L'Horreur!… Sn-Obama Embarrassed Americans Cannot Speak French On Our Vacations to Europe (Video)
C’est terrible!… Sn-Obama is quite embarrassed that Americans are so boorish and refuse to speak French while traveling abroad.
It’s so uncouth.
You know, I don’t understand when people are going around worrying about, “We need to have English- only.” They want to pass a law, “We want English-only.”
Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But understand this. Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English — they’ll learn English — you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about, how can your child become bilingual? We should have every child speaking more than one language.
You know, it’s embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe, and all we can say [is], “Merci beaucoup.” Right?
Obama is all for culture, you know- French culture.
More… Joshua adds—
Maybe Obama wants us all to learn French to read about his Financial backer and French fugitive on the run, le George Soros?
Le Fugitive, le pew, le Soros?
And, Datatroll has this:
French? Only an elitist snob would think that’s important. Heck, even Rwanda, a former French colony, is switching over to English from French as the official language. It’s good for business.
UPDATE: Obama should have given this speech in France.
TIME Magazine reported last week:
According to a recent international survey, the French are now considered the most obnoxious tourists from European nations, behind only Indians and the last-place Chinese as the worst among countries worldwide…
American tourists fared well in some surprising ways. Despite being notoriously language-limited, for example, they top the list of tourists credited with trying to speak local languages the most, with the French, Chinese, Japanese, Italians and Russians coming in last in the local-language rankings.
Hat Tip Andrew Graff
UPDATE 2: Obama to the League of United Latin American Citizens yesterday:
“Sí, se puede!” Obama, who doesn’t speak Spanish, said as he arrived on stage.
Americans reject Obama’s call for bilingualism, with 83% of respondents placing a higher priority on encouraging immigrants to speak English as their primary language. Just 13% took the opposite view saying it is more important for Americans to learn other languages.
Power Line also noted that 85% of America’s 17 million high school students were graduating with two or more years of foreign language.