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Obama says interesting to find wheeling, dealing happens in Europe, too
The Minneaplos-St. Paul Star-Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | April 4, 2009 | Tom Raum

Posted on 04/04/2009 1:32:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

STRASBOURGH, France - Wheeling and dealing in politics is universal.

That's one of the lessons President Barack Obama says he took away from his first NATO summit.

--snip--

"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate," said Obama, a former senator. "There's a lot of — I don't know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing, and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2009; bho44; bhovisit; france; g20; nato; obama
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OMG, how naive is this neophyte Daley machine pol? Is he serious? Did we elect a complete buffoon?
1 posted on 04/04/2009 1:32:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chicago politics has gone worldwide! Who’da thunk!


2 posted on 04/04/2009 1:33:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We're All Garbage Dump Bears Now!)
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I don't know what the term is in Austrian

the term is "socialism", Barry...

3 posted on 04/04/2009 1:35:05 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
DUH
4 posted on 04/04/2009 1:35:52 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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5 posted on 04/04/2009 1:37:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck, with McCain as his Kowakian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never send a boy to do a man’s job.


6 posted on 04/04/2009 1:38:09 PM PDT by MantillaMilitant
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To: All

Obama Endorses Soros Plan to Loot America

http://www.newswithviews.com/Kincaid/cliff306.htm


7 posted on 04/04/2009 1:38:20 PM PDT by OafOfOffice ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace"Thomas Paine)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama Stars On Amateur Hour


8 posted on 04/04/2009 1:40:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He thinks they speak Austrian in Austria?


9 posted on 04/04/2009 1:42:06 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have had the honor of never watching this idiot on television, but just reading what he says makes me sick to my to my stomach! How on earth did Americans become so stupid as to elect him? I know--I know---but it's still hard to deal with the results, isn't it?

I have a friend in Wisconsin who's making some bucks selling buttons that's she's made up that say merely: BO Stinks! I get a lot of chuckles when I wear mine.

10 posted on 04/04/2009 1:42:54 PM PDT by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, brother.


11 posted on 04/04/2009 1:43:46 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: sphinx

Dan Quayle gets slammed for a Latins speaking Latin quote he never made, but...did Obama really say that?


12 posted on 04/04/2009 1:43:50 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” I don’t know what the term is in Austrian”
What a maroon!


13 posted on 04/04/2009 1:44:28 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MantillaMilitant
Never send a boy to do a man’s job.

Indeed. Better yet, never bring a knife to a gun fight.

14 posted on 04/04/2009 1:44:57 PM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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He thinks they speak Austrian in Austria?

WHAT A DOPE.

15 posted on 04/04/2009 1:45:45 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I want President Obama AND his policies to fail.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your thoughts were nearly exactly mine. What a clown.


16 posted on 04/04/2009 1:46:14 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

O’bozo thinks he invented dealing, what an idiot.


17 posted on 04/04/2009 1:46:25 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Fido969
Oh, brother.

No kidding. We're horked.

18 posted on 04/04/2009 1:46:31 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how much American sovereignty he has dealed away?


19 posted on 04/04/2009 1:48:24 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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I don't know what the term is in Austrian

There isn't an Austrian term for it, Obambi.

20 posted on 04/04/2009 1:49:26 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Blagojevich: a mediocre megalomaniac)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama also was surprised they spoke English in England...


21 posted on 04/04/2009 1:49:40 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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I don’t know what the term is in Austrian


Sigh. Ma and Pa Kettle visit Europe....we are so screwed!!!!


22 posted on 04/04/2009 1:50:19 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is so dumb that he should be the anti-poster boy for Affirmative Action.

I think we’re lucky. He has a will to power, a nasty, abusive, hyper-senstive sociopathic personality - but he’s so stupid and inept he may actually be able to undo himself without any help from us.


23 posted on 04/04/2009 1:50:38 PM PDT by livius
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He thinks they speak Austrian in Austria?

He's embarrassed by other Americans who go to Europe and all they can say is "Merci beaucoup", which he probably thinks is Canadian for "Where's the bathroom?"

24 posted on 04/04/2009 1:51:42 PM PDT by Argus (We've gone downtown to Clown Town, and that's where we'll be living from now on..)
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"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate," said Obama, a former senator. "There's a lot of — I don't know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing, and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics."

"I was shocked, shocked to find that there is gambling going on in here."

25 posted on 04/04/2009 1:53:04 PM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t wait to see what concessions he made at taxpayer’s expense, to get that extra 5,000 Nato troops sent to Afghanistan.


26 posted on 04/04/2009 1:53:29 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: OafOfOffice

Thank you for the link! Another thing, I enjoyed reading about Clarence Thomas on your profile.


27 posted on 04/04/2009 1:53:47 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When he goes off of the Tele-Prompter, the true (foolish) Boy Presidente shows through....!

I guess he had to leave the Wizard back home hiding behind the curtain...

28 posted on 04/04/2009 1:54:50 PM PDT by JustTheTruth (Say "NO!" to Socialism in America!)
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“He thinks they speak Austrian in Austria?”

