Twitter Chews Up Obama after Gum Gaffe at D-Day

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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: stumason

Well it may not be a written rule but I've been at funerals in the past and have never observed anyone including young children chewing gum at a funeral and I used to get chastised by my parents for chewing gum at any function so maybe it's just a local thing but I find it disrespectful based on my upbringing. As someone has already mentioned go try chewing gum at a job interview, guarantee you wouldn't get the job as it's unprofessional at best but for me it's disrespectful.
When something is solemn there is usually compete silence as a respect for the dead, when you are chewing you are making noises with your mouth, so it's disrespectful IMO. You can disagree if you like but we were obviously just raised differently and judging by the response by others I'm not alone in my thinking.




posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:25 AM
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Remember this?

www.huffingtonpost.com...

He was criticized for being respectful. Now he is criticized for not being respectful. The man can't win.

I can see it now: Obama discovers the cure for cancer. The conservatives shout "How dare he put all those poor cancer doctors and hospitals out of business!"



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

I hate to tell you, I am not defending Obama, but aren't we all pretty much products of our own design in some way? or at least we should be, that's the way that I see it.
edit on 7-6-2014 by phinubian because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Yes but for that 1, you have this at a memorial service and him taking a selfie at the funeral of Nelson Mandella just off the top of my head. Oh the lack of decorum he showed to old Queenie or was that his wife I can't remember.
It's just a lack of class on his part and i actually quite like him for some of his policies and I know it's a cursed word round here but i think Obamacare is the 1st step towards creating a socialist healthcare system but that's for another thread.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:42 AM
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Its Power gum you chew it, then override congress to release Talbian soldiers.

Distraction from the Prisoner swap I say. We live in a Fish bowl with gold fish..
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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:44 AM
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wow!!!!....caught chewing gum!!!!!.....this is an outrage!!!!!.....draw up the impeachment papers!!!!



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan


I figure he must be doing something right if him chewing gum is what's got the masses all up in arms.


Huh? Please, name me what he's been doing right? He's done everything WRONG, which is why this gum thing is even a story, because people have had enough of this anti-American communist, and even his chewing of gum pisses people off. If Obama was doing great, nobody would give a damn he was chewing gum.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: guohua

When did chewing gum become disrespectful???

I swear, some people will do ANYTHING just to attempt a jab at Obama.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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originally posted by: mclarenmp4
a reply to: kaylaluv

Yes but for that 1, you have this at a memorial service and him taking a selfie at the funeral of Nelson Mandella just off the top of my head.


Well I can clear that one up real quick - it was not a funeral. It was a wake celebrating Mandella's life, not mourning his death. There was upbeat music and dancing going on - people came in wearing silly hats - it was not a somber occasion, and believe me, there were lots of photos and selfies being taken by all who were in attendance, including other political leaders.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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Chewing gum has been scientifically proven to increase alertness and creativity while chewing. Im not a fan of this administration but ill even admit this jab at Obama is weak.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: kruphix
a reply to: guohua

When did chewing gum become disrespectful???

I swear, some people will do ANYTHING just to attempt a jab at Obama.



It is pretty disrespectful My grandparent parents would kick my butt, if I did this at Anzac day ceremonies .
His meant to be respectful and his chewing some gum..



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: mclarenmp4

I am sure we probably got told the same things from our elders. My gran used to go mental about gum at every given opportunity, citing respect or what have you, but at the end of the day she was just a tightly wound old bag who loved to control everyone, which is what it boiled down to.

She also had a thing about sitting up straight, sitting down properly, not fidgeting, wiping your nose but only at sociably acceptable times unless she noticed it at a socially unacceptable time and then your in trouble for having a snotty nose...

Basically, all this "respectful" bollocks we learnt as kids boils down to old farts thinking up ways to control people's behaviour down to the last breath.

As I've already said, chewing in an interview is an obvious one - but chewing while standing on the beach, in the Sun, listening to several hours of tedious speeches? What is the problem with it? There are obvious times when doing something it is not correct, but this isn't one of them.

Seems to be it's any excuse to have a pop at Obama. There is plenty of real things to have a go at - chewing gum is not one and is simply petty point scoring by his opponents.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:07 AM
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I don't see what is so bad about chewing gum



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: mclarenmp4

But how come it's only Obama that gets the flack for that selfie?

