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  • #531138
    rus
    rus
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    geoyui said:
    well, it was a 4 hour celebration/funeral of Mandela, with singing and dancing in a 80,000 seat soccer stadium. It was a festive occasion all around.

    #georgebushselfiewithbonoatthesamefuneral

    Oh, well if Bush did it.

    #531139

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Isn’t one of the major contributors to a picture being a selfie, is that it is taken by the person in the photo?
    Neither Geo or Bono appear to be taking this photo.

    #531140

    geoyui
    Participant

    rus said:
    Oh, well if Bush did it.

    It just shows that context matters in this case. This is not a funeral by US standards.[/url]

    Who knew Bush was instagramming?

    #531141
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    #lowestapprovalratingeverrrrr

    #531142
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    President Selfie

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-kass-met-1211-20131211,0,1949947,full.column

    It fits into a pattern, of almost uncontrollable presidential selfieism.

    A few days ago, when Mandela passed away at 95, Obama’s media managers tweeted a photograph. You’d think he’d tweet a photograph of Mandela. But it wasn’t of Mandela.

    It was of Obama in Mandela’s former prison cell, the president having gone to the prison because he couldn’t get that photo op he wanted with the ailing South African during Obama’s $100 million African vacation.

    Obama as Mandela.

    And then there was Obama as Rosa Parks.

    To commemorate Parks, who 58 years ago this month defied racists who wanted black people to sit in the back of the bus, Obama released another tweet.

    Not of Rosa Parks. But of Obama, sitting on the bus by himself, Obama Rosa.

    “In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country,” said the presidential tweet.

    Yet there was Obama on the bus alone. It’s all about Barack.

    His social media managers should be sent to Guantanamo for feeding this electronic cult of personality.

    #531143

    myliftkk
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    rus said:
    President Selfie

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-kass-met-1211-20131211,0,1949947,full.column

    It fits into a pattern, of almost uncontrollable presidential selfieism.

    A few days ago, when Mandela passed away at 95, Obama’s media managers tweeted a photograph. You’d think he’d tweet a photograph of Mandela. But it wasn’t of Mandela.

    It was of Obama in Mandela’s former prison cell, the president having gone to the prison because he couldn’t get that photo op he wanted with the ailing South African during Obama’s $100 million African vacation.

    Obama as Mandela.

    And then there was Obama as Rosa Parks.

    To commemorate Parks, who 58 years ago this month defied racists who wanted black people to sit in the back of the bus, Obama released another tweet.

    Not of Rosa Parks. But of Obama, sitting on the bus by himself, Obama Rosa.

    “In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country,” said the presidential tweet.

    Yet there was Obama on the bus alone. It’s all about Barack.

    His social media managers should be sent to Guantanamo for feeding this electronic cult of personality.

    He tweets, or do his media managers tweet? Really, you all are grasping at straws.

    Welcome to the modern presidency Tribune (you nearly bankrupt media company)…

    #531144
    rus
    rus
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    Snarf said:
    #lowestapprovalratingeverrrrr

    #truf

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304744304579250400814040632

    Poll: Health Law Hurts President Politically
    Disapproval Rate Obama’s Job Performance Rises to All-Time High of 54%, Even as Americans Upbeat on Economy

    The federal health-care law is becoming a heavier political burden for President Barack Obama and his party, despite increased confidence in the economy and the public’s own generally upbeat sense of well-being, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests.

    Disapproval of Mr. Obama’s job performance hit an all-time high in the poll, at 54%, amid the flawed rollout of the health law. Half of those polled now consider the law a bad idea, also a record high.

    #531145
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/166535/record-high-say-big-government-greatest-threat.aspx

    Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat
    Now 72% say it is greater threat than big business or big labor

    PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.

    The latest update comes from a Dec. 5-8 poll. Gallup has documented a steady increase in concern about big government since 2009, rising from 55% in March 2009 to 64% in November 2011 and 72% today. This suggests that government policies specific to the period, such as the Affordable Care Act — perhaps coupled with recent revelations of government spying tactics by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — may be factors.

    #531146
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/vladimir-putin/10526242/Vladimir-Putin-annual-press-conference-live.html

    09.45 (13.45) Russia Today has captured this clip of Putin, when talking about Edward Snowden, saying he envies Barack Obama because he can spy and get away with it.

    #1057384

    News
    Participant
    #1086867

    News
    Participant

    Obama: ‘I think if I ran again I could win’
    By Tom LoBianco and Kevin Liptak, CNN
    Updated 9:13 AM ET, Tue July 28, 2015

    Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he could win a third term in office if he ran again, but is barred by the Constitution. “I think if I ran again I could win. But I can’t!” Obama said.

    READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/politics/obama-third-term-win-ethiopia/

    #1086868

    DouginCMH
    Participant

    Kind of an odd lede, being that it totally misses the point of the statement (as the rest of the article makes clear):

    He was critiquing some African leaders’ reluctance to turn over power.

    “Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end. Now let me be honest with you — I do not understand this,” Obama said, going on to say that he is looking forward to life after the presidency.

    The loudest applause line of his address came when Obama said he didn’t understand the motivation behind remaining in power through force — even when leaders have “got a lot of money.”

    #1086896
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    I’d take a third term over another Bush, Clinton or any other of the pathetic R or D candidates.

    We’re fucked 2016.

    #1086903

    joev
    Participant

    Post midterm Obama is basically a whole new president – he should get at least one more term.

    #1086913
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Post midterm Obama is basically a whole new president – he should get at least one more term.

    Did you listen to his Maron interview? Really interesting stuff, and a really humanizing discussion…

    http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_613_-_president_barack_obama

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