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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:41 PM

‘The Obama Conquest’: Newsweek‘s Election Cover Depicts Obama As Napoleon



Newsweek will be wrapping its print edition at the end of the year, at which time we can bid a fond farewell to all of the magazine’s amusing and sometimes outlandish covers. And it looks like they’re going out with a bang, because Newsweek‘s post-election cover depicts the president as Napoleon Bonaparte victorious after a battle, with the headline “The Obama Conquest.”

The cover accompanies a story written by Daniel Klaidman tracking Obama’s years-long lucky streak in electoral politics.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/newsweeks-election-cover-depicts-obama-as-napoleon/

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Reply ‘The Obama Conquest’: Newsweek‘s Election Cover Depicts Obama As Napoleon (Original post)
JRLeft Nov 2012 OP
reflection Nov 2012 #1
sadbear Nov 2012 #2
madaboutharry Nov 2012 #4
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #3
RustyWheels Nov 2012 #5
demhottie Nov 2012 #10
texpatriot2004 Nov 2012 #14
alphafemale Nov 2012 #17
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #22
joesdaughter Nov 2012 #6
Zen Democrat Nov 2012 #7
bamacrat Nov 2012 #19
railsback Nov 2012 #8
independentpiney Nov 2012 #9
onenote Nov 2012 #11
RosedaleGuy Nov 2012 #12
smorkingapple Nov 2012 #13
Retrograde Nov 2012 #15
agentS Nov 2012 #16
ForumPoliticum Nov 2012 #18
Wind Dancer Nov 2012 #20
KatyMan Nov 2012 #21
Avalux Nov 2012 #23

Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. Oh yeah, the right will respond well to this.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. I like what it says on the top of the cover.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:45 PM

4. From David Frum, no less!

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:44 PM

3. Ouch!

That is going to enrage Republicans. I hope Newsweek has hunkered down and is ready for the barrage of death threats.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:45 PM

5. George Washington's Coat

I believe that is supposed to be General George Washington's Continential Army Coat, not Napoleon's.

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Response to RustyWheels (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:17 PM

10. Wow- you're right! I definitely thought it wsa supposed to be Napolean


until I had another look. Elsewhere on the web, people have also interpreted it as Napoleon, but yes- youre right.

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Response to RustyWheels (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:36 PM

14. Good eye you have

Welcome to DU

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Response to RustyWheels (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:49 AM

17. That was my first thought as well.

Nothing about that said Napoleon to me.

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Response to RustyWheels (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:16 AM

22. +1000 nt

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:45 PM

6. Looks More Like

General George Washington's uniform.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:49 PM

7. Barack Obama, Father of the New America

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:32 AM

19. +1 n/t

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:53 PM

8. Not Napoleon.

 

That's quite a leap. He'd have his hand stuffed between his lapels.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:14 PM

9. Definitely a Continental Army coat, not Napoleonic era nt

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

11. Washington, not Napoleon





Bonaparte typically had a high neck collar.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:28 PM

12. Love it...

...I bet the Tea Party's heads would explode seeing Obama in Washington's uniform.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:41 PM

13. If they're gonna go out, this was the way to do it..

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:54 PM

15. I'm a Bonapartist, so that's fine with me

and his great-nephew founded the FBI, so there's an American connection!

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:26 AM

16. I lean both ways with this

If... blah blah blah... then Obama would have had a harder time getting re-elected.
Would he have won if the opposition candidates were better/i.e. not crooked callous and stupid?
Some pundits say Yes, some say No.

I think he would have been tested- tested in a way he had not been in his earlier winning races.
To be fair, he DID beat out Clinton and Edwards, both of whom would have cleaned McCain and Romney's clock like Obama did.
Heck, even if Edwards had 20 out-of-wetlock kids, with ALL of his aides, I would have STILL voted for him over McCain or R-money! The opposition was just that bad.

I think his success is a product of the times we are in, but it took more than luck (i.e. crappy opposition and favorable demographics). It took SKILL- skills the opposition did not have, WISDOM- to know how to strike and when not to strike, and PERSISTENCE- not giving up no matter what, and staying true to a course that you know will work. These are hallmarks of a good general. Is he a "great" general" like Washington or Napolean? well... we'll never know (thanks to crappy opponents), unless he runs for Senate again or the UN presidency.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:25 AM

18. Dancing on our graves !!!

 

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Response to ForumPoliticum (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:43 AM

20. Oh FFS!

Doubt you'll be here for very long!

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Response to ForumPoliticum (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:52 AM

21. you need to correct your website

to reflect that it is George Washington's coat.
Why is your FB page a locked group?

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:40 AM

23. I don't see him as Napoleon in that pic - more like George Washington.

Look at the garb in these portraits:





Now you tell me? Even Obama's face is drawn down to resemble Washington in that cover. I DO NOT agree with the Napoleon comparison, and think it's best to not spread mediate.com's meme.

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