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I still love Obama. Love. Love. Love.
Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/07/10 | Curtis Sittenfeld

Posted on 11/06/2010 3:30:53 PM PDT by Libloather

I still love Obama. Love. Love. Love.
Am I the last person in America who still adores the president?
By Curtis Sittenfeld
November 7, 2010

Just before Halloween 2008, while out for a walk, I noticed that on the front porch of a nearby house sat a row of five pumpkins, each carved with one letter of Barack Obama's last name. The election was, at that point, a week away, and I was charmed by this seasonal display of Democratic support.

Then I rounded the corner and spotted the exact same arrangement: a row of five pumpkins, each carved with one letter of Obama's last name. OK, so maybe not quite as original as I'd thought but still encouraging, at least for a liberal like me living in a swing state — my neighborhood, after all, is not in Brooklyn or Berkeley but in suburban St. Louis, Mo., a state that ultimately, by a margin of 0.1 percent, didn't go for Obama in '08.

This Halloween, it was clear that if I wanted to see a row of jack-o'-bamas, I'd need to carve them myself. Once it was impossible not to trip over Obama enthusiasm. (Remember the young voters unofficially changing their middle names to Hussein?) But these days, even YouTube sensation Obama Girl is feeling lukewarm about our president: Obama Girl, aka Amber Lee Ettinger, told the New York Post in January she'd give Obama a B- grade: "In my opinion, I feel like he should be focusing a lot more on jobs and the economy."

But my own feelings haven't changed at all. Two years after voting for him, I'm just as exhilarated as Oprah Winfrey was in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2008.

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


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KEYWORDS: hussein; liberalsinlove; love; obama; perp
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Am I the last person in America who still adores the president?

Curtis, if your REAL name is Sasha or Malia, the answer is yes.

(Hey, if you haven't already tossed your cookies just by reading the title, GET OFF MY BACK about the missing 'technicolored hurl' alert - okay?)

1 posted on 11/06/2010 3:30:56 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Curtis is totally gay for Hussein.


2 posted on 11/06/2010 3:32:27 PM PDT by counterpunch ("Some election nights are more fun than others" - Baraq Hussein 0bama)
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To: Libloather

If Obama keeps delivering republican victorys, maybe we all will love him! LOL


3 posted on 11/06/2010 3:33:13 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Libloather

(Remember the young voters unofficially changing their middle names to Hussein?)

No, I don’t.


4 posted on 11/06/2010 3:33:52 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: Libloather

Halloween pumpkin head? Fitting. Obama is a ghoul. But not a jack o lantern. A mule-headed jackass is more like it.


5 posted on 11/06/2010 3:34:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Libloather

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDAnapo2Nws

Here’s an audio from Obama’s recent campaign trip to Seattle.


6 posted on 11/06/2010 3:34:40 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Libloather

My true blue conservative congressman’s son is a crime writer for the tribune.


7 posted on 11/06/2010 3:34:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: counterpunch

I can’t imagine how I could spend even 30 seconds in the company of this zombie moron.


8 posted on 11/06/2010 3:34:57 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Libloather

“...I seem to be in the tank by myself...”

So this is in therapy? He wrote this so he could move on with his life? - I don’t get it - surely he’s not confessing that he actually think 0bama is doing a great job?!? - Right?

I mean any idiot now understands that 0bama is actually ruining the Republic - the greatest nation on EARTH! - then again - Democrats were still elected last week - so maybe there’s still people out there that just don’t get it...


9 posted on 11/06/2010 3:35:34 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Libloather
So Obama is an imperfect president—who wouldn't be? I don't think he's made any major missteps during the almost two years he's been in office.

Ah, I see your problem--you're stupid.

10 posted on 11/06/2010 3:36:25 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: Libloather

He needs to put the Kool-Aid down. He has a problem.


11 posted on 11/06/2010 3:37:47 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Libloather

Yeah well...he’ll be singing this soon enough.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbiYv_lNfFA&feature=related


12 posted on 11/06/2010 3:38:30 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: cripplecreek
My true blue conservative congressman’s son is a crime writer for the tribune.

This column is a crime. And the author is criminally insane.

13 posted on 11/06/2010 3:38:59 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Libloather

Chunks blowing over my screen as I type. Screaming at the family to get the towels because I did not stop reading this spew fest. Great diet these Glowing Obama articles because they clean you out from the topside and the good ones take everything from the bottom as well.


14 posted on 11/06/2010 3:39:07 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Libloather
Is Curtis really a nom de plume for Pissy Chrissy Matthews???


