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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Even The Danish Are Mocking Obama's Rhetoric

By Susan Duclos

Thomas Buch-Andersen, host of the Danish TV show Detektor publicly mocks Barack Obama's rhetoric to foreign officials.

Via Weekly Standard:

He then roles the tape. "That's fairly typical of the way that Danes have punched above their weight in international affairs," President Obama says at a press availability in the Oval Office with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark.

"It's nice to be praised," Buch-Andersen remarks. "We punch harder than our weight class would suggest. But how much should we read into his words? According to Obama, are we doing any better than, say, the Norwegians?"

The TV host again turns to the tape, this time showing President Obama in the Oval Office with Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg. "I've said this before, but I want to repeat: Norway punches above its weight," Obama says.

Back to Buch-Andersen. "Hmm. So Norway packs a punch too. But what about the Netherlands? Here, their head of government, Mark Rutte, visits Obama."

The tape roles yet again. "We have no stronger ally than the Netherlands," says Obama. "They consistently punch above their weight."

Buch-Andersen continues on to mock "Maybe the copy key got stuck on the presidential speechwriter's keyboard."

The show goes to provide more examples as well as other rhetoric Obama repeats verbatim from official to official.

Video below:

At least others "punch above their weight" because Obama certainly doesn't.

Video H/T to Ace of Spades.