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Obama, In Charge of Military, Can’t Pronounce Their TITLES

February 4, 2010

Pretty sure he knows it’s not Peace Corpse or Obama Youth Corpse , yet he doesn’t know how to pronounce corpsman properly. He read corpsman as corpse-man. Telling.

When Bush mispronounced nuclear, the left went bananas. It became someone he was bashed for non-stop. Obama’s misspoken plenty of times, but I don’t think I’ve ever been so offended — and I’m not even in the military.

Cassy Fiano is right. Sure, some may (and I’m sure will) say that it seems like nit-picking and acting “just like them”, but it is the military. And he is the Commander in Chief. Shouldn’t he know how to pronounce the rank titles of the men and women who put their very lives on the line for their Country — and at HIS command?

Allahpundit points out that perhaps it was the teleprompter being fed phonetically.  Perhaps, because I suspect he was off teleprompter when he did know how to pronounce Photo Op (with our troops.)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2010 12:48 am

    Great Post!It is a lapse on the part of President Obama unable to pronounce and unaware of the ranks of the very people who promised to protect our country. On the other hand President Obama is only human and is allowed to make mistakes. Let this be a wake up call to him though that his every movement is being monitored, and as the president he should be more conscious and well oriented specially on sensitive topics like the military.

  2. February 5, 2010 12:59 pm

    And to think that night & day, he’s guarded by Marines, and I sure as hell hope he doesn’t refer to it as the Marine Corpse? I know that while in the Army, I didn’t serve in the Military Police Corpse.

    Then again, Teleprompter in Chief thinks the Tollybon is in Pockyston and that the Al Gore Love Fest of Climate Crappery was held in Koobenhoggin.

  3. February 6, 2010 5:44 am

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  4. February 8, 2010 7:30 pm

    Normally, I’d give him a pass. This case is different, however. Why? Giving a speech from memory or 3×5 cards forces the presenter to look up, make eye contact with the audience and occasionally adjust the speech accordingly, thus engaging thought. The downside to this is that it also makes the presenter very vulnerable.

    Reading from a teleprompter is a crutch that allows the President to hide behind the facade of implied eye contact while doing nothing more than reading word for word. It removes all risk from the equation. It makes the presenter lazy. It makes him not care about what he is saying, only that he looks good saying it.

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