Obama's Affair

Jen - posted on 04/30/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Let me be clear: my official position is: the private lives of public people should not be a political issue. Yes, I realize this is the Enquirer but they were right about Edwards' love child and more recently, Tiger. I think the only person who should be enraged over this (if it's true) is Michelle. I am just wondering how you ladies think this would be handled by our lamestream media if it was a Republican in office. I find this situation to be humorous, anyone else care to opine?



http://www.nationalenquirer.com/obama_ch...

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Laura - posted on 05/03/2010

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Actually Diane, we do agree. I just didn't go that far into my comment. If any President, no matter what party or race, was having an affair and it was a proven fact then yes it the business of the people and should be dealt with accordingly. But, this Enquirer article IMO is just gossip and I'm tired of having to hear about other peoples affairs. It's part of what's very wrong in this world and if people make choices like that it will come back to bite them one way or another. Meanwhile, there are much more valid and important things to focus on.

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Diane - posted on 05/10/2010

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You are right they are people...people who make decisions that affect us. "We the People" is not necessarily true. When do we really get to decide anything. Liberal judges can overturn what the people want. The people we elect do what THEY WANT TO DO.
So if they are not acting accordingly, they deserve the heat.
They are the ones that chose the profession and they all know what can happen in office.
It is interesting however the news that comes out of the tabloids. The news reported....quite a lot is true if you really follow it.
I would not put it passed Obama to have an affair. I never thought Edwards was the type but look at him. And while Tiger Woods is not a politician, I never thought he would ever do what he did either. Never put it passed people especially if they are in power positions.

Jen - posted on 05/04/2010

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I agree that there are way more important things to worry about in these times and any focus on anyone's affairs always befuddle me; I take it as more of a symptom of our gossip obsessed culture. I am, however, a mainstream media bias obsessed person. My interest in this story solely lies in what the media does with this story. Obama doesn't strike me as a man who would do this, so I think you are most likely right that it is not true, and the Enquirer is simply playing on it's past track record for profit. In that though, they have a concern for future profit so they cannot just make up stuff or they will be more like the Onion.



Presidential monkey business should be taken more seriously but I'm not really one to think private lives neccessarily effect public policy making. I am (technically) an elected official but don't believe when I sit on my board that my personal life plays into determining what's the proper rules and regulations for the citizens in my township.



I think we expect too much out of our leaders without remembering they are people. In a perfect world I think we should absolutely have leaders with integrity and character but our choices at the polls are "more government" and the "rhetoric without action of less government" I don't see the qualification of "character" as something we have the luxury to vote on anymore. I don't want voting choices skewed by a private moment so that people vote for the wrong policy positions based upon the person not their positions.

Diane - posted on 05/03/2010

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And I respectfully disagree with Laura in the fact that I think it is the nations business. He holds the most powerful job on earth. He words and actions directly affect what happens in our country. Clinton had so many affairs that its no wonder he had time for anything else. He also had Monica in the oval office...probably under the desk...but nevertheless she was there, and he conducted business while sex acts were going on.
This is Americas business.
Does character mean anything to anyone anymore? How about integrity?

I love what Lincoln said about character.

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

Diane - posted on 05/03/2010

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It will not be covered by the mainstream media because he is a Democrat. They have a way of hiding things under rugs.
I do not think its humorous......but interesting. I was thinking the other day that one thing he had going for him was fidelity. Well time will tell. Personally I think he has a lot of skeletons in his closet that we do not know about. You are not a radical liberal college student and surround yourself with questionable people and do nothing.

Laura - posted on 05/03/2010

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Idle gossip. I don't know how it would be any different for a Republican because the mere suggestion of it is bad enough. I'm sure the Enquirer is banking on people having the same idea of them being right on Edward and Tiger so what this must be true also, let's buy it and see. I really don't want to know about anyone's affair. I'm tired of seeing this stuff plastered on all the magazines.

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