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Obama, daughters go book-shopping
The Hill (Washington DC), by Megan R. Wilson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/30/2013 5:18:58 PM

President Obama took part in Small Business Saturday by heading over to Politics and Prose, a locally-owned bookstore in Washington, D.C. Wearing a brown leather coat and tan sweater, the president mingled with customers and wished them happy holidays. He brought daughters Malia and Sasha, who occasionally left his side to shop as he chatted with others. At the register, when asked what books he purchased, Obama said, “it is a long list ... books for every age group, from 5 to 52.” In all, Obama purchased 21 titles, including, “All That Is” by James Salter; “Collision Low Crossers:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 11/30/2013 5:43:47 PM     (No. 9635114)

lots of fiction

President Bush likes biographies and history. He was known, if i recall correctly, to read two or three books a week on average.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/30/2013 5:43:56 PM     (No. 9635115)

Please. The only thing he´s read is Das Kapital. The Classic Comics version. And he moves his lips when reading.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/30/2013 5:49:24 PM     (No. 9635121)

I bet Obama bought "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims" and brought it home in a brown paper wrapper !

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/30/2013 5:51:56 PM     (No. 9635123)

For pure fiction, I recommend, Dreams from My Father.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 11/30/2013 5:53:14 PM     (No. 9635124)

Glad I´m not the store owner...he´s the kiss of death for small businesses in general...can you imagine if he actually came in person?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/30/2013 5:59:17 PM     (No. 9635126)

I guess he got tired of reading The Communist Manifesto over and over.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 11/30/2013 6:01:34 PM     (No. 9635130)

more likely coloring books. And demanding free crayons as well. Be about as intellectually demanding as this conference of fools is up to.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/30/2013 6:04:28 PM     (No. 9635136)

Hi Everyone!!

The Obama`s do this every time they are looking for favorable press. When the public is on their backs they grab the kids and go book shopping. Tomorrow they may be at an ice cream store, unless they have leftover pie.

Nothing to see here, folks.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: judy, 11/30/2013 6:09:04 PM     (No. 9635140)

I´m sure he thinks all 21 of his purchases will be top sellers within a week. Ha! What a phony. Wonder who told him which 21 to buy..Valerie?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thewarden, 11/30/2013 6:16:31 PM     (No. 9635146)

Look at how smart we are, we read books! Desperate. Was he holding the girls´ hands?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/30/2013 6:37:52 PM     (No. 9635157)

Wouldn´t you know he´d wear a stiff new shiny leather (pleather?) jacket. He is NOT cool.

Sasha is beinning to look as though she´ll be the most attractive-looking person in the family. Pickle-faced Granny and "I´m ready for my closeup if you´ll photoshop it" Moochelle, and dour ever-bored Malia.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 11/30/2013 6:47:27 PM     (No. 9635162)

Kenyan Wetback In The Promised Land

The Life and Times of Bill Ayers

Pipe Dreams From My Fake Father

The Round-Heeled Doxies of Kansas

Choom Your Way To Success

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/30/2013 6:49:09 PM     (No. 9635163)

The Potemkin family shamelessly stages another photo op.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: eoddad, 11/30/2013 7:06:44 PM     (No. 9635172)

Does anyone really care that the girls go to the Bookstore. PLEASE.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lylacat, 11/30/2013 7:17:20 PM     (No. 9635175)

Yawn

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 11/30/2013 7:20:24 PM     (No. 9635176)

The Interweb for Dummies.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/30/2013 7:26:02 PM     (No. 9635178)

I haven´t watched Booknotes on c-span in years - but I seem to recall that Politics and Prose was featured on a fairly regular basis when an author was appearing / speaking / signing books.

It always gave me the impression it was a left-leaning shop by both the guest speaker and the audience questions.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/30/2013 7:26:08 PM     (No. 9635179)

Guaranteed, in 10 years, folks are not gonna believe what a totally disfunctional family obamas are.

Affirmative Action is 99.9% marketing.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 11/30/2013 8:12:05 PM     (No. 9635196)

That brown leather coat is his Air Force One bomber jacket. You can see the edge of the insignia on the left chest pocket.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/30/2013 8:18:45 PM     (No. 9635200)

Does he want to buy my autographed copy of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims? Can´t get much smaller business-wise than that.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/30/2013 9:26:16 PM     (No. 9635232)

Re #19, nope. Just a too shiny, too new brown leather jacket worn with zero panache - appears to have zipper on breast pocket. Dorky and a shade of brown I won´t describe here. Video:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2013/1130/Like-millions-of-holiday-shoppers-President-Obama-does-his-bit-for-the-economy-video

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Reply 22 - Posted by: snapper451, 11/30/2013 9:31:42 PM     (No. 9635236)

The bookstore must have had a communist / socialist section. They can get the best reads of their father.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/30/2013 9:56:33 PM     (No. 9635257)

Destroying small business with one hand while he pretends to support it with the other.

The girls always look as if they don´t know who the man is who is with them. Assume he spends zero time with them.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: PAdiva, 11/30/2013 10:10:02 PM     (No. 9635265)

Lying for Dummies to Dummies

Obamacare Survival Guide by Dick Morris

Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for the New Healthcare Law by Betsy McCaughey

Democrats are Sheeple

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Reply 25 - Posted by: StuartL, 11/30/2013 11:59:10 PM     (No. 9635311)

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

Picking up a few dozen copies to boost his next royalty statement.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: steveW, 12/1/2013 1:14:11 AM     (No. 9635341)

Obama can read?! When did W have time to teach him?

A flurry of red flags fly over this oh so sincere "list of books", warning of photo ops and propaganda points. One wonders if the daughters understand that they are being exploited as distractions from their father´s many lies and misdeeds?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/1/2013 1:24:00 AM     (No. 9635349)

For whatever reason,whenever I see the older daughter,I´m reminded of what a Micheal Jackson offspring would look like.

No doubt about it,Obama can already taste the shaved ice in Hawaii.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/1/2013 1:37:19 AM     (No. 9635358)

Buying books for the winter vacay ?

Wonder if somebody has an old copy of Dress for Success to send Moooochelle.



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Reply 29 - Posted by: PageTurner, 12/1/2013 3:25:48 AM     (No. 9635406)

Lulu and the Brontosaurus - this is pretty much Obama´s speed. And the left had the nerve to howl about Bush´s My Pet Goat.

Meanwhile, look at that photo of poor little Sasha - I wonder who her daddy is.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/1/2013 8:32:17 AM     (No. 9635583)

#2, you forgot Mao´s Little Red Book.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: broken01, 12/2/2013 12:22:38 PM     (No. 9636878)

Those poor ewoks of his look absolutely miserable hanging out with their pops. It makes me almost sorry for the little darlings especially the older one who´s starting to resemble her mamma wookie. I have a list of books for our "very intelligent" CinC:

1.American For Dummies
2.Any thing from Dr Seuss
3.Obamacare Survival Guide (For Dummies)
4.Fascism in Ten Easy Steps
5 How To Deal With An Annoying Spouse( he can give this to the Wookie when he´s done.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: msjena, 12/2/2013 12:40:59 PM     (No. 9636905)

Who buys 21 books at a time? And the list is, to put it kindly, rather haphazard. My Antonia and Ragtime, along with Buddha in the Closet--oops I mean Attic? I think the used the "supermarket sweep" shopping strategy.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: strike3, 12/5/2013 5:09:46 AM     (No. 9640871)

He´s trying to get that "intellectual" and "smartest man in the room" myth going again, now that he´s proven himself to be an idiot.

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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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