The Obama smile that never falters

The following video clip comes from gawker.com, where someone with too much time on his hands merged 130 sequential photographs of Barack Obama with visiting foreign dignitaries at the G-20 conference in Pittsburg on Wednesday.

Throughout, Obama’s face never changes. He’s got the grip-and-grin thing down pat.

Barack Obama’s amazingly consistent smile from Eric Spiegelman on Vimeo.

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Jazz

September 25th, 2009
2:23 pm

I agree with ZT, ga did not vote for Presedent Obama , they were not interested in the best they just were interested in race. And now they expect him to jump up to help ..He needs to take as much time responding to Ga as Busk took to respond after Katrina

Kasim Reed Not For Mayor

September 25th, 2009
2:26 pm

Bit.ly/KasimReed

Mike

September 25th, 2009
2:41 pm

ZT…THAT’s the “best”. Barack “I’m so sorry for everything” Obama?

Dumphug

September 25th, 2009
4:11 pm

I liked it so much better when the President got the deer in the headlights look for seven minutes at a time, nicknamed everybody because he couldn’t remember their names (or did not bother to take the time to learn their names), scoffed, scowled, stuttered, invented words, and hid himself away at the ranch for two or three months a year, no matter what kinds of memos or disaster reports he was receiving. Things were sooooooo much better back then when we could be PROUD of our President!

bill

September 25th, 2009
4:22 pm

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Ken

September 25th, 2009
4:26 pm

Why wouldn’t he be laughing? Aren’t con men supposed to smile? Obama is a complete idiot who can’t do math, but I have to give him credit for pulling the biggest snow job in Western civilized history. Unbelievable narcissism is apparently good for something if you believe the garbage coming out of your own mouth. He pulled off a bigger con than your local trashman being somehow named CEO of Microsoft.

Ken

September 25th, 2009
4:28 pm

Has anyone else also noticed the deer in the headlights Forrest-gump like, stupid kid asking for candy, smile of the guy that wrote this article? What’s the deal? Are you practicing Jim?

Obama rules

September 25th, 2009
4:28 pm

@ Ken..

I bet you supported McCain and Palin.. Sour Grapes?

johny 2 shoes

September 25th, 2009
4:32 pm

Obama + Biden = SOCIALISM

MsTee

September 25th, 2009
4:34 pm

Atlanta Native

September 25th, 2009
4:35 pm

Dumphug, sadly I am forced to agree with you. I know you are being sarcastic, but I am not. 8 years of W followed by, hopefully no more than 4 of BO, makes me pine for the good ol’ days of Bill Clinton. Seriously.

The plastic nature of that smile frightens me even more than all the strategery conferences put together.

opus

September 25th, 2009
4:36 pm

Obama Lied – Freedom Died

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
4:40 pm

opus September 25th, 2009 4:36 pm SAID: Obama Lied – Freedom Died

CHRIS SAYS: ROFLMAO. Lot of bitter people here. Get over it. Why not ask GA to secede? Ooops, then Sonny won’t be able to beg for federal aid, right?

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
4:42 pm

johny 2 shoes September 25th, 2009 4:32 pm SAYS: Obama + Biden = SOCIALISM

CHRIS SAYS: I think I saw this guy holding up a sign at a Town Hall that said, “KEEP THE GOVT. HANDS OFF MEDICARE!!!”.

I bet he believes in it too.

Joan

September 25th, 2009
4:44 pm

Why wouldn’t he be smiling? he is almost single handedly dismantling a capitalist nation, to make it socialist–and probably third world before he is done with it. He is an egotist more than any I have ever seen, and he truly believes he is gold plated. He is all about “me, me, me”. I certainly hate seeing him smile, because it means I am looking forward to higher taxes.

Big Boy

September 25th, 2009
4:51 pm

You can also look forward to seven and a half more years.

Soulfinger

September 25th, 2009
4:51 pm

@Jazz…BINGO!!!

