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Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy

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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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mom2myprince
by on May. 4, 2012 at 7:52 AM


Quoting Citygirlk:

whats with the hate of the teleprompter its just a written speech but not on paper. i think mitt should get one at least that way he wont flip flop as much lol.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Ok so to those who continue to say we finally have an intelligent president, what does that say about you?  Did you graduate like GWB did? I want a president who can be like us all rather than a teleprompter talking to me


that will happen even if he gets one.

Being
aware of the Thought process is a way of seeing why you do some of the
things you do on a daily basis..Unconscious thought goes unnoticed and
you react with them without thinking about it.....Think deeply into what
makes you tick,what makes you happy and every other emotion you get
from thoughts..Learn your thought process and begin to know yourself..
asfriend
by on May. 4, 2012 at 8:01 AM

It is not the hate of the prompter - it is the obvious difference between on prompter and off prompter, on prompter is is a fairly good little reader, of prompter, Porky Pig.

Quoting Citygirlk:

whats with the hate of the teleprompter its just a written speech but not on paper. i think mitt should get one at least that way he wont flip flop as much lol.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Ok so to those who continue to say we finally have an intelligent president, what does that say about you?  Did you graduate like GWB did? I want a president who can be like us all rather than a teleprompter talking to me



Citygirlk
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM
He says umm too much ive always hated that about him its so amnoying.

Quoting asfriend:

It is not the hate of the prompter - it is the obvious difference between on prompter and off prompter, on prompter is is a fairly good little reader, of prompter, Porky Pig.


Quoting Citygirlk:


whats with the hate of the teleprompter its just a written speech but not on paper. i think mitt should get one at least that way he wont flip flop as much lol.


Quoting numbr1wmn:


Ok so to those who continue to say we finally have an intelligent president, what does that say about you?  Did you graduate like GWB did? I want a president who can be like us all rather than a teleprompter talking to me





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