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Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:53 AM

President Obama and Kids at the Iowa State Fair


























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Reply President Obama and Kids at the Iowa State Fair (Original post)
bigtree Aug 2012 OP
lunatica Aug 2012 #1
cindyperry2010 Aug 2012 #2
AtomicKitten Aug 2012 #3
KurtNYC Aug 2012 #21
The Wielding Truth Aug 2012 #26
AtomicKitten Aug 2012 #30
KurtNYC Aug 2012 #42
AtomicKitten Aug 2012 #43
lindysalsagal Aug 2012 #37
AtomicKitten Aug 2012 #45
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #4
Curtland1015 Aug 2012 #5
CTyankee Aug 2012 #13
Odin2005 Aug 2012 #6
VWolf Aug 2012 #11
lunasun Aug 2012 #25
gkhouston Aug 2012 #27
wryter2000 Aug 2012 #34
CabCurious Aug 2012 #7
rbrnmw Aug 2012 #8
The Wielding Truth Aug 2012 #29
mercuryblues Aug 2012 #9
madokie Aug 2012 #10
TahitiNut Aug 2012 #23
AtomicKitten Aug 2012 #47
ananda Aug 2012 #12
mike dub Aug 2012 #14
bigwillq Aug 2012 #15
A Simple Game Aug 2012 #16
catbyte Aug 2012 #22
bullwinkle428 Aug 2012 #17
Botany Aug 2012 #18
Guy Whitey Corngood Aug 2012 #49
Wait Wut Aug 2012 #19
catbyte Aug 2012 #20
Rob H. Aug 2012 #24
bushisanidiot Aug 2012 #28
progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #31
skeewee08 Aug 2012 #32
secondvariety Aug 2012 #33
Stellar Aug 2012 #35
heaven05 Aug 2012 #36
lindysalsagal Aug 2012 #38
madrchsod Aug 2012 #39
nolabear Aug 2012 #40
Skittles Aug 2012 #41
Bandit Aug 2012 #44
AtomicKitten Aug 2012 #46
pink-o Aug 2012 #48
lpbk2713 Aug 2012 #50
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #51

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:58 AM

1. Thanks! I just added them to my collection of Obama and children

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:58 AM

2. a nice man

who likes kids good person

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:00 AM

3. He has a way with kids. They flock to him like a moth to a flame.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:32 AM

21. When moths go to a flame they die...

what are you saying ?!

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:12 AM

26. This is one reason I love DU. hahaha We are so into weighing words when we speak.

It obviously refers to his draw. He is magnetic and I don't mean he will draw metal to his body. It's like we have to weigh all sides because the RW has no sense of meaning for any word. I don't blame you for wanting to clarify. We @ DU try to say what we mean and mean what we say.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 12:33 PM

30. It's a simple allusion to the attraction moths have to bright lights.

Last edited Sun Aug 19, 2012, 11:00 AM - Edit history (3)

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:10 AM

42. It specifically characterizes an attraction as unhealthy or dangerous

in most analyses, studies of its origin and usage:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/232050.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/like+a+moth+to+a+flame.html

NPR: "suicidal attraction":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12903572

Janet Jackson:
"Like a moth to a flame. Burned by the fire.
My love is blind. Can't you see my desire?
That's the way love goes."


I don't think you intended that meaning which is why I commented.


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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #42)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:12 PM

43. With due deference to scholar Janet Jackson ...

Last edited Sun Aug 19, 2012, 11:48 AM - Edit history (4)

That's simply another connotation of the idiom.
If you're having trouble figuring out which I meant, think harder.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:08 PM

37. Just enjoy the great photos. Honestly.

?????

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #37)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 11:00 AM

45. I know, right?

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Mr. Wizard is missing a great pictorial.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:29 AM

4. Looking increasinly angry and desperate

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:33 AM

5. Bwahahahahaha!

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:04 AM

13. Yep, full of hate, just like Mitt Romney said!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:35 AM

6. The pic of the baby touching his forehead is priceless!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:57 AM

11. Looks like an infant mind-meld thing n/t

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Response to VWolf (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:01 AM

25. it is all about holding on to what power he has

he would do anything in his power to remain in office
even infant mind melds!!!!

Rmoney told me so!!

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Response to VWolf (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:16 AM

27. It's a stealth zombie attack. Young brains... tender... mmmmm. n/t

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:22 PM

34. Mom was loving it

I hope she gets a copy of the picture.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:40 AM

7. Love it!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:43 AM

8. I love my President

He's the king of cool.

