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Am I the last person in America who still adores President Obama
Slate ^ | 11/01/2010 | Curtis Sittenfeld

Posted on 11/02/2010 11:01:55 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

~snip~

Honestly, though, I'm surprised that so many people have turned against the president. Obviously, if you've lost your job, life is tough, but did voters really believe the country was going to quickly and dramatically reverse course once he was elected? So he hasn't yet made good on every campaign promise—isn't this like being shocked that you didn't lose as much weight doing Jenny Craig as Valerie Bertinelli did, or that your new memory-foam mattress didn't magically cure your insomnia?

~snip~

But when I see Obama on television, I'm unfailingly struck by his intelligence and charisma, by his easygoing humor, by the magnificence of his megawatt smile. He just makes me proud, and perhaps this is where I should admit that if there are two categories of Obama critics—conservatives who never liked the guy and have in some cases become unhinged since he was elected, and centrists or Democrats who voted for him but now feel let down—I suspect that, in the visceral nature of my response to our president, I have more in common with the unhinged nut jobs. By this I mean that my Obama admiration is a kind of emotional inverse of the right-wing Obama antipathy: I can pretend it's all about policy, but in truth, it's much more personal. Where his detractors dislike him because of, say, that Muslim vibe he gives off, I like him for similarly nebulous, albeit slightly more factual reasons.

I like that he's married to—and seemingly still quite taken with—a strong, opinionated, gorgeous woman, and that he has two ridiculously cute daughters. I like his mind-bendingly multicultural extended family. I like that in a campaign interview in Glamour magazine, he could fluently and unabashedly talk about Pap smears.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; alteredtitle; buyersremorse; duplicate; lavendermafia; mancrush; metrosexual; obama; obamavoter; papsmears; pravdamedia
Help me out here. I'm not sure if this is satire, or if this guy suffers from a 24/7 Obamasm.
1 posted on 11/02/2010 11:01:57 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes....Next question please...


2 posted on 11/02/2010 11:03:07 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He would be the only guy I would know.


3 posted on 11/02/2010 11:03:07 AM PDT by NeilGus
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To: Responsibility2nd

This putz must live in another country or another planet. NO ONE can be this isolated after nearly two years.


4 posted on 11/02/2010 11:03:37 AM PDT by kromike
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wow, Curtis — you need some kneepads to go with that?


5 posted on 11/02/2010 11:04:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think that he needs a good dictionary. He obviously meant “abhor” and misspelled it “adore.”


6 posted on 11/02/2010 11:05:23 AM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Curtis Sittenfeld is hoping to earn his Oval Office knee pads.


7 posted on 11/02/2010 11:05:24 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

IIRC Curtis is the nom-de-plume of a female author.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 11:05:36 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Absolutely the last....why?


9 posted on 11/02/2010 11:06:16 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Responsibility2nd
”Photobucket" Is this person on crack? We have massive unemployment, skyrocketing debt, the dollar is a joke and still falling, there's an avalanche of foreclosures, and hyperinflation, if not a depression, is on the horizon! The man passed a three trillion dollar socialized health care plan during a recession. It's insane, if not a complete dereliction of duty. Did I even mention that complete waste of a bailout, which did absolutely nothing and cost more than the Iraq war?
10 posted on 11/02/2010 11:06:31 AM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is an obvious cry for help. He needs to be put on suicide watch.


11 posted on 11/02/2010 11:06:38 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Responsibility2nd
< /curtis >
12 posted on 11/02/2010 11:06:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I like that he's married to—and seemingly still quite taken with—a strong, opinionated, gorgeous woman, and that he has two ridiculously cute daughters. I like his mind-bendingly multicultural extended family. I like that in a campaign interview in Glamour magazine, he could fluently and unabashedly talk about Pap smears.

Gag ...

a) The author is insane

b) The author is homosexual

c) The author masturbates over pictures of Barry Hussein ...

13 posted on 11/02/2010 11:06:41 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Today I am very happy with Urkel. Very proud of the job he has done.


14 posted on 11/02/2010 11:07:38 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Responsibility2nd

“..But when I see Obama on television, I’m unfailingly struck by his intelligence and charisma, by his easygoing humor, by the magnificence of his megawatt smile..”

MAJOR PROJECTILE VOMITING RIGHT NOW!

intelligence and charisma don’t mean “SHEYAT” if you are a flaming Marxist who seeks to destroy this country!

Obamanation be GONE in 2012 (or else the Mayan calendar will be CORRECT!)


15 posted on 11/02/2010 11:07:55 AM PDT by a real Sheila (TODAY IS THE DAY WE TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!! DO YOUR CIVIC DUTY!)
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To: agere_contra

Yes, Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld.

Don’t bother googling her guys, she’s not worth it. On any level.

