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Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

Brian2344 Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 5:09 PM
No offense at all. Very interesting, intelligent and succinct - unlike most of the responses here.
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Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

Brian2344 Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 5:01 PM
"You also take medical advice from Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey" - I DO? REALLY? Hmmm - this is news to me & my doctor. Please continue - I LOVE when people tell fictions about me. "Maybe your total lack of any meaningful knowledge" - Do tell - how does one quantify "knowledge" over the interwebs? Psychic power? Especially since we've never met. I only "resent" when people make assumptions about who I am, what I know and what I believe without ever meeting me. But don't let that stop you - disparage away - whatever you need to do to feel better.
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Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

Brian2344 Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 4:13 PM
"Very few, are experts on public policy." - So true! Jeb Bush - B.A. in Latin American Studies Ben Carson - M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School Chris Christie - B.A. in Pol-Sci for University of Delaware Rick Perry - B.S. in animal sciences from Texas A&M Scott Walker - discontinued studies at Marquette in 1990 without obtaining degree Ted Cruz - B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton Bobby Jindal - B.S. in biology & public policy from Brown Rand Paul - no undergraduate degree - M.D. from Duke Marco Rubio - B.S. in Pol-Sci from University of FL So the only ones who are qualified to comment are Christie, Cruz, Jindal & Rubio as they have credentials (degrees in Pol-Sci) but NONE have the "required" PhD.
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Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

Brian2344 Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 3:57 PM
If you don't like what you're seeing from the "bully-pulpit", TURN IT OFF. Your remote works, right? How many news commentators/reporters have a PhD in Pol-Sci? How many in Congress? How many at CPAC?
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Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

Brian2344 Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 1:59 PM
^ +1 - well said!
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Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

Brian2344 Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 1:57 PM
I have an idea for a new rule: If you don't like what you're watching - TURN IT OFF! Use the remote or if you have an old school TV, walk over to the power switch. After all NO ONE is forcing you to watch.
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Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

Brian2344 Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 1:55 PM
"These actors didn't earn Ph.D.s in political science." - Also true of 90+% of posters here. Are you only entitled to an opinion if you have official paperwork (PhD)? "Very few, are experts on public policy." - Also true of 90+% of posters here. Are you only entitled to an opinion if you are an "expert on public policy"? How many in Congress / candidates for President are "experts in public policy"? How many hold PhD in Pol-Sci? Need some clarification on this new "requirement" that CITIZENS/VOTERS need to be an expert have an opinion.
WOW - shallow & misogynistic - impressive. Thanks for showing your true colors. “If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost, you can still call him vile names.” - Elbert Hubbard
People who deride Obama's teleprompter as a crutch, without which he would be helpless, seem unaware that virtually all modern presidential remarks are prepared in advance. The main difference with Obama involves stagecraft: A teleprompter is a visible reminder of this preparation as opposed to a typed speech sitting on the lectern. Teleprompters are tools that every president since Dwight Eisenhower has used, some with greater comfort than others. Richard Nixon preferred to memorize outlines and then speak without prepared remarks on hand; Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush liked to work off note cards; Obama seems most comfortable in front of a teleprompter. In all cases, the medium is not the message—the message is the message.
Kettle meet pot - of course, Republicans NEVER use them at all. Oh, wait... https://www.google.com/search?q=republicans+teleprompter&es_sm=91&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=o_DkVLSFNpWxy
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