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Obama botches spelling of "respect" while lauding Aretha Franklin
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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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1 posted on 03/07/2014 3:53:43 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Another in his Concert Series? How much did this one cost us?


2 posted on 03/07/2014 3:55:06 AM PST by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Perdogg

And this guy went to Harvard and Columbia? King Idiot strikes again.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 3:57:05 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Perdogg

He should have had Bill Ayers there to spell it for him.

Moron. He continues to be an embarrassment.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 3:57:35 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Perdogg
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."

I feel pretty marginalized by this administration.

Can I use the song too?

5 posted on 03/07/2014 3:59:41 AM PST 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: Perdogg

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=i+am+so+smart+smrt&fr=iphone&.tsrc=apple&pcarrier=AT%26T+MicroCell&pmcc=310&pmnc=410


6 posted on 03/07/2014 4:00:21 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: originalbuckeye

I think it is the WEEKLY concert series.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 4:01:59 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Perdogg

Somebody hunt up Dan Quayle for a comment.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 4:03:25 AM PST by Truth29
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To: bjorn14

“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....


9 posted on 03/07/2014 4:03:30 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Perdogg
Me wonders if he can spell potato?
11 posted on 03/07/2014 4:14:48 AM PST by DeaconRed (Meanwhile, back at the Ranch. . . . . ZERO still as stupid and incompetent as ever! ! !)
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To: Perdogg

BTW, when will this genius release his college transcripts?


12 posted on 03/07/2014 4:15:32 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Perdogg

Fool. R E S P E C T. Give it. Get it?


13 posted on 03/07/2014 4:16:34 AM PST by fivecatsandadog
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To: Lazamataz

You’re not black enough.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 4:17:57 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Perdogg

Our tax dollars paid for that show.
again.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 4:19:46 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: Truth29

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.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 4:27:26 AM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Perdogg

If a normal person had done it he would have been called racist.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 4:27:35 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Perdogg

The Clown cannot spell.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 4:29:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Perdogg

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).


19 posted on 03/07/2014 4:31:17 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Perdogg

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(?).


20 posted on 03/07/2014 4:34:45 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: Perdogg

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.

/s


21 posted on 03/07/2014 4:36:02 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Perdogg
Good thing Zero didn't misspell potato. The MSM would have been all over him.
22 posted on 03/07/2014 4:36:19 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists don’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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To: Perdogg

Respect the Potatoe...


23 posted on 03/07/2014 4:39:46 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 4:40:09 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Perdogg

Obviously, Obama was AWOL when the US school was teaching respect.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 4:40:38 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Perdogg

The letter E is feeling marginalized.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 4:43:46 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Perdogg

magine what the mass media would be saying about George W. Bush if he had misspelled a word during a speech.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 4:50:36 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Perdogg

This Obama Propaganda Minute was brought to you by the letter “E”.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 4:52:36 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Perdogg

Fool. Doesn’t he know it’s P-O-T-A-T-O-E?


29 posted on 03/07/2014 4:53:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Perdogg
prompter malfunction???

30 posted on 03/07/2014 4:54:39 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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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.


31 posted on 03/07/2014 4:57:31 AM PST by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Perdogg

lol

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!


32 posted on 03/07/2014 5:03:14 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: exnavy

I have a black heart.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 5:12:57 AM PST 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: Perdogg

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?


34 posted on 03/07/2014 5:19:01 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Perdogg

Why should he be able to spell correct when he has earned none? After all, he cannot correctly pronounce “Corpsman”. Were he one.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 5:22:25 AM PST by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: Perdogg

He issued an EO changing the spelling.


36 posted on 03/07/2014 5:26:58 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: bjorn14
And this guy went to Harvard and Columbia?

Harvard and Columbia? Hell he's been hearing Aretha spell it on the radio at least three times per day for half a century.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 5:39:36 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

If Dan Quayle had done that we’d never hear the end of it.


38 posted on 03/07/2014 5:40:24 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
If Dan Quayle had done that we’d never hear the end of it.

P-O-T-A-T-O-E
Gin that up to bury me
P-O-T-A-T-O-E
Toss in, Brown, Murphy
YEEEOW! (sockitome sockitome sockitome sockitome....)


39 posted on 03/07/2014 5:56:05 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 5:57:14 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: norwaypinesavage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBKk1McBLxM


41 posted on 03/07/2014 6:02:57 AM PST by freefdny
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To: Perdogg

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?


42 posted on 03/07/2014 6:03:32 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Okay, there’s my Friday laugh. Thanks for that!


43 posted on 03/07/2014 6:20:38 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Perdogg

Doesn’t his teleprompter have spellcheck?


44 posted on 03/07/2014 6:24:12 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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45 posted on 03/07/2014 6:27:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

Dumbass.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 6:32:33 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Perdogg

Dan Quayle demands an apology!


47 posted on 03/07/2014 6:33:43 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Perdogg

What an idiot.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 6:48:35 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Perdogg

Dear Hepcat Democrats:

“If you got soul
Everyone will know”

Obama don’t.


49 posted on 03/07/2014 6:55:37 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Truth29
Somebody hunt up Dan Quayle for a comment.

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 ??

50 posted on 03/07/2014 7:27:22 AM PST by Freee-dame
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