POPULARITY CONTESTS  9:40 am April 23, 2009

President Obama Still Quite Popular

by Sara K. Smith

... and handsome.We have had a new president for 100 whole days, and even though Teabaggers warn of creeping socialism, Barack Obama has somehow hypnotized 64 percent of people into thinking he is doing a good job. Republicans hate his guts, of course, but apparently there aren’t many of them left. [AP]

 
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Jerk Cade April 23, 2009 at 9:50 am

Love that picture. Can we get some music to play behind it? Moody Blues, perchance?

BillyClubb April 23, 2009 at 9:51 am

I wasn’t so sure, but then I saw him shirtless, and now I have his name tattooed on my shoulder. I can’t wait for his new rap CD!

hobospacejunkie April 23, 2009 at 9:52 am

This is why the teabaggers belong in the category ‘point & laugh,’ rather than ‘fear populist uprising.’ Also.

norbizness April 23, 2009 at 9:53 am

[re=297523]Jerk Cade[/re]: No, I’m thinking more of Three Times One Minus One’s magnum opus, Ewwww Girl Eeewwww.

tehbenton April 23, 2009 at 9:54 am

Barry was the unknown fourth member of Earth, Wind & Fire: Water.

Serolf Divad April 23, 2009 at 9:55 am

Let me put it this way: The GOP is syphilis, and Barack Obama is a big shot of penicillin.

So of course he’s still popular.

freakishlystrong April 23, 2009 at 9:56 am

But Fox News keeps telling me his Presidency is in trouble? What?

4tehlulz April 23, 2009 at 10:02 am

[re=297530]Serolf Divad[/re]: But many people are allergic to penicillin, hence the teabaggers and Glenn Beck.

FaunceyGardner April 23, 2009 at 10:05 am

[re=297528]norbizness[/re]: Iss like I’m sayin, WPCBCN rocks

hobospacejunkie April 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

[re=297528]norbizness[/re]: It’s like I’m sayin’
Damn!

Doglessliberal April 23, 2009 at 10:07 am

Are those roses exploding from his loins?

2goats April 23, 2009 at 10:07 am

Are they remaking Mandingo? Who has Raquel Welch’s role?

hobospacejunkie April 23, 2009 at 10:07 am

[re=297539]FaunceyGardner[/re]: Jinx

Serolf Divad April 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

[re=297537]4tehlulz[/re]:

It’s said that once syphilis had spread to Nietzsche’s brain he was driven mad. The final breakdown came when Nitezsche saw a man beating a donkey on the street. Nietzsche threw himself between the man and the donkey and, taking the animal by the neck, began weeping profusely. I could see Glenn Beck doing something like that.

norbizness April 23, 2009 at 10:11 am

I AIN’T GOT NO FLYIN’ SHOES

TaterFarm April 23, 2009 at 10:13 am

That picture is crying out for Blingee.

hobospacejunkie April 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

[re=297546]Serolf Divad[/re]: Men should not beat donkeys. Neecha wasn’t insane, the world around him had gone mad. Allegedly.

FaunceyGardner April 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

Is that a phone in his hand? “Hi, Bar, it’s me again, can u talk?”

Doglessliberal April 23, 2009 at 10:24 am

[re=297549]TaterFarm[/re]: Blingee would be overkill. That picture IS Blingee.

Doglessliberal April 23, 2009 at 10:25 am
kthxbai...also April 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

I love that he’s popular and that the wingers are sucking one…hard.

DC Hates Me April 23, 2009 at 10:31 am

Painted by Larry Sinclair from the back of his limo.

bitchincamaro April 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

And he’s still clean!

MARCdMan April 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

Obama’s popped collar makes him look dangerously guido-ish. Carefull with that pic.

Cape Clod April 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

“A majority of Americans believe the Obama administration is following higher ethical standards than the Bush administration.”

Just goes to show how ethically challenged the Bush adminstration was that they are viewed as being more corrupt than a fascist/socialist/communist, Muslin, birth certificate forger.

Mr Blifil April 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

I think my plates just shifted.

Norbert April 23, 2009 at 10:49 am

[re=297546]Serolf Divad[/re]: yes but will Glenn Beck’s sister parade him around in his pajamas so people can gawk at the syphillitic looney-tune and she can cash in? oh wait, Fox is taking care of that angle nicely

Lazy Media April 23, 2009 at 10:53 am

Apparently, Ron Fournier (a known winger, btw), lost all AP backfiles from pre-2001. He takes the fact that BUSH was universally unpopular, and construes it to imply that PRESIDENTS are unpopular, and Americans are generally pessimistic (as opposed to just pessimistic about Bushies). Wanker.

Oh, and stop hotlinking to pictures of my van.

Texan Bulldoggette April 23, 2009 at 10:54 am

[re=297566]DC Hates Me[/re]: You know what, even Beck, Hannity & Rush don’t bring up that fictitious shit. If you think you’re being funny, um…no–not at all. Go back to stockpiling your weapons for the march.

2druk2phluq April 23, 2009 at 10:58 am

Is that a river horse? Did they forget the magic horn?

