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  1. #1 Does Obama Know The Difference Between England and Great Britian? 
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    Following the contemptible storming of the British Embassy in Iran by violent protestors, President Obama rightly condemned the Iranian government for not controlling the protestors and protecting a diplomatic outpost. In doing so, however, he made yet another embarrassing foreign policy gaffe: referring to the embassy as "English" instead of "British."

    How do you think the media would have treated a Republican presidential candidate if he or she made the same mistake?

    According to the Heritage Foundation:

    In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. There is no such thing as an “English” embassy anywhere in the world, and there hasn’t been one for several centuries.

    Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by this latest slip-up by President Obama. After all he recently described France as America’s closest ally, and famously declared that he has traveled to no less than 57 states. But it would be nice if the leader of the free world bothered to look at a map once in a while, or even paid a visit to the British Embassy in Washington, currently housing the Churchill bust that Mr. Obama unceremoniously threw out of the Oval Office soon after his inauguration.

    The "English" gaffe not only calls into question Obama's foreign policy expertise, but also his opinions on the relationship between the US and Britain. Rather than fostering continued relationships with countries throughout Europe and strongly supporting Israel, many of Obama's policies have denigrated those relationships while appeasing enemies and adversaries. Calling France America's closest ally was a blow to the "special relationship" shared by the US and Britain since the Great Rapprochement in the two decades leading up to World War I.

    Of course, the White House and the media will inevitably dismiss the remark as a minor blunder, but it will not be the first time Obama has treated the key ally of Britain without the respect it deserves.

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    This is the same guy who gave the Queen a bunch of digital WalMart movies as a state gift, that were coded for the North American zone. What do you think?
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    Every day, the Outrage beast must be fed.

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    The "English" gaffe? How about DVDs that won't play in Britain, or toy helicoptors. The results of Obama's attitude toward the British was demonstrated when Obama was snubbed and not invited to William and Kate's wedding.

    No! "English" was not a gaffe.

    According to the Daily Mail, Obama hates Whites, and the "English" in particular. It goes back to his Kenyan grandfather. A must read..........

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    He probably returned the Winston Churchill bust because he thought it was W.C. Fields.
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    Yes, that was incorrect, like the way you chose to spell Britain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Every day, the Outrage beast must be fed.

    Sometimes, it only gets thin gruel.

    Christmas is only a month away, so the beast will get it's meat. There will be much outrage over any entity that chooses to wish people Happy Holidays over Merry Christmas. More outrage even than was expressed on FOX or by Bob Dutko over the President's failure to reference God in his Thanksgiving address on YouTube!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Every day, the Outrage beast must be fed.

    Sometimes, it only gets thin gruel.

    This issue here is the hypocrisy of the media. It this had been a Republican president, you know, you know that this gaffe would be hammered relentlessly.

    But you know this.
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    Does he know the difference? My first instinct tells me to write ... Of course he does!

    It was just another intended slap in the face to them.

    But then again, his correction was also wrong. Who knows?


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    Yes, that was incorrect, like the way you chose to spell Britain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC in Georgia View Post

    Naughty, naughty!

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    Not at all. When criticizing the mistakes of others, it's best not to be making them yourself, at the same time.
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