TIME Person of the Year is President Obama

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    Dec 19, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    “He’s basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of a New America, a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of"

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  • thadjock

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    Dec 19, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    well it's never been the accolade it once was after they produced this pick:

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    the old guard media is pretty much dead, but Obama is the man of the century for sure.
  • rnch

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    Dec 19, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    thadjock saidwell it's never been the accolade it once was after they produced this pick:

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    the old guard media is pretty much dead, but Obama is the man of the century for sure.








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    Dec 19, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    rnch said
    thadjock saidwell it's never been the accolade it once was after they produced this pick:

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    the old guard media is pretty much dead, but Obama is the man of the century for sure.








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    Man of the century? 12 years in? Jesus, what has Obama done this year to win Times award, much less man of the century?

    He can't even avoid a fiscal cliff without bending over and you think he's man of the century? Who won it for the last century in your mind, president Hoover?
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said“He’s basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of a New America, a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of"
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    A whole lot of nothing, but so lofty. icon_neutral.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 20, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    They should call the title, "Newsmaker of the Year." Sometimes, the winner isn't even a person. And the person doesn't have to be good news, like Hitler when he received the title during WWII.
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    ---After reading the names of the other candidates who were considered for the honor, I'm not at all surprised that our President was chosen.

    ---A lot of people don't realize that the "Man of the Year" is the person who has made the most impact, for good or for bad.

    ---I thought it was odd that Time chose to make the picture of Obama about 9 shades darker than he really is.

    ---I'm very pleased that he was chosen.
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidThey should call the title, "Newsmaker of the Year." Sometimes, the winner isn't even a person. And the person doesn't have to be good news, like Hitler when he received the title during WWII.

    Agreed. "Man of the year" implies he did something intentional or good. Whereas, the only thing Barack did this year was really win reelection. I feel like this is kind of like that Nobel Peace Prize he won - they simply didn't know who to give it to and even his party was wondering why he won it.
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    thadjock saidwell it's never been the accolade it once was after they produced this pick:

    (Picture of the one whose name I prefer not speak)

    the old guard media is pretty much dead, but Obama is the man of the century for sure.


    I threw up a little bit in the back of my throat when I saw this picture.
  • thadjock

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    Dec 20, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    IceBuckets saidAgreed. "Man of the year" implies he did something intentional or good. Whereas, the only thing Barack did this year was really win reelection. I feel like this is kind of like that Nobel Peace Prize he won - they simply didn't know who to give it to and even his party was wondering why he won it.



    wow that's dismissive and thoughtless.

    for an african american not just to get elected once, but to be reelected President by the country that fought a lethal civil war to determine the right to OWN african americans isn't a big deal?
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    Dec 20, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    thadjock saidthe old guard media is pretty much dead, but Obama is the man of the century for sure.


    The century is only 12 years old...
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    Dec 20, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    IceBuckets saidAgreed. "Man of the year" implies he did something intentional or good. Whereas, the only thing Barack did this year was really win reelection. I feel like this is kind of like that Nobel Peace Prize he won - they simply didn't know who to give it to and even his party was wondering why he won it.



    wow that's dismissive and thoughtless.

    for an african american not just to get elected once, but to be reelected President by the country that fought a lethal civil war to determine the right to OWN african americans isn't a big deal?

    Sorry - I'm someone who doesn't think it's that big of a deal. Did we vote him in because we thought he would be good for the country or did we just vote for him because he was an african american? I mean, it seems that you place a lot of emphasis on race when it really isn't that relevant of a factor. Just an observation.

    By your post, it seems that he should get whatever (Nobel Peace Prize, Time Man of Year...) simply because he's black. I need a better reason then the way someone looks to judge if they are deserving of something. Unless it's for something shallow like "Sexiest man alive" or some other ludicrous award.

    Isn't that the point we want to get to anyway? The point where race is no longer a relevant thing? That everyone is judged based on their merit and what they do/did as an individual rather then skin color? I know I'd be royally pissed off if I was given something just because I was gay. I'd like to be awarded something based on what I have to say and what I do.
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    Dec 20, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    IceBuckets said I'd like to be awarded something based on what I have to say and what I do.


    Of course you would
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    Dec 20, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    IceBuckets said I'd like to be awarded something based on what I have to say and what I do.


    Of course you do

    Sorry, I can't tell if that was sarcasm or some sort of jab. icon_neutral.gif

    I don't mean to offend.
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    Dec 20, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    IceBuckets saidAgreed. "Man of the year" implies he did something intentional or good. Whereas, the only thing Barack did this year was really win reelection. I feel like this is kind of like that Nobel Peace Prize he won - they simply didn't know who to give it to and even his party was wondering why he won it.



    wow that's dismissive and thoughtless.

    for an african american not just to get elected once, but to be reelected President by the country that fought a lethal civil war to determine the right to OWN african americans isn't a big deal?


    Yeah but all he did was be black and win shit. He didn't really do much of anything this year besides supporting gay marriage and winning the election. That in itself does not a man of the year make
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    Dec 20, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
    I think that pulling off a re-election big with less than stellar economic numbers, as well as a GOP that would happily run the country into a ditch (again, some more) if it helped sink him, and being the recipient of some of the simultaneously nastiest and funniest political attacks (kenyanislamocommunosocialfascist!!1!) in recent history make his reelection a lil more than "he just won shit".
    I think being the first president to embrace marriage equality matters. Also, he signed and helped the legislative fight to overturn DADT, he has stopped defending DOMA... and he got re-elected anyway. He has been doing Good and Important things, Intentionally, for years, and he still got back in the chair for another 4 years. Makes sense to me.

    Can't wait to see what he does without having to worry about being re-elected.

    Don't worry, guys - I know he is no liberal savior. He is already giving too much ground on the fiscal cliff with the GOP, and I have no idea why. But compared to McCain or Mittens, I'll take it.
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    Dec 20, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    Man of the Year started in 1927 with Charles Augustus Lindberg and early on had a couple of dubious picks:

    1938 Adolf Hitler
    1939 Joseph Stalin
    1942 Joseph Stalin

    Stalin was selected twice, an honor shared by GW Bush.