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  •  Forget Eastwood, Anyone really listen to Rubio (6+ / 0-)

    I don't know why no one caught this, and I'm sure he didn't mean it, or meant to say it the other way around but tell me what's out of place in this paragraph, word for word, of Rubio's speech tonight.

    "The story of our time will be written by American's who haven't yet even been born. Let's us make sure they write that we did our part. That in the early years of this New Century, we lived in an uncertain time, but we did not allow fear to cause us to abandon what made us special. We chose more Government instead of more freedom, we chose the principal's of our founding(s) to solve the challenges of our time, we chose a special man to lead us in a special time, we chose Mitt Romney to lead our nation and because we did the American miracle lived on for another generation to inherit."

    Read it a couple times and pay close attention to the line, "We chose more Government instead of more freedom." I couldn't believe I heard it and I had to play that back about 10 times, but he said it. Why is no one talking about that...

    •  Tongue must have slipped on his own bile (1+ / 0-)
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      But I would call it just a slip of the tongue.  

      He apparently meant to say: "but we did not allow fear to cause us to abandon what made us special, or to choose more Government instead of more freedom.  Or he might have meant to say: "Instead of more government, we chose more freedom."  

      But either way, I think everyone knows what he intended to say, and I consider it as being along the same lines as Obama's slip when he used the singular pronoun instead of the plural and said "you didn't build that'" when he should have said "you didn't build those...(roads, bridges, infrastructure)"  

      I'd prefer we win the argument based on the facts rather than resorting to the other side's childish attempts to win the argument by jumping all over people for grammatical slips.  

      On the other hand, considering how they have so shamelessly attempted to use Obama's grammatical slip to spread distortions and falsehoods, it might serve them right if they got a bit of their own medicine!

       But the difference between Obama and his opponents is that when Obama makes a grammatical slip, it is actually a rare thing.  

      The people on the other side can't go for five minutes without tripping over their own words, even when they're talking to an empty chair!

      •  True (0+ / 0-)

        I certainly don't think it should be a part of the news cycle or anywhere near the political conversation, I was just surprised that no one had mentioned it. I couldn't stop laughing for about 5 minutes when I heard him say it.

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