Obama expresses 'regret' to Poland over inadvertent 'death camp' gaffe

Jun 1, 2012 Full story: Fox News 333

President Barack Obama has written a letter to the Polish president expressing "regret" for an inadvertent verbal gaffe that caused a storm of controversy in Poland this week.

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Kat

Coffeyville, KS

#176 Jun 7, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
Fact remains, rugby plays dress-up and victimizes people. This time, wanting to play the role of President. Not so fast, mister. Victimizing his dog was just another example of his 'power' everywhere and at all costs mindset.
rugby = deviant.
Well at least he didn't eat his dog!

What does that say about Obama's mindset?
conservative crapola

Bowmansville, PA

#177 Jun 7, 2012
Kat wrote:
<quoted text>
Well at least he didn't eat his dog!
What does that say about Obama's mindset?
rugby the deviant eats American workers and spits them out.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#178 Jun 7, 2012
Les Spambot wrote:
<quoted text>America did notice.......last night in Wisconsin, weren't you paying attention.
They decided they didn't want to recall a governor. Apparently you're too damn stupid to know what the election there was even ABOUT.

Hint: Obama and Romney weren't running...:)
harvey

Columbus, OH

#179 Jun 7, 2012
Kat wrote:
<quoted text>
Well at least he didn't eat his dog!
What does that say about Obama's mindset?
Obama never "ate his dog," moron. He was a kid at a dinner where dog meat was served and ate some.

Romney, OTOH, personally abused his family's dog. The two cases aren't remotely similar - unless you're a Rightie looking desperately for false equivalencies.

Duh!

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#180 Jun 7, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>JUNE 7, 2012 4:00 A.M.
Obama’s Third-Party History
New documents shed new light on his ties to a leftist party in the 1990s.
By Stanley Kurtz
On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s goal.
In late October 2008, when I wrote here at NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE that Obama had been a member of the New Party, his campaign sharply denied it, calling my claim a “crackpot smear.” Fight the Smears, an official Obama-campaign website, staunchly maintained that “Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party.” I rebutted this, but the debate was never taken up by the mainstream press.
Recently obtained evidence from the updated records of Illinois ACORN at the Wisconsin Historical Society now definitively establishes that Obama was a member of the New Party. He also signed a “contract” promising to publicly support and associate himself with the New Party while in office.
Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows:
Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party.
He also joined the New Party.
Consistent with this, a roster of the Chicago chapter of the New Party from early 1997 lists Obama as a member, with January 11, 1996, indicated as the date he joined.
If Mr. Obama was ever a leftist, those days are obviously long gone. Practically every aspect of his modern-day politics is centrist if not Republican. But of course, that won't stop unscrupulous, dishonest GOPers from pretending Obama's the "Manchurian Candidate" they've often portrayed him as.

Hatred, smears, and bigotry are the Right's methods. They are disgusting.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#181 Jun 7, 2012
More on the "New Party..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Party_ (United_States)

"The New Party was founded in the early 1990s by Daniel Cantor, a former staffer for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign, and by sociology and law professor Joel Rogers as an effort to break with the largely unsuccessful history of left-leaning third parties in the United States. Their strategy was to run candidates only where they had a reasonable chance of winning, and to nominate on their ballot line (or where this was not legally possible, to endorse) the candidate they favored more from another party.[1]

The party could best be described as social democratic in orientation, although party statements almost invariably used the terms "small-d democratic" or "progressive" instead. Its founders chose the name "New Party" in an effort to strike a fresh tone, free of associations with dogmas and ideological debates."

---

"Left-wing critics of the New Party, such as supporters of the Green Party, argued that the New Party was merely a pressure group on the fringes of the Democratic Party, rather than a genuinely new political party."

So IOW, if Obama "joined" the New Party, it was to appeal to progressives and get their endorsement. Big deal.

