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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Exactly what world do you live in where "closest to" has the same definition and means "actually same as"?

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    You realize he explained his quote slightly later, stating that Reagan's Alzheimers was the reason for his comment. That essentially the damage done to the brain from it would be the closest to being on par with actual mental retardation. He seemed to be taking it from an actual logical thought process rather than the typical "Bush iz retard cause he talk funnY!" line of thinking you'd normally see.
    I thought the "medical" bit and the reference to Wilson (who had full on total bat **** nuts Alzheimer's) would have made it clear.

    I also like that he decided that I claimed that Reagan was the "only retarded president" AFTER I referenced Wilson (a pillar of modern progressivism no less) in the FIRST post.
    Last edited by new coup for you; 03-23-09 at 12:37 PM.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Exactly what world do you live in where "closest to" has the same definition and means "actually same as"?
    What planet do you live on where you defend the following statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    the irony being that Reagan was literally the closest we've ever had to a medically retarded president since like Wilson
    I'm sorry, but there is no TRUTH or REALITY to the above statement unless you wallow in self induced denial or willingly suspend disbelief.

    By the way, what does the above statement have to do with the thread topic? Aren’t you the “defender” of forum threads staying on topic and relevant?

    But of course it is hardly surprising to see you defend such abject nonsense on a forum filled with such buffoonery.

    Carry on.

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Better than lying and hawking policy on Leno.
    Because it is a quick gesture in lowbrow public relations in comparison with a slightly more lengthy process in lowbrow public relations?
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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I thought the "medical" bit and the reference to Wilson (who had full on total bat **** nuts Alzheimer's) would have made it clear.

    I also like that he decided that I claimed that Reagan was the "only retarded president" AFTER I referenced Wilson (a pillar of modern progressivism no less) in the FIRST post.
    You continue to wallow in your diatribe; what part of Reagan’s condition happened while he was in the Presidency? What facts do you have to support such delusional accusations?

    Since when has Alzheimer been considered mental retardation? Do you ever deal in reality or fact or are you just here to make asinine assertions based on your rabid hyper partisan personal opinions?

    Perhaps rabid Liberals think it is humorous to make fun of Reagan's condition and think that Alzheimer’s is a disease one can make lame jokes about; but there is nothing factual in your original assertion and it was far from humorous if that was your original intent.

    What does this even have to do with the thread topic? This is about as inane as Zyphlin’s desperate attempts to defend it.

    Let’s recap, Obama makes a lame joke on a late night talk show about retarded people and is forced to apologize for it and you want to wallow way off topic with the FALSE assertion that Reagan was the closest to a retard we ever had as a sitting President while in office. DUH.

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    You ignored all of Hatuey's sources so I'm not even going to try to prove to you that he had it while in office, however you'd have to actually not read my posts to realize that I've now established that I believe WOODROW WILSON had the condition IN OFFICE as well.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Because it is a quick gesture in lowbrow public relations in comparison with a slightly more lengthy process in lowbrow public relations?
    Because it's the wrong forum for the President to address the issues in the middle of a financial crisis.

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Because it's the wrong forum for the President to address the issues in the middle of a financial crisis.
    Is it? The media penetration and hip-factor alone give him a boost for being able to 'level' with the American people and explain his position. Most people are not for debate (or whatever suffices for debate these days) or 60 minutes interviews.

    Sometimes the controlled lowbrow approach is what does the trick. What did not work was the gaffe. Otherwise, it was an acceptable approach.
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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    You ignored all of Hatuey's sources so I'm not even going to try to prove to you that he had it while in office, however you'd have to actually not read my posts to realize that I've now established that I believe WOODROW WILSON had the condition IN OFFICE as well.
    No I didn’t. Hatuey’s source was someone’s "projection" that Reagan COULD have had the disease as early as 1980 based on “speech patterns.” How absurd and trite. In addition, you continue the false BS by not addressing the FACT that this disease has NOTHING to do with retardation.

    But once again we see the desperate defense of the indefensible and trite analogies instead of a coherent honest debate on the FACTS.

    Once more it begs the question; what does REAGAN have to do with a thread on Obama’s foolish joke about retarded people?

    Here, let me help you; Nothing!

    Facts: Reagan was President from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989.

    He was diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s on In August 1994, at the age of 83 and he wrote his letter to the American people in November of 1994.

    So let me understand this “evidence”; we have a scientists attempting to make headlines asserting that by using HIS invention of Gottschalk-Gleser scales, he can determine based on “speech” patterns that Reagan COULD have had Alzheimer’s as early as 1980 and thus proves the inane assertion you made:

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    the irony being that Reagan was literally the closest we've ever had to a medically retarded president since like Wilson
    Only someone who willingly suspends their disbelief or intelligence can buy into your crapola.

    I guess you missed the end of the “source” that hatuey posted:

    “In 2006, his son filed a suit alleging that Gottschalk had lost millions of dollars in a 419 scam.”

    The guy was quite the genius himself wasn’t he?

    Carry on.

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Is it? The media penetration and hip-factor alone give him a boost for being able to 'level' with the American people and explain his position. Most people are not for debate (or whatever suffices for debate these days) or 60 minutes interviews.

    Sometimes the controlled lowbrow approach is what does the trick. What did not work was the gaffe. Otherwise, it was an acceptable approach.
    It's easier to b.s. your way through a Leno interview. If we as the people accept this as a proper format for policy discussions we've embraced wholesale propaganda in favor of intellectual exchange. He didn't level" with the American people, he lied to them. He did so easily too as Leno isn't about to give him a hard time or question him in any substantive way.

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