Random Political Thoughts

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Drifterwood, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Drifterwood

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    I like this section, but it has become a bit slow recently. So here is a thread for random political thoughts. You must have them.

    Here's mine. Mr. Obama's speeches are becoming a bit patronising. Is it his monotone delivery?
     
  2. Principessa

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    I don't think he's monotone. Maybe you are just bored or offended by the fact he says the same thing over and over again, because people keep asking him the same questions over and over again. :tongue: :cool:
     
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    I know I'd be a little annoyed if people kept asking me if Health Care Reform means "death for grandma".
     
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    He's not the orator Bill Clinton was, unfortunately. He eventually drives his points home but lacks variety in expressions and gestures making him considerably less dynamic than other speakers. I'd love to see him pull a Khrushchev and pound the podium with a shoe or Michele's handbag or something but I don't see it happening any time soon.

    I much prefer his off-the-cuff remarks when he thinks he's off camera -like his remark about Kanye West. :biggrin1:
     
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    I aint got nun rite now, i'm drink!
     
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    i say nationalize the insurance industry, they brought it on themselves.
     
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    Boring !!! I like Bill Clinton who can give good speeches and explain things better than Obama does.
     
  8. Principessa

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    Me too, it shows the real him.

    As do I, but Clinton wasn't an option. I wonder what would have happend if the people that voted for Obama wrote in Bill Clinton, would there have been a run-off election? Would Congress or whoever change the 2 term law for Presdents?
     
  9. Jason

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    I'm not too fussed about what politicians say and even less about how they say it. It is what they do that is important.
     
  10. Sergeant_Torpedo

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    Chinese (you know those communist thugs who steal billions from their own people and we buy all their crap to make em richer?) kick Obama's ass at Brokenhagen. What a wimp!
     
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    I have no idea who Kanye West might be. :redface:
     
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    Congress couldn't do a thing. It's not U.S. Code that limits the term of the president, but the 22nd Amendment adopted in 1951:

    Congress and/or the states would have to rescind the amendment (and very quickly) to allow Clinton to take office.
     
  13. Drifterwood

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    That's interesting Jason, because I would say that most modern politicians have very little capability to actually do anything. It ends up being more about what they say.

    Having said that, Blair and Brown can be judged on what they have done. Perhaps this is the effect of their presidentialising our parliamentary system.
     
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    "You like potato and I like potahto
    You like tomato and I like tomahto
    Potato, potahto,
    Tomato, tomahto.
    Let's call the whole thing off

    But oh, if we call the whole thing off
    Then we must part
    and oh, if we ever part, then that might break my heart

    So if you like pyjamas
    and I like pyjahmas,
    I'll wear pyjamas
    and give up pyajahmas
    for we know we need each other so
    we better call the whole thing off
    let's call the whole thing off.

    You say laughter and I say larfter
    You say after and I say arfter
    Laughter, larfter
    after arfter..."

    (SHIT! I'm going looney in here!)
     
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    What do you mean "going"? You're dahfter than a bucket of frogs.

    Oprah for Queen!!
     
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    :laugh2: I second Oprah for Queen!

    For the re-annexation of Northern France by the UK - but mostly just Champagne-Ardenne! :friday:
     
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    Kind of like random thoughts but with a political spin.

    ha first!

    Now that i've gotten that out of my system.

    Random political thought number 1.

    I think whenever a republican does win the presidency, consumer spending will grind to a halt.
     
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    necessary
    and possibly leading to the ruination of Humankind ...
     
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    Pine Gap. Most of you US citizens or the western world would not know about this place.....:)
     
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    Do not google this, your pc will do strange things.
     
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