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Sat Jul 8, 2017, 06:15 AM

'Oh my God, it is Obama': Alaska mom, baby meet ex-president

An Alaska mother is cherishing cellphone photos she snapped of her wide-eyed 6-month-old baby in the arms of former President Barack Obama.

Jolene Jackinsky was at Anchorage International Airport on Monday looking for an airline when she ended up in a waiting area for private flights where a man she thought looked like Obama was sitting.

"As I got closer, I thought: Oh my God, it is Obama," she recalled Friday from Newhalen, a small Alaska village where she's vacationing.

Obama then walked up to her and asked "Who is this pretty girl?"

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/alaska-mom-snaps-cellphone-pics-of-obama-carrying-her-baby/433232113/

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Reply 'Oh my God, it is Obama': Alaska mom, baby meet ex-president (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jul 2017 OP
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2017 #1
CottonBear Jul 2017 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2017 #4
Hortensis Jul 2017 #11
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2017 #12
Hortensis Jul 2017 #17
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2017 #19
Butterflylady Jul 2017 #21
Doreen Jul 2017 #31
brer cat Jul 2017 #7
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2017 #10
Nay Jul 2017 #20
brer cat Jul 2017 #24
Nay Jul 2017 #27
sheshe2 Jul 2017 #34
Princess Turandot Jul 2017 #3
Silver Gaia Jul 2017 #5
madaboutharry Jul 2017 #6
shenmue Jul 2017 #9
Doreen Jul 2017 #32
FailureToCommunicate Jul 2017 #8
Duppers Jul 2017 #13
Scarsdale Jul 2017 #16
Duppers Jul 2017 #25
tblue37 Jul 2017 #30
tblue37 Jul 2017 #29
NNadir Jul 2017 #14
NNadir Jul 2017 #14
Freedomofspeech Jul 2017 #18
Duppers Jul 2017 #23
sheshe2 Jul 2017 #22
Tarheel_Dem Jul 2017 #26
tblue37 Jul 2017 #28
sheshe2 Jul 2017 #33
clinton_2020 Jul 2017 #35
TexasTowelie Jul 2017 #36

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 06:25 AM

1. What a priceless photo! And the little one will have this wonderful memento for the rest of her life

Our president is so wonderful with babies!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 06:59 AM

2. Ahhhhh! That is a beautiful photograph.

What a lovely and beautiful mother and child with President Obama.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 07:20 AM

4. Babies don't come cuter than this one, LOL

And babies seem to know how our president feels about them.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:28 AM

11. My thought exactly. No wonder Obama was drawn right to her,

and evidently vice versa. "When the father returned Obama told him he was taking his daughter."

for the whole thing. We need this.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:32 AM

12. The fact that he has such a way with babies says quite a lot about him

Somewhere in my collection of pix I've posted on DU are pix of Bush*, Rmoney, etc., trying the same thing and failing miserably. Babies can tell...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:57 AM

17. Lol to remembering some of those disastrous pictures.

I often felt rather sorry for these guys, all fathers themselves, but as you say. And you can't just grab a baby for an opportunistic photo prop and expect them to be happy. They have to be charmed like anyone else.

Little Miss Flint was totally charmed here, and not.





Of course, I imagine what she may have heard adults saying about both could have had something to do with this.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:00 AM

19. OMG, what a contrast!

That poor little child getting traumatized by Trump! She looks terrified! But then I'd probably be too!

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:07 AM

21. Children and animals

have unique sense that tells when danger is near. Looks like this beautiful child knows evil when she sees it. As for the parents, what were they thinking letting this predator near their child.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 06:16 PM

31. If you think about it, trump has her by the wrist

and not the hand. Taking the wrist is more of a dominance move so I understand her fear.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:03 AM

7. That is one to cherish.

What an adorable baby!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:22 AM

10. You can tell that President Obama thinks so, too!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:01 AM

20. No kidding. What a cutie. And Obama ain't bad, either, LOL. nt

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Response to Nay (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:37 AM

24. Ha! I didn't notice this was posted in BOG.

I try to keep my swoons out of GD because we are accused by some of being worshipers, but since this is BOG.... Yes indeed, he is looking mighty fine. I didn't think he could get any more handsome, but he has. Probably due to finally being able to relax and get the weight of the world off his shoulders.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:53 AM

27. I didn't notice it was in BOG, either!! I'm no worshipper, but that man sure

is a balm to cute babies! I agree that he looks very relaxed and happy. And after the beatings that both Obama and Hillary suffered in his presidency/her candidacy, I have no idea why both families don't just move to Canada (or France, etc.) for some peace and quiet. I would. My mantra would be "they made their bed, now they get to lie in it."

