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    President Barack Obama feigns a punch while talking about health care reform with Nancy-Ann DeParle, Peter Orszag, Phil Schiliro and Larry Summers in the Outer Oval Office, July 13, 2009.

    (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way or used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

    Lou F., paloma525, spatwei, -fCh-, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Mona Loldwoman (Look for the good) 68 months ago

      Nancy-Ann does not look happy.
      I LOVE the expressions in this pic.

    2. SLH Photography 2009 68 months ago

      Being in the right spot at the right time. It does make a difference. The 'eyes' have this image, that's for sure.

    3. Donna Will 68 months ago

      The Prez is not afraid to get tough!

    4. Blue387 68 months ago

      Give 'em hell, Barry!

    5. jdog1063 68 months ago

      Obama:
      Hey, guys!
      Did you see the beating the SEIU guy apparently gave that Black protester down at Russ Carnahan's town Hall meeting in Missouri? Wasn't that great?
      Phil is there any more Stimulus money we can funnel to the SEIU?

      Phil Schiliro:
      Well, no, Mr. President. The opposition is watching those funds pretty closely!
      But the SEIU are trying to unionize health care workers across the country, so that will be a sure thing once we control the health care purse strings!!

    6. GChriss 68 months ago

      "This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way or used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House."

      What is this?

    7. Lou F. 68 months ago

      @gchriss rights and terms

    8. Sarita Linda 68 months ago

      jdog1063

      Please keep this about the photographs and not about political agendas. Kindly troll somewhere else.

    9. Heike 1964 68 months ago

      Fight for your health care reform Mr. President. I support you.

    10. himalayancorpseeater 68 months ago

      i sincerely hope the president has been studying boxing. it really would get him focused and up to the day to day challenges of his unique life.

    11. jdog1063 68 months ago

      "Please keep this about the photographs and not about political agendas." - S. Middlebrook

      My interpretation of this photograph is that Obama is willing to have union thugs beat up people to intimidate and help pass his health care plan!

    12. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 68 months ago

      Yep! The photo represents what Obama thinks of Americans.

    13. kittyisinnocent 68 months ago

      Huh. Vitalissue's photos aren't photos at all. (yawns, scratches head in "confusion".)

    14. Sarita Linda 68 months ago

      and Jdog1063 has no photos to even show. hmmmmm

    15. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 68 months ago

      I notice that some of you slobbering zombies don't have photos at all. Which leads me to believe that you use more than one flickr account to post your comments here.

      Yes, I have become more Political in my photostream....what's wrong with that? At least it is my only photostream and I don't hide behind another flickr account.

    16. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 68 months ago

      This President is revealing his real character in this photo. LOL

      He can't help himself......FAKE Town Halls with fake Doctors and using little girls who are friends to ask made up questions. TO FUNNY!

      Obama is becoming the laughing stock of the country.

    17. Sarita Linda 68 months ago

      Vitalissue, no one cares about what you do in YOUR photo stream, its the bashing you are doing to others on this photo stream that people are tired off. You know this, but for some reason you think you can do what ever you want. Please again refer to the rules.

      And I notice most of the bashers are the ones with no photos. They bash and hide.

    18. Blue387 68 months ago

      Vitalissue has not only drunk the Kool-Aid but apparently went back for seconds.

    19. GChriss 68 months ago

      @ready aim click

      Yes, but if Pete Souza is a federal employee acting in an official capacity the image is public domain for use within the US. The terms and conditions on this publicly-accessible webpage are a form of prior restraint.

      Previous discussion: www.flickr.com/photos/crashsystems/3549840503/

      (I am not a lawyer and would be happy to be corrected.)

    20. Been Buddy Longway 67 months ago

      Hilarious! Very good portrait!
      Thank you, White House photographers and staff.

      PS. Quote from The Economist 22nd of August, relating to Health Care Reform:

      (In reflecting on the book "The paranoid style in American Politics" by Richard Hoffstadter):

      "Belief in conspiracy theories can be comforting. If everything that goes wrong is the fault of a secret cabal, that relievs you of the tedious necessity of trying to understand how a complex world really works. And you can feel sure that you are smart enough to “see through” the official version of events. But widespread paranoia has drawbacks. For a start, it makes calm, rational debate rather tricky. How can you discuss the trade-offs of health care reform, for example, with someone who thinks the government is plotting to kill grandma?" (lol !).

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