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Obama as father figure (Barf Alert)
Washington ComPost ^ | Delia Lloyd

Posted on 10/27/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by Arthurio

As we careen towards the finish line in this tumultuous electoral season, President Obama is asking voters to renew his contract as a father figure. And with his new, 11th-hour message that this election is all about “trust,” I think the father-thing is going to resonate. Without going all Carl Jung on you, presidential campaigns are often about archetypes. John McCain as warrior. Paul Ryan as super-hero. Joe Biden as the loyal friend.

In 2008, with the whole “hope and change” narrative – not to mention his youthful good looks and energy – Obama was situated somewhere between Jesus Christ and Rock Star in our collective unconscious. But now look at him. After four sobering years of economic crisis and an Arab Spring that just won’t quit, that increasingly-visible graying of the hair above his ears is symbolic. The President has aged, matured, and – like the rest of us parents – seems both wiser and wearier as a result.

It’s evident in the way that he speaks to us. As I’ve watch the presidential debates with my own kids, I’ve been struck by how parental he sounds. Particularly in the third and final debate, where the president could barely mask his disdain for Mitt Romney’s less-than-up-to-date grasp of our military, many pundits – including my colleague, Melinda Henneberger – saw his tone as patronizing, and wondered whether it wouldn’t alienate undecided women voters in particular.

Patronizing? Perhaps. But isn’t that what parents do? They tell us what’s good for us in an “eat your spinach” sort of way and get exasperated, at times, when we just don’t “get it.” And the most annoying part of that schtick, as we all know, is that they’re often right.

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1 posted on 10/27/2012 12:51:54 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

His campaign is all about vagina’s and lady parts... now we get into incest territory?


2 posted on 10/27/2012 12:52:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio
MEGA
3 posted on 10/27/2012 12:53:46 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Arthurio

4 posted on 10/27/2012 12:54:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Arthurio

Barack Obama as the stoner down the street
Joe Biden as the obnoxious drunk down at the corner bar


5 posted on 10/27/2012 12:55:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Arthurio

Who would want a communist fag as father figure?


6 posted on 10/27/2012 12:55:52 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: Arthurio

Was Delia’s father a bigamist, who abandoned her shortly after birth?


7 posted on 10/27/2012 12:56:45 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Arthurio

So in so many words, this ditz is telling us she likes to be told what to do by a powerful authority figure. Which of course goes against the “strong woman” stereotype that rad feminists have been preaching about for more than forty years. So Romney is that kindly uncle who slips you a fifty during the holidays and lets you do what you want to do. (for the record, I wish I had an uncle like that). What a load of hooey. This nitwit is just another Obamaton who likes to take her marching orders from her master. Like all leftists: they’re either dictators or slaves.


8 posted on 10/27/2012 12:58:15 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Arthurio

So... is he every woman’s daddy or are they supposed to give him their virginity?

Or is it both at the same time?

It my brain hurt makes.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 12:58:26 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Arthurio
Obama as father figure (Barf Alert)

If you use the antonym for the 3rd word, and a different six-letter 'F' word at the end, you may get more agreement...

10 posted on 10/27/2012 1:02:20 PM PDT by mikrofon (NObama . November . NO More)
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To: Arthurio
Judge: "Members of the jury the charge is fratricide."

Foreman of the jury: "We voted to acquit."

11 posted on 10/27/2012 1:02:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: GeronL
"Good Lord, that article is a one-ton industrial waste bag size pile of crap."


12 posted on 10/27/2012 1:03:48 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Arthurio
Delia Lloyd got so many things wrong in that article that it's a target-rich environment. I particularly like this one:

Joe Biden as the loyal friend

No, Delia, it's supposed to be:

Joe Biden as the doofus that everyone can ridicule.

13 posted on 10/27/2012 1:04:11 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Arthurio

No way I can read the whole article. My blood pressure is high enough. Someone gets paid for this drivel? I think I would enjoy punching her in the face.