Sasha

September 25th, 2009
4:57 pm

Enter your comments here
Yall need to learn the facts.You do not live in a democracy. The top richest
1% of the population in the USA has more money than all of the bottom 95% COMBINED! Obama may be able to finally accomplish some
reform and regulation——but he can not accomplish much without
the support of our nation. We can all stand to be more patriotic.
ms

Sasha is dumb

September 25th, 2009
4:59 pm

Sasha, I think YOU need to look up the definition of DEMOCRACY.

what you are advocating is called SOCIALISM.

Not a BO fan

September 25th, 2009
5:00 pm

That’s not really him. It’s a cardboard cut-out.

Chris Mathews is covered in his own spittle

September 25th, 2009
5:01 pm

Obama smile may not falter, but his poll numbers sure do. He is at 50% in a lib wieghted poll. That is a record fall for a sitting President.

Chris Mathews is covered in his own spittle

September 25th, 2009
5:04 pm

All of this apologizing, the denial of American Exceptionalism and the other rot-gut that spews out of the mouths of liberals like so much diarreah is going to turn off the vast majority of the American people. The polls back up this statement. I hope you libs enjoyed your big comeback. 2010 is looking great for the GOP. Not so good for the Democrat party.

Shaneneeee Faneneeeeeee

September 25th, 2009
5:26 pm

The smile of another corrupt politician. ” To achieve healthcare reform we’ll have the negotiations on C-SPAN so that people can see who is making the arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making the arguments on behalf of the drug companies and the insurance companies.” – Barack Obama…………………………. “During 2009 and 2010 existing businesses will receive a $3,000 tax credit for each additional full time employee hired.” – Barack Obama broken promise………………………….. “No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permited to work on regulations or contracts directly and substanially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration.” – Barack Obama………….You Lie Mr. President!!!!

AreYouSerious

September 25th, 2009
5:29 pm

You people are killing me. What’s happening to our “great” country is due to your boy, Bush. He destroyed the US Economy, and you’re criticizing the man coming in behind the mess because he hasn’t changed the situation overnight. Un-freaking believable!!! Do you honestly think anyone, including your boy McCain could turn the economy around so quickly??? I believe the HONEST ANSWER is HE@# NO!!!!!

CJ

September 25th, 2009
5:29 pm

Socialism huh? If you want to call it that fine. But tell me when did capitalism work? Obviously it failed. All these companies ripping people off, AIG, Lehman Bros failing. Then you say you don’t want regulation or bigger government. Govt not over seeing the companies led us to the mess we are in now. If socialism is big government then were we not in socialism before with all the regulations before a certain group of politician who are so cheap they refuse but toilet paper to clear their rear decided govt need to be smaller. How do you expect to have a smaller govt but a large economy. Consumer spending only goes so far. you want smaller govt then you need smaller economy for capitalism. Start your own business with 2 or 3 people. So much hate for a guy who is turning the economy around and is doing 100x better than Bush. I’ll give credit where credit is due. Bush kept the country safe for 7 out of 8 years. He’s all defense. His problem is he can’t multi-task. All the signs where there the economy had slowed or stopped. But thats not his concern. How do you have two economy down turns during your presidency.

Millard

September 25th, 2009
5:32 pm

This should not be about George vs. Obama, since they didn’t run against each other. George had two terms and love him or hate him, at least you knew where he stood. Obama has done more to turn our country upside down than anyone in recent history, and given his lack of executive experience, he probably won’t see another term.

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
5:39 pm

Chris Mathews is covered in his own spittle September 25th, 2009 5:01 pm SAID: Obama smile may not falter, but his poll numbers sure do. He is at 50% in a lib wieghted poll. That is a record fall for a sitting President.

CHRIS SAYS: So where did you pull those numbers from? The last numbers I saw said Obama’s current ratings are above what Reagan’s were, at the same time, during his first term. So, if he’s doing better than Reagan, he’s on the right track.

Millard

September 25th, 2009
5:40 pm

It bothers me a lot when people say capitalism has failed. Capitalism represents freedom and opportunity. Are there people out there who don’t want freedom and opportunity? Do you want the government to take your freedom and your opportunity away from you? Only in American can a poor black kid grow up to be President.

