Obama: Can’t Even Do Stupid Right

Geesh – from the Telegraph:

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…

Even calling them the “Malvinas” is dumb – that is what Argentine leaders attempting to distract their people call them; doing so in order to pretend that Argentina ever had a legitimate claim to the Falkland Islands.  But if you’re going to kowtow to hack politicians on the make, then at least use the right word, Mr. President.

Just to set the record straight – the Brits have been continuously settled in the Falklands since 1833 – or, to put it in to perspective, about 15 years longer than Americans have been continuously in Nevada.  If Argentina owns the Falklands, then Mexico owns Nevada.  The population of the islands is a bit more than 3,000.  These people mind their own business, make a fairly decent life in their harsh land and express absolutely zero desire to come under Argentine rule.  You have to be one of two things to hold that Argentina should be in control:  an idiot, or a hack politician.  Given Obama’s blunder on the name of the islands, I’d have to plunk down for “idiot”.

This is especially true now that the hacks in Argentina have been sabre-rattling over the islands – threatening a repeat of  Argentina’s 1982 invasion.  For Obama to go along with Argentine pretensions  – which signal that if they attack, we won’t do anything – only helps bring forward a blood letting.  Which, in turn, puts “idiot” more and more indelibly in the mind.

 

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76 thoughts on “Obama: Can’t Even Do Stupid Right

  1. GMB

    “You have to be one of two things to hold that Argentina should be in control: an idiot, or a hack politician.”

    I see no reason why he can not be both at the same time.

    1. neocon1

      maybe he used his breathalyzer before mr teleprompter spoke.

      are we sure barry isnt al not$harpston son?

      I see no reason why he can not be both at the same time.
      I second that

      1. Retired Spook

        are we sure barry isnt al not $harpston son?

        If the Rev had a son, he would look like Barack.

  2. Canuckguy

    Oh, big deal. I would be surprised if more than 1% of Mercans would know the difference.
    Another thing, he is not supporting Argentina’s drive to reclaim the islands. He is neutral at the least.

    1. Mark Edward Noonan Post author

      Canuck,

      They are the Falkland Islands – they have been the Falkland Islands ever since human beings set up permanent habitation on them. The people who live there are Falkland Islanders and they have absolutely zero connection with the people of Argentina…so, calling them the Malvinas is not neutral, is is a definitive statement in favor of the (absurd) Argentine position. And the point here, at any rate, is that Obama is being stupid…playing with fire; and even then, he still gets it wrong.

      1. Amazona

        I think what the Canadiot is saying is “So Obama is stupid—-big deal”.

        Easy to say if he’s not YOUR president.

      2. Canuckguy

        As for you Amazona, my initial comment was more to tweak the nose of the Mercan education system for the utterly deplorable ignorance the average Mercan has about geography. If they know Mexico is to the south of them and Canada on the north, they are doing good.

      3. Mark Edward Noonan Post author

        Canuck,

        You should grant my whole argument – British soldiers are, right now, fighting and dying along side American soldiers in Afghanistan. No American possessed of any sense would try to be “neutral” in an argument between the Brits and the Argentines over the Falklands.

    2. tiredoflibbs

      Sorry canuck, but “Viva Los Malvinas” is a slogan strictly uttered by those ARGENTINIANS who support and who are pushing for the “annexation” (if you can call it that – their first attempt failed) of the Falkland Islands.

      Hardly neutral.

      1. Canuckguy

        Fibs:
        I must have missed something because I did not see any reference about OB saying “Viva Los Malvinas” . However I did see this quote fromthe article
        “But Mrs Kirchner left the summit ……. earlier than expected last night as Colombian press reported she was unhappy that a declaration of support for the Argentine claim to the British-controlled territory was not included in the summit’s final document, which went unsigned after the USA and Canada used their vetoes. ”
        So OB vetoed it.

        However I will agree that OB should not have said he wants to be neutral. He should have stood with the UK.

      2. tiredoflibbs

        Sorry Canuck, I should never had assumed that you would make the connection. I never claimed that obAMATEUR said those words. I never made the claim that obAMATEUR used that phrase. Work on your reading comprehension. The only ones that use Los Malvinas are the ARGENTINIANS that want ownership of the islands.

        ObAMATEUR’s use of that particular term is hardly neutral.

