This is actually really powerful
No it isn’t. It’s crappy kitsch by a far-right-wing Dominionist painter (http://www.jonmcnaughton.com/patriotic/) who’s convinced that “liberalism is a disease” and that Obama is singlehandedly hell-bent on destroying the Constitution, much more than those other Presidents depicting standing around indifferently. (Gee, what’s the difference? WONDER WHY). Classic example of Obama Derangement Syndrome, represented in racist/fascist propaganda art.
Actually when I was scrolling down I saw the top half of the image first and my first thought was “omg first black president we did it we did it WE DID IT.” Because while this is an obvious fact, an image where we can see all the previous presidents (all white, of course) and OBAMA, front and center, looking determined, is what struck ME first when I saw this, and brought this point home. MY interpretation is that his expression almost seem to say “f—- all this noise - I have a job to do and I’m gonna do it.”
And then I scrolled down further.
Obama’s one-liners during his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Looks like he’s ready to cut some taxes.
I SWEAR TO GOD TUMBLR
Happy Friday, Tumblr. I leave you with this.
I hope Obama actually has one. Because that would be great.
Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law—for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.
President Obama, second inaugural address (via barackobama)
My PI walked by this morning and told me to listen to the inaugural address on podcast. Apparently he found it inspirational and listened to it all the way to work. I’m inclined to agree.
One of our favorite photos from this year: President Obama sits on the Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
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This is my president.
That precious baby said “I hope you win on being president” lol
I’M FINE I’M NOT CRYING IT’S FINE
The First Couple, setting impossibly high standards for romantic relationships since 1992.
In which I suddenly grasp why people say they ship the President and the First Lady, even though it still feels a bit weird to associate the word “cute” with the POTUS. (Though there was Emperor “Little-Boots” so I guess association of heads of powerful nations with the term “cute” is not unprecedented.) (Obama seems reassuringly sane in comparison though.) (Sorry Annie, despite of your efforts all that I remember is that a lot of people went crazy and / or died. Also: conspiracies and mushrooms.)
President Obama comforts a woman in New Jersey whose marina was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
As the Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Yang put it, “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects Barack Obama.”
[Twitter via AP]
Look, I don’t think Obama’s a perfect president. But as a dude? I think he’s pretty fuckin’ awesome. And I’d rather have a theoretically so-so president in office with a good heart than a devil I don’t know who literally doesn’t give a shit about my rights.