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2012-09-27 09:27:43 PM  
18 votes:
Here's another picture of Obama with children:
www.csmonitor.com
2012-09-27 11:24:24 PM  
10 votes:
My favorite.

2.bp.blogspot.com

In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president's hair - to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many White House aides and visitors that by popular demand it stays put while others come and go.

The boy in the picture is Jacob Philadelphia of Columbia, Md. Three years ago this month, his father, Carlton, a former Marine, was leaving the White House staff after a two-year stint on the National Security Council that began in the Bush administration. As departing staff members often do, Mr. Philadelphia asked for a family photograph with Mr. Obama.

"I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, Mr. Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.

"Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.

"As a photographer, you know when you have a unique moment. But I didn't realize the extent to which this one would take on a life of its own," [White House photographer] Mr. Souza said. "That one became an instant favorite of the staff. I think people are struck by the fact that the president of the United States was willing to bend down and let a little boy feel his head."
2012-09-27 06:10:40 PM  
7 votes:
blog.cleveland.com

The transformation is now complete.
2012-09-27 11:35:37 PM  
5 votes:

StopLurkListen: My favorite.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x427]

In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president's hair - to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many White House aides and visitors that by popular demand it stays put while others come and go.

The boy in the picture is Jacob Philadelphia of Columbia, Md. Three years ago this month, his father, Carlton, a former Marine, was leaving the White House staff after a two-year stint on the National Security Council that began in the Bush administration. As departing staff members often do, Mr. Philadelphia asked for a family photograph with Mr. Obama.

"I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, Mr. Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.

"Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.

"As a photographer, you know when you have a unique moment. But I didn't realize the extent to which this one would take on a life of its own," [White House photographer] Mr. Souza said. "That one became an instant favorite of the staff. I think people are struck by the fact that the president of the United States was willing to bend down and let a little boy feel his head."


After reading the Vanity Fair article that came out recently and seeing this picture and all the others that show Obama as either rational or extremely caring or a mix of both and I have to say Egads! How can anyone hate this guy? The foaming at the mouth and the gnashing of the teeth of the GOP and their constituents has got to be a case of self-loathing mixed with ignorance.
2012-09-27 10:35:01 PM  
4 votes:

Kittypie070: That Bush one makes me laugh :D

His mugging is endearing in a weird way.


I agree. It's dopey, but you can still tell he's a father and had kids that age at some point. (I'm reminded that, in the transition period after the 2008 election, Bush and Obama were able to bond over both of them being the father of two daughters.) Looking at the Romney picture, it's hard to believe he has five kids. Granted, it's just one isolated expression, but it gives the impression that he was pretty hands-off as a father, leaving the child-rearing to his wife.
2012-09-27 11:49:10 PM  
3 votes:
Y'know, I went at looked at some of the pics linked in TFA, the ones where they try to be 'balanced' by showing Obama with crying babies, too. And yet, even when the baby is crying, he's holding and comforting, not going "get this caterwauling thing away from me."
2012-09-27 06:21:10 PM  
3 votes:
small.wet.smells.
2012-09-28 02:04:49 AM  
2 votes:

NewportBarGuy: I'm pretty sure Mitt is a nice person and a good father.

He just has absolutely no business being in charge of our entire country. He's completely out of his element. He does very well with his business-type stuff.


A nice person who parrots insultingly dishonest disingenuous insinuating and lying talking points on his employers' schedule to the nation he insists he must run.

A good father who demonstrates to his sons that the words one utters before God and the world need have no honest relation to reality because attaining your goal is more important than the means by which you attain it.

He does very well with his business-type stuff, which consists of starting with utterly-unearned access and influence, by means of which he used other people's money to grab actual producers' wallets, cash out their credit cards at the ATM, and walk away from the resulting flames.
2012-09-28 01:09:39 AM  
2 votes:
As much as we destroy him, because he allows us... I'm pretty sure Mitt is a nice person and a good father.

He just has absolutely no business being in charge of our entire country. He's completely out of his element. He does very well with his business-type stuff.

"I LOVE ANN"

I don't wish him ill. He made his money in a way that is distasteful to me and many of us. He's not Presidential simply because he just doesn't have any f*cking clue what it's like out there.

You can bag on Obama all you want. Dude knows what the real world is like and he makes his decisions with at least a dose of reality and the impact on us.

GOP... Romney is your Kerry. Enjoy it. It sucks, but you'll get over it.
2012-09-27 11:40:26 PM  
2 votes:

kimwim: I spend too much time for my own good on freep and redstate. They really are fried in the brain.


An older woman told me the other day that "Looks like your n*gger will win again. Hope you're happy." I just smiled and said "I sure am!"

New Englanders are surprisingly racist in closed-door settings.
2012-09-27 11:31:59 PM  
2 votes:

StopLurkListen: My favorite.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x427]

In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president's hair - to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many White House aides and visitors that by popular demand it stays put while others come and go.

The boy in the picture is Jacob Philadelphia of Columbia, Md. Three years ago this month, his father, Carlton, a former Marine, was leaving the White House staff after a two-year stint on the National Security Council that began in the Bush administration. As departing staff members often do, Mr. Philadelphia asked for a family photograph with Mr. Obama.

"I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, Mr. Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.

"Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.

"As a photographer, you know when you have a unique moment. But I didn't realize the extent to which this one would take on a life of its own," [White House photographer] Mr. Souza said. "That one became an instant favorite of the staff. I think people are struck by the fact that the president of the United States was willing to bend down and let a little boy feel his head."


Always a favorite of mine, too. The story behind the photo speaks volumes about Obama the man and how meaningful his presidency is to people of color.
2012-09-27 11:21:28 PM  
2 votes:

Kittypie070: That Bush one makes me laugh :D
His mugging is endearing in a weird way.


I can't see him as endearing, memories of casualties get in the way.
/send Bush and Cheney to The Hague
2012-09-27 08:46:34 PM  
2 votes:
I like this one,
davidphillips.typepad.com
and this one.
2012-09-27 06:15:27 PM  
2 votes:
The baby fixes the cable?
2012-09-27 06:09:13 PM  
2 votes:
That baby is crying in frustration and anger because a socialist Kenyan usurper still holds the White House.
2012-09-28 11:46:53 AM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: mrshowrules: skullkrusher: mrshowrules: You are conflating live in nannies with daycare. Not the same thing. I have two kids who have/and had varying degrees of daycare while both my wife and I work. I (even as a Canadian) like Obama have much more similar life experiences as the average American than with Romney.

Now I know some people who have live-in Nannies who are not even that rich. It isn't uncommon but I would say less than 5% of people who make less than $250K. Just a guess. Family members watching your kids are not nannies BTW.

definitely a difference between 24 hour assistance and daycare/daytime nanny. Kills us that we have to have someone raise our baby for even part of the day but that's how shiat goes

I can't imagine how Americans tolerate only 3 months of parental leave. We have 12 months in Canada but it varies between 12 months and 24 months in Europe. Unemployment is never going to drop back down to under 5% so you might as well support people who are having children but don't want to lose their jobs.

lots of talk about eliminating the child tax credit. I don't think extending parental leave 9 months is going anywhere. Besides, it is 3 months UNPAID in the US. It is up to your employer whether to pay you for that time. Lots of women go on disability during that time


Unpaid? Holy shiat. we were paid at 77% for 12 months and our employer topped it up to 100%. Beyond that we are each entitled for 2 years additional unpaid parental leave where our jobs are protected.

If society wants true gender equality it should give women equal access/advantage in pursuing a career. In my mind, paid parental leave is the only fair solution.
2012-09-28 11:37:11 AM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: mrshowrules: You are conflating live in nannies with daycare. Not the same thing. I have two kids who have/and had varying degrees of daycare while both my wife and I work. I (even as a Canadian) like Obama have much more similar life experiences as the average American than with Romney.

Now I know some people who have live-in Nannies who are not even that rich. It isn't uncommon but I would say less than 5% of people who make less than $250K. Just a guess. Family members watching your kids are not nannies BTW.

definitely a difference between 24 hour assistance and daycare/daytime nanny. Kills us that we have to have someone raise our baby for even part of the day but that's how shiat goes


I can't imagine how Americans tolerate only 3 months of parental leave. We have 12 months in Canada but it varies between 12 months and 24 months in Europe. Unemployment is never going to drop back down to under 5% so you might as well support people who are having children but don't want to lose their jobs.
2012-09-28 09:52:49 AM  
1 vote:

Jairzinho: As much as I disliked Bush and his policies, I can't forget this image.
[trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com image 620x420]
The guy for a moment seemed to care.


Until you see the typical disingenuous manufactured phot-ops from the same dickbag.

i.usatoday.net

"See? I care about you little people, I really do."
2012-09-28 02:18:17 AM  
1 vote:
img524.imageshack.us

If we're doing favorites, I always liked this one.

and this gif:

cdn.crushable.com
2012-09-28 02:15:45 AM  
1 vote:

Summoner101: beer4breakfast: Mawson of the Antarctic: After reading the Vanity Fair article that came out recently and seeing this picture and all the others that show Obama as either rational or extremely caring or a mix of both and I have to say Egads! How can anyone hate this guy?

Apparently he can be a dick playing basketball.

Probably because the lovable, nice guy is just a front for troll Obama:

[www.pochoblog.com image 620x413]


If you're playing basketball with the sitting president, you probably understand that you're his stress relief, he's not yours.
2012-09-28 01:03:29 AM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: I've noticed that Obama doesn't try to hold babies. Too risky. He chats up the mom instead and play peek-a-boo with the baby. Babies are suckers for peek-a-boo.

I bet even Stewie would fall for that.


Proving yet again Obama is the better man. Also the wiser.
2012-09-28 12:54:33 AM  
1 vote:
How Rmoney sees himself:
www.lionking.org

What everyone else sees:
i48.tinypic.com
2012-09-28 12:28:12 AM  
1 vote:

brigid_fitch: This one's my favorite. I love knowing there's a geek in the White House.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x345]


Oh, if we're doing favorite non-baby pics, this one's my fav:
i177.photobucket.com

Phoar
2012-09-28 12:17:07 AM  
1 vote:

Mawson of the Antarctic: After reading the Vanity Fair article that came out recently and seeing this picture and all the others that show Obama as either rational or extremely caring or a mix of both and I have to say Egads! How can anyone hate this guy?


Apparently he can be a dick playing basketball.
2012-09-28 12:15:08 AM  
1 vote:

brigid_fitch: TheMysticS: StopLurkListen: My favorite.

In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president's hair - to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many White House aides and visitors that by popular demand it stays put while others come and go.

The boy in the picture is Jacob Philadelphia of Columbia, Md. Three years ago this month, his father, Carlton, a former Marine, was leaving the White House staff after a two-year stint on the National Security Council that began in the Bush administration. As departing staff members often do, Mr. Philadelphia asked for a family photograph with Mr. Obama.

"I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, Mr. Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.

"Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.

"As a photographer, you know when you have a unique moment. But I didn't realize the extent to which this one would take on a life of its own," [White House photographer] Mr. Souza said. "That one became an instant favorite of the staff. I think people are struck by the fact that the president of the United States was willing to bend down and let a little boy feel his head."

It's so sweet.
How can people believe he's arrogant and evil?

I also like the one of Obama with the lightsaber. He's a human being.

Unlike Mr. I, robot.

This one's my favorite. I love knowing there's a geek in the White House.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x345]


You know he made a joke about that at a roast during the 2008 election? I believe it went something like ""Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save the planet Earth."
(Just the fact that he knew superman's dad's name impressed me!)
2012-09-28 12:14:02 AM  
1 vote:
At this point...I give up. I just don't know what to make of the Romney campaign anymore. It's equal parts intriguing, terrifying and side-splittingly hilarious, all mashed together like a KFC Famous Bowl into a big, steaming pile of WTF.
2012-09-28 12:04:35 AM  
1 vote:

i130.photobucket.com
HELLO? SOMEONE LEFT A BABY!

2012-09-27 11:55:44 PM  
1 vote:

Mawson of the Antarctic: StopLurkListen: My favorite.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x427]

In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president's hair - to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many White House aides and visitors that by popular demand it stays put while others come and go.

The boy in the picture is Jacob Philadelphia of Columbia, Md. Three years ago this month, his father, Carlton, a former Marine, was leaving the White House staff after a two-year stint on the National Security Council that began in the Bush administration. As departing staff members often do, Mr. Philadelphia asked for a family photograph with Mr. Obama.

"I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, Mr. Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.

"Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.

"As a photographer, you know when you have a unique moment. But I didn't realize the extent to which this one would take on a life of its own," [White House photographer] Mr. Souza said. "That one became an instant favorite of the staff. I think people are struck by the fact that the president of the United States was willing to bend down and let a little boy feel his head."

After reading the Vanity Fair article that came out recently and seeing this picture and all the others that show Obama as either rational or extremely caring or a mix of both and I have to say Egads! How can anyone hate this guy? The foaming at the mouth and the gnashing of the teeth of the GOP and their constituents has got to be a case of self-loathing mixed with ignorance.


Because he's black
2012-09-27 11:51:01 PM  
1 vote:
s.wsj.net
Mitt smiles when Americans die and babies cry.
2012-09-27 11:47:50 PM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: I've noticed that Obama doesn't try to hold babies. Too risky. He chats up the mom instead and play peek-a-boo with the baby. Babies are suckers for peek-a-boo.

I bet even Stewie would fall for that.


From the farking article:

mommylife.net
msnbcmedia.msn.com
images.politico.com

Are you ever right about anything?
2012-09-27 11:31:02 PM  
1 vote:
Unrelated, but 538 just updated and NC turned blue on the now-cast.

/csb
2012-09-27 11:12:27 PM  
1 vote:

brandent: Looking at the Romney picture, it's hard to believe he has five kids. Granted, it's just one isolated expression, but it gives the impression that he was pretty hands-off as a father, leaving the child-rearing to his wifeservants.


To be fair, this is probably the most genuine expression I've ever seen on Mitt's face. Maybe he should have a prop baby during the debate.

images.politico.com
2012-09-27 11:08:58 PM  
1 vote:
Hose him off and stick him on top of the car.
s.wsj.net
2012-09-27 11:05:12 PM  
1 vote:
Walker:

That shot of Sweatervest McKitteneater is awesome.
2012-09-27 11:04:41 PM  
1 vote:

Forty-Two: Kittypie070: That Bush one makes me laugh :D

His mugging is endearing in a weird way.

I agree. It's dopey, but you can still tell he's a father and had kids that age at some point. (I'm reminded that, in the transition period after the 2008 election, Bush and Obama were able to bond over both of them being the father of two daughters.) Looking at the Romney picture, it's hard to believe he has five kids. Granted, it's just one isolated expression, but it gives the impression that he was pretty hands-off as a father, leaving the child-rearing to his wifeservants.


there that's better
2012-09-27 11:02:06 PM  
1 vote:

propasaurus: Here's another picture of Obama with children:
[www.csmonitor.com image 600x400]


ok I laughed.

/recovering republican
2012-09-27 10:58:46 PM  
1 vote:

BarkingUnicorn: Tarkus: Marcus Aurelius: I've noticed that Obama doesn't try to hold babies. Too risky. He chats up the mom instead and play peek-a-boo with the baby. Babies are suckers for peek-a-boo.

I bet even Stewie would fall for that.

You might GIS for "Obama holding baby", They seem to like him. I only found one crying.

Or you could just click the links in TFA.


Thanks for the tip. I hadn't seen the YouTube video of Obama quieting the crying baby. The look that Michelle gave him was fantastic. :)
2012-09-27 09:48:12 PM  
1 vote:

FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 500x271]


So, I finished rewatching DS9 the other week, and the second to the last episode has some fantastic lines of Quark ranting about how taxes have destroyed Ferenginar that sound exactly like a modern Republican. Stuff like: "Whatever happened to the survival of the fittest? Whatever happened to the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Whatever happened to pure, unadultered greed?" and "You can't even dump industrial waste anymore because it might harm 'the natural habitat.' I'm supposed to start worrying about animals now? Look how they live -- wallowing in the dirt, sleeping in trees -- that's not natural."

/the hu-mon bit reminded me
2012-09-27 09:33:12 PM  
1 vote:

propasaurus: Here's another picture of Obama with children:
[www.csmonitor.com image 600x400]


you often make me lol. thanks!
2012-09-27 09:08:01 PM  
1 vote:

Coco LaFemme: I love seeing pictures of Obama with children. He's a natural around them, it appears.


discourseincsharpminor.files.wordpress.com
2012-09-27 09:06:57 PM  
1 vote:
I love seeing pictures of Obama with children. He's a natural around them, it appears.
2012-09-27 07:01:23 PM  
1 vote:
Did anybody see that Politico started having people list their party affiliation and people either pick "Democrat" "Independent" or "N/A". NOBODY picked Republican and ALL of the ""Independents"" are posting pro-Romney things.

/There are two sets of parentheses around Independents there on purpose
2012-09-27 06:30:35 PM  
1 vote:

Tarkus: Marcus Aurelius: I've noticed that Obama doesn't try to hold babies. Too risky. He chats up the mom instead and play peek-a-boo with the baby. Babies are suckers for peek-a-boo.

I bet even Stewie would fall for that.

You might GIS for "Obama holding baby", They seem to like him. I only found one crying.


Obama actually holds babies like he enjoys children.

Romney, not so much.
2012-09-27 06:28:15 PM  
1 vote:

s.wsj.net

SMELLS LIKE 47 PERCENT..

TAKE IT AWAY NOW!!

2012-09-27 06:24:10 PM  
1 vote:

Shostie: [i.imgur.com image 300x168]

"Now you listen here, you little sh*t. You stop crying right now or I will feed you to my Judeo-Muslim God, you here?"


yea but at least in that picture her looks like a compassionate human trying to comfort the child, whereas Romney looks like he wants to EAT the child.

/shudder
2012-09-27 06:16:27 PM  
1 vote:
I've noticed that Obama doesn't try to hold babies. Too risky. He chats up the mom instead and play peek-a-boo with the baby. Babies are suckers for peek-a-boo.

I bet even Stewie would fall for that.
 
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