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

iVillage Flash Poll:


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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Sun, 06-13-2010 - 6:23am
agreed. Words are man made. We honour by actions. I dont think that in all the chaos in the world that God seeks to punish us for usage of words that are man made and the connontations man created.

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 7:23am

why would the President demonstrate anger *in response* to a Fox news complaint or complaints from other conservative talking heads?


i agree, to press criticisms, he flames back and that is NOT what a president should do IMO..but he deserves some credit, he's meeting with the CEO of BP next week, thanks to the heat he got for saying he wouldn't!

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 7:34am

right, a president should be so influenced by what it is the news has to say..CNN is as bias as FOX news, eye roll.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 7:39am

well, there is the commandement, thou shalt not use the Lord your God's name in vain.

 

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 7:46am

I'm all for encouraging people to change their minds when it's appropriate. But it seems to me the process for an intelligent leader would be to consider the options, consult with advisors, choose a course of action and follow it. What its at least coming off looking like is the process is: fire off at the mouth, see what the press says, if there is a media backlash change course. I don't think he has ever stopped campaigning. Because rapid response to media perception like this is what you do when you campaign.

Plus just in general, what was his reason for not sitting down with the CEO of BP in the first place? Was there a reason behind it at all? Was it on the table? Had the CEO of BP asked for a sit down with the President? Or was the whole "why don't you sit down with him" a media created concept that has sent yet another shock wave through the White House? Who is running this cleanup, the government, BP, or the media?

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' -Kahlil Gibran



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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 8:36am

In what way is ass connected with taking the Lords name in vain?

While I do believe cussing would fall under not bringing honor upon oneself in your actions unless the Lords name is used it would not fall under the commandment of not taking the Lord's name in vain,

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 8:49am
you know, i owuld hope his change of mind ( about meeting with the BP CEO ) came because of what his advisors, counsel

 

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 9:51am
One would hope. But the timing seems to me not to be a coincidence. If the advisors and he himself thought this was a wise move, then by the time media got around to asking about it he would have said it was an option, may be in the future, or is on the list of things to do, maybe yes that he would like to do that, or shockingly, in the first 7 weeks after the oil spill he actually *would have* already talked to the CEO, rather than Obama saying "no" that he hasn't talked to the CEO because the CEO will "say all the right things" and that Obama "is not interested in words." So if he did change his mind because of his advisors, it seems really strange that his advisors would do such a quick turnabout within like, 2 days of the interview where Obama said he hasn't and wasn't planning on it.

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' -Kahlil Gibran



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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 10:07am

but when he said no to lauer's question he was QUICK to explain WHY he wouldn't, too.

 

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Registered: 03-19-2010
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 11:13am

If it's the sentiment, then saying shoot is just as bad as sh*t.

That being said, I think it's highly unlikely that God, were there such a thing, would care whether someone says sh*t or a**. They are only curse words because modern society has decided as such. What really matters, believer or not, is the meaning behind the words.

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men."


-Carl Sagan

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men."


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