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What the GOP Really Wants: Obama's Autograph (Pepto, please)
Time ^ | Mar. 02, 2009 | By Jay Newton-Small

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bias; gop; yeahright
"None of the Democrats I spoke with had anything signed from President Bush..."

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Amazing, TIME is saying this is proof Obama is "reaching out."

1 posted on 03/02/2009 8:42:16 AM PST by rightinthemiddle
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To: rightinthemiddle

Consider the source. TIME is the Obambi’s PR firm.


2 posted on 03/02/2009 8:44:34 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: rightinthemiddle

Yeah, we want his autograph—we want his autograph on a “I resign...” document.


3 posted on 03/02/2009 8:45:51 AM PST by McKayopectate
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To: rightinthemiddle

Time is a joke. Newsweek is worse.


4 posted on 03/02/2009 8:47:12 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: rightinthemiddle

“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...


5 posted on 03/02/2009 8:49:17 AM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

I’d get his autograph too. Then sell it on EBAY.


6 posted on 03/02/2009 8:51:01 AM PST by Huck (Palin is perfect just where she is....in Alaska.)
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To: hsalaw

Indeed. I just looked at the article at the link and saw the unashamed hawking of 0bama Inauguration merchandise.Sickening.


7 posted on 03/02/2009 8:51:07 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Time is not the problem here. It’s the wimp, gullible RINO’s.


8 posted on 03/02/2009 8:53:52 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: St. Louis Conservative
So is the GOP - once again folding like a cheap deck of cards.

Obama is a dangerous evil man who has shanghaied America to conduct a social experiment in Communism.

9 posted on 03/02/2009 8:53:57 AM PST by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Answer: Gone by 2012
Question: What are Time and Newsweek?


10 posted on 03/02/2009 8:56:15 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: ZULU; All

So you actually believe this article from TIME magazine??


11 posted on 03/02/2009 8:56:31 AM PST by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I believe it. Do you see the GOP putting up any kind of real resistance to The Zero?


12 posted on 03/02/2009 8:57:07 AM PST by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: Huck

Or they will take them home and put them in charity auctions.


13 posted on 03/02/2009 8:57:19 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT
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To: KevinDavis

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.


14 posted on 03/02/2009 9:01:36 AM PST by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: KevinDavis

McNutjob too.


15 posted on 03/02/2009 9:01:54 AM PST by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: McKayopectate

I’d settle for his autograph on an agreement to release a full unabridged copy of his COLB.


16 posted on 03/02/2009 9:04:00 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: God luvs America

Yeah, I noticed that, too.

“Uphill battle” my rear end.


17 posted on 03/02/2009 9:06:00 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

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!!!


18 posted on 03/02/2009 9:14:01 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: rightinthemiddle

I don’t want his autograph - I want his epitaph.


19 posted on 03/02/2009 9:24:13 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Folding on what? The stimulus?

3 RINO senators voting for cloture doesn’t equal total party capitulation in my view.


20 posted on 03/02/2009 9:52:46 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: rightinthemiddle

TIME is about to go under. Just like the Titanic, Joe Klein and his band of maggots will contunue to play the Zer0 Waltz until the cold, icy North Atlantic fills their lungs as they drown...

Obama is a loser, a figment of the Lefty Press’ imagination.

His policies will cause civil war, I fear.


21 posted on 03/02/2009 10:02:38 AM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: wac3rd
I would have laughed just a year ago at the mention of a civil war. But not now, and you know why? This year I lost several relatives and friends in this election cycle. Honestly, I never want to talk to them again. When I was a little girl I remember discussin in grade school how it could have been that brother fought against brother. It was something our generation just couldn't understand. It went to our very core. But I now understand how brother can fight against brother.

And that. my friends, is the litmus test for the planning of a civil war.

22 posted on 03/02/2009 12:23:58 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

I have a sister who elected to shack up with a Native American guy who hangs out all day and gets his check from the US Government and the casino...they were big Obama voters who are always pulling for “the little guy.”

I also have friends who I cannot clearly understand as they are blinded by the media’s lies.

I think we are headed there, the Dow was off 300 today...but the media is still blaming the companies who are losing money, not the real source, Liberal Democrats in power.


23 posted on 03/02/2009 2:02:02 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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