The Obamas Celebrate the Fourth of July (And I Get Verklempt)

While I grappled with mixed feelings about my patriotism over a plate of ribs, The Obamas celebrated the Fourth in Butte, Montana. The campaign, flush with cash, has begun phase one of their war of cash attrition with the McCain campaign. Barack is flocking to regions Democrats haven’t touched in years, forcing John McCain to spend his paltry cash in places that should be in the bag for him.

This is much like how we won the Cold War. The country with the most cash wins! I’m not a fan of Ronald Reagan, but his administration’s “Star Wars” bluff was ingenious. The Russians didn’t know we couldn’t pull it off, but they definitely knew we had more cash than them. In your face, commies!

It’s obvious that I highly approve of this strategy. Especially since John McCain has no strategy.

John McCain! He’s the new “Bob Dole!

That said, enjoy the pictures!

Arriving in Butte and oh-so-cute!

No one does insanely adorable like the Obama Family. Malia’s cornrows are taking back to memories of my mother braiding my hair up for the summer because it was too hot to bother with pressing hair. I was free, ya’ll! Free from the hot comb for three months out of the year. I could get sweaty and run through sprinklers. It was awesome. (Side note: Michelle and the weeMichelles (as the folks at Michelle Obama Watch like to call the kids, seriously have a thing for flats and leggings.)

I can not tell you how much I love this picture. I almost want to make it my screensaver. There is nothing like feeling like your daddy adores you. My dad is a big, burly guy and when I was little I loved curling up next to him to hear his heartbeat. Dear Lord. I think I’m getting a little sentimental. Daughters need fathers too, ya’ll! If the first man in your life doesn’t love you unconditionally you get a skewed view of how future men should love you.

OK. I’m going to be honest, folks. I am blessed to have a really affectionate mother and I grew up with nothing but sisters with whom I am still close. I soooo want a daughter(s) someday therefore this picture is what I want. I want what Michelle has. I want to give my love and time to a little girl. I want to adore my husband and be adored by him. I want to be loved. Is that so wrong? What black person doesn’t want this? Oh, no, said the black person, I’d rather not have a husband or wife that loves me and kids who I adore. Nope. I don’t want that. I prefer single motherhood and prison. That
is just oh-so-more appealing.

Terrorist fist jab fever! Catch it!

12 thoughts on “The Obamas Celebrate the Fourth of July (And I Get Verklempt)

  1. I love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I to like Michelle Obama though I didn’t like her at first. It was until later on that she sort grew on me…LOL I think Michelle would make a powerful symbol if she becomes the First Lady. It’s not to often black women get to be presented on a world stage at the level Michelle could be placed on.I remember as a little girl being into looking up former first ladies for my history class. And the disappointment of having no blacks/Latino or Asians listed as First ladies or even presidents.For many Americans the White House Family is suppose to be similar to a royalty. And to even imagine that a Black family could join such a distinction is amazing. Even if the Obamas never make it to the White House they will still have paved the way for the next Black family.

  2. You wrote:I can not tell you how much I love this picture. I almost want to make it my screensaver. There is nothing like feeling like your daddy adores you. My dad is a big, burly guy and when I was little I loved curling up next to him to hear his heartbeat. Dear Lord. I think I’m getting a little sentimental. Daughters need fathers too, ya’ll! If the first man in your life doesn’t love you unconditionally you get a skewed view of how future men should love you.You tell the truth. My absolute favorite picture of my father and myself is one of us when I was five years old. Yes, I have a tacky – Mama-how-could-you-put-me-in-this outfit on, and my hair is in two afro puffs, and yes, my Daddy has one button on his shirt open, showing his undershirt, but I don’t care. It’s the look on his face and the one on mine. It screams “I’m Daddy’s Little Girl and he worships me too.”I’ll never have a picture that replaces that one in my heart.

  3. I came to ask you to do a diary on this. I love the pictures too. And, did you notice that his sister and her family was there too. Loved it. An All-American family..LOL

  4. I love Malia rocking cornrows in MONTANA…BWA HA HA HA HA HAOh, forgot to add,going back to my first reply, I believe that’s why Michelle is so comfortable in her own skin…don’t you? From all accounts, her father ADORED HER and couldn’t stop bragging about his little Princess. That builds you up in a way that very little from the outside can tear you down.