It was actually taken on Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt's phone, so it was actually her taking the selfie and it also included the UK PM David Cameron on the other side of her - but only Obama gets the heat for it?

Why?



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: OMsk3ptic

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan


I figure he must be doing something right if him chewing gum is what's got the masses all up in arms.


Huh? Please, name me what he's been doing right? He's done everything WRONG, which is why this gum thing is even a story, because people have had enough of this anti-American communist, and even his chewing of gum pisses people off. If Obama was doing great, nobody would give a damn he was chewing gum.


You seem to have missed my point.

If, out of all the crap he has pulled (like Benghazi, Fast/Furious, Bergdahl trade, ACA, etc, etc, etc), we are going to spend time talking about this complete nonissue (where no one is at risk of death or financial ruin), then we obviously have nothing to complain about or are lacking in the attention span department.

Like i said, I can see Obama sitting in his limo about to get out and say, "Wait....there is a lot of heat on me for real valid things. I better chew some gum to distract them!"




posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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I'm definitely no Obama lover, but this is amusing.

OH WOW, HE'S USING HIS JAW MUSCLES WHILE HE IS AT A FUNERAL?! WHAT AN AWFUL DISGUSTING SIN!

lol, how funny and pathetic.

It seems to me that what is really going on is many people have a chip on their shoulder because Obama is partially black and POTUS, and many don't like that but because they know how awful publicly being a racist is so they use things like this to wage a proxy race hate war against Obama.

It's the only possible way to explain the level of vitriol and hate for him, a man who has in actuality not done any worse than other US presidents.

I am not defending him, his performance in the role has been decidedly average, but the ways people attack him at every possibly tiny chance shows the underlying hate behind their facade, be public about it if you are a racist fool, people will respect you slightly more.




posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: rusblued9217

What a disgusting, ill-informed post. If anti-American communists like Warren or De Blasio were in office, they would get just as much heat as Obama. Being black isn't why people hate him, it's because he is an America hating, authoritarian communist who trashes the U.S. Constitution every chance he gets. Trust me, conservatives would LOVE it if Dr. Ben Carson were President. Race has nothing to do with it, it's just political ideology. Only the uneducated or corrupt pin the Obama hate on race.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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Has anybody every noticed the 'readouts' from Washington over Obama's conversations never seen accurate?

According to Washington - during Obama and Putin's talk Obama told Putin the steps to be taken to lessen the sanctions.

Yet when you look at the pictures and vine it looks like they are about to start chumming it up like school friends.

I just find it amusing. Obama probably had Putin over for a sleepover during the 'Ukraine Crisis' so they could better plan how to manipulate both sides.



Back on topic - no the gum chewing is not a big deal. Yes it is tasteless, classless, and a no no at an event like this.

Seriously, some of you members need TELLING that gum chewing is disrespectful?? C'mon now people I learned in Elementary school when to take the gum out. And this is in America land of the rude.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: rusblued9217

Resorting to calling people racists because you, admittedly, can't think of any more creative/accurate reasons is just silly.

We could write out a list a mile long on the stuff we don't like about Obama. Lots of it wasn't done by predecessors. And the stuff that was....we are fed up with and he promised to stop.

If you can find where another president has

- mandated, under threat of financial ruin by his IRS thugs, that a product be purchased by each and every American. And it doesn't stop there...they also are willing to punish each American's employer.
- actually been caught lying about a gun running program that happened under his watch, with the guidance of his AG
- Negotiated with the enemy/terrorists to secure the release of a US prisoner.
- Spent anywhere near the amount of money he has spent
- conducted anywhere near as many drone strikes (he had more in his first year than Bush had in his 8 years)


There are ample reasons to take notice of the distinction of his service.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: stumason

Right, I have to agree, will is a very useful thing, those who can think up anything as good, bad or acceptable use their will upon yours to inflict guilt and therefore, place their own will as law and righteousness above yours, this is really the core of how society runs, now outside of that the most you might say is that it was impolite but honestly I see nothing wrong, whether you are chewing, have a breath mint or mouthwash, whatever it takes, some people chew gum because of their nerves or just habit believe it or not, or even the nasty harmful habit of chewing plastic straws, letting that PVC leach right on in! I know Africans chew on sticks but they have some sort of natural drug in them in some instances.





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