President Obama has a new name..given by the Native American Indians...

United States
September 22, 2009 6:23pm CST
I got this in my email box today from a friend of many years. I read this and my hand went to my mouth and I had to laugh. I thought this is a good name. You must know that he went to speak to the Native Indians. He always says what He wants and He IS going to do this or that... No matter what everyone else wants him to do, even his own cabinet...but this is a good write up.... President BARACK OBAMA was invited to address a major gathering of the American Indian Nation two weeks ago in upstate New York . HE spoke for almost an hour on HIS future plans for increasing every Native American's present standard of living, since he has now become the President.. HE referred to his career as a Senator, how he had signed 'YES' for every Indian issue that came to his desk for approval. Although President Obama was vague on the details of his plan, he seemed most enthusiastic about his future ideas for helping his 'red sisters and brothers'. At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented Obama with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name - "Walking Eagle". The proud President then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds. A news reporter later inquired to the group of chiefs of how they came to select the new name they had given to the President. They explained that "Walking Eagle" is the name given to a bird so full of sh!t it can no longer fly. Okay how did you take this? Did you think it was funny or cute?I did not start this for a debate. I just thought it cute and funny. Thank you for responding.
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@dld999 (118)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I think that the title is applicable to just about every elected official in Washington DC for the last hundred forty plus years. Native Americans deserve better. Period. I'll hold off on my opinion of the current president in this matter and see what he does or doesn't do. As for past presidents, go ahead and chastise them - we clearly CAN judge THEM on their hot air, do nothing records.
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• United States
23 Sep 09
I knew that he would not be good for us. I hoped I was wrong because I knew he would get office. The people many of them bought his lines hook line and sinker. Many did not, how he got elected I'll never know. I hardly know anyone that admits to voting for him and only a few that said they were going to. I know I DID NOT vote for him.
• United States
23 Sep 09
who would have been better? I only ask because alot of people are saying Obama is bad for America then who would have been better for the job
@dld999 (118)
• United States
23 Sep 09
After reading all the posts and comments in this discussion, all I can add is what you (moondancer) posted in your own profile: "Life is short sometimes it's long. Either way we need to be strong do what we must do live each day with honor. Treat others as we wish to be treated. Be kind and gentle, help each other as much as we can. For we never know what may come or what life may bring our way..." The original joke stands, a somewhat tired repeat of an old joke retold over and over about many, many politicians. But the comments seem to stray away from the "kindness and gentleness" previously expressed. Peace to all, in all aspects of your lives.
23 Sep 09
Hi moondancer, I was reading till i got to the end and had to laugh, I can't comment on it because I don't really know much about politics, but nobody is ever happy who ever is the president. Tamara
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• United States
23 Sep 09
This is true Tamara not everyone is happy with a president and what they do. But I must say that this one has less approval than most have had with the exception of just a couple. He is more of a dictator...
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
23 Sep 09
So right moonie!!
• United States
23 Sep 09
I thought it was very funny.Finally somebody who knows when they are being taken for a ride by someone who is full of"IT" and himself..
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• United States
23 Sep 09
Somehow I knew you would think that, lol.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Lol; I had to laugh. I did; I felt a bit bad, but had to laugh. Dang. Sorry this is a shortie MyLot. I ain't dignifying this with more paragraphs.
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• United States
23 Sep 09
hello Savvynlady, I laughed to I thought it was cute. thank you
@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
22 Sep 09
LOL! I'm definitely going to have to forward that to my mom; she'll get a kick out of it. Yeah, it's so true...funny and true. Thanks for posting this.
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• United States
22 Sep 09
I thought so too and I forwarded it to all of the people I could that would appreciate it and does not mind getting forwards. lol
@kprofgames (3018)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I think it's very accurate is what I think.
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• United States
22 Sep 09
lol, I too must say that I agree to this analogy.
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I thought it was cute. Although some money is being thrown at Americans and different organizations, my problem with all this is he has not fulfilled some of his first promises and now he is making more. I hope he can do it. 4 years is not enough to do all he promises already and if he makes anymore "I do not know". Then the problem arises if he does not get elected 4 more years to give him more time for promises already made, we do not know if the next will go along with everything. My first and foremost concerns is for our troops and getting them home.