      3. Canuckguy

        Fibs:
        Your comment “Sorry canuck, but “Viva Los Malvinas” is a slogan strictly uttered ……..”. So I didn’t know what triggered this comment so I assumed you were claiming OB mouthed it in order to make the point that you consider him the devil evil incarnate. So since that was not the case, I am still puzzled you made it as it does not address my comment at all. You need to improve your own comprehension abilities.

      4. tiredoflibbs

        More dot-connecting for the canuck:

        Your statement:
        “Oh, big deal. I would be surprised if more than 1% of Mercans would know the difference.
        Another thing, he is not supporting Argentina’s drive to reclaim the islands. He is neutral at the least.”

        My response:
        “Sorry canuck, but “Viva Los Malvinas” is a slogan strictly uttered by those ARGENTINIANS who support and who are pushing for the “annexation” (if you can call it that – their first attempt failed) of the Falkland Islands.

        Hardly neutral.”

        Your later follow up:
        “I am still puzzled you made it as it does not address my comment at all.”

        Uh, again, reading comprehension is not your strong suit. I did address your comment that obAMATEUR was being “neutral at the least”.

        If you can’t get it by now then there is no hope for you.

  3. tiredoflibbs

    C’mon Mark, give obama a break. He was just reading what was on his teleprompter.

    He doesn’t have the time to check the accuracy of his speech with all the politicing, campaigning, golfing and vacationing he is involved in!

  4. Cluster

    I know Obama is an educated man, but honestly, he is the dumbest President this country has ever had. He lacks practical experience and common sense – two key attributes found in someone with wisdom.

    1. neocon1

      Obama is an educated man,

      the result of Affirmative Action and useful idiots….my dog is better “educated”

      1. GMB

        I would have to disagree that barky is educated. At best he is credentialed. Big difference in my opinion.

      2. Retired Spook

        At best he is credentialed.

        GMB, you’ve SEEN his credentials? You must be one of the select few who has been so blessed.

      3. GMB

        ??? Not really anything that is not public knowledge.

        -Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School where he was the President of the Harvard Law Review
        -Community organizer and civil rights attorney
        -Served in the Illinois Legislature from 1997-2004
        -Taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School
        from ’92-‘04
        -Elected to the US Senate with 70% of the vote in ‘04
        -While in the Senate he has served on the following committees:
        Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, Veterans’ Affairs,
        Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Homeland Security and
        Governmental Affairs

        Lots of credentials. Not much on the verifiable accomplishment side.

        170+ votes present. Thats a credential not an accomplishment IMO

      4. Retired Spook

        ??? Not really anything that is not public knowledge.

        Ooooooh; so purported credentials, not actual hard copy credentials, heh. Still, he has released a forged BC; I guess that should count for something.

      5. GMB

        Spook, I think that is point that I was getting to. That he is a phony. That his education is a shell and not real. Did I say something wrong here?

      6. tiredoflibbs

        If obAMATEUR was such a “highly educated” man, then why has he sealed his transcripts and fight their release?

        You would think that this highly educated man would release his transcripts to stroke his inflated ego!

        Of course, many of his accolades has been proven somewhat true but highly exaggerated.

        But again, a highly educated man would at least peruse his speech for accuracy but then again, he only reads what is on the teleprompter. For someone who says corpse-man rather than corpsman, you would see the reasoning behind his locking down of his transcripts.

      7. Retired Spook

        Spook, I think that is point that I was getting to. That he is a phony. That his education is a shell and not real. Did I say something wrong here?

        Nope — I was agreeing with you 100%. We really do need a sarcasm font.

      1. neocon1

        canuckg*y

        no no anybody with sense would realize only some foreign simpleton with BDS would think that.

      2. Canuckguy

        Neocon, that that is the typical rabid Republican response to defend to the hilt a pitiful poor excuse for a president. And that flock of Republican candidates for president is another grand collection of pathetic excuses for a leader. It’s sad that is the best the GOP has to offer the people.

      3. tiredoflibbs

        ” to defend to the hilt a pitiful poor excuse for a president.”

        says the canuck who readily and faithfully defends the obAMATEUR.

        I see that the concept of irony escapes you as well as your inability for reading comprehension.

  5. Cluster

    I think you will start to see Romney widen this lead as he gets more focused on Obama:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/150743/Obama-Romney.aspx

    In addition to that – does David Axlerod not give you the creeps? He is such a loser, and looks like a failed 1980′s porn star – I just have to think that a lot of Americans are really tired of this Obama dog and pony show, hope and change bullshit

    1. neocon1

      mittens has developed into a tough campaign opponent, I hope he brings the fight to barry and punches him hard and often.
      You know they will have the slime machine, flame thrower and chicongo brass knuckles on.

