Skip to comments.I still love Obama. Love. Love. Love.
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 ...
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?)
Curtis is totally gay for Hussein.
If Obama keeps delivering republican victorys, maybe we all will love him! LOL
(Remember the young voters unofficially changing their middle names to Hussein?)
No, I don’t.
Halloween pumpkin head? Fitting. Obama is a ghoul. But not a jack o lantern. A mule-headed jackass is more like it.
Here’s an audio from Obama’s recent campaign trip to Seattle.
My true blue conservative congressman’s son is a crime writer for the tribune.
I can’t imagine how I could spend even 30 seconds in the company of this zombie moron.
“...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...
Ah, I see your problem--you're stupid.
He needs to put the Kool-Aid down. He has a problem.
Yeah well...he’ll be singing this soon enough.
This column is a crime. And the author is criminally insane.
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.
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 inIn 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.
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...
No, I dont.
What I remember is that nobody was allowed to say his middle name.
Not, that is, until he was safely elected.
I honestly tried to read the whole article but I couldn’t do it. This guy is nuts.
>>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.
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.
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.
Oops, I thought Curtis was a man.
Curtis has a problem.
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.
Is that a man or a woman?
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.
Sounds like great a 2012 election slogan - no? I may have to do some nifty carving in a few years.
Phew! It felt like my penis fell off, but not really.
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.
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....
LOL! Poor pathetic soul!
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”.
I think my Halloween Jack-O-Lantern just threw up.
Well said! Thanks Once and Loather!
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.
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)
Curtis, you are a complete sycophantic moron.
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?
no one but a Chicago paper hanger, no, no, I mean, a Chicago paper reader........
Get a room Curtis.
Laughing very much.
“Folks, you can’t fix stupid.”
Even my cat could sense how sicking this article was and upchucked a hairball under the desk.
Curtis in Wonderland.