Red Zeppelin April 23, 2009 at 11:02 am

Man, I just want to get me a Chevy van so I can have that painted on the side!

Zadig April 23, 2009 at 11:04 am

[re=297546]Serolf Divad[/re]: Don’t forget Nietzche’s pledge to roll around town, just stone cold shooting anti-semites. http://www.harkavagrant.com/history/neitzschefinal.png

american mutt April 23, 2009 at 11:10 am

[re=297600]Red Zeppelin[/re]: I will so donate to your cause if you get that done.

PrairiePossum April 23, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’d love to own that picture on a black velvet canvas. It would compliment my black velvet Elvis and black velvet Jesus portraits.

The Church of Realism April 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

He is the magical Black Elvis.

zhubajie April 23, 2009 at 11:16 am

Their general rejection will only make the remaining Republifucks the more desperate and angry. Be sure to provoke them whenever you have a chance!

Zhu Bajie

Bill_TX April 23, 2009 at 11:16 am

I fapped.

Capitol Hillbilly April 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

[re=297530]Serolf Divad[/re]: “The GOP is syphilis.” Are saying that Henry VIII was a Republican?

June Cleaver 2.0 April 23, 2009 at 11:34 am

Now Cantor says the Republicans and Obama got off to a bad start. Like they didn’t contrive the bad start. I think some Republicans want to be re-elected. Hence, Cantor saying they need to do better with the Prez. They won’t be able to, because they can’t help themselves. They are duct-taped to that crazy base. So, go right wing base! Keep doing your thing! Keep having your tea parties! Especially July 4, when people will be annoyed at that junk, and will want some true blue corny red, white, and blue picnics and fire works.

Custerwolf April 23, 2009 at 11:38 am

Nice Watchtower cover.

Custerwolf April 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

[re=297546]Serolf Divad[/re]: Unfortunately, you have greatly misunderstood the profundity of that act – and I’m NOT referring to Glenn Blechh.

Custerwolf April 23, 2009 at 11:42 am

[re=297553]hobospacejunkie[/re]: Nice.

Red Zeppelin April 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

[re=297620]american mutt[/re]: I think I’ve got some huge old Pioneer speakers I can hook up to the stereo, so I’ll be cruisin’ with some sweet soul music!

S.Luggo April 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

That’s a Ruskie submarine next to Barry’s right arm. Explains everything.

S.Luggo April 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm

[re=297558]FaunceyGardner[/re]: Cell phone? No. It’s his Kenyan passport.

JamesMichaelCurley April 23, 2009 at 12:33 pm

[re=297546]Serolf Divad[/re]: My ENT specialist said that if Rush Limbaugh came to her with the sudden accute hearing loss he described (singed big buck contract renewal, looses substantial hearing the next month) the first thing she would do is have him tested for syphillis.

chascates April 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm

This popularity is pushing Drudge into overdrive:

THE HUNDRED DAYS: SUPPORTERS INSIST HE IS GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER

URGENT: OBAMA GRACES COVER OF ‘TIME’ [FOR 13TH TIME IN PAST YEAR]…

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO ESSAY! SEE OBAMA MOVE CHAIRS AROUND! ..GAZE AT JFK… THROW FOOTBALL

They got nothin’!

Gallowglass April 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm

[re=297707]JamesMichaelCurley[/re]: I thought that the hearing loss was linked to his Oxy habit. Fried the nerves or something. The syph takes a long time to get bad enough to damage nerves.

Hooray For Anything April 23, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Cue Nelson Muntz walking up to Rush Limbaugh: Ha ha!

SayItWithWookies April 23, 2009 at 1:18 pm

No giant clamshell? No cherubim? Fake fake fake.

Custerwolf April 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm

[re=297773]SayItWithWookies[/re]: “No giant clamshell?”
No, I’m afraid K-lo declined the invitation to stand for the artist.

McDuff April 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I want to stand on my desk and say “Captain, oh my Captain” as Barry walks out the door.

PlanetWingnuta April 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

That pic should so go on a romance novel!

I Love My President…a hareliquim polictio-romance novel

dijetlo April 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm

[re=297553]hobospacejunkie[/re]: Nah Dawg, if he’d have just looked under the donkey, he’d a seen he was getting off on it.
Just like Glenb Beck.

captqitn April 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

Assuming these numbers were gathered before the TRUTH about his succulent color came out?

WAKE UP!!!!!!!

IonaTrailer April 23, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Nice painting – in the “Jesus guiding the trucker through the storm” genre.

I want to see more hot bathing suit pix of Obama. Maybe him shooting some hoops, or bitch slapping John Boehner.

SayItWithWookies April 23, 2009 at 4:02 pm

[re=297872]Custerwolf[/re]: See, that’s why I said clamshell — I knew someone with a dirty mind would be tempted to say that. Besides, K-Lo’s fallow clam is probably tiny, having only been penetrated by the slim brass crucifix hanging over her bed.

Custerwolf April 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm

[re=298028]SayItWithWookies[/re]: ewwwww…..

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