  5. I soooo want a daughter(s) someday therefore this picture is what I want. I want what Michelle has. I want to give my love and time to a little girl. I want to adore my husband and be adored by him. I want to be loved. Is that so wrong? What black person doesn’t want this?I agree with you completely. I have a great-niece. She’s all of 3 months old, and she has her Daddy wrapped around her little finger, and I think it’s terrific. We had to fight a lot with my niece, but every once in awhile, she lets it slip, that maybe her mother, grandmother and aunts actually had something in their brains. That maybe our conventionality has something to it. I have to admit, when she told us she was pregnant, I wanted a girl immediately. She and her hubby gave me the letter from the doctor telling them what it was, but I refused to open it, because I was afraid to be disappointed if it was a girl. Yes, I love my one nephew and am protective of him in ways that I’m not with his sister or cousin, but I love having girls around. Oh, no, said the black person, I’d rather not have a husband or wife that loves me and kids who I adore. Nope. I don’t want that. I prefer single motherhood and prison. That is just oh-so-more appealingYou keep on doing that Snob-thing. Ain’t nothing wrong with what you said, Snob, and that we could even have this ‘argument’ in the Black community is why we’re in such trouble as a community. This shouldn’t even be a bone of logical contention.

  6. I love the pic with Barack and Malia too! It’s great that they have that closeness. I’m kind of close to my dad, but we don’t really hug, etc like that often.They are really cute First Family material ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. What you said about a father’s unconditional love for his daughter is priceless. I grew up without a father and know the full on effects of how it has affected by relationships with men. Fatherlessness has always been pandemic in our community and the first hand emotional results of it are anger, rejection, and resentment. If all the black men and women in prison had loving fathers we’d all be seeing a very different black society. A sister can dream can’t she?

  8. Native Illinoisan turned New York City dweller: I HEART the Obamas!! :)Michelle scored herself a hell of a man. He’s pretty lucky, too, because she seems like an amazing woman.I volunteered on Obama’s State Senator campaign when I lived in Chicago. Due to timing and other stuff, I didn’t get a chance to meet either of them in person.Yay for the Obamas. Three cheers for corn-fed families from Illinois!!

  9. This is much like how we won the Cold War. The country with the most cash wins! I’m not a fan of Ronald Reagan, but his administration’s “Star Wars” bluff was ingenious. The Russians didn’t know we couldn’t pull it off, but they definitely knew we had more cash than them. In your face, commies!Yes damn those evil commies as though the US has not participated in its fair share of evil in this world. Now that they have achieved the wonders of capitalism have you given any thought to the kind of poverty that Russians are living in now? Don’t buy the bullshit just because that is what you were taught to believe. Communism has it is meant to be practiced is not evil and is certainly alot more fair that the system we currently live under. I am not saying that their society or government was a perfect government but the flaws that occurred are largely due to US interference in the first place.

  10. renee: My “commie” note was an oversimplification of a simplification. But money was ultimately more damning than any actual ground war. The Soviets were essentially stealing from their own people to match us dollar for dollar on weaponry. Plus we were using our wealth to further agitate the situation by funding fighters in Afghanistan against the Soviets.If both countries had been more concerned with shoring up their own instead of nation building and fortifying their armies, the world would have been a much different place for the individual nations caught in the middle of our Cold War. I tend to feel more sorry for the Cubans, Vietnamese and others who had to contend with the US and the USSR’s constant meddling in their efforts to gain more power via manipulating smaller countries through wars and playing on fears.So while the US did win the war because of its embrace of capitalism, I tend to view both as different sides of the same coin. Since I live on this side of the coin I’m glad things worked out in the US’ favor, but I can’t say we aren’t paying today for our misdeeds done to hasten the Russian’s defeat.

  11. Ok I confess I was getting a bit teary reading this post. It’s the father/daughter connection that moves me so. I didn’t have one and I definitely feel its absence. When I have children and a husband that is the bond I hope for. A happy and healthy family.

  12. As always, beautiful pics Snob. That family just brings the biggest smile to my face everytime I see them. The Black family is a beautiful thing indeed.

Leave a Reply

Back to top
%d bloggers like this: