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Meditation on President Obama’s Portrait [BARF]
New York Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | By MAURICE BERGER

Posted on 07/25/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Dawoud Bey’s photograph of the man who would soon be president was taken on a Sunday afternoon in early 2007, at Barack and Michelle Obama’s Hyde Park home in Chicago. The portrait is at once stately and informal. Mr. Obama’s hands are folded gracefully in his lap. He wears an elegant suit and white shirt, but no tie. He stares intensely into the camera.

The photographer and his subject were comfortable with each other. Mr. Bey recalls that he asked Mr. Obama, who intended to be photographed in shirt sleeves, to put on a jacket.

The photograph depicts its famously private and introspective subject only months before he was to step into the abyss of presidential politics. And it defines him free of the stereotypes and myths that have come to characterize his presidency.

“The portrait conveys a degree of complexity, a sense of engagement, comfort, and a hint of weariness,” Mr. Bey observes in retrospect. “It breathes with the sense of a real person being described. That’s always what I hope to come away with: not merely the visualization of Barack Obama, but a momentary sense that a full and dimensional person is being described and looking back at you.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2008; election2012; failure; obama

1 posted on 07/25/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ah, the eyes reflecting zero intelligence.

The clasped community organizer hands.

What a complete *zzhole.

FUBO.

FUBO until the universe ends.

And beyond.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 8:10:47 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Satan’s son


3 posted on 07/25/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like Dracula.


4 posted on 07/25/2014 8:13:17 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks just like an African dictator.


5 posted on 07/25/2014 8:15:31 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The portrait conveys a degree of complexity, a sense of engagement, comfort, and a hint of weariness,” Mr. Bey observes in retrospect. “It breathes with the sense of a real person being described. That’s always what I hope to come away with: not merely the visualization of Barack Obama, but a momentary sense that a full and dimensional person is being described and looking back at you.”

Hack! Spit!!! Ptooie!!!!


6 posted on 07/25/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Every inch an empty-suit.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 8:16:11 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That photo is creepy looking, even if I didn’t know what I know now about him.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 8:18:15 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

9 posted on 07/25/2014 8:18:31 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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10 posted on 07/25/2014 8:20:16 AM PDT by februus
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To: ErnBatavia

You didn’t even have to have gaydar to tell even back then that George Michael was a poofter.


11 posted on 07/25/2014 8:21:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is that a screen shot image of 0bama spinning his head around, a’la Beetlejuice?


12 posted on 07/25/2014 8:23:43 AM PDT by shove_it (Directive 10-289 lives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Show his feet up on the furniture. It seems to be the only way he knows how to sit.


13 posted on 07/25/2014 8:25:08 AM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Arrogant, evil, and not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 8:25:23 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Creepy


15 posted on 07/25/2014 8:26:18 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Turned unnaturally to the Left I see!


16 posted on 07/25/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Holly cow! Do these people never get tired of kissing this idiots ass?


17 posted on 07/25/2014 8:38:14 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

....at Barack and Michelle Obama’s Hyde Park home in Chicago.....

Have they spent even one night in this home since he was elected? Will they spend even one night there once he leaves office, before heading off to Southern California or Hawaii?


18 posted on 07/25/2014 8:40:10 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"Hi, Larry. I'm ready for you now."

19 posted on 07/25/2014 8:41:22 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

His head looks like it was photoshopped onto another body.
C~R~E~E~P~Y


20 posted on 07/25/2014 8:44:39 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Afterguard

I was wondering if MAURICE BERGER could fawn over Obama more. There’s something pleasantly creepy about watching a liberal make an ass of themselves...


21 posted on 07/25/2014 8:50:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: Jim from C-Town

He went back long enough to find his BC.

“Dunham had died seven years earlier, but Obama hadn’t sorted through all her things. Now, alone in his old house for just the third night since he’d become president, he started rummaging through the boxes, digging, digging, until suddenly he found it: a small, four-paneled paper booklet the world had never seen before. On the front was an ink drawing of Kapi‘olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, in Honolulu. On the back was a picture of a Hawaiian queen. On one inside page were his name, his mother’s name, and his date of birth; on the other were his infant footprints.’

http://nativeborncitizen.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/obama-finds-he-birth-certificate/

[Note: I don’t believe this story. Just another of Obama’s lies.]


22 posted on 07/25/2014 8:51:59 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My opinion

No openness which would include a frontal shot
No smile — says a lot about him
No tie — dissing the office of the presidence
No standing ready to serve
Closed hands — may as well say “closed mind”
No visible U. S. flag, presidential office, etc. — Could be a picture of anyone, but not a president


23 posted on 07/25/2014 9:28:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

No tie — dissing the office of the presidency


24 posted on 07/25/2014 9:30:19 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Truly the face of America — it voted for him, TWICE!

If I were Bambi I would insist having my portrait painted on horseback in Napoleon’s uniform, sword in hand.

That would be the ultimate denunciation of the American people.


25 posted on 07/25/2014 10:00:53 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Very dark, and I don’t mean in color, I mean in spirituality.


26 posted on 07/25/2014 10:06:07 AM PDT by mware
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like a movie poster for Being There.


27 posted on 07/25/2014 11:02:45 AM PDT by Vaduz
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