Ex US President Confesses: I'm a Calvinist

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  1. Jerome

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    Whatever that means
     
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    Make that "former President"

    I agree with Revmitchell, here.

    The phrase as used, and this clip is really meaningless, apart from context, and further expansion, IMO.

    "FTR, Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush are properly titled as 'former (U.S) President' rather than 'Ex President', and are referred to, simply, as 'President' for the benefit of the OP."

    Signed, Language Cop
     
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    Which former president claims to be a calvinist?....for those of us reading forums but can't get videos.......

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Bill Clinton
     
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    Pres. Clinton was clearly referring to a Protestant (or Calvinist) work ethic.
     
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    Yes,so the ensuing discussion is pointless.
     
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    transcript:
    JOHN ROBERTS (CNN ANCHOR): Would you ever be comfortable being a house husband?
    BILL CLINTON: No. I have to go to work. I'm too much a Calvinist. If I don't work every day I get nervous.
     
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    Yes, this is referring to the Protestant Work Ethic, which was originally dubbed the Puritan Work Ethic, and the Puritans were Calvinists. Clinton's statement is kind of awkward, and I doubt very many people understood the oblique reference.
     
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    Bill Clinton,Huh! As some have said disregard what they say.
     
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    I sure didn't understand, thanks for the explanation.... :thumbsup:
     
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    A hedonist would be much closer to the truth,
     
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    I wouldn't understand "calvinist" work ethic either?????

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    That was really odd. I understood what he meant, but he's too good a speaker to not communicate meaning more clearly.
     
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    We weren't talking about truth, but about what he said.
     
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    What, pray tell, is a "calvinist" work ethic?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    What he communicated very clearly is that he does not consider homemaking work.
     
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    What exactly does Clinton do now?
     
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    Well that's true!
     
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    Because he's a Calvinist??? [​IMG]
     
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