This Breitbart-sponsored tempest in a teapot means nothing, as do most bloviations of the dead agitator's website. Nothing there.
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Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#183 Jun 7, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
If Mr. Obama was ever a leftist, those days are obviously long gone. Practically every aspect of his modern-day politics is centrist if not Republican. But of course, that won't stop unscrupulous, dishonest GOPers from pretending Obama's the "Manchurian Candidate" they've often portrayed him as.
Hatred, smears, and bigotry are the Right's methods. They are disgusting.
you shouldn't drink this much before noon.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#184 Jun 7, 2012
America Is Not The Same wrote:
<quoted text>
No he is right.
When Odumbo speaks NO ONE LISTENS That is why Bill Clinton is companioning with Obama Because Clinton is still well liked and people do listen to him when he speaks
Odumbo is so stupid that he don't realize that Clinton is sabotaging him with a lot of statements that he is making LIKE
Romney was a good business person
The Bush tax cuts should remain in place. Obama should not raise taxes on anyone.All stated by Clinton
If a president was strong in his position he wouldn't have to have a past president companioning with him.
Odumbo is clueless and down in the polls that is why he has Clinton as a diversion, it called a strategy but it's backfiring
Romney will never get the vote of fundie Xtians, women, Latinos and blacks.

Without those voting blocks, you can't be elected POTUS.

Now, go cry about it little girl.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#185 Jun 7, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
If Mr. Obama was ever a leftist, those days are obviously long gone. Practically every aspect of his modern-day politics is centrist if not Republican. But of course, that won't stop unscrupulous, dishonest GOPers from pretending Obama's the "Manchurian Candidate" they've often portrayed him as.
Hatred, smears, and bigotry are the Right's methods. They are disgusting.
You have to understand the root of Le Dumbo's misery:

President Obama is everything Le Dumbo will never be.
Rich, powerful, intelligent and happy.

Just pity him.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#186 Jun 7, 2012
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama never "ate his dog," moron. He was a kid at a dinner where dog meat was served and ate some.
Romney, OTOH, personally abused his family's dog. The two cases aren't remotely similar - unless you're a Rightie looking desperately for false equivalencies.
Duh!
Romney's dog was sun bathing, but Barak's was yelling "Don't eat me, Don't eat me"
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#187 Jun 7, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
If Mr. Obama was ever a leftist, those days are obviously long gone. Practically every aspect of his modern-day politics is centrist if not Republican. But of course, that won't stop unscrupulous, dishonest GOPers from pretending Obama's the "Manchurian Candidate" they've often portrayed him as.
Hatred, smears, and bigotry are the Right's methods. They are disgusting.
That rotten Dictator's true colors are showing.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#188 Jun 8, 2012
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Romney's dog was sun bathing, but Barak's was yelling "Don't eat me, Don't eat me"
Texas is a giant green boil on the ass of America.

Texas is the reason America is always on the decline.
Since the S&L crisis in Texas in the 80s, the oil spill caused by careless Texans, the "no child left behind" debacle created by the idiot in Texas, two unfunded wars started by the idiot in Texas, the crash of 2008 whose architect was Phil Graham, TX, it seems all we get from you barely educated inbreds is trouble.

We should let you secede from the union. We'll all be better off.

Have a great day, hater.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#189 Jun 8, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Texas is a giant green boil on the ass of America.
Texas is the reason America is always on the decline.
Since the S&L crisis in Texas in the 80s, the oil spill caused by careless Texans, the "no child left behind" debacle created by the idiot in Texas, two unfunded wars started by the idiot in Texas, the crash of 2008 whose architect was Phil Graham, TX, it seems all we get from you barely educated inbreds is trouble.
We should let you secede from the union. We'll all be better off.
Have a great day, hater.
Got a little hot under the collar .
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Ann

Szczecin, Poland

#191 Jun 8, 2012
Obama should better call his death camps in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and probably another countries and he should better estimate and call politics of his own and his regime: genocide, crimes against humanity, mass murder.
Czech Power over slovaks

Chicago, IL

#192 Jun 8, 2012
Ann wrote:
Obama should better call his death camps in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and probably another countries and he should better estimate and call politics of his own and his regime: genocide, crimes against humanity, mass murder.
Poles participated in every conflict you mentioned .

Again , let's find who wrote Barry speech .

