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Obama as father figure
Washington Post, by Delia Lloyd

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/27/2012 9:56:20 AM

As we careen towards the finish line in this tumultuous electoral season, President Obama is asking voters to renew his contract as a father figure. And with his new, 11th-hour message that this election is all about “trust,” I think the father-thing is going to resonate. Without going all Carl Jung on you, presidential campaigns are often about archetypes. John McCain as warrior. Paul Ryan as super-hero. Joe Biden as the loyal friend. In 2008, with the whole “hope and change” narrative – not to mention his youthful good looks and energy –

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This piece is one of the most pathetic and embarassing diatribes I have ever read. For someone to feel the need to look upon a government figure, let alone one as duplicitous, dishonest and supercilious as 0bama and show distain for a truly moral figure like Romney is a shocking example of how deluded and dumbed down certain segments of the electorate have become. America can survive an 0bama, but she can not survive an electorate comprised of mental basket cases like of Ms. Lloyd.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 10/27/2012 10:11:02 AM     (No. 8966706)

Caution-- Barf bag alert.

A man who doesn't even know his own father as the new Father of the country-- which country? Certainly not America!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/27/2012 10:12:30 AM     (No. 8966711)

The idea of Obama as any kind of father figure died with our heroes in Benghazi.
Fathers do not betray and then lie about it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/27/2012 10:13:11 AM     (No. 8966714)

Father figure? Boyish good looks? Delia Lloyd has to stop smoking those funny cigarettes.

Obama and Biden both have potty mouths. I wouldn't want either of them around children.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Moritz55, 10/27/2012 10:16:42 AM     (No. 8966723)

When I first started reading this article, I thought it was a spoof -- and it may be that it really is a spoof, but too subtle for me to get. Assuming it is serious, though, I have to wonder where on earth the writer got her image of a father figure. A petulant, thin-skinned, self-absorbed person so insecure that he pins blame on everyone and everything but himself? I know fathers like that, but I would never consider them father figures. I would consider them object lessons on the kind of father you don't want to be. Romney on the other hand...? Great role model. Even Ward Cleaver could have learned some things from his example.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/27/2012 10:22:06 AM     (No. 8966735)

So the 'Rats are now saying "Vote for Daddy?" Really?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 10/27/2012 10:22:09 AM     (No. 8966736)

My own father is a father figure of stature unlike anything the boy obama will ever be capable of achieving.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/27/2012 10:22:25 AM     (No. 8966737)

So, now he has morphed from Abe Lincoln to George Washington!! Hey Delia! News flash! Zippy doesn't have the morality of an ant.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rubinski, 10/27/2012 10:22:30 AM     (No. 8966738)

More like alchoholic, deadbeat dad.

Obama has made big promises and talked a good game, but in the end, he was an empty suit who let everyone down.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/27/2012 10:24:11 AM     (No. 8966746)

Charlie Manson and every dictator that ever lived figures himself a "father figure".
If he is, he's the type that rapes, sodomizes and murders his own family.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/27/2012 10:29:41 AM     (No. 8966762)

I had a father and I don't need a psychological replacement figure. I'm a grownup. Besides, I wouldn't trust obama to water my plants and feed the cats if I went out of town for a night.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: amylu, 10/27/2012 10:29:54 AM     (No. 8966763)

This would be hilarious if it weren't so pathetic.

When I see "Obama" and "father figure" in the same sentence, my only reaction is "Obama, who's your daddy?"



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 10/27/2012 10:31:03 AM     (No. 8966768)

I was certain it was a parody...till I realized it's the WaPo and they don't have a sense of humor. These people are in their own world.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 10/27/2012 10:35:42 AM     (No. 8966791)

My Father was a real live Cowboy and a good
man. Obama does not deserve to carry his
lariat...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: PatAZ, 10/27/2012 10:38:50 AM     (No. 8966798)

If Joe Biden is the loyal friend, I'd hate to see the enemy. WaPo should be blacklisted for publishing this drivel.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/27/2012 10:41:57 AM     (No. 8966806)

Wait. Yesterday he was supposed to be our lover. Now he's our father.

That is some sick stuff, right there.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/27/2012 10:46:06 AM     (No. 8966821)

Couldn't bring myself to read past the headline (eyeballs rolled back into my head). Gimmee a break!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/27/2012 10:48:01 AM     (No. 8966829)

If Obama's a father figure, Delia is the prototypical victim of child abuse. Combined with Stockholm Syndrome, or something.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/27/2012 10:53:58 AM     (No. 8966847)

Since she apparently lives in london, this pinhead doesn't have to live with the consequences of solbama's lousy leadership. If she thinks she needs a new father she is welcome to him.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cgood, 10/27/2012 10:54:05 AM     (No. 8966849)

Washington was the Father of Our Country. If re-elected, Obama will be the Father of the End of Our Country.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/27/2012 10:57:24 AM     (No. 8966862)

Poor soppy Delia.

Obie does appear to be inappropriately besotted with his elder daughter, but that's about the extent of it.

How Delia can see Mitt Romney with his huge family and not believe he is a father figure is beyond me. He just doesn't pretend to be the father of the entire country who will take care of everyone no matter what. He is the good father who urges everyone to become their very best self.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/27/2012 10:58:21 AM     (No. 8966867)

One other thought: Is this embarrassing attempt to cast him as "father figure" a weak effort to save him from the embarrassing, sexually suggestive video implying that the youth of America think of voting for the first time as the opportunity to have him take their virginity???

It would be difficult to take these people seriously, if they weren't such a danger.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/27/2012 10:58:30 AM     (No. 8966870)

A guy who purportedly hung out in a Chicago bathhouse and had older men service him does not sound like a father figure to me.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: cgood, 10/27/2012 10:58:55 AM     (No. 8966871)

Oh, and read the Wapo comment thread. Looks like even the Koolaide brigade are stunned into silence by the stupidity of this article. The few comments posted could have come straight from L.dot.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/27/2012 11:05:56 AM     (No. 8966895)

I don't think of an incompetent that acts lika a juvenile delinquent as a father fiqure.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: franq, 10/27/2012 11:21:02 AM     (No. 8966932)

Get help, Dalia.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/27/2012 11:26:00 AM     (No. 8966942)

This woman holds a PhD in political science.

Like the sophomoric worldview and politics of others with advanced degrees and long experience in academia, her stunning cluelessness and naivete raise disturbing questions about the value, indeed the safety of such learning.

More proof, at least to people like me, that the real sickness of the West begins in its universities. Until there is something akin to a cleansing of these Augean stables, the problems of which Barack Obama is merely the incarnation will persist. Left to themselves, they will probably get worse. A nation whose educational system has been transformed into a vast manufacturing plant for the mass production of fools is on the road to serfdom. People like the writer who want a father figure as president have lost the capacity for self-governance. Perhaps they do not wish to have such a responsibility.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 10/27/2012 11:26:57 AM     (No. 8966946)

I'd prefer him being a farther figure. And the only item he represents is a POS.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Flipper3, 10/27/2012 11:29:40 AM     (No. 8966953)

Father figure? Obama?? Huh???

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Reply 29 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/27/2012 11:32:18 AM     (No. 8966965)

This is typical of the Democrats. They take something from the Republicans and turn it around. They see the world in reverse image.

After the debates people have noted that it seemed like "the good father vs the abandoned son". The "good father" being Mitt Romney, of course. So now we get this "father figure" nonsense.

They call Sarah Palin a "grifter", clearly not knowing what the word means, because Republicans pointed out the Clintons grifting tendencies. They started saying the GOP was a cult (nonsensically if you look at how contentious the party is within its ranks) after people started pointing out the Democrats mind-numbed cult-member behavior.

