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Obama blames press for his 'cold and aloof' image
Politio44 ^ | 1/19/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 01/19/2012 1:26:52 PM PST by ColdOne

President Obama blames the press for creating the image that he's aloof and disconnected from the rest of Washington, insisting in a new interview that he's just more interested in spending time with his family than in exchanging pleasantries with strangers.

"My suspicion is that this whole critique has to do with the fact that I don’t go to a lot of Washington parties and, as a consequence, the Washington press corps maybe just doesn’t feel like I’m in the mix enough with them, and they figure, well, if I’m not spending time with them, I must be cold and aloof," Obama said in an interview with Time Magazine released Thursday.

"The fact is, I’ve got a 13-year-old and 10-year-old daughter. And so, no, Michelle and I don’t do the social scene, because as busy as we are, we have a limited amount of time, and we want to be good parents at a time that’s vitally important for our kids."

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1 posted on 01/19/2012 1:26:56 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

He’s right. The press doesn’t lie for him enough... Now and then (even only 1-2 times) they told people the way it is. That shouldn’t have happened.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 1:29:44 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: ColdOne

Look in the mirror Obama, look in the mirror. While you’re at it make your angry black wife take a peek too.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 1:29:57 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: ColdOne

Hey, the press did the best they could.

They changed a “stupid and clueless” look to “cold and aloof” look through extensive gigabit photoshopping.

Any more than that overtaxed the software.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 1:29:57 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ColdOne

Of course it’s true fault of the press. They didn’t cover for him as they usually do.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 1:30:01 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: ColdOne

Of course it’s the fault of the press. They didn’t cover for him as they usually do.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 1:30:30 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: ColdOne

Of course it’s the fault of the press. They didn’t cover for him as they usually do.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 1:30:32 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: ColdOne

Throwing the press under the bus! Haha! I wonder just how much the press is willing put up with before turning on him. But, I suppose, it’s like an abusive relationship.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 1:31:02 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: ColdOne

He’s trying to take the high ground on family values in case Newt is the nominee. He knows he’ll get crushed in any debates.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 1:31:02 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: ColdOne

10 posted on 01/19/2012 1:35:32 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: ColdOne
"The fact is, I’ve got a 13-year-old and 10-year-old daughter. And so, no, Michelle and I don’t do the social scene, because as busy as we are, we have a limited amount of time, and we want to be good parents at a time that’s vitally important for our kids."

There always seems to be enough time for golf, vacationing on the taxpayer's dime, and fundraising, though.

11 posted on 01/19/2012 1:35:50 PM PST by fhayek
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To: ColdOne
Doncha just love Liberals.
Everything is somebodies fault.
It's NEVER their fault. . . .
12 posted on 01/19/2012 1:36:00 PM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: ColdOne

Baloney...the press has been kissing his butt and shining his image for nearly five years.

He’s never been vetted. No birth certificate (the one he’s issued is almost certainly phoney); a social security number issued in Connecticut in 1977, a state he’d never been to; no college grades; no senior thesis; no SAT/LSAT scores available; no passport records available, on what passport did he travel to Packistan in 1981?

What drugs did he take while living in Moringside Hts? Did he sell drugs? How did he get money for expensive college tuitions? What was his relationship with Tony Rezko? Rezko’s wife was his real estate agent, Tony purchased the lot next to Obama’s...and I think sold it to him at a reduced rate. Why did Barack vote “present” so many times in the Illinois State Senate? Just how many social security numbers has he had? How did Michelle Obama get a six figure job as a PR flak at a Chicago hospital?

There is not one “reporter” in the country who will look into any of this...they are busy checking out Palin’s children and interviewing Gingrich’s ex-wives.

What a joke.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 1:36:23 PM PST by kjo
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To: ColdOne

He’s been aloof his entire life. No evidence of any childhood, high school, or college friendships. No evidence of any romantic attachments.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 1:36:23 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ColdOne

YOU LIE, Obama. You have partied and spent more money than anyone before you.

The taxpayers have funded you and Moochelles’ frivolous and overpriced lifstyle.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 1:36:35 PM PST by dforest
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To: ColdOne
White House Insider: Obama is an Atheist

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: You Don’t Ever Wanna Do The Things I’ve Done…

Insider: I don’t know – my friend didn’t say anything about that…but he sure as hell noticed. He thought maybe Obama had gotten sick…it’s not uncommon on the campaign trail. You eat some sh-t food sometimes.

