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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:32 pm

Arkinesia wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:Are we still trying this routine? Really?

Look, I know you all were bent out of shape that ol' GW said a catastrophically stupid thing on a nearly daily basis and we made calenders out of his flubs, etc. and you were sitting there with your tivos all ready for the slightest slip up from the new guy so you could go, "Oh, but you made so much of Bush's slips..." But honestly, is it too much to ask that you actually come up with your own material instead of just trying to shoehorn 'Bushisms' onto the new guy?

You're inferring a lot of things that were not mentioned and are not true.

Now would you like to stop flailing your arms about or would you like me to explain why this is such bad press?

Honestly, I don't give a shit. Tempest in teapots would consider this much ado about nothing.
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Postby Farnhamia » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:32 pm

And when did using a teleprompter become a big deal? They all use teleprompters. Saint Reagan used a teleprompter. The days of Daniel Webster and great oratory are long gone. The last great speech may have been Mario Cuomo's keynote address to the 1984 Democratic Convention. Just reading it now, how much of what he lays at the feet of the GOP is still true.
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Postby Sibirsky » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:34 pm

The Associated Press is now referring to people as comrades? Fucking commie sympathizers.
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Postby Sibirsky » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:35 pm

Farnhamia wrote:And when did using a teleprompter become a big deal? They all use teleprompters. Saint Reagan used a teleprompter. The days of Daniel Webster and great oratory are long gone. The last great speech may have been Mario Cuomo's keynote address to the 1984 Democratic Convention. Just reading it now, how much of what he lays at the feet of the GOP is still true.

Also this. Who gives a flying fuck?
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Postby Serrland » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:36 pm

Why is speaking without a teleprompter a prerequisite anyways? Thomas Jefferson, if one will remember, was such a horrendous public speaker that he submitted the State of the Union Address to Congress in written form rather than presenting it orally.

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Postby Sibirsky » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:52 pm

Serrland wrote:Why is speaking without a teleprompter a prerequisite anyways?

It isn't.
Thomas Jefferson, if one will remember, was such a horrendous public speaker that he submitted the State of the Union Address to Congress in written form rather than presenting it orally.

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Postby North Calaveras » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:31 pm

OMG what a terrible move on the presidents part, I mean....damn...

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But seriously, most people are gonna say "Well mistakes happen" yet those same people get all over the GOP when they make little mistakes like Obama.
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Postby Hassett » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:32 pm

Don't forget, he also thinks there are 57 states too.
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Postby Wilgrove » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:54 pm

North Calaveras wrote:OMG what a terrible move on the presidents part, I mean....damn...

"sarcasm"
But seriously, most people are gonna say "Well mistakes happen" yet those same people get all over the GOP when they make little mistakes like Obama.


The difference is that the GOP mistakes tend to have horrible consequences for this country...like....NOT RAISING THE DAMN DEBT CEILING!

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Postby Mike the Progressive » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:51 pm

Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clearly Obama misunderestimated his communicative abilities.


Hehe, I laughed. :p

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Postby Farnhamia » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:58 pm

Hassett wrote:Don't forget, he also thinks there are 57 states too.

That was three years ago. Someone on his staff has explained it to him by now. Or it was in a briefing paper. Unlike his predecessor, this president is quite a reader.

Yeah, I read the article. It's not a vindication of President Bush.
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Postby Mike the Progressive » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:03 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Hassett wrote:Don't forget, he also thinks there are 57 states too.

That was three years ago. Someone on his staff has explained it to him by now. Or it was in a briefing paper. Unlike his predecessor, this president is quite a reader.

Yeah, I read the article. It's not a vindication of President Bush.


I don't think Bush was stupid, tbh, misguided, ignorant and had some very shitty policies, but I think his folksy attitude was an act. And it paid off (after all he won twice). However, if you reviewed Kerry and Bush in '04 and how they talked to voters, Bush was a very personable guy, Kerry...uh...wasn't (to say the least). My point is I think he was acting dumber than he really was.

