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Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy
Andy Borowitz
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's 60 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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Personally, I don't think it's socialism but, if it is, we have you, and those like you, to thank for making it possible.:thumbup:
 

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Yes we are going to miss quotes like CZ's leader makes...
"This thaw -- took a while to thaw, it's going to take a while to unthaw." --George W. Bush, on liquidity in the markets, Alexandria, La., Oct. 20, 2008

It will be a terrible shame to have a articulate and intelligent (O'Reilly's comment) leader as a President.
 

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Not yet CZ...but close.

Wlith Bush and the Republicans in charge we ran up the biggest deficit in history (even before the Dem's gained power in Congress), they conned another $740 B to be spread among the Republican elite.....hell all Obama will have left is change.
 

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Not yet CZ...but close.

Wlith Bush and the Republicans in charge we ran up the biggest deficit in history (even before the Dem's gained power in Congress), they conned another $740 B to be spread among the Republican elite.....hell all Obama will have left is change.
You keep trying to let the dems off the hook, but they could have stopped all that...and the war if they had any guts. They are far left and are yet to figure out how to push that on the US.
 

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Frank and Dodd could use a double hook if you want my take on Dems. The war is a Repub problem. Bush cherry picked intelligence to bolster his desire to go to war...a decision he had made prior to running for office. If you read State of Denial by Bob Woodward (even praised by Repub Noonan) you will find that Bandar, Bush friend and Ambassador from Saudi Arabia urged Bush to take out Saddam. Based on the false intelligence provided by Bush the Democrats voted for war. They back pedaled when the facts became known.
According to you the Republicans were simply bulldozed by the Democrats into all kinds of missteps...which is pure, unadulterated bovine feces modules.
 

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Frank and Dodd could use a double hook if you want my take on Dems. The war is a Repub problem. Bush cherry picked intelligence to bolster his desire to go to war...a decision he had made prior to running for office. If you read State of Denial by Bob Woodward (even praised by Repub Noonan) you will find that Bandar, Bush friend and Ambassador from Saudi Arabia urged Bush to take out Saddam. Based on the false intelligence provided by Bush the Democrats voted for war. They back pedaled when the facts became known.
According to you the Republicans were simply bulldozed by the Democrats into all kinds of missteps...which is pure, unadulterated bovine feces modules.
Even if everything you say is true, the dems could start bringing them home tomorrow if they 1-Knew it was the right thing to do, or 2-Had any balls. They are falling short on both. They are slowly seeing that, now that they can not blame everything on W, it is a little harder to actually show leadership.
 

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Obviously, "the Dems" (presumably you mean congress) cannot order the troops home. We have only one commander-in-chief....a commander who has indicated that he will keep the troops there even if funding for them is cut. Congress is unwilling to play the kind of games with our troops' lives that the commander apparently is.
 

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Obviously, "the Dems" (presumably you mean congress) cannot order the troops home. We have only one commander-in-chief....a commander who has indicated that he will keep the troops there even if funding for them is cut. Congress is unwilling to play the kind of games with our troops' lives that the commander apparently is.
That is a typical cop out by the dems. If they believed it, they would bring them home. They and BO gave it lip service to get elected. They were never seious about it.
 

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Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy
Andy Borowitz
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's 60 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.
This thread has 2 strikes if your a conservative, and at least 2 thumbs up if your a lib. Using writers from the left's Huffington Post, and quoting another ultra liberal corrupt TV show, 60 minutes is just what I would expect george, good job.:thumbup: Wasnt that Rather's show, another liar? Why not use the Daily Kos and get the manifesto out of the way? BTW why arent you picking on Give em Hell Harry, I hear he's got some serious colloquial stuff in his repertoire.:yes:
 

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Go wash your sheet Frank....or contact Brandon again and have all of us who think your a nut case thrown off the board. Who can believe you.....a consistent liar.

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I promised Brandon that I would behave and not post on this site Capt Frank
 

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Go wash your sheet Frank....or contact Brandon again and have all of us who think your a nut case thrown off the board. Who can believe you.....a consistent liar.
Imagine etoufool talking about someone else being a CONSISTANT liar!:eek2:

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