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Please have a look on the linked webpage:
http://politicomafioso.blogspot.com/2007/12/failure-to-lead-on-amt-hillary-and.html

I could not understand Obama's thoughts.
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Sorry, I don't understand it either. But then I'm not really up-to-date on conservative bloggers.
PhilipSorry, I don't understand it either. But then I'm not really up-to-date on conservative bloggers.
Why did you use then?
What are conservative bloggers?
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He's saying that the outfit Clinton is wearing looks like it was made from the same fabric you'd use to make a piece of furniture. You'd kill an animal to make clothing out its coat - he's saying someone "shot" the couch and used its "skin" to make her jacket. It's just petty, and of course, it it's not really HIS thoughts, it's what the artist put there.
Jackson6612I could not understand Obama's thoughts
It's a common problem. Emotion: smile
(Actually, GG had the explanation you probably wanted.)
CJ
(And truth be told, it's a pretty ugly jacket so the line is pretty funny. Not nice, but funny.)
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Jackson6612I could not understand Obama's thoughts
It's a common problem.
(Actually, GG had the explanation you probably wanted.)
CJ
I would have written the bold sentence as: GG has the explanation you probably want. Why did you use past tense? Does past tense show subjunctive mood?
Jackson6612I would have written the bold sentence as: GG has the explanation you probably want. Why did you use past tense?
You could have written it that way. No problem. I wrote it in the past because I noticed that GG answered before I did. By the time I saw her answer, it was already in the past in my mind. Also, when you read it, you probably read her answer before you read my comment, so your reading my comment took place after you read hers, so hers was already in the past (by a minute or two!)
Your conception of a thread of posts was as a static document. My conception was of a dynamic conversation in time.
That's why you were thinking in the present and I was thinking in the past.
That's why several ways of saying things can all be correct. It depends on how you are thinking of the facts within your own mind; it doesn't always depend on rules of grammar. Emotion: smile
CJ