Friday, March 20, 2009

Verbal Bombs Away


Obama at a town hall in California on Wednesday:

"Here's the problem," Mr. Obama said, "It's almost like they've got -- they've got a bomb strapped to them and they've got their hand on the trigger. You don't want them to blow up. But you've got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger."

Obama on the Jay Leno show on Thursday:

When you buy a toaster, if it explodes in your face there's a law that says your toasters need to be safe. But when you get a credit card, or you get a mortgage, there's no law on the books that says if that explodes in your face financially, somehow you're going to be protected.

We're not sure what triggered this launch of weaponized discourse, but it hits one fairly concussively. I'm sure it was just an improvised explosive rhetorical devise, but Obama should probably defuse the words in his arsenal little bit.

Because we're sure he's not a verbal terrorist and doesn't want to come across that way.

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