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Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives (Dumb and Dumberer)
UK Telegraph ^ | 4-16-12 | Jonathan Gilber

Posted on 04/16/2012 11:56:26 AM PDT by tcrlaf

Barack Obama made an uncharacteristic error, more akin to those of his predecessor George W Bush, by referring to the Falkland Islands as the Maldives.

President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name.

Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: gaffe; hypocrisy; obama; stoopid
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FRONT PAGE NEWS in the foreign media, but ABSOLUTE SILENCE in the U.S. Media about this.

Had Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney said this, the media would be giving us HOURLY breaking news updates, telling us this is proof of how stupid they are, and ignorant of foreign policy!!

1 posted on 04/16/2012 11:56:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Uncharacteristic?


2 posted on 04/16/2012 11:58:23 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: tcrlaf

Even if he got it right, calling it the Malvinas is practically siding with Argentina, as far as the Brits are concerned. Try going into Istanbul and start refrring to it as Constantinople or Byzantium and see what happens.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 11:59:20 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: tcrlaf

Undoubtedly he put on one of his fake accents as he incorrectly named these islands. What a worthless tool we have as a president. I’m embarassed for him and he certainly is an embarassment to America.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 11:59:27 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: tcrlaf

Not uncharacteristic at all. He blows it every time he opens his rotten stinking mouth. It’s just covered up daily by the butt licking press, same as they do for Biden.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 11:59:36 AM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: tcrlaf

Unexpectedly, Klownie the Kenyan is an idiot of the highest caliber. He even read the word on his other brain, the teleprompter.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 12:00:30 PM PDT by max americana
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To: tcrlaf

Do they speak Austrian in the Maldives?


7 posted on 04/16/2012 12:01:19 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: tcrlaf

I believe you can get there on the intercontinental railroad...


8 posted on 04/16/2012 12:02:27 PM PDT by Archytekt
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To: Max in Utah

Yes...and it’s the 57th state of the union!! :)


9 posted on 04/16/2012 12:03:23 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: tcrlaf

Notice how the press, even in pointing out Obama’s error, STILL have to fault Bush! I don’t recall Bush making an error in geography. And Obama has made several.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama studied our Constution out of hate for America, not out of love for our laws.)
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To: tcrlaf
"Uncharacteristic?" Huh? Like 57 states? Corpseman? Algae? Inflate your tires? How do you say that in Austrian? And on and on.

Sorry, I don't think he's that bright.

11 posted on 04/16/2012 12:05:50 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: tcrlaf
He was speaking in shorthand because he's the smartest pResident, EVAH! We're all just too stupid to understand him.
12 posted on 04/16/2012 12:06:58 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: tcrlaf

I hope we don’t go to war with India.........My company got a lotta customers there..........


13 posted on 04/16/2012 12:07:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: tcrlaf

Just using another opportunity to piss off the Brits!


14 posted on 04/16/2012 12:18:28 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: tcrlaf
Barack Obama made an uncharacteristic error...

Uncharacteristic? From the guy who think there's 57 states, never learned to speak "Austrian", and thinks Marines are addressed as "Corpse-man"?

He's the Ron Burgundy President; he reads whatever is on the teleprompter.

15 posted on 04/16/2012 12:19:22 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: tcrlaf

Are there any corpsemen on that island?


16 posted on 04/16/2012 12:19:30 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1/21/2009)
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To: tcrlaf

Mr. Gilber, you really need to follow this man more closely.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 12:22:10 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: tcrlaf

Silly Telegraph. In fact, once again 7 billion people and the foreign press (the American press is busy watching Hillary party hearty) simply misunderstood him.
He actually said Malvinas, effectively both sucking up to Argentina (and the OAS) and offending Britain.
Mere mortals make embarrassing mistakes. The Won does not.
Reference plus ungood delete Maldives insert Malvinas/Bush’s fault end


18 posted on 04/16/2012 12:22:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: ltc8k6
Uncharacteristic?

My thought exactly.

