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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 12:20 AM
Response to Reply #65
69. The media doesn't give the public enough credit
to know that Canada doesn't have a president, so they won't make it an issue. Also, because it's not a big deal to begin with.
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  -Um...Obama, Canada does not have a president. It has a prime minister (another gaffe?) draft_mario_cuomo  Aug-07-07 06:30 PM   #0 
  - well ya know illinois is a LONG WAY from canda...minor gaffe at best... nt  msongs   Aug-07-07 06:31 PM   #1 
  - Actually, Chicago is pretty close to Canada.  Hieronymus   Aug-07-07 08:34 PM   #40 
  - It's 513 miles from Toronto.  terrya   Aug-07-07 08:36 PM   #42 
     - And it's 1792 miles from Yellowknife  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-08-07 06:31 AM   #75 
     - A place I like to visit.  terrya   Aug-08-07 06:42 AM   #77 
     - And it's about 180 million miles from Jupiter...  WCGreen   Aug-08-07 09:33 PM   #99 
     - It's 238 miles from Chicago to Detroit, which is on the Canadian border.  Hieronymus   Aug-09-07 03:29 AM   #103 
  - I guess it's a long way compared to Milwaukee, but it's hardly far away...  DinoBoy   Aug-07-07 11:56 PM   #59 
  - Yep, I saw that too. nt.  Lirwin2   Aug-07-07 06:32 PM   #2 
  - who the fuck cares JESUS!!!!!  bigdarryl   Aug-07-07 06:32 PM   #3 
  - Not the Obamaramas... (who probably think Canada has a President, too...)  MethuenProgressive   Aug-07-07 06:37 PM   #12 
     - No, but they may understand that Obama knows that too.  Mass   Aug-07-07 07:04 PM   #20 
     - Who cares? It's CANADA.  youthere   Aug-09-07 11:42 AM   #106 
  - So what? Big Deal.......  Ethelk2044   Aug-07-07 06:33 PM   #4 
  - Ignorance of other countries is a key characteristic of the current administration  Lirwin2   Aug-07-07 06:33 PM   #6 
  - Never mispoke? Amazing how DU is full of people who never mispoke.  Mass   Aug-07-07 07:05 PM   #21 
  - How do you know what Obama thinks and knows?  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-07-07 07:18 PM   #26 
  - Is the DU full of people running for the most important office in the world?  seriousstan   Aug-07-07 07:19 PM   #29 
  - He is correct about the foreign policy. He made the people who smeared him look stupid.  Ethelk2044   Aug-07-07 07:29 PM   #33 
  - No, misquoting a title did not cause our current political situation  Ethelk2044   Aug-07-07 09:31 PM   #50 
  - He is running for prez, says he is ready for the job but apparently has no clue about Canada?  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-07-07 06:35 PM   #10 
  - A few years ago, Bush travelled to Canada and  Lirwin2   Aug-07-07 06:42 PM   #13 
  - Well, Canada is one of our closest friends and allies.  terrya   Aug-07-07 07:01 PM   #18 
  - ...That is the lowest nitpick I have seen yet.  Kagemusha   Aug-07-07 06:33 PM   #5 
  - Lowest nitpick? it's like a 4th grade civics fact!  DinoBoy   Aug-07-07 11:58 PM   #61 
     - Exactly. Who in America goes around discussing the matter beyond 4th grade?  Kagemusha   Aug-08-07 12:45 AM   #72 
        - Uh, anyone with any sense of the outside world?  DinoBoy   Aug-08-07 11:35 AM   #83 
           - I know all about Canada... that's why I'm not hard on people about it.  Kagemusha   Aug-08-07 11:53 AM   #84 
              - Did I say he wasn't worthy to lick Hillary's shoes?  DinoBoy   Aug-08-07 12:08 PM   #86 
                 - Fine, assume that Obama is a blubbering fool all you like.  Kagemusha   Aug-08-07 02:34 PM   #92 
