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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Yes, the popular press did a great job of talking him down.
I didn't like or dislike him - as I said I don't care if they are Republicans or Democrats, but the press didn't have to do much stretching - all they had to do was report (much like what they are doing now with Obama). Bush did the rest all by himself. But as the other poster said, and I agree, he had a good sense of humour and could laugh at himself. Obama is much more serious at this point but maybe by the end of his term he may have relaxed a bit.
post #32 of 41
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I believe right now that Obama's natural reticence is making him look arrogant and supercilious. It's only been 6 months that he's been in office, and I'm sure he feels a great deal of burden not to be an embarrassment to his supporters or to the office. He will make some stumbles along the way.

I hope we don't see the constant nonsense like "The Smirking Chimp" web sites that were everywhere during Bush's term. That didn't help anyone; all it did was make Bush supporters angry and Bush detractors silly.

However, keep in mind that at this point in time 8 years ago, Bush was only three weeks away from 9/11.
post #33 of 41
I suppose Obama also wonders why people are getting wee wee'd up about him saying wee wee'd up.
post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by ebrillblaiddes View Post
I suppose Obama also wonders why people are getting wee wee'd up about him saying wee wee'd up.
Touche! An excellent observation.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by ebrillblaiddes View Post
I suppose Obama also wonders why people are getting wee wee'd up about him saying wee wee'd up.
If he is wondering, he's not alone. I myself are wondering what the fuss is all about. Makes me wonder if there aren't more important things to worry about but then I don't get my knickers in a knot about the little stuff.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by ebrillblaiddes View Post
I suppose Obama also wonders why people are getting wee wee'd up about him saying wee wee'd up.
My bet is that it's a phrase heard regularly around his house, brought home by his precious girls. Seriously, look at their age. Kids that age talk like that. It likely was a slip, not something he meant to say to the press, but something that just came out. Probably one of first times he's "slipped" into being himself and not the public persona since he's been campaigning.
post #37 of 41
I figured it had something to do with the kids too, but I thought it was probably more like the way he cleaned up something like "pissed off" to say it at home or when otherwise in earshot of the rugrats.
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I think it's kind of cute actually! It seemed the appropriate thing to say given the whole tone of his speech: light humour.
That's how I took it - -just a word., Hey, maybe he'll finally start getting through to the TownHallers, if he keeps getting Folksy enough
post #39 of 41
I don't feel anything even close to "light humor" when it comes to this health care bill. It is serious, very serious.

Barack who is said to have, pretty much, no sense of humor, all of a sudden develops one in regards to MY health care and 307 million other people?

Sorry, but that jut makes it worse IMO. And until now I haven't given a fig about his "wee weed" remark.
post #40 of 41
Just a theory, mind you, but considering there is a strong military presence in DC, I could see this happening. To clean up military potty mouths fathers may have used "wee-wee" instead of d*** (male sexual organ). In military circles a common phrase is saying that something is "all d***ed up" when it's more than messed up, but not as bad as FUBAR. (Please don't make me explain all of this! ) So when a Daddy really wants to say that it or someone is "all d***ed up" and sees little Janey or Johnny there listening intently, they themselves and say "all wee-wee'd up". Janey or Johnny thinks this is hillarious and says it at school the next day, where all the kids think it's hillarious. They don't know what the more adult meaning is, they just think it's a funny way of saying "messed up". They bring it home, say it's OK to say at school and Mom and Dad may think it's funny too.

Then the President says it about Congress...
post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
That's how I took it - -just a word., Hey, maybe he'll finally start getting through to the TownHallers, if he keeps getting Folksy enough
Yes, those nutty "TownHallers" - to reach them you've got to get down to their level, you know? All they need is some "folksy" talk from Obama to get it through their thick skulls that he's trying to ram the health care bill down their throats for their own good, darn it. Once a smooth talker like Obama gets folksy with 'em, they'll forget all that nonsense about freedom, individual rights and the Constitution.

Apologies for the sarcasm, but I'm with Cindy. I have no sense of humor when it comes to the Health Care debacle.
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