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Response to brer cat (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 06:41 PM

34. ;)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 07:09 AM

3. What a beautiful little girl!

Good for them!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 07:28 AM

5. Love this!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 07:38 AM

6. Oh, I want to cry!

I miss having a genuine person as President.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:22 AM

9. Me too

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 06:18 PM

32. I wish I could want to cry.

I am crying actual tears.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:21 AM

8. Now THAT'S acting presidential! Miss him (them) SO much.

Thanks for posting the best message of the day!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:35 AM

13. A great start to the day. 😁

Love this too! I would have been overjoyed; "Here, hold my baby while I hug you!"

That IS a precious looking baby.

❤🎈❤🎈

😎






Remind me a bit of seeing John Kerry standing by himself in my local supermarket aisle. I approached and asked him if people ever tell him he looks like John Kerry. He replied, "All the time."
It was a positive ID when I heard his voice: "OMG, you ARE John Kerry."

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Response to Duppers (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:51 AM

16. Lovely story.

I like John Kerry, too. Remember those days, when we had intelligent, REAL people as leaders? When we did not have to cringe when a cabinet member was overseas, representing us. The "olden" days, it seems like now.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:47 AM

25. Thank you.

And I agree. Our current "leaders" have at least 40 IQ points less than President Obama and his administration and less than a tenth of their moral character.


I posted years ago about my meeting John Kerry here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251140313

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 10:31 AM

30. I did that to Tom Hayden in 1980--the "You look just like" thing. See my post #29 for the story. nt

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Response to Duppers (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 10:25 AM

29. In 1980, when my son was 13 months old, a very nice man sat next to us on the plane.

He chatted up my son and talked with me about children and parenting. He was obviously a father who was totally involved in parenting his kids, and I really enjoyed our conversation.

Finally, though, I had to say out loud what I had been thinking ever since he sat down: "Do people always tell you that you look just like Tom Hayden?"

He laughed and said, "Only because I AM Tom Hayden."

He had just given a talk somewhere and was flying home. I had not considered that he might be the man himself, because despite being a political celebrity, he was sitting next to me in coach.

Of course his face was recognizable to me simply because I was very politically aware even back then. He was actually a bit surprised (and I think a bit pleased) that I recognized him, even though I assumed he was merely someone who LOOKED just like Tom Hayden.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:37 AM

14. Our last real President is a superstar. I hope his time is not the last time a human being holds...

...the office.

It's unbelievable how fast and low the office has sunk.

How awful it is to have an incompetent corrupt traitor to our country succeed him.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:37 AM

14. Our last real President is a superstar. I hope his time is not the last time a human being holds...

...the office.

It's unbelievable how fast and low the office has sunk.

How awful it is to have an incompetent corrupt traitor to our country succeed him.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:00 AM

18. Great story but I hate when people just refer to him as "Obama"...

Even when I am talking about him I refer to him as President Obama or Mr. Obama. I guess it's just me but I just have the ultimate respect for him. Am I whining too much?

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:25 AM

23. Not at all.

I always refer to him as Pres. Obama. However, because I live in the middle of a bunch of RW Republicans (big southern military area), I hear just "Obama" all the time, even on local news.




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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:23 AM

22. Thanks TT

What a beautiful picture to wake up to. Also It's nice to see it in that BOG!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 09:51 AM

26. That is so awesome. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 10:10 AM

28. He and Michelle cuddled my 16-month-old granddaughter at an informal

meet 'n greet at the embassy with State Department staff during a stop over in Spain toward the end of his time in office. (My son is in the diplomatic corps and his wife, though not in the Foreign Service as he is, also is in the State Department.)

I treasure the pictures. However, my son, always the protective husband and father, made sure the baby's face and his wife's face are not visible in the pictures--sigh.

I know how it is. I cannot resist a baby or toddler, either!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 06:40 PM

33. So cool, tblue!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 04:01 PM

35. Made me cry

Thanks for sharing that

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Response to clinton_2020 (Reply #35)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 11:22 PM

36. You're welcome

and welcome to DU!

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