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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:48 PM

I know in this time of trouble this is a shallow observation but, our President? Hot.



You know it influenced your vote just a teeny bit.

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Reply I know in this time of trouble this is a shallow observation but, our President? Hot. (Original post)
nolabear Dec 2012 OP
KittyWampus Dec 2012 #1
nolabear Dec 2012 #2
arcane1 Dec 2012 #4
Aristus Dec 2012 #22
lamp_shade Dec 2012 #3
leftyladyfrommo Dec 2012 #5
LWolf Dec 2012 #6
nolabear Dec 2012 #8
LWolf Dec 2012 #30
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #7
nolabear Dec 2012 #9
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #10
nolabear Dec 2012 #17
CakeGrrl Dec 2012 #11
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #13
nolabear Dec 2012 #18
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #23
nolabear Dec 2012 #25
SalviaBlue Dec 2012 #12
applegrove Dec 2012 #14
nolabear Dec 2012 #27
applegrove Dec 2012 #29
HipChick Dec 2012 #15
nolabear Dec 2012 #28
freshwest Dec 2012 #16
nolabear Dec 2012 #19
freshwest Dec 2012 #20
Beacool Dec 2012 #21
nolabear Dec 2012 #24
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #26

Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:50 PM

1. I am so glad he has a wonderful soul mate to keep him grounded & loved.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:52 PM

2. Heeeey, I'm havin' a fantasy here; gimme a minute!!



Yeah okay she's terrific.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:57 PM

4. Since it's a fantasy, I'll help by distracting her for ya



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Response to arcane1 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:46 PM

22. Me too.

She has such gorgeous skin. It almost glows...

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:57 PM

3. Sizzling!!! Yikes!!! ... and, yes, just a tiny bit.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:13 PM

5. He is hot.

and really cool.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:14 PM

6. Nope.

I don't support or vote for someone, or befriend someone, or even date someone, based on "hotness."

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Response to LWolf (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:47 PM

8. Let me introduce you to a word--Lagniappe.

It's just lagniappe, Baby.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:38 AM

30. That's a good word,

although I already knew it.

I see your point.

I just don't relate.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:41 PM

7. It should make one more critical of their vote

 

Everyone should question if aesthetic or stylistic appeal subconsciously influences their perceptions of a candidate's positions.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:50 PM

9. Thanks, Professor! I shall memorize that for when there's a test.

Silly. Can't someone just suggest that SHE could sing "Happy Birthday, Mister President" too? It's a holiday fer Chrissake.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:55 PM

10. In a thread about a politician's "hotness" influencing voting patterns, I am the silly one

 

schucks

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:03 PM

17. Ah, but I'm being deliberately silly! DOn't play if you don't want to.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:57 PM

11. Yeah, and cute waitstaff get better tips, and so on and so forth.

People can headshrink the influence of looks on just about any interaction.

To the OP: No apologies necessary! It's nice to see something POSITIVE, even if some don't agree.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:04 PM

13. I'm a realist

 

Of course I know this happens. It also creates "unfairness" in a multitude of situations. Ultimately, unless we begin to question our behaviors (as I originally suggested) it will continue to happen and propagate unfairness.

While yes, it may have definitely influenced votes for Obama, it is also definitely a juvenile and silly behavior that we as a species should attempt to quash and destroy (rather than endorse or make light of as this thread may well do). On the list of behaviors we need to eradicate, its priority is probably questionable compared to our incessant need to have politicians in the first place

In any case, I don't think fawning over those already on the top of the social and political hierarchy is constructive in any way, shape or form for the human condition.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:09 PM

18. Oh? Never had a little kvell over an attractive, high-achieving woman? How snobbish!

I kid. I kid. And if we can't make light of our unreasonable, foible-driven, utterly absurd existence what CAN we make light of?

Ever read any Shakespeare?

(Btw "realism" is just another form of delusion. All is Maya.)

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Response to nolabear (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:52 PM

23. I read all the sexy authors

 

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:03 PM

25. See? You're cuter already.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:59 PM

12. Hmm Romney or (hot) Obama.

Oh gee, I hope I am not making a mistake.


