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Barack and Michelle: A more perfect union? First Couple-to-be could be relationship role models...
MSNBC ^ | November 29, 2008 | Vidya Rao

Posted on 11/29/2008 6:20:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

It started with the fist bump seen ’round the world. Soon there were stories of rousing family Scrabble battles and date nights, in spite of election mayhem. Then President-elect Barack Obama referred to his wife Michelle as “the love of my life” during his election night victory speech, embracing her tightly and kissing her afterwards, while millions of people worldwide watched.

“They took a moment to face each other, to kiss and hold one another, regardless of the magnitude and spectacle of the night,” said Camille Washington, a Bay Area blogger on Soulbounce.com, a music and culture site. “That says a lot.”

The Obamas represent a welcome change as an openly affectionate and romantic couple for many Americans. Some experts say that the soon-to-be first couple embody the ideal healthy relationship, and that they can stir up love around the country. The New York Daily News even predicted a baby boom attributed to election night friskiness inspired by the Obamas.

“Michelle and Barack are so obviously in love it's actually helping me to believe in love again,” Washington, 25, wrote on her blog.

Icons of love

For African-Americans, the image of a powerful black couple in love is particularly meaningful. In the 2005 census, 51 percent of American women reported they were living without a spouse. Among African-Americans, this number rose to 70 percent.

“With such a high percentage of black people unmarried, everyone is looking for images of black love,” said Michael Perry, 47, a librarian at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. “[The Obamas] personify that. It makes people say, ‘Wow, we want to be like them.’”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; antichrist; bho2008; drivebymedia; election; media; michelleobama; obama; presidentelectobama; verabaker
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I hope no one reading this is diabetic...
1 posted on 11/29/2008 6:20:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Headline = Pleeeeease.
2 posted on 11/29/2008 6:21:43 PM PST by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“[The Obamas] personify that. It makes people say, ‘Wow, we want to be like them.”

Funny, I have never heard anyone say that.


3 posted on 11/29/2008 6:21:58 PM PST by squidward
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4 posted on 11/29/2008 6:22:21 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A more perfect union? Really? Then who is Vera Baker... Inquiring minds want to know.
5 posted on 11/29/2008 6:23:11 PM PST by Route66 (........America's Main Street)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Icons of love...a baby boom...LOL!! Hope the moron’s fingers stuck to the keys writing that syrup.


6 posted on 11/29/2008 6:23:49 PM PST by luvadavi (Important old novel: The Moon Is Down, John Steinbeck, 1942)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Michelle and Barack are so obviously in love it's actually helping me to believe in love again,”

I thought he was still dating Angel Davis...

7 posted on 11/29/2008 6:23:56 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, I don’t know about this. I think Laura and Dubya showed just the right amount of affection, without being demonstrative.


8 posted on 11/29/2008 6:24:08 PM PST by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's my basic problem with this story... most everything we are told about the Chosen One is a fable so far...

Clean house from the Clinton and Bush years? Uh, no.

Massive "army" of young voters? Uh, nope.

Lots of small contributions in an unprecedented effort? Uh, apparenlty not.

Obama is the "intellectual" candidate to replace the dummy George W. Bush? Uh, are you joking?

Is MSNBC a trusted source for objective political news? Uh, that is a huge "No" as well."

I am tired of the hype and bravo sierra. So I will again go to "wait and see" mode.

9 posted on 11/29/2008 6:24:27 PM PST by Lysandru
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10 posted on 11/29/2008 6:24:43 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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Oh Bullshit 4 more years of this crap


11 posted on 11/29/2008 6:25:24 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, other than the suspicion that Obama is probably gay . . . . I guess they are probably competitive with the clintons as a loving couple


12 posted on 11/29/2008 6:25:51 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They never wrote articles like this about George and Laura Bush even though it is obvious that they are in love with each other, and they’ve been married longer than the Obamas.


13 posted on 11/29/2008 6:26:15 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope no one reading this is diabetic...

My nausea has returned...

14 posted on 11/29/2008 6:26:17 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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Gag with a spoon. Ugh!


15 posted on 11/29/2008 6:26:19 PM PST by top 2 toe red (Some names I will never, ever dignify with a Capital letter again!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think I've gotta puke!

There is no end to the Media's depravity and bias...

When the French went “Postal” — did they also send their “journalists” to the guillotine?

When the SHTF, they'll be near the top of my list.

16 posted on 11/29/2008 6:26:50 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I suppose the headline precluded the need for a Barf Alert -but still, it would have been a good idea!
17 posted on 11/29/2008 6:27:17 PM PST by nobama08
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope no one reading this is diabetic...

LOL. Good comment. Pulling on some really high boots to wade through these next years.

18 posted on 11/29/2008 6:27:29 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Photobucket
19 posted on 11/29/2008 6:27:46 PM PST by Canedawg (The media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vidya Rao - burn your journalism degree.


20 posted on 11/29/2008 6:28:32 PM PST by relictele
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To: billorites

21 posted on 11/29/2008 6:28:35 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: nobama08

Not enough room for it ... sorry.


22 posted on 11/29/2008 6:28:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gag me with a spoon!


23 posted on 11/29/2008 6:29:20 PM PST by fuzzybutt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL


24 posted on 11/29/2008 6:31:18 PM PST by nobama08
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To: Canedawg

One of my favorite episodes...