                    - You obviously care since you keep responding  DinoBoy   Aug-08-07 02:42 PM   #93 
  - That's shockingly ignorant.  terrya   Aug-07-07 06:33 PM   #7 
  - Me too....  bgb217   Aug-07-07 06:34 PM   #8 
  - More of a nitpick..  bgb217   Aug-07-07 06:35 PM   #9 
  - Two Ivy League degrees, and no basic knowledge of government?  MethuenProgressive   Aug-07-07 06:36 PM   #11 
  - Well, thats the state of education in Amerika today. It's a good thing  1620rock   Aug-07-07 06:50 PM   #14 
  - US History and Geography , Obama has little to no knowledge of...  Tellurian   Aug-07-07 09:01 PM   #44 
  - It also has a Governor General  rockymountaindem   Aug-07-07 06:51 PM   #15 
  - Yes. Michelle Jean. The governor-general is appointed by the Queen of England nt  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-07-07 06:55 PM   #16 
     - I know  rockymountaindem   Aug-07-07 06:58 PM   #17 
     - Never said accidentally something because you were caught in the rythm of a sentence.  Mass   Aug-07-07 07:03 PM   #19 
     - I know. I'm just responding to a remark someone made upthread about Harvard and Columbia  rockymountaindem   Aug-07-07 07:19 PM   #27 
     - Well, in fairness, U of T is the equivalent of Canada's Harvard. NT.  Lirwin2   Aug-07-07 07:11 PM   #24 
     - Not to nitpick but..  ncabot22   Aug-07-07 09:31 PM   #49 
        - She is appointed by the Queen, on the recommendation of the PM.  Lirwin2   Aug-07-07 11:40 PM   #57 
           - Yes but  ncabot22   Aug-08-07 12:08 AM   #67 
              - As far as I'm aware, no but  Lirwin2   Aug-08-07 12:18 AM   #68 
  - Lame.  jefferson_dem   Aug-07-07 07:07 PM   #22 
  - Agreed  Indenturedebtor   Aug-09-07 04:52 AM   #104 
  - wow what a deal breaker  thatsrightimirish   Aug-07-07 07:09 PM   #23 
  - I care. Basic knowledge - not like bush all over again.  emilyg   Aug-07-07 07:16 PM   #25 
  - You're right  thatsrightimirish   Aug-07-07 07:23 PM   #30 
     - No need for sarcasm.  emilyg   Aug-07-07 08:20 PM   #37 
  - If Americans didn't care why are BO fans quickly doing damage control/whining in this thread?  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-07-07 07:19 PM   #28 
  - Oh please  thatsrightimirish   Aug-07-07 07:30 PM   #34 
     - Don't kid yourself, Obama didn't oppose the war  Lirwin2   Aug-07-07 08:25 PM   #38 
        - Well  thatsrightimirish   Aug-07-07 08:30 PM   #39 
           - You have a point. Obama voted to defund the war about 2 minutes before Clinton did  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-07-07 09:09 PM   #45 
              - And Clinton was any different?  thatsrightimirish   Aug-07-07 09:34 PM   #52 
              - It's called follow  laugle   Aug-07-07 10:42 PM   #55 
  - It's over. Obama is finished.  killbotfactory   Aug-07-07 07:24 PM   #31 
  - much to do about nothing  madrchsod   Aug-07-07 07:27 PM   #32 
  - Canadians won't be surprised, they're quite used to US ignorance  MethuenProgressive   Aug-07-07 07:43 PM   #35 
  - Ordinarily, yes but not in Obama's case. This only reinforces the perception of him on experience  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-07-07 07:52 PM   #36 
  - That's "ado"  PurityOfEssence   Aug-07-07 09:34 PM   #51 
  - At least he didn't get booed.  Dawgs   Aug-07-07 08:35 PM   #41 
  - ZING!  Katzenkavalier   Aug-07-07 08:37 PM   #43 
  - So why are you always in my threads?  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-07-07 09:10 PM   #46 
  - Oh, good grief  Canuckistanian   Aug-07-07 09:14 PM   #47 
