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vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-30 10:28:08 AM
Polearity ensued.
 
2012-05-30 10:29:39 AM
His speech clearly needed some more polish.
 
2012-05-30 10:41:09 AM
People in Poland tell Obama jokes because why?
IT'S SO DAMN EASY!
 
2012-05-30 11:04:38 AM
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-05-30 11:18:59 AM
Really? Wow. And here I thought Obama was such a Polerizing figure.
 
2012-05-30 11:19:18 AM
How many presidents does it take to offend Poland? One...because...he's black?

Wait...I knew the punchline before. Hang on a second. Black presidents to offend...

Aw, who the hell cares? Nazi/Polish...whatever. It's Old Europe, Jake...forget it.
 
2012-05-30 11:27:52 AM
well, if this had to be greenlit, at least it was a funny headline for it
 
2012-05-30 11:36:28 AM
Obama is becoming Jimmy Carter.
 
2012-05-30 11:41:21 AM

SkinnyHead: Obama is becoming Jimmy Carter.


I'll wait until he's attacked by a rabid rabbit to make that call.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-30 11:51:03 AM

SkinnyHead: Obama is becoming Jimmy Carter.


Well, at least he isn't becoming Regan, or Bush, so it's not all that bad.
 
2012-05-30 12:03:58 PM
Curious, is this something most (or at least a lot of) Poles are pissed about because it's a faux pas, or is the Polish government run by conservatives who dislike Obama and are using this as an excuse to make him look bad?
 
2012-05-30 12:17:18 PM
You know who else had death camps?
 
2012-05-30 12:18:22 PM

SkinnyHead: Obama is becoming Jimmy Carter.


I'm quite disappointed that you have branched out to saying silly things in generic political threads.

I am sad to see that you have lowered yourself to regular threads instead of saving the good stuff for gay marriage and birther threads.
 
2012-05-30 12:18:47 PM

vpb: SkinnyHead: Obama is becoming Jimmy Carter.

Well, at least he isn't becoming Regan, or Bush, so it's not all that bad.


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/hotlink is hot
 
2012-05-30 12:19:29 PM
I can understand why the Poles are upset at this one much like I can understand that when the president said "Polish death camps" he meant death camps in Poland, not death camps run by the Polish.
 
2012-05-30 12:20:21 PM
The way Polish soccer hooligans show off white power symbols, Obama may not be too far off.
 
2012-05-30 12:20:34 PM
Maybe Poland can be Obama's 58th State.
 
2012-05-30 12:20:41 PM
I guess Romney will be leading now in the Poles.
 
2012-05-30 12:21:06 PM
live.drjays.com
"Solidarność, my black brutha!"
 
2012-05-30 12:21:09 PM

SkinnyHead: Obama is becoming Jimmy Carter.


OBL - Killed
Qaddafi - overthrown relatively cheap
Iraq War - Closed
Afghanistan war - Winding down.
World Opinion - Much higher than under Bush

Yeah he is a foreign policy nightmare. Keep repeating your talking point. Maybe someone will believe it if you repeat it enough.
 
2012-05-30 12:21:36 PM
Just pull the pin and throw it back
 
2012-05-30 12:21:46 PM
The rest of the world is catching on to the incompetence.
 
2012-05-30 12:22:20 PM

fat boy: You know who else had death camps?


Poland?
 
2012-05-30 12:22:26 PM
Obama -- honest mistake

Bush -- incompetent

Quayle -- everybody agrees he's a dumbass
 
2012-05-30 12:22:43 PM
Keep in mind, there's someone out there who thinks this is a faux pas because they believe the camps to have been in Germany.
 
2012-05-30 12:22:58 PM

SkinnyHead: Obama is becoming Jimmy Carter.


Your life isn't worth living.
 
2012-05-30 12:23:18 PM
So Romney is now ahead of Obama according to the latest Pole data.
 
2012-05-30 12:23:29 PM
FTFA Anxious to quell the controversy, the White House also noted that the president had visited the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial while in Poland and that he has repeatedly discussed the bravery of Poles during World War II.

He better hurry up and point out that he has Polish friends.
 
2012-05-30 12:24:45 PM
Hey Poland, the Death Camp was on your soil, it was therefore a "Polish Death camp"

Don't like that? Then next time grow some balls and spend a little money on your military so you won't be such a weak-sister pushover when the neighborhood bully comes a -conquering. Seriously, horse cavalry against planes and tanks? How the fark did you THINK that was going to work out for you?
 
2012-05-30 12:24:54 PM

busy chillin': I guess Romney will be leading now in the Poles.


/I'm too slow today!
 
2012-05-30 12:25:10 PM
In obama's defense, he was reading off a
teleprompter....ouch. Go on and spin it libs
 
2012-05-30 12:25:25 PM

seumasokelly: I can understand why the Poles are upset at this one much like I can understand that when the president said "Polish death camps" he meant death camps in Poland, not death camps run by the Polish.


Yep. Stupid mistake, but a legit one. I can't be upset at this.
 
