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PoliCon
12-07-2010, 12:19 AM
* Posted on December 6, 2010 at 6:28pm by Meredith Jessup Meredith Jessup


A convenient talking point became the latest source of political fodder for President Barack Obama’s antagonists on Capitol Hill Monday. Members of Congress on Monday called on President Obama to issue a public correction after he incorrectly identified “E pluribus unum” as the official motto of the United States, supplanting the country’s real motto, “In God We Trust.”

The verbal gaffe happened in November as President Obama spoke at the University of Indonesia. In trying to spell out some similarities between the two countries, Obama compared national mottos.

“In the United States, our motto is ‘E pluribus unum’ — out of many, one,” he said, then compared it to the Indonesian motto, “Bhennika Tunggal Ika — unity in diversity.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJT_YtL2okc

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PoliCon
12-07-2010, 12:22 AM
And where is the press on this? Why aren't they excoriating him the way they attacked and excoriated Palin? Palin made a simple slip up confusing north and south. Barry doesn't even know the FREAKING MOTTO OF THE COUNTRY HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING!! :mad:

lacarnut
12-07-2010, 12:35 AM
And where is the press on this? Why aren't they excoriating him the way they attacked and excoriated Palin? Palin made a simple slip up confusing north and south. Barry doesn't even know the FREAKING MOTTO OF THE COUNTRY HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING!! :mad:

This guy is dumb as a rock.

noonwitch
12-07-2010, 04:20 PM
It is the motto that is on the seal. In God We Trust is the motto on our money. It's not the biggest gaffe ever made by a president, it's not even Obama's biggest gaffe (which I would say is the 57 states quote).

PoliCon
12-07-2010, 09:00 PM
It is the motto that is on the seal. In God We Trust is the motto on our money. It's not the biggest gaffe ever made by a president, it's not even Obama's biggest gaffe (which I would say is the 57 states quote).

Trouble is the press made a big deal about Palin's North/South gaff - but not one of the same bastards has said BOO about Barry not knowing the motto of the country he's getting paid to lead. :mad:

m00
12-07-2010, 09:30 PM
This guy is dumb as a rock.

Teleprompter malfunction

fettpett
12-08-2010, 07:14 PM
It is the motto that is on the seal. In God We Trust is the motto on our money. It's not the biggest gaffe ever made by a president, it's not even Obama's biggest gaffe (which I would say is the 57 states quote).

Yeah, it's on the seal, but it's not the Nations motto (though it was the de facto one until 1956 when "In God We Trust" became the Official one), besides it has nothing to do with the bullshit multicultural crap that this tard spouts. It refers to the many states joining together and becoming one country.


I hate it when people twist history and twist meanings for their bullshit

noonwitch
12-09-2010, 01:35 PM
Trouble is the press made a big deal about Palin's North/South gaff - but not one of the same bastards has said BOO about Barry not knowing the motto of the country he's getting paid to lead. :mad:



Maybe they think it is the national motto. I don't think you have to be that smart to work in the television news business.