I received a comment on my last post “Why is this Guy in the White House?” (just below this) which I believe requires some sort of response. The first section of the post was missed entirely even though that was the thrust of the whole matter. But the comment addressed Obama’s mispronunciation of the work “Corpsman.” It was a “back to Bush” comment and referred to Bush’s mispronunciation of many words during his eight year tenure in the White House.
There are two problems here. The first is obvious: When are the liberals going to get past bringing up Bush when they run out of excuses for the hapless incompetent who now occupies the White House and has for the past thirteen months? I suspect the reason they do this is because they are desperate for something or someone to make their guy look a little less like the fool that he is. And a very dangerous fool at that. I also suspect they will never get over blaming Bush for everything from the earthquake in Haiti to ingrown toenails. Fine. Bush can handle it. He has more class in his little finger than the Community Organizer will ever dream of having.
The real point I was making was that every American school child, from the time he or she can start sounding out words, knows that the word “corps” is not pronounced “corpse.” This word has been around and used since the founding of our country. Name any soldier, sailor or marine who cannot say it correctly. Children—English-speaking children—begin learning the subtle nuances of the language early on. It’s just the way it is.
I will admit there are more people who use a hard “T” in the word “often” than do not. And there are those who cannot wrap their tongue around “nuclear.” I have a personal problem with the word “cellular” so I’m very grateful that I can shorten it to “cell” instead. But that doesn’t mean we don’t speak English natively.
What about Obama? Wouldn’t the Commander-in Chief of the armed forces of the United States of America, who is supposed to be an native-born American citizen, have learned how to say “corpsman” somewhere along the road to Washington? Just what is his native tongue that renders this word such a mystery to him?
You can laugh at Bush all you want, but you have never doubted his citizenship. You can ridicule, blame, reference and remember, but when it’s all said and done we have a man in the White House today who is going to bring our republic to an agonizing end if someone doesn’t step up and say, “Enough is enough. Get out of our house and give us back our Constitution. Then go back where you came from.”
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