…so Obama is holed up in this room. People are kinda mingling about I guess…maybe ten, fifteen minutes go by. Then a couple folks march on in – that’s how he put it to me…they marched on in…very purposeful. One looked like Secret Service…the other was a woman. Didn’t get too specific. Wish he would have but he didn’t. The woman goes in – the other fella…he stays outside the door. She’s in there for maybe another five minutes…she comes back out and tells ‘em to clear the hall. Clear out. Says they need about ten minutes to prepare.

UM: Prepare?

Insider: That’s what he told me – she said they needed a little time to prepare.

UM: For what?

Insider: Hell if I know.

UM: So did he clear out with the others? Your friend?

Insider: No…he goes up to the guy outside the door…outside the room Obama, the big fella, and the woman are in. He’s just concerned…wants to know if he can help in any way. You know, maybe go get something for a bad stomach?

…But the guy outside the door – he ain’t messin’. It’s all business. Serious. He pushes my friend right on the chest – hard…tells him to step away and to clear the hall. And that’s where…that’s when he hears the chanting. The…he said it sounded like…like a…Gregory chant. That’s the term he used. A Gregory chant.

UM: Gregorian?

Insider: Eh? Greg…yeah…Gregorian.

UM: Was your friend Catholic?

Insider: Catholic…I…I don’t know. But that was the term there…Gregorian. It sounded like a Gregorian chant coming from the room…the room Obama was holed up inside.

UM: Could they have been praying? Singing?

Insider: Maybe..but…this group…the Obamas…prayin’ has never seemed like their thing. The team…they had a bunch of religion jokes you know. Even by then it seemed clear to most of us…like I just told you – Obama is an atheist. Now I’ve developed that little line of reason…0f reasoning later – down the road…but we all figured it then too.

UM: And his wife – Michelle…no sign of her?

Insider: I don’t think so…like he told me…they were never together except on that stage. No wife. No kids. Not until it was showtime apparently.

UM: So what then? Your friend is stopped outside the door and he hears…he hears what is described as chanting…is he the only one around at this point?

Insider: Don’t know that – he didn’t say.

He cleared out – like they told him.

UM: Does he mention this to anyone else there?

Insider: Then? I don’t know…he would mention it later though. I do know that. He told it to some others…that’s a big part of this…where this story…where this is headed. It’s where he f-cked up. It’s where…it’s…(trails off)

UM: That’s not it…tell about when he sees Obama come out of the room again.

Insider: Yeah…it’s maybe 20 or 30 minutes later…he makes his way back into the hall…there’s already a bunch of people there. Somehow the message went out to come back in…I don’t know. So they’re all mingling…the mood is great. Nothing being said about Obama being sick, or acting strange…nothing.

UM: But your friend is still wondering…concerned?

Insider: Oh yeah…that seems natural, right? The guy who is gonna accept the nomination on national television…the guy who is probably gonna be the next President of the United States…he is carried into a room not more than an hour ago? Hell yes you would think he would be wondering what the f-ck is up with that.

UM: But nobody else was concerned?

Insider: I told you – I DON”T KNOW THAT.

UM: Right then…go ahead. Keep going…

Insider: So…you got about…there’s a ton a people now waiting to see the…to see Obama make his way out into the hall. The ceremony is firing up…you can hear the enormous crowd in the stadium…whatever worries there might have been…people mighta just forgot them. Easy to do in that kind of environment. It’s a f-cking rock concert you know. A convention…that last night…the build up…an amazing thing. Like a drug those moments. You get a taste of it…you want more.

UM: So Obama comes back out – he leaves that room.

Insider: Michelle Obama comes out first.

UM: She does? But she never went in…

Insider: Obviously she went in at some point…just…my friend didn’t see that. He wasn’t around. Just…just shut up and let me do this…get through this. Keep your mouth shut for a bit…

…Obama’s wife comes out, there’s another woman carrying a bag thing. That would be makeup. Pretty sure of that. She was always…the amount of cover that Obama wears…I told you about that before right? Cakes that sh-t on. 24/7. It’s why his color seems to change so much…different brand, or product…something like that.

So they come out…the First Lady – soon to be…Michelle…she just walks on by. Not a word to anyone. She’s got a secret service guy who is alongside her. Out she goes and not a word. My friend notices somebody puts their hand on her – trying to say high or something…it’s harmless…but the Secret Service fella, he is right there to intervene. Pushes this other woman…she gets pushed back and the…Obama’s wife…she just keeps on walking. No smile – nothin’.

