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Obama's Latest Gaffe: 'Like Eating Your Corn Seed'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 08/23/2013 11:12:00 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Somebody should tell President Obama to forget the folksy metaphors. The prez sounds phony mouthing them, and since they are unfamiliar to him, he's apt to get them wrong. As was the case at today's townhall at Binghamton University, when Obama claimed that reducing spending on government programs would be "like eating your corn seed."

You might have thought the man from Illinois would have known that the phrase is "eating your seed corn." Then again, they don't raise much maize in Hyde Park. For good measure, Obama assured the audience that "we don't have an urgent deficit crisis." Let the good times roll!

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KEYWORDS: brain15percentsmall; cornseed; deficits; doublestandard; dumb; gaffes; hayseed; obama; obamagaffes; obamalegacy; obamaquotes; seedcorn
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1 posted on 08/23/2013 11:12:00 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

No surprise: Obama stumbles when trying to use a folksy metaphor. Gaffe-meister ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/23/2013 11:13:00 AM 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

You mean you don’t find this ivy league educated pompous jackass to have an appealing folksy quality?


3 posted on 08/23/2013 11:13:05 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL! That ranks up there with Corpseman.


4 posted on 08/23/2013 11:14:07 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

right below “57 states” stupid level but above “you didn’t build that” imbecile level


5 posted on 08/23/2013 11:15:54 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

gotta eat my peas....now my corn seed....sheeesh, what’s next??


6 posted on 08/23/2013 11:16:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

bttt


7 posted on 08/23/2013 11:17:22 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: AU72

I got a three-letter word for you: J-O-B-S

Oh no, sorry, that was Joe Biden, that other intellectual giant of the DemoQuack party


8 posted on 08/23/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
..another example of GOP (going off prompter), the moron gets "folksy" and becomes a stuttering fool....
9 posted on 08/23/2013 11:18:23 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Shut up and eat your peas! It’s not easy gathering enough votes for a 3rd term.


10 posted on 08/23/2013 11:18:40 AM PDT by Patriot95
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yo Barry! We don’t “eat our corn seed”, you moron. We grow corn with it and then turn the corn into fuel to burn in our “enviomental” vehicles. You need to start trying to “evolve” with the times. Living in the past like a Neanderthal isn’t doing you any good.


11 posted on 08/23/2013 11:19:03 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Beat me to it.


12 posted on 08/23/2013 11:19:15 AM PDT by Patriot95
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To: AtlasStalled

He can eat the peanuts out of.....


13 posted on 08/23/2013 11:19:30 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The smartest guy in any room he walks into.


14 posted on 08/23/2013 11:19:31 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Obama says his favorite food is broccoli (at least when he’s not enjoying a junk food feast during the Sunday ball game)


15 posted on 08/23/2013 11:20:05 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Patriot95

sounds like “Sucker Succotash”


16 posted on 08/23/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Watch out for your corn-hole, bud.


17 posted on 08/23/2013 11:21:02 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He can’t speak American, cause he ain’t American.... it’s that simple.


18 posted on 08/23/2013 11:21:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Yet more compelling anecdotal evidence that this guy genuinely and fundamentally does not understand this country. He is a foreign national, born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia, imported via political parachute to the presidency.
19 posted on 08/23/2013 11:22:13 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thus saith the Great Cornholio.


20 posted on 08/23/2013 11:22:26 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Won is more familiar with arugala.


21 posted on 08/23/2013 11:23:47 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Reducing spending on government programs is like killing grasshoppers in a corn field.


22 posted on 08/23/2013 11:24:11 AM 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: governsleastgovernsbest

Cornseed was the name of his first dog.


23 posted on 08/23/2013 11:25:53 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: DuncanWaring

LOL: bingo!


24 posted on 08/23/2013 11:26:02 AM 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

At least he didn’t get in front of a bunch of farmers and then complain about the price of arugula at Whole Foods. Now THAT would be really stupid!


25 posted on 08/23/2013 11:26:14 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

lolz

his audience won’t notice, of course


26 posted on 08/23/2013 11:27:01 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: MeganC

Lol


27 posted on 08/23/2013 11:27:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dumber than dirt when it comes to the real world.


28 posted on 08/23/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: GeronL

The tinge up their legs distracts them.


29 posted on 08/23/2013 11:28:31 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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30 posted on 08/23/2013 11:28:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!


