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Obama Put His Feet on Oval
Office Desk, and People are Outraged

Mediaite, by Josh Feldman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/3/2013 8:04:27 AM

If you were hoping for one more overblown controversy to end your summer, your wish has been granted. President Obama put his foot on his desk in a White House photo, and although it admittedly does look a little cheesy, people are outraged over the leader of the free world placing his foot atop the Resolute Desk because it’s undignified and beneath the office of the president… although technically it’s in the office of the… the point is, people are not happy. Here’s the image that has everyone freaking out so much: [Photo] And here’s a sampling of some of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 9/3/2013 8:12:47 AM     (No. 9503205)

That´s his usual pose when telling people that the most beautiful sound in the world is the Muslim call to prayer...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: vic36, 9/3/2013 8:14:16 AM     (No. 9503208)

Mr. Obama, get your feet off our desk, your no longeer in a mud hut in Kenya

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mikeyt64, 9/3/2013 8:17:03 AM     (No. 9503214)

If anyone thinks this is unintentional they are being foolish. This man/child has no respect for America or its values. He blames his father his mother on US and wants to take it out on US.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 9/3/2013 8:17:13 AM     (No. 9503215)

Why the outrage NOW. He´s been doing this since he´s been in office. BTW, yesterday say pictures of most of the preezys doing this. Not that I approve of it. I hate the fact this one is breathing our air, in addition to his putting his big feet on our desk.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MMC, 9/3/2013 8:18:44 AM     (No. 9503219)

I don´t care what political stripe- you don´t put your feet up on the furniture! Obama goes for the casual pose... However, our country needs a leader from the front- not behind.

Obama continues to stick his Middle finger up at America. Where is that magic carpet prayer rug he can fly off with Jas-mooch?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: maryc, 9/3/2013 8:19:53 AM     (No. 9503222)

"but I look so cool" playing president.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 9/3/2013 8:20:09 AM     (No. 9503223)

Who´s outraged?? Mediaite trolls the interweb looking for PO´d peeps, then creates a "controversy" out of negative FB and Twitter comments.

Lots of Presidents have had their feet up on it, its what a desk is for. Granted it is a antique, but a well made antique.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/3/2013 8:21:38 AM     (No. 9503225)

The comment that Muslims showing the soles of their shoes as insult comes to mind. And the irony, of course, that the desk´s wood came from the RESOLUTE! Obama is so far from that that........................

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 9/3/2013 8:41:35 AM     (No. 9503267)

...at least Nixon and Ford were wearing their jackets as the back of their anles were on the desk. Barry looks like he´s passing gas with the sole of shoe pressing on it...

...Joe looks like he got a whiff...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 9/3/2013 8:42:06 AM     (No. 9503269)

It bothers me more that he is sitting at the desk....!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: flybynight, 9/3/2013 8:43:28 AM     (No. 9503271)

Outraged over Obama´s feet on his desk? Not me. Shaking head in pity over the tackiness, the obviously poor breeding, but I reserve my outrage for several other presidential missteps. Say, the racist remarks over his son, Travon, before a criminal trial, for instance. Or his many insults to our allies, and appalling diplomatic faux pas. Or the hugely expensive junkets and vacations, while gutting our military. Or the white-collar criminals which whom he surrounds himself. The many violations of our Constitution, including ObamaCare, to further his agenda, whatever that is. And now he wants to get us mired in yet another Middle Eastern no-win situation to salve his ego and look tough? Oh, my. I am outraged, but not over his déclassé pose pictured here.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 9/3/2013 8:47:48 AM     (No. 9503279)

Notably, it’s where “the buck stops.” It’s not, however, a footrest. I don’t care who does it or has done it. It’s unseemly. Moreover, it’s just plain wrong.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: corndoggies, 9/3/2013 8:49:24 AM     (No. 9503282)

Imagine a pic of President Bush doing something similar say...at the MLK Menorial.

I´m not "outraged" either, but is very very tacky and shows the preezey´s (haha thanks #4) total lack of respect for the office.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/3/2013 9:03:27 AM     (No. 9503309)

He does it all the time, little Josh, and it is disrespectful. As is the sole of his shoe toward anyone standing in front of him when he does this.

You are the one who has to grow up, Josh.

(BTW, Josh is such a nonentity that neither photo nor bio are available on Google.)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Watlines, 9/3/2013 9:07:38 AM     (No. 9503316)

Dittos #11. I´m so tired of criticizing this guy.

