November 12, 2008

This is how wingnuts grieve

It's one thing for right-wing bloggers to be delusional about George W. Bush. But to be more delusional about George W. Bush than George W. Bush is? That's some serious delusional!


Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed.


I regret saying some things I shouldn't have said... Like "dead or alive," or "bring 'em on." And, by the way, my wife reminded me as president of the United States, you better be careful what you say. I was trying to convey a message. I could have conveyed it more artfully.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


In yesterday's online discussion, Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post chided Obama for grammatical errors such as the following:

"I do not underestimate the enormity of the task that lies ahead." (misuse of 'enormity')

"I'm sure that in addition to taking a tour of the White House, there is going to be a substantive conversation between myself and the president." (use of 'myself')

"President Bush graciously invited Michelle and I to meet with him and First Lady Laura Bush." (misuse of 'I')

Later in the chat, a reader said:

"When Bush steps on his tongue, you people always assume it's because he's a moron.

"Obama's mistakes are obviously because his great mind doesn't have time for oppressive Eurocentric patriarchal grammatical rules.

"Well, just keep telling yourself that. I predict the honeymoon will be over for you a lot sooner than for those of us who didn't choose the Chosen One."

Obviously, 50% of America will not judge members of their team with the degree of exactitude they expect of others.

Obama talks good, like a president should. (What do you want, good grammar or good taste?)

Also, I think Bret Harte was thinking of Sarah Palin when he wrote the immortal couplet, "But there be maidens fair as she / Whose nouns and verbs do more agree."

Brett "The Hitman" Hart said that? Huh. We have seen alot of Bush praising lately, especially that farcical WaPo editorial and i'm getting the feeling that in 20 years time a small, retarded portion of the population will be looking back at Bush as some sort of Super-Reagan.

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