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Old 12-10-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It is the motto on the great seal of the US, was originally used as our motto (even if unofficially) it is perfectly appropriate to quote it in a speech.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:10 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Not knowing the U.S. motto is miniscule? He's the U.S. President.
When he starts a useless war over phantom WMDs I'll be upset, somehow mistaking a dictum for a motto doesn't hold the same weight for me
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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It is the motto on the great seal of the US, was originally used as our motto (even if unofficially) it is perfectly appropriate to quote it in a speech.
It is a dictum on the U.S. Seal. It has never been the U.S. motto. It is certainly appropriate to quote it in a speech. It is not appropriate to state that it is the U.S. motto. It's easy to research; Obama should have known that.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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When he starts a useless war over phantom WMDs I'll be upset
Bad Bill! Bad! Bad!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENAV_UoIfgc
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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They've already erased that part of history from their minds. It never happened according to them.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Wow. Obama didn't know that? As POTUS, you would think he would have at least looked that up before giving the speech. It makes him look like a total idiot.
Not look like.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:31 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Bad Bill! Bad! Bad!
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They've already erased that part of history from their minds. It never happened according to them
Erased like the phantom WMDs?

Typical NeoConfused deflection and hypocrisy.

Get a clue, 9/11 changed the international picture and Clinton's statements became irrelevant.

And so typical to see the self-Righteous making a mountain from a motto molehill while glossing over a huge expenditure of Amerfican blood & $$$ for no reason.

Damn hypocrites!
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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Junior college professor. No, even they would have known our motto. Poseur.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Maybe he just didn't want to use what could be construed as a 'controversial' phrase (in god we trust) in a foreign nation. We all know how *upset* some people get at the use of the word 'god'.

Maybe the motto "e pluribus unum' was a more appropriate and inspiring phrase to quote when speaking in a country which also has a variety of ethnic groups, such as America.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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Maybe he just didn't want to use what could be construed as a 'controversial' phrase (in god we trust) in a foreign nation. We all know how *upset* some people get at the use of the word 'god'.

Maybe the motto "e pluribus unum' was a more appropriate and inspiring phrase to quote when speaking in a country which also has a variety of ethnic groups, such as America.
Ok, so let's be untruthful to not offend anyone. Yeah a great plan! Who cares if it offends anyone, it's our damn motto. They can stick it up their a$$es if they are offended.
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