March 27th, 2012
01:44 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama makes light of open mic gaffe

(CNN) - President Barack Obama pokes fun at his recent open mic incident with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Filed under: Dmitry Medvedev • President Obama • Russia
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  1. Jerry

    When you act stupid and have no real record to speak of, sometimes you have no choice but to continue espousing your stupidity. As I have said before, this president will do and say anything in order to be reelected.

    It's up to us Americans to put a stop to the selling of the White House and America to the highest bidder and all the lies and hypocrisy promulgated by our president and his continually lying administration. Our current president and his minions have absolutely no shame.

    March 27, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. NVRAT

    That`s right Obama...tipsy toe around your comment make light of the truth you spoke. Real Americans are watching you, it`s the dumbo that keep you going.

    March 27, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. hankering

    The jokes on USa!

    March 27, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  4. CommonSensePls

    Poland finds nothing funny about Obama telling the Russians he can be more flexible after the election. In case you missed it, saying you'll be different AFTER an election means you aren't showing who you really are now. Why not, willit make people think twice about handing you power again? Once in, with no concern for re-election, is not when the people should see what you're really about. This should trouble anyone, and making light of it is classic deflection.

    March 27, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  5. Fran

    The open mic is a wake up call for America. This guy is a dangerous person.

    March 27, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  6. chris

    boy, what a dork. so now we know he's getting ready to get on his knees should he be reelected.

    March 27, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  7. Dwight Mann

    Funny, I see nothing funny about making treasonous statements, about national security to another communist head of state. . .
    He just got caught, and if does not show you where his head is at, I do not know what will. . .
    Ă˜bama is for the demise of this great nation and is a traitor to its core values, because he is a Muslim and a communist, and an all round person of criminal nature. Oh and he is a very bad liar to boot!

    March 27, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  8. audiotomb

    what a farce

    BO makes deals to sell us down the river then smugs it up a day later

    and the media is complicate in this

    March 27, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  9. John

    Why is he giving the rep from South Korea a "brotha" hug?! This guy is so unprofessional and does not represent the United States as a class act!! Just a shame!!

    March 27, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  10. smokehouse56

    See if he makes light of it in November when he joins Jimmy Carter.

    March 27, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  11. audiotomb

    Obama shows his true colors – seeling us down the river
    and things a smug little quib can appease the masses

    it's sad the media is so complicit in this
    instead of revealing the severity of his foriegn policy

    March 27, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  12. lee

    The piece of dog dung is caught promising to give away the store once he steals the election and laughs about it when caught! Just what is it that he thinks he could do after being re-elected that he couldn't right before?! It's obvious to anyone with more that two functioning brain cells that it's something that would stop his re-election if he did it now! In other words, something the majority of Americans would not like and something NOT in their best interests! What was it that he was saying about near unilateral disarmament on our side a few weeks ago and then dropped when it sank like a lead balloon?!

    March 27, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  13. Bill from GA

    President Obama should tell the Europeans to build their own missile defense system.

    March 27, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  14. porcorosso

    we have a president who thinks cute is going to cut it in the international political arena. What he did, with the weird, effeminate, servile hand patting of Medvedev, suing for more space from Vladdie until after his election, when he will have more flexibility to consummate their relationship giving the Russians what THEY want with respesct to American national security,our weakening, reveals a creepiness even Medvedev was recoiling from. The legacy of Obama, the grovelling degradation of the country he leads, is revealed in that exchange. Very powerful, and very bad people who hold sway in this world have taken this man's measure and hold him in the profoundest contempt.

    March 27, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  15. Blindersoff

    I know . . . right!

    March 27, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  16. mike

    Ha...Ha...Ha...the joke is on America. A half century ago, someone like that would have been arrested as a spy.

    March 27, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  17. Paul

    Bush sr famously told Gorbachev to ignore the amped up rhetoric he would be using about Russia during the election. Bush jr famously waited until just after he was reelected before announcing his plan to destroy social security. The GOP base is brainwashed beyond all hope.

    March 27, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  18. phocusplease

    We are not laughing Mr. President.

    March 27, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  19. Edward Boothe

    By flexibility, he means doing away with the Congress and all States Rights, and making himself dictator for life.

    March 27, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  20. Matthew

    Everything is a joke to this clown. It is part of the Saul Alinsky handbook to ridicule and belittle serious matters to make them look petty.

    March 27, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  21. Anonymous

    how does heknow he'll be re elected fraud already set up treason is what he is doing

    March 27, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  22. Ksera

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ........

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh......., you're so funny B.O.

    I always find brazen disregard for the will of the American people a real knee-stompin, belly-laughin' good time!

    Wait until this November. Me and my fellow Americans have a hilarious joke to tell you at the voting booth. It goes something like this, "A one-term-president walks into a bar and the bartender says....."

    Well, you'll have to wait until election night to hear the punch-line. You're gonna think it's a "hoot!"

    March 27, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  23. MichaelH

    Makes light of ? Of course. He never makes mistakes. Ask any supporter.
    He's in constant campaign mode, so his inadvertent comment about "flexibility" is a simple reflection of what will occur if he's reelected.

    March 27, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  24. Not Amused

    Sarcasm and Humor are so easily used by the Left to gloss over important issues, this most recent example is no different for BHO. American's can no longer rely on long-standing, and rational norms to guide our way – we do NOT have national Press that have the best interest of the country at heart (as evidenced by the lacking of vetting that's resulted in our Marxist-leaning president), and we have precious few elected officials with true moral and patriotic fiber in their souls. Wake up America! Read, investigate, learn. Then call, write, get involved and talk to your neighbors. Let's take our country BACK, one local and national election at a time. Progressives are organized and on the march to transform our Nation into something we will NOT recognize if this "president" gets another four years.... May the Lord have mercy on us and hear our prayers for recovery.

    March 27, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  25. Markmywords

    What else can he do? It simply shows the arrogance of this man. "This is my last election" Let us HOPE AND CHANGE.

    March 27, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
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