NOT

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:09 PM

14. Yes he is. Especially when he is talking about Michelle. You can tell he adores

her.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:03 PM

27. Speaks volumes, don't it?

Nothing hotter than a man who loves his woman.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #27)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:30 PM

29. Nothing better than a man who sweet like Obama is to those he loves & cares for.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:10 PM

15. I only voted for him

because he is cute

I admit to being shallow

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Response to HipChick (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:04 PM

28. Ah HAH!! (How's that temperature? Is this the fever talking?)

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:03 PM

16. Actually, I don't think he's attactive in that way, but his heart shines through.

The picture in the OP expresses many things to me and none of them are sexual. Among them are gratitude, exhaustion after a job well done, and comraderie. That makes a good marriage and a good life. That's my opinion.

I don't think that those of us who admire Obama see him as an rock star or idol, but a genuine, enlightened human being who has shown us that being open-minded, persevering the face of opposition and calumny thrown in one's face, and hard work can result in something worth one's time. And time is all we have in this life, we should use it well, and that is his legacy.

He has earned my respect for his intellect, calmness under fire, lack of false ego and willingness to learn. I do not ascribe to the caricatures of him as being profane or gloating. I understand it makes people feel stronger in the face of the heartbreak of being abused for being who they are, and seeing the one man who has taken a lot of that abuse on his broad shoulders to protect them. Despite the mockery, he has not rebuked those who reviled him directly and many of his supporters who feel he speaks for him and are being abused, want to fight back.

All I can say is that he is the best POTUS in my lifetime. He is a man for this time, a time of gteat change and serious danger to many and he is there. He is no savior and no messiah, he never presented himself that way. His detractors have always claimed that his supporters are stupid and shallow. Their disappointment or disdain is a sign of their unwillingness to listen.

He never promised the land of milk and honey, and said that the destiny of this country is up to us and not him. In other words, he respects our right to make our country what we will. He may not want what all Americans want, but knows he is just the facilitator or the messenger.

Those hating him who claim to be Democrats, don't respect the Democratic Party any longer, tney really have moved to something else. They hate compromise as much as baggers, want him to rule as a dictator. He's not going to do that, it would be against what he enunciated clearly to be his mission - to represent all of us.

Those conservatives who hated him from the beginning made up many lies about him and will not stop doing so; but they were right about him in the most substantive of ways. He is the end of what they thought they deserved. They didn't deserve to destroy this country for their own gain. This is by no means over with.

nolabear, Hope your hubby doesn't see you posting this, he might be jealous.

Love you. Don't let the downers get to you, your advice to me has been some of the best I've ever had for being here at DU. Thanks for another OP to lighten the mood.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:14 PM

19. What you said, too. And I'm equally enamored of my hubby for many of the same reasons.

And I'm totally in my Zen, so no worries. As I said upthread, the sexy factor is lagniappe, not the cause. But it don't hurt.

I love a man who seems to love people, and life, and to have a sense of humor about the whole catastrophe, even as he gives his all to be good to people in both large and small. I know I'm not an idiot so those who want to grump, grump on!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:38 PM

20. I like the concept of lagniappe, too. A sign of gratitude in the give and take of life.



I think we have seen an outpouring of:

# Blame Other People

To be truly miserable, you mustnít take responsibility for any of your problems. Blame your parents. Blame society. Blame the government. Blame your boss. Blame your big sister. To be honest, it doesnít really matter who you blame.

Just so long as youíre clear that you arenít to blame at all Ė meaning you couldnít possibly have any power to change the situation.

Of course, to make sure that everyone else is just as miserable as you, be vocal, and tell people that itís all their fault that your life is so screwed up.


http://www.dumblittleman.com/2009/05/10-ways-to-make-yourself-and-everyone.html

On the other hand, one might take this advice that I was given here:

...Misery is easy to create. It's the tool of the maliciously lazy. Happiness takes work, it is the reward for a life being well lived... Make the choice to not let others steal your hard earned joy... Take the negative energy they fill you with and create something beautiful.

A little Obama-bashing worked through by our friend Stephen Colbert:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/369833/january-04-2011/native-american-overlords

And now we're up, up and away!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:45 PM

21. No, it didn't.

I don't vote for anyone based on their looks.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:58 PM

24. Okey Dokey. You're down for a "no" then?

Not even a teeny, eh? Nada? Not the big stuff but not a single little bit of a smile for what a fine looking man he is? You know, doesn't have that weird smirk that GW had or the bizarre stiffness of Mittens, or Newt's puffed up smarminess or Rick Perry's "WTF?"

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:03 PM

26. I don't know abot hot, but I know I'd enjoy drinking a beer with him

That is, right after our fine round of golf.

That idea is somewhere on my bucket list

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