• Five Signs Barack Obama Is Turning Into Our Mothers

    1. He's always telling us we can do anything and everything, despite overwhelming evidence that the only "everything" many of us will be associated with will involve ice cream sundae toppings. For example

    "Maybe you could be an innovator or an inventor; maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone or the new medicine or vaccine… Maybe you could be a mayor or a senator or a Supreme Court justice."
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    2. Those Mom Jeans.
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    3. Constantly going on about the importance of higher education. Like when he told a crowd of Virginia high school students

    "You want to be a doctor or a teacher or a police officer, you want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military, you're going to need a good education for every single one of those careers."

    Plus, every other speech he's ever given to a youthful audience.

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    4. As of 2002, he still had an AOL email address. As with our mothers, there are better reasons to be embarrassed of him, but let's go with this one for now.
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    5. Yesterday, many Obama campaign listserv subscribers received an email, ostensibly from Bill Clinton, but in reality drafted by the president's 2012 campaign. Two hours later, subscribers received a text reading, "Make sure to check your email today: Bill Clinton sent you a message." A text reminding us about an email? If he's not our mom, he's at least a very clingy girlfriend.

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