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Obama Uses Pope to Recapture Cool
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/27/2014 2:32:00 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: According to media reports, President Obama met with Pope Francis for 52 minutes in the Vatican. Obama didn't intend to show up there. He looked at the word quickly and thought it said "vacation." And when they were pulling up to St. Peter's, Obama said (impersonating Obama), "What -- what -- what -- what are we doing here?"

"Sir, you said you wanted to come to the Vatican."

"No, I said vacation."

So once they were there, they were committed. Giant entourage shows up at the Vatican. So Obama went in there, and he met with Pope Francis for 52 minutes. We're told that it was supposed to show how the two men are aligned on subjects like income inequality. Meanwhile, here's Obama, he spends 52 minutes -- look at me -- 52 minutes with Il Papa. It makes news all over the world. He spends 20 years in Reverend Wright's church and you can't find a story on it. You like that one, huh? They like that one the other side of the glass. I can always tell when I have scored.

But it's true, ladies and gentlemen, he sat in Reverend Wright's church for more than 20 years but we're supposed to believe that they had nothing in common. We're supposed to believe that Obama didn't even hear what Reverend Wright said. He just went in there to sort of establish a connection with the Chicago political Mafia and going to Reverend Wright's church is one of the many things the young Obama had to do.

Pardon the sniffles. I'm gonna sniffle as little as possible. It's gonna irritate you. I know it irritates me when I hear people sniffle. There's nothing I can do about it, folks. I can't hit the cough button every time or there wouldn't be a program. So I apologize in advance for that. I know it's not polite. I know it's not professional. I know it's uncouth. But what am I gonna do? (coughing) Excuse me. (coughing) Yeah, anyway. Where was I? Oh, yes. What is so funny? They're laughing at my discomfort, a little bit of a disability here today. Not at a hundred percent. But still gaming it.

Anyway, we're supposed to believe that Obama had nothing in common with Reverend Wright. In fact, Obama didn't even hear a word Reverend Wright said in those 20 years. He didn't hear all that radical stuff, not familiar with any of that. Now, The Politico says, ladies and gentlemen, that Obama met with the pope. Really, you talk about a reversal of fortunes and you talk about a 180, The Politico says that Obama met with Il Papa because Il Papa is now the biggest superstar on the international stage, and Obama wanted to benefit from his popularity and from his cool factor.

This is in The Politico! This is not at National Review. This is in one of the State-Run Media Bibles, that Obama had to go over to Il Papa and bask in the glow of the pope, and soak up the aura and the cool factor of the pope -- which The Politico says now outweighs Obama's cool factor. I'm not kidding! (interruption) What's wrong? (interruption) Oh. No, no. No, no. No, no. No, no. (interruption)

Putin is not Mr. Cool. In certain places, yes. But Il Papa, the pope, when he came out there for "income inequality," that's why Obama is there. Obama is trying... I mean, it's a reversal. It's a true reversal of fortunes. The pope's out there sounding like Obama a lot, and Obama says (impression), "You know what? I like the way that sounds. I'm gonna try to get in on that."

So he goes over there. He's trying to soak up this income inequality thing that the pope stands for, and the pope's cool factor. The pope's at 85% approval and Obama's almost the same number disapproval. His disapproval number is almost 60% now. The disapproval has never been this high. I mean, it's Panic City inside the Regime. No matter what the Drive-Bys tell you, it is.

But I'm not kidding. This is how the media talked about both the papacy and the presidency: "The cool factor." Just to show you how watered down great institutions have become in our modern pop culture, Obama had to go visit the Vicar of Christ to try to get some of the excess "cool factor" that the pope has. In fact, the original Politico headline for their article was: "Obama Wants Halo Effect."

Now, you would think that Obama would be surprised to learn that he has lost "the halo effect." I mean, every picture of him they still try to put a halo on him. But you have to wonder -- and I do. This is what I do. You have to wonder if Il Papa, Pope Francis, likes being used by Obama as a photo-op prop for his cool factor. 'Cause don't think the pope knows this. One thing I can't find out:

Was this scheduled, was this on the itinerary, or did Obama decide to make a detour on his way out of Belgium to Rome? I haven't read enough to know. But you do have to wonder. I mean, the pope knows. The pope is a big guy. He doesn't care. I mean, for the goodness of the world, if whatever he is can rub off on Obama, then fine. He will do it. But, you know, Obama has used Beyonce, he's used Jay-Z, and now the pope.

