What if Obama really did go all Bulworth?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, May 25, 2013.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Let me be clear. I posted this entire article because it's one of the best I've read in a long time.

    I wish there were some way we could get the Chicken Little types around here to realize that the biggest danger is not a government that is out of control or too powerful -- it's everything "Obama" listed above. Personally, I'd add the corrupting control money has on our government; the hate media that exist only to disinform voters, create an alternate America, and depict Obama as an America-hating communist; and the voters who keep electing fools as their representatives.

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  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I just watched the movie for the first time a few months back. Other than the cringe worthy rapping part, god damn is that a good movie.

    The problem with a president going Bulworth in his 2nd term is he'd have to fess up to all the **** he pulled in the first.
     
  3. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    The sligtly-more-left chancelor-canditade in this falls general election does just this

    -> one of the main reasons why we will end up with a grand coaltion and his party being the junior partner :rolleyes:

    Yeah, sure Barry doesn't have to bother bout getting (re)ellected but the general public only wants to hear the blunt truth as long as it doesn't hurt them.

    "Wash me, but don't make wet" :eek:
     
  4. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Bulworth, or, FDR?

    I don't want a President who gives in to such impulses, despite the provocation. Historians are still impressed by how well Abraham Lincoln's restraint during a similarly polarized time. But, it might be about time for Obama to think about an FDR moment -- a calculated appeal to the Democratic Party voters who elected him:

    http://thinkexist.com/quotation/we-had-to-struggle-with-the-old-enemies-of-peace/357356.html
     
  5. zin macrumors 6502

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    At first I didn't actually read the text that you typed, and I actually thought this was a transcript of a conference with Obama. Suffice it to say, I almost squealed at the possibility that Obama said what needed to be said.

    I think I was being delusional, though; Obama is way too scared of being labelled a "socialist commie!!11!1" by the Republicans and their media puppets.
     
  6. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    It's hard to have an FDR moment when the press has agents, as does the opposition, doing everything they can to suss out what you plan to say and do, so that they can spin the hell out of it before you have a chance to appeal to the masses.

    On top of that, those who have the money to influence the media are in the top 1%, and they have almost all the money in this country. They have the power and ability to spin the best FDR moment into something 54% of the country would hate.
     

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