• Why Does Barack Obama Keep Answering Questions with Words?

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    He may or may not have quit smoking, but one thing's for certain: Barack Obama is an adjective-crushing, preposition-popping, verb-snorting, noun-mainlining word addict. Big words, small words, compound words, hell, it doesn't matter to him.

    As Fox News reveals, the president simply can't stop using words, even in public

    A look at President Obama's health care "town hall" Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., shows the president out-spoke his audience by a ratio of nearly 9-to-1.

    Here's the scorecard. Obama: 8,619 words. Audience: 1,186 words.

    That's hardly the kind of even-handed exchange of ideas that marked the town meetings of colonial America.

    Exactly! If this had been a real town hall meeting in the colonial tradition, Barack Obama would have sat there quietly and listened while the citizens of Portsmouth told him what to do, because that is what representative democracy is all about.

    And then everybody would have died of smallpox.


    Tags: Barack Obama, Fox, Grammar, New Hampshire, Town Hall

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