There are many more. I don't know if it's an Alinsky thing or just more immaturity from the knucklehead party, but it's uncanny. They do it every single time the Republicans strike a nerve.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 10/27/2012 11:34:18 AM     (No. 8966973)

As I've posted before - - the issue has been settled - - - -

- - - - leftist delusion is permanent and irreversible.

Sick, sick, sick people. Really, really sick.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/27/2012 11:36:14 AM     (No. 8966978)

This article begs the question of why functioning adults need a father figure. (The pony-tailed guy who wanted Clinton to think of us as his children was clearly a case of arrested development.) The infantilization of the U.S. proceeds apace.

Deep down, Delia Lloyd probably understands that what she's saying is utter nonsense. But it's probably more important to her to establish her creds as a non-racist.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 10/27/2012 11:38:12 AM     (No. 8966985)

"I’ve been struck by how parental he sounds."

decorum prevents me from describing how Obama "sounds" to me, when he speaks.

If he's our daddy, it's time that the family pulls together and stages an intervention...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lancer12, 10/27/2012 11:43:13 AM     (No. 8967001)

1} He used his daughters as the example of the need for government-funded late-term abortions and immediate destruction of immature infants who survived the abortion. 2} He used Malika as his prime example of the need of black parents to scold their children to make them do well. He said Malika's grades fell off so he told her she was bringing down the black folk just rising up from slavery who didn't have good opportunities. This held the girl up to the world as a a contemptible creature. (The story does not ring true. A pricey place like Sidwell-Friends could give a pupil a 5-minute talk on releasing eexternal ideas and focussing on the material} Daddy dearest?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lancer12, 10/27/2012 11:47:31 AM     (No. 8967012)

Sorry Malia is correct name.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: rosefenn, 10/27/2012 12:01:50 PM     (No. 8967051)

My father was a great mand and a wonderful Dad. By the time he was 20-years old, his parents were dead and he raised his younger brother and 7 younger sisters. He married late, and when my mother died (39 years ago this week) he was left alone to do it again with the seven of us, the youngest of his children were still in grade school. I loved my Dad, he's been gone since I was 21, I miss him bitterly to this day. And Obama is NO father figure to me or to anyone I know. What an insult to even imply such a thing. What an outrage.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 10/27/2012 12:06:43 PM     (No. 8967067)

WOW! The crazy lib cult of the media is pulling out all of the stops during these last few days before the election. Can't wait to hear about the alien invasion from planet Xertwn he single-handedly prevented.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: marthaville, 10/27/2012 12:10:26 PM     (No. 8967076)

Delia Lloyd is so stupid and ignorant that she thinks the American people are looking for a father figure in a man that is a failure as a human being. He's never touched anything that he didn't make worse.

Obama likely cares deeply for his daughters, may even have some regard for Michelle. But the only person he wants to please is Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett is his mother figure, and he knows not how to relate to other men.

The disgusting thing is that people like the writer and some of the people I know genuinely believe Obama cares about them personally. What a delusion.

Surprise! He wants your vote and does not care about anything else related to you - except his desire to control you.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Coach Springer, 10/27/2012 12:15:58 PM     (No. 8967101)

I'd have said it if you hadn't, #16. Perverting the natural. Kind of fits, don't it?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Cannon, 10/27/2012 12:32:21 PM     (No. 8967147)

If a "father figure" is really anything that some voters are looking for, does anyone doubt that Romney fits that bill far better than Obama ever could?


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Reply 40 - Posted by: fembot, 10/27/2012 2:23:43 PM     (No. 8967441)

I suppose next he will mandate that we all pray, "Our Father, who art in the White House..."

If the lapdog media consider O a father figure, this country is one seriously dysfunctional family.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/27/2012 2:35:19 PM     (No. 8967463)

Speaking of Fathers... Where have his 2 daughters been? Not at any of the rallies or debates.... strange., multitude of tv appearances... no kids. Maybe they are too young to mask the radicalism they've been endoctrinated with.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/28/2012 7:55:21 AM     (No. 8968873)

In your dreams, Barry. You're not my daddy.