But now you know why this person gushes in such an unmanly, oestrogenic way.


16 posted on 11/02/2010 11:08:03 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think Curtis is a woman


17 posted on 11/02/2010 11:08:51 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: GSP.FAN

It’s no wonder V.I. Lenin called folks like this “Usefull idiots”...


18 posted on 11/02/2010 11:10:07 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Responsibility2nd
I like that in a campaign interview in Glamour magazine, he could fluently and unabashedly talk about Pap smears.

This person should not be allowed to vote.

19 posted on 11/02/2010 11:10:43 AM PDT by Jim Noble (It's the tyranny, stupid!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
... but did voters really believe the country was going to quickly and dramatically reverse course once he was elected?

People thought that the sea levels would fall and that the planet would begin to heal, and that they would not have to worry about their gas costs or mortgage payments, so yes.

I'm unfailingly struck by his intelligence and charisma

Anyone can read from a teleprompter. Perhaps the author of this piece should watch the clips of 0bama "unplugged," where he says there are 57 states, that Canada has a president, among other things.

... by his easygoing humor, by the magnificence of his megawatt smile.

Clearly this guy missed 0bama's appearance on The Daily Show.

20 posted on 11/02/2010 11:11:27 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You can freshen up a little and grab your money on the way out, Curtis.

A couple more like that and you’ll be able to but that new Ipad you want.


21 posted on 11/02/2010 11:11:31 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The Coyote is very Wile E.)
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To: nuconvert

*** I think Curtis is a woman ***

Thank goodness - I thought we were being treated to another bromance.


22 posted on 11/02/2010 11:11:44 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Responsibility2nd

“..he could fluently and unabashedly talk about Pap smears.”

Barack Hussein “Pap smear” Obama. You heard it here first.


23 posted on 11/02/2010 11:11:55 AM PDT by pappyone
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To: Responsibility2nd

I read this earlier today and wasn’t sure if it was satire. LOL


24 posted on 11/02/2010 11:12:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ArrogantBustard
This is clearly a response by a person who truly can not comprehend what a trillion means. For us to expect him to understand what future budgets will look like with all of the Obama commitments would be truly mean.

We must be kind and hope he keeps his enthusiasm , Obama deserves at least one vote in 2012.

25 posted on 11/02/2010 11:12:33 AM PDT by paguch
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To: Responsibility2nd

Epic Fail


26 posted on 11/02/2010 11:12:36 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Responsibility2nd
I like that he's married to—and seemingly still quite taken with—a strong, opinionated, gorgeous woman, If this is not satire, then you, Curtis Sittenfeld, are a dope. Correction, you are a blind dope!
27 posted on 11/02/2010 11:12:43 AM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: GSP.FAN

When rating those who adore mac daddy I’m sorry to tell you this but you are a distant second.

Mac Daddy adores himself much more than any mere person could possibility approach.


28 posted on 11/02/2010 11:13:05 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: nuconvert
Curtis Sittenfeld:


29 posted on 11/02/2010 11:13:15 AM PDT by zeebee
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To: ArrogantBustard

Curtis.

American Wife

She also wrote a thinly veiled account of Laura Bush's life.

30 posted on 11/02/2010 11:13:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Why do they always pretend that no one ever said that everything would magically and immediately get better?

generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.


This is not "gradually, if we keep on the right track, everything will be better" rhetoric, this is immediate, "we're going to solve all of the problems of the world- literally- the minute I'm sworn in", pie-in-the-sky rhetoric. His administration promised that unemployment wouldn't hit 8% is stimulus was passed. We're well over that. Either he believed what he was saying or he's a liar.
31 posted on 11/02/2010 11:14:08 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: Cyman

>Today I am very happy with Urkel. Very proud of the job he has done.

Oh come now; Urkel being a fictional character still displayed worlds more character and depth than [IMO} Obama does.
Considering that, isn’t calling Obama ‘Urkel’ a bit of an insult to Mr. White [who played Urkel] and the writers of the show?


32 posted on 11/02/2010 11:14:08 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: paguch

She adores him spending $200,000,000 a day to visit Bombay?


33 posted on 11/02/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Responsibility2nd

well, he must have really been in love with jimmuh cahtah...


34 posted on 11/02/2010 11:15:24 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“But when I see Obama on television, I’m unfailingly struck by his intelligence and charisma, by his easygoing humor, by the magnificence of his megawatt smile”

I’m struck by his profound ignorance about subjects illustrated by his total dependence on a telepromter. His charisma is displayed through his thorough disgust of anything American, always trying to divide this country through clas warfare and racism. His and his wife’s humor is displayed by their seething hatred of their “enemies”.
I haven’t seen him smile much lately.


35 posted on 11/02/2010 11:15:40 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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