Teaching Grammar....to the President!

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    "Strategery, misunderestimated, refudiate: former President George W. Bush and Sarah Palin have been chastised by journalists and academes for their inventive language and occasional grammatical gaffes for years. Now it is President Obama’s turn. Here comes “Obama Grammar: Using the President’s Bloopers to Improve Your English,” a new book that parses Mr. Obama’s command of the language, or lack thereof.

    “The first wordsmith is, in fact, an occasional stem-winder who is grammatically challenged,” says author and Harvard-educated historian William Proctor, who pored over 3,000 pages of the president’s official speeches and remarks. He’s convinced that Americans — particularly students — can learn a little something from Mr. Obama.

    “His speeches reveal that at this point, he is simply not in the same rhetorical-grammatical league as a Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan,” Mr. Proctor says. “Even as we explore Mr. Obama’s errors, we should not lapse into smug, finger-pointing complacency. His mistakes should serve as a reminder to the rest of us that we, too, may need to clean up our technical language skills.”
    Inside the Beltway - Washington Times


    Remember the good old days for the President:
    "...generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth."

    Now, everybody is taking shots at him....but when they parse his great oratorial skill!!!

    This is precious.


    How true was this: Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
    Proverbs 16:16


    I'm getting such a kick out of this....I am so naughty.
     
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    Obama Is Our Smartest President?

    Posted on November 11, 2008 by FreedomsWings| 2 Comments


    Historian Michael Beschloss was interviewed Monday on Don Imus’ radio show and he made the claim that President-elect Obama’s IQ is off the charts and that he is the smartest president we have ever had. Here is the meat of the conversation:

    Historian Michael Beschloss: Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — You and I have talked about this for years …

    Imus: Well. What is his IQ?

    Historian Michael Beschloss: … our system doesn’t allow those people to become President, those people meaning people THAT smart and THAT capable

    Imus: What is his IQ?

    Historian Michael Beschloss: Pardon?

    Imus: What is his IQ?

    Historian Michael Beschloss: Uh. I would say it’s probably – he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become President.
    Obama Is Our Smartest President? | Freedom's Wings

    Yawn?

    What a transparent defense for 'former' Obama supporters!!!!

    Lovin' it!
     
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