Obama tells good stories. Not true, but they sound good.

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Obama tells good stories. Not true, but they sound good.

Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:47 pm

Obama made up a very interesting story at the end of the last Presidential debate.

http://debates.org/pages/news_092608.html
OBAMA: Well, let me just make a closing point. You know, my father came from Kenya. That's where I get my name.

And in the '60s, he wrote letter after letter to come to college here in the United States because the notion was that there was no other country on Earth where you could make it if you tried. The ideals and the values of the United States inspired the entire world.

I don't think any of us can say that our standing in the world now, the way children around the world look at the United States, is the same.

And part of what we need to do, what the next president has to do -- and this is part of our judgment, this is part of how we're going to keep America safe -- is to -- to send a message to the world that we are going to invest in issues like education, we are going to invest in issues that -- that relate to how ordinary people are able to live out their dreams.

And that is something that I'm going to be committed to as president of the United States.


The problem is Obama's father was in the United States in 1959. So why was he writing letters in the '60s, when he was already in college in the United States :huh:

This is a good article to read.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/29/AR2008032902031.html?nav=hcmodule

So is he just making it up, does he actually believe this silliness, or is it just a lie? Democrats have a real history of telling these lovely stories that have no basis in reality. Biden has told a bunch of them. Al Gore was notorious for these. What gives? Do they just live in fantasy land?
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Re: Obama tells good stories. Not true, but they sound good.

Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:57 pm

SpinnerMan wrote:So is he just making it up, does he actually believe this silliness, or is it just a lie? Democrats have a real history of telling these lovely stories that have no basis in reality. Biden has told a bunch of them. Al Gore was notorious for these. What gives? Do they just live in fantasy land?



(D): all of the above
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Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:20 pm

What bothers me is that I can understand lying. Generally, people do this when they have no expectation of being caught.

People make mistakes. Obama wrote a book about his father and had already got his knuckles wrapped for this very issue. How could he not know better.

People misspeak. This is usually a one word "slip of the tongue" mistake. This is a whole story.

How does this get into his closing statement? They alway prepare for their final statements or at least statement they want to make sure get said at some point. This was clearly something he prepared to say and he added at the end.

What leads to these stories that have no basis in reality? I really wonder if they truly live in fantasy land. This may explain why they have so many policies that have been proven time and again to fail in the real world. That isn't where they live. If that is the case, I just wish they would stay in fantasy land.
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