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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:48 AM

New WH Pics of President Obama in Asia

President Obama's
Asia Trip
November 17-20, 2012













































more pics: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/foreign-policy/asia-trip-2012

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Reply New WH Pics of President Obama in Asia (Original post)
bigtree Nov 2012 OP
catbyte Nov 2012 #1
JNelson6563 Nov 2012 #2
ReRe Nov 2012 #3
littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 #4
Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #5
Ineeda Nov 2012 #6
ISW Nov 2012 #7
narnian60 Nov 2012 #27
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #8
lunatica Nov 2012 #9
tridim Nov 2012 #12
lunatica Nov 2012 #15
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #30
Suprk Nov 2012 #43
jamesatemple Nov 2012 #36
meti57b Nov 2012 #10
lunatica Nov 2012 #17
meti57b Nov 2012 #19
meti57b Nov 2012 #44
shireen Nov 2012 #11
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #28
Botany Nov 2012 #13
ProSense Nov 2012 #14
Romulox Nov 2012 #16
HipChick Nov 2012 #18
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #31
TinkerTot55 Nov 2012 #40
Mapletonian Nov 2012 #42
Patiod Nov 2012 #20
bigtree Nov 2012 #22
Shanti Mama Nov 2012 #34
goclark Nov 2012 #41
vlyons Nov 2012 #21
freshwest Nov 2012 #25
Whisp Nov 2012 #23
freshwest Nov 2012 #24
rosesaylavee Nov 2012 #26
live love laugh Nov 2012 #29
davidpdx Nov 2012 #32
malaise Nov 2012 #33
Setsuna1972 Nov 2012 #35
James48 Nov 2012 #37
butterfly77 Nov 2012 #38
progressoid Nov 2012 #39
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #45
LisaLynne Nov 2012 #46

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:47 AM

1. Kids the world over all have that same wonderous expression on their faces, and

President Obama always has that same killer smile. He is special.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:48 AM

2. Four more years!

I am so glad this man will be representing us on the world stage for four more years.



Another great thread Bigtree!

Julie

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:05 AM

3. So thankful and proud that we have a President...

K&R

....that we can be proud of again. And who is loved and respected the world over. Thank you bigtree for posting these.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:07 AM

4. LMSP kicking...

Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:13 AM

5. Another great thread of wonderful pics. Thanks, bigtree!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:25 AM

6. Wow.

In the first picture, our president looks like a typical tourist. This quickly morphs into photos of #1: a true statesman, #2: a true human being, #3: a beloved and respected (and respectful) man. I'm unbearably proud.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:31 AM

7. How can amyone hate this man?

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Response to ISW (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:20 PM

27. My thought totally.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:49 AM

8. POTUS barefoot!

Great collection.

Thanks bigtree!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:50 AM

9. That last photo of him with the children in Asia just went into my collection

Of President Obama and children photos in Photobucket. Every once in a while I start a thread with all those photos, and it gets a great reception here.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:20 AM

12. It's just not fair. When I was a kid I got Nixon. Ugh.

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Response to tridim (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:42 AM

15. When I was a kid I got Jack and Jackie Kennedy

It went from the highest high to the lowest low in just a couple of years. His Presidency launched the Space Program and the Peace Corps, both profoundly inspiring young Americans. His death shocked us to the core. His short Presidency lifted us with hope and then shattered our hearts. It's hard to describe how his death shook us because one of the legacies we hadn't experienced then was the utter cynicism we've learned to have in the intervening years since. Americans were really quite naive back then. We hadn't experienced our leaders being gunned down yet. It was after Jack was assassinated that Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy were killed, leaving us Nixon.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:41 AM

30. thank you for this perspective, lunatca

So interesting and adds aother layer of meaning. I was only 5 when JFK was assassinated.

Anyway.... I'm thinking of the press comparing the newly elected President Obama to Lincoln, who most agree was probably our greatest leader.

