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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 11:25 PM
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POTUS and Joe: Cool (IMAGE)


The image above has sparked some pretty funny commentary
here - http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/baracks_bre... /
and here - http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/90962 /

What do you think?
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 11:28 PM
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1. That is ONE sexy bald spot! NT
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 11:39 PM
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2. The bizarre commentary from the RW which The Daily Dish put up:
Photo-Smearing Obama

Glenn Reynolds finds a photo in the White House Flickr basket and publishes it to, er, point out how bad the White House's p.r. is, or how blind they are to perceptions of Obama or some such thing. I tried to puzzle this one out and can just about see how an elusive photo of a tired Obama reacting to something unknowable might make him look tired or arrogant or something.

And then I realized why this photo immediately strikes some people are damning. Obama is a black man who looks as if he is condescending to a white man. That's political gold. As one of his readers notes:

If I really wanted to set my dad off, all Id have to do is send him this photo. The amazing thing is, that it is found on the WHs flickr page. Proving that they dont see what we see.


Not that Reynolds would ever stoop to such a thing.

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/20...


Photo-Smearing Obama, Ctd

A reader writes:

This may be the posting from the right that is the most obvious and damning incidence of racism that I have yet seen, more so even than photoshopped images of Obama as a witch-doctor or a shoe-shine boy.

The statement from the commenter, approved by Reynolds - that the fact that the photo was on the White House's flickr page was proof that "they don't see what we see" - showed clearly what type of world-view was fueling his adverse reaction to this photograph. No explicit words are needed.

The truth of the matter is, the commenter is 100% accurate. They look at this photo, and they can't help themselves. They see Obama as not knowing his "place", being "uppity" and, as you put it, "condescending" to a white man. What they do not seem to realize, is that their seeing this as somehow damaging to Obama is an indictment of themselves, not of the President.


My favorite Hot Air contender for a caption:

$100 a gram. $90 if you buy a quarter oz.


http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/20...
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 12:27 AM
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10. How would the fucktard Freeper know about a gram?
Fucktard may have a problem.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 11:41 PM
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3. Bond. James Bond.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 12:17 AM
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6. Ha! Love it! nt
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 11:59 PM
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4. He could be blinking for all we know
Or deep in thought - taking the VP very seriously... These wackos think their racism is well veiled. I've got news for them!
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 12:13 AM
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5. "shaken not stirred Joe", "how many times must I tell you"
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 12:21 AM
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7. He's the fucking President! Are we supposed to have to defend
Edited on Mon Jan-04-10 12:22 AM by FrenchieCat
him standing with his Veep?

Cause according to the comments there, he's being attacked?

I don't get it. :shrug:
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 12:26 AM
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9. Frenchie, I didn't even understand the point of the commentary. Some say something
is racist, others say he looks like a drug dealer? WTF? I'm confused. I think it's a great photo. I see that the two are talking and Obama is resting his head, closing his eyes, and thinking about one of only ten thousand things on their collective plate while Joe continues speaking about one of those ten thousand possible things.

Some things just aren't more than they seem, but the freeps never get that.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 06:43 PM
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15. That's code for he's
BLACK...
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 12:23 AM
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8. Joe: "Dude, you gotta wake up, we're hosting this thing. No time for a cat nap against the wall."
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 12:49 AM
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11. People project what they want to see ...

... which is what I think all the rational comments were saying.

You do just have to sit back and laugh as some people attempt to tell us that a photograph can tell you everything about a person down to the flavor of cereal they had for breakfast the first Saturday after their last less-than-solid bowel movement. (Did I go too far there?) Life is not Icanhascheezburger, cats and dogs and squirrels can't really talk, and someone needs to wake these people up with an old fashioned slap across the face and remind them that out here in the real world that people sometimes pick their nose for no other reason than to get the booger out. (Too far again?)

But you do have to laugh. The alternative is unscrewing your head and sticking it on a pike in order to lessen the pain of the stupid. (That's not too far. In the modern world of media, that's a clearly rational choice.)


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ChicagoSuz219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 05:50 AM
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12. I love these two men! n/t
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 08:01 AM
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13. Looks like Obama is getting into that zen place he likes to go before he greets a crowd.
And it looks really cool, I might add!
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 11:43 AM
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14. He's listening to Joe. Intensely.
Joe does the same thing when he's focused on listening.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar...those people on the website who are projecting their prejudices onto the picture need to get a life!
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-05-10 02:16 AM
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16. I think someone left out the captions, so here you go:
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-05-10 03:14 AM
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17. Why are our leaders so hot?! It's not right. n/t
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