Skip to comments.Obama botches spelling of "respect" while lauding Aretha Franklin
Posted on 03/07/2014 3:53:43 AM PST by Perdogg
He bobbled the spelling, but President Obama had nothing but respect for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House Thursday night.
"What a lineup!" Mr. Obama declared at the outset of a concert that featured a generations-spanning array of soul singers stretching from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to 20-year-old Ariana Grande.
Mr. Obama paid tribute to Franklin for turning her signature song "Respect" into "a rallying cry for African-Americans, women and then everyone who felt marginalized."
The pumped-up audience gave a hearty laugh but was more than willing to forgive the president for spelling it "R-S-P-E-C-T."
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Another in his Concert Series? How much did this one cost us?
And this guy went to Harvard and Columbia? King Idiot strikes again.
He should have had Bill Ayers there to spell it for him.
Moron. He continues to be an embarrassment.
I feel pretty marginalized by this administration.
Can I use the song too?
I think it is the WEEKLY concert series.
Somebody hunt up Dan Quayle for a comment.
“And this guy went to Harvard and Columbia? King Idiot strikes again.
Just imagine the ridicule that Gw would have had to endure if he had made this gaff? For Barry, just a humorous chuckle....
BTW, when will this genius release his college transcripts?
Fool. R E S P E C T. Give it. Get it?
You’re not black enough.
Our tax dollars paid for that show.
Better yet, Stage a golf match between Obama and Dan
Quayle and Televise it. It would be as entertaining as Caddy Shack and the Ryder Cup.
If a normal person had done it he would have been called racist.
The Clown cannot spell.
Remember when the press tore Dan Quayle to pieces for “misspelling” potato (actually it was a campaign dirty trick to pass him a spelling flash-card with potato misspelled).
If you remember, back in the 1st campaign, McCain had made a blunder about some nonsensical ‘fact’ and they jumped on him like “White on Rice’ (oops there is that Racist coming out in me again) claiming he was old, senile, out of touch and maybe just a bit ‘tetched in da head’ (ALL of which were probably true).
Few days later BO made a similar ‘mistake’ (really meaningless- but guess they figured someone would try to capitalize on it) and it was pooh pooed off as the result of the ‘non stop grind of a hard fought campaign, lack of sleep’ etc......
Yes, tell me again about ‘NO BIAS’ when it comes to reporting(?).
OH! He can’t spell and he didn’t even read it off an incorrect flashcard!
FINALLY! A REAL reason he is not qualified for president and should be impeached.
Respect the Potatoe...
Of course the clown cannot spell. While the rest of were at least studying a bit during high school, the clown “spent the last two years of high school in a haze. Attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily and tried drugs enthusiastically.”
The guy is a bum.
Obviously, Obama was AWOL when the US school was teaching respect.
The letter E is feeling marginalized.
magine what the mass media would be saying about George W. Bush if he had misspelled a word during a speech.
This Obama Propaganda Minute was brought to you by the letter “E”.
Fool. Doesn’t he know it’s P-O-T-A-T-O-E?
As an FYI, Dan Quayle did not spell potato -— he was at a school where a child was asked to spell potato by Mr. Quayle.
Mr. Quayle was given some flash cards (by the press) and one of the cards - the potato card - was purposely misspelled.
There was a flash card, with “potato” misspelled as “potatoe” on it. Quayle looked at the card, said the word aloud, and the student spelled it out. Quayle then apologetically said something like: “No, I’m sorry. That’s incorrect” and turned the card around so that the student (and the camera) could see it.
Odingo would have fallen for the same trick.
‘Course, the press would not set him up like they did to Mr. Quayle.
poor Quale misspelled ONE word and was forever labeled a idiot.
While THIS MORON can’t even spell RESPECT!
seriously! this is what affirmative action gets you!
I have a black heart.
More hundreds of thousands down the toilet to keep Moochie and 0Zero entertained and well lubricated with alcohol. How many times have these soul singer retreads been summonsed to the White House?
Why should he be able to spell correct when he has earned none? After all, he cannot correctly pronounce “Corpsman”. Were he one.
He issued an EO changing the spelling.
If Dan Quayle had done that we’d never hear the end of it.
I don’t know, maybe they didn’t play Aretha in Indonesian schools where he learned to love the beautiful sound of the Muslim call to prayer. Maybe when he went to live with Grandma & Grandpa in Hawaii, he didn’t listen to Aretha, and by the time he got to high school he was all choom-ganged out to have been repeating the spelling.
Just because most 50 year olds in America can spell respect because of Aretha’s song, doesn’t mean that Obama can. He isn’t like most of us. He’s barely American, and what part of us he is, is the part that hates what America is and was founded on.
This is much worse than misspelling potato. R-E-S-P-E-C-T is a main line from the song. How can somebody flub it unless they’re totally out of touch?
Okay, there’s my Friday laugh. Thanks for that!
Doesn’t his teleprompter have spellcheck?
Dan Quayle demands an apology!
What an idiot.
Dear Hepcat Democrats:
“If you got soul
Everyone will know”
At least Dan Quayle was using an incorrect spelling card handed to him by the teachers who organized the spelling bee. The error on the card was hardly mentioned by the press and certainly down their memory hole immediately. Obama's excuse is ??