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  1. 13 Dec '09 00:01
    Does Obama change too much depending on the court of Public Opinion?

    "To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office." Quintus Fabius Maximus, from Plutarch's Lives
  2. 13 Dec '09 15:29
    Originally posted by eljefejesus
    Does Obama change too much depending on the court of Public Opinion?

    "To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office." Quintus Fabius Maximus, from Plutarch's Lives
    Can you elaborate a little on what you're referring to?
  3. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    13 Dec '09 15:49
    Although the spelling mistake is not particularly noteworthy, seeing them in thread titles is fairly common, "Though criticizing Obama is fair, is he to indecisive? has the rare distinction of containing a non-sequitur while being only one short sentence.
  4. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    13 Dec '09 16:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    Although the spelling mistake is not particularly noteworthy, seeing them in thread titles is fairly common, [b]"Though criticizing Obama is fair, is he to indecisive? has the rare distinction of containing a non-sequitur while being only one short sentence.[/b]
    Be kind with the kid. We all know he's not exactly the brightest crayon in the box.
    Moreover, he is not exactly famous for having original thoughts. Most likely this is
    the fault of the website from where the wee one did the copy paste.
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    13 Dec '09 16:55
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Be kind with the kid. We all know he's not exactly the brightest crayon in the box.
    Moreover, he is not exactly famous for having original thoughts. Most likely this is
    the fault of the website from where the wee one did the copy paste.
    Asking me to be "kind" is absolutely outrageous.
  6. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    13 Dec '09 16:58 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by FMF
    Asking me to be "kind" is absolutely outrageous.
    O.k., you're right. I take it back. Have no mercy on the little jerk!

    ...

    Easy targets are still targets
  7. 13 Dec '09 17:07
    Originally posted by Seitse
    O.k., you're right. I take it back. Have no mercy on the little jerk!

    ...

    Easy targets are still targets
    My what a pompous thread.
  8. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    13 Dec '09 17:26 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by badmoon
    My what a pompous thread.
    Indeed.

    By the way, dude, are those Coltrane and Davis in your avatar?
  9. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    13 Dec '09 17:43
    Originally posted by eljefejesus
    "To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office." Quintus Fabius Maximus
    What's Quintus Fabius Maximus' screen name at www.freerepublic.com ?
  10. 13 Dec '09 18:45
    Originally posted by eljefejesus
    Does Obama change too much depending on the court of Public Opinion?

    "To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office." Quintus Fabius Maximus, from Plutarch's Lives
    I don't understand the the thread's title, but anyway, I think your question is a legitimate one.

    Does obama change depending on the audience he is addressing? yes, but so does every other politician, that doesn't necessarily mean they're "unfit to hold an office", it does mean they're willing to put on a phoney smile to win support but we all know that is in the job description.

    I think it would be better if you were more specific.
  11. 13 Dec '09 19:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by badmoon
    My what a pompous thread.
    Hey, be kind to the pompous on this site.
  12. 13 Dec '09 20:06
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Indeed.

    By the way, dude, are those Coltrane and Davis in your avatar?
    That's Miles and Sonny Rollins
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    13 Dec '09 20:21
    Originally posted by FMF
    Asking me to be "kind" is absolutely outrageous.
  14. 13 Dec '09 23:09
    In his recent remarks, when reminded that a majority of Americans want us out of Afghanistan, he repeated an oft-used Bush reply, which was basically, "I don't govern by what the polls say." I for one, was pleasantly surprised. I figured he was a "consensus-er" like Clinton for sure.
  15. 13 Dec '09 23:38
    The responses to this thread crack me up. Any that should be taken seriously. I am writing off the troll and Seitse immediately, of course.