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Political Reversals

Read this before listening: A note regarding reverse speech audio samples.

 

The next two reversals have to do with President Bush's self image. Here he explains that he does not use email. But why? His unconscious tells us he doesn't have to because "he is Yoda." Perhaps Mr. Bush is a Star Wars fan.

Forward:
I don't email.
Reverse:
I am Yoda
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Mr. Bush has stated publicly that he speaks to God and receives answers. Does he believe this? His speech reversals indicates that he does.

Forward:
Previous Presidents have used the same constitutional authority that I have.
Reverse:
Business of Savior
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His public statements are optimistic but in reverse there is a pessimistic undercurrent.

Forward:
Americans are bound together by our shared ideals.
Reverse:
Saw another shroud but they deny it was their karma
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Forward:
We've seen hard days and setbacks.
Reverse:
Sad lessons
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Forward:
The goals for this country are peace in the world.
Reverse:
Sorrow in it
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Forward:
West Point has given you the skills you will need in Afganistan and Iraq.
Reverse:
The sick wolf with evil went
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This is a congruent statement referring to Tony Blair and the recovery in Iraq.

Forward:
He talked about the reconstruction efforts that are beginning to take hold.
Reverse:
Yes, we need the British
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Forward:
This recovery will take years.
Reverse:
Yes, but we're workers
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These statements are somewhat less congruent.

Forward:
Trust the American people when it comes to making rational healthcare decisions for them and their families.
Reverse:
If you overpass the Senate
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Forward:
Proud of the Mexican people for conducting an election that is open and honest.
Reverse:
Sit on it
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The President speaks about his new tax program.

Forward:
We doubled the child tax credit.
Reverse:
It'll bite you
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Forward:
And the economic growth by tax cuts has helped reduce the deficit.
Reverse:
It's a fad
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Forward:
We cut taxes on small business.
Reverse:
Sends a bomb
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Is Newt Gingrich really afraid we are headed towards World War Three? Based on this conversation with Matt Lauer, it would seem so.

Forward:
I believe if you take all of the countries I just listed, that you've been covering, put'em on a map, look at all the different connectivity, you'd have to say to yourself, "This is in fact World War Three."
Reverse:
Heat of this panic I'm afraid of all
 

 

Forward:
We are for Israel and the Lebanese government
Reverse:
I've seen the battle and they all see arrow for you
 

 

Forward:
If one morning there is a ship sitting in New York Harbor
Reverse:
You don't know fate
 

 

Forward:
Plotting to destroy the tunnels of New York
Reverse:
We've lost an ocean, Bush. Get out.
 

 

One of the allegations concerning Congressman Tom Delay revolved around his accepting favors from gambling interests. Here, during his farewell address, he unconsciously confirms the change.

Forward:
For the past 21 years as your congressman, it has been an incredible honor to represent the citizens of the 22nd district
Reverse:
Your sin the casino
 

 

Ross Perot discussing the two party system. This reversal reveals the flaw as he sees it.

Forward:
The two political parties, Democrat and Republicans are bought and paid for.
Reverse:
Without the sacrament

Hillary Clinton when talking about the need for new leadership, her reversal offers a solution.

Forward:
Needed new leadership
Reverse:
I surely would fit in

Could this be her "note to self" on the expense of peace negotiations?

Forward:
The administration has worked closely with four successive Israeli Prime Ministers to further a comprehensive peace agreement.
Reverse:
It's not your pocket

George Bush, Sr. Waffles for everyone!

Forward:
Is this taking different positions on different issues, trying to be one thing to one person who is opposing the NAFTA agreement and then for it, what we call waffling.
Reverse:
We been there

In this example, his sentiment forward is congruent with his reversal.

Forward:
But take a look at the Democratic convention
Reverse:
Take a look at this stuff

 

John Kerry expresses genuine concern for friends lost.

Forward:
From my boat in Viet Nam and other friends who were
Reverse:
I loved them

Shows abundant self confidence

Forward:
So let me say here today
Reverse:
Adds Kerry, yes he knows

Is perhaps suspicious of the average man?

Forward:
My fellow Americans
Reverse:
Snickering all of them

George W. Bush speaking on the "War of Terror" expresses his resolve, while possibly revealing some uncertainty in reverse.

Forward:
There's no shadow of the world dark enough for them to
Reverse:
I could never find the card, Oh Lord I should

George W. Bush

Forward:
This recovery will take years
Reverse:
Yes, but we're workers

He recognizes the effects of his stated goals.

Forward:
The goals for this country are peace in the world
Reverse:
Sorrow in it

And realizes our limitations.

Forward:
You talk about the reconstruction efforts that are beginning to take hold
Reverse:
Yes, we need the British

A news commentator relates the facts forward and his opinion in reverse.

Forward:
President Bush has agreed to keep helping the rebels while searching for a political settlement to end the conflict in Afganistan.
Reverse:
This Bush gives a show

Jimmy Carter makes an obscure reference in reverse to an unknown person during his "Crises of Confidence" speech.

Forward:
To win this war, I do not promise you that this struggle for freedom will be easy
Reverse:
Is he evil?