ComPost: Barack Obama


Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Jedi Mind Meld, President Obama? Why it matters

This nerd ideal is getting worse all the time!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, jedi mind meld, vulcan

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 12/19/2012

TIME Magazine picks President Obama as Person of the Year, but more pressingly, eagle picks Canadian baby out of sky

Which was the bolder choice? I leave it to you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:37 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, eagles

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 02/07/2012

President Obama, not-so-super PAC Man

More speech is always better, as Colbert says.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:15 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, election

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Goodbye, Bill Daley; Christie goes down; Todd Palin endorses

I hear Chicago is lovely this time of year.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Barack Obama, in other news

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Don’t worry, Sarah Palin, I fixed the Obama Christmas card

Don’t worry, Sarah Palin.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:18 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas, Barack Obama, oy

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Obama is up there with Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Johnson, says Obama

At least according to Barack Obama.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, oy

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Rick Perry’s ‘President Zero’ apocalypse ad

It’s the “2012” movie trailer, but more alarmist.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apocalypse, Rick Perry, GOP 2012, Barack Obama

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Seriously, Attack Watch?

Who attack watches the attack watchmen?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, 2012, oy

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/09/2011

We are Skymall Nation

For better or for worse — and it explains everything.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skymall Nation, Barack Obama

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/09/2011

From the Capitol to Richmond, President Obama’s pledge drives

From the Capitol to Richmond, call now!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, pledge drives

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama — not worth 1,000 words

It’s definitely not worth a thousand.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Rick Perry, pictures

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Top 10 last-minute 50th birthday gifts for Barack Obama

It’s the thought that counts!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, birthday

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Doug Lamborn’s ‘tar baby’ quagmire

Doesn’t this happen to everyone?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:27 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, gaffes

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Get there at 11, Speaker Boehner! You won’t like President Obama when he’s angry.

Better show up at 11:00, Speaker Boehner.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:39 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Debt Limit

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Give peas a chance! Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and vegetable politics

Vegetable politics.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, vegetables, Michelle Obama

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Obama’s Twitter town hall — a social media fail?

And we’d know that if he really answered the questions...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Barack Obama, fail

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Congress, Barack Obama, and the Malia-Sasha middle school test

The dog ate it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:20 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, congress, kids these days

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Barack Obama is a Time Lord!

Only one explanation for this.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Who, Barack Obama

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Obama, Osama, Cinco de Mayo, Day of Prayer! A Q&A

A Q&A

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:05 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama, cinco de mayo

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Barack Obama, no one cares about your favorite Oscar song

Sure, a lot of dynamic things occurred at last night's Oscars. Kirk Douglas. Kirk Douglas? Kirk Douglas! But the wackiest moment of the night might have to go to the Tribute to Best Original Songs. Everyone knows how much this...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri, Reality? Television, That's awkward | Tags:  Barack Obama, Oscars, argh

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Living on a Prayer: the value of Barack Obama's prayer breakfast

"The presidency," Barack Obama said this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, "has a funny way of making a person feel the need to pray." Prayer is one of those activities that is usually restricted to moments of great...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Barack Obama | Tags:  America, Barack Obama, prayer

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 01/25/2011

State of the Union: Competitiveness, the Super Bowl, and Amy Chua

The economy's up a little. Although chastened by tragedy, we're feeling more civil to each other. Except for that awkwardness with the piano music, the dinner with China was a success. Now, with the State of the Union Address, it's...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:34 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama | Tags:  America, Barack Obama, football, state of the union, tiger mothers