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Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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President Barack Obama addressed a crowd of 71,000 people at Sun Devil Stadium, during Arizona State University's 2009 Spring Commencement. (photo: Tom Story)
Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy

By Andy Borowitz, Borowitz Report

02 May 12

 

n the first term in office, President Barack Obama has broken with a tradition established over the previous eight years through his controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say.

New polls indicate that millions of Americans are put off by the President's unorthodox verbal tic, which has Mr. Obama employing grammatically correct sentences virtually every time he opens his mouth.

Mr. Obama's decision to use complete sentences in his public pronouncements, as well as his insistence on the correct pronunciation of the word “nuclear,” has harmed his reelection hopes among millions of voters who find his unusual speaking style unfamiliar and bizarre.

According to presidential historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota, after eight years of George W. Bush many Americans 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, on Election Day the public may find itself saying, “Okay, subject, predicate, subject predicate – we get it, stop showing off.”

"You are aware that the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex allows people the ability to store and recall past events as they occurred, right?"
by on May. 2, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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_Kissy_
by on May. 2, 2012 at 7:12 PM
how now brown cow...

yes Obama, rather with a teleprompter or not is very articulate.
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NWP
by Guerilla Girl on May. 2, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Bahahahaha

erika9009
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Is this an Obama fluff piece? 

I love a man who is well spoken, but if I he still says something I don't agree with, I'm not giving him a pass.

rocketracer
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Complete sentences????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJSVPAx8xc

Off prompter,  he seems to have a problem.



JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM

 sidesplittinglaughter

What a snob.

NancSBRN
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2012 at 8:10 PM

After W they are probably not use to  a well spoken man. LOL

_Kissy_
by on May. 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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he could have a stutter or impediment. he's still a intelligent man

Quoting rocketracer:

Complete sentences????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJSVPAx8xc

Off prompter,  he seems to have a problem.



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asfriend
by on May. 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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what proof do you have of that, other than your own admiration?


Quoting _Kissy_:

he could have a stutter or impediment. he's still a intelligent man



Quoting rocketracer:

Complete sentences????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJSVPAx8xc

Off prompter,  he seems to have a problem.




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asfriend
by on May. 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM
what proof do you have of that, other than your own admiration?


Quoting _Kissy_:

he could have a stutter or impediment. he's still a intelligent man



Quoting rocketracer:

Complete sentences????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJSVPAx8xc

Off prompter,  he seems to have a problem.




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nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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Boy it is nice to have an intelligent President again.

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