14 posted on 10/27/2012 1:04:32 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Arthurio

I noticed the comments at the end of the article won’t load.

I wonder why? Bwahahahahahaha!


15 posted on 10/27/2012 1:05:35 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Arthurio

Ug...why is this skank making us all listen to her masturbation fantasies?


16 posted on 10/27/2012 1:05:35 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Arthurio

I can’t believe that there are morons out there who still “trust” Barry Soetoro after what we’ve seen over the past four years. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”


17 posted on 10/27/2012 1:07:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Arthurio

Obomoron knows best.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 1:08:57 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Those bags must be made of kevlar


19 posted on 10/27/2012 1:11:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: servo1969

Q: What’s the first thing an Obama girl says after she loses her voting virginity?


20 posted on 10/27/2012 1:12:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Arthurio

My father didn’t have limp wrists!


21 posted on 10/27/2012 1:14:37 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Arthurio

The only article which comes even close to this one was a column from one of the Twin City papers about Walter Mon-dull’s “heroic” decision to pick up Wellstone’s mantle and seek his Senate seat. The columnist pictured Mon-dull seated in his bathrobe after a warm bath but valiantly answered the call out into the bitter cold of another campaign against the vicious GOP.


22 posted on 10/27/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: Arthurio
Oh G-d, that is the most stupid thing I have read all week, I am 20 IQ points stupider after reading it.

What about the rest of you, Comrades!?!?


23 posted on 10/27/2012 1:22:47 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Arthurio

So what’s a father figure doing advertising himself as good for a ‘first time’?


24 posted on 10/27/2012 1:25:44 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Arthurio
Hmmm...Baraq as a father figure.Well,first of all I have varicose veins that are older than Baraq.
25 posted on 10/27/2012 1:32:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
My father didn’t have limp wrists!

And mine was never schooled by a domestic terrorist.

26 posted on 10/27/2012 1:34:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Arthurio
I wonder if she's seen the GOP's "It's time to put the adults back in charge" ad.

Some Democrat bloggers exalted when Obama was elected that the "adults" were finally back in charge, but it doesn't appear to have worked out that way.

When it comes to politics people can read just about anything into just about everything. But if you find yourself looking at a politician and thinking "Daddy," you're better off keeping it to yourself.

27 posted on 10/27/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT by x
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To: Arthurio; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

MY father was not Malcolm the Tenth!


28 posted on 10/27/2012 1:37:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Arthurio

Ain’t no daddies in the Ghetto...


29 posted on 10/27/2012 1:41:45 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Arthurio

Mac Daddy.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 1:43:58 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Poppa had 42 years of service when he retired, I’m an army brat.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Arthurio
"In 2008, with the whole “hope and change” narrative – not to mention his youthful good looks and energy – Obama was situated somewhere between Jesus Christ and Rock Star in our collective unconscious. But now look at him. After four sobering years of economic crisis and an Arab Spring that just won’t quit, that increasingly-visible graying of the hair above his ears is symbolic. The President has aged, matured, and – like the rest of us parents – seems both wiser and wearier as a result."

Somehow, I do not, did not and cannot imagine anyone so confused as to write that about Obama. The man she is describing is not Obama. The question is what would so cloud her perceptions that she may actually see Obama, as the fantasy that she describes?

William Flax

32 posted on 10/27/2012 1:49:23 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Arthurio

So many things come to mind....

-Sounds like she is describing a N. Korean despot.

-A father would do everything possible to prevent his children from being slaughtered.

-A father would never his daughter to star in a sleazy video to advance his cause.


33 posted on 10/27/2012 1:50:54 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Arthurio

Is this then “The Fatherland”?

Just substitute “the rich” for “the Jews” and the picture falls right into place.


34 posted on 10/27/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Arthurio

Father figure?!!!
If he was my son I’d take down to the wood shed and whoop his a$$!


