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(171,145 posts)
Sat Dec 12, 2015, 08:40 PM Dec 2015

This Is Why I Love Obama

From a year ago, but sweet.


This Is Why I Love Obama
By miracle11
Thursday Dec 25, 2014 1:28 PM EST

Obama had a cardinal rule: “...You don’t put stuff on your head if you’re president,” That’s politics 101. You never look good wearing something on your head."

Chief White House photographer Pete Souza posted a photo to Instagram today showing the president donning a tiara alongside a group of Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The photo, from the annual White House Science Fair, was taken in May.

What a delightful, sweet picture. This is a man very secure within himself. Humble with a good sense of humor. This is a man who's made up his mind to enjoy his final years in office and not give a rat's ass what anyone thinks.

I love this comment from someone on Huffington Post:

Sometimes you see a photo and just know. This is a man with daughters. The kind of man who probably let his nails be polished and has had many a cup of imaginary tea, while in the company of teddy bears. I understand he plays basketball as well.

It's predictable what the ugly, joyless responses from the right wingers will be. But, I'm not going to give a rat's ass. Haters gonna hate.

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This Is Why I Love Obama (Original Post) babylonsister Dec 2015 OP
That's a man who sharp_stick Dec 2015 #1
Yes. Those that disparage him have no idea babylonsister Dec 2015 #2
Awww.... Stellar Jan 2016 #6
Seven years of proud! Aristus Dec 2015 #3
That was really cute! treestar Dec 2015 #4
'This is a man who's made up his mind to enjoy lovemydog Dec 2015 #5
+100 Stellar Jan 2016 #7
I love this man! Kath1 Jan 2016 #8


(14,400 posts)
1. That's a man who
Sat Dec 12, 2015, 08:44 PM
Dec 2015

has daughters. I've got pictures of myself wearing tiaras for tea parties and I love this guy for having the guts to do it as the leader of the free world.

We'll be hard pressed to get such a good person in office again in our lifetime.


(171,145 posts)
2. Yes. Those that disparage him have no idea
Sat Dec 12, 2015, 08:47 PM
Dec 2015

what they're in for in the future. I will continue to relish his presence while we have him. Someone broke this mold, I'm afraid.


(11,833 posts)
5. 'This is a man who's made up his mind to enjoy
Thu Dec 31, 2015, 05:54 PM
Dec 2015

his final years in office.' So true.

I've enjoyed every minute of posting and learning here in the Barack Obama Group.

Happy New Year to one and all!!!

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