15 posted on 11/06/2010 3:39:42 PM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Libloather
the sense of excitement and possibility I felt in November 2008, as if in electing Obama, we Americans were acting as our best, smartest, least racist selves, as if there really was change we could believe in
In the end, it all gets down to race with these bozos... all gets down to race.

Nothing else registers inside their 50-point IQ brain. Skin color is the only thing they can understand. Anything else (constitution, economics, individual liberty) just goes sailing right over their heads.

16 posted on 11/06/2010 3:40:46 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Libloather
comment by Once always a Marine

You Democrat voters laughed at, and derided, the Tea Party movement for having the audacity to stand up to the Republican Party bosses. We wanted to see new people, with new ideas, in the Republican Party - yet we were called "crazy," and "extreme", and worse because we wanted to see fresh faces...ordinary Americans get a chance to make real changes to the way politics are handled in Washington. Well, we won a lot of ground. We shook up the "Good Ol' Boy" network in the Republican Party and made them LISTEN to us! ALL OF US - regardless of Party affiliation!

What have you, the drones of the Democrat Party accomplished? NOTHING. Your Party leaders are STILL not listening to YOU. They don't give a dammn what you think...or what you comment about on Yahoo. Do you think they care that you don't want Nancy Pelosi to lead your Party in the House after the disaster she caused? Do you think they care if you don't want Harry Reid in charge of the Senate? You are nothing but drones to them. You have no say...you have no representation unless, of course, you blindly go along with the agenda they want to force down your throats...and swallow whatever they feed you.

You Democrats are behind in the game. You do not challenge your Party leadership like the Tea Party has challenged the leadership of the Republican Party. We have changed the face of the Republican Party, and made them listen to the American people.

The Democrat Party, on the other hand, only listens to big money special interests - SEIU, AFL-CIO, NEA, AFSCME, UAW, BigPharma, GE, Wall Street & the Federal Reserve etc, etc. The labor unions ruining the country are the same people running the Democrat Party. Not the rank-and-file, but the big money labor bosses! You are being led by the nose.

We have changed the Republican Party. Welcome to stagnation and more of the same with the Democrat Party...and the same old suspects, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Durbin, and others - who sit up on high...and look down low...

17 posted on 11/06/2010 3:40:54 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Libloather
Am I the last person in America who still adores the president?


18 posted on 11/06/2010 3:41:19 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Darkwolf377
(Remember the young voters unofficially changing their middle names to Hussein?)

No, I don’t.

What I remember is that nobody was allowed to say his middle name.

Not, that is, until he was safely elected.

19 posted on 11/06/2010 3:41:38 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: counterpunch

I honestly tried to read the whole article but I couldn’t do it. This guy is nuts.


20 posted on 11/06/2010 3:42:07 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Libloather

>>This Halloween, it was clear that if I wanted to see a row of jack-o’-bamas

Jack-o-bama. Now if “we” coined that term, it would be racist. But, I like it. I’m adding it to my list of nicknames for Obozo.


21 posted on 11/06/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: Libloather
I felt in November 2008, as if in electing Obama, we Americans were acting as our best, smartest, least racist selves

No surprise that race is first and foremost on the mind of this ultra-lib schmuck. He and his ilk are still patting themselves on their backs about how their vote and continued uncritical support for Obama proves how "post-racial" they are, when if fact the very opposite is true -- they're race obsessed.

22 posted on 11/06/2010 3:44:48 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Libloather
when I hear the criticisms of Obama—that he's professorial or wonky or emotionally restrained, that he's willing to listen to various points of view, that he likes arugula — I often think, wait, those are supposed to be insults?

I'm glad you posted this--seriously--because it's a fantastic example of the decpetion journalists routinely play. Here we see them create a false position, and then attack it.

He writes "he's willing to listen to various points of view: as part of a list of things some say are wrong with Obama, when this is something Obama DOESN'T do, and THAT is what he's been criticized for. Here he spins it as, poor Obama, he listens to people and is criticized for it! Thus enforcing the lie that Obama does listen, and even takes crap for it.

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've never heard someone who can't say "hello" without a teleprompter complimented for intelligence and charisma. And I guess you could call his scowl megawatt-level.

I like his mind-bendingly multicultural extended family.

I guess his box-dwelling brother and his aunt whose bills are paid by the Massachusetts taxpayer aren't part of that family.

I thought that the beer summit of 2009 was delightful.

Of course you did--you're a liberal, and the subject of that summit was a working-class cop the president of the United States said acted "stupidly" while doing his job.

Curtis Sittenfeld's most recent novel is "American Wife."

If this article is any indication, it's actually the title of Curtis's autobiography.

