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Obama's Ambassador to Norway Fumbles Basic Questions About Norway [but raised $500,000 for Obama]
Truth Revolt ^ | January 23, 2014

Posted on 01/23/2014 8:36:40 PM PST by grundle

The next US ambassador to Norway, George Tsunis bundled $500,000 for President Obama in 2012, apparently knows nothing about Norway. Questioned by Senator John McCain about the anti-immigration Progress Party, which has now joined the ruling coalition, Tsunis had no idea what McCain was talking about. McCain asked for his thoughts; Tsunis replied, “You get some fringe elements that have a a microphone and spew their hatred. And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce them.”

That is untrue. They are part of the ruling coalition, as McCain quickly pointed out.

Tsunis then replied, “I stand corrected. 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.”

Tsunis also referred to Norway’s “president,” although the country has no president, since it is a constitutional monarchy.

The Norwegian newspaper The Local commented, “Future US envoy displays total ignorance of Norway.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: norway; obama

1 posted on 01/23/2014 8:36:40 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle
'E pining for the fjords of Norway..w/his Blue Norwegian Parrot..pic. please.

2 posted on 01/23/2014 8:42:03 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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To: grundle

Does it matter? he is Obama’s envoy and Obama knows nothing about Norway, except that they hand out Nobel Prizes.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 8:42:50 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: grundle

I guess that even a tiny bit of basic competence is too much to expect of an Obama appointment.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 8:44:16 PM PST by Bob
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To: grundle

He’s a know nothing


5 posted on 01/23/2014 8:47:30 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 8:49:56 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: grundle
lutefisk photo: 2011 Lutefisk Supper ChurchCamera216.jpg

Be sure to eat a big bite of lutefisk. In fact, eat the whole tray, they'll be impressed.

7 posted on 01/23/2014 8:50:23 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: grundle

And the McCain voted to approve him . . .


8 posted on 01/23/2014 8:51:30 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: grundle

Remember during the Bush years when the left kept whining about how the rest of the world hated us because of the “cowboy” mentality in the White House. I would rather be hated and feared by our enemies and friends instead of being laughed at and mocked like we are today.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 8:51:51 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: grundle
Norway is a lot like Denmark in that they also fight above their weight.
10 posted on 01/23/2014 9:25:32 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: grundle

McCain is like Jesse Jackson. He wants to impose his unpopular views on Northern Europe.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 9:39:12 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: grundle

The guy probably knows more about Norway then Obama so it is all good......


12 posted on 01/23/2014 9:41:53 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: grundle

McCain wants Syrian rebels to reside and raise funds in Norway among other criminal acts.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 9:42:09 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: grundle

You would think that these stupid bastards would take 10 minutes to read a pamphlet or talk to somebody that knows something/anything about Norway.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 9:47:34 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: grundle

Fact is last year Norway deported 6,500 illegals, this year already they have deported 6000 with this new “fringe” government. The police have the job to deport and the government has given them more money to do their job.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 11:24:56 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: RobbyS

First clue was when Obama said “Norway” to him, he replied “Way!”


16 posted on 01/24/2014 12:12:59 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: The Cajun

Generally...business folks have the least amount of interest or curiosity of history and geography....of any profession (my humble opinion). There’s an office in the state department which has the country expert, and you are correct....just an hour or two with him....would normally bring you to a fair point of understanding. Maybe this guy doesn’t care....it probably wasn’t the gift job that he was expecting (he’s a hotel expert....he’d been better in the commerce department).


17 posted on 01/24/2014 12:23:47 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: grundle

Ask the idiot if he knows that King Oscar comes in a can.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 1:00:44 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: grundle

He’s really looking forward to taking up residence in Copenhagen, Er.... Stockholm.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 5:31:01 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Is that a true statement?


20 posted on 01/24/2014 7:03:40 AM PST by 556x45
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To: 556x45

I don’t know. I apologize for not putting a smiley or /sarc tag after that statement.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 8:28:39 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: grundle
But does he know what does the fox say?
22 posted on 01/24/2014 8:31:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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