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2012 Person of the Year: Barack Obama, the President
time.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Michael Scherer

Posted on 12/19/2012 5:13:12 AM PST by John W

Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012review; awjeezntsa; bho44; manoftheyear; obama
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1 posted on 12/19/2012 5:13:16 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Barf-trigger alert but hey he had some stiff competition, with the N Korea dictator and illegal aliens,,wow Time has some high standards/cough.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 5:14:49 AM PST by austinaero
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To: John W

I hear they’re adding a coloring section in the back of the magazine to attract more readers.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 5:16:04 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: John W

4 posted on 12/19/2012 5:16:40 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: John W
More Dear Leader worship by the boot-licking statists in the MSM.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 5:18:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: John W

How does the Time magazine’s editor talk with Obama’s appendage in his mouth?


6 posted on 12/19/2012 5:19:26 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: John W

As we all well know, the Left never passes up an opportunity to congratulate themselves.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 5:19:29 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: John W

Barak Vidkun Obama.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 5:19:37 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: John W

Person of the Year, huh? And yet so damned little is really known about him.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 5:20:14 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: John W

Tried to find in the story the traditional paragraph that concludes “for this reason and blah blah blah we name...” and could not find it. Maybe it’s there and I just missed it. Surely they explain the choice somewhere?


10 posted on 12/19/2012 5:20:59 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Vomiting here!


11 posted on 12/19/2012 5:22:12 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: John W
..and the Stalinist Cult of Personality Continues..unbridled.
with scenes right out of North Korea.

12 posted on 12/19/2012 5:25:13 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: John W

Justin Bieber fans choosing Album Of The Year on Twitter have more credibility.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 5:25:25 AM PST by relictele
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To: John W; All
You wanted "Change 1838 = 2009 / 2013....You got it"
Coming to a locale near you...


14 posted on 12/19/2012 5:26:59 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: John W

Our Lord and Savior!


15 posted on 12/19/2012 5:30:41 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: austinaero
More like piece of crap of the year.

Which idiot has done more to take away individual rights and to grow government power? this socialist dictator so it has done more to increase slavery than any other idiot.
Now these government cretins will be able to control us through controlling our healthcare.

16 posted on 12/19/2012 5:32:02 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: John W

He still hasn’t amounted to much....


17 posted on 12/19/2012 5:32:37 AM PST by freebilly
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To: John W

Come and worship Progressives, your saviour is here!

/s/


18 posted on 12/19/2012 5:32:37 AM PST by ripley
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To: COBOL2Java

This guy is a cult figure to the left


19 posted on 12/19/2012 5:33:09 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: reefdiver

It may go beyond the left. I’ve seen some scary defenses of him right here on Free Republic at different times on different issues.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 5:36:50 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Good GOD Almighty, I’m glad I didn’t have breakfast this morning.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 5:40:45 AM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: John W

The cult worship continues.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 5:41:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: John W

Not at all surprised...for a variety of reasons. One is that he got reelected, and that race was the dominant story of 2012. Second, is the media is always going to use their available tools to spread propaganda favoring their views. Third is that I cannot think of another person or event this year that would get this award. It has really been a crappy year all around. Other than the Olympics in summer, it has been a genuinely un-enjoyable year with little notable stories other than tabloid type news and disasters.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 5:42:26 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: John W

The cult worship continues.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 5:42:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Marathoner

Personally I was prepared for it. Who else would they choose?


25 posted on 12/19/2012 5:43:16 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: reefdiver
This guy is a cult figure to the left

Some might say he's much more than that: Revelation 13:11-18

26 posted on 12/19/2012 5:43:20 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: Hardraade
Barak Vidkun Obama.

At least Quisling was a natural-born Norwegian.

Regards,

27 posted on 12/19/2012 5:46:51 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: John W
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28 posted on 12/19/2012 5:49:28 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: John W

Say what???

How does Chavez feel about this?

What about Castro?

Just because they’re in their death beds is no reason to gift the title to O’dumbo.

Lenin and Stalin and Hitler are probably in their graves wondering what they have to do to get Time’s attention. They led the way for O’bummer, so, shouldn’t they have gotten higher consideration?

Did the people at Time consider how Ambassador Steven would feel about this selection?

There are at least a billion more deserving people in the world, and Time chooses the one that is bringing the U.S. to its destruction.

However, I can understand why O’dufus got the title, since, there have been other less than desirable people in the past who got the “honor”.


29 posted on 12/19/2012 5:49:57 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: John W; Truth2012; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; Yehuda

Why not. He is firearms salesman of the year.

And I think he is purposely pursuing that honor. That way the admin, Congress, the MSM, the obamaphone users and the rest of the usual suspects will know on whom to pin the blame for the Mother of all Reichtag Fires.


