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    Obama rejects tradition.

    This turned up in my inbox, and I feel compelled to share.......

    "Stunning Break with Last Eight Years

    In the first two weeks since the election, President-elect Barack Obama has
    broken with a tradition established over the past eight years through his
    controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say. Millions of
    Americans who watched Mr. Obama's appearance on CBS' "Sixty
    Minutes" on Sunday witnessed the president-elect's unorthodox verbal
    tick, which had Mr. Obama employing grammatically correct sentences virtually every time he opened his mouth.

    But Mr. Obama's decision to use complete sentences in his public
    pronouncements carries with it certain risks, since after the last eight years
    many Americans may find his odd speaking style jarring. According to
    presidential historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota, some
    Americans might find it "alienating" to have a President who speaks
    English as if it were his first language.

    "Every time Obama opens his mouth, his subjects and verbs are in
    agreement," says Mr. Logsdon. "If he keeps it up, he is running the
    risk of sounding like an elitist." The historian said that if Mr. Obama insists on using complete sentences in his
    speeches, the public may find itself saying, "Okay, subject, predicate,
    subject predicate - we get it, stop showing off."

    The President-elect's stubborn insistence on using complete sentences has
    already attracted a rebuke from one of his harshest critics, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. "Talking with complete sentences there and also too talking in a
    way that ordinary Americans like Joe the Plumber and Tito the Builder can't
    really do there, I think needing to do that isn't tapping into what
    Americans are needing also," she said. ......... "
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    Would you say he's equal to Bill Clinton, or better?
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    Better, far better.

    Obama has more content. And meaning.
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    Signelect

    With all the things in our country that need working on we spend an inordinate about of time on how the President talks. People loved making fun at George W. I thought Clinton was pretty funny and then there is Jimmie Carter. I would have to have people judge me that way.

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    As for me, Obama will not stay in the second post of president. Because he has a low level among electors this time. I made a mistake that I elected for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuelCherap View Post
    As for me, Obama will not stay in the second post of president. Because he has a low level among electors this time. I made a mistake that I elected for him.
    Elected for him, or voted for him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    Better, far better.

    Obama has more content. And meaning.
    Be careful with the significant digits there, comparing two tiny values with uncertain accuracy you might come to the wrong conclusion. A milligram is still far greater than a microgram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    Better, far better.

    Obama has more content. And meaning.
    Obama is a spiritual imbecile. He has no Godly wisdom. Neither did Clinton, as evidenced by his bimbo escapades.

    As far as that goes perhaps God allowed his "hedge of protection" (note Job chapter 1) to stop due to JFK's adulteries. Then he got whacked.
    “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” - Robert Jastrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easyrider View Post
    Obama is a spiritual imbecile. He has no Godly wisdom. Neither did Clinton, as evidenced by his bimbo escapades.
    Yeah, Clinton , the President that left us a balanced budget, and a projected surplus that would have paid off the national debt in 10 years. I guess all that sex in the White House motivated him to actually do something for the country... what did your boy Bush do?... oh wait he destroyed the economy...

    Obama will prove his worth once we get rid of the Economic terrorist organization known as the Teabaggers. once they are sent packing again we might actually see some Obama policy and get this nation back on track..

    All we get from the right is more of nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easyrider View Post
    Obama is a spiritual imbecile. He has no Godly wisdom. Neither did Clinton, as evidenced by his bimbo escapades.

    As far as that goes perhaps God allowed his "hedge of protection" (note Job chapter 1) to stop due to JFK's adulteries. Then he got whacked.
    ER, you possess an extremely sick mind which is obsessed with sex. Have you never sought counseling for your malady?
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    Originally Posted by Easyrider
    Obama is a spiritual imbecile. He has no Godly wisdom. Neither did Clinton, as evidenced by his bimbo escapades.

    As far as that goes perhaps God allowed his "hedge of protection" (note Job chapter 1) to stop due to JFK's adulteries. Then he got whacked.
    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    ER, you possess an extremely sick mind which is obsessed with sex. Have you never sought counseling for your malady?
    What's sick is your theological comprehension.

    God took Ananias and Sapphira (Acts chapter 5) off the earth just for lying. And you want to give JFK, the serial adulterer, a pass? That's how lame your theological thinking is.
    “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” - Robert Jastrow

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    Ann Coulter the man woman?

    Finally coming out of the closet, ER?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    Ann Coulter the man woman?

    Finally coming out of the closet, ER?
    That's your bag, and your closet. That's where you zombies live when you're not sleeping in the park with your fellow unwashed Occupiers.
    “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” - Robert Jastrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuelCherap View Post
    As for me, Obama will not stay in the second post of president. Because he has a low level among electors this time. I made a mistake that I elected for him.
    I don't think that is entirely evident at this point.

    Ousting an incumbent is never a walk in the park. Obama has a much larger social media and traditional media presence relative to all of the other candidates. His Intrade is also trading around 50 (he has roughly a 50% probability of being re-elected). The Politic it neural network predicts him to be winning the polls relative to the GOP candidates who are currently running against him.

    Just a few things to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    This turned up in my inbox, and I feel compelled to share.......

    "Stunning Break with Last Eight Years

    In the first two weeks since the election, President-elect Barack Obama has
    broken with a tradition established over the past eight years through his
    controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say. Millions of
    Americans who watched Mr. Obama's appearance on CBS' "Sixty
    Minutes" on Sunday witnessed the president-elect's unorthodox verbal
    tick, which had Mr. Obama employing grammatically correct sentences virtually every time he opened his mouth.

    But Mr. Obama's decision to use complete sentences in his public
    pronouncements carries with it certain risks, since after the last eight years
    many Americans may find his odd speaking style jarring. According to
    presidential historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota, some
    Americans might find it "alienating" to have a President who speaks
    English as if it were his first language.

    "Every time Obama opens his mouth, his subjects and verbs are in
    agreement," says Mr. Logsdon. "If he keeps it up, he is running the
    risk of sounding like an elitist." The historian said that if Mr. Obama insists on using complete sentences in his
    speeches, the public may find itself saying, "Okay, subject, predicate,
    subject predicate - we get it, stop showing off."

    The President-elect's stubborn insistence on using complete sentences has
    already attracted a rebuke from one of his harshest critics, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. "Talking with complete sentences there and also too talking in a
    way that ordinary Americans like Joe the Plumber and Tito the Builder can't
    really do there, I think needing to do that isn't tapping into what
    Americans are needing also," she said. ......... "
    That's wonderful!

    Now, let's see if he can tell the truth and have a credible and good for America idea to go alone with those correct sentence structure.
    "If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you're not a racist.....
    ....you'll have to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot."

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