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• United States
24 Sep 09
I do agree with you. I really don't know or think that he will spend another 4 years in office as president.
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
24 Sep 09
By the way after response to this I tried to look this up. This has been used with several people. Actually what they said about him was i believe Obama Black Hawk-they believe he is a friend to all. They actually used Running Eagle with John Edwards. Funny Hugh. He was always running behind the bush.
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• United States
23 Sep 09
I thought it was silly and crule. sorry don't have a sense of humor in this category... I beleive as people thats why we are so divided now. is there any hope any more to change current circumstances in America, or because of all the damage that has been done in the past anyone who takes office will be looked upon as someone who is full of shyt. I admire Obama for wanting to change 400 years of distruction and its sad that he maynot be the president to do it because people just wont give him that chance, it probably will never get done. but this is not a debate, and its not the time to justify Obama..Poor taste!
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• United States
23 Sep 09
Everyone has their opinions, yes...and everyone has poked at and made jokes about EVERY PRESIDENT we have had...Why is it that some can not stand it when Obama is treated as an equal of the previous Presidents? No, I guess you can not take a joke. An no this was not meant to be a debate. I just thought it was cute and yes a bit funny.
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• United States
23 Sep 09
Again I thought it was in poor taste, and I didn't think it was cute or funny... sorry... and that doesn't mean I can't take a joke... Not all jokes ends in laughter... Poor Taste!
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I probably received the same e-mail. Anyway, I've heard the story before. I thought the story funny and the name appropriate. Our president is a smooth character.
• United States
24 Sep 09
He does know how to talk, doesn't he?
@matsulori (269)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Thank you... thank you. You made me snarf my coffee out through my nose. "Walking Eagle" indeed... hee-hee-hee...
• United States
24 Sep 09
OMG, sorry about that. But you did laugh.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I've always been proud of my Native dna....even more so now.
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• United States
23 Sep 09
Me too, and I know very well how diplomatic they can be in chastising someone for their misdeeds. lol
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
Whether it is true or not is not for me to comment at the moment. What I want to say is that the story reminds me of a 'story' presented as a joke, in the Reader's Digest in early 1970's. The joke started by telling the reader of a white congressman (or was it some other government officer?) visiting a Native American Indian reservation area. This guy talked about his plans to uplift the living standard of Native American Indians. The NAIs greeted the first announcement with several enthusiastic 'hoya'. This spurred the guy to talk even more of future plans. On the way back this guy asked a person what 'hoya' meant. The answer was 'cow dung'.
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• United States
23 Sep 09
Yes, it sure does..I remember this one too. lol
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Hi Moonie, I think it's hilarious. Funny and true. Just my opinion and not meant to offend anyone. As Irish would say....Just sayin!! leenie
• United States
23 Sep 09
I think it was cute and funny. I thought others would enjoy seeing it. There are a few that can not take a "joke" being focused on Obama but it's fine to do it to the other presidents before him. I don't get it leenie. The persons response before yours says this is in poor taste! Every president has been teased and made fun of. People, some of them just can not stand it that someone will treat this president as an equal to the others.
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• United States
23 Sep 09
You asked for my opinion and I gave it to you. what more should I say...If I laughed will that make you feel any better. I didn't like the joke...does that make me a bad person... just because I didn't agree with you. I understand every president has been joked about and if it was another president I felt strongly about I proabably still would not of liked the joke! How do you give a president a name with a hidden meaning,especially when he was there in concern of you... he has nothing to prove to them he's president. that was in poor taste thats like someone saying something to me in Spanish me not knowing what they are saying, and the end result is being offensive. here you have a man who proabably thought walking eagle was something meaningful and it was intended to be degrading... Most of the people on here made comments of how they felt the joke was in truth and here I am feeling different and theres a problem Please so double standard You asked if the joke was cute not if the people felt it was in truth how about you respond to them and say well I didn't ask if you thought the president was really Full of shyt...
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Moonie, Like you said, most Presidents these days are the brunt of jokes. There was a reason this group felt the way they did and that should not be ignored. As far as the joke goes, I'm sorry but it was a joke and some people are going to like it and many won't. To be offended is a personal response and I would not worry about it. You can't make everyone happy. Leenie