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Postby Farnhamia » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:12 pm

Mike the Progressive wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:That was three years ago. Someone on his staff has explained it to him by now. Or it was in a briefing paper. Unlike his predecessor, this president is quite a reader.

Yeah, I read the article. It's not a vindication of President Bush.


I don't think Bush was stupid, tbh, misguided, ignorant and had some very shitty policies, but I think his folksy attitude was an act. And it paid off (after all he won twice). However, if you reviewed Kerry and Bush in '04 and how they talked to voters, Bush was a very personable guy, Kerry...uh...wasn't (to say the least). My point is I think he was acting dumber than he really was.

Oh, absolutely, more's the pity.
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Postby New East Ireland » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:15 pm

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WASHINGTON — The White House is confirming that President Obama misspoke about a Medal of Honor winner coming home alive during comments at Fort Drum in upstate New York.

Addressing soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division on Thursday, Obama said one of their comrades was the first person he had awarded the Medal of Honor who wasn’t receiving it posthumously. In fact, the soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, was killed in action.

Obama spokesman Josh Earnest says the president misspoke. He noted that Obama paid tribute to Monti in remarks to troops in Afghanistan in March 2010. But Salvatore Giunta was the first living recipient of the medal among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Earnest wouldn’t confirm an ABC report that Obama had called Monti’s family and apologized.

Um, why did we elect him again?
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:15 pm

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Postby Conserative Morality » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:17 pm

New East Ireland wrote:Um, why did we elect him again?

Yeah, why the hell did we elect someone who makes mistakes? I thought Jesus Christ ruled the United States of America!
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Postby New East Ireland » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:19 pm

Conserative Morality wrote:
New East Ireland wrote:Um, why did we elect him again?

Yeah, why the hell did we elect someone who makes mistakes? I thought Jesus Christ ruled the United States of America!

:lol: Tell me, are you a Mormon and/or Southern Protestant?
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Postby Airstrip 100 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:19 pm

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New East Ireland wrote:Um, why did we elect him again?

Yeah, why the hell did we elect someone who makes mistakes? I thought Jesus Christ ruled the United States of America!


But then they would actually be socialist...
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Postby Farnhamia » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:22 pm

New East Ireland wrote:
Arkinesia wrote:

Um, why did we elect him again?

We elected him because the previous administration had screwed up our image overseas by invading Iraq on a lie and had presided over the biggest economic downturn in recent history. We elected him because the Republicans nominated a sell-out who had opposed Bush in 2000 but became a torch-bearer for their policies and gave him one of the biggest political mistakes in history as his running mate on the addle-brained hunch that because Sarah Palin was female she'd attract all the disgruntled Clinton supporters from the Democrats. That's why, among other things.
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Postby New East Ireland » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:23 pm

Airstrip 100 wrote:
Conserative Morality wrote:Yeah, why the hell did we elect someone who makes mistakes? I thought Jesus Christ ruled the United States of America!


But then they would actually be socialist...

Isn't that what we want? :p
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Postby Ifreann » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:24 pm

You'd swear he had more pressing matters on his mind than remembering every person he bestowed the Medal of Honor upon.
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Postby Farnhamia » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:24 pm

Conserative Morality wrote:
New East Ireland wrote:Um, why did we elect him again?

Yeah, why the hell did we elect someone who makes mistakes? I thought Jesus Christ ruled the United States of America!

"There is no king in America except Jesus." ~ former Attorney General John Ashcroft (who liked to have himself anointed with oil before big events in his life).
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Postby Greed and Death » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:25 pm

It is a sad day when we criticize the President for honoring a solider who gave everything for his nation.
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Postby Greed and Death » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:26 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Conserative Morality wrote:Yeah, why the hell did we elect someone who makes mistakes? I thought Jesus Christ ruled the United States of America!

"There is no king in America except Jesus." ~ former Attorney General John Ashcroft (who liked to have himself anointed with oil before big events in his life).

I guess as long as he does not leave spots at work which might cause a slip and fall it is fine.
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Postby Hardened Pyrokinetics » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:30 pm

greed and death wrote:It is a sad day when we criticize the President for honoring a solider who gave everything for his nation.

This. So very much this.
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