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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    34 and not focused on anyone/anything. The biggest claim you can make is that "media wasn't as all-encompassing in those days" with the lack of 24 hour news channels - and if Betty or Rosalynn or Nancy took some posh million-dollar getaway, it slipped past the men with the cameras.
    So how much money does the First Lady have to spend in order to get on your radar? I want a dollar figure here.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    34 and not focused on anyone/anything. The biggest claim you can make is that "media wasn't as all-encompassing in those days" with the lack of 24 hour news channels - and if Betty or Rosalynn or Nancy took some posh million-dollar getaway, it slipped past the men with the cameras.
    Hell, the media tried to nail Nancy Reagan to the cross just for buying some new WH China because they did not have enough matching China for State Dinners---the same China that is still in use today in the WH BTW.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Whatever chaos will or will not ensue the president is a major and obvious target. And if some of the comments in this thread alone are anything to go by the Secret Service is entirely justified in feeling a little jittery.
    I'm not saying we shouldn't defend the POTUS. Of course we should. He should be well protected. All I'm saying is the SS shouldn't be doggedly pursuing every single individual that makes some offhand remark about him.
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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    And he shouldn't have been. What makes the POTUS so special? If someone says they're going to kill me on Facebook, nothing happens. We hear of sports stars being threatened all the time. Nothing happens to the threatening party. Saying you're going to do something and actually doing it are 2 totally different things.
    "What makes the potus so special?

    If you don't know the answer to that one then I would never be able to explain it to you.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So how much money does the First Lady have to spend in order to get on your radar? I want a dollar figure here.
    Well, a 4 million dollar trip to Hawaii sure makes a man do a double-take. I can't remember what the Africa trip tallied up to, but it was rather lavish.

    C'mon, you and I both know that Michelle is just squeezing every dime she can out of this administration. One thing you can't say about Bush - his trips back to Crawford weren't really setting the taxpayer coffers back that much in comparison.

    Anyway, we're getting off-topic. If someone wants to follow through with shooting him, so be it. I can live with Biden. Wouldn't be happy, but wouldn't think it to be the worst thing either.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I'm not saying we shouldn't defend the POTUS. Of course we should. He should be well protected. All I'm saying is the SS shouldn't be doggedly pursuing every single individual that makes some offhand remark about him.
    The obvious hole in this logic is large enough to steer an aircraft carrier through.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well, a 4 million dollar trip to Hawaii sure makes a man do a double-take. I can't remember what the Africa trip tallied up to, but it was rather lavish.

    C'mon, you and I both know that Michelle is just squeezing every dime she can out of this administration. One thing you can't say about Bush - his trips back to Crawford weren't really setting the taxpayer coffers back that much in comparison.

    Anyway, we're getting off-topic. If someone wants to follow through with shooting him, so be it. I can live with Biden. Wouldn't be happy, but wouldn't think it to be the worst thing either.
    So what you're arguing is
    1)First ladies shouldn't go overseas, and
    2)Presidents and their wives shouldn't be able to go to non-continental states.

    Am I far off here?

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So what you're arguing is
    1)First ladies shouldn't go overseas, and
    2)Presidents and their wives shouldn't be able to go to non-continental states.

    Am I far off here?
    Only democrat first ladies, I imagine.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So what you're arguing is
    1)First ladies shouldn't go overseas, and
    2)Presidents and their wives shouldn't be able to go to non-continental states.

    Am I far off here?
    Let's compromise - they can go, but they pay out of pocket.

    Deal?

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Only democrat first ladies, I imagine.
    That's funny...I could've SWORN I just said that Rosalynn or Hillary didn't jet around the world all the time on vacation. Or did Carter and Clinton become Republican in the recent past?

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