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  • Lech Walesa “Too Political” For Obama Administration

    06/02/2012 6:09:26 AM PDT · by AncientAirs · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Jun 2012 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Obama administration, in its never-ending quest to embarrass itself and America, has insulted one of the pivotal figures in ending Communism in Europe, Lech Walesa: According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no. Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was...
  • Poles Demand Obama Apology For "Polish Death Camps" Comment

    05/29/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 158 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Rosie Gray
    The president referred to “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish professor Jan Karski, a hero of the anti-Nazi resistance. Poles believe they're blamed unfairly for the Nazi Holocaust, and the Foreign Minister led the outrage in a late night tweet. The remark, which barely drew notice in America, is all over the Polish news today. On the country's largest television station:
  • Obama Confuses NAACP With NCAA At Medal Of Freedom Ceremony

    05/29/2012 8:21:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/29/12 | staff
    Video at link
  • Obama: 'I'm the twoosh master'

    05/26/2012 9:17:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 5/25/12 | LEIGH MUNSIL
    Move over, Ashton Kutcher — President Barack Obama is the new "master Tweeter." In an exchange at the end of this week's White House West Wing Week video, Obama jokingly refers to himself as the "twoosh master" after crafting a perfect 140-character tweet. Obama became the first sitting president to hold a Twitter question and answer session Thursday after a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa. During the session, he responded to a question from @jwarner180 on alternative energy sources using each of Twitter's 140 allowed characters, which he's told in the video is called a "twoosh," or "Twitter swoosh."...
  • Gaffetastic Joe: Great moments in Biden history

    05/25/2012 5:43:25 PM PDT · by lward99 · 1 replies
    Times247 ^ | 5/25/2012 | Douglas Ernst
    Joe Biden is the vice president with a gift for gaffe. So prevalent are his public relations disasters that pundits wonder whether his job is to make President Obama look smart. It's hard to argue otherwise. He advised the president not to raid Osama bin Laden's compound. In Biden's world, paying higher taxes is "patriotic." Ultimately, the gaffes aren't funny — they're sad. The man who doesn't want "a real job" because "you have to produce" is a heartbeat away from the presidency Read more: http://times247.com/pset/22gaffetastic-joe-great-moments-in-biden-history1/page/0#ixzz1vvqOZuor
  • Even With Teleprompter, Obama Says 'My Sons' Twice In 2 Days (video)

    05/25/2012 3:10:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/12
    Video at link
  • Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions "My Sons," While Defending Contraception Mandate

    05/25/2012 12:03:48 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 69 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/25/12 | Terrence P. Jeffrey
    In two campaign speeches over the last two days, President Barack Obama has twice mistakenly mentioned "my sons"ť when defending his administration's regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans in the United States to provide women, without any fees or co-pay, with sterilizations and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives, including those that can cause abortions. Obama, of course, has two daughters--10-year-old Sasha and 13-year-old Malia--but no sons. On Monday, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations across the country--including the archdioceses of New York and Washington, D.C. and the University of Notre Dame and Catholic University of America—filed 12 different lawsuits against...
  • Biden calls Everglades 'The Ever-Gators'

    04/23/2012 4:21:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/23/12 | Charlie Spiering
    During Vice President Joe Biden's campaign event at the Everglades, he referred to the national park as the 'Ever-gators.' "Back in '28 when it was built, they didn't realize that they effectivly created a dam through half of the Ever-gators - through half of the Everglades - cutting off the water supply that these wetlands depend upon," Biden said. Biden told the crowd that his Secret Service agent would "shoot the alligator" if he ended up in a wrestling match with one.
  • Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives

    04/16/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:50PM BST 16 Apr 2012 | By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires
    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. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave"...
  • Biden Tells Crying Baby: You'll Have To Pay For Romney's Tax Cuts (video)

    04/12/2012 5:03:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | April 12, 2012
    "That's another trillion dollars in tax cuts over the next ten years going to the top 1% of American taxpayers. [baby crying] I don't blame her for crying. She is going to inherit it. She's going to pay for it. That's one smart baby," Vice President Joe Biden said at a campaign event today.
  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • Mending Fences

