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Obama does the fist bump! He's just SO hip and cool!

The media is just fawning over Barack Obama's "celebration" with his wife Michelle over the news that he clinched the nomination. They did the fist bump (followed by a little ass smacking)! That means Obama is hip! He's cool! He's authentic! He's in touch with the young voters!

Give me a freaking break. Here's the video. It is the most asinine thing for the press to get themselves worked up in a frenzy over, but of course, this is the Obamamessiah we're talking about here.

Yes... the press has nailed it. This is what we truly needed in a President... someone who can do the fist bump with his wife! Screw experience and knowledge. We'll take hipness and empty rhetoric over that any day!

Gag me.


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Comments (20)

What's next? Extra dark Ray... (Below threshold)
CZ:

What's next? Extra dark Ray Bans® and a tenor sax on Arsenio?

I'm sure that'll impress th... (Below threshold)
SteveC:

I'm sure that'll impress the local trolls here...

Cassy is 13.....ri... (Below threshold)
dr lava:

Cassy is 13.....right?

They did the fist bump...</... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

They did the fist bump...


Wonder Twin powers...activate!

In 2004 she introduced him ... (Below threshold)
Denise:

In 2004 she introduced him as her "baby's Daddy".

Just what we need, cool people.

That fist bump was weak and... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

That fist bump was weak and girly.

On his part.

It is the most asinine ... (Below threshold)
Dave:

It is the most asinine thing for the press to get themselves worked up in a frenzy over

It seems like you all are the ones getting your selves worked up in a frenzy.

Don't forget Bush had his o... (Below threshold)
Dave:

Don't forget Bush had his own trademark hand gesture. The thumbs up gesture that the media gushed over.

Only he stopped doing it after many of the pictures of the Abu Ghraib showed soldiers emulating him as they were inflicting torture.
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What's next? Extra dark ... (Below threshold)
Dave:

What's next? Extra dark Ray Bans

You mean like these?

This gesture beween Senator... (Below threshold)
Independent:

This gesture beween Senator Obama and his wife is absolutely fine.

Get in the "good times" now... (Below threshold)
moseby:

Get in the "good times" now cuz it's gonna be a rocky road up to and thru his concession speach on November 5th!!

"Only he stopped doing i... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"Only he stopped doing it after many of the pictures of the Abu Ghraib showed soldiers emulating him as they were inflicting torture.

8. Posted by Dave | June 6, 2008 6:41 AM "


Nice. Tell slanderous lies about our troops on the anniversary of D-Day.

Wasn't nearly as cool as Bu... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Wasn't nearly as cool as Bush's 'chest bump.'

Wasn't nearly as cool as... (Below threshold)

Wasn't nearly as cool as Bush's 'chest bump.'

You're finally right on ONE thing, jp2.

I dunno, I'm 26 years old a... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

I dunno, I'm 26 years old and from what I can tell, touching fists has replaced the high-five as a more subtle and reserved congratulatory gesture amongst many athletes, artists, etc., albeit often in an ironic way amongst hipsters, (other) artists, etc.. Hey, my 60 year old British boss does it to be funny! Surely this was contrived--a PR person told them this would get lapped up--but that's the nature of the ugly political beast, isn't it? A handshake or hug would be too wooden; a kiss too ick; a high-five too loutish... This gesture is expressive of mutual respect and affection, with youthful flavour. Kind of fits their MO, doesn't it?

Where does it say in the job description that the President of the United States must be uncool, or anti-cool even? Who cares if the Brit Hume set is uncomfortable with all things remotely "urban" and/or contemporary?

I'm uncertain what about this bothers Cassie et al. Short of dropping out of the race or admitting he's a secret Muslim and apologizing for Stalin's war crimes, I don't think Barack Obama could do anything that wouldn't be subjected to ridicule in forums like this one. And frankly there are other things worth thinking about on a Friday afternoon. My office closes at 1:30 every Friday until Thanksgiving (Canadian), because my CEO is a man of the people (and owns a cottage two hours north, natch).

Summer beckons--to the patios! Get drunk and sunburnt, or the terrorists have won!

Where does it say in the... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Where does it say in the job description that the President of the United States must be uncool, or anti-cool even?

The RNC campaign manual.

Oh, right! Haha. High-five!... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Oh, right! Haha. High-five! I mean... chest-bump! Or is it thumbs-up...? Jeebus, what a stupid conversation. What fun, being a politician in the age of 24 hour cable news cycles and bored bloggers.

Say, microbrewed beer has got me rethinking intelligent design. Screw the complexity of the human eye, there is no way this is some mere cosmic accident. You might be happy to hear that American microbrews are all the rage in Toronto and Montreal (and probably Vancouver, but who cares). You beautiful people aren't afraid of hops.

Screw experience and kno... (Below threshold)
terry:

Screw experience and knowledge

Since when do you care about that cassy? You twice elected an ex-drunk, former coke addict, who ran two companies into the ground, and didn't know the difference between Shia and Sunni, because he was someone you'd most want to have a beer with.

I'd think the fist bump would appeal to your demographic.

And yet, terry, we still vo... (Below threshold)

And yet, terry, we still voted for him over those two inept boobs who ran against him in 2000 and 2004.

And would do so again, were he running against Obama or Clinton.

And so, I suspect, would enough of my fellow Americans.

I mean, really, get serious. Gore? Kerry? KERRY?

J.

Wasn't nearly as cool as... (Below threshold)
Dave:

Wasn't nearly as cool as Bush's 'chest bump.'

I can just picture it. Obama and Michelle doing a chest bump on stage after winning the primary.




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