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Trump, Comey, The Godfather and Scarface

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 by in Be Less Stupid | 1 comment

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So… for the Senator, the question of whether or not Trump obstructed justice hinges on the definitions of specific words used by the President. The President used the words “I hope” but not “I order,” Or “I direct” or “Command you.”

To which I say: In conversation, subtext and tone matter! I’ll say it again: Subtext and Tone matter.

Subtext is: the underlying or implicit meaning of a set of words or literary work. It’s what’s implied by the words said… or implied by what’s NOT said.

And tone is… “how” you say something. Do you raise your voice? Whisper? Say it slowly? Or sternly.

Quick example, senator. Let’s say you’re having sex with your wife. In the dark. With your clothes on. Like a good Christian. And 20 seconds later, your swimmers make a mad dash for the exit… Your wife is disappointed, but you say: “Sorry.”

But, you say “Sorry” like this: “Sorry.” Do you think your wife thinks you are actually sorry?

The point is: how a person says a thing, CHANGES THE MEANING AND INTENT OF THE SPECIFIC WORDS!

1 Comment

  1. Wow! Excellent presentation! You hit the nail on the proverbial head. It’s such a shame that grown men act like they don’t know what Trump meant when he cleared the room and made that “suggestion” to Comey. Trump is the President and, therefore, the head of the government. He knew exactly what he was doing and every Senator n that panel knew what was meant too. Their attempt at ignorance is childish.

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