It's really something to see that the intense feeling I had early on-- that he would turn out to be another of our greatest -- being proven out. Wow!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:14 AM

43. Thank you I wish I could K&R a comment

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Response to lunatica (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:28 AM

36. When I was a kid, I got to see President Truman speak from the back of a Pullman car

in Greenville, Texas. I wasn't overly impressed. But the short walk down to the railroad station with grandma was worth the effort because it was rewarded with a Grapette soda. Children flock to see our fine President Obama. That wasn't the case in Greenville, Texas, in the late 1940's.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:08 AM

10. We chose a really cool president and world leader!!!

I wish we could keep him for even a couple more terms of office.

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Response to meti57b (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:44 AM

17. I'm already dreading the day the First Family leaves the White House in four years.

I'm profoundly thankful that I didn't have to experience the grief of seeing them leave next January.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:38 AM

19. Same here, .... I agree!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:54 PM

44. Agreed! Next January would certainly be way worse!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:10 AM

11. Love to see Hillary so visible next to him

I'm going to miss her when she leaves public life.

BTW, that first photo ... so touristy! LOL!

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Response to shireen (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:22 PM

28. Maybe she will return in 2015, rested and ready for a Presidency run. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:27 AM

13. I am so damn proud of the POTUS and the Sec. of State

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:40 AM

14. Awesome photos. Thanks. n/t

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:43 AM

16. Beautiful architecture in this part of the world. The temple is stunning. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:59 AM

18. I have never seen a man this universally loved by people of different nations

It brings tears to my eyes...

it was his destiny to be President

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Response to HipChick (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:44 AM

31. what you said

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Response to HipChick (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:49 PM

40. I think President Obama is so universally loved...

...because at its roots, people respect him, because HE RESPECTS THEM.

The macho cowboy swagger was arrogant, and people responded negatively to that. Couple arrogance with ignorance, and people around the world feared us, too. Barack Obama is what every American President should be......four years won't be long enough for me.

Can we ignore the 22nd Amendment, just this one time? ( A favorite fantasy of mine! )

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Response to HipChick (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:06 AM

42. Dont forget...

Muhammad Ali.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:29 AM

20. The one with them flanking Aung San Suu Kyi brought a tear to my eye

Just says so much.

And the last one, with the kids. Can you even IMAGINE any of the idiots that were on offer from the Republicans getting this kind of a reaction from children all over the world?

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Response to Patiod (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:23 PM

22. you can see the fellow behind them eyeing their respective hand clasping with apparent pleasure

yeah, Patiod. . . .so much.

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Response to Patiod (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:21 AM

34. Me too. My heart kind of welled up.

We are so blessed that Barack Obama came into the national political scene when he did.

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Response to Patiod (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:40 AM

41. Love the kids too

They instantly adore him and with no coaching from their parents they have a mutual adoration for the President and his feelings are mutual.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:14 PM

21. I cried joyful tears

seeing Obama and Clinton holding hands with Aung San Suu Kyi

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Response to vlyons (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:51 PM

25. +1

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:26 PM

23. I'm thinking of the President's mom right now...

how proud she would be.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:43 PM

24. Thanks, bigtree. I especially love the ones with the kids.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:55 PM

26. I love the one with him just standing in front of the temple or palace or whatever that is...

just like a tourist - lol - bet they giggled as they took that one.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:26 AM

29. OMG I love that man. God Bless and keep him. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:42 AM

32. The second one in Thailand

I can imagine those kids will have quite a story to tell the rest of their lives about meeting Obama.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:58 AM

33. I love to see children's reaction to Obama

Their smiles say it all

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:28 AM

35. wonderful photos !!!

You can't just Photoshop the true feelings these people are expressing in the photos Compare this to say, Romney ticking off every single foreign country he went to this past summer, or * simply turning our allies into almost enemies--remember his infamous destroying the Queen of England's garden from all of the security gear and team members trashing those flowers and plants episode?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:51 AM

37. Let FREEDOM RING!



"I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" Dr. Martin Luther King, Aug 28, 1963

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Response to James48 (Reply #37)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:14 PM

38. AMEN!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:03 PM

39. You know what they need?

Some McDonalds and KFCs!



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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:05 PM

45. So they have to go barefoot. Would Hillary have to take her pantyhose off... if she

were wearing any? Pretty difficult and time consuming while everyone waits.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #45)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:10 PM

46. I'm sure ...

Hillary, with all the traveling she has done, knows how to handle such a situation.

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