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What was meant to be a joke resulted in a major insult. Barack Obama tried to be funny at the G20 this week but nobody laughed.
Obama told his global audience,

“I want to make mention that this is our first meeting since the arrival of the newest Sarkozy, and so I want to congratulate Nicolas and Carla on the birth of Giulia… And I informed Nicolas on the way in that I am confident that Giulia inherited her mother’s looks rather than her father’s, which I think is an excellent thing.”

Nobody laughed.
Here’s the video with some rude Frenchman talking over Obama.

The Washington Times reported:

President Obama came, he saw, he insulted.

“Obama insults Sarkozy,” blared the headline on one French website, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama’s wayward remark at the G-20 summit here about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mr. Obama thought he was making a gentle joke about Mr. Sarkozy, host of the summit, when he congratulated Mr. Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni on the birth of their baby daughter on Oct. 19. Instead, Mr. Obama caused a minor international incident.

“I want to make mention that this is our first meeting since the arrival of the newest Sarkozy, and so I want to congratulate Nicolas and Carla on the birth of Giulia,” Mr. Obama told reporters shortly after his arrival at the G-20, with Mr. Sarkozy at his side. “And I informed Nicolas on the way in that I am confident that Giulia inherited her mother’s looks rather than her father’s, which I think is an excellent thing.”

He added, “And so now we share one of the greatest challenges and blessings of life, and that is being fathers to our daughters.”

Mr. Sarkozy, who is said to be very conscious about his looks, did not appear greatly amused by the comment, and some observers who attended the meeting said Mr. Obama’s remark fell flat.

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  1. This is more of the “smart” diplomacy we were promised. Truly, this man/child is socially inept. He seems to be the only one who laughs at his “jokes” – kind of like his “special olympics” “joke” on the Tonight Show.

    Winning friends, and influencing people — that’s our President Jug-Ears.

  2. The French seem to be in need of a sense of humor. This is a very usual remark on the birth of a child; not an insult to the father, but a compliment to the mother. Nothing to see here; let’s move on to something important.

  3. This comment about a man’s looks came from someone who has:

    1) jug ears,
    2) purple lips
    3) a notable speech problem when pronouncing words ending with “s”,
    4) speckled gray and black hair,
    5) a nose wide as his mouth,
    6) a constant air of stale cigarette smoke about him,
    7) a outsized skull that makes him a candidate for someone’s bobblehead day,
    8) somewhat of a drinking problem, and

    has a wife who looks like her face was mashed at birth and the offended tissue and cells landed down in her hips.

    Just another day for the most damaging and pathetic person to ever occupy the Oval Office. And to think we regarded Clinton as the scummiest low-life of them all.

  4. The Euros caught on early to the closet marxist cross-dresser isamlist who happens to be President of the United States…He’s a zero who hands out Ipods for state gifts and bows to muslim kings…

  5. I think she had some great surgery on a cleft palate. If it was a GOP candidate we’d know, KNOW
    all the details incl photos of the split lip. Ick, huh?

  6. It’s a Black thang.

  7. Sarko is far better looking than Comrade Barry. Besides, what Barry said was very undiplomatic.

    Sarko should have shot back, “Well, at least I’m not a thug like you.”

  8. He’s “confident” ( oh, that’s re-assuring) ‘that she inherited her mother’s looks”. No wonder tha joke fell flat. The smartest man that ever lived now has the power to determine what a newborn infant will look like. Is that kinda like being confident that spending 787 billion dollars will keep un-employment below 8%, or that Solyndra is a great investment? Wonder if he can predict this, ONE TERM PRESIDENT, buddy.

  9. Dear God an embarrassment once again. We only have little over a year to put up with this lack of chrism, lack of etiquette, lack of the skills it takes to represent America with \moral character.

    I was listening to Newt and Herman speak tonight and Obama could never compete with their intellect.

    Charm and wit was Reagan’s strong points. No comparison has Obama. And tonight the charm and wit of Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich was on point, struck a profound difference in the horrible choice Americans choose in ’08.

    Once this nation has made the correct decision to vote out Obama, the confidence and respect the Americans will have and the other nation will in America.

  10. ++

    samo samo in English..

    ==

  11. #2 November 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    dnb commented:

    Yeah, and Don Rickles made a career out of that kind of remark. BFD. It still fell flat.

    You’d expect a US President to avoid unintentional hits to the personal soft spots of other heads of state.

  12. Muslims don’t particularly have a great sense of humor.

  13. Sarkozy might have been silently considering the fact that Louis XIV thought himself to be clever and witty, as Obama thinks himself to be.

    Sarkozy knows how that ended, as do we.

  14. And so now we share one of the greatest challenges and blessings of life, and that is being fathers to our daughters.”
    ________
    And was that referring to Black men who leave wife and kids at home then to go on welfare row.

    I have discover that Obama lacks confidence. And this is the reason why he doesn’t speak well in public settings. His teleprompter is of utmost importance and essential tool in his arsenal.

    Yet, even with that HIGH POWERED friend, one he couldn’t be without, didn’t seem to save him. BAD TELEPROMPTER, BAD!!

  15. did he put his hand up in front of Sarko’s face too?

  16. “Now that’s what diplomaceh looks like!”

  17. From The Telegraph:

    “Sarkozy appeared to appreciate the joke, breaking into a broad smile – a welcome change after days of grimacing over Europe’s economic debacle. ”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/g20-summit/8868230/Barack-Obama-eases-tension-at-G20-with-joke-about-Sarkozy.html

    “Despite the gravity of the situation the joke briefly managed to break the tension at the G20 meeting in Cannes, with other world leaders, including the German chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister David Cameron joining in the laughter.”

    You guys are the buffoons.

  18. Sarkozy, Merkel and the other european heads of state are still trying to figure out how the nation that won WWII and the Cold War is now led by mocha colored femme bot named Hussein. It is quite disconcerting I’m sure…We are currently the joke of the world…

  19. media MATTers has joined the thread

    ensure that, all, punctuation and grammar are correct?

  20. Watching the video it seems to me that Sarkozy laughed.



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