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Dan Quayle moment? Obama flubs spelling of 'respect'
Fox News ^ | 7 Mar 2014

Posted on 03/07/2014 2:51:03 PM PST by mandaladon

Could a White House spell-off be in the works between President Obama and former Vice President Dan Quayle?

In a throwback to the latter's infamous misspelling of the word "potato," Obama accidentally misspelled "respect" while introducing singer Aretha Franklin during a tribute to "Women of Soul" at the White House Thursday.

“When Aretha first told us what … R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” Obama said, pausing briefly before the audience began laughing, apparently realizing his mistake. “She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans and women and anyone else who felt marginalized because of what they looked like, who they loved. They wanted some respect.”

Also looking for some respect is Quayle, who in 1992 was schooled by a sixth grader on how to spell potato.

Quayle was at the Munoz Rivera Elementary School spelling bee in Trenton, N.J., when he relied on a notecard provided by the school on the spelling of the word potato, a word used in the contest. The notecard incorrectly added an “e” to the end of the word, and Quayle advised the student to spell it that way.

In his 1994 autobiography, Quayle called the day “a defining moment of the worst kind imaginable." He added, “Politicians live and die by the symbolic sound bite.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 57states; arethafranklin; danquayle; demagogicparty; districtofcolumbia; memebuilding; mymuslimfaith; newjersey; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; trenton
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Zero get no respect
1 posted on 03/07/2014 2:51:03 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

The media made a huge deal about Dan Quayle, what a dunce he was, etc.

I predict the media and comedians will not be all over Obama on this. They think he is the most brilliant man ever to be president, so the mmisspelling, of course, was someone else’s fault

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2 posted on 03/07/2014 2:56:03 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: mandaladon

If Zer0 was a Republican, this would be the lead story on every one of the alphabet networks, New York Times, etc. Since he’s the Omnissiah, though, it’ll go straight down the memory hole.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 2:57:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: mandaladon

Quayle had been relying on the cue card provided him BY THE SCHOOL whose spelling bee he was judging —he didn’t want to embarrass them. He was being CLASSY.

The two situations are totally different.

Remember when Bush senior looked at a grocery scanner and “was amazed”? It was a lie —they’d been demonstrating to him that EVEN IF THE BAR CODE WAS TORN UP there was an algorithm that would unscramble it and make it good.

THEY LIED.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 2:57:22 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Plus I think Quayle’s spelling of “potatoe” is an acceptable alternate spelling?


5 posted on 03/07/2014 3:00:14 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: mandaladon

Spelling is racist.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 3:01:55 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The media made a huge deal about Dan Quayle, what a dunce he was, etc.

My recollection is that Quayle did not misspell anything, nor did he think that the U.S. was comprised of 57 states. The only mistake Quayle was guilty of was being a Republican.

7 posted on 03/07/2014 3:02:04 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: mandaladon
Quite possibly the biggest lie about a politician after the Bush I "Hey look! I didn't know freaking grocery stores had scanners!" crap.

Quayle was given the mis-spelling by a teacher. And yes, "potatoe" was the old English spelling of the word.

Also The Won mis-spelled Syracuse when filling out brackets.

8 posted on 03/07/2014 3:02:15 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: gaijin

Great minds...


9 posted on 03/07/2014 3:02:53 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: mandaladon

Nobody outside Fox or FR will even know. The media butt-kissers will do anything to protect their God. But the same commies were out to destroy Quayle over the smallest thing. Just like they did when they twisted Bush 1’s remark about supermarket scanners or Palin’s entirely fictitious remark about seeing Russia from her house. The MSM are purely evil people.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 3:04:21 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: gaijin
Hussein speaks a form of non-standard English as well, close to Ebonics, but certainly not the language used for centuries by educated Americans of all regions. As a case in point, he constantly refers to Massachusetts as "Mass-a-TWO-chets". And in the SOTU a few years back, he repeatedly spoke of "EEE-lec-tron-ix", placing the emphasis on the wrong syllable.

In contrast George W. Bush's arguable mispronunciation of nuclear is one that I've heard frequently from all manner of well-spoken, articulate men, including my very wise coC preacher who hails from out in the western part of Texas.