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:21 AM

29. It is amazing that when ever he is present he is present. He is real and he is a good person.

That's hard to find in politics. Plus he is working for us and he is very smart. When I think of how he handles problems. It is so responsible. He is cautious not to do harm. Even with his fight for his job. He uses truth and is subtle and yet clear. We are fortunate to have him and Michelle. We must fight to keep him in office.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:44 AM

9. the 2nd one from the bottom

should be captioned: Be careful, you'll poke your eye out with that.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:45 AM

10. What a good man we have as President

I've never been prouder of a President as I am of Obama. I've been though a few of them too, beings as how I'm 64 going on 65.

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Response to madokie (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:41 AM

23. Yup. You & me both. I was born when FDR was in office.

I actually remember every President since Truman. I was a sideboy for JFK. Obama beats them all, even JFK, in terms of being a "real man" and having a genuine good character. He's the best "family man" by far. He's the only one I'd TRULY like to have as a next-door neighbor, to share an occasional beer with, and sometimes knock around with. His wife and kids are MARVELOUS.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 01:09 PM

47. yes indeed they are an excellent family

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:00 AM

12. Mr. cool and fun!

Woohoo!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:05 AM

14. When I see these pics, I put myself into these kids' shoes

How COOL would it be, as a child, to Meet The President?!?! (and especially a President as cool as Obama) Wow!!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:07 AM

15. k and R

Great pics!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:33 AM

16. The President and First Lady genuinely like children.

You can't fake that.

How many pictures of Mitt with children have we seen lately?

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:32 AM

22. Well there was that priceless "Who let the dogs out, who? who?" clip

of Romney & those stunned African American kids...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:37 AM

17. If this was Romney, at least one picture would have to feature

him pushing one of the kid's faces into butter, with the other kids looking frightened and intimidated...

All of these kids look enthralled and excited!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:56 AM

18. I loves me some President Obama

He is such a big kid at heart and has never stopped finding the simple
joy in being nice to kids and to playing with them as an equal.


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Response to Botany (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 01:32 PM

49. Faux Newz Headline: "Angry Iowa Citizens Dismember Mr. Obama Limb By Limb" nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:12 AM

19. Third pic down...

...even the sound guy is smiling! It's like when you catch pics of the SS guys trying to hold back grins.

The man is all heart and soul.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:25 AM

20. And those worthless GOP bastards have the nerve to call

the Obama campaign "divisive, angry, and full of hate." Words fail me. Just look at President Obama's face and how it radiates genuine warmth and friendliness towards those kids. The Republican party is nothing but political pornography--no redeeming social value whatsoever.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:45 AM

24. I love these 'Obama & Kids' threads

Last edited Wed Aug 15, 2012, 01:07 PM - Edit history (1)

You can tell he likes kids, and that they genuinely like him. I can't even picture Romney or Ryan doing something like this without them being completely awkward and weird about it. "Look, miniature Homo sapiens! It oscillates my power cell--I mean, warms my heart, seeing all these human larvae here on this fine day."

And someone like Cheney? Forget about it--they'd probably run away thinking he was going to eat them or something.

Edit: left out a word. Oops!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:17 AM

28. Lovely! President Obama is such a good man. The kids can see it, too!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 02:52 PM

31. I love that Flickr account with all of the pics... so many gems.

Yep.. Romney is riiiight, the President is angry and divisive.

I absolutely LOVE this pic from their flickr, because the President appeals to kids of all ages... Look at that beautiful smile! http://www.flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/7752400812/

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 02:58 PM

32. Love the Pics

Thanks for sharing

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 05:11 PM

33. Made my day-thanks.

Something those kids and their families will remember forever.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:12 PM

35. President Obama knows

that he has a way with the children. I find myself with a big smile on my face when I see the pics.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:52 PM

36. he is a real one

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:10 PM

38. Love the baby finger in the eye.

No backing away. He takes it!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 12:13 AM

39. kids have the greatest bullshit detectors.....

kids really like him...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 12:33 AM

40. Playing "Got Your Nose" with Barack Freaking Obama.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:21 AM

41. Obama REALLY likes children

you can tell these are not just photo ops for him - they are like mini-vacations

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:02 PM

44. Never seen a man so angry and filled with Hate..He needs to go to Chicago

Do I need it?.....OK ...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 11:54 AM

46. they call him the baby whisperer ...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 01:24 PM

48. Lucky little kids!

When I was their age, I was touched and kissed by then Vice President Richard Milhaus Nixon. No photographic evidence survives, only the word of my parents--who decided to impart this bit of my baby bio when I was 15 and protesting the invasions of Cambodia and Laos.

I swear, I didn't get outta the shower for days!

Happy for those kids who get to tell their friends and families about an encounter with a far better prez!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 01:33 PM

50. You can see the chemistry.



While on the other hand ...





Some have it and some don't.


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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 01:59 PM

51. I like the one where he's getting poked in the eye.



Imagine growing up and someday being told that YOU were the one that blinded President in his right eye.........

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