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Hillsdale College Professor Paul Rahe: "Obama's Gestures"
Powerline Blog ^ | 6-11-09 | Paul Rahe

Posted on 06/11/2009 8:20:17 AM PDT by hillsdale1

Professor Rahe has promised us a column for Power Line readers on his new book when he gets access to a library. In the meantime, he has forwarded us his thoughts on the photograph of President Obama (above) that was posted on the Drudge Report yesterday:

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillsdale; insult; israel; netanyahu; obama; photograph

1 posted on 06/11/2009 8:20:17 AM PDT by hillsdale1
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To: hillsdale1

Article has a nice compilation of all his nasty gestures. Wish someone would interview him, with their chin in their palm, middle finger extended the way he does. Wonder what the response would be then. Nasty, nasty man.


2 posted on 06/11/2009 8:28:15 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

I hope that all that pent-up nastiness & anger eats him alive...


3 posted on 06/11/2009 8:30:05 AM PDT by kromike
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To: kromike

and his wife is worse.


4 posted on 06/11/2009 8:31:13 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: hillsdale1

“Obama’s Gestures” Gay


5 posted on 06/11/2009 8:35:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: hillsdale1

WOW! That was well worth reading. I am a fearful for our nation. He could enact destruction that might take decades to undo. What a dirty man.


6 posted on 06/11/2009 8:35:56 AM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: hillsdale1

The symbolism over substance argument in a rather underhanded diabolical way. If true, Obama should be spanking his inner child. How can you have peace in the middle east with these not so hidden gestures? Maybe Rush can shake him up a bit more and he can direct his under-the-floor-boards ire towards him. That would be an interesting match and we just might have peace in the middle east.


7 posted on 06/11/2009 8:40:52 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: hillsdale1

What gets to Obama is when people laugh or joke about him. Probably one of the reasons his peeps and comedians stay away from making jokes about him.

He hates it when people point out his foolish failures and untruths.

You want him to have a meltdown? Crank up the criticism, laugh at him, point out every gaffe he makes.

This turd will come unglued.


8 posted on 06/11/2009 8:44:56 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

beyond 'nasty'

9 posted on 06/11/2009 8:46:51 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: hillsdale1

“In the first of the autobiographies that he claims to have written, Barack Obama frequently speaks of himself as being in the grips of rage.”

Make no mistake, that rage is directed at white people in particular and America in general.

Americans, we have a president who literally hates our guts.


10 posted on 06/11/2009 8:49:07 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: indylindy
I like the trying to get in the Whitehouse via window...that he thought was a door....Unless it had a doorknob on it...it makes him out as really, really living in his own little world.

Personally, I'd guess he was out for a smoke...and the stupid president trick was "the story".

11 posted on 06/11/2009 8:49:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: indylindy

True. Some on the left I think know that he’s unstable. Even the NYT harpy Marueen Dowd tried to “toughen him up” in a column of hers when Obama was just a candidate.

Obama’s pride cannot withstand scorn, ridicule and mockery.


12 posted on 06/11/2009 8:51:27 AM PDT by Crolis (Kill your television!)
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To: hillsdale1

Grabbing the right arm or shoulder of the other person with his left hand while shaking hands. I have worked with people that do that and I have yet to see him NOT do that. It’s a subconscious attempt to assert power and show that HE decides when the handshake stops and to dismiss you from his presence.


13 posted on 06/11/2009 8:53:29 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Republic
"I am a fearful for our nation.

So am I! I am sure that move and picture were calculated. May God have mercy on our country!

14 posted on 06/11/2009 8:55:13 AM PDT by CarolinaGOP ("Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Crolis

15 posted on 06/11/2009 8:56:12 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: hillsdale1
The photo with Obama displaying the soles of his shoes while talking with the Israeli PM will be interpreted as highly insulting and contemptuous toward Israel and the PM in much of Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand. Now this isn't the United States obviously but, even in the USA, the photo is still offensive and doubtless intended as offensive to American Jews.
16 posted on 06/11/2009 9:04:05 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Sacajaweau; Crolis

This is why I think Limbaugh is the perfect person to keep this type pressure on Obama. We know the WH listens to Rush.

I hope Rush keeps the heat up. At his own peril, of course.

I always watch Obama’s eyes and mouth. They reveal how angry and mean he is inside. After all, look who his buddies have been. Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, Calypso Louie, Rahm, Michelle. Just a small lineup, and only the tip of the kooks he hangs around with.

Barack, Barry, whoever he really is, is a sick person.


17 posted on 06/11/2009 9:05:34 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: indylindy

If Rush and others can keep picking at the Boy King,

they can make him slip.

He’s an ANGRY person.


18 posted on 06/11/2009 9:07:46 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: hillsdale1

bookmark


19 posted on 06/11/2009 9:17:30 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: PetroniusMaximus
“In the first of the autobiographies that he claims to have written, Barack Obama frequently speaks of himself as being in the grips of rage.” Make no mistake, that rage is directed at white people in particular and America in general. Americans, we have a president who literally hates our guts.

Correct, and at this very moment he's using that rage to systematically dismantle this country's economy. We have to do everything in our power to find a way to force him from office. Remember - the dims forced Nixon to resign for much, much less.
20 posted on 06/11/2009 9:17:34 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: indylindy

“Barack, Barry, whoever he really is, is a sick person.”

He is doing what he has been trained to do...read on...we need a serious reversal or we are in deep doodoo. NO JOKE!

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html


21 posted on 06/11/2009 9:21:57 AM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: hillsdale1

Anyone else out there ever read up on body language? Anyone want to guess what this body language displayed by these two tells you?

It isn't difficult to guess if you don't know...

22 posted on 06/11/2009 9:25:15 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: hillsdale1

23 posted on 06/11/2009 9:31:48 AM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Crolis

Alinsky’s Rule #13: “identify, isolate, freeze, and escalate.” Would scorn, ridicule, and mockery be considered “escalating?” Those “Rules” can be used both ways - which liberals seem to forget.


24 posted on 06/11/2009 9:44:47 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: hillsdale1
What kind of person, much less a president, would engage in these puerile, small, and frankly, bizarre gestures?

A small, puerile sociopath.

A description that fits the great 0 to a “t”.

25 posted on 06/11/2009 2:27:51 PM PDT by mojito
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