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October 6, 2008 7:25 PM   Subscribe

Yes we can (hold babies)!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero (68 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
But no photographic proof of the subsequent baby consumption.
posted by mordacil at 7:30 PM on October 6, 2008


Who the hell crowd surfs their baby to be held by a politician?

Don't even get me started on the pic with the baby's forehead being used as a billboard.

Don't they know how germy those politicians are? Especially after all that hand shaking?

Outraged mother rant over
posted by gomichild at 7:31 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


I see they are signing the babies too.
posted by lee at 7:32 PM on October 6, 2008


This. is. AWESOME.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:33 PM on October 6, 2008


Who the hell crowd surfs their baby to be held by a politician?

Don't even get me started on the pic with the baby's forehead being used as a billboard.

Don't they know how germy those politicians are? Especially after all that hand shaking?


I totally would. I'm all about rubbing my kids up on germs, building their immune systems. Scoring a smooch from a presidential candidate has to be the equivalent of a year of preschool, or ten minutes in a ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese.

It's doing them a favor, really. Although I also draw the line at writing on babies.
posted by padraigin at 7:35 PM on October 6, 2008 [11 favorites]


Yes, we can (whole babies).
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 7:37 PM on October 6, 2008


or ten minutes in a ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese.

And now I know why my kid's been running a fever.
posted by lekvar at 7:38 PM on October 6, 2008


Yes, even the cleanest of politicians may be carrying thousands of germs. That's why you need LyPol Disinfectant. Kills 99.9% of germs and over 95% of all earmarks.
posted by wendell at 7:38 PM on October 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


If I had a baby, and if I needed to entrust just one person to keep that baby safe, there's a good chance I'd choose Obama.

This one's my favorite.
posted by Ms. Saint at 7:42 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


An Infinity Of Monkeys writes "Yes, we can (whole babies)."

Accidently... the whole babby?

can haz base belong to us?
posted by orthogonality at 7:49 PM on October 6, 2008


If I had a baby, and if I needed to entrust just one person to keep that baby safe, there's a good chance I'd choose Obama.

Oh god, totally. You'd come back from the store and Obama would have taught the baby karate or something. McCain would wreck the kitchen trying to make a sandwich (leaving goddamn jelly smeared ALL OVER the counter), during which he would have let the baby crawl off by itself and get stuck behind the dryer.
posted by scody at 7:52 PM on October 6, 2008 [56 favorites]


That's wonderful. Thanks for posting.
posted by Rafaelloello at 7:53 PM on October 6, 2008


OM NOM NOM NOM
posted by not_on_display at 7:56 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


McCain would wreck the kitchen trying to make a sandwich (leaving goddamn jelly smeared ALL OVER the counter)

John McCain is Amelia Bedelia?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:56 PM on October 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


I also draw the line at writing on babies

I write on my baby all the time! It's especially fun to draw mustaches on them. Let's face it--infants are boring. Sometimes you need to jazz them up.
posted by jrossi4r at 7:57 PM on October 6, 2008 [40 favorites]


That is a lovely picture of Obama and that baby. He just looks so focused on her, instead of as though he's thinking about having his picture taken.
posted by orange swan at 7:57 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


So when I got home tonight the Obama sign I had in the front yard had been stolen. I'm going to the Dem headquarters tomorrow and get 2 more and a shotgun, that'll show 'em.
posted by nola at 7:57 PM on October 6, 2008


I call shennagans. The babies in the images are being held up so much, as they're clearly holding everyone else down.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:59 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Boy: Dad, what's politics?

Dad: Let me set an example with our family. I earn all the money, so we'll call me the management. Mom receives most of it, so we'll call her the government. We'll call the maid the working class, you are the people, and your baby brother is the future. Do you understand now son?

Boy: I still don't understand dad.

Dad: Think about it for a while son.

That night the boy wakes up because his baby brother is crying. He goes in and finds out he's soiled his diapers. He goes to tell his mom but she's asleep. He goes to the maid's room, but she's in there having sex with his dad. He bangs on the door but no one can hear him.

The next day...

Son: Dad I understand politics now.

Dad: Good, explain it to me in your own words son.

Son: The management is screwing the working class while the government's fast asleep. The people are being ignored and the future is full of SHIT!
posted by netbros at 7:59 PM on October 6, 2008 [18 favorites]


They give away shotguns at Democratic headquarters?
posted by shinynewnick at 8:02 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


OBAMA'S MAMA!!!
posted by zoinks at 8:04 PM on October 6, 2008


John McCain is Amelia Bedelia?

