Skip to comments.Barack and Michelle: A more perfect union? First Couple-to-be could be relationship role models...
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 Harlems 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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[The Obamas] personify that. It makes people say, Wow, we want to be like them.”
Funny, I have never heard anyone say that.
Icons of love...a baby boom...LOL!! Hope the moron’s fingers stuck to the keys writing that syrup.
I thought he was still dating Angel Davis...
Oh, I don’t know about this. I think Laura and Dubya showed just the right amount of affection, without being demonstrative.
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.
Oh Bullshit 4 more years of this crap
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.
My nausea has returned...
Gag with a spoon. Ugh!
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.
LOL. Good comment. Pulling on some really high boots to wade through these next years.
Vidya Rao - burn your journalism degree.
Not enough room for it ... sorry.
Gag me with a spoon!
One of my favorite episodes...
Lois-”Who wants chowder?”
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.
I am really sorry Larry Sinclair had to read about this in the press.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Is it just me, or are we in for a frightening four years?
Typical white man.....
Beat me to it.
“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.
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. ;)
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.
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.
Last time I was in lurve...I did it on my own.
I agree, but the Bush's problem is that they aren't 'cool' and have no messianic content.
Thank you! I was looking for a picture of her.
Yep. They are so gitty about these two, it’s sick. It’s cultish. Wierd.
Forgot MASSIVE BARF ALERT.
not Vera Baker,silly, Larry Sinclair lol
Prurient peeping Toms and Thomasinas.