2012-05-30 12:25:29 PM

smooshie: Curious, is this something most (or at least a lot of) Poles are pissed about because it's a faux pas, or is the Polish government run by conservatives who dislike Obama and are using this as an excuse to make him look bad?


its the former really. Poland has been trying to change the way the camps are refered for years because they feel (probably correctly) that phrasing it "Polish death camps" implies that Poland was running them or at the least an active collaborator in their creation/administration. This situation allows them to get a lot of publicity for their campaign to change that.
 
2012-05-30 12:26:41 PM

smooshie: Curious, is this something most (or at least a lot of) Poles are pissed about because it's a faux pas, or is the Polish government run by conservatives who dislike Obama and are using this as an excuse to make him look bad?


Wow..I mean..just..wow...I've never seen a presidents farkups spun so much. He farks up? Somehow it's because those dam conservatives are out to get him. Maybe they dubbed over his voice. His mouth did seem to be moving out of sync a bit with the words he was saying...hmmmm

/I bet it's just because all europeans look alike to him
 
2012-05-30 12:27:16 PM
Polish death camps, corpse men, 57 states... your mesiah is on a roll. Now get back to circle jerking yourselves into a frenzy defending him.
 
2012-05-30 12:27:48 PM

I_C_Weener: How many presidents does it take to offend Poland? One...because...he's black?


news.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-05-30 12:28:17 PM
Much like a VP must step in occassionally, Obama is covering some of Biden's responsibilities while he's off this week for the wedding.
 
2012-05-30 12:28:33 PM

seumasokelly: I can understand why the Poles are upset at this one much like I can understand that when the president said "Polish death camps" he meant death camps in Poland, not death camps run by the Polish.


Right. There were no Polish nazis, no Polish guards, and no Poles that helped round up the Jews in Poland. It was all Germans.

Keep whitewashing guys. Eventually, people will believe you. After all, it worked for France.
 
2012-05-30 12:29:24 PM
To be fair he is from Chicago, so maybe he was talking about Portage Park.
 
2012-05-30 12:29:42 PM
"Did I say death camps? I meant happy camps."
 
2012-05-30 12:29:43 PM

Magorn: Seriously, horse cavalry against planes and tanks?


That whole "Polish cavalry charged tanks!" crap was actually Nazi propaganda that the allies then also leaped upon to explain why Germany did so well early on in the war; "No, of course the Nazi war machine isn't unstoppable! it's just that everyone they've fought so far was really dumb!".

The polish had cavalry, as did many other armies, but they dismounted to fight. The horses were just a means of transportation.
 
2012-05-30 12:30:17 PM
Kurwa
 
2012-05-30 12:30:31 PM
Are we handing Poland back to Zombie Stalin?
 
2012-05-30 12:31:07 PM
Wiki article on Polish Death Camp controversy (created 2006)

This has been going on for a pretty long time. So you can be anti-Obama and claim that he should have known that this was an issue, or you can be pro-Obama and claim that it's actually a pretty common thing to say that is understood as describing 'nazi death camps located in Poland' rather than 'death camps run by the Polish government'.

Or you can be a reasonable person and understand that this is an example of people getting their panties in a wad over phrasing rather than substance.
 
2012-05-30 12:31:07 PM
You never forget Poland!
 
2012-05-30 12:31:16 PM
Sikorski tweeted that the White House would apologize for "this outrageous error" and that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk would address the matter on Wednesday.

"It's a pity that such a dignified ceremony was overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence."


Well, that should get the Obammesiah fanbois all riled up.

smooshie: Curious, is this something most (or at least a lot of) Poles are pissed about because it's a faux pas, or is the Polish government run by conservatives who dislike Obama and are using this as an excuse to make him look bad?


There we go...
 
2012-05-30 12:31:49 PM
So Poland is all butthurt over a mistake. Get over it Poland!
 
2012-05-30 12:32:03 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: seumasokelly: I can understand why the Poles are upset at this one much like I can understand that when the president said "Polish death camps" he meant death camps in Poland, not death camps run by the Polish.

Right. There were no Polish nazis, no Polish guards, and no Poles that helped round up the Jews in Poland. It was all Germans.

Keep whitewashing guys. Eventually, people will believe you. After all, it worked for France.


Magorn: Hey Poland, the Death Camp was on your soil, it was therefore a "Polish Death camp"

Don't like that? Then next time grow some balls and spend a little money on your military so you won't be such a weak-sister pushover when the neighborhood bully comes a -conquering. Seriously, horse cavalry against planes and tanks? How the fark did you THINK that was going to work out for you?


Worst. Polish. Jokes. Ever
 
2012-05-30 12:32:27 PM
Give Obama a break. He was probably high.
 
2012-05-30 12:32:33 PM
1) Gerald Ford, in a debate with Carter, claimed that Poland would not consider themselves under Communist Russia oppression. In the middle of the Cold War.

2) The Polish people damn well knew what was going on, and many supported it. And I say this as half of my mom side of the family dissapeared during WWII. My Aunt said they were accused of being Jewish, and some were carted off for hiding Jews.
 
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