Dreaming about President Obama

Posted by: ST on February 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

The NYT expresses its undying devotion to Barack Obama via a piece written by author Judith Warner in which she discusses how she and other liberals she knows have dreamed about the Obamas (via ST reader Cump):

The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house. It was not clear whether Max was feeling protective of the president’s health or jealous because of the cigarette.

The other day a friend of mine confided that in the weeks leading up to the election, the Obamas’ apparent joy as a couple had made her just miserable. Their marriage looked so much happier than hers. Their life seemed so perfect. “I was at a place where I was tempted daily to throttle my husband,” she said. “This coincided with Michelle saying the most beautiful things about Barack. Each time I heard her speak about him I got tears in my eyes — because I felt so far away from that kind of bliss in my own life and perhaps even more, because I was so moved by her expressions of devotion to him. And unlike previous presidential couples, they are our age, have children the same age and (just imagine the stress of daily life on the campaign) by all accounts should have been fighting even more than we were.”

As we all know, in journalism, two anecdotes are just one short of a national trend. I figured that my friend and I couldn’t possibly be the only ones dreaming, brooding or otherwise obsessing about the Obamas. Were other people, I wondered, being possessed by our new first family?

I launched an e-mail inquiry. And learned that they were. Often, in strikingly similar ways.

Many women — not too surprisingly — were dreaming about sex with the president. In these dreams, the women replaced Michelle with greater or lesser guilt or, in the case of a 62-year-old woman in North Florida, whose dream was reported to me by her daughter, found a fully above-board solution: “Michelle had divorced Barack because he had become ‘too much of a star.’ He then married my mother, who was oh so proud to be the first lady,” the daughter wrote me.

There was some daydreaming too, much of it a collective fantasy about the still-hot Obama marriage. “Barack and Michelle Obama look like they have sex. They look like they like having sex,” a Los Angeles woman wrote to me, summing up the comments of many. “Often. With each other. These days when the sexless marriage is such a big celebrity in America (and when first couples are icons of rigid propriety), that’s one interesting mental drama.”

It doesn’t get any better in the comments section.

Quite frankly, after reading this I’ve come to the conclusion that the NYT is not even remotely good enough to be considered “fish wrap” nor birdcage liner anymore.


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7 Responses to “Dreaming about President Obama”


  1. forest hunter says:

    Many moons ago when we built septic systems with clay tiles (approximately 12″ lengths of clay pipe), we would cover the joints with newspaper, before the rock went in the ditch, but that was when even the paper itself, had a spine to it!

  2. proof says:

    I dream about sex with the President, too! But in my world we had enough sense to elect a babe er, breasted American to the office!

  3. Russ says:

    It seems that male libs have the same reaction

  4. Baklava says:

    Journalism died with the assault on Sarah.

    Ressurection from the dead would require a complete mea culpa for months detailing what they did and why they did it and pleading for forgiveness.

    Until then (and they won’t do that) all of the lies and mistruths like the school lunch program being cut and Medicare being cut 270 billion were just warm up to their last dying acts this last year.

    NYT is one of the bunch.

  5. Lorica says:

    …And the deluded continue to think they are clever. This people are just repulsive with their worship of Barack. It has been some time since I was a Dem, and I was never a lib, but must you throw your common sense out the window in order to be one??

    It just seems to me that in this administration we are going to have to deal with Jimmy Carter’s stupid ideas, and Bill Clinton’s ego. Talk about a strange brew. Damn what is wrong with these idiot Dem voters?? – Lorica

    Ohhhh I also wanted to speak to this woman who wants to “throttle” her husband, but tears up with Michelle’s “devotion” to Barack. I am no super genius, but maybe if she showed some devotion to her husband, she might get a better response outta him. – Lorica….again

  6. BeachBabe NC says:

    :-& all I have to say.

  7. Leslie says:

    Don’t look at ME. I had a lovely dream about black, gold, and red butterflies.