ComPost: Obama


Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Presidents, ranked by likelihood of appearing on ‘Between Two Ferns’

Definitely Wilson.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dignity, ferns, healthcare, obama, presidents

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014

President Obama is funny, mean, promoting Healthcare.gov on ‘Between Two Ferns’

Healthcare.gov is a Web site that exists!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  funny, President Obama

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Michelle Obama forces kale on men dressed as tweens in Tonight Show video

Kale chips! Grown men dressed as tweens!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jimmy Fallon, Michelle Obama

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 11/14/2013

President Obama’s fumbling apology press conference, translated

The problem is the hardware, software, and technology, says president

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:15 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, obamacare

Posted at 12:35 AM ET, 09/11/2013

President Obama’s Syria speech: A slightly annotated transcript

President Obama’s Syria speech, slightly annotated

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:35 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, syria

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 08/28/2013

The March on Washington, birthdays and births

This is the easy part.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:51 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  march on washington, President Obama

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 07/19/2013

President Obama, productive and unproductive conversations

We've had enough of those. How do you move forward?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:52 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, President Obama, racism, trayvon martin

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 04/04/2013

After President Obama calls Kamala Harris the 'best looking attorney general', when can you compliment a woman's looks?

Try the John McCain rule.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kamala harris, 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 04:10 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Some things we did not learn from election 2012

Short summary of story

By MEliss  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Obama

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Please, President Obama, end the speech inflation

These days, he’s more Edward Everett than Abraham Lincoln.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:21 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, oratory

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 05/21/2012

The other Cory Booker problem

Who exactly is paying attention?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:31 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Romney, Cory Booker

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Keith Judd takes 41 percent of West Virginia Democrat votes — for he’s a jolly good felon

Texas convict takes 41 percent of West Virginia Democratic votes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:14 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Election

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Amendment One in North Carolina and evolution — presidential and otherwise

Amendment One and presidential evolution.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:40 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Other love letters of the presidents

Inspired by Vanity Fair’s Obama discovery.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:38 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Forward, eh, Obama campaign?

And other bad slogans.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Election 2012

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Rutherford B. Hayes vs. Barack Obama

The man loved telephones.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Santorum’s snobbish war on snobs

There’s more than one kind of snobbery.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, Election, Obama

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 10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s finger-pointing problem

Is it ever okay to point at the president?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Jan Brewer

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 01:40 PM ET, 10/12/2011

After the Republican debate, how will the 99 percent vote?

The same way 99 percent of the people do anything.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:40 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, GOP 2012, Obama

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/30/2011

America has “gotten soft,” Obama says? Not for Millennials

And stop tweeting at us

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, kids these days

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 08:47 PM ET, 09/08/2011

What should we pass, President Obama? When?

I think it was something about a jobs bill.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:47 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Congress, jobs

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 09/08/2011

President Barack Obama, opening act for the Saints-Packers game

It’ll be an inspiring evening.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:21 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  football, oratory, Obama

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Who beats Obama and the Republicans? The Neither Party

Good news for one group in Washington Post-ABC News poll

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:24 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Neither Party, GOP 2012, Obama

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 04:21 PM ET, 08/08/2011

President Obama’s first fireside chat — unexceptional exceptionalism

Desperation, exceptionalism and Warren Buffett.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:21 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, economy, oy

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 12:50 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Obama, ‘professional politicians’ and the boring debt ceiling

I’m glad I don’t have to care about these things.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  professional politicians, Obama, debt ceiling

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 04:00 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Tim Pawlenty versus the teleprompter

Speeches, talks and sharing time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Pawlenty, 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 04:30 PM ET, 03/31/2011

President Obama is turning into iPad guy!

It’s a slippery slope...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iThings, Apple, Obama

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