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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    But your oversimplification of the phenomenon is pleasantly ironic.
    I merely pointed out why it was not, as you put it, a gaffe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I merely pointed out why it was not, as you put it, a gaffe.
    I think it was a gaffe in terms of his word choice; with time to reconsider his statement he likely would have avoided the word "smart". However, what's so much fun about this is how he's illustrated that when people don't have time to think about what they're saying, the unvarnished truth of their opinion often comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I merely pointed out why it was not, as you put it, a gaffe.
    That's not all you did.

    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I think it was a gaffe in terms of his word choice; with time to reconsider his statement he likely would have avoided the word "smart".
    When I used the word "gaffe", I knew I wasn't being particularly precise.

    I didn't really care, cuz it's not a big issue, but this is one of the reasons I thought it was close enough.

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    This thread is silly.

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    That's what I've been saying all along!

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    Clumsy gaffe? No.

    In depth analysis? No.

    Populist rhetoric? Yes.

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