19 posted on 04/16/2012 12:24:47 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: tcrlaf

This should be headline news in all 57 states.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 12:25:33 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: CitizenM
You're right — and this was much, much more than an error in geography. Obama signaled he's on Argentina's side in the dispute. This was either a major diplomatic mistake — or (worse) an intentional (figurative) poke in Britain’s eye.
21 posted on 04/16/2012 12:26:39 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: GunRunner
Uncharacteristic? From the guy who think there's 57 states, never learned to speak "Austrian", and thinks Marines are addressed as "Corpse-man"?

Don't forget Hawaii,,,,it's in Asia dontcha know!

22 posted on 04/16/2012 12:26:44 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: ltc8k6

The Emperor has no clothes but his scribes simply can’t see the obvious.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 12:27:36 PM PDT by mort56
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To: CitizenM
I don’t recall Bush making an error in geography.

I agree with you.

But, of course, with Bush, the press was just looking for things to complain about. Bush once said that "Terrorists will find no safe harbor in Afghanistan". That's an idiomatic expression. It's not wrong (though perhaps not artful). But the press couldn't stop laughing at the stupid president -- Afghanistan doesn't have any harbors!!!!

Bush wasn't talking about a harbor. Shipping was not the topic. But that point escaped the press, who just felt like laughing at him.

Things are different now.

24 posted on 04/16/2012 12:29:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Bush wasn’t talking about a harbor. Shipping was not the topic. But that point escaped the press, who just felt like laughing at him.

Things are different now.”

Yes, they are...
A DEMOCRAT is in charge now.
Any mainstream media reporter that DARES to speak the truth about THE MESSIAH will find themselves fired, branded a racist, and on the street looking for a new media job, in the horrible Obama economy.

Now, you wouldn’t want THAT, would you, Mr. Media Guy?


25 posted on 04/16/2012 12:32:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
ABSOLUTE SILENCE in the U.S. Media about this.

But of course.

The media and late night comedians explode over the tiniest mistakes by anyone with an (R)or an (C) but glaze over when "The One" makes an obvious error or outright lies.

After Obama was elected I stopped watching the late night comedians, not because of laughs at conservatives expense but because they swerved away from great jokes of the day where obama or his administration flubbed up royally only to yuck it up with a lame Palin, McCain, Limbaugh joke.

And on the rare occasions they did have an Obama joke, the punchline was "how A)brilliant he was... B)How tough he was....C) What a great guy he is...

After all of that sucking up to obama, one would think they needed to have their stomach pumped, a la the old Rod Stewart rumor .

I miss the talent of Johnny Carson(a liberal but one who toasted both sides of the bread)
26 posted on 04/16/2012 12:36:25 PM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: tcrlaf
It is the Falkland Islands.

The Malvinas is a LSD fantasy Argentine politicians pull out when they want to distract the peons from the fact that their lives both suck and blow.

27 posted on 04/16/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

hey, betcha Cristina Fernandez never thought of invading the Maldives!

That would keep her electorate pre-occupied and off her back for quite awhile...


28 posted on 04/16/2012 12:51:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tcrlaf

They are called the Falklands. End of Story.

I spent 6 months of my life - a month of it so sea sick I wanted to curl up and die - ensuring they would remain that name.

I don’t approve of name calling, but this guy really is a dumba^s, isn’t he. Kick your oldest and strongest ally yet again.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 12:52:55 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: tcrlaf

You know what? I bet the press CORPSE covers this up in all 57 states...!


30 posted on 04/16/2012 12:54:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: tcrlaf

Mulva???


31 posted on 04/16/2012 12:54:13 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

>>>It is the Falkland Islands.

The Malvinas is a LSD fantasy Argentine politicians pull out when they want to distract the peons from the fact that their lives both suck and blow.<<<

100% correct. Anyone looking at the history will see that Argentina has about as strong a claim on the Florida Keys, the Hawaiian Islands or the real Maldives, as it has on the Falklands.


34 posted on 04/16/2012 12:58:48 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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“Reference plus ungood delete Maldives insert Malvinas/Bush’s fault end”

U.S. Media Coverage:

“COMRADE CHAIRMAN OBAMAKOV Renames Falklands Islands ‘The Maldives’!”

‘Reporters and staffers trembled in awe of the brilliance of The MESSIAH!’


35 posted on 04/16/2012 1:00:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Not one of you has yet posted the REAL reason for this.

