Comment: Relaxed and smiling would not

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Relaxed and smiling would not

Relaxed and smiling would not be correct for this particular message.

A straw man dialed down to 1 is still a straw man.

I don't recall "relaxed" or "smiling" to be what Libertybaby or todderasesareddot were saying at all. They were merely offering constructive criticism of this video, and for the record, after thinking about it, I have to agree somewhat.

I do think the solemn tone is well-warranted, giving the subject matter, but that doesn't mean he can't have zero inflection. Since when is zero inflection authentic? If anything, this video is already inauthentic, because it shows the good doctor in a state we rarely see him in.

But to turn that around and lambast people (however gently you tried to do it) who think it could be better... well, sorry that doesn't fly.

Instead of "relaxed and smiling", try "cool, collected". That's still very presidential and more closer to what Libertybaby and todderasesareddot meant. Do try better not to twist other people's words around.

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To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.


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