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White House transcript hides Obama’s
chattering-class gaffe [Video]

Daily Caller, by Neil Munro

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/12/2014 3:22:12 PM

White House officials have quietly changed an official transcript to hide President Barack Obama’s embarrassing historical error during his international press conference with French President Francois Hollande. Obama’s error came when he misnamed Alexis de Tocqueville, a clear-eyed Frenchman who explained the subtle miracle of American culture and democracy in the 1830s. His book is a classic, partly because his insights about Americans’ social equality and civic society have become commonplace among centrists and conservatives. But Obama called him “Alex” in front of the French and U.S. press, and while facing banks of TV cameras. The White House’s official transcript,

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0bama´s error may have been "slight" but when you add this to the long list of his gaffes it shows he and his staff are truly incompetent. It would be surprising if 0bama even knows who Alexis de Tocqueville is. He would be the last person on earth 0bama would emulate and everything he does is the antithesis of de Tocqueville. The last paragraph is pretty funny.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 2/12/2014 3:33:48 PM     (No. 9729756)

Obama is a dolt. These past years have proven to me he is a sock puppet for someone else. This is just more fodder for the affirmative action hire we are stuck with....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: scottc, 2/12/2014 4:02:15 PM     (No. 9729798)

Little Barry tries so hard to sound educated. It would be funny if it wasn´t so pathetic.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/12/2014 4:05:06 PM     (No. 9729801)

He can hum the tune, he just don´t know the words.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Flipper3, 2/12/2014 4:14:10 PM     (No. 9729810)

He can´t even hum the damned tune.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/12/2014 4:17:31 PM     (No. 9729812)

Remember how the press jeered at Nixon for his physical ineptitude, having trouble with such things as putting a cap on a pen? Yet he was nimble-fingered and agile compared to Obama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/12/2014 4:22:39 PM     (No. 9729825)

Everybody recalls how the press smeared Bush. Some of us older folks remember how they denigrated Gerald Ford, a Phi Bete, as "too dumb to be president."

If anyone was ever too dumb to be president, Burrocky be the one.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/12/2014 4:23:24 PM     (No. 9729826)

All together now,...three,two,one....if Bush had done this...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: shmowry1, 2/12/2014 5:18:08 PM     (No. 9729918)

What happened to the "most transparent administration in history" promise? Oh, I forgot. They´ve changed the definition of the word.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: volksford, 2/12/2014 6:10:52 PM     (No. 9729970)

Our Potemkin prez does it again.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/12/2014 6:21:48 PM     (No. 9729979)

Obama is ignorant plain and simple. The time he spent in this country was in the relative isolation of a close community of leftists where de Tocqueville wasn´t exactly an icon nor Voltaire, Locke, and there were no "corpsmen" hanging around. The isolation of his background and utter lack of expoure to cultural diversity is abundantly evident.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: danvillebill, 2/12/2014 7:00:32 PM     (No. 9730016)

The Zipster was talkin´ bout Al TokeVille, one of his Choom buds.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 2/12/2014 7:05:30 PM     (No. 9730019)

The most intellectual president to EVER hold the office. Let´s see:

57 states
*Alex de Tocqueville
*You didn´t build that
*I think when you spread the wealth around, it´s good for everybody
*I can do whatever I want
*Believes Hawaii is Asia
*If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor
*If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance
*It´s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren´t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." --explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters

The first thing that dictators do is rewrite history to fit their vision. It starts with revision of who and what you are by the ministers of propaganda at the alphabet news agencies.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JAN, 2/12/2014 7:31:14 PM     (No. 9730042)

Not only is our esteemed president barely literate, he is surrounded by people who are just as ignorant.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/12/2014 8:06:39 PM     (No. 9730077)

Anyone remember the fun when GW couldn´t say "nuclear" ?

When you are stoned it´s hard to remember stuff.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StephaniePlum, 2/12/2014 8:40:55 PM     (No. 9730122)

At least he didn´t just refer to him as Al. We all remember the disrespect shown by both the President and Secretary of State Clinton when receiving the caskets from Benghazi, constantly referring to Ambassador Christopher Stevens as "our good friend Chris".

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