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Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:47 AM

Obama Channels Michael Douglas - "I'm the President" (pic)

Obama channels Michael Douglas ('The American President' - paraphrased by me):

"We've got serious problems, and we need serious people, and if you want to talk about character you'd better come at me with more than a Birther Joke and a Convention full of lies. If you want to talk about healthcare and American values, fine. Just tell me where and when, and I'll show up. This is a time for serious people, Mitt, and your fifteen minutes are up. My name's Barack Obama AND I AM THE PRESIDENT!"


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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:52 AM

1. I'll bet Bob Rumson...er...Mitt Romney is quivering in a corner in one of his McMansions

Or at least he should be.

Fired up! Ready to Go!


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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:54 AM

2. Under the deck, on his yacht. Yanno, Mitt REALLY IS Bob Rumson. He is. You can

find that whole movie speech on Wiki, and he truly is.

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Response to K Gardner (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:26 AM

6. i read the whole thing again tonight!

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:00 AM

3. This was my first thought as well :)

The entire speech from The American President is on WikiQuote:
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_American_President

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:03 AM

4. Very Aaron Sorkin

wonder if they talk

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Response to ncteechur (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:24 AM

5. Life imitates art? Sorkin has really changed dialogue over the years.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:26 AM

7. Freepers are freaking out - think they've busted him

and think finding this 'stolen' line is going to be some major news story.

gawd, they're idiots.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 06:21 AM

8. but it's not even the same line or in the same context. If that's all they got...

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 06:29 AM

9. I heard that, too. Good job on the paraphrase!

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 09:58 AM

10. Ah, I am not alone

When Obama said that, I immediately thought: Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shephard.

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Response to DFW (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:27 AM

11. You've probably watched the movie as many times as I have then ! I've heard from

lots of people who immediately "went there"

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Response to K Gardner (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:51 PM

14. All of once!

But I thought it one of the more memorable lines.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:34 AM

12. I just posted before I saw this, on a thread about people not liking his speech.

And I said basically.. he's the President, not a candidate. He's not an unknown. He's not reading a speech written for him that was designed to sell a new product. He is speaking now with the gravitas he has shown as President. And contrary to Queen Ann's statement, as a "grown up man."

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:54 AM

13. Exactly! And I think his "gravitas" shone like a thousand points of light last night..

He tied it up and brought it home.

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