Skip to comments.What the GOP Really Wants: Obama's Autograph (Pepto, please)
Posted on 03/02/2009 8:42:16 AM PST by rightinthemiddle
Ever since he began his uphill battle for the Presidency two years ago, Barack Obama has been getting mobbed for photos and autographs, and that enthusiasm and passion has only grown since he entered the Oval Office. But even President Obama must be a little taken aback by the identity of some of his well-wishers on Capitol Hill of late. After his address to Congress last Tuesday, the same House Republicans who had decried his stimulus plan as the work of just another tax-and-spend liberal crowded around him like starstruck tween girls at a Jonas Brothers concert, all just to get his John Hancock on their copy of the speech.
Members of Congress have always gotten autographed photos of themselves with the President from bill signings and other events keepsakes that are then prominently displayed in their offices. It is unusual, though, for representatives and senators to cross the aisle. None of the Democrats I spoke with had anything signed from President Bush except for Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, who has five large framed photos of Bush in his office, which probably speaks more to his strained relationship with his own party than any Bush popularity. So why the crossover with Obama? "It reflects the fact that although their leadership is stuck in a negative mode, the Party of No, their membership is more open minded," says Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat who had her copy signed so she could frame it and hang it in her offices. "It shows that his attempts to reach across the aisle are having some effect."
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Amazing, TIME is saying this is proof Obama is "reaching out."
Consider the source. TIME is the Obambi’s PR firm.
Yeah, we want his autograph—we want his autograph on a “I resign...” document.
Time is a joke. Newsweek is worse.
“Ever since he began his uphill battle for the Presidency two years ago”
uphill battle??? being carried on the shoulders of the criminal liberal media every sep of the way of course...
I’d get his autograph too. Then sell it on EBAY.
Indeed. I just looked at the article at the link and saw the unashamed hawking of 0bama Inauguration merchandise.Sickening.
Time is not the problem here. It’s the wimp, gullible RINO’s.
Obama is a dangerous evil man who has shanghaied America to conduct a social experiment in Communism.
Answer: Gone by 2012
Question: What are Time and Newsweek?
So you actually believe this article from TIME magazine??
I believe it. Do you see the GOP putting up any kind of real resistance to The Zero?
Or they will take them home and put them in charity auctions.
Uhh, YES. I do believe there are Republicans like Spector, Snowe, Graham, Crist, Collins et al who would coo all over the Obamanation and kiss his feet.
I’d settle for his autograph on an agreement to release a full unabridged copy of his COLB.
Yeah, I noticed that, too.
“Uphill battle” my rear end.
I noticed that and was surprised. I hope that they just wanted a signature of a President and not specifically Obama’s. I hope that they have each President that they could get and that is what it was about. If it was just to get Obama’s than YIEKS!!!
I don’t want his autograph - I want his epitaph.
Folding on what? The stimulus?
3 RINO senators voting for cloture doesn’t equal total party capitulation in my view.
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