23 posted on 11/06/2010 3:46:25 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: Vision

Oops, I thought Curtis was a man.


24 posted on 11/06/2010 3:47:09 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: counterpunch

Curtis has a problem.


25 posted on 11/06/2010 3:47:15 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Libloather

That is possibly the most pathetic thing I have read in a long, long time.

Somebody should tell this thing to get up off of its knees. It was embarrassing to even read.


26 posted on 11/06/2010 3:47:22 PM PDT by rlmorel (When charity is mandatory, it becomes servitude.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I think he's trying to say that Obama turned into a pumkin at the stroke of midnight Nov 2.
27 posted on 11/06/2010 3:47:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Vision

Is that a man or a woman?


28 posted on 11/06/2010 3:48:48 PM PDT by rlmorel (When charity is mandatory, it becomes servitude.)
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To: All

This is weird. This is an old article - maybe about a week or more? I’ve already read it. Plus, it’s dated tomorrow. Today is the 6th. Weird.


29 posted on 11/06/2010 3:50:26 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: Bryanw92; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
Jack-o-bama

Sounds like great a 2012 election slogan - no? I may have to do some nifty carving in a few years.

30 posted on 11/06/2010 3:50:28 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Vision
Wait a minute. Didn't she just win The World Serious a few days ago?


31 posted on 11/06/2010 3:52:02 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Vision

Phew! It felt like my penis fell off, but not really.


32 posted on 11/06/2010 3:52:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (posted a total of 1,600 threads and 9,503 replies.)
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To: thulldud
What I remember is that nobody was allowed to say his middle name. Not, that is, until he was safely elected.

I'm glad it wasn't just me--I don't recall this "unofficially changing their name" crap because that would have meant people could openly DISCUSS that this was his middle name.

I DO recall lefty commentators noting some congressman saying "Barack Hussein Obama" and accusing him of racism.

33 posted on 11/06/2010 3:52:25 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: Libloather

I cracked the code on this case!

Curtis, a girl, was given a male name by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sittenfeld.

Stanley, a girl, was given a male name by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Dunham.

No doubt this plays a big part in why Curtis so smitten with the whole Zero Experience....


34 posted on 11/06/2010 3:55:02 PM PDT by Yossarian (Heartfelt thanks, Tea Party Patriots! Despite slander and muck, you pulled through!)
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To: Libloather
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35 posted on 11/06/2010 3:57:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Libloather

LOL! Poor pathetic soul!


36 posted on 11/06/2010 3:58:17 PM PDT by LUV W (Thank God)
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To: Libloather

Curtis is like the abuse wife, who still loves her man! Obama could beat the living hell out of Curtis, and he would say, “Thank you”.


37 posted on 11/06/2010 3:59:41 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Libloather

I think my Halloween Jack-O-Lantern just threw up.


38 posted on 11/06/2010 3:59:56 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Libloather
Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld


40 posted on 11/06/2010 4:05:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Defund National Peoples Radio!! Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: Libloather

If you’ve ever wondered what your stomach would feel like after downing a couple of tablespoons of Drano, just read this article and you’ll know.


41 posted on 11/06/2010 4:06:11 PM PDT by JPG (Memo to GOP: DO NOT GO WOBBLY...NO COMPROMISE...REJECT SOCIALISM.)
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To: Vision

Hey, there are rumors the Obamas might get a divorce, so.... maybe Curtis can see if she can hook up with Barry. (If she can get past Reggi Love)


42 posted on 11/06/2010 4:06:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Libloather

Curtis, you are a complete sycophantic moron.


43 posted on 11/06/2010 4:07:29 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

If you want your car totaled for insurance purposes: Place an Obama sticker on the bumper, park it at a mall or high traffic street. Go have a few nectars. Come back and be ready to call the insurance company. Wonder if this person is trying the same game with their house?


44 posted on 11/06/2010 4:11:54 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: Libloather

no one but a Chicago paper hanger, no, no, I mean, a Chicago paper reader........


45 posted on 11/06/2010 4:12:45 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: Libloather

Get a room Curtis.


46 posted on 11/06/2010 4:12:55 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Laughing very much.


47 posted on 11/06/2010 4:13:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather

“Folks, you can’t fix stupid.”

48 posted on 11/06/2010 4:14:00 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Libloather

Even my cat could sense how sicking this article was and upchucked a hairball under the desk.


49 posted on 11/06/2010 4:14:05 PM PDT by ladyvet (I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Libloather

Curtis in Wonderland.


50 posted on 11/06/2010 4:14:19 PM PDT by windsorknot
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