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  1. TommyBrady12

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    He flubbed the easiest thing he's going to do in the next 4 years. Unbelievable.
     
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    Well umm a little early to jump on the man don't you think? I didn't vote for him either, but his speech is very, very good.
     
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    so did biden

    but seriously, if you can hear these words today and not get behind this man...you're simply not an american....you're a racist
     
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    speeches mean nothing, esp. if someone else is writing it.
     
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    .....and people wonder why everyone thinks bostonians are racist ......
     
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    Speeches are meant to inspire, and Obama writes his own speeches. This was a good one.
     
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    it's common knowledge that speech writers write the speeches for the president.
     
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    Actually, he's known for writing his own material - either in its entirety or in large part - much more so than his predecessors.

    By the way, don't know if you knew this, but the oath itself was written by someone else. How is its proper repetition more important than the man's speech -- whether written solo or in consultation?

    You guys are silly and bitter. But that's your role now, in the exile of opposition, for four years at least.

    Realize though you are dealing with a turning point, not with a continuation of black vs. white or right vs. left anger (I'll have trouble ditching my anger with the hard right too... but it's good our President's moving forward past it.)

    Good luck with choosing a uniter of your own, a faithful continuation of the Obama approach... I do not think moving forward you will win with the devisive and exclusive GOP approach to this date.

    PFnV
     
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    I agree completely. I'm just not going to slam the guy before he does anything in office. I know they did it with Bush, but I prefer to stay above that petty crap.
     
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    Seriously? Of everything you could choose, you're going to attack Obama for his public speaking?
     
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    I think you need help. God bless you.
     
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    How Obama Writes His Speeches - TIME

    Ever think to double-check reality when throwing out "common knowledge"? No president will be able to write every word of each of his own speeches. Obama, evidently, is on the "hands-on" side of the speechwriting spectrum.

    Facts matter. Learn it, live it, love it.

    PFnV
     
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    I bet if Obama came out and said, "I want to eat your juicy brains!" you wouldn't think speeches mean nothing.
     
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    Why does everyone think you're a retard?
     
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    Coincidentally, I'm reading "White House Ghosts, by Scheslinger. A book about the President's speechwriters from Roosevelt to Bush. Interesting book, maybe a good read for Bradyboy12.
     
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    What?:confused::mad:
     
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    Ummm...Justice Roberts got it wrong.....


    He didn't include the word "Faithfully". Obama stopped and Roberts reread it, including the word. Seems strange that a Supreme Court Judge would leave that word out....
     
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    if you want to vote for someone based on his or her speaking ability, then that's your right. i've seen presidents speak well but whose actions led to nothing. the country doesn't need a speaker in chief but a president.
     
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    there was one mistake in the speech, though.
    "[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]" 44 men have taken the oath of office as president"

    No, while he is the 44th President, only 43 men have served as President since Grover Cleveland is considered the 22nd and 24th President. What bothers me is that no one noticed this in all the proofreading that was probably done. Had it been a Republican making this faux pas, it would have been dwelled on ad infinitum.[/FONT]
     
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    Ok, and we've got one, and he's the only one we've got for the next 4 years.
     

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