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Message of Obama Photo Is in Eye of Beholder
Sphere ^ | 01/04/10 | Steve Pendlebury

Posted on 01/04/2010 3:11:00 PM PST by Baladas

(Jan. 4) -- It's a new year, but some things never change. People will see a photograph of someone -- especially a hot-button personality -- and suddenly they feel imbued with the power to read minds. They are sure they can tell exactly what the person in the picture is thinking.

The latest example is a photo of President Barack Obama that triggered the first skirmish of 2010 between bloggers on the left and right.

Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds fired the opening shot when he posted the image from the White House Flickr page Sunday and invited his readers to "analyze the body language." The photo, which is nearly a month old, shows Vice President Joe Biden talking to the president before the Kennedy Center Honors. Obama is leaning against a wall with his arms crossed and his eyes barely open. He looks ... what? Sleepy? Bored? Deep in thought? Dismissive? Too hip for the room?

The picture quickly made its way around the Web, and interpretations of the president's expression piled up.

"He's tired and he's floating above it all," observed Ann Althouse, who then made the leap to predict this was a sign that Obama will not run for a second term.

Hot Air's Ed Morrissey looked at Obama's face and got the distinct impression that the boss wasn't pleased, claiming "the stern body language of the President towards his VP isn't a fluke."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; elitism; kenyan; muslim; obama; socialist; twit; vpbiden
Obama controls the MSM with an iron fist. A picture speaks a thousand words.
1 posted on 01/04/2010 3:11:04 PM PST by Baladas
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2 posted on 01/04/2010 3:13:17 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Baladas

Every time I see a photo of Obama, he’s either thinking “I hope noone finds out what I really am.” or “I can’t believe that I’m really pulling this off.”.


3 posted on 01/04/2010 3:18:18 PM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: HokieMom

The guy on the right is zoned out...perhaps he needs a nicotine fix.


4 posted on 01/04/2010 3:20:10 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: HokieMom

Pos thinks who the hell he is. He certainly isn’t my president. I can’t wait until the rats start deserting him.


5 posted on 01/04/2010 3:20:10 PM PST by jersey117
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To: HokieMom

“Hi Sailor, New in town?”


6 posted on 01/04/2010 3:23:01 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: freedomfiter2


Read the body language!
7 posted on 01/04/2010 3:23:56 PM PST by roses of sharon (This is a feral government, broken from the civilizing constraints of the Constitution.)
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To: freedomfiter2

I don’t think he has that much ability to read himself that accurately. I think rather he’s thinking, Step 1, the US. Next stop, the world. I deserve it all because I’m the Best. There will never be anyone better.


8 posted on 01/04/2010 3:24:42 PM PST by twigs
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To: Baladas

"You are still clean, articulate, for a mainstream African-American. But we are gonna lose 2012. I don't care what that movie says."

9 posted on 01/04/2010 3:29:24 PM PST by StAnDeliver (\)
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To: HokieMom

...guess his grandmother never told him to keep his shoes off the wall

(plugs has to go for a reline)


10 posted on 01/04/2010 3:31:45 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: HokieMom

“Of coarse I meant it when I said you were the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”


11 posted on 01/04/2010 3:33:04 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: HokieMom

"zzZZZZZzzzt! *snort*! huh?"

"You wanna what? I ain't your damned slave. Get your own beer, honkey!"

"zzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz............zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

12 posted on 01/04/2010 3:35:18 PM PST by Uncle Miltie ("Free" Healthcare + Citizenship for Lawbreakers = Democrats Forever! Buenos Dias!)
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To: Baladas

Narcissist-in-Chief


13 posted on 01/04/2010 3:35:20 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: freedomfiter2

I must admit I feel Zero has got to be just as amazed as anyone else about his election, but alas it was a perfect storm


14 posted on 01/04/2010 3:36:04 PM PST by mel
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To: HokieMom

15 posted on 01/04/2010 3:39:07 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: HokieMom

Jesus—just the thought that this 6-foot skidmark is the President of the United States makes me want to puke.

He can’t even stand up to his half-assed incompetent do-nothing first year in office. He’s exhausted-and he hasn’t done anything.

When you consider men like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Grant, Eisenhower, Reagan, and the others—I mean, FDR, for all his faults, was a cripple in a wheelchair who fought the Depression and a world war on two fronts, and he had more vim and vigor than this lazy shiftless creep.


16 posted on 01/04/2010 3:46:22 PM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: freedomfiter2

I must admit I feel Zero has got to be just as amazed as anyone else about his election, but alas it was a perfect storm


17 posted on 01/04/2010 3:47:27 PM PST by mel
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To: Baladas
They look like waiters to me.


"Table six sent back the bread, sir.
They said there were weevils in it again"

18 posted on 01/04/2010 3:51:08 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Baladas; HokieMom

Perceptions of any photo are going to be influenced by preconceived notions and/or knowledge of the subjects, of course. Then, there’s always that projection thingy.

With that in mind, I’ll just say that anytime I see these two in a picture together it astounds me again that this country is in the scary position of having two people in power who aren’t as competent to be there as many average citizens, and I know that any average Conservative would make a lot wiser choices in choosing people to help and advise them about what to do and how to do it!

That goes for the whole of the Dem “leadership”.

God help us.


19 posted on 01/04/2010 3:55:47 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: HokieMom


You know... I DO work for tips....

20 posted on 01/04/2010 3:58:12 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Baladas

He is clearly a punk in way, way over his head.


21 posted on 01/04/2010 3:59:10 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama: The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers)
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To: Baladas

i don’t know who what when why this photo was taken but the bamster OBVIOUSLY isn’t in control of his body language. What perplexes me most is why he would allow himself to be photographed in this manner w/Biden. I’m talking from a public persona viewpoint here-he’s a Rockstar to many but if you are in the public eye one should be conscious of one’s body language. I’ve stated the same thing re: ‘chelle and her facial expressions of which she has absolutely no control over and could use lots of lessons in learning how to smile when knowing she’s on “cam”


22 posted on 01/04/2010 4:01:11 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: roses of sharon
Interesting picture.

I think, however, you show Keith Olbermann kissing the wrong part of Obama's anatomy.

23 posted on 01/04/2010 4:03:19 PM PST by chs68
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To: Baladas

Body Language says, an annoying drunk white guy is in my personal space.


24 posted on 01/04/2010 4:13:03 PM PST by right way right
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To: Brugmansian

Please, men, don’t wear bowties. They make you look ridiculous. They are not attractive in ANY situation. And once you’ve worn bowties for a long time — a la Tucker Carlson — you are forever branded as a bowtie guy, and forever look subpar.


25 posted on 01/04/2010 4:44:22 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Romney, Romney, Romney - on every thread - I'm sick of it! :P - is he gone???)
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