View Poll Results: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

Voters
84. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    14 16.67%
  • No

    70 83.33%
Page 7 of 11 FirstFirst ... 56789 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 109

Thread: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

  1. #61
    dangerously addictive
    americanwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:15 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    18,684

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Shame on you? I agree-this means something. Why aren't you Charlie?
    Did you fly to Paris to march or are you able to 'be Charlie' without actually marching?
    Support DACA/Dreamers. "Find your humanity! Haven't any of you ever had a dream?"
    _____________________________________________

  2. #62
    Sage
    countryboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    03-09-18 @ 10:03 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    17,705

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    He should have sent some high profile person, yes.

    Maybe Joe Biden.... but who knows what he might have said.
    It's always a roll of the dice with JoJo, but he could've sent Kerry.

  3. #63
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    57,297

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Don't we have Vice Presidents for a reason? Why not Biden?

    Still comes back to - who cares? Why make a big deal over it? It's not even worth a small deal.

    Certainly won't change anything.
    "Why not Biden?"

    Come on...do you really have to ask?

  4. #64
    Wrinkly member
    Manc Skipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Southern England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    24,672

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Virtually every leader who did attend is oppressing journalists at home, to a greater or lesser degree. The world leaders' presence was an exercise in cynicism. Maybe better not to go.
    Never eat anything that's served in a bucket.

    Trumpery: Anything calculated to deceive by false show; anything externally splendid, but intrinsically of little value; worthless finery.

  5. #65
    Sage
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    East Coast - USA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:21 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    16,109

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    "Why not Biden?"

    Come on...do you really have to ask?
    He's the VP. Like it or not.
    Wastin' time, like it was free - Godsmack


  6. #66
    Sage

    ocean515's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Southern California
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    24,705

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Virtually every leader who did attend is oppressing journalists at home, to a greater or lesser degree. The world leaders' presence was an exercise in cynicism. Maybe better not to go.
    Well, if what you wrote is true, the President would certainly have been in good company. I think the answer may be in the purpose of the march. If it was to join in a show of solidarity that people aren't going to be intimidated, there is some argument he missed an opportunity. If the march was about free speech, there was no purpose in going, since it would have been a bit hypocritical to do so.

  7. #67
    Almost respectable

    Cardinal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    42,104

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Did you fly to Paris to march or are you able to 'be Charlie' without actually marching?
    The funny thing about facebook social activism is that against all rationality it somehow accomplishes being even more meaningless than the "these colors don't run" bumper stickers people bought ("made in China!") after 9/11. Changing your Facebook status to "Je suis Charlie" requires marginally less personal investment than a short and sudden fart.

  8. #68
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    57,297

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    He's the VP. Like it or not.
    He's like the crazy uncle that you dread standing up to speak at family get togethers. No...they should have sent the Secretary of State. I would have been OK with Biden going I guess, but that point is moot.

  9. #69
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    43,676

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    It's always a roll of the dice with JoJo, but he could've sent Kerry.
    Kerry would have been a good choice.

    But Eric Holder? why did he go? Didn't he already resign?
    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge" Stephen Hawking

  10. #70
    Rule of Two
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,462

    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Did you fly to Paris to march or are you able to 'be Charlie' without actually marching?
    He's being Charlie from the safety of his computer. Can't you understand how valuable that is to the cause, woman!?!?
    Peace is a lie. There is only Passion. Through Passion I gain Strength. Through Strength I gain Power. Through Power I gain Victory. Through Victory my chains are Broken. The Force shall free me.

Page 7 of 11 FirstFirst ... 56789 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •