A Message From Barack Obama

What does Barack Obama think about Rush Limbaugh?

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That really is Barack Obama’s voice.

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These audio clips, along with others which you might want to use to replace the ring tone on your cell phone, come from Barack Obama reading Dreams From My Father. The Phoenix collected these clips and explains:

In his bestselling autobiography, Dreams From My Father, President Obama introduces us to his high school friend, “Ray,” who, like him, is bi-racial. Who, also like him, is casting about to find his place in the world. But, who, unlike him, has a potty mouth that would make a sailor blush.

Best of all? When reading the audiobook version of his bio, Obama does impressions of Ray’s manner of speech. Swear words and all. It’s fucking awesome. And it’s a way of talking we probably won’t be hearing from him now that he’s POTUS.

The Locker-Room Atmosphere in the Oval Office


It doesn’t take much to get the right wing to attack Obama. After being photographed without a jacket in the Oval Office, Andrew Card complained about the “kind of locker room experience that seems to be taking place in this White House and the Oval Office.” The Huffington Post found that, contrary to claims that he was never casual in the Oval Office, George Bush has been photographed without a jacket.


This so-called “locker-room atmosphere” was not limited to the Bush administration. Presidents have commonly been photographed in casual dress, including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford:




This even includes fictional portrayals of the Oval Office, such as Jeb Bartlett:


We’re Number Five

Liberal Values has been available on Kindle for a short time and has been among the top blogs purchased. Amazon updates the numbers hourly and the rankings fluctuate, but we have often been at number five (as is the case as I write this) among political blogs. The top five best selling political blogs on Kindle at the moment are: Conservatives with Attitude, Cato@Liberty, Daily  Kos, Libertarian Leanings, and Liberal Values.

Of course people are more likely to use their Kindle for books and newspapers as opposed to blogs so blogs do not rank among the top selling items. Overall Liberal Values’ sales rank is 36,007.