31 posted on 08/23/2013 11:29:11 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This Obama is just an absolute subhuman piece of pig vomit, and it really ticks me off what the RINO party lets him get away with. Here is a guy who if he had one ounce of integrity would step to the mic and talk to the black community, particularly the kids telling them how great this country is, that if you work hard and push ahead you get get anywhere. But instead what does he do? He sides with racism. Promotes division, and then people wonder why we’ve been having black kids going out killing people. The guy is utter slime, just scum of the effin’ earth. Here is el primo opportunity to be a role model for black kids, and this absolute scumbag sides with the gangsta way of thinking.


32 posted on 08/23/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Solitaire, no human contact of any sort, SuperMax, rest of his life, with a knife.
Do not allow him the questionable “grace” of dying in jihad, the only guaranteed path to that whorehouse-in-the-sky his kind calls paradise.


Quit your complaining or they will ship you off to a re eduction camp located in the 57th state.


33 posted on 08/23/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: GeronL
his audience won’t notice, of course

You have that right. Just like the sycophant audience sitting behind him at the University of Buffalo yesterday didn't have a clue when he called out the "mayor" of Buffalo as Brian Higgins who is the congressman from Buffalo and, by the way, is white whereas the actual mayor of Buffalo is Byron Brown who is very black. The sycophants applauded his every mistaken word! Priceless.

34 posted on 08/23/2013 11:35:27 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well said. Obama has the opportunity to help change the lives of black kids for the better. Instead, he inspires diviseness and hatred. This will be a big part of his legacy.


35 posted on 08/23/2013 11:35:48 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: mc5cents

Remember that these are the people who sign petitions to ban water and end women’s sufferage


36 posted on 08/23/2013 11:37:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama’s a Hayseed pResident


37 posted on 08/23/2013 11:37:23 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What an orator! What a genius! What a leader!


38 posted on 08/23/2013 11:37:45 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Farmer Dean
He can eat the peanuts out of.....


Give the poor guy a break.

During his speech he lost focus, let his mind drift off to what he wanted to do to the American people and then confused corn kernels with peanuts.

Happens all the time with guy

39 posted on 08/23/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: GeronL

LOL! Yup


40 posted on 08/23/2013 11:39:48 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“Cornseed was the name of his first dog.”

Most brilliant post of the day! There’s a Nobel Peace Prize somwhere for you FRiend.


41 posted on 08/23/2013 11:41:06 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

gotta eat my peas....now my corn seed....sheeesh, what’s next??
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Why are the Obama’s always trying to tell us what and how much to eat? Peas, corn, carrots, brocolli, etc.

Just say no!!!!


42 posted on 08/23/2013 11:42:09 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: CSM
“Cornseed was the name of his first dog.”

LOL I am assuming that was the one he mentioned in his book("...ate dog...").

43 posted on 08/23/2013 11:43:12 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: rdcbn

Solitaire, no human contact of any sort, SuperMax, rest of his life, with a knife.
Do not allow him the questionable “grace” of dying in jihad, the only guaranteed path to that whorehouse-in-the-sky his kind calls paradise.

Quit your complaining or they will ship you off to a re eduction camp located in the 57th state.

minor technical problem - should read -

gotta eat my peas....now my corn seed....sheeesh, what’s next??


Quit your complaining or they will ship you off to a re eduction camp located in the 57th state.


44 posted on 08/23/2013 11:43:24 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: mc5cents; NotYourAverageDhimmi

“LOL I am assuming that was the one he mentioned in his book(”...ate dog...”).”

That is how I read it, but I have to remind you that this gem was given to us by NYAD!


45 posted on 08/23/2013 11:46:20 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He has no problem turning corn seed into biofuels. The male Sheila Jackson Lee of the DemocRat Party Plantation.


46 posted on 08/23/2013 11:46:40 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Nobody said anything when he claimed “no one is listening to your emails”. Finally, something that’s not a lie.


47 posted on 08/23/2013 11:56:45 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama's Latest Gaffe: 'Like Eating Your Corn Seed'

I knew Obama ate that, but who knew they called male parts 'corn' these days?

48 posted on 08/23/2013 11:58:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Too stupid for a comment.


49 posted on 08/23/2013 12:08:08 PM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: BubbaBasher

What a cornseed hayball


50 posted on 08/23/2013 12:13:57 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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