The Maldives are majority mudslime. Ergo, it is an important place to owebama.

The Falklands (Malvinas) are inhabited by white Christians. Ergo, NOT an important place to owebama.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 1:02:27 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: tcrlaf
O'Bozo is still searching for the elusive 58th state in the United States.

How can he be expected to distinguish between islands in the South Atlantic and islands in the Indian Ocean?

Anyway - criticism of his geograpical shortcomings can only be based on pure racism.

/s

"What's the name of that island? Is it Moline? I think I found it here in Illinois."


37 posted on 04/16/2012 1:02:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: tcrlaf

You’d think a guy born in Kenya would know the Malidves are off the Kenyan coast!


38 posted on 04/16/2012 1:04:35 PM PDT by cookcounty
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“I don’t approve of name calling, but this guy really is a dumba^s, isn’t he.”

U.S. Media Response:
“You must be a RACIST. When did you become a RACIST BIGOT?”


39 posted on 04/16/2012 1:06:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
I'm sure he's just tired from traveling the 57 states, going back to his home in Asia, and visiting all the corpse men. I'm surprised he didn't say it in Austrian.



More Obamaisms
40 posted on 04/16/2012 1:08:15 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Freestate316

Well of course he is familiar with the Maldives. It’s one of the 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Conference.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 1:10:37 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Iron Munro

“I be lookin’ fo’ my home hown here in Kenya”


42 posted on 04/16/2012 1:12:08 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: tcrlaf

‘Comrades!’ cried an eager youthful voice. ‘Attention, comrades! We have glorious news for you. In his infinite wisdom Big Bro’ has decided to re-name the countries of the world!
All over Oceania this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when Comrade gerbalists marched out of newsrooms and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Bro’ for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us.
Here are some of the changed names. Malvinas: Maldives. Maldives: Malvinas. Canada: Canukistan. Kenya: The New World Capitol. England: StupidLittleIsland. Europe: USA. USA: The Western Caliphate (You will see Newspeak 11th ed. for remainder).


43 posted on 04/16/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: tcrlaf

We really need badges for that :)


44 posted on 04/16/2012 1:14:10 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Argentina has a long history of trying to claim island that clearly are not theirs and never were theirs.
Maybe the British should call in the Pope to mediate, that was what got Argentina to quit trying to claim the Beagle Islands from Chile. Otherwise they are going to have to schlep down there every couple of decades and slap Argentina around a bit. Not that they don't deserve to be slapped.
45 posted on 04/16/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (In most cases, revenge is not a good thing. In other cases, it's the only thing.)
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To: tcrlaf

Understandable that he said The Maldives.... they’re in his old neighborhood.


46 posted on 04/16/2012 1:15:13 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: tcrlaf

His advisors and speech writers are that ignorant?


47 posted on 04/16/2012 1:17:53 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
According to the Wikipedia article on the Falkland Islands, the name "Malvinas" goes back to a French name dating to 1764 (before Argentina was independent), but the Falkland name (originally used of the strait between the two islands) goes back to 1690. There was an even earlier Dutch name for the islands, Sebald.

At the time of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, Argentina claimed the islands but no one was living there. A few years later Argentina sent a garrison which was ousted by the British in 1833. It has been British since then except for the two months of Argentine occupation in 1982.

I don't expect the Latin American countries would side with the UK or the US on this. True, the people living there now want to be British, but the same is true of the majority of the people living in the parts of the US that briefly belonged to Mexico. I imagine that if a poll were taken of public opinion in Latin America and they were asked "should the US return to Mexico the lands it acquired by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase," most people would say, "Si."

48 posted on 04/16/2012 1:20:27 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Trust me, we don’t mind doing it.

Sure, it is a little annoying to pay for, but we keep our word. The Islanders wished to stay as British subjects in a free election.

P.S - can we have Grenada back sometime soon? /gentle leg pull.


49 posted on 04/16/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
To clarify my last post, the majority of people living in the parts of the US that used to belong to Mexico would prefer that it remain part of the US...I didn't mean to say that they want to be British although my wording could be construed to mean that.
50 posted on 04/16/2012 1:23:20 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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