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Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama not worth 1,000 words [that side-by-side really struck a nerve]
Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2011 | Alexandra Petri

Posted on 08/25/2011 1:32:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....The image of Rick Perry and Barack Obama that has been circulating is worth 300, at most. The above “side-by-side comparison,” tweeted by David Limbaugh, has torn through the Internets of late. It’s supposed to be a “side-by-side comparison.” True, Obama is not actually 22. He’s 20. From a 20-year-old’s perspective, this is a tremendous and unbridgeable gap, but to everyone else it’s a case of potato, potato. But let’s take this as a comparison.

What can we learn upon analyzing this photo?

Perry accessorizes with airplanes.

Obama accessorizes with very, very ill-advised hats.

Perry gets a cool fighter suit. Obama gets a hipster button-down.

Perry is looking heroically off into the distance through aviator sunglasses as though auditioning for a less homoerotic Top Gun.

Obama is smoking.

And “Boys will be boys….” of all the slightly offensive captions.

There is an antiquated notion that the camera does not lie, or that the camera captures your soul, or that the camera adds 10 pounds, or that – well, something to do with the camera. There is some notion about cameras. I’m sorry, let me start over.

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To me, this is a less a profile in character than it is a handy side-by-side primer on how to look good and how to look awful in a picture.

Standing next to an airplane in aviator gear? Cool. Smoking in a stupid hat? Uncool. The only way Barack Obama would look worse would be if he were wearing a fanny-pack, if he were denying an old woman health care, or if someone had drawn....

Nobody looks uncool when standing next to an airplane and looking as though he has a handle on what to what to do when he gets inside it.....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: howdareyou; obama; omg; perry; presidentdowngrade; rickperry; sputter; texas; wtf
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She tries to explain it to us dummies.

Let me explain it to her.

Unlike Barack Obama, Rick Perry will know what to do when he gets inside the White House.

Side note: Someone on another thread said Obama was 19 in that picture. And this author says he's 20 in the photo.

So here is one of Perry at 19.

Rick Perry, Corps of Cadets 1969 TX A&M

1 posted on 08/25/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hmmm - - . Now which one will the voters choose to lead us out of THE VALLEY OF DEBT ?


2 posted on 08/25/2011 1:35:56 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Rick Perry will know what to do when he gets inside the White House.”

You mean like grant all illegal aliens in the country In-State tuition to colleges and give 250 million dollars to a European Socialist each time he builds a race track?


3 posted on 08/25/2011 1:39:46 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rick Perry won’t vote “present” once he gets to the
White House. When he says he will come up with plan, it will be a plan, not “some common sense ideas”.

Obama is the ultimate lazy, worthless politician and somehow got to a position where you absolutely cannot be willing to hand off everything to flunkies. Hell, it took him several hours of agonizing to order the SEALs to go after Osama!


4 posted on 08/25/2011 1:42:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama be pimp’n “moms, you gots ta go ta werk”


5 posted on 08/25/2011 1:45:16 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Zero looks like he is auditioning for a role in “Midnight Cowboy.”


6 posted on 08/25/2011 1:45:32 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The author, Alexandra Petri, is the latest nominee for the Pauline Kael WTF award...

For those unawares, Ms. Kasel was for many years a NY Times columnist. Awakening in her midtown NYC apartment the day after the 1968 election, and finding out that Nixon had won, she reportedly told friends..."Nixon won? But that's impossible. I don't know ANYONE who voted for him.."

7 posted on 08/25/2011 1:48:27 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
In the other side by side, same Perry photo, but Obama is smoking a joint! Probably in this photo as well.

Also the writer seems to be suggesting that somehow Obama is just “out of context”. Have you not seen all the photos of this “Girlyman”? The Pee Wee Herman comparison to Obama is real close. President “Bunny Hop”? Throwing the opening pitch, like a girl.

If we want a “woman” for president, I'll vote for the real thing, Sarah Palin. If we want a “man” for president, I'll vote for the real thing, Rick Perry. (Actually, now that I think about it, Sarah Palin is more of a man than Obama is. While being way more of a woman than Michelle Obabam is.)
I digress.

I won't vote for an effeminate man (Barack Obama) as some sort of compromise. The presidency is a TOUGH job. Not the place for some mamby pamby, wishy washy, squishy squashy, girlyman.

And THEN we have Obama’s Marxist policies.

Anyway a picture is worth a thousand words and this side by side is worth a TRILLIONS.

8 posted on 08/25/2011 1:53:28 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The thing that this ignorant b***ch doesn’t get is they both had choices. Obama chose the pictured avenue displayed, as did Perry

Barack Hussein could have been standing in a flight suit next to a jet fighter but he rather chose at that point in his life to do a bad Bahama Jack imitation.

And guess what, the mentality hasn’t changed


9 posted on 08/25/2011 1:55:06 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obuggery looks like a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse.


10 posted on 08/25/2011 1:55:31 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does it really take a side-by-side comparison of photos to know that “gangsta politics” hasn’t worked? I guess if someone needs visual aides, that works. Sadly, the majority of Americans (and I’m talking a bi-partisan mix) have realized by now that the loser on the right has been one of the worst things to happen to this country in a long time.


11 posted on 08/25/2011 1:55:58 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does it really take a side-by-side comparison of photos to know that “gangsta politics” hasn’t worked? I guess if someone needs visual aides, that works. Sadly, the majority of Americans (and I’m talking a bi-partisan mix) have realized by now that the loser on the right has been one of the worst things to happen to this country in a long time.


12 posted on 08/25/2011 1:57:58 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: MWestMom

Oops, my first double post. Sorry!


13 posted on 08/25/2011 1:58:54 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All they have to say is something like “early 20s” ot “after high school graduation” and not dwell on exact age minutia.


14 posted on 08/25/2011 1:59:44 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That picture is only worth two words:

Man, Boy.


15 posted on 08/25/2011 2:00:05 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: MWestMom

And behind the scene the powerful dems are working to correct that mistake. They know what a huge mistake they made and they are setting up with Republicans a way to weaken barry tremendously...especially after the debt ceiling meeting when he threw a fit and told the dems to get out of the WH...that’s why Reid was so angry. We aren’t the only ones looking at what is being done to America...the dems are doing the same thing and aren’t one bit happy.


16 posted on 08/25/2011 2:07:04 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Graewoulf
I understand that the Left has done a side-by-side with Obama claiming the scalp of binLaden and Perry shooting off the starting pistol at nascar.

Here are some of those nascar pics.

Rick Perry's nickname in high school was "6 Shooter and a Suit"


17 posted on 08/25/2011 2:09:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ctdonath2
If Bill Clinton saw him, he would have asked Zero to fetch him a cup of coffee.
18 posted on 08/25/2011 2:09:52 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: ctdonath2
Man, Boy.


19 posted on 08/25/2011 2:10:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: trumandogz

Go back to Kos, DU or whatever rock you crawled out from under. We know about Gardasil, the TransTexas corridor, the Texas dream act, yada yada yada.


20 posted on 08/25/2011 2:11:41 PM PDT by yetidog
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