    04/05/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 79 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-05-12 | Stoutcat
    Now that the dust is settling in the Republican candidate stakes, it looks like Mitt will be our nominee. And I’m fine with that. Really. I am. After four years of President Downgrade, we will need to do some fast damage control if we hope to regain even a bit of our former standing in the world community. With that in mind, I have several suggestions for actions President Romney can take very soon after he is sworn in: 1.Contact someone in England and suggest that, because of the very special relationship that exists between the two countries, we’d really...
  • Biden: 'Thank You Dr. Pepper'

    03/28/2012 2:34:16 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden made yet another gaffe today when he mistakenly called Scott Community College President Dr. Theresa Paper quote "Dr. Pepper
  • 6 political gaffes that left an impression

    03/26/2012 7:47:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 20+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/26/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    While the screen of an Etch A Sketch can be erased with a shake, it won't be so easy for Mitt Romney to shake off the campaign metaphor created when his aide implied the candidate's positions could be easily reset for the general election, just like the toy. Some of the other enduring campaign metaphors branded into the minds of voters in past presidential campaigns:Rick Perry's "oops" moment: The Texas governor suffered brain freeze during a debate,...John Edwards' $400 haircut: ...Howard Dean's scream: ...Bob Dole's fall off the stage: ...Michael Dukakis' helmet-and-tank photo: ... Gerald Ford's Poland comment: ...
  • Ann Romney Urges Folks to Lighten Up

    03/22/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | March 22, 2012 | Ashley Killough, CNN
    Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said Wednesday she laughed when she first heard that actor Robert De Niro had used her name in a controversial joke. “I took it for what it was: a joke,” Romney said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “We take everything so seriously.” Earlier in the day, De Niro apologized for making the quip at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. At the event, De Niro mentioned Ann Romney, as well as Callista Gingrich and Karen Santorum, then asked: “Now do you really think our country is ready for a...
  • Mitt Romney's 'Cadillac Flub' is Only One of Many

    02/24/2012 1:09:12 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | Reid J. Epstein
    For Mitt Romney, ad-libbing is becoming a liability. At the end of a 35-minute speech Friday to the Detroit Economic Club at this city’s football stadium, Romney offered yet another YouTube-worthy moment for his GOP rivals to exploit — reminding the well-heeled executives that his family owns four Detroit-made-cars, including two Cadillacs. Though they may be made in Michigan, owning two of the pricey cars - which cost between $35,000 and $49,000, according to the campaign, will only reinforce the image that he’s out of touch with working-class Americans.
  • Santorum Warns of Iran Attack on North Dakota

    02/16/2012 3:11:03 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 134 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/16/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Rick Santorum made an odd comment in North Dakota on Wednesday. Praising the state for its energy production, he warned his audience that its success in the field might lead to terrorist attacks. CNN reports: Rick Santorum warned a quiet North Dakota audience Wednesday that their state’s booming oil industry positioned the region as a prime target for terrorism. “Folks, you’ve got energy here. They’re going to bother you
  • Politico Thinks the Wisconsin State Flag is a Union Flag

    02/15/2012 11:12:40 AM PST · by TexasNative2000 · 23 replies
    Politico | 2/15/2012 | Vanity
    The active page has been pulled, but here is a screenshot of an earlier Politico report. The reporter claims that President Obama is showing his support of unions by flying a flag representing Wisconsin Local #1848.Sorry, lady. That is Wisconsin's State Flag.Donovan Slack is listed as Politico's "lead writer for '44', a living diary of the Obama presidency."
  • Bachmann: "I haven't had a gaffe"

    11/18/2011 1:37:45 PM PST · by TBBT · 69 replies
    thehill ^ | 11/18/2011 | Christian Heinze
    Michele Bachmann, making the case on Fox News that she's the safest candidate in a rather jaw-dropping statement. BACHMANN: I haven't had a gaffe or something that I've done that has caused me to fall in the polls. People see in me someone who's genuinely a social conservative, a fiscal conservative, a national security conservative and a Tea Partier. I'm the whole package. And when it comes to the best Republican who take on Barack Obama and not have any clunker in my record to be able to take him on, it's me. And I've been involved as a private...
  • Leon Panetta Makes Foreign Policy Gaffe (Says INDIA is a THREAT to America, like China)

    11/18/2011 3:32:08 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 61 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | November 17, 2011, 5:35 PM ET | Adam Entous
    <p>“We face the threats from rising powers — China, India, others — that we have to always have sufficient force protection out there in the Pacific to make sure they know we’re never going anywhere,” Mr. Panetta said during a visit to a shipyard in Groton, Conn., where he toured a submarine, the Mississippi, in the final stages of construction.</p>