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    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?
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    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.

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    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?

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?
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    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!?!?
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