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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:50 AM

Media keeps trying to analyze why Obama was crying the other day

It is simply this....

He looked around, saw a bunch of idealistic 20-somethings who worked their asses off for 18 months...

...and he knew the country was going to be OK. The future will be bright.


Just like Kennedy inspired a generation in the 60s... Obama has done the same 50 years later.

Those staff members in Chicago will be the ones running the Democratic party for the next several decades...

And everything is going to be OK.

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Reply Media keeps trying to analyze why Obama was crying the other day (Original post)
scheming daemons Nov 2012 OP
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2012 #1
Whisp Nov 2012 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #19
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heaven05 Nov 2012 #33
freshwest Nov 2012 #44
LukeFL Nov 2012 #46
uponit7771 Nov 2012 #52
Lex Nov 2012 #2
Frustratedlady Nov 2012 #5
tanyev Nov 2012 #13
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #50
NMDemDist2 Nov 2012 #7
morningglory Nov 2012 #24
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #35
liberalhistorian Nov 2012 #37
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #38
morningglory Nov 2012 #62
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #63
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #39
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #41
loyalsister Nov 2012 #47
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #3
barbtries Nov 2012 #6
progressoid Nov 2012 #18
Patiod Nov 2012 #43
chuckstevens Nov 2012 #8
JenniferJuniper Nov 2012 #9
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #11
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vermont farmguy Nov 2012 #14
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lunatica Nov 2012 #17
Bucky Nov 2012 #20
ejbr Nov 2012 #21
George II Nov 2012 #22
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inamatteroftime Nov 2012 #25
leveymg Nov 2012 #26
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #51
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AlbertCat Nov 2012 #28
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Major Nikon Nov 2012 #31
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mfcorey1 Nov 2012 #58
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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:52 AM

1. to understand, you need a heart and soul. Media has neither. n/t

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:56 AM

4. that would be my answer

if they have to ask why he was crying they have stones for hearts and mush for brains.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:07 PM

19. Yep. Exactly! n/t

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:52 PM

33. +

+10000

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:51 PM

44. True, it didn't pay them as well.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:22 PM

46. Best answer. If I see a wingnut questionning

It will copy this for sure. You needful deal with them where they cab get hurt- calling them heartless will do just that.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:07 PM

52. +1!

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:54 AM

2. that, and he was freakin' EXHAUSTED

and he has actual heartfelt emotions (unlike Mitt) . . .

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Response to Lex (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:00 PM

5. Oh, but...but...but, Mitt has emotions.

He cancelled the credit cards right after he conceded. His emotions may be anger-based, but he's got `em.

Obama, on the other hand, is cool, collected and compassionate about what he does. He has a big and loving heart. Those tears were from his soul. He truly cares. I think they even surprised him.

May Obama accomplish all he wants to do in his second term and leave the Republicans in his dust. Bless him!

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:50 PM

13. Yes, but he never gets his tear duct reservoirs refilled when he goes in for maintenance.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:50 PM

50. ROTFLMFAO!!!

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Response to Lex (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:09 PM

7. +1 n/t

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Response to Lex (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:29 PM

24. And not a breakdown blubberfest, such as Boner throws over spilt milk.

He deserves a good cry after what he has been through. God bless him.

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Response to morningglory (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:27 PM

35. Boner's bizarre blubbering

For the longest time, I thought Boner's penchant for weeping was exaggerated-- until I watched Diane Sawyer interview him and saw it for myself. It was the most bizarre thing!

As I recall, serial killer Ted Bundy also exhibited the same oddball behavior of becoming visibly emotional when speaking to authorities--not about the dozens of women he murdered--but about inanimate objects, such as an abandoned bicycle. When it came to his victims, he was cold as ice--no remorse--not a flicker of emotion. It was chilling.

Now I'm not saying Boner is a sexual psychopath, but he is one cold SOB, who breaks down sobbing over essentially nothing, and yet is glacially apathetic when it comes to the suffering of millions of 'fellow Americans.' I find it deeply disconcerting having him in such a position of power.

He seems a bit unbalanced, to say the least. IMO.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #35)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:36 PM

37. Yeah, it's really interesting, isn't it,

how you almost never hear any "analysis" of Boehner's constant crying. Especially since it's over stupid shit, and he NEVER EVER sobs over his horribly damaging policies, or the countless people they harm and damage.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #37)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:50 PM

38. Smacks of sadism, methinks

Repukes have made it abundantly clear that the word 'empathy' is not in their vocabulary. I believe the Nazis had a similar mindset.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:22 PM

62. Great post, ailsa! nt

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Response to morningglory (Reply #62)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:23 PM

63. Thank you, morningglory-- I appreciate it


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Response to morningglory (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:52 PM

39. Boner cries for himself, Obama for the country

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Response to Lex (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:57 PM

41. he's usually very tightly disciplined, so yeah, exhaustion was a factor --


it was moving to see his emotions. as someone who's trained people and is raising two daughters, I totally got his feeling. it was unmistakeable.

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #41)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:32 PM

47. Not only that

The parent in him saying goodbye to people he mentored and cared about is bound to inspire some sadness. It was a totally natural response similar to parents sending their kids off to college.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:55 AM

3. we grok.........n/t

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:01 PM

6. and he was exhausted.

remember when hilary cried in 2008? it's fricking grueling trying to be president in this country.

when i am short on sleep i might be a little more emotional than at other times. perfectly understandable imo. i'm not trying to imply that the president didn't mean every word he said.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:58 PM

18. +1 ^this^

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Response to barbtries (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:24 PM

43. Being President AND campaigning

all Mitt had to do was run

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:27 PM

8. Contrast Obama's Tears of Gratitude

Let's compare President Obama's heartfelt, emotional thanks to the people who worked so hard to Mitt's Romney's campaign canceling the workers credit cards before the sun came up on Wednesday morning.

Let's also compare the President's tears for the hopes of so many working people who have no voice against powerful, evil forces to John Boehner's blubbering "I lived the American Dream"; meaning hooray for me, I'm so wonderful!

Who would you rather have leading the country?

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:28 PM

9. Exhaustion, relief, gratefulness, and even Mr. Spock

and Data broke down every now and again.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:44 PM

11. He was TIRED. Every pic of him at the end of the campaign showed a tired man.

And being as gracious as he is, grateful and relieved.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:39 PM

10. and because he loves his country.

another thing the other side doesn't really get.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:47 PM

12. I can just imagine Faux news suggesting

it was because he was laughing so hard at the thought of a communist muslim from Kenya getting elected president TWICE.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:52 PM

14. What would be really cool is not to waste that organization

but turn it into the new campaign for taking back the house and adding to the Senate in 2014. But I am afraid they are now going to be dumped... if only he would give that to folks here (you helped pay for it) ,,, that great campaign organization shoud not be allowed to die.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:54 PM

15. Media is stupid.

He was exhausted at the end of a grueling effort, met young friends who'd worked hard for him along the way, wanted to thank them for their work, and the combination resulted in emotional non-outburst.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:56 PM

16. For once, for a very short period, someone *else* had given *him* hope.


I wonder how that must have felt.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:57 PM

17. It's because he was and is grateful to them

He's never been one to tout himself only. He thinks in terms of 'we', not 'me'. And he probably knows them quite well by now.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:11 PM

20. Is it possible he was feeling some of those, whatchamacallits... um... emotions?

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:14 PM

21. I also imagined

that he reflected back on the day when he heard that there would be unlimited money used against us. He thought, "Well, I am going to do my best to win against these odds, but will others? And will hard work even matter against such odds?" And to find out that others would do their best and that their best was indeed enough must have been an emotional watershed.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:16 PM

22. Which media?

I've seen reports on several networks and political discussion shows, they all say pretty much as you do, and as Obama said himself. He saw a bunch of young idealistic people with nowhere to go but up in their lives and do great things, like he did.

I think just about everyone but those on Fox News recognized that and said so it their own way.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:28 PM

23. He cried because he's a human being with a heart, that's why.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:31 PM

25. How can those who are mechanical understand heart and soul? nt

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:36 PM

26. The tears were sincere, and IMHO, endearingly human.

There is nothing unmanly or unPresidential about it. Many Generals have wept with their troops at the end of campaigns. It's a sign of good mental health that someone can come in touch with such powerful feelings after a difficult shared experience.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:58 PM

51. Exactly. Whoever was interpreting this as anything in any way negative should not be given the

platform to dispense that nonsense. I think it's just the usual tendency of "news" media to take the easiest, least meaningful way out when it comes to filling their hours or columns.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:42 PM

27. trying to find the words to thank people who

volunteered so much of themselves to help you, because they truly believe in you, would make any normal person with a beating heart cry. What a humbling honor to look into the face of such selflessness on your behalf.

Plus, yeah, he has to be exhausted....lol! Takes a lot of energy and self control to remain stoic and classy against the RW hate. It was ok to let it go.

