Hear POTUS Speak Spanish Today

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    Campaigning in California today, President Obama will be speaking Spanish for the benefit of Hispanic voters. (I heard this on CNN just now; will find linkiepoo ASAP.) Evidentially, Obama has already recorded ads for California in Spanish to run on Spanish TV out there.

    Obama ads courts Hispanic vote – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    I found this as I was googling.....

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZprtPat1Vk"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZprtPat1Vk[/ame]

    Now, in fairness, he does say our kids should speak more than one language and no one is going to argue that'd be a bad thing (though he fails to explain why Spanish must always be that second language). But he begins by saying "I don't understand people who say Americans should speak English." Really, Mr. President?

    Anyone suspect he is pandering to the illegal alien sympathizers among us? I certainly do.

    This is a ginormous error; whilst on US soil, the President should always speak English. I would not object to an interpretator, etc. but to hear him suggest "one language is as good as another"?

    NO.

     
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    Nothing is lost by people communicating. That is not the same as supporting official bilingualism, which I oppose.
    But why should Obama, who does not speak Spanish to my knowledge, suddenly develop this facility? Amazing what a teleprompter can do for you. THis is the first time America has been governed by a teleprompter.
    Bush OTOH actually could speak Spanish.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcHlXNFpr-s&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    American Presidents should speak American English on America soil. That is all I have to say about that.
     
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    That asshole couldn't even speak English. His handlers probably had to spend 3 days training him for those few paragraphs.
    His brother Jeb speaks great Spanish but lived in Mexico for some time and married a Mexican chick.He also had several Cuban business partners back in the Miami Daze.
     
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    Color me *astounded*...The Rabbi is defending Obama whilst I am roasting him. Might be a great day to buy a lottery ticket, folks. This has never happened before and likely will not again for centuries.

    *Laughs*

     
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    Jeb! is fluent; I dunno about W. If he ever spoke Spanish in public I sure don't remember.
     
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    Okay, well I can't even Begin to imagine WTF YOU are,

    but we want our Madeline back! [​IMG]
     
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    Eu tu, fryenza?

    IMO, Obama is attempting to send the message that he supports illegal immigration (which in fact he does). Burns my ass up that so many in public office think the US needs a slave class of Mexican poor or that we have the resources to support one.


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    That's because you're a moron. Bush spoke Spanish quite well and used it campaigning for 2000.
     
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    If true, it was wrong for Bush to do this too. For exactly the same reason I condemned Obama's doing it.
     

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