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3 year old veteran??

SkysTheLimit
July 13, 2010 08:33AM

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Re: 3 year old veteran??

stxem
July 13, 2010 11:24AM

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He probably mispoke. And yes, even presidents should be allowed to mix up a few words--what's the big deal? It's kinda obvious his father couldn't have served in WWII for the United States given his age and the fact that he was Kenyan, not an American citizen. It's not like he could be deliberately trying to blow smoke given the facts on the record.

President Obama was raised by his maternal grandfather who was his father in all respects of the name-- and who did indeed serve in WWII. Perhaps a freudian slip? (i.e. wanted to say grandfather, but said father because his grandpa was like a father to him). Geez, give the guy a break and worry about more important things than a simple word confusion!!!

Re: 3 year old veteran??

SkysTheLimit
July 13, 2010 12:48PM

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Lighten up
Just sharing a clip.

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Dave
July 13, 2010 02:26PM

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Quote
SkysTheLimit
Lighten up
Just sharing a clip.

If that's the case, then what's "Amazing" about it??? Either you think that Obama is lying or you think he mispoke. You can't have it both ways.

Re: 3 year old veteran??

SkysTheLimit
July 13, 2010 02:57PM

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Misspoke obviously.
Political comedy!

Re: 3 year old veteran??

stxem
July 13, 2010 03:21PM

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Well, since the original "mis-statement" of Obama wasn't that funny--forgive me, I really don't see the humor in saying my father instead of grandfather, and since the video was posted with an article that took him seriously (it said "what else could he be lying about"wink, I took the posting as someone trying to flame people. Or as bait to start up some anti-Obama /anti-liberal /anti democrat fervor.

Re: 3 year old veteran??

SkysTheLimit
July 13, 2010 04:20PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,817

No flame or bait here.

I laugh at them all when they say or do something stupid. These are the guys elected to run our country!!
Bush, Reagan, Clinton, Nixon, George W, Carter, Ford,........It's Obama's turn.
George W. was fun to laugh at.......right?

I will admit that sharing it here may have been inappropriate.thumbs down I revisited it and see where that could stir the pot.

I do think a President totally misspeaking is funny.big grin

Re: 3 year old veteran??

Dave
July 13, 2010 04:21PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 74

You still did not say what you thought was "Amazing" about it. Maybe you just misspoke. Amazing...

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terry
July 13, 2010 07:18PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,524

Gee he just misspoke about his 3 year old father and about visiting all 57 states.
What about poor Dan Quayle and misspelling Tomato? The press and the liberals crucified him for years. Typical!

Re: 3 year old veteran??

Dave
July 13, 2010 07:51PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 74

I don't recall any liberals or press questioning Dan Quayle's honesty ("what else could he be lying about?" ) because he misspelled tomato.

Perhaps I'm just "misremembering".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/13/2010 07:57PM by Dave.

Re: 3 year old veteran??

terry
July 13, 2010 08:29PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,524

No they never called him a liar, just dumb.

Re: 3 year old veteran??

Dave
July 13, 2010 09:16PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 74

That's kinda my point....

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STXBob
July 13, 2010 10:18PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,116

It was "potatoe"

Re: 3 year old veteran??

terry
July 14, 2010 12:34AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,524

yes it was.

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Edward
July 14, 2010 07:41AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 702

I suppose it might be suggested that the relevance of this topic to our Forum might be that the President of the United States is the President of the USVI. But it's a stretch.

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