Obama Porn

4 Feb

*disclaimer:I promise not all of my posts will include Obama.  I’m probably the least politically savvy person you know and have little to offer by way of insight.  

Forgive for the title. I just like to make everything dirty. But after being bombarded with images and descriptions of Obama that highlight how cool, smart, and sexy he is, I’m starting to get a little bored.  Sure, it’s great to look at.  Sure, it makes us feel good.  But when it’s all over, don’t you feel a little empty?  Don’t you wish you had something of more substance? Don’t you wish Barack would stay and cuddle a little?  I keep seeing blogs and articles and little blurbs with great pictures and witty one-liners, but with very little explanation of explaining the actual policies being changed or decisions being made.

Exhibit A, president Obama signing the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay act of 2009:

Awesome.  We don’t have a president that’s a total douche bag and thinks women should get less pay than men for the same job. And he’s clearly good with the ladies.  But really, I think we should save our gushing for when he does things that really warrant praise.  When he does things that are common sense, I am and will be pleased (and I’ll admit, this is change in itself,  albeit slightly more nuanced than this feminste post implies ). But I think there’s a hefty segment of us who support the guy simply because of who he’s not with only the vaguest notion of what he’s actually all about:

Maybe that’s OK.  Maybe presidential porn is good for us– just the stuff we need to rouse our spirits and band us together.  And sure, we deserve a little celebration after the last 8 years.  I’m certainly guilty of glorifying Obama and all his sexiness.  I watched the same You Tube clip of him dancing on Ellen three times a day (minimum) during the weeks around the election and inauguration.  But his dance moves will only get him so far, and I know that I’d benefit from a little less looking at cute You Tube clips and a little more reading about what changes he’s actually making.

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