10 Non-Political Reasons to like Barry.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 5, 2012
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Obama with his grandpa.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

Whether liberal or conservative, every president—Dubya, Reagan, Clinton, Nixon, Carter, JFK, FDR, Ike—is president of all of US. So, in that spirit, here’s ten non-partisan reasons to appreciate Barry.

1. His ohhhh, ohhhh!, followed by expression of un-self-deprecating extreme self-satisfaction:

2. Singing:

3. Reluctantly singing, good sport:

4. He’s a real dad.

Loves the kids…all the kids. Genuine excitement here:

5. Slainte!

(He and the First Lady make the stuff, too).

6. Dancing (well).

7. Kinda political, but his amazing Osama Bin Laden speech:

8. His consistently-actually-being-funny at the White House Correspondents’ Dinners (click image for more):

9. Okay, political. What the &@^@^%#^ has he done?

10. He reads 10 letters a day from US. Write one.





About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “10 Non-Political Reasons to like Barry.”

  1. Even though the door kicking was fake, I like to think it was real 🙂

  2. elephantjournal says:


  3. I think so. I remember when it was going around that Snopes did a thing about it.

  4. You forgot to mention that he's sexy.

  5. elephantjournal says:

    Oh, I was kidding! Of course it's fake, you! Loved it, though!

  6. guest says:

    I really hope he gets reelected. oh..sorry, that was political. Anyway, all good reasons why Obama rocks.

  7. Libertylover says:

    He's the most likable president ever, has mojo, and can sing. Here are some things I don't like:

    1. Indefinite Detention
    2. DOJ shutting down Medical Marijuana distributers
    3. Assassination Policy
    4. Drone Wars
    5. Lybia
    6. Syria
    7. Iran Sanctions
    8. Guantanamo Bay still open
    9. Not one person has been held accountable for the 2008 financial collapse.
    10. Cares more about being likable than standing on principle.

    Bonus: First nobel peace prize winner with a kill list.