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'Bassar Ashad'? Really, President Obama?
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/13/2013 12:50:54 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Sure, it was just one of those tongue-tied moments we've all experienced. But if it had been George W. Bush mispronouncing the name of a world leader who is very much in the news, imagine the field day the MSM would have had with it.

At his press appearance with British PM David Cameron today, aired on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, President Obama was seen pronouncing the name of the Syrian dictator Bashir Assad as "Bassar Ashad." PBO pauses before pronouncing, seeming to sense he's about to get it wrong, but deciding to press ahead. There's another priceless moment: when the show cuts back to the studio, guest-hosting Chuck Todd is seen with a hilariously baffled look on his face.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bashirassad; chucktodd; georgewbush

1 posted on 05/13/2013 12:50:54 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

How many times would Letterman, Jon Stewart, etc. have replayed this if W had made the same mistake? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 12:51:52 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Barky has a lot on his mind these days......


3 posted on 05/13/2013 12:53:09 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

he went to harvard dontchaknow...


4 posted on 05/13/2013 12:53:45 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How dare you make fun of your President who is dyslexic, or is it full of Sh.it.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 12:57:01 PM PDT by Christian1
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’ll be calling the Choom Gang for an emergency meeting tonight


6 posted on 05/13/2013 12:59:37 PM PDT by molson209
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The double standard is as large as the Grand Canyon. I rarely watch network...or for that matter...any tv anymore. It’s just a bunch of lies...designed to force a leftwing view.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 12:59:52 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I was watching a show on the History channel about where our words came from. They listed words coined by various presidents over the years, Like Jefferson being the first to use “Indescribable” yet then turned right around and said Bush coined nonsense words like “Misunderestimate”

I want to know why it wasn’t nonsense for Jefferson to make up words but Bush is accused of making up false words.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 1:01:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Those mooslim names are a bummer, huh Hussein.

Just do what the Great One does and say YabbaDabbaDo!


9 posted on 05/13/2013 1:07:02 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

mispronouncing Arab Muslim names or words
is intentional

to give the mis-impression that he’s unfamiliar with Arab and Muslim things

his handlers have obviously told him that all his “Moslem prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world” and “I’m a Muslim” and bowing down so low to the dictator of Arabia (who claims to be Mohammed’s rep on earth).. etc and etc...
his handlers have told him that letting all that reach the ears of the AMERICAN public was unwise

so now he is under orders to suddenly start mis- pronouncing Muslim names and words and such (even though he memorized the Arabic Koran and was said to be “excellent” at reciting his Muslim prayers)

watch for further “gee, these Arab Muslim words are sure strange” incidents


10 posted on 05/13/2013 1:10:18 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Christian1

I wonder if he know it ISN’T 2008, yet


11 posted on 05/13/2013 1:12:35 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Loser !!


12 posted on 05/13/2013 1:12:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s about time this clown was drug tested..


13 posted on 05/13/2013 1:12:50 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: clintonh8r

I agree with you; I think he is rattled.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

More proof he’s an empty suit with a vacant head to match. Though I suppose it’s something of good news: one would expect an actual covert Muslim to have better Arabic pronunciation. (Or is it that Alawite Christian-style name Bashir that fouled him up?)


15 posted on 05/13/2013 1:25:30 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A bass here, a shad there ... pretty soon you’re talking about some serious floundering.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 1:26:10 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: rfp1234

Well done.

A bass here, a shad there ... pretty soon you’re talking about some serious floundering.

I agree, there’s something fishy going on.
He should “Get the Hook!”.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 1:29:59 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cripplecreek

> ...yet then turned right around and said Bush coined nonsense words like “Misunderestimate”

Evidently, President Bush coined a useful word — “misunderestimating” was used by Peter Catapano in a New York Times article on April 29, 2011:

Excerpt: Are we misunderestimating the man who has monopolized an outsized portion of a vast media space in recent weeks and forced the hand of the President of the United States?

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/dont-stop-believing/


18 posted on 05/13/2013 1:35:21 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

> How many times would Letterman, Jon Stewart, etc. have replayed this if W had made the same mistake?

Obama has also claimed that the U.S. has 57 states and that Hawaii is in Asia. Did the MSM and various show hosts make fun of him?


19 posted on 05/13/2013 1:43:59 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The pressure’s getting to him!


20 posted on 05/13/2013 1:45:31 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: cripplecreek

It’s a cultural thing.
For some, dysprecision in language is the norm.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 1:47:17 PM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Are you sure it was not “Buzzard Asshat”?


22 posted on 05/13/2013 1:49:33 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I mean, how many times Obama thinking of just such words in private??!!???!!


23 posted on 05/13/2013 1:50:49 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: rfp1234

LOL!


24 posted on 05/13/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

In flawless Austrian the pResident said “Bassar Ashad will soon be a corpse man or my name isn’t, uh, look a squirrel!”


25 posted on 05/13/2013 2:49:31 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Jyotishi
Obama has also claimed that the U.S. has 57 states...

No he didn't.

26 posted on 05/13/2013 8:27:13 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

You’ve taped his every spoken word?


27 posted on 05/13/2013 8:31:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric
You’ve taped his every spoken word?

Nope. But I heard what he said. He referred to 61 states but everybody says 57. Either way, he's a lying dumbass POS!

28 posted on 05/13/2013 8:48:55 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

LOL... you made that worthwhile.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 9:21:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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