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What if you had 5 minutes with Barack Obama?

What if you had the opportunity to talk with Barack Obama for 5 minutes? What would you tell him/talk to him about? Maybe some of you wouldn't want to even if you were given the chance? If you came on too strong he would likely just dismiss you. I don't think shouting had him would do any good. I feel like you would need to get to his level, talk logically and explain things. Which topic(s) would you choose to emphasize in that short time? I'm looking forward to reading some interesting responses from Daily Paulers.

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I'd pound into his brain

That he could have a great lasting legacy with a permanent balanced budget amendment.

All the while mentioning that most conservatives also think Bill Kristol is complete moron.

Cyril's picture

With a little preparation, I would just:

With a little preparation, I would just:

for exactly 4 MINUTES AND 45 SECONDS, read him out loud, slowly, articulated, past quotes, of:

* Pascal
* Montaigne
* La Boetie
* Montesquieu
* Bastiat
* Burke
* Jefferson
* Washington
* Henry-Thoreau
* De Gaulle

(maybe a few others)

On how power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Also, on the broken window fallacy, Plato's Allegory of the Cave, and the Demagogues' Bread and Circuses' moral hazards.

On all or either of the four topics, all of the above have had great quotes anyone can shop among.

He wouldn't be allowed to say a word.

Once I'm done quoting, I would finish with:



The End.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I look at my watch

the whole time

ConstitutionHugger's picture

I would torture him

by singing showtunes. Anyone familiar with The Sound of Music? "How do you solve a problem like Obama? How do you catch a snake and pin him down? How you find a word that means Obama? A criminal puppet, a communist mole, a clown?"
See how awful it would be?


i would convene a granjury in 5 mins.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

I'd place him under citizens arrest...

... for treason and war crimes.

Then I would ask him if he knew that some of the best rope was made from hemp. ;)


"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

How about 20 minutes?


Defeat the panda-industrial complex

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I would plant disinfo about

I would plant disinfo about our movement so he would act on it. If you tell moral truths to people with no empathy/antisocial personality disordered, they use it against you. Thats why a lot of psychiatrists wont treat ASPDs, theyre just helping them become better predators.

Ventura 2012

Why must this punishment be measured in time?

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It will be considered wasted

It will be considered wasted 5 minutes. Obama is just a puppet and needs to follow orders from the actual people who put him in power.


Might as well have a good laugh and the munchies.

Free includes debt-free!

jrd3820's picture


Best comment here. Might as well laugh about it right?

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

I would read the Constitution to him

Or if 5 minutes wasn't long enough for that, just the Declaration of Independence or Bill of Rights.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Who's name will you assume

When you run for office again?

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

I'd ignore him. Why bother?

I'd ignore him. Why bother?

Who'd want to?

I agree. why bother?

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

robot999's picture

I know I'd have to SHOWER


"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

No Point

talking to him. Might as well try to talk to a rock. PNAC anyone?


Will you dust off

And wear your constitutional hat after this term?

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

First, a pony. Then a rocket ship.

And my third wish? Unlimited wishes!

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.


Me: “Hey, how's it going?”

Obama: “Good. Yourself?”

Me: “I'm great.”

Obama: “That's good. So tell me a bit about yourself.”

Me: “No. You could just ask the NSA.”

Obama: “...”

Me: “So, you've killed at least 100 innocent children via targeted drone strikes, in Pakistan and Afghanistan alone.”

Obama: “... Osama, wait, yeah, no. Barbara Walters, I mean, Diane Sawyer. Wait, wait, Bryan Williams, you see ...”

Me: “My name is [omitted from this comment due to privacy/security concerns, because ill-intentioned persons who frequent this DailyPaul site] and I don't work for any corporation.”

Obama: “Well, Mitt Romney ...”

Me: “We're not talking about that POS; we're talking about you, sir.”

Obama: [Uneasy shuffling in his seat]

Me: “So you've killed at least, at least, 100 innocent children. That's quite creepy.”

Obama “Al Qaeda... I'm anti-war." [starts singing National Anthem]

Secret Service: [interjects, escorts Obama from the room]

Obama: “Thank you.”

Me: “STFU.”

Does not matter

what me, you, or anyone else has to say to obummer or any of the zionist controlled finger puppets. The are NOT listening. They have an agenda and they already have a plan for all of us. Prepare to defend your life and your liberty. Godspeed.

I'd Auction the 5 min Off

...on Ebay to one of his wealthy admirers & use the money to buy guns, ammo & gold.

I would ask him

If he intends to compete on Dancing With The Stars after leaving office.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

And why not? He's 'dancing

And why not? He's 'dancing with the devil' right now.

Sorry, but I cannot go down

Sorry, but I cannot go down to his level.

I also never listen to his speeches, because he is a liar.

Why would I want to waste my time and energy to talk to a deeply corrupt person who has no integrity?

Also I don't think he is the man to talk to, he is just the puppet they put up.

I wouldn't waste my time

It's far too valuable doing other things.

I had a hunch

I had a hunch some people would have this opinion. I think I'd give it a shot, as futile as that may be.