obama: embarrased we can't speak french, but he laughs he can't speak spanish

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    obama: embarrased we can't speak french, but he laughs he can't speak spanish

    In front of photographers, Chavez gave Obama a copy of "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent," a book by Eduardo Galeano that chronicles U.S. and European economic and political interference in the region.

    When a reporter asked Obama what he thought of the book, the president replied: "I thought it was one of Chavez's books. I was going to give him one of mine." White House advisers said they didn't know if Obama would read it or not.

    White House spokesman Robert Gibbs made a joke about it, noting the president doesn't speak or read Spanish: "I think it's in Spanish, so that might be a tad on the difficult side."

    Obama extends hands to Chavez, Ortega at summit

    obama is a high school president, nothing more
     
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    Excellent point. He had to kiss Europe's (France's) ass.

    But Central and South American, not so much.
     
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    didn't bow down to anyone down there did he.....
     
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    Haven't heard of that ...yet.

    I think it's pretty hysterical that Chavez's gift was how the U.S. and Europe has screwed Latin America.
     
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    Even George W. Bush could speak some Spanish. Maybe Obama could 'axe' him for help. Barack better learn. Once he grants amnesty to all the illegal aliens from Mexico, he'll have to give his speeches in Spanish. (Or perhaps he can just get a Spanish-speaking teleprompter...?)
     
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    He should have given a great gift, like an ipod filled with Obama political speeches, everybody wants that.
     
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    why not a teleprompter? cut out the middleman.
     
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    Obama speaks no other languages. The French he briefly spoke was teleprompted, and he butchered that one small phrase.

    His slant against American culture during his trip to Europe was so...European.

    Most shocking regarding the Chavez stuff is Obama's willingness to allow Chavez to enter into his space, shake hands, pose for pics, exchange gifts...good Lord. Does he not realize the mileage this South American dictator is going to get out of this weak-ass American presidents compliance?

    Obama repeatedly comes off so weak, so indecisive. The South American media are pointing out how our American president sought out Chavez and worked to greet him - not the other way around. Chavez appeared far more in control - he was the alpha male to Obama's insecure empty suit...

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    I don't want to give Chavez any rep- but that was an excellent reading suggestion, I would encourage everyone to read- it is a classic essay by one of our greatest intellectuals.

    Apparently it did some good: the books sales went absolutely nuts on amazon after the news broke. Haha... that's funny.

    Sales Soar of Book Chavez Gave Obama - Political Punch
     

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