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How The Right is Trying to Neutralize Obama's Hipness (Let The Barfing Begin!)
Daily Beast ^ | April 29, 2012 | Howard Kurz

Posted on 05/01/2012 4:31:19 AM PDT by lbryce

Edited on 05/01/2012 5:22:35 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Unabridged Title:Content Section Pouncing on Presidential Coolness: How The Right is Trying to Neutralize Obama's Hipness

The right has come up with a new line of attack against Barack Obama: He’s too cool.

You read that right.

Suddenly, it was an act of unpresidential affrontery for Obama to go on Jimmy Fallon’s show. Never mind that presidents and presidential candidates have been doing the late-night thing for two decades, back to Bubba’s sax-playing moment with Arsenio. Never mind that Mitt Romney recited a silly Top Ten list on Letterman and pretended to be reading Kim Kardashian’s tweets. Never mind that George W. Bush went on Oprah. Obama was a bad boy.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; uncool
Is this guy Kurz serious? He's upset that the Republicans want to neutralize Obama's "hipness"? Hey, Kurz. I've got a message for you;GROW UP!

What the hell is "hipness" anyway? I'm sure, those who are out of a job,those who've become financially destitute, desperate, whose lives, this country having been turned inside out, upside down, those hunkering down to await the disaster, catastrophe coming our way as a result of this man's policies, I'm sure "hipness", "being hip" is the only thing that's going to save the day.

1 posted on 05/01/2012 4:31:22 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

On second thought, hipness does count for something. On the day of his disastrous 57-state loss in the presidential election, shouting out, “Hip, Hip, Hooray!” will mean a whole hell of a lot to me.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 4:37:16 AM PDT by lbryce (OMG. What have we done to deserve the likes of the miscreant Zero?)
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To: lbryce
and you can't swing a cat without finding President Obama on a comedy show,” said Fox contributor Dana Perino, Bush’s last White House press secretary.

I have always heard the expression as "You can't swing a dead cat but I suppose he didn't want to offend any cat lovers.

The expression, "Catch a tiger by the toe", has also been politically corrected from the racist version I heard as a kid.

3 posted on 05/01/2012 4:43:54 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Graybeard58

“The expression, “Catch a tiger by the toe”, has also been politically corrected from the racist version I heard as a kid. “
Not where I live.
Obozo is a limp wristed, infeminite, communist homosexual.
Now, how “hip” is he?


4 posted on 05/01/2012 4:56:20 AM PDT by Fireone (Liberalism is a disease. (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: lbryce
RE :”So is hipness now a political liability?

It is when you are a failure like Obama is.

5 posted on 05/01/2012 5:07:19 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: lbryce

Wasn’t Jesse Jackson the first one to suggest “neutralizing” him?


6 posted on 05/01/2012 5:12:37 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Fireone

“Now, how “hip” is he?”
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I don’t know, I’m still trying to find “infeminite” in the dictionary.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 5:14:12 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: lbryce
ROTFLMAO! All the 'hipness' in that family went to Her Hipness (and most of that hid out back)...That beanpole didn't get any!
8 posted on 05/01/2012 5:14:50 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: sickoflibs
It is when you are a failure like Obama is.

Obama isn't a "failure". He's doing a pretty damn good job destroying the country.

9 posted on 05/01/2012 5:20:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: bigbob
Neutralizing him, do you mean like in the way he unknowingly spoke into an open microphone during an interview break on Fox News saying he wanted to cut Obama's nuts off?
10 posted on 05/01/2012 5:21:50 AM PDT by lbryce (OMG. What have we done to deserve the likes of the miscreant Zero?)
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To: lbryce

Hipness??? If Obama din’t have Big Media in his hip pocket, he would go NO WHERE! Tell the truth about him and he loses everything. Metrosexual embarrassment.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 5:22:01 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: sickoflibs

ie, “Fundamental Transformation”


12 posted on 05/01/2012 5:22:06 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: lbryce

*didn’t*


13 posted on 05/01/2012 5:22:26 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: lbryce
Obama is 'like' soo ku-ell...

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14 posted on 05/01/2012 5:26:11 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: lbryce
Never mind that presidents and presidential candidates have been doing the late-night thing for two decades . . .

So, some sort of "historical precedent" gives it gravitas? It was lame when Clinton did it; it's lame now. The President should behave . . . wait for it . . . presidential.

If we continue on our current glide cycle, President Camacho is really not too far in the future.

15 posted on 05/01/2012 5:27:27 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: lbryce

I guess I am just culturally illiterate because I resent the “Ghettoization” of the White House.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 5:29:33 AM PDT by csmusaret (Obama's new slogan: "Fo Mo Mo Fo.")
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To: ETL

Yeah, he’s cool all right. About as cool as a (gay) cucumber.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 5:31:48 AM PDT by lbryce (OMG. What have we done to deserve the likes of the miscreant Zero?)
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To: lbryce

Howard Kurtz hasn’t know what’s hip since 1988.
Jimmy Fallon hasn’t been hip, ever.

Over the last two decades, it’s hard to believe the depths of failure that Newsweek has dove into on their own free will.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 5:33:12 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: lbryce

.Comedy shows are a natural venue for a joke of a “president”


19 posted on 05/01/2012 5:35:43 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: lbryce
Wow.

Just, wow.

20 posted on 05/01/2012 5:37:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: lbryce
The real Howard Kurz


21 posted on 05/01/2012 5:38:30 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: lbryce

So, what is going on? The same LSM that “made” him “hip” is now trying to denounce that “fact” that he is “hip”?

Like he ever was “hip.”


22 posted on 05/01/2012 5:40:55 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Please substitute “dip” for “”hip”. nobama is not “hip”. nobama is a destructive loser.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 5:43:46 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: lbryce

Obama isn’t hip, he’s a hep cat.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 5:44:47 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lbryce
Late-night talk show hosts tolerate having Republican Presidents on their shows; Late-night talk show hosts fellate when Democrat Presidents are on their shows.
25 posted on 05/01/2012 5:49:38 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: lbryce

Yes indeed, Kurtz is correct. Being “hip” is the single most valuable asset for a president. I’m beginning to wonder if Dems wouldn’t rather have a “hip” prez or one that knows how to walk and chew gum at the same time politically speaking. Yes, LBJ and Carter were real hip, weren’t they? (smirk)


26 posted on 05/01/2012 6:01:04 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: sickoflibs

“hipness” simply means “worldly”, or “of the popular culture”,

pretty much, by definition, this is the opposite of a “man of character”.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 6:04:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: lbryce

Howie is just dying to be with the ‘in’ crowd. Those choosen few who are too cool for the rest of us.
I grew out of that after high school. They were way over rated anyway. They cruised on their looks and connections but never accomplished anything, which fits Obama to a ‘T’.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 6:08:19 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: lbryce

It’s hip to eat dogs?


29 posted on 05/01/2012 6:11:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Had a Christian minister yelled at a bunch of gay students - the New York Times would have covered i)
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To: lbryce
Hey Howie: if we wanted a hipster president, David Duchovny might have carried the election. Buy a clue: we want competence, wisdom, smarts, humility and someone who loves America and the American Dream.

But I'll give Obama this: he is the only president to sing R&B well (although, admittedly, I never heard the others try).

30 posted on 05/01/2012 6:14:27 AM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: lbryce

Wow...Kurz is bizarre.


31 posted on 05/01/2012 6:18:18 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: lbryce

What hipness? All I see is a low-life thug.
The only difference is this thug gets a free pass
and a blank check because he illegally got into the WH.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 6:29:52 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: lbryce
DJs should be "hip."

Presidents should not be "hip."

33 posted on 05/01/2012 6:37:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: lbryce

If you’re truly hip, no one can take it away from you. Miles Davis was hip and all the Dana Perino snarks in the world wouldn’t have been able to change that one iota. Barack Hussein Obama? ‘Nuff said.


34 posted on 05/01/2012 6:48:24 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: lbryce

The only “Hip” about that narrow assed halfling is the asstounding width of the wookie’s.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: lbryce
Spaz! Spaz! Spaz!

Everybody . . .

Spaz! Spaz! Spaz!

36 posted on 05/01/2012 7:08:38 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: liberalh8ter

If Obama’s mother was alive today she would look like.....


37 posted on 05/01/2012 7:11:06 AM PDT by BilLies (If FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS had a son, he would look just like BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA JR.)
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To: lbryce

Our Minstrel In Chief.


38 posted on 05/01/2012 7:44:11 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: lbryce

If anyone here wants to get an idea about what we are up against with the “liberals” out there, take a plunge into the comments that follow the piece by Kurz. It is truly dismaying that the USA has sunk to the level of discourse observed, and that there are so many who believe Barack Obama is the answer. These people are unreal. Truly.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 8:10:48 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: liberalh8ter

EWWWWWWWWWW...OWWWWWWWWWWW

Dude,,Did you have to make it so big?


40 posted on 05/01/2012 8:10:53 AM PDT by Paddyboy
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To: lbryce

Oh please. Not the “Mr. Cool” cr*p again...


41 posted on 05/01/2012 8:26:21 AM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Fireone
The same bunch of crotch sniffing clowns would think Al Gore was cooler then the Fonze if Al's skin was brown. A guy who throws like a sissy, eats grass, has smaller biceps and shoulders then his wife and has homosexual tendencies, is considered the perfect man by a certain crowd.
42 posted on 05/01/2012 8:53:17 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Paddyboy
LOL....yes, I did! I've decided since you guys have a “rule” that women's pictures must be posted to determine their guilt, I'm making a rule that all lunatic lefty journalism must elude to HT being the real author and must contain a picture of HT - even after she dies. BTW, I'm a dudette ; )
43 posted on 05/01/2012 8:58:39 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: lbryce

Obama would make a perfect late night talk show host. Don’t look over your shoulder, Mr. Fallon.


44 posted on 05/01/2012 10:24:44 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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45 posted on 05/01/2012 10:26:40 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Dahoser
If you’re truly hip, no one can take it away from you. Miles Davis was hip and all the Dana Perino snarks in the world wouldn’t have been able to change that one iota. Barack Hussein Obama? ‘Nuff said.

One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things is not quite the same.

46 posted on 05/01/2012 4:24:19 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

Beautiful! We need to make that a poster!


47 posted on 05/01/2012 8:56:35 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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