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  • The Selfie President

    Source: WashTimes


    The Selfie Presidency for the Selfie Generation in a Selfie World.

    President Obama is that rightful king.

    There he is with the greatest baseball players of our day. The president mugging for a selfie outside the White House. Later he feigned outrage when it became public that the picture of him with Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and a “44” jersey was just part of some sleazy corporate product campaign by Samsung.

    And here he is now with Vice President Joe Biden in the back seat of his limo with the Presidential Seal embroidered on the plush leather armrest between them. Another selfie that is part of another campaign, this one political for Biden in 2016.

    The most infamous selfie of all got snapped during the funeral of Nelson Mandela. That unfortunate photo immortalized what apparently mattered most at this funeral for the man who patiently stared down violent apartheid: King Selfie’s own iconic image.

    Stop and think about it. Can you envision any other president in history posing for a selfie and distributing it to the world?

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    Well, CAN YOU?
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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    JFK, Clinton
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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    • #3
      I told you, Obama thinks of himself as a celebrity more than as a world leader. He wants to be popular, "with it" and part of the "in-crowd". So he tweets and selfies, and cuts up in public, cracking jokes and just being one of the frat guys.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
        JFK,
        but with CLASS

        Clinton
        well, that's Bill!
        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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        • #5
          Ronald Reagan.
          Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
            Ronald Reagan.
            Maybe, but with CLASS...

            Source: more of the article


            Stop and think about it. Can you envision any other president in history posing for a selfie and distributing it to the world?

            Ronald Reagan? Jimmy Carter?

            Bill Clinton? Perhaps. But he would most likely point the camera some place other than his smiling face. At least, he would have the decency to keep the picture between himself and one or two of his favorite interns. Maybe send it to Anthony Weiner.

            © Copyright Original Source

            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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            • #7
              I can easily see George W. Bush doing it, in his typical self-effacing manner.
              "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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              • #8
                Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                I can easily see George W. Bush doing it, in his typical self-effacing manner.
                Yeah, you have a point -- but it was obviously that ..um.. what you said.
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  Maybe, but with CLASS...
                  A politician with class?

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                  • #10


                    Originally posted by Psychic Missile View Post
                    A politician with class?
                    OK, close the thread.
                    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                    • #11
                      I have to admit that I never got the outrage. Is there something inherently wrong with world leaders taking selfies?

                      Its supposition trying to imagine what the older generation would have done in our time.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Leonhard View Post
                        I have to admit that I never got the outrage. Is there something inherently wrong with world leaders taking selfies?

                        Its supposition trying to imagine what the older generation would have done in our time.
                        It doesn't bother me either.
                        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Leonhard View Post
                          I have to admit that I never got the outrage. Is there something inherently wrong with world leaders taking selfies?

                          Its supposition trying to imagine what the older generation would have done in our time.
                          I don't think it is the selfies themselves, more like Obama's "Hey guys I am a celebrity!!! ...but I like to connect with the little people too!" Attitude.

                          He has brought the office of the president down from a world leader to some celebrity role, like an actor that goes around doing Oprah shows and posing for photos at premiere events. He is all about showing off and does nothing that gives respect to the office he holds.

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                          • #14
                            Selfies are all about self-aggrandisement. A leader of a country shouldn't do that.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Leonhard View Post
                              I have to admit that I never got the outrage.
                              I don't think any of us have either. "Outrage", apparently, is a VERY overused term.

                              Is there something inherently wrong with world leaders taking selfies?
                              Not inherently, no --- it's the "I'm such a rock star" attitude, when he really hasn't accomplished squat.

                              Its supposition trying to imagine what the older generation would have done in our time.
                              True - But Reagan would have still said "take more than your share of the blame, and less than your share of the credit". Obama gets that WAY backward.
                              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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