35 posted on 10/27/2012 2:30:51 PM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: KC_Lion

If I’m not too mistaken, the Obama-Stalin poster says,

“BELOVED STALIN - THE PEOPLES’ HAPPINESS!!”

(fwiw)


36 posted on 10/27/2012 2:47:58 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970
If you say so, I do not speak or read Russian.

But it doesn't distill the Creepy Soviet style worship the Obots give him.

37 posted on 10/27/2012 3:04:02 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Arthurio

My father went to church and did not say he did not know what the preacher was saying after 20 years.


38 posted on 10/27/2012 6:38:53 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: Arthurio

So, Delia, the Demoncrats are saying women should lose their virginity to their father. Isn’t that a bit icky?


39 posted on 10/27/2012 8:03:55 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: KC_Lion

I wouldn’t know a word of Russian except in 2003 I was deployed to Uzbekistan during OIF-1. The Uzbeks still spoke Russian after decades of Soviet rule & in working with them I found it much easier to learn some Russian rather than try to speak their Turkic language.

FWIW, the souvenir shop on base offered Stalin era posters along with Uzbek cultural items. The older Uzbeks told me horror stories about life under communism while the young people waxed nostalgic about Stalin & being part of the greater USSR. Strange.


40 posted on 10/27/2012 9:58:47 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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That must have been neat going to Uzbekistan.

I know a couple of Russian girls the same age as me (24) and they HATE Communism and everything associated with it.

But then you have my own German Jewish Grandmother, who escaped the Nazi's in the 40's and has acquired a considerable amount of wealth over the years.

She Would do ANYTHING for the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

If I were a German Jew who could remember the 1930's under Hitler, I would stay far away from any party that had "Socialist" in it.

But she would stay on board the Titanic if the S.D.P told her to do so.

I truly don't understand it.

41 posted on 10/28/2012 6:18:06 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: KC_Lion
I know a young woman (25) who was born in Russia of a Russian mother and an Ecuadoran father (in USSR as a 'student').

They moved to NY area in the mid-eighties. Both parents are vehemently anti-left. The daughter is a screaming marxist.

I also know a very bright (but idiotic) woman of 55 whose family lost everything to Castro. Give her a glass of wine and watch the tears and anger flow. She lives in a $1.5 million home on LI's Gold Coast and makes a living day-trading.

One would expect her to be to the right of JR but she actually thinks that obamski let her down because he moved too much to the middle after getting elected.

42 posted on 10/28/2012 6:27:37 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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She's in the right church but the wrong pew...

Obamski won primarily because he appealed to the various segments in America that were ripe for an "eff-you daddy" rebellion vote.

McCain, old, white haired, hetero, grouchy white guy represented the Euro-patriarch to college students, white women, blacks, queers, latinos and any American who ever felt any degree of powerless resentment.

They voted against "daddy" in favor of "The Leader of the Pack".

Well, the Leader of the Pack got them drunk, stripped them down, took what he wanted and left them without so much as a good-night kiss. Then he went next door and f***ed their sister.

Hopefully they now want "daddy" to pick them up, heal their broken heart and make everything good again.

43 posted on 10/28/2012 6:41:47 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Arthurio
Obama was situated somewhere between Jesus Christ and Rock Star in our collective unconscious. /p What? I tend to think of bammy situated somewhere between the cheeks of my behind.
44 posted on 10/28/2012 6:45:25 AM PDT by SledgeCS (Good Men Died. Obama Lied. Impeach the Traitor!!!)
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To: wtc911
They moved to NY area in the mid-eighties. Both parents are vehemently anti-left. The daughter is a screaming Marxist.

The Stupid! It BURNS!

I have learned to truly HATE the communists like my Russian Friends. Mostly because like ALL other leftists, because deep down they want to impose a Holodomor on us.

So truly mislead people like that young Russian/Ecuadoran woman, your Cuban friend and even the author of this article makes me both stark raving angry and at the same time very sad.

They would be the first to the wall and They don't even know it.

45 posted on 10/28/2012 6:52:12 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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