, so probably the European intervention - at least in the Spanish lands - saved a lot of them and even their culture.

It’s true that Indians in the English lands fared less well, since while the Spanish evangelized them and set up mission villages (self governing, as long as they abided by European Christian practices), the English drove them out of the territories unless they could be used in fighting European wars.

But either way, the problem is that he who has the most technology and the strongest culture (which usually go together) wins, and Indian culture was already in decline. The Indian populations of Mexico hated the Aztecs who had conquered them, and up north, the Iriquois were always fighting with everybody.

So let’s forget the image of the Indian idyll and be realistic about the whole thing.


30 posted on 10/08/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT by livius
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To: nascarnation

Wow, the loser just can’t help himself from poking a sharp stick in the eye of every America loving citizen even on our founder’s day.


31 posted on 10/08/2012 2:20:47 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: drewh

We won.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 2:23:43 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: drewh

You didn’t discover that.


33 posted on 10/08/2012 2:24:05 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Kansas58
The Carib Indians were cannibals who raised the children of their enemies as livestock.

And West African tribes routinely sold captured blacks as slaves. The caricature that blacks were caught in nets like monarch butterflies is a fiction conjectured by Alex Haley for the book Roots. Most slave traders never went further than the beach for black slaves. Liberals sometimes look intelligent but their mental disorder makes them some of the stupidest people on earth. Like human versions of the wild turkey.

34 posted on 10/08/2012 2:25:21 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Cicero
Obama’s ancestors were slavers—on both sides.

True, you can imagine how outraged they would be if on Martin Luther King's birthday, the a Republican POTUS slipped in a line or two how the nation should take a moment of silence in remembrance of all the blacks who were murdered or enslaved by black tribes in Africa.

35 posted on 10/08/2012 2:25:43 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: svcw

“I am surprised that obama didn’t celebrate the fact that the indigenous people sent back to Europe syphilis, which took five hundred years to defeat.”

And don’t forget TOBACCO! The’ve had their “revenge” in spades;)


36 posted on 10/08/2012 2:26:03 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: livius
I forget who said it, but the gist was: "We spotted them the horse and the rifle [both previously unknown in North America] and they outnumbered us for the first two hundred years, and they still lost. Deal with it."
37 posted on 10/08/2012 2:27:09 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: drewh
Before Columbus:

Mexico finds 50 skulls in sacred Aztec temple

38 posted on 10/08/2012 2:28:08 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: drewh
Any fair reading of the true history of Pre-Columbian Americas could only come to the realization that the tribal people of the Americas where a stone age people that where brutal savages in every sense of the word.

Even the great empires of Inca, Maya and Aztec where brutal slave holders who dominated the weaker tribes by force and blood lust. They practiced human sacrifice on a massive scale and where not a peace loving people.

They where never the one with nature peoples the Leftists always try to portray.

39 posted on 10/08/2012 2:29:27 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: livius

It’s true that Indians in the English lands fared less well, since while the Spanish evangelized them and set up mission villages (self governing, as long as they abided by European Christian practices), the English drove them out of the territories unless they could be used in fighting European wars.


That is NOT true. The Indians were very well treated by many of the colonists, although it is true the British in some cases did not treat them well, and later on it was a mixed bag depending on the character of those making and keeping the treaties. But to imply the Catholic countries treated the native populations well and the English didn’t is just not true. There was good and bad in both areas.


40 posted on 10/08/2012 2:30:12 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: drewh

Tragic Burden. Good description of what Obama has put the country through for the past three and a half years.


41 posted on 10/08/2012 2:32:47 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: tumblindice

Jeez is that woman a liberal cliche or what. The chopped off hair, no makeup, probably has a husband with Low-T, elbow patches and was a “Great soccer player” in high school. Her self loathing and repressed sexuality made her refocus her life into more academic persuits, reading obscure Irish authors and cooking with marinated tofu. The hate for God and her fellow man just oozes. Probably claims some false repressed memory of her uncle Bill touching her in her naughty places so she can excuse away her bitchiness and frigidity.


42 posted on 10/08/2012 2:33:08 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: drewh

PLEASE!!!! I can't take it anymore!!!!

43 posted on 10/08/2012 2:33:12 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: drewh

Well, Colunbus was white. What would o say if some african primps had been the one who sailed the oceans blue.
(Apologies to Richard Prior and Rumplestilpskin.)


44 posted on 10/08/2012 2:34:28 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: Frank_2001

Well, you gota have a smoke afterwards - right?


45 posted on 10/08/2012 2:36:28 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: MestaMachine

Columbus


46 posted on 10/08/2012 2:36:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Life for the Indians under Inca rule was no worse than life of the ordinary European. Maybe better.


