Me: 1. The US president is frequently called "the leader of the free world" since WWII...so...sorta'. Yeah. We lead NATO (the most powerful military alliance in history) and our economy impacts everybody like no other economy does.
2. Bush couldn't speak except with prepared remarks and/or a pre-screened crowd (and even then, Bush couldn't talk intelligently). At least give Obama credit for taking whatever questions anybody has and attempting to answering them.
Brother: Obama comes across as a stumbling wreck without a teleprompter
Brother: I am not full of shit. O has more "uh"s per minute than any politician I've ever heard speak
He is a lousy extemporaneous speaker
Me: Again: you're full of shit. Want a highlight reel of Bush speaking?
Brother: You mean a reel taking the worst of the worst? Those exist for anyone
Me: Except you know as well as I do that the man is an idiot and always came off like an idiot.
Brother: Bush came off even dumber than he was
Brother: I don't like Bush.
Me: You're being intellectually dishonest. If Bush or McCain took extemporaneous questions, you wouldn't criticize them for it. Because Obama did it, you'll snark.
Brother: But that doesn't change the fact that Obama is an empty suit
Me: You don't like him. I get that. He's not my ideal president either, but stop calling him stupid or empty when you can't back it up. When you can specifically name actions or words of his that you can demonstrate are false or stupid, I'll listen. Until then, you're just blustering the unsupported distaste for him that you cultivate in the insular world of your gunny friends.
I'm done talking with you today.
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