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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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When the state gives a 250 million dollar subsidy to a private business, we call that Socialism, just as it is Socialism when the Feds hand our money for stimulus projects.


41 posted on 08/25/2011 3:23:18 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As for me, I am opposed to the 1.9 million dollar bike path and the 250 million dollar race track.

How about you?

Do you believe the state should be giving 250 million dollars to Bernie Ecclestone for his race track?


42 posted on 08/25/2011 3:26:05 PM PDT by trumandogz
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43 posted on 08/25/2011 3:34:10 PM PDT by devolve (If my graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: Graewoulf
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.....

Kinda the point, isn't it?

44 posted on 08/25/2011 4:12:59 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Ann Archy

He is a 1972 graduate of Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, a junior and senior yell leader and an animal science major. The younger of Ray and Amelia Perry’s two children, Governor Perry is an Eagle Scout and lifetime member of American Legion Post #75.


45 posted on 08/25/2011 4:16:30 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Awww, did the WashPost fake journalist see RACISM in the “boys” remark? Waaaa waaaa.


46 posted on 08/25/2011 4:41:32 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: trumandogz

“Do Socialist spending and liberal social policies really have an expiration date?”

The real question is does your nonsense have an expiration date?


47 posted on 08/25/2011 4:44:31 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: trumandogz

That was wrong. Only the first $25 million.

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/texas-taxpayers-would-foot-1st-formula-one-bill-721621.html


48 posted on 08/25/2011 4:49:31 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; shield; All
Excellent post CW. It's quite obvious how Obama spent his time.


49 posted on 08/25/2011 5:02:40 PM PDT by potlatch (The landlord is in place,...... and the lease may soon expire.....)
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To: metmom
Funny how all the Republican candidates look like Rick Perry and all the Democrat ones look like obama stoned losers.

Probably, because they're mommas took them to 4th of July Parades and their daddys took them to the woodshed.

50 posted on 08/26/2011 10:28:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: potlatch

Hasn’t changed, has he?

Instructive! Pictures are worth a 1000+ words.


51 posted on 08/26/2011 10:30:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Recovering_Democrat

How about that?

They reveal the liberal butt kissing fools that they are when they do.


52 posted on 08/26/2011 10:33:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Some people insist that the only way to learn anything about a person is to stare deeply and fixedly into his eyes for several minute while hissing softly. Others suggest reading the person’s writings. Still others advocate having a beer together. Maybe you fall into the category of people who say you can o

Learn about him? Hey, Petri dish, have we already learnt about him. He's evil, and a liar, and a Socialist. Class dismissed.

But a predilection for stupid hats, while admittedly prejudicial, should not stand in the way of reelecting someone to the presidency.

Note to self...add "wears stupid hats" to the list of reasons not to vote for a Social-Marxist.

53 posted on 08/26/2011 11:08:28 AM PDT by papasmurf (0bama...just doing the job Americans won't do.)
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To: potlatch

Also, IMO, he’s high.


54 posted on 08/26/2011 11:10:23 AM PDT by papasmurf (0bama...just doing the job Americans won't do.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“It’s time for Washington, D.C., to take a little lesson from Texas,” Perry said.

Well I personally do not want the USA to look like Texas....we can do a whole lot 'better' than that.

Perry nichols and dimes it with his solutions for border security and our national security interests are not well served at all for that. Close the Borders......

55 posted on 08/26/2011 2:20:09 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

You do realize it is the FedGov’s responsibility to secure the borders, don’t you? It is one of the few things the FedGov is actually mandated by the Constitution to do. It falls under “national defense and security.” This administration has refused to spend any resources on the border, forcing the states to have to deal with it. Texas has a balanced budget, madated by the Texas Constitution, so we can’t spend money we don’t have on border security. Arizona is trying do their own fence, financed by donations, and the FedGov is suing them. Why don’t you tell us what you would do, given those constraints?


56 posted on 08/26/2011 3:05:19 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: papasmurf

Yes, that was the whole point. He was smoking marijuana.


57 posted on 08/26/2011 5:39:44 PM PDT by potlatch (The landlord is in place,...... and the lease may soon expire.....)
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To: trumandogz

Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson

“..... if Palin does not run but Perry does, he’d probably suck all the air out of the race. Either way, ..... Perry would all be excellent alternatives to Obama the commie. Anyone but RINO Romney the big government chief architect of CommieCare! …… Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson”

Also see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2764368/posts


58 posted on 08/26/2011 5:42:10 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: caww

Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson

“..... if Palin does not run but Perry does, he’d probably suck all the air out of the race. Either way, ..... Perry would all be excellent alternatives to Obama the commie. Anyone but RINO Romney the big government chief architect of CommieCare! …… Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson”

Also see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2764368/posts


59 posted on 08/26/2011 5:57:08 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: narses

I do not base who I vote for on other peoples decisions on what they choose to do. I will not be voting for Perry. It’s that simple. Mr. Jim certainly has his freddom to choose as well....but I don’t follow any man...I already have a Savior.


60 posted on 08/26/2011 8:21:48 PM PDT by caww
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