47 posted on 10/08/2012 2:37:17 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: drewh; I want the USA back
A scholar, historian, State Legislator from Ohio, and Minister named Rev. Benjamin W. Arnett was invited to deliver the "Centennial Thanksgiving Sermon" commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The Sermon was delivered at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Urbana, Ohio, in November 1876. The Sermon can be read in its entirety at the Library of Congress, American Memory Section, African-American Pamphlets from the A. P. Murray Collection. Excerpted below are Rev. Arnett's words about Christopher Columbus and the expedition which brought him to these shores, as he quotes from both W. E. Ramsey's speech and Justin D. Fulton's writing. His account and opinions abour that period in the history of America differ greatly from the revisionist history of our "progressive" politicians who must twist history in order to make conform it to their political agenda. Rev. Arnett:

"In every respect we live in the great harvest period of the world, the golden autumn of its growth. Other nations have toyed with knowledge in its swaddling bands, but we have fellowship with it in its mighty manhood. Men, not very long ago, knew science as a sickly plant, springing with difficulty from the hard ground of ignorance and superstition. Now, it is a magnificent tree, and we sit beneath its shades and eats its maturest fruit.”
"The Fundamental Idea.But I am proud to say of them that they built wiser than they knew; their foundation was on solid ground, but the superstructure was a little contracted, but time has enabled their children to make some changes in it, adding to the beauty, symmetry and durability of the Temple of American Liberty. The government was founded on the principle that “Righteousness exalteth a Nation, and that sin is a reproach to any people.” This position I take with the understanding that I am to question the records of the past, to see whether it is only an assertion, or a fact in the living history of this nation; was it so recognized by those who formed it, or was it an after thought of the children? But I think the language of Dr. Mayo, in his address on the banishment of the Bible from our Common Schools, was the sentiment of the Fathers of our Country, and whether it was theirs or not, it is certainly the average sentiment of the present generation:

"'If there is one thing that is universal, one sentiment that makes men human, one-influence that is cosmopolitan, one golden chain which clasps by Adam's hand and felt after by the trembling fingers of the last new born child, binds all created men in one family, unites nations, and races and ages in a sublime brotherhood, and pressing upward is but in the mysterious universe peopled by myriads of created intelligence and pervaded by the spirit of infinite love, that golden chain is Religion. No nation ever existed that was not founded upon it; no human institutions that have repudiated the worship of God and the religious and moral duties of man, have been able to stand upright in this world. All the occupations of human life are organized around the universal religious faith of man. The family, the school, the whole machinery of human government, no less than the church, are built upon this universal faith. Whether expressed or understood, religion is present, visible like the light, or invisible like the air, the element which binds all together and makes life itself a blessing.'

There has always been in the world a class of people, who have denied in their philosophy, the possibility of religion, though compelled to recognize it in their actions. “A gracious Providence for a brief hour committed the destinies of one nation to their charge, and they ruled it long enough to make that one chapter in the history of France the bloodiest record on the book of time. That sect exists to-day in the United States, organized and sustained by men, who have thought themselves out of the world of divine realities into a universe of philosophical negations.”

"The Continent Religious by the Right of Discovery.
"W.M. Ramsey, Esq., says in an address before the citizens of Cincinnati, Sept. 28th, 1869, that 'Columbus when he beheld the shores of the New World, called all hands about him, and offered solemn thanks and supplications, to Almighty God; and when he went on the land, he kneeling before High Heaven, dedicated it a second time to the Ruler of the Universe.'

"The world was hunting for a passage to the East Indies, but God was sending them out to hunt a field in which the great problem of human government and universal soul and mind freedom could fright and conquer the enemies of man and foes to God. In this, as in many other cases, in the multifarious works of man, we find that there is a divinity that shapes our ends, let us rough hew them as we may. This was only a prelude to a grand succession of events, which have made this continent illustrious in the annals of history, and furnished a number of brilliant names for the galaxy of the temple of fame. But what was the moving force in the breast of the distinguished pioneers. By the way, Justin D. Fulton in his "Outlook of Freedom' page 30, says: 'It was on the third of August, 1492, a little before sunrise, that Christopher Columbus, undertaking the most memorable enterprise that human genius ever planned, set sail from Spain for the discovery of the Western World. On the 13th of October, about two hours before midnight, a light on the Island of San Salvador was discovered by Columbus, from the deck of his vessel, and America was, for the first time, beheld by European eyes. The admiral, on the following morning attended by his followers stepped upon the shore, and with tears of joy streaming down his cheeks, threw himself upon his knees, kissing the earth, and returned thanks to God. Arising, he drew his sword, planted the cross, displayed the royal standard, and as the banners of the enterprise were flung to the breeze, he took possession of the soil, and a connection that was to subsist forever, was established between Europe and America.' And he might have added, a connection between the purpose for which God intended was recognized here; first the banner of the cross, then that of Spain; God first and man next; God and Christ, then Ferdinand and Isabella.

"What kind of a Religion was meant by the Father, if any? I quote from another: 'Do you doubt that these men intended to found a Christian nation? Every syllable of colonial history attests it. They sought for themselves and their posterity civil and religious liberty; they knew that they were the necessary attendants of each other—that one could not exist without the other—but it was religious liberty that was uppermost in their minds; it was religious liberty of which they had been deprived in the land of their nativity; it was religious liberty of which they experienced the greater need.'


48 posted on 10/08/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: MestaMachine
Hell Mesta, your part Native American right?

What does the differnt nations say about the Viking Expedition to Canada, or the Different Asian cultures that touched American soil?

Or is all the blame placed squarely on Christopher Columbus?

Oh Yeah, lets also real fast compare to what Sarah Palin had to say about Columbus Day compared to Ubama:

Happy Columbus Day. Thank goodness for the determination of all bold explorers and innovators—yesterday and today—who don't let the critics hold them back. May their courage and determination always inspire us to greater heights and encourage us today to seek responsible resource development opportunities.

Quiet a difference isn't it?

49 posted on 10/08/2012 2:47:15 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: John Semmens

Got me again!


50 posted on 10/08/2012 2:48:12 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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