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White House aplogizes to Charles Krauthammer

Original post made by Gary, Downtown North, on Aug 1, 2012

Despite the denials of various Obama apologists, the bust of Churchill in the Oval Office was returned to the British, even though the British did not request its return and offered to continue to loan its use in the Oval Office. This act was considered to be a slap in the face by the British.

Krauthammer truthfully spoke of the issue recently and the White House immediately said he was wrong. Egg on face for the WH.

Obama should do the right thing and request the return of the Churchill bust to be honorably placed in the Oval Office. This would demonstrate the USA's special relationship with Britain. Mitt Romney has promised to ask for the return of Churchill's bust.

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Posted by Facts are getting in the way of Gary
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

Here we go again--Gary with his fixation over the Churchill bust!!!!

Let's look at the real facts:
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"The one that had been in the Oval Office had been lent to Mr. Bush by Tony Blair, then the British prime minister, in July 2001 before a presidential visit to London (not “shortly after 9/11,” as Mr. Krauthammer would later write). "

So the bust was a loan not a gift.

"The White House curator’s office, he said, cleared out all lent artwork from the Oval Office as Mr. Bush took his leave as a matter of course. That was “not something that President Obama or his administration chose to do,” Mr. Pfeiffer wrote."

So both Gary and Krauthammer are lying--the bust was not given back by Obama--it was removed at the end of Bush's presidency as it was a loan.

Of course never let the facts get in the way of some Obama-bashing by serial Obama-basher Gary.
And what else does one expect from an empty suit like Romney--is that really the main issue facing America--the lack of a bust of Churchill in the White House????

Of course if Obama had placed a bust of a foreign leader in the White House, the republican sycophants and their hater-minions would be howling bloody murder.
Hypocrisy of the Garys knows no bounds

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Posted by Swing States Speak
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Aug 1, 2012 at 10:10 am




Let's ignore Romney's no good, very bad foreign trip.

Let's ignore the abortion vote in the House this week.

Let's ignore Romney promising to get back to ABC with a list of years that he paid less than 13% on his millions in income. (hint - it's MOST of them!)

Let's ignore the fact that there are two Churchill busts, one of which is still in the White House.

Let's ignore the fact that Obama keeps a bust of Honest Abe & MLK in the oval office.

Most important to Republicans - keep your eyes focused on drivel like this, so that Mitt can sew up your nomination without you looking under the hood of the trainwreck you have for a candidate - one more month and then you are stuck with him.

Yippee! (for the dems)

Romney is sinking, and every day he doesn't release his tax returns, he sinks some more in the SWING STATES. Gary is going to have serious buyers remorse when Mitt's returns come out AFTER the convention.

Look at Romney's slide in the most important states - "Quinnipiac: President Barack Obama hits the magic 50 percent mark against Gov. Mitt Romney among likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, with wide support for his plan to hike federal income taxes on upper-income voters, according to a Quinnipiac University/ CBS News/New York Times Swing State Poll released today. one has won the White House since 1960 without taking at least two of them:

° Florida: Obama edges Romney 51- 45 percent;
° Ohio: Obama over Romney by a slim 50 - 44 percent;
° Pennsylvania: Obama tops Romney 53 - 42 percent."

Obama's lead in two of them is equal to or greater than the combined MOE and the undecides combined.

Better find a new candidate Gary.

Or keep talking about Churchill for four more years.

Keep letting Fox news distract you for another 30 days and you are stuck with the worst candidate ever!

Keep ignoring reality, Gary, and you are going to be really depressed in November - Romney wins the popular by about a half million, loses the electoral by 60+ votes.

All because you nominated a fraud without the good sense to demand that you see his returns before you nominate him!

How dumb is that?

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

Your ire is misplaced, ol buddy. I have it on good authority that there is no bust whatsoever of Ronald Reagan at 10 Downing Street. Sic 'em, boy.

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Posted by Freddy Tiebinder
a resident of Triple El
on Aug 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

Reagan = Churchill? In what warped mind does that compute?

Did Churchill raise taxes 11 times, with the single largest middle class tax hike in history? Did Churchill have the most crooked administration, with over 100 indictments? Did Churchill run from Beirut with his tail between his legs? Did Churchill trade arms to Iran?

Nawwwww, Churchill is an icon, not a fantasy rewrite of history like some are attempting.

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Posted by bru
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

bru is a registered user.

If you ask me there are WAY TOO MANY "SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS" our government has, and the one with Britain most recently has led to the conspiring to manipulate public opinion by lying to the media and the people about the real reason for invading Iraq and the militant turnaround in the Middle East.

Not saying it is right or wrong, I'm just saying that special relationship led to a major change in the world second only to Korea or Viet Nam and was based on lies and hid a tremendous amount of financial wealth transfers globally that are now a big problem.

Our government also has a "SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP" with the financial industry, what has that benefited us? Agriculture, Monsanto ... Energy ...

The term SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP maybe needs to be looked at and recognized for what it is, a cover of opaqueness over a lot of stuff most Americans would get really steamed about.

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