Hmmm... this may explain Sarah Palin's declaration that she knows how to dress a moose.
posted by scody at 8:04 PM on October 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Am I the only one who's reminded of Martin Sheen using a tot as a human shield in The Dead Zone?
posted by brundlefly at 8:04 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


And then there's this gem.
posted by zoinks at 8:10 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Why isn't McCain lifting up babies?

Because the lord lifts those who lift themselves you welfare loving infant!
posted by munchingzombie at 8:11 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


They give away shotguns at Democratic headquarters?

That's my understanding yes, but if they don't we have six or seven gun dealers here in town that will no doubt be voting McCain but selling me a shotgun.
posted by nola at 8:17 PM on October 6, 2008


Why the hell do pollies touch these slobbering, disease-ridden things? The election's just around the corner, and they'll need to be in tip-top shape.
posted by pompomtom at 8:21 PM on October 6, 2008


Babies and Obama. Pander to me TPS.
posted by shothotbot at 8:22 PM on October 6, 2008


If I had a baby you can bet he or she'd be wearing a "Time for a Change" onesie. 'Scute!
posted by cali at 8:32 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Once again, I'm reminded of why I love the Internet.
posted by Tomorrowful at 8:37 PM on October 6, 2008


A baby's only real defense mechanism is looking adorable. If you lock on the eye contact with a baby, their first thought is, what's up with this dude? Is he trying to punk me? I heard this guy pals around with Terrorists!I'll totally kick his ass....waitaminnit, i haven't learned ass-kicking yet. I can barely hold my head upright. fuck! Plan B! Plan B!!!...If I look adorable enough,maybe he wont eat me.
posted by billyfleetwood at 8:40 PM on October 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


When I saw this picture (which I found really moving, like, actual tears and stuff), I immediately thought of this picture, and I thought, "God, I can't wait until that little boy looks back and remembers this as the moment he realized he was going to be great".
posted by padraigin at 8:41 PM on October 6, 2008 [22 favorites]


They give away shotguns at Democratic headquarters?

That's my understanding yes



Man...Chicago sucks.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:55 PM on October 6, 2008


pompomtom: The babies are the least of it. A little while ago Obama gave an entire speech in the rain and all I could think was, "Good God, man, have you never heard of William Henry Harrison? Is his not, in fact, the cautionary tale that has you waking in a cold sweat in the wee hours?" Because if I were running for president I'd have put up a sign reading "#1. Do not die pointlessly a month in from excessive public speaking! IMPORTANT, DO NOT FORGET" above my desk the day I entered the race.

OK, so Wikipedia says it wasn't really the speech that did him in. Thanks a lot, facts! You ruin everything.
posted by enn at 8:56 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


And yet all you liberals still blame Palin for the infantalization of American politics.
posted by Abiezer at 8:57 PM on October 6, 2008


We hold these babies to be self evident . . .
posted by nola at 9:08 PM on October 6, 2008 [5 favorites]


I'm all about rubbing my kids up on germs, building their immune systems. Scoring a smooch from a presidential candidate has to be the equivalent of a year of preschool

Unless said candidate is Bill Clinton. Then perhaps it's something else entirely.
posted by resurrexit at 9:12 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Unless said candidate is Bill Clinton. Then perhaps it's something else entirely.

There's a reason I rarely get sick myself. *wink*
posted by padraigin at 9:19 PM on October 6, 2008


"#1. Do not die pointlessly a month in from excessive public speaking! IMPORTANT, DO NOT FORGET"

Also, do not eat cherries and drink milk on a hot day. YOU NEVER KNOW.
posted by padraigin at 9:21 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


"I'd greatly appreciate your vote, miss."

Comic brilliance.
posted by CitizenD at 9:32 PM on October 6, 2008


Yes we can (hold babies)!

I can't, not after they put my photo & address on that pesky goddamn website. Stupid laws.
posted by item at 9:34 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Just letting him hold your baby? Wussies.

SEND BARACK YOUR BABY.
posted by cashman at 9:42 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


OMG Have you seen the new attack ad from McCain? The guy's seriously unstable, he has to be stopped.
posted by fungible at 9:58 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Wow that other blog linked to this one is pretty phenomenal too. Check out this pic. Or this one. Or this.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:03 PM on October 6, 2008 [8 favorites]


this one
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:21 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow - what a bright light in a bleak week. Mahalo, mahalo.