The guy is a complete embarrassment and disgrace. But the MSM idiots will continue to blather about the brilliant Harvard lawyer and his lovely, stylish wife. DISGUSTING!


29 posted on 04/04/2009 1:55:35 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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Did we elect a complete buffoon?

Well, SOMEbody did and it wasn't me!

 

30 posted on 04/04/2009 1:56:32 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Obama - Hezbollah - Al Qaeda - Stone Age)
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Tyrrell should have saved his title for a book on Obama.

Just as well, though. He probably couldn't use it.

31 posted on 04/04/2009 1:57:15 PM PDT by x
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To: Always Right

I checked my Austrian language dictionary. It sez, “Obambi ist nincompoop.”


32 posted on 04/04/2009 2:00:33 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Blagojevich: a mediocre megalomaniac)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Brother Rush was so right on this one: The average American -- like your's truly should not know more than the PONTUS (or in this case, the TOTUS).

What next? MARS bars come from the planet Mars? Bird dogs can fly? Diamonds ring? Porches swing?

33 posted on 04/04/2009 2:03:58 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Argus

You know, it’s embarrassing — it’s embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe, and all we can say, “Merci beaucoup.” Right?--Barack Hussein Obama

Excellent context to put Obama's comments about speaking Austrian in Austria.

34 posted on 04/04/2009 2:15:48 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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"Sprechen Sie Austrian?"

Ignoramus In Chief never fails to amuse, amaze and stupefy.

35 posted on 04/04/2009 2:25:06 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Did we elect a complete buffoon? Man I hope your not saying you voted for the Teleprompter?


36 posted on 04/04/2009 2:33:43 PM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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Well, who knew? I’m shocked, shocked, I tell ya!


37 posted on 04/04/2009 2:34:23 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Good riddance, UAW.)
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Glad we’re providing the young Mr. Obama with an education.

This sounds eerily like a quote that could have come from Jimmy Carter.


38 posted on 04/04/2009 2:39:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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“...and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics.”

The point here is not so much that Obama does not know that German is spoken in Austria. What is much more telling is his naivete about world politics. Obama muses that ‘people are pursuing their interests, issues, and their own particular politics’. What exactly does he think politics is all about? Does he think that politics outside of the USA involves single party governments wherein everyone pursues the same ideals and goals? (Maybe that is the way it exists in his mind; that there is only my way and no other??)


39 posted on 04/04/2009 2:42:39 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven day without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This must be why the news media is focusing on Michelle.


40 posted on 04/04/2009 2:44:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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"There's a lot of — I don't know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing, and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics."

A HUGE Gaffe by Obama.

Of course, the MSM idiots would NEVER point it out as that might infer that the "O" isn't bright, lacks international etiquette or knows nothing about the world!

Seemingly unknown to Obama -- Austria speaks GERMAN not "Austrian!"

One can only imagine how the MSM and everyone else, including the GOP "elite" would portray "W," had he committed such a blunder.

41 posted on 04/04/2009 2:45:49 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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"There's a lot of — I don't know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing, and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics."

The Kenyan Clown is a pig-ignorant yokel.

Over and above the blatant ignorance, this ineloquent sentence sounds more like one from an eager but wet-behind-the-ears high school student rather than a president with a Harvard law degree. (I also would have expected a president with a Harvard law degree to do a better job of not mixing the singular "everybody" with a plural possessive "their" when publicly speaking. While in an informal setting it's not remarkable, in a more formal environ it comes across as unthoughtful at best.)

42 posted on 04/04/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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Scheisse in die hosen.

Pres--ent Ogabe ist ein dummkopf.

43 posted on 04/04/2009 2:54:55 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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Does he think that politics outside of the USA involves single party governments wherein everyone pursues the same ideals and goals? (Maybe that is the way it exists in his mind; that there is only my way and no other??)

Well, he was elected President of the World after all.

44 posted on 04/04/2009 2:57:03 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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OMG, how naive is this neophyte Daley machine pol? Is he serious? Did we elect a complete buffoon?

We been punk'd I tell ya.

45 posted on 04/04/2009 2:59:25 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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"There's a lot of — I don't know what the term is in Austrian —

Let me help you Pres--ent Arschloch. Repeat after me: Ich bin ein jelly doughnut.

46 posted on 04/04/2009 3:00:29 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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"There's a lot of — I don't know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing,>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

What Obama means is:

"Bestechung und Erpressung"

47 posted on 04/04/2009 3:35:43 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule, and derision. (member NRA)
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I’m sure this gaffe will be in the NYT tomorrow, front page! s/


48 posted on 04/04/2009 3:49:09 PM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My kids were like that on their first trip to Disneyland, too.


49 posted on 04/04/2009 3:54:10 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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Obama sounds more like Gomer Pyle every day. Next thing you know he will express surprise that Europeans have electricity and indoor plumbing.


50 posted on 04/04/2009 4:06:23 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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