11 posted on 03/07/2014 3:06:30 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: mandaladon; Dilbert San Diego

Growing up in Indiana in the 50s, I too was taught the now archaic spelling of potato as potatoe.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 3:06:33 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Also The Won mis-spelled Syracuse when filling out brackets. “

Yup. This imbecile spelled it “sycacuse”.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 3:07:11 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Mastador1

Exactly right. The media decided from day one that he was a buffoon and apoor choice for Bush Sr. Running mate.

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14 posted on 03/07/2014 3:07:24 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: GreyFriar

Under the Core Curriculum the Brown Clown gets an A because he was close to the correct answer.BTW, He is STILL an A$$HAT


15 posted on 03/07/2014 3:08:26 PM PST by Renegade
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To: mandaladon
Destroy a country? that's ignored or forgiven if you are a liberal.

Misspell the word Potato? Hell brought down on you if you are a republican.

16 posted on 03/07/2014 3:11:47 PM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: re_nortex

In contrast George W. Bush’s arguable mispronunciation of nuclear


He pronounces it the same way as Former President Carter, a former nuclear engineer.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 3:15:59 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: mandaladon

I figured he spelled it, with a lithp;
R-E-Eth-P-E-Thee-T


18 posted on 03/07/2014 3:17:56 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mandaladon

Zero gets no “rspect” because he doesn’t deserve any.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 3:18:58 PM PST by Bob
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Great minds indeed:

The way they did it was pretty sly —a low, medium shot with Bush Senior and the archetypal grocery checker behind the checkout counter, with CEO types behind, smiling.

It was down low enough from a child-customer’s perspective, so the audience would have no idea the bar-code was torn pretty badly:

The checker appears to slide a totally unremarkable pacakge of baloney or whatever across the scanner platen, and the TV audience hears the familiar, “Beep!” indicating a successful product scan, and “we” see the proper price displayed.

And Bush, surprised, exclaims something like, “Wow...!” and he’s all happy.

And yes, if the TV executive were really, really dishonest (which means ANY TV executive) any reasonable viewer would absolutely be disgusted and view Bush Senior as stupid or elitist, or both of those.

And I mean, I don’t really even like Bush Senior, really.

But it was all a really slick LIE.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 3:19:32 PM PST by gaijin
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To: GreyFriar
Me too! I had a ruler slapped across my palm many a time over this. I still use the dreaded ‘E’.
21 posted on 03/07/2014 3:21:17 PM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: mandaladon

“Zero get no respect “
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He should remember that old song by Aretha Franklin, “R E S P E C T”. He could sing it as his next SOTU.
{”A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me”), haha


22 posted on 03/07/2014 3:21:50 PM PST by AlexW
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To: re_nortex

When Ted Kennedy was still vertical and a senator with his pal, JFKerry, that place up north was known as “Mass-of-two-shits.”


23 posted on 03/07/2014 3:25:33 PM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: gaijin

Here’s Chris Matthews, in full leg tingle mode, beaming, snickering and laughing about how “Bush had NEVER SEEN A GROCERY SCANNER BEFORRRRRRE...!!!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akLjzTisZoI

(10 seconds)


24 posted on 03/07/2014 3:31:18 PM PST by gaijin
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To: mandaladon

Next we’ll get stories about how the spelling of “respect” should really be changed to “rspect.”


25 posted on 03/07/2014 3:31:54 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: gaijin

And my wife’s Betty Crocker cookbook also spells it POTATOE


26 posted on 03/07/2014 3:33:03 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

R.S.P.E.C.T. That’s what Barak Milhous Obama
gets from me!


27 posted on 03/07/2014 3:37:45 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mandaladon
“She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans and women and anyone else who felt marginalized because of what they looked like, who they loved. They wanted some respect.”

I look white. I love my heterosexual husband, and God.

But my p_Resident won't gimme no Rspect. What up widdat?

28 posted on 03/07/2014 3:42:23 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Steely Tom

Zero will have the official spelling revised accordingly through Executive action.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 3:46:40 PM PST by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: Mastador1
nor did he think that the U.S. was comprised of 57 states.

on top of that, how in the world does he get the lyrics to a classic pop song wrong? he didn't even need to know how to spell RESPECT... all he had to so was say the lyrics... ugh... he is awful in every way...

30 posted on 03/07/2014 3:57:49 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’ve seen it twice today on local news broadcasts, complete with snarky remarks from the commentator. And I bet the late night comics grab onto this too, at least for one day.