YES, we can!
posted by Surfurrus at 10:38 PM on October 6, 2008


Oh, lord. I swear I'm not usually susceptible to this sort of thing but The Happiest Little Boy in the World photo? Now I understand the whole 'so cute/ovaries exploding' thing.

/dies
posted by Space Kitty at 10:45 PM on October 6, 2008 [8 favorites]


I think Meg Frost needs to add a rule that somehow covers the special circle of cuteness that is little black boys.

Is that wrong?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:44 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


All up in Obama's face.

And sometimes he even gets to spend time with his own kids.
posted by inconsequentialist at 12:13 AM on October 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Compare and contrast.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:29 AM on October 7, 2008


On Happy Dave's link was this: According to the book "Presidential Campaigns" by Paul F. Boller, President Andrew Jackson committed a major gaffe when he passed along a dirty-faced baby for his friend to kiss (instead of him!)
posted by Bitter soylent at 2:51 AM on October 7, 2008


I might have to bring the work-baby to vote with me on Election Day. I'm pretty sure that no matter how awesome Barack Obama is, she'd vote for Elmo.

Elmo's still better than John McCain!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:31 AM on October 7, 2008


huh...déjà vu.
posted by oxford blue at 5:00 AM on October 7, 2008


Babies for Obama!
posted by ColdChef at 5:38 AM on October 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Does nobody feel a little sadness thinking that, out there, there's a bunch of 8-year-olds who once had their pictures taken with an up-and-coming Texan candidate...and probably all got rid of the damning evidence by now?
posted by Skeptic at 6:05 AM on October 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


ColdChef, the Palin photo was awesome, but mostly what I walked away with was wondering just what kind of grind-it-out horseshit writer gets a rough draft of even a fluffy, lightweight "biography" in, what, a week or two?
posted by middleclasstool at 6:11 AM on October 7, 2008


Cute, yes. But how many of these babies are terrorists?
posted by Kabanos at 6:31 AM on October 7, 2008


Cute, yes. But how many of these babies are terrorists?

There was a time for a while that my wife and I referred to our infant daughter as the "Tiny Terrorist" because we were so tired that we walked on eggshells when she slept, afraid to wake her and thus lose precious minutes (hours) of much needed sleep.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:36 AM on October 7, 2008


Oh, and she often wore an "O-Baby" onesie in those days!
posted by Pollomacho at 6:41 AM on October 7, 2008


McCain would wreck the kitchen trying to make a sandwich (leaving goddamn jelly smeared ALL OVER the counter)

John McCain is Amelia Bedelia?


That's silly. The one thing Amelia Bedelia can do is cook wonderfully. So long as you don't try to give her any instructions that aren't literal.
posted by jb at 6:44 AM on October 7, 2008


Cute, yes. But how many of these babies are terrorists?

Given their single minded focus on their deity (mom), the inability to control their tempers, and their habit of exploding (seriously, have you seen them poop?)

I'd have to say: most.
posted by quin at 8:12 AM on October 7, 2008


I got a little lump in my throat looking at these pictures. I think I now know how my parents felt when they saw JFK campaigning: Youth & Hope & Decency & Intelligence all rolled up into one good-lookin package. Darn. Now I want this too much.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:59 AM on October 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I guess it's easier than having to wait in line to have baby take a picture with Santa Claus...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 10:07 AM on October 7, 2008


Sadly, I missed the visits to my state where I could have given my baby to Obama to hold. So, I just put him in a onesie instead.
posted by pinky at 12:11 PM on October 7, 2008


Man, I have been reading this blog more than I've been working today. I know it's cheesy, but damn if it doesn't make me feel...hopeful.

My favorite thing is how at ease he is with those babies, how much he seems to enjoy holding them for a moment. You can tell he's an engaged father. McCain, on the other hand, looks terrified.
posted by lunasol at 1:37 PM on October 7, 2008


Looks like the site creator is getting a huge bandwith bill .. she's looking for donations ...doesn't surprise me, between MeFi, Jezibel, HuffPo, etc.

Anyone want to hook her up with the campaign? Maybe they'd do ads on the side?
posted by anastasiav at 2:45 PM on October 7, 2008


Whoa. Those pictures of Obama in the rain were intense.
posted by billybunny at 2:48 PM on October 7, 2008


it's only fitting that McCain just flat out refused to shake Obama's hand.

you'd think someone who voted against MLK day, against the South Africa sanctions back in apartheid's day, who has turned down invitations to address the NAACP and the National Urban League, would at least pretend on national television not to despise black people. just to save appearances. but maybe not. maybe that's the point.
posted by matteo at 8:38 PM on October 7, 2008


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