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‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action
cnsnews.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 07/12/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT by ColdOne

Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process.

“It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said at the speech in Austin, Texas, according to the official transcript and video posted on the White House website.

“I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama told the crowd. “I don't have to run for office again, so I can just let her rip. And I want to assure you, I’m really not that partisan of a guy.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ime; obamalawless; obamaspeech

1 posted on 07/12/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
And here I thought he couldn't get it under 200....

My bad.

2 posted on 07/12/2014 11:23:07 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ColdOne

Strong verbal marker for Narcissism...


3 posted on 07/12/2014 11:23:17 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: ColdOne

He’s taking over. He’s declaring himself king, or Fuhrer.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 11:27:21 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: ColdOne

The lying never ends, a stream of undiluted bilge pouring forth anytime, anywhere, regardless of the audience. Another name for the Devil is The Liar. And as long as a substantial number of Americans want to believe lies, so be it. Well, if the loafer fits, wear it, Barry.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 11:28:39 AM PDT by john drake (Lucius Accius-Roman,170 BC - "oderint dum metuant" translated "Let them hate so long as they fear")
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To: ColdOne

...that this nation, under me, shall have a new birth of marxism — and that government of me, by me, for me, shall not perish from the earth.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 11:30:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ColdOne

There’s another word in the presidential word cloud that begins with ‘I’.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 11:31:05 AM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: sgtyork
There’s another word in the presidential word cloud that begins with ‘I’

Three actually:

Imbecile, Idiot, and Ignoramus

8 posted on 07/12/2014 11:38:04 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: ColdOne
He looked and sounded like he was back on the choom gang.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 11:40:26 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ColdOne

And now I’ve got that George Harrison song “I, Me, My” running around my head along with inages of Obama bloviating. Kinda amusing, actually.

CC


10 posted on 07/12/2014 11:44:03 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: ColdOne

Barack Hussein Obama lists the three branches of government:

“Theere’s me, myyyself, annd I.”


11 posted on 07/12/2014 11:52:15 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

You forgot Immigrant and Islamic.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 11:57:47 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: Menehune56

“(Well, don’t you know)
That’s the sound of the men
Working on the choom gang
That’s the sound of the men
Working on the choom gang

All day long they’re singing
My, my, my, my, my, my
My work is so hard
Give me water, I’m thirsty

My work is so hard


13 posted on 07/12/2014 12:01:12 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ColdOne

I wonder how Obama will express himself when he stands before the Living God. Will it be “I did this... it was my idea..etc.” or will he try the blame game(someone else did that, not me).


14 posted on 07/12/2014 12:04:00 PM PDT by jimbug
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To: ColdOne

Somebody Please,,,

Make It STOP!


15 posted on 07/12/2014 12:09:18 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: Big Red Badger

I know the feeling.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 12:10:49 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: ColdOne

I can’t for the life of me understand why my president is so self involved.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 12:11:11 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Just what is the real reason to disarm a law abiding citizen like me?)
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To: ColdOne
Obama follows the BBL model in almost all speeches. Bragg, Blame, and Lie.
18 posted on 07/12/2014 12:17:04 PM PDT by etcb
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To: ColdOne
Obamas Inner Child...peaking through......




19 posted on 07/12/2014 12:18:49 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: jimbug

“I wonder how Obama will express himself when he stands before the Living God. Will it be “I did this... it was my idea..etc.” or will he try the blame game(someone else did that, not me).”

That’s what he does now, no reason for him to change. He takes credit for things he did not accomplish and denies responsibility for the things he’s done.

It’s like dealing with a 5 year old.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 12:21:55 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Just what is the real reason to disarm a law abiding citizen like me?)
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To: ColdOne

bump.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 12:47:39 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Fightin' in a basement)
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To: ColdOne

Take a drink every time he uses the personal pronoun.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: InterceptPoint; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

> You forgot Immigrant and Islamic.

Irritating and Insane.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 1:01:49 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: jimbug
I wonder how Obama will express himself when he stands before the Living God. Will it be “I did this... it was my idea..etc.” or will he try the blame game(someone else did that, not me).

You didn't build that!

24 posted on 07/12/2014 1:02:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: sgtyork
There’s another word in the presidential word cloud that begins with ‘I’.

IMPEACHMENT!

25 posted on 07/12/2014 1:04:37 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ColdOne

Oh, Lord, it’s hard to be humble
When you’re perfect in every way
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
‘Cause I get better lookin’ each day

To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man
Oh, Lord, it’s hard to be humble
But I’m doin’ the best that I can


26 posted on 07/12/2014 1:15:38 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: ColdOne
Obama said, “I can't stand by with partisan gridlock that's the result of cynical political games that threaten the hard work of millions of Americans,” said Obama. “I’m not just going to stand by and say, okay, that's--I guess that's the way it is. Whenever and wherever I have the power, the legal authority to help families like yours, even if Congress is not doing anything, I will take that opportunity.”