Educated American

September 25th, 2009
5:45 pm

Sasha is dumb -Please look up Democracy and Socialism up in a dictionary. Better yet I have done it for you. Democracy is government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. Socialism any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods Capitalism an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of CAPITAL goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market. Communism a theory advocating elimination of private property b : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed. The principle of a democracy is that they people choose through rule of majority the type of Economic system that the country uses. Our founding fathers did not dictate that the US had to have a Capitalist system of Economics. That is not a guaranteed right anywhere in our found documents. You can have a Democratic society that operates a socialist economic system.

Definitions are by Webster’s online dictionary.

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
5:47 pm

Joan September 25th, 2009 4:44 pm SAID: Why wouldn’t he be smiling? he is almost single handedly dismantling a capitalist nation, to make it socialist–and probably third world before he is done with it. He is an egotist more than any I have ever seen, and he truly believes he is gold plated. He is all about “me, me, me”. I certainly hate seeing him smile, because it means I am looking forward to higher taxes.

CHRIS SAYS: Joan, do you even know what the word “socialist” means??? Probably not and typical of the moronic right wing that doesn’t know any better. Yeah, and we did so well under the 8 years of Bush tax cuts, right??? Lets see, here are the numbers for the 8 Bush years: Average Wages: DOWN; Poverty levels: UP; Children in Poverty: UP. Those are just a few I know off hand. Obviously, “trickle down” economics didn’t work.

BTW, according to economists, the current recession started in December 2007. Who was the President then??? Go read a book and educate yourself.

Big Boy

September 25th, 2009
5:47 pm

Hey repugs…get over it your boy failed. We got a real president now!

DeShawn

September 25th, 2009
5:51 pm

Obama is one of the whitest black men in the world.

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
5:53 pm

Millard September 25th, 2009 5:40 pm SAID: It bothers me a lot when people say capitalism has failed. Capitalism represents freedom and opportunity. Are there people out there who don’t want freedom and opportunity? Do you want the government to take your freedom and your opportunity away from you? Only in American can a poor black kid grow up to be President.

CHRIS SAYS: Capitalism hasn’t failed. It’s the culture of greed and instant gratification that has failed. Many of the founders of Capitalist Theories said that for Capitalism to succeed, it must be regulated to overcome the natural destructive instincts of mankind. I believe it was Adam Smith who said something to the effect about monopoly: Bring two business men who offer a similar service or product together in a room and their natural instincts will be to manipulate prices and competition. The drive to DE-REGULATE everything is what created this mess.

mamaj

September 25th, 2009
5:53 pm

Of all the things we could talk about, we have a stupid a!#&*$ blog about the President’s consistent smile. And all the polls that you people speak of, are conjured up by Republicans to make themselves FEEL BETTER! I believe in polls like I believe in the tooth fairy. We’ll see if he’ll be here for another term, but I’ll assure you that if he is not, it won’t be anyone from that party whose first letter is an “R”.

Locke

September 25th, 2009
5:54 pm

WPA? Socialism. Welfare of any kind? Socialism. Medicare/caid? Socialism. VA benefits? Socialism. HOPE Scholarship? Socialism. Other educational benefits? Socialism. Homesteading? Socialism.

Hate to tell y’all, socialism has been here a long time, intertwined with capitalism. We’re just taking another step, a step AMERICA wants and is going to take. Try to get your tiny GA minds around this, please.

Locke

September 25th, 2009
5:57 pm

Another question: How come if someone is half white and half black, we never hear them being called “white”. President Obama, Halle Berry, and Derek Jeter as examples. Does the black creep in and take 50.1% of the being? Majority owner?

A

September 25th, 2009
6:00 pm

Enter your comments here
If you were to look closely Obama’s (and and Michelles) clothes never change. I can’t believe that the AJC publishes this crap.

Redbar

September 25th, 2009
6:01 pm

Enter your comments here

2010 Elections will be the last chance to save America

Whatever

September 25th, 2009
6:01 pm

Millard you stated “Only in American can a poor black kid grow up to be President.”

But it is killing you!!! Ha ha

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
6:02 pm

Locke September 25th, 2009 5:54 pm SAID: WPA? Socialism. Welfare of any kind? Socialism. Medicare/caid? Socialism. VA benefits? Socialism. HOPE Scholarship? Socialism. Other educational benefits? Socialism. Homesteading? Socialism.

