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Showtime at the Apollo [MoDo critiques the Obama hauteur]
NYT ^ | 21 Jan 2012 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 01/22/2012 5:33:54 PM PST by oblomov

FOR eight seconds, we saw the president we had craved for three years: cool, joyous, funny, connected.

“I, I’m so in love with you,” Barack Obama crooned to a thrilled crowd at a fund-raiser at the Apollo in Harlem on Thursday night, doing a seductive imitation as Al Green himself looked on.

The song would make a good campaign anthem: “Let’s stay together, lovin’ you whether, whether times are good or bad, happy or sad.” Don’t break up, turn around and make up.

Times have been bad and sad, and The One did not turn out to be a messiah, just a mortal politician who ruefully jokes that his talent is hitting the “sweet spot” where he makes no one happy, neither allies nor opponents.

The man who became famous with a speech declaring that we were one America, not opposing teams of red and blue states, presides over an America more riven by blue and red than ever.

The man who came to Washington on a wave of euphoria has had a presidency with all the joy of a root canal, dragged down by W.’s recklessness and his own inability to read America’s panic and its thirst for a strong leader.

In an interview with Fareed Zakaria for this week’s Time cover story, the president is maddeningly naïve.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ilduce; modo; obama; rulingclass
"Cool, joyous, funny, connected"? Um, like a narcissist receiving a big helping of narcissistic supply?

Greatly misunderstood by the rabble, the messiah just wants to be let alone to eat his waffles.

1 posted on 01/22/2012 5:33:59 PM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov

Mo has finally snapped. We all knew it was coming.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 5:39:02 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: oblomov

Whoop! We have a winner! The election of 2012 is over — who could compete against this guy??? He is just soooo cool! He sings a bit of Al Green and both men and women swoon! Leader of the Free World? Oh yeah, Baby! Best president ever!

[/gag]


3 posted on 01/22/2012 5:39:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: oblomov

The man who cheated and crooked his way to the top.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 5:43:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: oblomov
Rules, people, rules.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 5:43:29 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

6 posted on 01/22/2012 5:50:23 PM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov
Despite what his rivals say, the president and the first lady do believe in American exceptionalism — their own, and they feel overassaulted and underappreciated.

If we don't shape up and learn to appreciate Obama's purity of essence, he'll have to go to where he's most loved...some hell hole in the Middle East.

7 posted on 01/22/2012 6:04:45 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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8 posted on 01/22/2012 6:07:59 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: oblomov

Get me a bucket, I think I may Barf.


9 posted on 01/22/2012 6:08:13 PM PST by Venturer
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To: oblomov
Despite what his rivals say, the president and the first lady do believe in American exceptionalism — their own, and they feel overassaulted and underappreciated.

always the victim...how inspiring. (puke)

10 posted on 01/22/2012 6:08:54 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Lazlo in PA

Is this a pic for MoDo?


11 posted on 01/22/2012 6:10:24 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Is this a pic for MoDo?


12 posted on 01/22/2012 6:10:32 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

The Real Mo-Do


13 posted on 01/22/2012 6:26:19 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Iron Munro; Lazlo in PA

I-M, thanks for clairfiying. I thought the lady Lazlo posted was too lovely to be Mo-Do. However, I’m still wondering who she is. She has a slight resemblence to Mary Kay Hamm.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 6:42:25 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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I-M, thanks for clairfiying. I thought the lady Lazlo posted was too lovely to be Mo-Do. However, I’m still wondering who she is. She has a slight resemblence to Mary Kay Hamm.

I believe those first photos are Catherine Zeta Jones.

See this: Catherine Zeta-Jones


15 posted on 01/22/2012 7:00:11 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: GreyFriar

Nah, that’s Catherine Zeta-Jones.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 7:01:59 PM PST by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: Iron Munro; FoxInSocks

I recognized C Z-J as the 2nd person, but is the firstpic, lady standing also her? That person looks a little like Mary Kay Hamm and a little like Catherine Z-J.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 7:22:27 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

18 posted on 01/22/2012 7:28:05 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: GreyFriar
I recognized C Z-J as the 2nd person, but is the firstpic, lady standing also her? That person looks a little like Mary Kay Hamm and a little like Catherine Z-J.

It's Catherine Zeta-Jones. Mary Kay Hamm never sported a pair of home-grown assets like that.

Place your cursor over the pic-1 photo, right click, then select properties.

Plus - those monster feet are a dead give-away.


19 posted on 01/22/2012 8:00:25 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: GreyFriar; Iron Munro
MoDo threads at FR traditionally have pics of Cathrine Zeta Jones. The woman that Michael Douglas dumped MoDo for. It's a long standing rule.
20 posted on 01/22/2012 9:31:13 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: oblomov
The man who came to Washington on a wave of euphoria has had a presidency with all the joy of a root canal, dragged down by W.’s recklessness and his own inability to read America’s panic and its thirst for a strong leader.

Man.... MoDo is so far off in La La Land I don't know where to begin. I am so sick of the MSM this morning I am speechless.

21 posted on 01/23/2012 1:11:05 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: oblomov
The man who came to Washington on a wave of euphoria has had a presidency with all the joy of a root canal, dragged down by W.’s recklessness and his own inability to read America’s panic and its thirst for a strong leader.

Man.... MoDo is so far off in La La Land I don't know where to begin. I am so sick of the MSM this morning I am speechless.

22 posted on 01/23/2012 1:20:31 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: oblomov
The man who came to Washington on a wave of euphoria has had a presidency with all the joy of a root canal, dragged down by W.’s recklessness and his own inability to read America’s panic and its thirst for a strong leader.

Man.... MoDo is so far off in La La Land I don't know where to begin. I am so sick of the MSM this morning I am speechless.

23 posted on 01/23/2012 1:20:48 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: oblomov
The man who came to Washington on a wave of euphoria has had a presidency with all the joy of a root canal, dragged down by W.’s recklessness and his own inability to read America’s panic and its thirst for a strong leader.

Man.... MoDo is so far off in La La Land I don't know where to begin. I am so sick of the MSM this morning I am speechless.

24 posted on 01/23/2012 1:20:48 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
MoDo threads at FR traditionally have pics of Cathrine Zeta Jones. The woman that Michael Douglas dumped MoDo for. It's a long standing rule.

Yep.

I was responding to the poster #12 who asked "Is this a pic for MoDo?"

But in her young prime Mo-Do wasn't half bad looking either.
It's just her brain that was always full of ugly.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 8:09:03 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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