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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Arrogance? Did you even read the same statement everyone else read? How is saying other people deserve it more than he does arrogant?



    Fail.... at what? Dude, just admit it. You posted a lame attack thread and didn't even bother to check up on it. Then got your ass handed to you. End of story.




    Your feigned outrage would be so much more believeable if your mouth foam drooled the same in the 30 or so palin threads. Same goes for your peanut gallery.... Hypocritical much?
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    "A great man is always willing to be little."

    Obama NEVER is.

    There is absolutely no reason under the sun that Obama needed to refer to himself at all in this, and it's gauche to have done so multiple times -- especially toward the end when he mentions going to the ceremony last year.

    As for "absolutely appropriate," I cannot find another occasion where the President (any President) took it upon himself to issue a statement regarding the awarding of the Peace Prize. While it's not inappropriate for the President to do so, it IS apparently unprecedented. Some of you try to make it look like it's a matter of course. It isn't.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    "A great man is always willing to be little."

    Obama NEVER is.

    There is absolutely no reason under the sun that Obama needed to refer to himself at all in this, and it's gauche to have done so multiple times -- especially toward the end when he mentions going to the ceremony last year.

    As for "absolutely appropriate," I cannot find another occasion where the President (any President) took it upon himself to issue a statement regarding the awarding of the Peace Prize. While it's not inappropriate for the President to do so, it IS apparently unprecedented. Some of you try to make it look like it's a matter of course. It isn't.
    Obama exhibited humility in his statement. it follows:
    One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize – an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice. Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was.
    i have emphasized the text which documents his position that the current winner is more deserving of the award than was Obama
    seems to me that very much exemplifies the quote you offered:
    A great man is always willing to be little

    the underlying premise of this thread is a massive fail
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Obama is such a hypocritical piece of work. He flashes his arrogance and yet says he was "humbled" to receive the peace prize.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    Obama exhibited humility in his statement. it follows:
    i have emphasized the text which documents his position that the current winner is more deserving of the award than was Obama
    seems to me that very much exemplifies the quote you offered:


    the underlying premise of this thread is a massive fail
    Nice cherry-picking. So he throws a bone into a tract of multiple self-references. If that were all he said about himself, you might have a point. If he didn't have a long, long history of making everything about himself, you might have a point.

    But it wasn't, he does, and you don't. So, the massive, sycophantic, toadyist fail is yours.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Obama is such a hypocritical piece of work. He flashes his arrogance and yet says he was "humbled" to receive the peace prize.
    Obviously false humility is an arrogance unto itself.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Nice cherry-picking. So he throws a bone into a tract of multiple self-references. If that were all he said about himself, you might have a point. If he didn't have a long, long history of making everything about himself, you might have a point.

    But it wasn't, he does, and you don't. So, the massive, sycophantic, toadyist fail is yours.
    cherrypicking you insist
    let's look at some cherrypicking
    by going to the OP:
    Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself

    There was an extraordinary scene at the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Friday morning. The prize went to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was barred by the Chinese government from attending the ceremony. It was the first time since 1935 -- when the prize went to a winner imprisoned in one of Adolf Hitler's concentration camps -- that the Peace Prize winner or his repesentative did not appear personally to accept the award.* Liu's absence was symbolized by an empty chair on stage.

    So on this notable occasion, the White House released a statement from President Obama on the awarding of the prize to Liu in absentia. And this is how Obama's statement began:

    One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize -- an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself | Washington Examiner
    notice that the following sentence ... the one demonstrating humility ... was omitted from said OP ... otherwise the presentation that Obama was arrogant would have been lost

    let's look at that omitted sentence:
    Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was.
    the one you insisted was cherrypicked, when it actually exculpates Obama of any charge of arrogance or having lacked humility in his speech


    again, you, like the OP, have failed to make a valid presentation
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    cherrypicking you insist
    let's look at some cherrypicking
    by going to the OP:


    notice that the following sentence ... the one demonstrating humility ... was omitted from said OP ... otherwise the presentation that Obama was arrogant would have been lost

    let's look at that omitted sentence:

    the one you insisted was cherrypicked, when it actually exculpates Obama of any charge of arrogance or having lacked humility in his speech


    again, you, like the OP, have failed to make a valid presentation
    How is it that you can quote my response and then simply repeat exactly what you said, when it was what I was responding to? The "IS TOO!!!!!!!" school of argumentation.

    Oh, well. At least you didn't white anything out this time.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    How is it that you can quote my response and then simply repeat exactly what you said, when it was what I was responding to? The "IS TOO!!!!!!!" school of argumentation.

    Oh, well. At least you didn't white anything out this time.
    the OP avoided inclusion of Obama's statement which would be perceived as a humble one
    the OP mischaracterized Obama's speech as lacking humility by omitting his humble words
    and you are defending that misuse of Obama's truncated speech while simultaneously complaining that inessential elements of your post were whited out
    hypocrite much?
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Obama is such a hypocritical piece of work. He flashes his arrogance and yet says he was "humbled" to receive the peace prize.
    Sorry, what does he Flash?

    Did he claim to win the Iraq War? Is he claiming everything is better because he's in charge.

    Show me one clip where he claims to either be better then anyone else, blame or say he's superior to George W. Bush..

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