He need to go...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: right-turn, 9/3/2013 9:14:58 AM     (No. 9503328)

I would say something good about Obama but ....... but what to say?? Best I can think of is no third term!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: scarface67, 9/3/2013 9:20:48 AM     (No. 9503334)


Just another reason why I detest this piece of crap.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: PAdiva, 9/3/2013 9:24:10 AM     (No. 9503344)

#16 Who knows...BO might create enough civil unrest to cancel the 1916 elections....and he will be there till......Biden resigns and HRC becomes the VP

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/3/2013 9:28:18 AM     (No. 9503355)

How much he really wants to walk in the office wearing flip-flops and put them up on the desk. Someone is restraining him so far.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: smak90, 9/3/2013 9:47:29 AM     (No. 9503388)

We can only guess what Clinton had up on this desk

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Reply 21 - Posted by: coldoc, 9/3/2013 9:49:25 AM     (No. 9503390)

Why should I have respect for the office if he doesn´t?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/3/2013 9:52:19 AM     (No. 9503394)

Note to Josh Feldman: it´s not "his" desk.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bobn.t, 9/3/2013 10:08:16 AM     (No. 9503416)

Millions of Americans, and foreigners too, would like to show Zero the soles of their shoes - with swift forceful placement on his arse.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/3/2013 10:08:54 AM     (No. 9503418)

I´d prefer he never set foot into the Oval Office at all.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 9/3/2013 10:13:23 AM     (No. 9503427)

It´s slightly less crude than shooting us the finger but that´s exactly what he is doing, shooting us the finger. Too bad Lucianne has a list of banned words.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow, 9/3/2013 10:16:28 AM     (No. 9503432)

That´s what low-life community organizers do....he has to show to the young voters he is so ´hip´! You can take the low-life out of the gutter, but you can´t take the gutter out of zero!
Reagan put a jacket on before entering the Oval. Of course, the man had a vision, was able to govern and think. None of which the community thug is capable of doing!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/3/2013 10:17:24 AM     (No. 9503438)

He is so cool! Like he´s not sweating this one out. Makes a Dem proud... or a Muslim.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JoniTx, 9/3/2013 10:22:56 AM     (No. 9503444)

Sad to say, this article DOES include a photograph of President Bush with his feet on the desk....President Ford also.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/3/2013 10:26:25 AM     (No. 9503448)

Not sure where #7 grew up / was trained but as a Southerner, I was taught to not put my feet on furniture unless it was designed for that purpose.
Zippy probably eats with his elbows on the table and wipes his nose on his sleeves.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: FunOne, 9/3/2013 10:27:00 AM     (No. 9503449)

Observation of so many of the inhabitants of public housing suggests that they hold no respect for property that is seen as "easy come, easy go".

Obama lacks such respect, and to him, the White House is nothing more than an upscale public housing unit.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ginadee, 9/3/2013 10:30:33 AM     (No. 9503455)

What´s worse in the Oval Office? Shoes on the desk or Bill, Monica and a cigar?
I report, you decide.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: cinwasp, 9/3/2013 10:32:52 AM     (No. 9503460)

Squirrel!

Let´s get back to the real issues, okay?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/3/2013 10:35:32 AM     (No. 9503462)

Putting your feet in people´s faces is disrespectful and has no place in any office. Any person that would tolerate that does not respect themselves. The president needs to be corrected.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: fritzilou, 9/3/2013 11:36:13 AM     (No. 9503562)

THIS IS NOT AN OVERBLOWN CONTROVERSY TO WE MOTHERS , WHO SPEND A GREAT DEAL OF TIME TEACHING OUR CHILDREN ABOUT RESPECT FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY AND THE PROPERTY OF OTHERS.

THERE WAS ALSO A PICTURE PUBLISHED SOME TIME AGO OF HIM WITH HIS FOOT, SOLE DOWN, ON AN UPHOLSTERED CHAIR IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

TYPICAL OF SOME RENTERS, THEY HAVE NO REGARD FOR THE PROPERTY OF THE LANDLORD. SUCH DISRESPECT AND THE REACTION THERETO IS NOT JUST A CONTROVERSY. IT IS AN OFFENSE.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: eden202, 9/3/2013 11:44:40 AM     (No. 9503581)

C´mon folks. Give the poor guy a break.

He was considerate enough to use his street
shoes rather than his spiked golf shoes.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 9/3/2013 12:05:44 PM     (No. 9503624)

I raised on a farm, #29, but not in a barn. I would not put my feet up on the dinner table. However, in a past career, I had a lovely corner office, nice desk, comfy chair, great view...suffice to say, I was the boss. Now when I had my admins and section heads in my office, on occasion I would throw my feet up on the desk. This would be obviously during informal chat sessions and strategy brainstorming confabs. No one was offended, no one showed outrage, no one called me a renter. This is how it goes when one has that type of "job".

Now, on the other hand, I would not expect the receptionist to emulate, nor a lower level employee in the cube farms. Again I say this is a manufactured "outrage" created by the gals over at Mediaite...and a few here (who so hate Obama) fell for it.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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