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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's pretty common for a President to do one. Bush spoke at Furman University's commencement in 2008, while he was in office

    Bush Commencement Speech at Furman University Triggers Protest | Fox News

    Also at St, Vincent's College in 2007

    Critics keep quiet for Bush commencement speech - Los Angeles Times

    Yale, 2001

    Bush returns to Yale for commencement speech - CNN

    Those are just the easy ones, I'm sure there are others over the 8 years he was President. (I'm giving him a pass for West Point in '02, since that's military). I would think that anything a sitting President has to say is pretty much political. If it isn't intended as such, it becomes such quickly. Heck, people tried to make news out of the fact that Bush 41 didn't care for broccoli. ('I'm President,' So No More Broccoli! - NYTimes.com).
    Then that reinforces my point. If anything the President has to say is pretty much political, then this speech by Obama will likewise be political. Given he invited himself to speak, bumping a notable woman who had already been invited, and chose specifically a womens college during a time that he is involved in womens issues. It all adds up to using the event to further his political agenda. IMO, Presidents should not abuse their position in this manner.

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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    anything to bash Obama, huh?
    How is my motivation relevant?

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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    IMO, Presidents should not abuse their position in this manner.
    The president isn't abusing ANYTHING. The college CHOSE to invite him. He personally didn't bump ANYONE. The college did and the woman even said that was ok, she would speak another time.

    You are making a mountain out of a molehill on this one.

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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Saying your comments are absurd is not a personal attack, feel free to report it and you'll see for yourself.

    It's absurd to think a president is engaging in gender war simply because a college chose to bump a female speaker for the president.

    If I were the college, I'd bump just about anyone to have the president (any U.S. president, yes that means Bush whom I don't like) speak at the graduation.
    I did not claim that particular statement yours was a personal attack, but rather the lack of supporting information left no room for discussion. Nor did I claim that the gender war being waged by democrats was evidenced "simply because a college chose to bump a female speaker for the president."

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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's ok, I understand your scared.

    Truth is, you just like to bitch about Obama. It's not Obama's fault the college made the decision to allow him to speak. When you graduate high school, you will learn this.
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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The president isn't abusing ANYTHING. The college CHOSE to invite him. He personally didn't bump ANYONE. The college did and the woman even said that was ok, she would speak another time.

    You are making a mountain out of a molehill on this one.
    As you said, anyone would bump someone to have a President come speak. Thus the President knew this, and additionaly knew that he was bumping someone who HAD been invited, and a woman at that, who is much more relavent to a womans college and commencement ceremony. Since weve established his motivation is political, this means he knew he was bumping a woman for political purposes. You would think women would be upset at a man, a powerful man, muscling in on a womens ceremony to pander about womens issues. Will Pelosi be up in arms at not a single male speaker being present at a womens college commencement?

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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    the college has had male speakers in the past. It appears, based on their website, that they have 3-5 speakers a year, which normally includes a bunch of people that I've never heard of.

    Past Speakers and Medalists | Barnard College

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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    I would love to see Obama speak. I missed him at the 10th Anniversary ceremony at GZ.

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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    We had Katie Couric for ours last year and she was great. I mean to sit there and listen to her reference balls in her speech was probably the funniest thing in the world. But as a student it would be even better to have the President of the United States give the speech. I am jealous of these kids.
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    Re: Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Since weve established his motivation is political, this means he knew he was bumping a woman for political purposes.
    No, that has not been established, we don't know yet what his speech will be.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    You would think women would be upset at a man, a powerful man, muscling in on a womens ceremony to pander about womens issues. Will Pelosi be up in arms at not a single male speaker being present at a womens college commencement?
    The woman being bumped even said it was ok, so it was with her consent.

    For any college (even a woman's college) to have the president speak during graduation is an honor.

    Like I said, you are making a mountain out of a molehill and the majority of people realize this. That's all I care.

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