      1. J. R. Babcock

        You know they will have the slime machine

        One of Romney’s areas of vulnerability is that he used to somewhat agree with the Left on some issues, and now he doesn’t. It’ll be interesting to see how the slime machine tackles that. They can’t really attack him on religious grounds. Regardless of how you feel about Mormanism, it’s pretty mainstream compared to Rev. Wright. They can’t attack him on associations, as I don’t think there’s anyone in Romney’s past that’s comparable to Ayers and Rezko. They can’t attack him on RomneyCare as it’s constitutional whereas ObamaCare — well, we’ll know in about 2-1/2 months. And even if they can find some areas where Romney has been less than truthful, well, I can’t imagine it won’t pale in comparison to the never-ending string of whoppers Obama has told.

    2. J. R. Babcock

      He is such a loser, and looks like a failed 1980′s porn star

      Plus he has a strong resemblance to Adolf Hitler.

    1. neocon1

      I think a 12 gage with 00 buck (no offense) would work great on him like it did when he had Malcolm shot with one.

      Though a 7.62 head shot would suffice for me.

    2. neocon1

      doesnt calypso louie have prostrate cancer?

      you DONT suppose some WHITE devil “Jewwwww” Dr. treated him or invented a procedure or medicine to cure him do you?

      nah, had to be some islamic Somalian pirate…..

      1. neocon1

        WOW
        talk about a wake up call…….

        Obama taking ‘similar path’ as Hitler and Stalin: Illinois bishop

        LifeSiteNews.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | by Patrick B. Craine

        PEORIA, Illinois, April 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a stunning homily on the weekend, an Illinois bishop slammed President Obama for his “radical pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda” and said Catholics must line up against that agenda at the ballot box in November or else lose all her dearly-held institutions.

        “This fall, every practicing Catholic must vote, and must vote their Catholic consciences, or by the following fall our Catholic schools, our Catholic hospitals, our Catholic Newman Centers, all our public ministries—only excepting our church buildings – could easily be shut down,” said Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria at a gathering of Catholic men on Saturday.

    1. Mark Edward Noonan Post author

      Of course we do – and beat puppies to death with tire irons, too.

  6. GMB

    Could you imagine the outraged howling that would be coming from the progs if Rumsfield would have been photographed drunk and with a bottle of beer in his hand?

    James , watson, and the forkers would be apoplectic by now.

    Viva los Islas Maldives!!

    LOL

  7. warplanner

    ..purely tangential, this comment. I am tentatively testing the waters here after having made this the first internet venue I inhabited in 2003-4. (What nostalgia!) Looks like you guys got rid of most of the annoying trolls and cleaned this place up quite a bit.

    Mind if I join? To whom do I make the check out?

    Repsectfully,

    ~TWP

    1. Retired Spook

      Justin, is that you? or Burr? or A10? Whomever you are, welcome back. We’ve got some neat stuff planned between now and the election.

      1. warplanner

        I am none of them.

        It was so long ago that I dis-remembered my sobriquet. In any event, them was among the fondest of times what with our disemboweling the Kerry campaign and leaving that schlumpf gasping in the dust.

        Like the Legend of Zorro (not me, BforV), every generation or so, it needs to rise up and ensure justice is done.

        ..and seems like there’s a whole passel o’ justice need doin’ these days.

        Neat stuff? Raised the hair on the back of the neck!

        exit question: is it me, or does it seem like The Pantload’s campaign are showing the minutest of cracks?

    2. Mark Edward Noonan Post author

      If you’re in the financial league of an Obama donor, we only ask for $1,000,000.00…but, if you’re not; then its free!

      1. neocon1

        Yuuuup

        April 18, 2012
        Obama’s Coalition of the Enraged

        By Fay Voshell

        The president and his allies are wooing various groups of angry and disaffected minorities. These, along with unhappy entitlement dependents, are to constitute most of the voters Obama seeks to lure into granting him another term, during which he hopes to complete his promise to “fundamentally transform” America.

        In an ironic reversal of the emphases of Madison’s Federalist Paper #10, in which that great thinker carefully outlined the dangers of factionalism and pressed for the need for stability of the Republic of the United States, Obama and his supporters are seeking to achieve electoral hegemony by playing to minorities and supporting factionalism.

