- Dec 12, 2008
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The White House's unprecedented use of 'unprecedented' - Yahoo! News
*Apparently, it's his favorite word. I can't think of any other president that has used a word like this..repeatedly...in all of his major speeches!! *
“We begin this year and this administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis that calls for unprecedented action."
The White House’s announcement of its unprecedented — “a first by an American president visiting China” — town hall meeting with students in Beijing, for instance, drew a collective eye roll in certain circles back home.....
Obama noted, (for example), that world leaders took “unprecedented steps” on nuclear nonproliferation at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council that he was the first U.S. president ever to chair.
Obama has said he “took office amid unprecedented economic turmoil”
And Obama’s promise of “an unprecedented effort to root out waste and inefficiency” sounded a lot like promises of past presidents.
“During his first year in office, President Obama has taken historic and, in some cases, unprecedented actions to fulfill his campaign promise to change business as usual in Washington and confront the wide-ranging challenges facing America,” said deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
:I don’t think he gets special credit for being unprecedented, but he thinks that way,” he said. “I think that tells us more about him than really anything else about how he runs the White House.”