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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:46 PM

Barack and Michelle Obama have elegance and class

Trump spent years attacking Barack Obama with his "birther" crap, not to mention all the other shit he threw at the Obamas with every racist bone in his body.

Yet, at the GWH Bush funeral, both Obama and Michelle shook his hand. Michelle wrote in her book that Trump's "birtherism" had put their lives at risk. Nonetheless, neither of them were about to make a "scene." They were not about to spit on a swine. They're above that. They are two wonderful people who know what it is to be decent human beings.

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Reply Barack and Michelle Obama have elegance and class (Original post)
Cyrano Dec 5 OP
leftynyc Dec 5 #1
FakeNoose Dec 5 #4
leftynyc Dec 5 #15
The Genealogist Dec 5 #2
dawg day Dec 5 #3
malaise Dec 5 #18
BannonsLiver Dec 5 #5
elocs Dec 5 #6
erlewyne Dec 5 #11
ADX Dec 5 #7
CentralMass Dec 5 #8
RobertDevereaux Dec 5 #10
Pa-Kid Dec 5 #14
Fritz Walter Dec 5 #19
ADX Dec 5 #20
lark Thursday #24
ADX Thursday #27
Cyrano Dec 5 #21
oasis Dec 5 #9
rkleinberger Dec 5 #12
elmac Dec 5 #13
Pepsidog Dec 5 #16
Cyrano Dec 5 #17
lark Thursday #25
True Dough Thursday #26
elmac Thursday #30
warmfeet Dec 5 #22
rickyhall Dec 5 #23
Scurrilous Thursday #28
bdamomma Thursday #29

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:51 PM

1. They both realized the day

wasn't about any of them. It was about honoring a president, a father and a friend. That the Obama's showed nothing but dignity and grace isn't a surprise to anyone. That donnie managed not to ruin the entire thing still shocks me.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:09 PM

4. Don't worry Cheeto will ruin it when he starts tweeting

... probably at 3 or 4 in the morning.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:34 PM

15. That's an awesome graphic

Mind if I use it?

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:03 PM

2. Ever elegant, ever classy, ever gracious, kind, decent.

Both of them are simply fine human beings, and this old world could use more like them. I miss having Obama as president every day.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:04 PM

3. Trump just had a picture of Obama and the Clinton behind bars--

He deserves "the cut direct" from all of them. Shunning is too kind for him.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:37 PM

18. Ditto

I would not have made a scene but I would have ignored them

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:14 PM

5. More of us should take our cues from them

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:17 PM

6. The Obamas have more class and are more decent human beings

than many of us.

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Response to elocs (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:04 PM

11. I wish I could meet the Obama's

just for a short time. I know if my family met them
they would feel our affection ... and we would not have to
touch them. and I got a big family.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:35 PM

7. To be honest...

...I firmly believe Barack shook Chump's hand only because Chump extended his first and he didn't want to leave him hanging on universal television. If not for that initial gesture, he would have been perfectly justified in giving him nothing more than a simple head nod at best.

I'd bet dollars to donuts that the Clintons and Obamas joked about how all this was going to be handled well before Chump arrived...

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Response to ADX (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:48 PM

8. I hope that they had some hand sanitizer

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:59 PM

10. The hand sanitizer isn't made that has . .

. . . strength sufficient to disinfect from such a handshake.

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Response to RobertDevereaux (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:28 PM

14. You have to wonder

where that hand had been earlier in the day. UGH!!!

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Response to ADX (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:49 PM

19. Didn't see the video

I have this pesky thing called a job that keeps me from watching live news feeds. (It also keeps me fed, housed, clothed, etc.).

So I have to ask: did Individual 1 try his aggressive move ó trying to yank the last real Presidentís arm ó during the handshake?

Iíd really like to think that the setting kept him from trying to assert his inferiority complex, or that a recent handshaking encounter with a real world leader ó Justin Trudeau ó taught him a lesson.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2017/feb/14/donald-trumps-strange-handshake-style-and-how-justin-trudeau-beat-it-video-explainer

Or,... maybe itís because his tiny, little mind is finally wrapping itself around the realization that itís almost Mueller Time!

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:59 PM

20. No, it was actually the most normal handshake I've ever seen him give...

...I really believe that the enormity of the event hit him like a ton of bricks and he realized there was absolutely nothing he could do to make it about him at all.

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Response to ADX (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:56 AM

24. Perfect post.

Last edited Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:35 AM - Edit history (1)

I was about to comment something very similar. Have you ever seen anyone pout so much at such a solemn occasion? OMG, he looked like he had the world's' worst case of constipation, ever. He had this horrible, sour, ugly expression on his face the entire time, it never once went away; he just stewed the whole time. He was so unhappy to be there, didn't buy into a single thing that was said, didn't participate at all except to shove his hand out. It was like, you can't stop me from being here, haha, although I know you wish I weren't. He absolutely 100% hated being there but was forced to by his own ego. He thought he should be on stage and was pissed he wasn't given an opportunity. I think he also knew he would never inspire the kind of praise being given to HW (no matter how much I dislike the man because of Iran and backstabbing Jimmy and the country) and was extremely irked to have it rubbed in his face, because of course it was all about him to begin with, in that orange diseased semblance of a brain.

Edit: added punctuation

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Response to lark (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:17 AM

27. I couldn't agree more...

...You nailed it.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:02 PM

21. The video is on post #13 below

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:55 PM

9. Class+

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:14 PM

12. Hillary Clinton did not even acknowledge the Turd in the White House....love her!

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Response to rkleinberger (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:16 PM

13. yep

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Response to elmac (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:57 PM

16. Yes and Winter is Coming Donald

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Response to elmac (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:25 PM

17. That's "Pure Evil" Dick Cheney sitting behind Michelle

You'd think the Secret Service would have put up some kind of "evil-proof-barrier" between them.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:57 AM

25. Nah, they let evil sit in the front row.

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Response to elmac (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:00 AM

26. I swear

if you offered Michelle hand sanitizer at that moment, she would have accepted. And I wouldn't blame her!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:24 AM

30. yep, those hands were probably just wrapped around a sloppy, dripping, Angriest Red Whopper

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:45 PM

22. They do indeed.

They remind me, very much, of Jimmy and Rosalynn.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:19 PM

23. But there may long line of people waiting

to piss on his fucking grave. Or not...

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:42 AM

28. K&R

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:44 AM

29. They have

elegance and class and they are scandal free!

Wonderful to see them both. We have the best past Democratic Presidents.

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