        Anger, rather than hope, is to be the glue which keeps the disparate minorities together.

        In turn, the rage of minorities against fellow Americans is to be the president’s means to re-election. The result, should Obama be re-elected, will be a new class order characterized by the tyranny of minority rule.

        Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/obamas_coalition_of_the_enraged.html#ixzz1sODn0HMD

      2. Retired Spook

        Obama and his supporters are seeking to achieve electoral hegemony by playing to minorities and supporting factionalism.

        This is largely the result of the Obama team having thrown white, working-class voters under the bus. The most obvious conclusion to me is that if we have enough angry, bitter, motivated minorities to give Barry another 4 years, then we’re SOL. But given ALL they’ve done for minorities over the last 3 years, (paying their mortgage, buying their groceries, filling up their cars with gas, all that free Obama stash money) I can’t imagine any minorities being disaffected.

  8. GMB

    Unfortunately if Argentina decides to invade the Falklands again, Britain is pretty much on it’s own. Article V of the Nato treaty only applies to Europe and North America. A distinction I am sure that barky wasn’t even aware of when he made his speech.

    Great Britain barely has enough troops stationed on the Falklands to qualify as a reinforced Infantry Company. One destroyer makes up the navy and the latest info I have seen has four Eurofighters stationed on the Falklands.

    A defense unworthy of the name. The Argentinians can clearly have the islands again if they want them.

      1. neocon1

        MY kind of guy…….. :)

        ‘Sub-Human Punk’: Ted Nugent Fires Back at Liberals and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

        “When I say ‘rip their heads off,’ I’m talking figuratively that we need to go to the voting booth and fire these people!”

      2. GMB

        LOL Neo, I think the Belgrano will stay sunken. However the Argentine Navy has re-equipped with newer vessels and still maintains an amphipious assult capability.

        British forces on and around the Falklands would be overwhelmed just by numbers alone. I do not doubt the quality of the British but numbers will tell.

        At this time the British have zero Aircraft Carriers in service. Thier ability to reinforce the Falklands relies mostly on flying troops in. A repeat of 1982 doesn not look very possible without aid from the United States.

        Not going to happen while barky is around is it?

        http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/argentina/navy.htm

      3. neocon1

        OMG…….

        Q: Why did @MittRomney put his dog on top of the car?

        A: So @BarackObama wouldn’t eat it

      4. neocon1

        Obama to announce new Buffet Rule: all White House buffets must include at least two breeds of dog.

      5. neocon1

        . I didn’t realize by “dog lover” they meant their meat. Sick Sick Sick.

        I’ll bet Michael Vick gets an invite to the White House before Obama is booted out in November. Let’s all pray that Obama or his wife don’t get hungry one night and decide to eat cute little Bo.

      1. GMB

        My guess would be if the Argentines decide to get froggy it would be sometime during thier winter season. It would be unexpected. Thier casulties would be much higher but if they could get a brigade sized force onto the Islands there would be not much the British could do about it,

        Same with the muzzies of Hezballah. If it looks like barky is going to down both will have to take a chance that might not appear again for years.

  9. Phillip II of Spain

    Hey guys,

    First of all, it’s “Las (islas) Malvinas”, ’cause “island” in Spanish is feminin. Secondly, the term “Las Malvinas” has been used for a long time (I’m talking 17th century) in the Spanish language with no reference whatsoever to its property. We (I’m a Spaniard) use it to designate those islands regardless of what we think of the conflict. Like many other geographical locations, countries and whatnot, we have names in Spanish for them.

    Now back on the Argentinians: their government has always used the “conflict” with the Falkland Islands to distract their population from their terrible administration. Argentina used to be a rich country, now it’s all gone. But wait, there’s more.

    In case your local media hasn’t told you yet, the Argentinian governement has expropriated the Spanish “Repsol” subsidiary “YPF” (which, by the way, has a couple of American investors). We Spaniards are mad about it. They have stolen a portion of a Spanish oil company, one of the few Spanish companies that is internationally spread and is profitable. However, we will get over it (and we certainly won’t deal with Argentina ever again), but I’m thinking of all those poor Argentinians that won’t see anything good come out of it and will still vote for a retarded leftist who will lead them to misery.

    In the past few hours we have heard Clinton make a timid remark about “how bad the Argentinians have been”. I think everyone expects a bit more from the country that fosters free markets and trade, but sadly, it’s election year…

    (Mark, Matt, Leo keep it up! If I were American I would vote Republican!)

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