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NOT The Onion:

"The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower...and then he was being yelled at by my husband...for smoking in the house..."

Oh, um, smoking, was he? And in the house, too!

Well. No doubt in this case the cigar was only a cigar. But continuing:

"I launched an e-mail inquiry...Many women...were dreaming about sex with the president...There was some daydreaming too, much of it a collective fantasy about the still-hot Obama marriage. 'Barack and Michelle Obama look like they have sex. They look like they like having sex,' a Los Angeles woman wrote to me, summing up the comments of many [emphasis added]. 'Often. With each other'...

"One woman wrote that when she couldn’t get to sleep at night, she 'lay in bed and thought about...Barack and Michelle...spooning together in bed...'

"Another Washington woman, a global health care consultant...'dreamed [she] was an Obama girl. I had a chance to be in the same room with him for the first time. There were dark velvet chairs and he was standing there with all this dark and mist around him. His lips so purple and sensuous as if to be otherworldly...I moved gently toward him...”

Believe it or not, it gets worse.

Sometimes I just have to pinch myself to be sure that all this is really happening.

Hat tip to Steve Sailer.

Comments (34)

There's a good barometer for the health of our politics. Yeesh.

I will not click on that link. I will not click on that link. I will not click...

A tiny bit more seriously: Is this similar to Bill Clinton at all? I didn't pay a lot of attention, but at the beginning of his presidency he was sort of handsome, in an obvious car-salesman way that icks me out, personally, but that I guess some women appreciate. (He gained weight later.) Did a lot of women feel this way about him when he was first elected? (Obviously, they would probably have needed to be women who had never met him, since women who had met him found him a tad...pushy.)

These women need to watch TV, or read a book or something. Or maybe, you know, spend some time with their families. Weird, weird people.

Yup, that 19th Amendment was a really good idea.

Lydia. Liberal women, especially journalists, lusted after Mr. Clinton. One, infamously, said this:

"I'd be happy to give him [oral sex] just to thank him for keeping abortion legal."

Those were the enlightening words uttered by former Time contributor and White House correspondent Nina Burleigh in an interview in Mirabella magazine, as reported by Howard Kurtz in a Washington Post Article. However, it was learned on 07/16/98 that her comment was a little different from that. Nina Burleigh has now filled in what word she really used in the spot the Post bracketed and revealed her next sentence to Kurtz, that he did not share with readers.

Nina Loves Clinton Her full quote: "I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs."

It has been said, rightly, that liberalism is a mental disease.

My favorite creepy part was this:

"I feel like I know Barack, that I have worked grassroots and have created change in the way that he has. I [also] have feelings of a mom who had possibility but ended up running school auctions and mediating family business matters rather than having the opportunity to be out there on a national level creating change."

Speaking as someone whose wife has been happy and very successful staying at home, "mediating family business matters" (she is the CFO in the "family business"), and raising money for my children's school -- this particular sentiment is insidious. As many of us on this website have lamented, it suggests that familial and local attachments are somehow less worthy than grand national "change".

Just remember George R, there are plenty of wise and conservative women out there who are often much more politically sensible than liberal men. Especially someone like this guy.

I think George R's comment is interesting, and I think womens' sufferage has in fact been harmful to the body politic. But if I were given the choice between (a) applying substantive tests of moral character as a screen in front of the franchise and (b) eliminating women's suffrage, I would choose (a).

"The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama."

I stopped reading right there.

Churchill mused that giving women the vote would be the end of Democracy. Things move slowly, twists and turns and causes abound and intermix but it does seem that an appropriate model for our contemporary politics is the entertainment industry.

Funny, I always thought the 26th amendment would be the one most likely to end democracy.

There seems to be a difference, though -- the woman talking about Clinton wasn't talking about how sexy he was but how women ought to give him sex because of his political actions. These people talking about Obama are creepy in a very different way . . .

In non-creepy Obama dream news, my mother reported dreaming that her friend's black ex-husband was Obama.

In her dream, she didn't know he had changed his name to Obama, and he kept looking around for a cigarette to smoke.

It's too bad Obama wasn't around when FDR was president. He could have told him to pick up his mat and walk.

I have a different take on Barack and Michelle. He seems metro-sexual androgynous and she reminds me of Ru Paul. Just sayin'

I think Beth Impson has a good point.

That NYTimes blog post sorely tempted me to a Luke 18:11 kind of attitude.

Zippy - "yeesh?" No, not quite: *le mot juste* here is definitely: "ewww!"

Lydia - in case you haven't yet yielded to temptation, the source is the New York Times. In the NYT's defense, the authoress of the piece does seem to suspect that there might be certain elements of excess in all this.

George R. - that's not funny! (I.e. - yeah, sure it's *funny* - but deeply wrong!!!)

I am not Spartacus - I'm glad that I'm not the only one who still remembers that appalling episode.

Jeff Singer - well said, as always. Per your fourth paragraph: yes! High five! We must forget neither the Phyllis Schlafly's nor the Sean Penn's of this world.

Zippy, again - what would you think of *legitimate parenthood* as a "screen in front of the franchise?" I would also favor more traditional requirements like property-ownership & literacy.

Kevin J Jones - that's "non-creepy?" Hmmm...

Frank: that would be "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk," thank you very much. (Sorry - just kidding.) Anyway, we're half agreed, here: "metro-sexual androgynous" fits BHO to the proverbial "T" - but Michelle ain't half as feminine as Ru Paul.

