WOW!..Barack Hussein Obama is the nation’s first hip president

United States
April 26, 2009 4:42am CST
Boy that sure make me feel a lot safer! It's not cool to be a president who is more concerned about our economy or terrorists just as long as you are hip! What ever happened to being a president who earned RESPECT by make wise decisions? Do you feel safer? Any comments? For Obama, hipness is what it is! It’s so hip that school kids in Albany, N.Y., coined a term for it: “Baracking.” And it doesn’t stop there. Those in the know at Albany High greet each other by saying: “What’s up, my Obama?” and they respond to a sneeze with “Barack you.” Misbehavior is peer-corrected with the admonition, “Barack’s in the White House,” which translates, “Show some respect.” So can it last? Can Obama’s hipness survive the weight and responsibility of the office? Maybe there’s a reason presidents aren’t hip. War-making, secrecy, aging, unpopularity, sternness and sobriety — these are decidedly unhip. And all that could come in the next 100 days, because hipness is a trendy thing, subject to popular whim. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21522_Page2.html
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Well he's definitely not the first "hip" president. Bill Clinton had that in hte 90's after playing the sax on Arseneo Hall. Some people might argue that Kennedy was hip, but that was before my time so I'm not sure. Either way, being hip only matters in the election. It's a great way to win ignorant voters, especially younger voters.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
Yes page 1 of the link did mention Bill Clinton and Kennedy.
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• United States
27 Apr 09
this is hip? - Nerdy is the new "hip" apparently.
Bill Clinton, flaws and all, was WAY cooler than nerdy 0bama could ever hope to be! For that matter, so was GW Bush, and NO president can ever hope to be as cool as Ronald Reagan was!
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• United States
28 Apr 09
LOL! Good one, Cooler!
• United States
26 Apr 09
My family and I are hip,too!! This morning I took a giant barack and wiped my 0bama with lots of hussein paper.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
HILARIOUS!
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I'll just make a (hopefully) brief comment on his attempts to be "hip" for now and avoid the topic of what other things he may be doing right or wrong... I see his attempts as being "hip" as a way for him to show that he can "relate" to America's youth? I think in general his demeanor, and the way he does things is his way of trying to make himself appear to be "one of us". Whethere he is suceeding or not, I won't argue. It's obvious that is his failing to convince A LOT of people, that he knows what he's doing. This is just my guess on why he does some of the things that he does.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
I happen to be one of the "lot of people" and do not understand how some people cannot see it is all a facade covering up the fact that he does not have a clue as to what our country needs. Certainly not a smooth talking hippy.
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@AmbiePam (51191)
• United States
26 Apr 09
The tip off for me was watching him fill out his NCAA tournament bracket on television. Had any Bush done that, or maybe even Clinton, they would have been toast in the media, and within the everyday people of our country they would have been labeled names I shall not repeat.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
26 Apr 09
He is also the most dangerous one. Because he is 'hip' then he can amass followers, people will do his bidding, he will get away with passing unjust laws, murder the unborn, give precedence to the immoral and the illegal, because many want a president who looks charming and because for over ten years,the media has been bombarded by black organizations that do not want the blacks portrayed in dramas what some of them are in life. So they believe that an African American president will always do best for the country, even though if an Anglop-Irish or even a Mexican American would be condemned for the same thing. And hip does not work unless one has enough forces behind him to quelch the opposition and it seems Obama is making sure he does.
@PrarieStyle (2486)
• United States
26 Apr 09
It's kind of the same as parents who want to be their childrens friend. You can't be their friend, you have to step up and be the parent weather they like it or not.
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26 Apr 09
Not being an American I wanted to share my view on Obama. Firstly he seems to have much more style and panache about himself compared to his predecessors. His voice is better than of the previous President, and does not seem to do things or talk in a rush or in a hatred tone of speech. I certainly believe that he is a pragmatic and much more down to earth President. I think that Obama will most likely do much more good, in improving the U.S.A and the effects his policies have on the world stage.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
You may think his voice is better but that is not the problem it is what he says that is dangerous to the USA.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
darkjedi I agree....talk about dumb... glad at least costas does not have a vote.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Well I'm glad to see that not everyone denies the superficial reasons they like him. I for one don't elect people based on style, panache, or voice. If that were the case we could have elected Pierce Brosnan.
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@GardenGerty (113631)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Kind of scary to think of. I do not want anyone to Barack me when I sneeze. Of course I have never been hip, so I am on the outs.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
Me too Gerty. The comment you gave to the response above was really on the nail...great!
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@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Oh, please. The elections have gone on frivolous reasons for decades. Kennedy was the first 'hip' president we had, and it's gone downhill from there.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
I think he has alot to deal with and his decisions do make sense. I dont agree with him apologizing to dictators who have been enemies of the US since forever. I think it seems unpatriotic and is not backing up his country for it's decisions and political stances. The hip part is just hollywood american. There's alot more going on than what's in the media. We dont hear alot of it as common americans. Remember that celebrities dont choose the rumors that are made of them most of the time they dont have alot of control over what theyy are precieved as. With that said, I think because he is good looking, black, young and this is just a very new thing for americans, he is getting more attention from hollywood than most presidents. As for respect, I am also disapointed that we are not carrying out our traditions.... but "Change" was his slogan that Americans bought into. I feel that Americans are the most unappreciative nation in the world. We take things for granted and with that we go through different things with a quickness. It's the american way. Cant say is good or bad, it's just how it is, and it's affecting our government now and only time will tell what will come of this. All in all the American people are responsible for alot more than we take credit for. I say Support your President! No matter who he is. When he screws up then say something. What more can we do.
• United States
27 Apr 09
I live in upstate NY - like I needed another reason to home school my kids! This is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen but it doesn't surprise me one bit. The sheeple care nothing for anything but what they are told is "cool", they care nothing for the well being of this country and they care nothing about their freedom - they won't even notice when it's gone.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
30 Jun 09
I have already seen that damage he has done, and I am afraid of what will happen if he lives out the whole four year term of his office before they find out and are allowed to remove him because of some illegality about his birth place, a legal uprising, etc. The trouble is that many people have decided that authority should be based on race and ethnic group rather then character and that is what is wrong. And thanks for the best response.