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Obama’s Boyfriend Line
Slate ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 | William Saletan

Posted on 05/20/2013 4:02:33 PM PDT by presidio9

On Sunday, President Obama gave a commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta. “Keep setting an example for what it means to be a man,” he told the graduates. “Be the best husband to your wife, or boyfriend to your partner, or father to your children that you can be.”

That’s what Obama said, according to the New York Times, USA Today, Politico, and dozens of other news organizations. But Obama never uttered those words. Here’s what he actually said: “Be the best husband to your wife, or your boyfriend, or your partner.”

That’s not a small difference in wording. It’s an enormous change in the meaning of the sentence. In fact, it changes the significance of the whole speech.

How did so many reporters get it wrong? In a way, they didn’t. They quoted the text of the speech as it was prepared for delivery. You can read the whole thing on the Web site of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. News organizations do this all the time. You send them the text of what you’re going to say, and they post articles after the speech, telling their readers that you said it.

But this time, the speech didn’t go according to script. Literally. Obama changed the “boyfriend” line from hetero boilerplate to explicitly gay-inclusive. He ad-libbed. And this was a heck of a time to do it. The speech was about what it means to be a man. The president of the United States, who until a year ago didn’t support same-sex marriage, has just put an official stamp of masculinity on male homosexuality.

It was also

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: definingdeviancydown; homosexualagenda; morehousecollege; obama
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1 posted on 05/20/2013 4:02:33 PM PDT by presidio9
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2 posted on 05/20/2013 4:05:24 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: presidio9

Evil, perverted, unnatural bastard.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 4:11:35 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: presidio9

“He ad-libbed”

No, his propagandist prepared TWO SPEECHES, one for publication by Big Media, and one for the Teleprompter.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 4:11:55 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Interesting that he tested the waters at Morehouse, which used to have a reputation for being on the more socially conservative end of the spectrum among black schools.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 4:13:36 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

As Mulder would say, “The Truth is Out There”


6 posted on 05/20/2013 4:14:03 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: presidio9

To me those two are the same. I live in a gayish area and I know “partner” to mean homosexual partner. I was talking with an Australian woman and she kept talking about her partner. I assumed it was another woman. Then she showed up with a man! In Australia when they live with someone and not married, they call them partners. Here, that term is pretty much exclusively gay.

So I read the first one as gay too.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 4:15:50 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: presidio9

Perhaps he thought he was at “More Head” College.


8 posted on 05/20/2013 4:17:04 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Hoows yer daddy?

Post of the day.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 4:19:09 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Yaelle

Progressive New Yorkers always refer to anyone they are currently having sex with as a partner, even in traditional marriages. It’s more inclusive that way. Wouldn’t want anyone to feel “less than” or bullied.


10 posted on 05/20/2013 4:19:40 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9
has just put an official stamp of masculinity on male homosexuality

Bwwwaaaahhhhh!!!!

If he wanted to do that, he would have had Michelle give the speech.


11 posted on 05/20/2013 4:21:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: presidio9
"...and don't forget to do those things that make your boyfriend know you
really care about him like walks on the beach."


12 posted on 05/20/2013 4:22:02 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: treetopsandroofs
No, his propagandist prepared TWO SPEECHES, one for publication by Big Media, and one for the Teleprompter.

Those are two possibilities. A third is that he misread the speech.

13 posted on 05/20/2013 4:22:13 PM PDT by x
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

ROTFLMAO .... You got me with that one...almost shot soda out of my nose


14 posted on 05/20/2013 4:25:45 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: x

So just give the Fraud the benefit of the doubt?


15 posted on 05/20/2013 4:28:28 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: x

A Freudian slip...


16 posted on 05/20/2013 4:28:32 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: treetopsandroofs; presidio9
No, his propagandist prepared TWO SPEECHES, one for publication by Big Media, and one for the Teleprompter.

AND it isn't the first time this happened.

17 posted on 05/20/2013 4:28:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: presidio9; Yaelle
Progressive New Yorkers always refer to anyone they are currently having sex with as a partner, even in traditional marriages.

It's the same in the British press: even heterosexual married couples are "partners."

18 posted on 05/20/2013 4:30:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick (They will hate it, but I don't care.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

A Fraudian slip...

LOL!
“Fraudian” would be a much better term than “progressive” for his politics.


19 posted on 05/20/2013 4:34:04 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: presidio9

I am convinced that Zero is a faggot.


20 posted on 05/20/2013 4:35:59 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: presidio9


21 posted on 05/20/2013 4:36:52 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I am convinced that Zero is a faggot.

Why is that?

