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Future US envoy displays total ignorance of Norway
The Locsl ^

Posted on 01/23/2014 8:08:52 PM PST by TigerClaws

Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the "anti-immigration" Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party's role in the ruling coalition.

"You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred," he said in the pre-appointment hearing. "And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce them."

McCain interrupted him, pointing out that as part of the coalition, the party was hardly being denounced.

"I stand corrected," Tsunis said after a pause. "I would like to leave my answer at... it's a very,very open society and the overwhelming amount of Norwegians and the overwhelming amount of people in parliament don't feel the same way."

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1 posted on 01/23/2014 8:08:52 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Why is Norway’s immigration policy of any concern to the US?


2 posted on 01/23/2014 8:10:51 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: TigerClaws

I wonder if he even rode the Norway ride at Epcot...


3 posted on 01/23/2014 8:11:31 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: TigerClaws

Government of clowns.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 8:13:00 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

sounds like McCain was trying to show the future ambassador had done his homework.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 8:15:38 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

correction: had NOT done his homework.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 8:16:28 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: TigerClaws; All

Of course, Soros Stooge McCain attacking a nations political party trying to reduce Islamic immigration and violence.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 8:24:30 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Cowboy Bob

The US thinks every developed country should destroy itself by bringing in people from the Third World who hate Western Civilization and want to make their adopted country into the one they left.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 8:26:42 PM PST by kabar
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To: TigerClaws

How much money did Tsunis raise for Obama to get this position??


9 posted on 01/23/2014 8:33:24 PM PST by RginTN
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To: SeminoleCounty

Agree. Juan McCain was trying to elicit some negative discussion of the Progress party, because it doesn’t hew to McCain’s open-border suicide policies. Instead, however, he just got an incoherent display of rank ignorance from the Obama flunkee. McCain couldn’t continue a negative discussion of Progress, because the Obama idiot didn’t know the first thing about Norway, much less anything about its political parties.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 8:34:35 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: TigerClaws

It’s like we deliberately pick people to be ambassadors uniquely qualified to piss of the people of the country we send them to.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 8:38:56 PM PST by DManA
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To: TigerClaws
'E pining for the fjords of Norway..w/his
Blue Norwegian Parrot..pic. please.

12 posted on 01/23/2014 8:40:57 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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Future US envoy displays total ignorance of Norway...but he does give a lot to the Democrat party, so who cares?....
13 posted on 01/23/2014 8:47:14 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: TigerClaws

Hopefully he can spell Norway and be able to find it on a map.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 8:47:52 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Dagnabitt

Yes...McCain was more concerned with Progress Party not being Open Borders...moreso that what new US ambassador knew


15 posted on 01/23/2014 8:56:49 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: TigerClaws
Just an aside:

My now ex-wife convinced Tsunis to be our son's godfather at his Orthodox baptism in 1992. He was happy to do so, but never responded to any contacts thereafter. In the Orthodox Church, the godfather has a responsibility to make sure his godchild is being raised in the church. I don't mind that he ignored my son (I never was impressed with him personally), but that's an indication of the sort of man he is personally.

16 posted on 01/23/2014 9:12:51 PM PST by Doug Loss
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To: Cowboy Bob

One would hope that U.S. ambassadors would have familiarity with major policy issues of the countries to which they are dispatched to represent the U.S.A.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 9:17:02 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: Doug Loss

Did you give your son a Norwegian name? ;-) j/k


18 posted on 01/23/2014 9:19:07 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: TigerClaws

We call this LAS. Liberal Autopilot Syndrome. As soon as anti-immigration is brought up, they immediately default to ‘denounce and smear’


19 posted on 01/23/2014 9:21:48 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Dagnabitt

Yeah, I caught that. McLame is a globalist shamnesty shill.

Go play in traffic Juan!


20 posted on 01/23/2014 9:23:16 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: RginTN
How much money did Tsunis raise for Obama to get this position??

It's in the linked article.

21 posted on 01/23/2014 9:24:35 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: DManA
It’s like we deliberately pick people to be ambassadors uniquely qualified to piss of the people of the country we send them to.

Note, too, that this was reported in a Norwegian newspaper -- not in the American media.

As a consequence, the Norwegian people know that we've sent them a dunce to represent our interests. The American people don't.

22 posted on 01/23/2014 9:27:14 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Cowboy Bob

well, an envoy going to a country should have SOME knowledge about that country..


23 posted on 01/23/2014 11:10:40 PM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: DManA

Like the homosexual folks we send to India....


24 posted on 01/23/2014 11:19:39 PM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: TigerClaws

I hope he enjoys the excellent telephone system.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 6:41:45 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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