Terms "Polish Death Camps " was used way before Barry became president . First it was used by Noam Chomsky . We all know who Chomsky is .

You ain't nothing but a racist and dumb one as well . Accusing president of something he has nothing to do with ,without examining the facts behind it
Czech Power over slovaks

Chicago, IL

#193 Jun 8, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Texas is a giant green boil on the ass of America.
Texas is the reason America is always on the decline.
Since the S&L crisis in Texas in the 80s, the oil spill caused by careless Texans, the "no child left behind" debacle created by the idiot in Texas, two unfunded wars started by the idiot in Texas, the crash of 2008 whose architect was Phil Graham, TX, it seems all we get from you barely educated inbreds is trouble.
We should let you secede from the union. We'll all be better off.
Have a great day, hater.
Texans as well as Alaskans would be much better off if separated and let to create their own nations .

Since and before Barry took presidency Texas economy never stagnated.

“too hard to handle”

Since: Jun 11

butler, pa

#194 Jun 8, 2012
Czech Power over slovaks wrote:
<quoted text> Poles participated in every conflict you mentioned .
Again , let's find who wrote Barry speech .
Terms "Polish Death Camps " was used way before Barry became president . First it was used by Noam Chomsky . We all know who Chomsky is .
You ain't nothing but a racist and dumb one as well . Accusing president of something he has nothing to do with ,without examining the facts behind it
This comment is a good example of how the poland and her people have been betrayed ever since the end of wwII.

I don't care how many times the phrase "polish death camps" has been used or by whom. Whoever says that or however long it has been said, it's just plain repugnant.

A man in the office of the presidency of the united states should be one hell of a lot more "aware" than he is.

So "accusing him of someting he has nothing to do with..."?, means he has license so say whatever he wants even while reading a prepared speech and, and never be held accountable for what he says?

Both Trusk and Sikorski's comments nailed him dead on.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#195 Jun 8, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>You have to understand the root of Le Dumbo's misery:
President Obama is everything Le Dumbo will never be.
Rich, powerful, intelligent and happy.
Just pity him.
HALPERIN: DEMS NOW BELIEVE OBAMA COULD LOSE...

Disappointed liberals threaten not to vote in November...

Obama:'PRIVATE SECTOR DOING FINE'... You have just entered the twilight zone.

No apologies...I’m stupid, you should know that by now.

ROMNEY: Obama out of touch...When you never pay for anything, how do you stay in touch…………oh that’s it, the price of golf.

MCCONNELL:'He must be on another planet'...well knowing Obama it would be Pluto…………….since it was also a dog.

Lanny Davis: Vicious People Working For The President...blame anybody but Obama………….the liberals crutch.
Czech Power over slovaks

Chicago, IL

#196 Jun 8, 2012
superwilly wrote:
<quoted text>
This comment is a good example of how the poland and her people have been betrayed ever since the end of wwII.
I don't care how many times the phrase "polish death camps" has been used or by whom. Whoever says that or however long it has been said, it's just plain repugnant.
A man in the office of the presidency of the united states should be one hell of a lot more "aware" than he is.
So "accusing him of someting he has nothing to do with..."?, means he has license so say whatever he wants even while reading a prepared speech and, and never be held accountable for what he says?
Both Trusk and Sikorski's comments nailed him dead on.
You mean to tell me presidents should be aware of every nation history and or historical events ? LOL

Auschwitz sounds Germanic not Polish

“too hard to handle”

Since: Jun 11

butler, pa

#197 Jun 8, 2012
Czech Power over slovaks wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean to tell me presidents should be aware of every nation history and or historical events ? LOL
Auschwitz sounds Germanic not Polish
Yes.

There is no excuse for a man in his position to be so ill prepared and unaware,even if someone else wrote i for him. He obviously not know who Karski was and what he did or he woiuld not have made the remark that he did

"Auschwitz sounds Germanic not Polish...". Are you THAT uneducated?

As everyone knows, with the possible exception of you, auschwitz-birkenau concentration camp is in poland, was built and operated by the occupying GERMANS.

Watch a military channel special on it, obviously your schooling has been "lacking".

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