Hate to tell y’all, socialism has been here a long time, intertwined with capitalism. We’re just taking another step, a step AMERICA wants and is going to take. Try to get your tiny GA minds around this, please.

CHRIS SAYS: Yeah, these idiots remind me of those folks you see at Town Halls with signs that say “KEEP GOVT. HANDS OFF MY MEDICARE!!!”.

But the stupidity of these folks doesn’t surprise me any more. There’s a direct correlation between state standards of education and how these states vote. Look up state test scores and take the lowest 7-8 states. You’ll find that six of them “GA, AL, MS, SC, MS, TN” in the grouping of states at the bottom. And these are the states that also consistently vote Republican. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
6:06 pm

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
6:07 pm

Redbar September 25th, 2009 6:01 pm SAYS: 2010 Elections will be the last chance to save America

CHRIS SAYS: Didn’t you folks say that in the run up to Nov 2008??? Wasn’t Sarah Palin your great white hope??? Ooops, I forgot that McCain wasn’t stupid enough for you folks! ROFLMAO

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
6:08 pm

Chris Salzmann September 25th, 2009 6:06 pm SAID: :) Well said.

CHRIS SAYS: Stop hacking my name. That’s a sure sign of a loser.

BO

September 25th, 2009
6:18 pm

You know why I am smiling, I can not believe all of you fools believed me. I am lying through my teeth and dismantling this country and half the people do not even realize it. I am adding taxes on you faster than anyone can say Ted Kennedy. Soon everyone will be equal no one will have anything left except me because I am the President

Alvin

September 25th, 2009
6:22 pm

Give the man a chance. Who with the garbage he was left with could of done anymore? The G.O.P. Please!!!!!! They done even know who they are. Conservative need to learn this is a country made up of many different people and ideas. This hate and fear they have been preaching will not work anymore. The only way we will fix this country is to roll up our sleeves and suck it up. We have to be ready to make sacrifices. This polarization of our country is not going to help this country. We are all Americans. The president is president to all. True American understand what I am talking about, because true Americans do not give up on their country. If you do not like this country and our President LEAVE!!!!

Jessica

September 25th, 2009
6:45 pm

OMG PEOPLE…can we please just be honest? I have never heard of people talking so much smack about a president until Obama came in office. Bush single handedly f–ked the economy and everyone expects Obama to fix it in the short time he’s been in office??Let’s be real people. You don’t like him because he is black and its all about race. God made us all equal and we answer to him– no color is above or below another.

Atlanta Native

September 25th, 2009
6:47 pm

Chris Salzmann
September 25th, 2009
5:39 pm

Precisely why government should regulate, not provide health-care. The govt, either on its own, or with insurer(s) will set prices and no one will be there to regulate. You’ve hit the nail on the head.

Atlanta Native

September 25th, 2009
6:50 pm

Sorry, I meant

Chris Salzmann

September 25th, 2009
5:53 pm

NA

September 25th, 2009
7:08 pm

Jessica some one makes a comment about anything that is different than what you think and you blame it on race. It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with actions taken or not taken. Get the chip off your shoulder. Take race out of it, it does not matter if he is purple, if he is going down the wrong road, he is going down the wrong road and color will not help where he ends up. Just look at the facts, who is going to pay for this stuff? You have an agenda against children too? You want them stradled with these mistakes. Make the country strong not weak. Instead of stealing money from tax payers to pay for a bail out of crisis caused by the federal government, let THE PEOPLE keep their own money, so they will spend it, help the economy grow and add jobs———that is how you correct this problem. If no one has money, no products are purchased, jobs disappear, housing dries up. The man should have taken an economics course in school. I know you are going to say George Bush caused this. You need to blame the white guy. I have no problem blaming the white guy just blame the right ones, that did this. Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi ( I know you are going to say she is not a guy but judgement is still out on that)

THINK

Idiots

September 25th, 2009
7:14 pm

@ Joan and others, Yeah don’t let facts get in the way of your anti-Obama arguments… what with taxes being DOWN and all since Obama took office.