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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    People are still talking about the '57 states' gaffe...what? 4 years later? Because Obama is a pretty intelligent person, like his policies or not, so there really isn't much to compare this to because he doesn't make blatantly incorrect statements all that often. You will be able to come up with some other ones, but it is not on a consistent basis.
    He almost never actually speaks his mind at the moment and almost always uses prepared speeches. When he does speak his mind with nothing in front of him his level of speaking goes down to the point where he sounds like a ghetto kid.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    She's off by one word --- Quincy.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Are you saying such threads should never be created, such incidents should never be noted?
    Yeah, pretty much. It isn't interesting, it isn't relevant, it isn't meaningful. It's the political equivalent of pictures of Lindsay Lohan's crotch.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Yeah, pretty much. It isn't interesting, it isn't relevant, it isn't meaningful. It's the political equivalent of pictures of Lindsay Lohan's crotch.
    except the latter is better.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    She's off by one word --- Quincy.
    The city of Lauderhill, Florida, was once off by one word too.

    For their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration they commissioned a plaque with the stamps commemorating several African-American civil rights leaders, including MLK, Jr. The plaque was commissioned to be given to James Earl Jones, who was going to speak at the celebration.

    When the plaque arrived, it was instead inscribed with the name "James Earl Ray."

    Being off on a name by one word can mean an awful lot.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I'm curious. When are the partisan hacks on the left who point out things like this and the partisan hacks on the right who point out things like this about Obama going to realize that all these candidates are human, make mistakes, and those of you pointing this out and making a big deal about it and proving that you have no credibility in discussing politics?
    You know what scares me the most?

    That I could bet $10 that most Americans don't know the difference either between John Adams and John Quincy Adams and I would win.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    The city of Lauderhill, Florida, was once off by one word too.

    For their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration they commissioned a plaque with the stamps commemorating several African-American civil rights leaders, including MLK, Jr. The plaque was commissioned to be given to James Earl Jones, who was going to speak at the celebration.

    When the plaque arrived, it was instead inscribed with the name "James Earl Ray."

    Being off on a name by one word can mean an awful lot.
    Very true... when I first started reading your post I thought the story would be someone got the day itself wrong, and that it would be Martin Luther Day... I'm glad it wasn't that serious and I'd bet James took it well in stride.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You know what scares me the most?

    That I could bet $10 that most Americans don't know the difference either between John Adams and John Quincy Adams and I would win.

    I wouldn't bet against you... those "man on the street" interviews Jay Leno does makes me cringe every time I see them.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You know what scares me the most?

    That I could bet $10 that most Americans don't know the difference either between John Adams and John Quincy Adams and I would win.
    I'm skeptical that they would know anything about them, let alone the difference between them. Although that recent HBO series might have helped some people to recognize the name. The father isn't even on any of our money, so I wouldn't expect any recognition.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    He almost never actually speaks his mind at the moment and almost always uses prepared speeches. When he does speak his mind with nothing in front of him his level of speaking goes down to the point where he sounds like a ghetto kid.
    Pathetic...

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