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Obama the Bear is Loose
American Thinker, by Peter Wilson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/12/2014 9:45:06 AM

As NBC reports, “´The Bear is Loose´: Obama Strolls to Starbucks in D.C.” Hear him roar! Elsewhere we read: CNN: “Obama, the ‘Bear,’ is loose and trying to reconnect with voters” ABC: “Obama ‘The Bear’ Lets Loose in Denver” Huffington Post: ´The Bear Is Loose!´ Obama Goes Out And About” Washington Post: “The bear is loose’: Obama escapes from the White House” Whitehouse.gov explicates: Going all the way back to the early days of the campaign, whenever President Obama shook off his schedule and busted out of the bubble, we would say "The Bear is loose." Lately, the Bear has

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 7/12/2014 9:48:08 AM     (No. 9921072)

30 years ago:

´´There is a bear in the woods. For some people, the bear is easy to see. Others don´t see it at all. Some people say the bear is tame. Others say it´s vicious and dangerous. Since no one can really be sure who´s right, isn´t it smart to be as strong as the bear? If there is a bear.´´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: blizzard, 7/12/2014 10:00:03 AM     (No. 9921094)

You mean this bear?

http://www.dhresource.com/albu_254332175_00-1.0/2327-skinny-bear-adult-size-high-quality.jpg

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mizzmac, 7/12/2014 10:07:35 AM     (No. 9921108)

Please. "The bear is loose"? More like the slug has slipped.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilko, 7/12/2014 10:08:30 AM     (No. 9921111)

Not so much a bear, but the south end of a north bound horse.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/12/2014 10:11:40 AM     (No. 9921114)

He has to compensate for his swishy style with manly metaphors.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: AltaD, 7/12/2014 10:13:09 AM     (No. 9921117)

He´s a little too thin to be Winnie the Pooh but if that´s the nickname Valerie wants us to use, I´ll play along and call him Pooh.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: richwill, 7/12/2014 10:13:22 AM     (No. 9921119)

Hussein is trying to sound like Sarah Palin and her comment about being a mama grizzly bear. Hussein has no originality.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/12/2014 10:21:47 AM     (No. 9921132)

True, he just had to have that expensive bus just like Sarah´s. How much did that one cost WTP? Wait for it...he´ll need a much larger bus. Getting crowded under there.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sherlock1, 7/12/2014 10:29:17 AM     (No. 9921146)

"He has to compensate for his swishy style with manly metaphors."

Sabot up... on the waaaay!


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Reply 10 - Posted by: norcalvet, 7/12/2014 10:29:47 AM     (No. 9921148)

A bear is loose? So tranquilize it and transport it to the very very remote forests to fend for itself and go back to nature. There are forests in Kenya, I´ve seen them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/12/2014 10:34:10 AM     (No. 9921154)

Perhaps the bear should go on a high fiber diet.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Daylily, 7/12/2014 10:37:15 AM     (No. 9921157)

The bear is loose (which was probably thought up by one of Obama´s frat-boy aides) is absolutely ridiculous - the last thing he resembles is a bear, which is a big tough lumbering animal. What best describes O is the way he leaves AF1 - doing what I call the ´girly-squirrely bunny hop´ down the steps.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Peaches, 7/12/2014 10:43:19 AM     (No. 9921166)

"The bear is loose." That´s what Reggie Love said.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 7/12/2014 10:59:19 AM     (No. 9921192)

Only this ´bear´ is not pooping in the woods, more like on the whole country!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jinx, 7/12/2014 11:09:50 AM     (No. 9921212)

Right. Whenever I see him bunny-hopping down the steps of AF1, all I can see are his hands flopping around. I do not see a bear! The Mama Grizzly could eat him alive given the chance.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: farmwife, 7/12/2014 11:18:25 AM     (No. 9921221)

It is to laugh.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/12/2014 11:21:19 AM     (No. 9921227)

The Bore is loose.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/12/2014 11:25:54 AM     (No. 9921236)

Semi literate Marxist wandering around stoned

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Reply 19 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 7/12/2014 12:03:10 PM     (No. 9921308)

The Bare is loose. The emperor has no clothes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 7/12/2014 12:05:49 PM     (No. 9921310)

If you are calling Mooch Obama a "bear", I would have to disagree.

I think a "beard" would be a better term.

If you are calling Pres. Obama a "bear", I think "teddy Bear" would be a better term.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: readitfirst, 7/12/2014 12:16:13 PM     (No. 9921328)

oh please...more like a bear cub who needs his mommy to hide behind and protect him. He´s greedy for people´s possessions so he breaks or steals them. And when he´s caught he squeals like the baby he is.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: papasparky, 7/12/2014 12:27:46 PM     (No. 9921345)

Recently, To commemorate Obama´s stellar performance as pResident in our White House, I redesigned the Presidential seal to something more fitting of his personality.

The American Eagle with its arrows and olive branch just did not seem to fit and the only thing about a bear that resembles Obama is the fact that it only hibernates half a year, while with Obama it´s the entire year.

After going through almost all the animal kingdom, I finally settled on the skunk. My reasoning is as follows:

The skunk is half white and half black and the one thing that it does better than any other creature is making a big stink.

I posted the special Obama Seal on the Connection Politics Wall for any one who might want to use it for any purpose at all.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/12/2014 12:32:22 PM     (No. 9921354)

Poppycock. Let me see. Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. to Barry Soetoro back to Barack Obama, now to Bear. Uh huh. Rapper types love changing their names.

(Bear, incidentally, was the nickname for Grateful Dead recording engineer and LSD superstar producer Augustus Stanley Owsley, III. Obama may never have done Owsley acid, but whatever he´s on is potent and mind-rotting.

Jack Nicklaus´s nickname is the Golden Bear, but Obama will always be a duffer, regardless how much golf he plays. He just doesn´t have any physical co-ordination or strength. And Nicklaus, like 99+% of PGA Tour players, is politically conservative. In thirty years of knowing or working with over 3,000 golf pros, I met exactly one outspoken Democrat whose name I will not divulge.)

This feeble attempt at a masculine sounding moniker is even more ridiculous than Calvin Broadus to Snoop Doggy Dog to Snoop Dog to Snoop Lion (right-o, Calvin!). At least Snoop earns his own money.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: rochow, 7/12/2014 12:56:53 PM     (No. 9921403)

Since he does not know what the Oval Office looks like, I say resign you vulgar POS! He scarcely understands a single word that he reads off his teleprompter and sounds as if he got to the last pages of a telephone book.
Make us all happy and ´escape´ the WH:RESIGN!!! We will help you pack!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trust No One, 7/12/2014 1:13:52 PM     (No. 9921432)

First thing I thought of when I saw ´Bear´ mentioned was Russia.

Yeah, he let the Bear loose alright. I just hope it doesn´t decide our Pooh is so weak it can attack us.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 7/12/2014 4:36:56 PM     (No. 9921593)

Zippy is more closely resembling " Goosey Loosey" than any self-respecting bear....The Bears are embarrassed.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: harper, 7/13/2014 3:30:44 PM     (No. 9922706)

Hillary obviously cast am evil spell on WH mirrors, so when the Weak Horse looks at himself, which he does hundreds of times a day, he sees Putin.

Bare chested Russian Bear riding a [weak] horse.

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