Is it ok for the President to say 'ass'

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Is it ok for the President to say 'ass'
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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 2:31pm

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Is it Acceptable For the President to Say Ass in Public?


On the Today show on Tuesday, President Obama used the word “ass” (more specifically, he talked about wanting to “know whose ass to kick” about the Gulf oil spill). And it’s created quite a buzz...



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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 2:47pm

IMO, ass is a swear word, and I tend to think when someone uses a swear word, it's because they don't have the intelligence to come up with a more appropriate word.

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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 3:52pm

I think he probably could have phrased that in a more presidential manner. On the other hand, I don't think the president has to be perfect and saying "ass" is a heck of a lot better than some of the things that came out of the previous VP's mouth.

Also, "ass" is probably one of the mildest thing you'd hear come out of my mouth if I was supposed to talk to people about the gulf oil spill.




Edited 6/10/2010 3:53 pm ET by geschichtsgal
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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 5:16pm

~Also, "ass" is probably one of the mildest thing you'd hear come out of my mouth if I was supposed to talk to people about the gulf oil spill.~


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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 7:08pm
i watched that matt lauer interview adn wasn't impressed by him at all.....it was more than just

 

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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 7:36pm

I have not picked up on arrogance or a nasty tone at all.

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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 7:47pm
politics, general is a big mountain of you know what.

 

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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 8:30pm

I regard that as a swear word on the lines of "suck" and "crap" but not as bad as

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Thu, 06-10-2010 - 11:39pm

Oh, for heaven's sake. Yes, it's okay to say "ass". Even if you're a black President with a Daddy from Kenya. It's also okay for the Justice statue at the Department of Justice to stand there with her breast exposed.

The entire eco-system of the Gulf of Mexico (plus a sizeable portion of the Atlantic Ocean) are in immediate jeopardy and people want to create a political scandal over ass?

Nice to know our priorities are in order :::eyeroll:::

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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 2:05am

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The entire eco-system of the Gulf of Mexico (plus a sizeable portion of the Atlantic Ocean) are in immediate jeopardy and people want to create a political scandal over ass?

Nice to know our priorities are in order :::eyeroll:::>>>

I hadn't heard about this across the pond but I agree. Can things get any more rediculous. People don't care what he does anymore just as long as they find something to complain about.

The economy is in the crapper and they refuse to work together for the better of the people. The politicians are being horribly selfish because they want to be better than Obama...sickening...It is the people, the citizens that are important. I am sure people against him could flame me for my comments.

At least I am getting less flack for being an American in Europe now that Obama is in office. :)


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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 5:52am
yea, it breaks my heart to see all that wild life hurting, dying.

 

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