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Obama Is Really Into Exploding His Fist-Bumps Lately
New York Magazine ^ | 3/13

Posted on 03/13/2014 2:31:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway

By Joe Coscarelli 1 0 Share on email

President Dad strikes again. Years on from the infamous terrorist fist-jab, Barack Obama has elaborated on his trademark bump, but in the most fatherly way possible, overusing the explosion maneuver like an old joke at the dinner table. Today, he deployed the trick on an unsuspecting White House guest, as he's made a habit of doing recently. Here he is at the State of the Union, pulling the same move with Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who at least knows what he's doing. It appears they may have practiced:

And from January, during a White House tour, Obama tries it out on a kid who could only struggle to keep up:

The surprise explosion: one step above "got your nose" or "pull my finger."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fistbump; obama; potustard


1 posted on 03/13/2014 2:31:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

What else can he do besides lay down red lines?

He has a pen and a phone. He fist bumps. He likes red pencils.

That’s some legacy once the dust clears.

Oh, and golf balls.


2 posted on 03/13/2014 2:35:11 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: nickcarraway

Juvenile.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 2:35:21 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: nickcarraway
Ah, that trademark fist bump. Here's one from back in the old days.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 2:38:29 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama’s on his way to being like a middle aged person in the 60’s saying “far out”, i.e., perceived as out of touch. But, he’s not there yet.

Y’know, the other day I saw that he was shopping at the Gap, which he said was one of his favorite stores. He also said, as I recall, “It’s been something like ten years since I shopped for myself.” And, “You mean you can sign on these credit card machines?”

He’s so far out of touch (from 2008—”Have you seen the price of arugula lately?”) that hopefully his base will notice... someday.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 2:40:07 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Paine in the Neck
The New Yorker is so racist.
6 posted on 03/13/2014 2:41:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like a symbolic smash and destroy to me.

Bet he wouldn’t do that to his bff Putin!


7 posted on 03/13/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: nickcarraway

Not being a member of the Bloods or the Crips I don’t know the significance of this gang sign.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 2:45:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway

He’s so jiggy wid it, yo.


9 posted on 03/13/2014 2:48:46 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: TigersEye

It’s not a gang sign. I see grandparents in the midewest do it. Obama is one of the least stereotypically black people in the country.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 2:50:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Pearls Before Swine

If it were George H.W. Bush he would have been ridiculed.


11 posted on 03/13/2014 2:51:44 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: nickcarraway

It looks like a gang sign to me.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 2:55:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway

the most mundane man to ever ‘hold’ the office


13 posted on 03/13/2014 2:57:31 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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no gangs in the Mid-W..Grammiepapie gangs??


14 posted on 03/13/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Paine in the Neck

15 posted on 03/13/2014 3:19:17 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: nickcarraway

Ghetto trash.


16 posted on 03/13/2014 3:20:00 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: autumnraine
If it were George H.W. Bush he would have been ridiculed.

I guarantee that you won't see O jumping out of a plane on his 80th birthday.

17 posted on 03/13/2014 3:23:31 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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It's the perfect form of douchebag communication. It's warm, it's engaging... and yet you're also punching someone.
18 posted on 03/13/2014 3:27:30 PM PDT by x
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This motion is typically used to indicate the individuals proposed ease of completion through which an action was purportedly difficult to achieve.

while working as a prison warden. “I wanted to interact with the inmates, to pay respect to them, and I could do that by giving them the fist bump.”


19 posted on 03/13/2014 3:37:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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Obama is one of the least stereotypically black people in the country.

That's because he's NOT black, in the traditional American upbringing sense.

20 posted on 03/13/2014 3:39:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama was raised upperclass white.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 3:41:59 PM PDT by tioga
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To: x

Awesome find.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 3:47:42 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: nickcarraway

I could be wrong, but I don’t think this is an “in” thing anymore. I haven’t seen anyone do this in at least three years. Then again, I spend my days going to work, and my weekends with my family.


23 posted on 03/13/2014 3:53:26 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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When people do the fist bump, I grab their fist and shake it like I am shaking hands. It freaks them out.


24 posted on 03/13/2014 4:34:49 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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It is not ‘black’ gang sign because Obama is not ‘black’. I believe Obama is ‘dark’ skinned like many persons all over the world including myself, not as dark usually but just as dark as a youth and serving in the Pacific in WWII. You can find ‘dark skin’ people all over the world including South Asia especially Indonesia and that is where I believe Obama’s bloodline began.


25 posted on 03/13/2014 4:40:46 PM PDT by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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You can tell a lot about a person by their handshake —a “fist bump” gets around that.

It is the hand shake by a person who merits little trust and who places great store in the vagaries of pop culture —a PERFECT description of BHO.


26 posted on 03/13/2014 6:10:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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