Baraq is fading fast.
That doesn’t mean that we win, but no Dem wants him anywhere near their 2014 campaign, they’re all begging for Bill Clinton now.


31 posted on 03/07/2014 4:01:34 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Dan Quayle’s name is fairly brought up, due to the simple fact that he was the first public figure in history to misspell a word.

Wait, no he wasn’t.

I’d take 8 years of President Dan Quayle over one year of Pres[id]ent Zero.

Partisan Media Shills ping. Thanks mandaladon.


32 posted on 03/07/2014 4:16:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mandaladon

Dan Quayle would have been ten times a better President than the current CLOWN.

On second thought, TWENTY.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 4:20:03 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: mandaladon

34 posted on 03/07/2014 4:34:11 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: gaijin

Was that it? I thought the scanner they were showing him so a prototype that could scan the entire contents of the cart in one swoop.

Either way you are correct on both...lies by the left that, unfortunately, get peddaled even by those “on the right”.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 4:38:57 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: max americana

CorPsemen


36 posted on 03/07/2014 4:40:35 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: mandaladon
To me, this is worse:

“When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” Obama said, before the audience in the East Room erupted into laughter. He then continued, “”She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African-Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what they looked like or who they loved. They wanted some respect. Later, when somebody asked her why it had such an impact, she said, ‘I guess everybody just wants a little respect.’ Today, they still do.”

Really? When she recorded this it was about "a rallying cry for AA, and women...who felt marginalized"?

REALLY? It was about her jerk off man! Typical 60's song.

37 posted on 03/07/2014 4:44:33 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: mandaladon

I can guaran-damn-tee you Obama won’t get the same treatment from the MSM that Dan Quayle got!


38 posted on 03/07/2014 4:59:18 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Dilbert San Diego

of course they won’t. That idiot said that he had been to all 57 states and they mentioned nothing.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 5:15:05 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: mandaladon

The lamestreamers will give AHOTUS a pass on anything as long as he keeps doing everything he can to promote the death of unborn babies.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 5:50:16 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Williams

Plus I think Quayle’s spelling of “potatoe” is an acceptable alternate spelling?

Correct.

Here’s an Oxford Dictionaries blog stating the spelling was often used by the New York Times and the Washington Post up until the fateful Dan Quayle Day That Changed History. After that, it was never seen again in either newspaper:

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/01/spelling-can-be-a-hot-potatoe/


41 posted on 03/07/2014 6:23:37 PM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Williams

Plus I think Quayle’s spelling of “potatoe” is an acceptable alternate spelling?

Correct.

Here’s an Oxford Dictionaries blog stating the spelling was often used by the New York Times and the Washington Post up until the fateful Dan Quayle Day That Changed History. After that, it was never seen again in either newspaper:

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/01/spelling-can-be-a-hot-potatoe/


42 posted on 03/07/2014 6:25:31 PM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: mandaladon; a fool in paradise

The fact alone that the world remembers the Dan Quayle episode is an excellent example of the power of propaganda and the MSM OVER all of us, like it or not!


43 posted on 03/07/2014 6:32:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Very true.

Getting rich is the best revenge though, and as Cerberus Chairman of Global Investments, he’s laughing all the way to the bank.


44 posted on 03/07/2014 6:36:34 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: mandaladon
Hussein is not anywhere near the brightest bulb on the tree. And it is not because of this one incident. It is a string and series of things that he has not done, and has not known that shows he is stupid and poorly educated.
45 posted on 03/07/2014 6:44:53 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
If Zer0 was a Republican, this would be the lead story on every one of the alphabet networks, New York Times, etc

Ding, ding, ding - we have a thread winnah!

46 posted on 03/07/2014 7:54:12 PM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: mandaladon

The dope-smoker-in-chief can’t spell a simple word? What a shocker...NOT. I’m always in shock when he can put a sentence together without TOTUS.


47 posted on 03/07/2014 8:04:23 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: GOPJ

Thank you. I don’t think it’s anything we didn’t already know.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 8:19:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: mandaladon

There is a very good reason why Obama had trouble spelling the word respect. The word is not in his vocabulary. He simply doesn’t know what it is. He has no respect for anyone. Now, “contempt” is a word I am absolutely certain he could spell.


49 posted on 03/07/2014 10:06:20 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Republicans are expected to have brains and democrats are expected to stay stupid because the Party depends on it.


50 posted on 03/08/2014 3:08:28 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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