Perhaps I'm a prude and a scold, but I'm continually amazed at what putatively conservative men are willing to say in the presence of women, even if that "presence" is merely electronic.

Fortunately, Jeff, I'm too naive to get most of it.

'Often. With each other'

I guess that's a change from the previous Democratic President, of whom it could be said of him and his wife "Often with each other." What a difference punctuation makes.

Jeff C.: how effectively do you think that you can fight back while at the same time averting your eyes from your enemy?

Fortunately, Jeff, I'm too naive to get most of it.

Thank God for that, Lydia.

Jeff C.: how effectively do you think that you can fight back while at the same time averting your eyes from your enemy?

Steve, somehow, in days of old, the fight was accomplished without degrading public discourse in this way.

I read an article yesterday about Canadian child porn investigators. These men are in constant therapy due to the sickening material they must scrutinize in order to crack child porn cases. It's hard to imagine a worse job. But they persevere: we need these guys. But do we, too, need to study such images, or read graphic descriptions of child rape, in order to effectively "fight child porn" in our own states of life? NO! To impose these images on everyone indiscriminately is the height of liberal irresponsibility.

More to the point, a truly conservative man will do everything in his power to shield women and children from the kind of vulgar, degrading sexual imagery incited by this post and subsequent comments. That was always understood by my grandfather's generation. What happened?

I slip up on this too, by the way. The blogosphere is very corrupting. Let's be on our guard.

Mr. Culbreath. You do have a point. I could have summarised Ms. Burleigh's words so they were less scandalous and still indicated what she was really saying.

On the other hand, I thought giving the Devil's mouthpiece her due was the thing to do in this instance.

I'll try to do better in the future but be prepared for my failure (I specialise in failure).

Dear Not Spartacus: Thank you, and forgive me for assuming the role of schoolmarm. The author of the article is a woman, after all, so it's easy to forget there are also Lydias among us.

...what would you think of *legitimate parenthood* as a "screen in front of the franchise?" I would also favor more traditional requirements like property-ownership & literacy.

Yes, yes, and yes.

There are really two distinct issues here: (1) breaking the back of the notion that universal suffrage is a good idea, let alone a fundamental right, and (2) given that broken back, that is, given a reasonable understanding of politics, what "screens" make the most sense. I'd go for nearly anything that accomplished (1), because that - the ludicrous notion that lack of universal suffrage is some kind of injustice - is more of a problem right now than the specific distribution of formal political power.

Oh, and I would have said "ewww!" but I was already in such proximity to a technicolor yawn that I had to say something to tone down the nausea.

Zippy - I suspect that the best way of "breaking the back of the notion that universal suffrage is a good idea, let alone a fundamental right," might be by way of arguing for one or another of the various available sensible "screens." But yes - (1) is the more fundamental issue.

Mr. Culbreath:

Let's just hang the child pornographers, and save some of those brave police officers the trauma.

I agree with those who point to this article as prime evidence that women should not have the vote. I wrote last night at my blog:

"... To me it is self-evident that persons who see their elected political leaders through a haze of sexual fantasy and longing should not have the right to vote for their political leaders.

"A female friend doesn't agree. She says that women thought John F. Kennedy was sexy, but they wouldn't have let themselves get carried away by it and talk about it publicly the way today's Sex and the City-bots do.

"So, there's a way of framing the question of the female franchise: Is it possible for women to feel attraction to their polical leaders without letting that attraction control their thinking and their vote? Or must relatively restrained, 1960-type women inevitably turn into talk-like-a-French-whore, 2009-type women?"

(Note: the e-mail address above is not working due to a spam attack.)

Let's just hang the child pornographers, and save some of those brave police officers the trauma.

Yes, Mr. Cella, and please allow me to help build the gallows. I wonder how these men keep themselves from beating the pervs to a bloody pulp once they are caught.

I agree with those who point to this article as prime evidence that women should not have the vote.

Please stop!

Any red-blooded male rightist who didn't harbor some desire to explore the wonders of nature with Sarah Palin should exit stage left with the rest of the androgynous metrosexuals that blight our polity and frustrate our women. Had a copy of the Weekly Standard not slipped out from under her peek-a-boo plaid-flannel pajamas, there is no saying how long I would have dwelled on her fetching charms. Oh Sarah, why, why the neo-cons?

My problem is not that some earthbound suburbanites have revised the "Mandingo" fantasy to fit the changed social milieu of racial relations, but that their longings for mystical union can only find expression through sexual titillation caused by over investment in a secular messiah.

The tragedy is their vision is so occluded by junk they can’t be stirred by the same intimacy inspiring the Psalmist;

“O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.”
Psalm 63

Had a copy of the Weekly Standard not slipped out from under her peek-a-boo plaid-flannel pajamas
, there is no saying how long I would have dwelled on her fetching charms.

There's a picture of Palin in "peek-a-boo" pajamas?

LINK PLEASE!!!!

There's a picture of Palin in "peek-a-boo" pajamas?

There was one once, but after being spurned like that, it has been forever purged from the hard-drive of my imagination.


Again, I ask: LINK PLEASE!!!!

Mr. Auster: much as I hate to disagree with you, I fear that this time I must. I don't think that this NYT column counts even as *prima facie*, let alone "prime" evidence against female suffrage. Keep in mind that this silly woman's editors must be mostly male, and that she would be in no position to publish such stuff without their approval & encouragement.

As I've suggested above, I think there are various restrictions on the franchise that would make perfect sense: property-ownership, literacy, and, especially, legitimate parenthood.

But excluding women, as such? It's a non-starter.

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