silverjon wrote:YellowKing wrote:I actually put the quotes around "vicious bullying incident" because I was paraphrasing the gist of what Maxwell was claiming. It wasn't my intent to single that out as being not serious.
Impromptu language lesson: It's not appropriate to use quotation marks when paraphrasing, because in that case they're a visual cue that this is a precise statement of somebody else's words. If you have to alter something to make it grammatically correct within your own sentence, use  to indicate your changes and ... to indicate words left out.
It's also important to make the source of a quotation clear so that it doesn't look like you're using "textual air quotes" (see what I did there?).
And thanks for clarifying.
Let me give this a try:
Obama is [a communist-sypathizing big government Keynesian] President.
Was that right?