Lois-”Who wants chowder?”


25 posted on 11/29/2008 6:32:16 PM PST by GQuagmire ( A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another example of the MSM creating a false idol.

But ya know what? If black couples (or non couples) look at them and decide to be the Huxtables..that is o.k., too.


26 posted on 11/29/2008 6:32:38 PM PST by berdie
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To: Cicero; 2ndDivisionVet

I am really sorry Larry Sinclair had to read about this in the press.


27 posted on 11/29/2008 6:37:22 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Looking forward to life under our new emperor in new clothes, Skippy-o Africanus.)
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To: luckystarmom

George and Laura are white, just like me and my wife. It is really easy for us to stay in love and have a solid marriage. We did not have the man keeping us down, which forced black people to have children out of wedlock. I on the other hand just had to sit back and relax, because for us white folks marriage is real easy. ( I can’t believe I typed this without puking)


28 posted on 11/29/2008 6:37:23 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was there a thread from Wed night’s Barbara Walters with Michelle sticking her finger in her mouth after Barry told her she had lipstick on her teeth. THAT WAS CLASSY. LIPSTICK KARMA.


29 posted on 11/29/2008 6:37:36 PM PST by lilycicero (The video is out there...I just never saw it on FR.)
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To: NordP
Headline needs this:


30 posted on 11/29/2008 6:37:49 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nah, to these liberal air heads an even more perfect relationship will occur when Obama dumps Michelle, then declares himself liberated and out of the closet and hooks up with a black football star.


31 posted on 11/29/2008 6:37:54 PM PST by generalhammond (Obama IS the Manchurian puppet - thankyou America)
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To: NordP

I remember George W. gave Laura a little pat on her backside once....and the press didn’t gush over that; and suppose a baby boom, because of the influence....these press people are just disgusting. Silly, irrelevant and disgusting.


32 posted on 11/29/2008 6:37:57 PM PST by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it just me, or are we in for a frightening four years?


33 posted on 11/29/2008 6:38:16 PM PST by appleharvey
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you didn't warn me!!!!!!!!!

PUKE Pictures, Images and Photos

34 posted on 11/29/2008 6:38:26 PM PST by erman
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35 posted on 11/29/2008 6:39:02 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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36 posted on 11/29/2008 6:40:03 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: aliquando

Typical white man.....


37 posted on 11/29/2008 6:40:41 PM PST by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: Route66

Beat me to it.


38 posted on 11/29/2008 6:44:28 PM PST by GBA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Barack Obama may have to take breaks from leading the world to make time for his leading lady.”

Like the man said.... biggest fairy tale I ever seen.


39 posted on 11/29/2008 6:49:15 PM PST by cpanter (Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot Damn! - Rush on the Palin pick.)
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To: Route66
Then who is Vera Baker... Inquiring minds want to know.

A cute black girl that used to work for the 0bama team that, for some unknown reason, was shipped off to an island when the media wanted to have a chit-chat.

She may be trucked and/or a doublebagger, but the top half of her looks all right. I'll need to hold off making a complete judgement until I've seen the private pictures. ;)

40 posted on 11/29/2008 6:49:57 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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“Michelle and Barack are so obviously in love it’s actually helping me to believe in love again,” Washington, 25, wrote on her blog.

Gee, seems this person doesn’t get out much nor she musn’t know many people either cause there are LOTS of people we know who are in love. I NEVER failed to believe in love my entire life.


41 posted on 11/29/2008 6:54:21 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course they’re a perfect couple, they’re so much alike. Neither one of them is an American because to be an American you have to be of a certain frame of mind which neither of them are. They are both radical communist traitors whose only purpose for existence is to set up a soviet style dictatorship in America. They are both the personification of evil. In their heart of hearts there is nothing but hatred for Americans and American culture and this hatred is the core of their being. Yes indeed, this satanic duo, is a perfect couple.


42 posted on 11/29/2008 6:55:37 PM PST by A6M3
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To: cubreporter

Last time I was in lurve...I did it on my own.


43 posted on 11/29/2008 6:58:11 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: keats5
I think Laura and Dubya showed just the right amount of affection, without being demonstrative.

I agree, but the Bush's problem is that they aren't 'cool' and have no messianic content.

44 posted on 11/29/2008 6:59:29 PM PST by tbpiper (Now irate and tireless, but mostly irate.)
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To: CE2949BB

Thank you! I was looking for a picture of her.


45 posted on 11/29/2008 7:00:04 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: tuckrdout

Yep. They are so gitty about these two, it’s sick. It’s cultish. Wierd.


46 posted on 11/29/2008 7:08:25 PM PST by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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Larry Sinclair disagrees... he knows a fag when he *lows one.

LLS

47 posted on 11/29/2008 7:08:47 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims! I am an UMA-unity my a$$)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forgot MASSIVE BARF ALERT.


48 posted on 11/29/2008 7:11:26 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Route66

not Vera Baker,silly, Larry Sinclair lol


49 posted on 11/29/2008 7:19:29 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Good Morning Mr & Mrs Scooter and All The Ships At Sea)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Love means you don't show off in front of crowds.

Prurient peeping Toms and Thomasinas.

50 posted on 11/29/2008 7:20:09 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated ([http://www.americanphonic.com -- mp3] [http://www.foundingfathers/info//federalistpapers/])
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