Sweetest Moments From the Obama Years In Photos (2009-2017)

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Sweetest Moments From the Obama Years In Photos (2009-2017)

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:17 pm

As we say goodbye to Barack Obama and his family after eight years in their home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable photos taken by Pete Souza, the official White House photographer…
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As a father, President Obama was ‘a natural’ around children of all ages…

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Hailing from Chicago, the Obamas were no strangers to snow…

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The whole family played in the snow—including Bo, the family’s Portuguese Water Dog, shown here romping in a blizzard on the south grounds.


Snowball in hand, the President chases Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on the White House colonnade.

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The Jokester-in-Chief: “We were walking through a locker room when White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson stopped to weigh himself on a scale. Unbeknownst to him, the President was stepping on the back of the scale, as Marvin continued to slide the scale lever. Everyone but Marvin was in on the joke.”

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This pizza shop owner became a celebrity overnight when the traveling press corp captured images of Scott Van Duzer picking up the president in a bear hug…

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And who can forget this moment, when Obama fired a marshmallow cannon in the East Room designed by a young participant in the annual White House Science Fair… Watch the video

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One day Sasha crawled into the office, and Souza followed her. She hid behind the sofa, and when she reached the far end, jumped up and yelled, to spook her dad.

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Michelle and Barack watch the Fourth of July fireworks from the roof of the White House…

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Touching hands on the railing of a boat during a tour following the Gulf oil spill…


The president, wearing a tiara with Girl Scouts visiting the White House…

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Visiting classrooms to promote science (and having a little fun)…

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Meeting a staffer’s daughter right down on the floor…

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And, who didn’t enjoy his dancing and singing?

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Crooning ’Sweet Home Chicago’ with B.B. King…

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He didn’t mind rolling up his sleeves, recalls photographer Souza: “White House valets had moved the sofas in the Oval Office to accommodate the large number of press. When the photo-op ended, the President said to Vermont Gov. Douglas, ‘Let’s move the sofas back in place.’ Gov. Douglas didn’t quite know what to do as the President began lifting.”

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Fixing a young man’s tie…

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Returning to the Oval Office after going on a hamburger run for West Wing staffers. (White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Michelle made her mark, too, helping kids stay fit, planting and harvesting in her White House vegetable garden, and advocating for veterans…

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To all the Obamas, We Will Miss You!

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Post by Syl on Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:25 pm

Lovely pics, he was a natural, nothing seemed staged.
I thought they were a really lovely couple.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:28 pm

I agree Syl and think these pictures are a fitting tribute

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Post by Syl on Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:44 pm

They certainly are, he has the human touch...as does his wife...I don't think that can be manufactured for the cameras.

Princess Diana had it, prince's William and Harry definitely have it.

Not that many politicians seem to have it sadly.


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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:26 pm

Thanks for this post, it will be nice to look back on those days from time to time in the days to come.

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Post by eddie on Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:02 pm

You're such a FUCKING knob. Why do you go and spoil a perfectly nice thread with your utter shit?

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:06 pm

Major wrote:[/url]

For the majority of USA citizens, what EXACTLY/ACTUALLY did Obama achieve for them??????

Jobs.


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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:03 pm

Barack Obama was probably the best president that the US has ever seen.

The Republicans (Bush and Cheney) had left the country in an ugly, purposeless war, on the brink of the next depression, with double-digit unemployment, a $17-trillion deficit and bin Laden still alive and running around.  Total failure.

Obama got the country out of Iraq, saved America from the next Depression, brought unemployment down from 10.5% to 4.2%, oversaw the creation of 5-million jobs, rebuilt the American automobile industry, oversaw the American stock market soar to over $22,000 average in the Dow Jones (highest ever), finally created a highly successful medical care system (despite the sour grapes of Republicans) and he got bin Laden when the Republican administration was completely inept at finding him.  Today, he keeps us out of more needless wars.  All of this in the face of the McConnell-Boehner doctrine, which says make America fail when the the black man is in power.

That's a hell of a record.  The only reason Republicans don't like him is because of his race.  That's their problem.

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Re: Sweetest Moments From the Obama Years In Photos (2009-2017)

Post by veya_victaous on Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:13 am

yeah anyone that doesn't realize that Obama basically saved the US economy is Willfully ignorant.
When he came to power the US had double digit unemployment and a share market in decline. Both where turned around with his intervention.

PLUS taking the first steps towards a Civilized healthcare system, which doesn't leave it's citizen to die.
For that alone I think he is one of the best in last 100 years easily.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:27 pm

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Smile        Repub' lie :  less Americans have health cover /"Obamacare is a failure"..
Real world fact :  20 million more Americans could afford health cover, compared to 8 years ago --  and despite GOP stonewalling and interventions..

Repub' lie :  the stockmarket is down..
Fact :  the market is up more than 50%..

Repub' lie :  Unemployment is at "record" levels;
Fact :  unemployment is a third lower than under GWB..

Repub' lie :  more people are living in poverty;
Fact :  poverty levels were higher (by millions of people, higher..) 8 years ago..


There is one basic truth tucked away among the wider tea-bagger propaganda,  though ==
Average workers' take-home pay packets have remained pretty low (ever since the 'GFC' , as a matter of fact..).          Idea

This has been a largely worldwide problem though,  and not just the USA --  as businesses keep downward pressures on wage levels, exporting jobs to cheaper countries, and playing off workers against one another --  while price and cost inflation (especially housing, energy and food costs..) staying ahead of wage rises keeps on pushing relative wage levels lower, year by year.

Which in turn, has made the world's workers in general that little bit poorer each year --  as the bosses and corporations get richer-and-richer off their workers' backs and sweat..

And it it will only get worse, under Trump's economic policy foolishness.

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