Can you understand, folks...? Try to think of it this way. Can you understand the humiliation of Barack Obama having to meet with the leader of the Catholic Church in order to recapture some cred? Man! If you would have told anybody back in 2008 that 2014 would be so bad for Obama he'd have to trot off to the Vatican to meet with the pope in order to restore his image, can you imagine what they'd have said?

I mean, to these people, the Catholic Church is enemy number one. Stop and think of that, too. Obama's big donors are wealthy leftist gay activists who do not like this pope, and they do not like the Catholic Church, and there is Obama trying to soak some of it up. They'll let it slide, but, I mean, this is just not something that anybody would have forecast.

But I can't help but think back to the truly historic way that President Reagan and Pope John Paul II worked together to bring down the Soviet Union. When Reagan met with the pope, it was about world affairs and improving the lot in life for millions of citizens. When Obama meets with the pope, as always, it's about Obama. It's about reviving and restoring Obama.

When Reagan met with the pope, it was about liberating millions of people from the bonds of communism. But Obama, according to the Drive-By Media, is simply seeking a boost in his "cool factor." The difference is stunning to me.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abortion; bho44; catholicvote; dncstrategy; jimmycarter; obama; obamaandgod; popefrancis; romancatholicism

1 posted on 03/27/2014 2:32:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

i can’t stand that psychopathic smile he has.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 2:34:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kaslin

He is addressed in conversation as “Your Holiness.”
This not using the name is the rule for most all the very high officials. For example, the Queen of the United Kingdom is never addressed as Queen Elizabeth ... she is always addressed as “Your Majesty” The President of the United States is addressed as Mr. President in direct conversation: not President (Name).

http://www.formsofaddress.info/FOA_pope_catholic.html


3 posted on 03/27/2014 2:38:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin
Pope Francis Through the Lens of St. Ignatius w/ John DeJak
4 posted on 03/27/2014 2:39:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Kaslin
Last I looked, the Pope was not considered 'cool'. Maybe he should've went to see Father Guido Sarducci, instead.
5 posted on 03/27/2014 2:40:32 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Kaslin

You can’t recapture what you never had in the first place.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 2:41:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: Kaslin

Meh

ya either got the Coolness or ya aint..

all Obama did was make the Cool pope look cooler if that was ever possible..


7 posted on 03/27/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Beowulf9

I rather see that dude Father Guido


8 posted on 03/27/2014 2:42:24 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Kaslin

An empty suit has no choice buy to try and capture someone else’s ‘cool’.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 2:43:26 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Kaslin
To carry over my thoughts on the other thread ...

Barry 0dumbo looks like a very naughty school-boy being lectured by the Principal. "Queer, stoned, and stupid is no way to go through life ..."

10 posted on 03/27/2014 2:45:34 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Beowulf9

Compared to Barack Obama, Pope Francis is Steve McQueen.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 2:46:00 PM PDT by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: Kaslin

Pope Francis is a Jesuit.

Trust me, Obama did not use Pope Francis - Pope Francis used Obama.

You might not see it, but that’s what actually happened.

You can count on it.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 2:46:05 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“i can’t stand that psychopathic smile he has.”

It looks more like the look I saw on affirmative action students in college when the professor made a reference that only the real students understood. The puzzled, “just been hatched” look; after a few weeks those students were gone (either got on with their lives or hid in “black studies”; those fake classes had their own building to keep them out of the way of qualified real students).


13 posted on 03/27/2014 2:50:35 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kaslin

Were those watermelon seeds he gave to the Pope?


14 posted on 03/27/2014 2:50:36 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: Talisker
LOL, Actually, you can see it plainly - look at the power relationship across the desk:


15 posted on 03/27/2014 2:51:59 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

i am surprised he didn’t take a selfie. (unless Moochelle has the camera)


16 posted on 03/27/2014 2:55:35 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Talisker

Not really sure what you’re trying to say.

What I see is a man (in white) looking relaxed, all desk items facing him, clearly in charge. The other guy is in chair too big for him, clasping his hands in his lap like a little boy hoping the new principal likes him.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 2:57:03 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Talisker
For contrast ...

Remember when we had a REAL President?

