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Barack Obama: 'Time' Magazine's Person of the Year 2012!

Barack Obama: 'Time' Magazine's Person of the Year 2012!

President Barack Obama has taken the prestigious title of Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2012!

The 51-year-old President re-elect was named “[for] finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union.”

“He will take the oath on Jan. 20 as the first Democrat in more than 75 years to get a majority of the popular vote twice. Only five other Presidents have done that in all of U.S. history,” the magazine added about the President, who was previously named the Person of the Year in 2008.

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# 1

What happened to all you people who said Romney was going to win? Hah!

# 2

are you fu*ckin kidding?
after the drone attacks that killed innocent children to his support of Israel how is he even considered for this title? bruce jenner would have made more sense to me

# 3

This is a joke, correct?

# 4

oh no, i wanted PSY :(

# 5

That’s a shame. He’s done everything he can to divide the nation – rich/poor, black/white, male/female, gay/straight. This country has never been so divided, thanks to him.

# 6

i’m going to guess the people who are ‘thumbing down’ the comments are white girls who LURVE obama and have his picture on their tumblr with comments like ‘I CAN’T EVENNN.. UGH HE’S AMAZE’ but completely disregard the fact that he sanctions the killings of innocents for the sake of his own wealth.

# 7

I think Bill and Hillary deserved it more. Or Hillary alone.

# 8
Sue Smith @ 12/19/2012 at 9:47 am

You gotta be kidding.

# 9
Lesser Magic @ 12/19/2012 at 9:52 am

Obviously our country has gone insane!

“..for turning weakness into opportunity” — are they referring to Iraq here?

@Lila:

I KNOW!! HA! HA!

They should have mentioned Person of the Year 2012 in the USA. I hate it when American magazines always name some politician, actors, actresses as the most beautiful person or influencial in the world when you don’t see anyone from other countries in this list, but USA. When will the USA accept that the world doesn’t only revolve around them?

@ladyb:

I would have loved to have seen Bill on the cover. Still the best President — EVER!!

In Good Company @ 12/19/2012 at 10:17 am

Joseph Stalin
Adolph Hitler
Richard Nixon
Ayatollah Khomeini
G.H.W . Bush
G.W. Bush
Newt Gingrich
Kissinger
All- TIME’S MAN OF THE YEAR
take our guns and make us slaves dear leader
you ain’t seen nothin’ yet

@In Good Company: typical american, more worried about gun control than the safety of your people – as an australian i can tell you all gun control means (in a nut shell) is that you have to register your weapons OHHH NOOO!!! so calm down amurricans. no ones gonna take away your rights.. you do that all on your own everyday by being ignorant.

the antichrist

@In Good Company:

What an ASS you are. There is no way he belongs among those people, especially Hitler!!

@Violet: you do know hitler isn’t the only person to kill people solely because of their religion right? why exactly are muslims being targeted again??? a whole Continent worth (btw, close to 3 million innocent muslims have died since the beginning of the iraq-war) so.. pick up a newspaper and educate yourself a little

@Ol:

The world doesn’t revolve around the US, that is true, but when some ass hole country who can’t get its act together needs help, who do they go to? Maybe the US should STOP helping those countries out and concentrate of just helping their own. Sure sound like a Republican, but i sure the hell am NOT!

I would like to know how this idiot was selected for Man of the Year. I thought that one would have to do something significant to earn the title. This **** didn’t earn or do anything but send our country into deeper debt. If there’s an award for the ability to regurgitate words from a teleprompter, he’s definitely worthy of that!

I recall him also being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for doing absolutely nothing also.

What is wrong with people?

@hmm:

You should mind what you say as I AM Muslim!!! I know first hand what it is to feel the stings of people treating you like s*it because of your faith!! BARAK didn’t star this freakin’ Iraq war, so YOU get your facts together before you decide to send note to someone. Both my parents were born and raised in the states and we’ve been loyal Americans and will continue to be until we die. If you want to blame anyone for Iraq and Afganhistan, blame the Bushes. They are on several Saudi boards and know exactly what the Saudi government has done to those Muslims who are NOT Saudis. My grandfather worked in Saudi building homes and he was an outcast because he was not a Saudi. People like you make me SICK!!

You understand ZERO about human nature.
You deserve to suffer and die from your ignorance .
: )) .
Your Government is already under control slave.
& What have you given the world Aussie garbage?
Vegemite? AC/DC?, Kylie Minogue? Lol – POOP
You are nothing but a U.S. controlled Satellite Base Idiot.
lol

HE IS EVIL- WAKE UP!!!!!! @ 12/19/2012 at 10:49 am

Monarch Mind Controlled Neo-Conservative Tool –
Mission?
Sink America Economically.
Bring us all into a new world social order in which you can all kiss individual freedom and individual choice goodbye.
You will not know what you’ve lost till it is gone.
But it all sounds SOO good ’cause youz gettin’ sumthin’ fo free
He was chose carefully .
The ultimate used car salesman.

Oh please! He is not a real leader. He is celebrity. He is Kardashian of the politics.

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