Another five minutes or so and out comes Obama and a few others – the big fella from earlier, the woman who went in after them, and now there appears to be a couple of Secret Service alongside them.

UM: Was that woman Jarrett?

Insider: Told you – don’t know. He…my friend – he didn’t say…

…so out of that room they come. Everybody is excited…including Barack Obama. It’s like…it’s like one man went into that room and another one came out. An entirely different man walked out of that room than went in. That is how…that’s how he told it to me. A different man walked out. The change…that…the transformation was stunning. He seemed taller. His eyes were…there was an energy to him. Powerful. He was smiling and joking, shaking hands, talking real fast…the suit – the one you see on television…every detail was perfect. Everybody was rushing to shake his hand, tell them they loved him…but my friend…he was shaken up. It was too damn weird, right? What the hell happened in that room? How could one man walk in and another man walk out? We’re talking two extremes here…Obama was just about carried into that room…and he comes out…he’s bouncing off the f-cking walls.

UM: Did your friend get close…up close to Obama at that time?

Insider: Oh yeah…got the handshake. Looked right up at him. And Obama…he looked right down…looked right down and through him.

16 posted on 01/19/2012 1:38:03 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: ColdOne

Well, Bambi, perhaps you changed some perceptions posing in front of Fantasyland today.

Good luck with that


17 posted on 01/19/2012 1:39:05 PM PST by patriotsoul
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To: Drill Thrawl
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18 posted on 01/19/2012 1:39:43 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: ColdOne

Obama admitted to using (and maybe selling) cocaine and marijuana. Did this happen before or after he and his wife lost their law licenses?


19 posted on 01/19/2012 1:41:21 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: paudio

He doesn’t go to enough parties to satisfy the press? What is laughable is that they would print this without laughing out loud! This is the guy who has a party every night of the week...he doesn’t have to GO to parties...he GIVES them!!! The aloofness moniker fits because of the Mussolini poses, the anecdotes from others who have spilled the beans, and his general demeneour when he isn’t in front of a teleprompter; his treatment of Netanyahu is illustrative of how this guy acts with others.
COmpare Obama’s coverage with what the Republican nominees are getting from the press.....and of course the press says they aren’t biased


20 posted on 01/19/2012 1:41:38 PM PST by t2buckeye
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To: ColdOne

It’s always someone else’s fault with him. What a dolt!


21 posted on 01/19/2012 1:42:21 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: fhayek

Bingo !


22 posted on 01/19/2012 1:43:04 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: johniegrad

Hold on a second. The President is upset because he doesn’t have a social life?

HE’S THE F’ING PRESIDENT!!!!!

He sure makes it sound like this job is 9-5 and 4 days a week and he is being denied time with friends.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 1:43:35 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: johniegrad

Tru Dat. Thanks for the fix!


24 posted on 01/19/2012 1:44:27 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: ColdOne

F U B O


25 posted on 01/19/2012 1:44:39 PM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: ColdOne
Obama orders his lackeys in the MSM to write articles making him warm and lovable. These pathetic little punks will soon comply. Expect to see article after article about how they get a thrill up their legs at how warm and lovable Obama is.

And expect article after article about how anyone who thinks Obama is cold or aloof is a racist.

26 posted on 01/19/2012 1:45:17 PM PST by detective
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To: ColdOne

http://www.amazon.com/Whiny-Little-Bitch-Excuse-Filled-Presidency/dp/0984544704

`Whiny Little Bitch: The Excuse-Filled Presidency of Barack Obama’ by Mike Cullen

Kindle $9. Good read.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 1:46:12 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: ColdOne
It's never Bari's fault.

Always someone else to blame.

What a loser!

28 posted on 01/19/2012 1:48:19 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: johniegrad

His family values of sodomy???? Forcing sodomy on the troops and in kindergarden. Putting a sexual deviate in charge of public schools. Larry Sinclair or Rahm and the bath clubs in Chicago??? Ya, we believe in his Cleaver family-—ya, right—he looks so “manly” wink, wink. We just thank God, he never had a son.

Being flooded with Marxist ideology — there is no sexual morality. His mother was a teenage whore (Rev. Manning)-—and having an evil grandfather giving him to the known pedophile, Frank Marshall Davis, to mentor. Sick, sick mind to pervert a boy.

