WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) â€“ In the first term in office, President Barack Obama has broken with a tradition established over the previous eight years through his controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say.
New polls indicate that millions of Americans are put off by the Presidentâ€™s unorthodox verbal tic, which has Mr. Obama employing grammatically correct sentences virtually every time he opens his mouth.
Mr. Obamaâ€™s decision to use complete sentences in his public pronouncements, as well as his insistence on the correct pronunciation of the word â€œnuclear,â€ has harmed his reelection hopes among millions of voters who find his unusual speaking style unfamiliar and bizarre.
According to presidential historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota, after eight years of George W. Bush many Americans find it â€œalienatingâ€ to have a President who speaks English as if it were his first language.
â€œEvery time Obama opens his mouth, his subjects and verbs are in agreement,â€ says Mr. Logsdon. â€œIf he keeps it up, he is running the risk of sounding like an elitist.â€
The historian said that if Mr. Obama insists on using complete sentences in his speeches, on Election Day the public may find itself saying, â€œOkay, subject, predicate, subject predicate â€“ we get it, stop showing off.â€
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