  - Hey, I hear he's got a summer place in those "mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan", too  PurityOfEssence   Aug-07-07 09:27 PM   #48 
  - Youre the Prime Minister of inane anti-Obama snipes.  A-Schwarzenegger   Aug-07-07 10:17 PM   #53 
  - Yeah, when he said he was going to call the president's of  laugle   Aug-07-07 10:36 PM   #54 
  - He misspoke. Nothing more, nothing less  ripple   Aug-07-07 10:43 PM   #56 
  - NOT ready for prime time. Not by a long shot.  DinoBoy   Aug-07-07 11:54 PM   #58 
  - Yeah I caught that too. Smart move by Biden nt  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-07-07 11:57 PM   #60 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-08-07 12:01 AM   #62 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-08-07 12:03 AM   #64 
  - maybe the Senator knows something we don't know!  Lisa   Aug-08-07 12:02 AM   #63 
  - It doesn't matter that it was a minor gaffe...  incapsulated   Aug-08-07 12:05 AM   #65 
  - Exactly nt  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-08-07 12:07 AM   #66 
  - The media doesn't give the public enough credit  killbotfactory   Aug-08-07 12:20 AM   #69 
     - It's not one thing...  incapsulated   Aug-08-07 12:25 AM   #70 
  - I'll take the guy that was against the war and doesn't know that Canada has a PM  CalebHayes   Aug-08-07 12:41 AM   #71 
  - Hey lots of countries have presidents and PM's. Iraq does.  Kagemusha   Aug-08-07 12:52 AM   #73 
  - Perhaps he misspoke?  Hippo_Tron   Aug-08-07 01:06 AM   #74 
  - We faulted Bush for this sort of thing  MaineDem   Aug-08-07 06:32 AM   #76 
  - Everyone or anyone else would be faulted for it , too. It seems for some reason  Alamom   Aug-08-07 07:00 AM   #78 
  - He's definitely a guy with an ever-changing history  PurityOfEssence   Aug-08-07 10:20 AM   #81 
     - ....Am I reading you right? Obama = Dick Cheney? Seriously?  Kagemusha   Aug-08-07 11:54 AM   #85 
        - No, that's not the intention  PurityOfEssence   Aug-08-07 03:57 PM   #95 
           - "For this wholesale disregard for reality and his own statements, he's in a league with Cheney."  Kagemusha   Aug-08-07 04:20 PM   #96 
              - Identical tactics don't mean the people are exactly the same  PurityOfEssence   Aug-08-07 09:03 PM   #97 
  - I remember pretty clearly when DUers ripped into Bush when he called Spain's Aznar "president"  DinoBoy   Aug-08-07 12:09 PM   #87 
  - Speak for yourself.  Dawgs   Aug-08-07 02:24 PM   #89 
  - I wonder if he'll ever call the president of the UK?  BigDDem   Aug-08-07 08:25 AM   #79 
  - You guys are something else  ellacott   Aug-08-07 08:38 AM   #80 
  - Gotta be honest here...  LanternWaste   Aug-08-07 10:53 AM   #82 
  - Pay attention to dmc's posts; 90%+ attack Obama.  Dawgs   Aug-08-07 02:27 PM   #90 
  - Is there any evidence this wasn't just a slip of the tongue?  liberalpragmatist   Aug-08-07 01:49 PM   #88 
  - I think there was an American politician once (not sure who)...  LeftishBrit   Aug-08-07 02:28 PM   #91 
  - and let's not forget JFK's "I am a jelly donut."  beaconess   Aug-09-07 08:03 AM   #105 
  - Bigger gaffe: Voting for the war or getting Canada's  sidwill   Aug-08-07 02:46 PM   #94 
  - I say flog him. (nt)  AtomicKitten   Aug-08-07 09:18 PM   #98 
  - I don't think the gaffe is important but it does sound like something * would say. n/t  goodgd_yall   Aug-08-07 09:38 PM   #100 
  - Oh, you've got to be kidding. What difference does it make?  calteacherguy   Aug-08-07 09:53 PM   #101 
  - He was smart enough to know  darboy   Aug-08-07 09:57 PM   #102 

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