I love our Prezizzle. We could not custom-order a more compassionate, intelligent, charismatic guy.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:46 PM

28. Perhaps he cried because...

... he can't run again and beat the crap out of some dreadful Repug again.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:58 PM

29. I kept that picture of him with the tear running down his face.

I used it as a screen saver on election day. I think I'm going to frame it and put it up on my wall to remind me just how hard this man has and will work for our country.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:18 PM

30. In three words


Sentiment, Exhaustion, Relief.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:20 PM

31. Shit I cried too

However, I probably should say I was at least half in the bag at the time.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:35 PM

32. Sometimes gratitude just touches the heart like that.

He well knows where he came from and that he didn't get to where he is on his own. Damned refreshing to see that in a President. As for those idealistic twenty-somethings, their unflagging enthusiasm energized a whole bunch of sixty-somethings over the last eighteen months; I know because I'm one of those oldsters.

Our local OFA team is planning a get-together, just to revel in our victorious outcome and to enjoy the company of those field operators who will be moving on. I guarantee there will be tears!


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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:01 PM

34. It's quite understandble! Pres Obama said it all in his Thank YOu, to them..

what doesn't the "media" get about that?

Are they really that obtuse? Or is it just "willfully"?

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:34 PM

36. Good gravy, these twits just never

give up and never "get it", do they? What the FUCK is there to "analyze"? Anyone with two brain cells would understand why he was teary and emotional. Then again, these are the people who claimed that the race would be a "nail-biter" and likely wouldn't be decided until the next morning, who claimed that Obama hadn't energized the base this time and that the youth vote and Dem morale wasn't as high so voter turnout wouldn't be as much, who bought into the hype about "energized conservatives" who'd have "huge turnouts", who denigrated, disdained and dismissed Nate Silver and many of the nonpartisan, legitimate polls that showed Obama's edge, etc., etc. Idiots.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:53 PM

40. Because he's not a psychopath like Romney

and many other Republican leaders.

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:21 AM

59. I'll drink to that!

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:02 PM

42. You'd have to be a ROBOT not to feel (and show) some emotion after all they'd been through

In fact, it was pretty subtle-- if I were he, I wouldn't be able to open my mouth without sobbing!!

Yes, the "cool" President is human-- and caring. Just one of the many reasons I love him.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:10 PM

45. Morans. Could it be he's human? Exhaution? Gratitude? Hope for the future?

President Obama is everything Republicans are not. A decent human being.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:42 PM

48. Look at this crybaby

What a wimp.
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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:45 PM

49. Anyone who has to ponder on it is an IDIOT. nt

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:08 PM

53. Rove wasted all that Super PAC money on a voodoo doll.

Some kid who found it keeps sticking pins in it.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:55 AM

54. He was sincere and emotional and proud! He was also dam tired!!!

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:22 AM

55. ... because he is human.

Why would anyone analyze a show of humanity?

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:23 AM

56. People in the media have NO EMPATHY!!!! n/t

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:19 AM

57. It's where HE started and a full circle back with gratitude for everything Chicago means.

There were tough times there and good times. It's the place he and Michelle call home.

It's where Harold Washington fought the same tough battles as Obama and FINALLY won.

It's where life is hard and beautiful.

It's where if you walk from neighborhood to neighborhood you see a lot of wonderful people willing to work, willing to heal but in the economy we have now sometimes unable to do either.

And he is SO grateful to his supporters and these guys have a special place in his heart. They DO remind him of himself (IF he'd had someone like an Obama to look up to for guidance.)

He'd just successfully paved the way for kids like these to do even more. Like a parent knowing that you've been able to do SOME things to make your kids lives better, it suddenly becomes "worth it" to have faced the pain and struggles that ALMOST but DID NOT destroy you. It was a hard fought battle and here was one important reminder of why he started it in the first place.

THAT and for goodness sake, he's only human after all.


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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:20 AM

58. Anyone would break after four years of sheer hate, disrespect, threats and

lack of support from those who he reached across the aisle to meet. Carrying the pain in public without even a frown had to have been difficult. But to see that the majority of the American people still supported him and believed in his ability to bring about change, pierced that part of his inner being that succumbed to it all.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #58)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:53 AM

60. I think you are pretty close there

 

The complete filthy crap thrown at him for 4-5 years now has to do something to you. He has to be "Presidential" so he grins and bears it, but now that his last campaign is over, it must be a great weight off his mind, and a great vindication. Talking about the long way they came to be elected again and the adversity was too much for his exhausted mind to deal with, hence a few tears.

Christ, it's not like he starts blithering over nothing like the Bone man.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:14 AM

61. Newsflash, media: Tears are NOT uncommon when you're really REALLY happy and grateful

even when you're a tough, macho pro football player being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

In fact, it can be downright healthy.

After all, neither Obama or Emmit Smith built their successes themselves.

P.S. That's not booing -- Daryl Johnston's nickname was "Moose."




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