22 posted on 05/20/2013 4:37:23 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: UCANSEE2

“AND it isn’t the first time this happened.”

Yes, and a lot of times, Hussein’s propagandists have to “whiten up” his speech for publication, and insert all those pesky “g”’s at the end of his participles.


23 posted on 05/20/2013 4:37:56 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: presidio9

BTTT


24 posted on 05/20/2013 4:39:29 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: x

A third is that he misread the speech.

Doubtful.There has never been a Chief Executive in this nation's history with more experience reading the speeches he delivers.

25 posted on 05/20/2013 4:47:20 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Freudian slip?


26 posted on 05/20/2013 4:49:41 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Somebody had to say it. Why not you?


27 posted on 05/20/2013 4:52:03 PM PDT by billhilly
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28 posted on 05/20/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: presidio9

He is not called Bathhouse Barry for nothing.


29 posted on 05/20/2013 5:09:26 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: presidio9

Men don’t have boyfriends, fags do.


30 posted on 05/20/2013 5:17:41 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: presidio9

He could shoot people at the school and there wouldn’t be a reaction from the media or the black community.


31 posted on 05/20/2013 5:22:52 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone

When he was elected to his first term, Proposition shared the ballot with him in California and was decisively rejected by black voters.


32 posted on 05/20/2013 5:24:09 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I think Michelle sent Reggie packing.


33 posted on 05/20/2013 5:27:34 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: presidio9

Stamp of ‘masculinity’ on homosexuality?

Have these people ever actually seen a homosexual? There’s nothing masculine about them.


34 posted on 05/20/2013 5:27:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
Have these people ever actually seen a homosexual? There’s nothing masculine about them.

Having spent a decade living in Greenwich Village, I can assure you that just as there are very masculine and very feminine lesbians, there are many gay men who do not look the stereotypical part. Would you call John Travolta feminine looking (prior to all the plastic surgery that is)?

35 posted on 05/20/2013 5:37:37 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

He also outed Michelle Obama as a racist when he said that she has a list of her own of his faults and failings. As we all know, you’ve got to be racist to find fault with Barack Hussein Obama, golden child.


36 posted on 05/20/2013 5:38:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I am convinced that Zero is a faggot.

Classy!
37 posted on 05/20/2013 5:39:39 PM PDT by Vladiator
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To: presidio9

It’s not about looks, it’s usually about actions. Sticking your d*ck in another man’s rear end is not masculine, I don’t care how many prison thugs do it.


38 posted on 05/20/2013 5:40:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: presidio9

Obama’s boyfriend/wife, “Michael” might get jealous.. http://www.ihatethemedia.com/dont-ask-dont-tell-obama-calls-the-first-lady-michael


39 posted on 05/20/2013 5:41:09 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: presidio9

Bit by bit.


40 posted on 05/20/2013 6:01:20 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Chode
He and Denis Rodman make a great pair!:


41 posted on 05/20/2013 6:05:46 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
damn, Rod is NOT aging gracefully...
42 posted on 05/20/2013 6:16:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“He ad-libbed”

No, his propagandist prepared TWO SPEECHES, one for publication by Big Media, and one for the Teleprompter.

&&&
Bingo!


43 posted on 05/20/2013 6:50:57 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Vladiator; ConservativeInPA

Oops! Watch out for someone’s widdle toes....


44 posted on 05/20/2013 6:57:19 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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45 posted on 05/20/2013 6:59:43 PM PDT by narses
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To: Viennacon
It’s not about looks, it’s usually about actions. Sticking your d*ck in another man’s rear end is not masculine, I don’t care how many prison thugs do it.

Here is the line that I was responding to:

Have these people ever actually seen a homosexual? There’s nothing masculine about them.

Am I to take it then that gay sex is an image you are quite familiar with?

46 posted on 05/20/2013 7:28:25 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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“...Proposition shared the ballot with him in California..” but not rejected at Rev. Wright’s low-down group.


47 posted on 05/20/2013 8:13:01 PM PDT by charlie72
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To: presidio9

They never shut up about it. Their entire identity revolves around what they do. I suppose “seen” should have been substituted with “met”. Sorry about that.


48 posted on 05/20/2013 8:33:43 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
They never shut up about it. Their entire identity revolves around what they do. I suppose “seen” should have been substituted with “met”. Sorry about that.

In political arenas and on TV, you would be right. In real life it has been my experience that they generally keep their sex lives to themselves as much as the next person. It seems to be a common misconception on this website.

49 posted on 05/20/2013 8:55:23 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

The teleprompter probably malfunctioned.


50 posted on 05/20/2013 9:06:15 PM PDT by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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