18 posted on 03/27/2014 2:58:11 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Talisker

That desk certainly doesn’t look like the way Obama keeps his desk in the White House.

I can guess what they’re saying.

Obama: “Teacher, can you give me a few points for being a good boy?”

Pope Francis: “I’m sorry, little boy. First, you have to do your homework.”


19 posted on 03/27/2014 3:08:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Talisker

Not quite as bad as the scene from “The Blues Brothers”, where Mother Mary Stigmata had the boys sitting in wraparound school desks, but yeah, interesting body language there.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 3:18:46 PM PDT by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: Cicero

At least he didn’t put his feet up on it. Obama sure looks the inferior in the picture.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 3:23:15 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Kaslin

The pope must not be too bright that he allowed Obama to use him for a photo op.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 3:28:59 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: rsobin
Were those watermelon seeds he gave to the Pope?


23 posted on 03/27/2014 3:43:09 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (We can thank Mitt Romney for the present situation in our country. His feet are made of clay.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

God’s representative on earth confronts Lucifer’s representative.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 3:45:01 PM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: Kaslin

Sorry but he has never been cool.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 3:45:53 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Kaslin

His Holiness meets with His Assholiness.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 3:50:11 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: greyfoxx39

NO .NO.NO MELANZANE SEMI!


27 posted on 03/27/2014 3:51:37 PM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Secret Agent Man

he is such a phony


28 posted on 03/27/2014 3:55:46 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Neither can I, and I wished someone would knock his teeth in with a hammer and stop his stupid grin


29 posted on 03/27/2014 3:56:19 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: N. Theknow

You said it


30 posted on 03/27/2014 3:59:48 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Isn’t she and their brood in China?


31 posted on 03/27/2014 4:01:55 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: greyfoxx39

LOL...


32 posted on 03/27/2014 4:12:07 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

So glad you picked up on that. Love the slap down!


33 posted on 03/27/2014 4:28:17 PM PDT by IIntense (WH)
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To: Kaslin
I think Obama was uncomfortable sitting in front of him...the old...."Look me in the eye and say that Obie".

I'm sure the Pope chastised him royally on both the contraception/abortion issue and the gay marriage issue.

34 posted on 03/27/2014 4:30:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

“”The President of the United States is addressed as Mr. President “”

HECK - most everyone calls him just plain obama....well, probably not to his face but as for me, I wouldn’t want to be that close to him.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 4:30:43 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Beowulf9

Bless you Guido...you gave me hours of laughter


36 posted on 03/27/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

Moe and Larry. Where is Curley?


37 posted on 03/27/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Talisker

But babies are inconvenient sometimes. They must be killed.


38 posted on 03/27/2014 4:32:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: stockpirate

Actually, the photos are quite revealing. Obama is truly uncomfortable.


39 posted on 03/27/2014 4:34:30 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: workerbee

Well then I guess we’re in agreement.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 4:43:42 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Busy snagging the Ukraine.


41 posted on 03/27/2014 4:48:46 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Thank You Rush

I jut call him the arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Sometimes I add lazy and lying to it


42 posted on 03/27/2014 5:42:03 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: NorthMountain
Also a real President


43 posted on 03/27/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Obama Uses Pope to Recapture Cool

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Pathetic.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 5:50:16 PM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I miss that guy.


45 posted on 03/27/2014 5:55:00 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Sacajaweau

He’s uncomfortable because most Americans seeing this are thinking:

“Why is the guy in Rome? Is he on chronic tour of the world? He acts like he’s retired! Why isn’t he in Washington, doing his JOB, working with Congress to produce a reasonable, balanced budget?”


46 posted on 03/27/2014 8:12:07 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Kaslin

Yes ... I wish GWB had shown some semblance of fiscal responsibility, but he was a Patriot, an American, a Leader, and a decent man. It shows in that picture.


47 posted on 03/27/2014 8:14:09 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

Amen....plus Laura is a Democrat and gave him some VERY bad advice at times.


48 posted on 03/28/2014 4:11:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Qiviut

As he left, O could be heard saying, “This would work out much better for me if Kim Kardashian was the Pope....any possibility of that happening in the next year or so?”


49 posted on 03/28/2014 10:29:31 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Enemies Beware: Obama has a phone and a # and he knows how to use them.)
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