30 posted on 12/19/2012 5:52:13 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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31 posted on 12/19/2012 5:53:00 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: John W

Gun salesman of the year ,too!


32 posted on 12/19/2012 5:56:00 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: John W

To be fair, he is the symbol of everything this year was about: lukewarm campaigning, economic malaise, lack of employment, anymosity towards the free market and employers, public sector growth, gun control, etc., etc., etc.


33 posted on 12/19/2012 5:58:55 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: John W

Three more Nobel Peace Prizes, a Heisman Trophy and a Green Jacket must all surely be on-deck...


34 posted on 12/19/2012 5:58:57 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ilgipper

>Other than the Olympics in summer,

No offense intended, but that PC sham they called the olympics was a leftist love fest of smoldering dung proportions.

Even the islami jihadi was so enamored by its fawning that they did not assault it.


35 posted on 12/19/2012 6:00:08 AM PST by soycd
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To: arderkrag
anymosity towards the free market and employers

Boy you are on-target there, and I missed it.

The economy did not recover and lingering bitterness from the Crash of '08 persisted. In hindsight, probably by Obama's design. Voters who were bitter and angry at bankers and capitalists were far more motivated than the rest of us, it seems. Since the country has not experienced this since the 1930's I think we got caught unprepared.


36 posted on 12/19/2012 6:01:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: baddog 219

Just an observation, but zippy is not the killer. He is simply the lucky stiff who is there at the end. The electorate and its politicians have been working this angle since before reconstruction.

See Henry Clay and the American Plan.

FDR did the most long term recent damage, while peanuthead and slick willie added their knives in the form of the CRA.

zippy is here at the end. the won is merely the one finishing off the strangle, twisting the last blade, delivering the coup de gras.

The American Experiment in self government, self reliance, individual responsibility, the primacy of free individual volition is..........


37 posted on 12/19/2012 6:05:22 AM PST by petro45acp ( Merry Christmas !! Adeste Fidele!)
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To: John W

I am rushing out to buy a copy of TIME, so I will have the cover to photocopy and use as multiple targets at the range.
Great motivator for increased accuracy.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 6:09:09 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: John W

“Whenever bronze-beard recites poetry, I need no feather.”

—Quo Vadis by Sienkiewicz


39 posted on 12/19/2012 6:16:28 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: John W

Why not....Hitler was man of the year more than once.

and zer0 is right up there with Hitler...


40 posted on 12/19/2012 6:20:23 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Candor7

What a wonderful idea. Thanks.

You could also use those copies as stocking stuffers :)


41 posted on 12/19/2012 6:29:23 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: John W

I wonder if the article will mention the voting fraud, his communist mentors, his deep and abiding love for the bearded ones in the middle east who have professed deep and abiding hate for the United States, Benghazi, Fast and Furious.

I doubt it.


42 posted on 12/19/2012 6:29:41 AM PST by I want the USA back (0bama is the new Christ: we are doomed.)
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To: reefdiver

Time is just another cheerleader in Obama’s cult of personality.


43 posted on 12/19/2012 6:32:51 AM PST by Babashane
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To: John W

You’re right. MANY freepers, including our host, had made it clear that they would rather have Obama as president.

It was a triumph of ego over patriotism.


44 posted on 12/19/2012 6:34:16 AM PST by Loud Mime (Conservatives refused to unite; now we pay the price!)
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To: Loud Mime

Is this another c cruel joke? Odumbo? Really?


45 posted on 12/19/2012 6:36:37 AM PST by Progov
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Three more Nobel Peace Prizes, a Heisman Trophy and a Green Jacket must all surely be on-deck...


Perhaps, but only after he makes a series of those beer commercials as the “Most Interesting Man In The World”..that’s next after his soon to be released photo shoot of his “Hawaii Vacation.”


46 posted on 12/19/2012 6:44:28 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: petro45acp

True, but he will be the one standing over the dead body.
I get where you are coming from.. Obama being just a hired gun for the shadow government.


47 posted on 12/19/2012 6:47:30 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: John W

Sadly, I now expect Dear Leader to be the Person of the Year every year for the rest of my natural life.


48 posted on 12/19/2012 6:49:50 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: John W

Surely they explain the choice somewhere?

&&&
Silence, peasant!


49 posted on 12/19/2012 6:51:48 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Bigg Red
Sadly, I now expect Dear Leader to be the Person of the Year every year for the rest of my natural life.

Oh, no. They will have to give Michelle Antoinette the honor as they pave the way for her run in 2016.

50 posted on 12/19/2012 6:57:31 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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