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/8/2014 10:11:22 AM     Post Reply
One of the most seismic changes in American politics over the last decade has been the emergence of a sharp generational split among the electorate. The Democratic Party owes its success in the last two presidential elections almost entirely to overwhelming support among the very young, which has overcome continued conservatism among older voters. The Pew Research Institute has dominated the field of exploring the ideological cleavages among different generations. And its latest survey shows again how the liberalism of the youngest voting cohort, millennials, remains firm, and likely to continue to recast the electorate. A few charts from the survey

You betcha? Sarah Palin says she´ll run
for president if Republicans don´t find a
candidate ´who can so respect our*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/8/2014 1:43:18 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin, the tea-party-darling former Alaska governor who ran for vice president in 2008, is leaving the door open for a president run in 2016. ´It depends on what it is that Americans really, really want in a candidate,´ Palin said Friday night. ´If they want a fighter, if they want someone who can so respect our exceptionalism, everything that makes America great, the promise of America. And if we don´t find that, then I would run.´ [Snip] Asked who her favorite presidential hopefuls are so far, she singled out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul while

The Marriage of Obama´s Parents:
´In Name Only´?

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American Thinker, by Shawn Glasco    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 3/8/2014 9:08:19 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama´s parents were "married in name only," according to David Maraniss´s 2012 Barack Obama: The Story. But since definitions of an "in name only" marriage vary, such as "a marriage of convenience" or "a sexless marriage," and Maraniss failed to explain his claim, it is unclear what he was implying. Therefore, Obama´s oft-told nativity story must be searched for the full implications of Obama´s parents´ "in name only" marriage. (snip) So when did Ann´s and Obama Sr.´s "whatever happened happened fast" wedding happen? For no apparent reason, confusion abounds among Obama´s biographers over the wedding date:

In pictures: Inside the palace
Yanukovych didn´t want Ukraine to see

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Telegraph (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LComStaff- 3/9/2014 8:55:13 AM     Post Reply
LCOmStaff: There is no text here but the pictures are absolutely remarkable and speak for themselves.

Bill de Blasio suffering
Hollande-like slide in approval

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American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/8/2014 2:12:58 PM     Post Reply
New York City lefty Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected in a landslide with more than 73 percent of the vote last November. Yet after only two months on the job, his approval rating has been cut nearly in half, with only 39 percent of city voters expressing approval of the job he has done so far. (Snip) But this is a brutal start. For a worst-case scenario, consider the rapid slide of President François Hollande—another far-left candidate who swept into office in a landslide. He saw his approval rating crater within months of taking office; it now sits at

Why the Malaysia Airlines
jet might have disappeared

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Associated Press, by Scott Mayerowitzap    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/9/2014 4:14:34 AM     Post Reply
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth. So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has led aviation experts to assume that whatever happened was quick and left the pilots no time to place a distress call. (Snip) The problem had to be big enough, he said, to stop the plane´s transponder from broadcasting its location, although the transponder can be purposely shut off from the cockpit.

President Obama to Introduce ´Cosmos´
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Hollywood Reporter, by Philiana Ng    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/8/2014 10:54:46 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is putting his stamp on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The president will offer an "inspiring" introduction ahead of Sunday´s series premiere at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Fox announced Saturday. In the video message, Obama invites a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future. The 13-episode Cosmos, produced by Cosmos Studios and Fuzzy Door Productions, tells the story of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Cosmos Studios president Mitchell Cannold and

Obama says, ´It´s time
to give America a raise´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 3/8/2014 10:36:00 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. This week, I traveled to New England, where I was joined by four governors who are working to raise the minimum wage in each of their states. And they’ve also joined me in calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. Because it would give nearly 800,000 Americans in their states a raise — and lift wages for about 28 million across the country. So these governors aren’t waiting for Congress to make up its mind.And in my State of the Union Address, I asked America’s business leaders to go ahead and do what they could to raise their employees’ wages, too.


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