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obama's language controversial

Postby q5q » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:51 pm

from the inbox:

> ----- Original Message -----
>
> NOVEMBER 18, 2008
>
> Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy
>
> 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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Postby Felix » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:14 am

Complete, well-constructed sentences are for effete, latte-drinking elitists. Real Americans grunt.
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Postby tph24601 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:47 am

clearly a socialist and a secret muslim....

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Postby where2next » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:44 pm

Yep. And then there's this one from yesterday:

"When we make mistakes we admit them."

:shock: Huh? If he prayed hard enough, God wouldn't let him make mistakes.

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