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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I say suck it up. We put up with this **** on a daily basis during Bush's 8 years. It went on day after day after day. So stop the whining.
    Ahh, so its motivated for the desire for revenge more than anything else. Way to stand up for your country!


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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I say suck it up. We put up with this **** on a daily basis during Bush's 8 years. It went on day after day after day. So stop the whining.
    Then you're part of the problem. Congratulations.
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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Not this again. I feel like I'm in a time warp. Wait, no, it's different now. At least Bush was funny. This guy is just boring.
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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Ahh, so its motivated for the desire for revenge more than anything else. Way to stand up for your country!

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Then you're part of the problem. Congratulations.

    Yes but I also think he's an idiot for policy reasons.
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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    Yes but I also think he's an idiot for policy reasons.
    If you're talking about the President, then yes that's a whole other matter. It's one thing to disagree with policy (great!), it's another to just rip into the guy because he mispronounces a word or misspells potato. That stuff doesn't "raise the bar".
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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I can see how this would have been easily glossed over in any briefing, since you are right it is such a small thing.

    I am not making excuses for anyone as much as pointing out the difference between Obama's mistake and Quayle's, which is something you brought up. The simple fact is that potato is a much more commonly used word than corpsemen (which sounds like a great alternative word for zombies ) so the issue is not as straight forward as you want it to be.

    Really, I think Winnb is right. There are people who hate the current president and want to make an issue out of anything they can (and it happens on both sides).



    are you really arguing this that seriously?



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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    If you're talking about the President, then yes that's a whole other matter. It's one thing to disagree with policy (great!), it's another to just rip into the guy because he mispronounces a word or misspells potato. That stuff doesn't "raise the bar".
    I think it's worthwhile to point out the hypocrisy of the Democratic hype machine. It's not a big deal if Obama mispronounces a word, and everyone who goes to Harvard is smart. Really?
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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    RealClearPolitics - Video - Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    So this is our brilliant Harvard educated man whose education and sophistication is such a breath of fresh air compared to the

    Obama pronouced corpsman as "corpseman" twice within the same speech. That's not a slip; that's your president not knowing how to pronounce an everyday word, albeit a military word, which might just explain it right there.

    No big deal, you say? Well, harken back to the endless rants about Bush and his "nuc-u-lar" and "tourist attack" mispronunciations - which I dogpiled on, too, because it was funny - and ask yourself, why so little is made by the left of Obama's absolute dependence on teleprompters and his obvious lack of basic high school knowledge of history and economics.

    I'm just sayin'.
    I wonder if we will see one of these for Obama?

    How to Mispronounce Words Like George Bush | eHow.com

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    Add a syllable to words. One of George W. Bush's most common ways to mispronounce a word is to insert an unnecessary syllable into the word. This is also one of the most common ways people make fun of the president. Famous examples of President Bush adding extra syllables to words include "misunderestimate," "hispanically" and "subliminable."
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    Remove a syllable. This method of mispronouncing words is a less common mistake by George W. Bush. However, there are examples of him doing it and you can still use it to make people laugh. An example from a President Bush quote is saying "unceptable" instead of "unacceptable."
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    Make words plural which should not be plural. Another of George W. Bush's most famous mispronunciations is using the word "Internets" in a debate. Simply saying "Internets" will cause many people to think of President Bush.
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    Give words a southern pronunciation. President Bush is from the South and occasionally pronounces some words differently because of this. For example, he might say "Comin' " instead of "coming," "fella" instead of "fellow" or " 'mericans" instead of "Americans."
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    Mispronounce words dealing with foreign policy. One of the topics George W. Bush discusses most frequently is foreign policy, so several of his most famous mispronunciations are in this area. Examples include pronouncing the word nuclear "new-cue-ler," the word terror like the word "tear" and the word terrorist like "tearist."
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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    The emperor's unclothed remarks more election cannon fodder.
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I'm sorry, but would you mind connecting these two dots.

    1) "Obama pronouced corpsman as "corpseman" twice within the same speech"

    2) "[Obama's] obvious lack of basic high school knowledge of history and economics"

    Because you made quite a leap in your OP -- I'm just wondering if you can back it up with real life examples or logic...

    Anytime you're ready...
    There are many examples, and you can just hear his general lack of historical knowledge when he speaks. That's why he's always in campaign mode; it requires almost no facts or basis to say "We need a change in Washington!"

    One that comes to mind is when he was discussing Iraq and pointed out how "FDR and Truman met with our enemy leaders." I don't require the meetings between Hitler and FDR, nor the meetings with Japan. Do you? I must have missed that. Perhaps he thought WWII was a war with Russia; someone needs to tell Barack that Stalin was our ally at the time.

    He declared himself America's "first Pacific president" when in Asia, apparently unaware that Taft was the governor-general of the Phillipines. And apparently he missed that whole Nixon-China thing.

    Remember when he referred to all 57 states?

    I've always preferred candidates that know their history and both sides are sketchy at this. That's why I like people like Newt Gingrich, who is a history nut, and even a guy like Clinton, who I detested but felt in the end he had enough grasp of the ways it is and the paths we've travelled before to not do something too stupid.

    You can't govern on ideology and ideas alone. You MUST understand what has been tried before - usually dozens of times - before you repeat those mistakes again. If you don't know the history of what you're doing, you're almost destined to make those mistakes again.

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