You can bet, zero’s worldview is putrid and his worldview has to be masked at all times—but not to the Van Jones’ Marxists. They know exactly who and what he is. Zero, a deserted boy, in desperate need for a father figure and he gets a bunch of sick minded abusive muslims for a “dad” and then a sex pervert as a teenage mentor. He was probably sodomized in Indonesia in the madrassas.

He is probably a psychopath.


29 posted on 01/19/2012 1:50:09 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: Da Coyote

“cold and aloof” is just a cover for

“I don’t dare say anything without my teleprompters, so I’ll avoid speaking.”


30 posted on 01/19/2012 1:52:52 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: fhayek

Can you believe the gall of this guy? The utter chutzpah?


31 posted on 01/19/2012 1:54:26 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: ColdOne

The first Wookie’s fault.


32 posted on 01/19/2012 1:54:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne

This guy is simply a paranoid delusional. And a sociopath. He requires the adoration...not that he’s alone in that regard, but it’s to an abnormal degree in his case.


33 posted on 01/19/2012 1:54:30 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: ColdOne
"cold and aloof" or "Old Doofus"?

"Is the media making me look like an idiot???" "Nah, you're managing that all by yourself."

34 posted on 01/19/2012 1:57:02 PM PST by wbill
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To: ColdOne

Lemme guess, this is just an excuse for them to throw some more parties.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 1:57:10 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Lucky9teen
“that’s what makes me nervous. What are they up to with that? Somebody that high up in political food chain telling you…sayin’ to lay off the Ron Paul – Soros stuff…what for?” -White House insider's account of conversations within the Obama White House.

I went to your link. It is very interesting. They talk about higher ups in the Obama White House supporting Ron Paul. They mention Soros’s name. They say Ron Paul is going to help Obama get a second term.

36 posted on 01/19/2012 2:00:47 PM PST by detective
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To: ColdOne

0bamaZombie say: “me no blame for nothing, mon”


37 posted on 01/19/2012 2:02:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ColdOne
"And so, no, Michelle and I don’t do the social scene, because as busy as we are, we have a limited amount of time..."

LOL

So all of the Hollywood Parties each week at the Get Whitey House don't happen?

38 posted on 01/19/2012 2:02:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: kjo

Not to mention his campaign began in the Ayers’ kitchen.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 2:02:41 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Thorliveshere
Throwing the press under the bus! Haha! I wonder just how much the press is willing put up with before turning on him. But, I suppose, it’s like an abusive relationship.

The press will suffer and indignity or abuse because the alternative to this socialist Rat is unthinkable

40 posted on 01/19/2012 2:04:07 PM PST by verga (We get what we tolerate and increase that which we reward)
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To: ColdOne

“they talk about me like a dog”

Man, this whiny wuss never stops, this whiny Peter Pan is Leader of The Free World!


41 posted on 01/19/2012 2:05:38 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: ColdOne

LOL...you just can’t make this stuff up. And like a battered wife going back to the abusive husband, the press will beg for forgiveness and re-double their efforts to win Obama’s approval.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 2:08:19 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Ronin
I know, the media never takes its kneepad off for this emotional juvenile, and he thinks they should show more adoration??!!
43 posted on 01/19/2012 2:08:26 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: ColdOne
Okay obedient pres Quislings, you have been insulted (and blamed) by your demigod.

IIRC, "cold and aloof" can be outward manifestations of the malignant narcissist.

Deserves a thorough look, n'est ce pas?

(Also, the release and analysis of Mister Obama's complete, thorough, and unexpurgated collegiate transcripts might give him less to act cold and aloof about. Just sayin...)

.

44 posted on 01/19/2012 2:08:47 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Zer0 seems to work ~3hr/day based on his published schedules.

Other than the work he does to prepare for the Friday Night Document Dumps and taking direction from S0r0$ what else does he do?

45 posted on 01/19/2012 2:08:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne

Makes sense. He should be hanging out with 10 and 13 year olds....


46 posted on 01/19/2012 2:13:18 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Holy Moley!

How did you get this info!


47 posted on 01/19/2012 2:13:35 PM PST by GraceG
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To: ColdOne

48 posted on 01/19/2012 2:15:06 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Voter#537

It’s BUSH’S fault!


49 posted on 01/19/2012 2:19:12 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: ColdOne

Obama is weepin and wailin... so sad, too bad.....;)


50 posted on 01/19/2012 2:20:08 PM PST by Nifster
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