Out of curiosity I wanted to see what a speech by an early president was like. George Washington would be kinda hack so I went John Quincy Adams. Found his speeches and picked the second annual address at random. Found this passage about his dealing with the mean old congress:

Of the subjects recommended to Congress at their last session, some were then definitively acted upon. Others, left unfinished, but partly matured, will recur to your attention without needing a renewal of notice from me. The purpose of this communication will be to present to your view the general aspect of our public affairs at this moment and the measures which have been taken to carry into effect the intentions of the legislature as signified by the laws then and heretofore enacted.

Wow, they sound almost identical. /sarc

27 posted on 07/12/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: ColdOne

May the Lord call this maggot home soon.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 1:34:41 PM PDT by Riptides
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To: OneWingedShark; InterceptPoint
oops thank you all for pointing out the ones I missed.....

Might I also add "illegal?"

29 posted on 07/12/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Riptides
May the Lord call this maggot home soon.

That would be Satan's home.
30 posted on 07/12/2014 2:08:51 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: ColdOne
There aren't enough words in any language the whole world over that could describe how much I hate this narcissistic prick.
31 posted on 07/12/2014 2:09:16 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: ColdOne
This made me think of an episode in "Yes Minister" (great BBC series), wherein Sir Humphrey (chief bureaucrat) is reluctant to admit to Hacker (his Minister) that he's the blame for something.

"Sir Humphrey: The identity of the official whose alleged responsibility for this hypothetical oversight that has been the subject of recent discussion is not shrouded in quite such impenetrable obscurity as certain previous disclosures may have led you to assume; but not to put too fine a point on it, the individual in question is, it may surprise you to learn, one whom your present interlocutor is in the habit of defining by means of the perpendicular pronoun.

Hacker: I beg your pardon?

Sir Humphrey: It was... I. "

It seems that Obama is overly fond of the perpendicular pronoun.

32 posted on 07/12/2014 2:14:45 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Menehune56

that smiling women on the left looks like my dopey leftist Obama loving sister.


33 posted on 07/12/2014 2:23:09 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: ColdOne

““I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama told the crowd. “I don’t have to run for office again, so I can just let her rip.”

Translation: “I’ve been lying the whole time”.


34 posted on 07/12/2014 3:03:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ColdOne

““It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said ———”

Not one ounce of class,not one.

Can you visualize Ike or FDR saying something like this?

Pathetic.

.


35 posted on 07/12/2014 3:13:52 PM PDT by Mears
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To: ColdOne

being chained,

to a sink,

in a basement,

the door opens.

My Tormentors return.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 3:26:24 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: ColdOne
If I know myself and I do know me, there would not be any reason for me to show that I am above
everything, but when I know myself better than most know me then I can
better know how I can show myself that I am myself Superior.

Sincerely, Me, Myself, And I..

37 posted on 07/12/2014 3:44:51 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Yes, “Yes, Minister” was a great series. It was followed by “Yes, Prime Minister.”


38 posted on 07/12/2014 4:14:46 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: OneWingedShark

You will be visibly impaired by the ten minute mark.

CC


39 posted on 07/12/2014 4:29:10 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Fresh Wind

That’s the one I was thinking of.


40 posted on 07/12/2014 4:39:09 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

By five, many children have already figured out how trying that particular ploy doesn’t usually work out well in the end. Obama obviously never learned that lesson.


41 posted on 07/12/2014 4:46:31 PM PDT by Bob
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To: etcb

Obama follows the BBL model in almost all speeches. Bragg, Blame, and Lie.


Followed by the 3D ploy

Deceive
Distract
Deflect


42 posted on 07/12/2014 4:48:48 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: ColdOne

I think this guy is really losing it

If he does lose the Senate I think it will put him over the edge


43 posted on 07/12/2014 4:50:51 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Celtic Conservative

Yep.
If you’re going to make a drinking game, do it right!


44 posted on 07/12/2014 5:33:11 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Fair enough. Who’s buyin’ the hooch?

CC


45 posted on 07/12/2014 5:39:05 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Bob

My apologies to many 5 year olds.


46 posted on 07/12/2014 6:06:53 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Just what is the real reason to disarm a law abiding citizen like me?)
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To: OneWingedShark

Now that there is funny I don’t care who you are!


47 posted on 07/12/2014 6:14:50 PM PDT by jimbug
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To: ColdOne

When he starts to use the First Person Plural, worry


48 posted on 07/12/2014 10:56:07 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Wikipedia is wrong. who knew?)
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