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Date: 11/05/12 01:11 PM

38 Responses to Obama Responds To Kid With Gay Parents [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18830 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    Link: Obama Responds To Kid With Gay Parents - I`m hoping that Obama really did write this letter.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
    1516 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    The sig makes it look fake.
  3. Profile photo of monsterzero
    monsterzero Male 40-49
    356 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    Fake.
    If it was truly from the President, the presidential seal would be on it.
  4. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6728 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    There is no way I believe that he read the letter, wrote this letter, signed this letter, or knew anything about it.

    However I`m glad he supports his secretaries doing this sort of thing.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    Yeah that`s Obama signature.
  6. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    While I wish it were from him, the stationary and font look wrong. Hope someone proves me wrong, though.
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    calw Female 18-29
    27 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    I have a letter from the white house, and it looks just like this one! (For those that are calling fake).
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    mick1015 Male 30-39
    55 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    It`s not his secretary either. A secretary to the standard that would be employed to write and/or edit a message from the President would capitalize "President", and would not start a sentence with "And". Both are grade school level errors in grammar.
  9. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Looks like my skepticism was unfounded! Here`s a link to the story: Link
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Not the president`s letterhead.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Huffington, foolsprussia. Not a valid source.

    This is what the president`s letterhead looks like.


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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6728 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    auburnjunky

    Do you think it is a possibility that Obama can send things on his personal letterhead (like this) and not official White House letterhead? Especially with things that don`t directly relate to the White House or Presidency?
  13. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    @AJ: The letterhead did look wrong to me, but that particular blogger also posted the original story about the girl`s letter. It seems unlikely to me that they would post that unless it came directly from her family.

    I could be wrong, I guess.
  14. Profile photo of ShadowVamp
    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
    362 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    @mick: The lower case president is right, because he`s not using it as a title. I agree that the sentence starting with "and" is incorrect.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    Also, the Ba is wrong on the sig to the kid`s letter (the one with the false letterhead)

    See?
  16. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    @HolyGod: No. He would always use the presidential seal. Always...

    Unless he wasn`t president and was just kidding.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    This is likely a plant story from Huffington to garner sympathy awwws and swing one of the last 3 undecideds out there lol.
  18. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    @calw: Can you scan the letter (sans your personal info and text) so we can confirm?
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    I would think it would have a seal, embossed or printed.
  20. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    @calw: Yes please
  21. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    ... Spewing those anti-American, anti-christian ideals like love, tolerance and equality- Off with his head!!
  22. Profile photo of NZ_Life
    NZ_Life Male 18-29
    30 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    @auburnjunky: Both the pictures of official letters from Obama have two different signatures, either both are fake, one is fake - one is not, or both are legit but his signature is slightly different every time he signs.
    Personally, no two of my signatures are exactly the same, but close enough that they are comparable.
  23. Profile photo of NZ_Life
    NZ_Life Male 18-29
    30 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    *both of the pictures auburnjunky posted I should say
  24. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    The signature difference could easily just be the pen. The signature on the letter in question looks to be sharpie or another thicker pen, making it hard to do the "ba" the same.
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    apk892 Male 13-17
    183 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    @auburnjunky or it could actually be a response written to a letter to the president. i wrote a letter to bush when i was in 3rd grade and got a response. he probably didn`t write it himself but i still got a response. you`ll always get a response it just might actually be written by a secretary
  26. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    @apk: I wrote to H.W. Bush as well and got a letter back, as well as pictures of him and Bar, and Millie the Dog.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5436 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    This whole conversation is poo.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    2 dads or 1 mom? is he against lesbian couples!?
  29. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32785 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    Form letter?
    Fake?
    Who cares???
  30. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    Okay, I`m going to go off topic and talk about the golden rule. We often say "treat others as you`d want then to treat you." And that`s nice. But, you know what a better goal is? Some call it the platinum rule, and it`s a bit more difficult, but it is "treat others as they`d want to be treated."

    The difference may seem subtle, but it`s actually quite significant.
  31. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    As for the letter, fake or not, what a great message! One would certainly hope that any leader could be so insightful, gentle and kind and inclusive.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10731 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    I support gay marriage,
    (rather I`m against the state limiting everyone`s choices on WHO they can marry)
    for that matter I even support polygamy. All of which between consenting adults mind you, not an old guy and several underage girls. I`m rather annoyed that Obama flip-flopped on this issue, first he said he supported it and then his position was "evolving", and then back to supporting it after Biden himself endorsed it.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Cajun, to be sure, even when he said that his position was evolving, he had already ordered the military to work out the repeal of DADT and had issued a memorandum to HHS requiring all hospitals that receive funding/payment from the federal government to allow for same sex partner visitation, health advocacy and permitted medical record access. Both of these happened due to his direct and personal commitment.
  34. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10731 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    he had already ordered the military to work out the repeal of DADT

    So...why did he fight a court injunction towards the same effect?
  35. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    Because he`d already ordered it and the military had asked for one year to study how best to implement and its effect. He gave them that year, they studied and they implemented.

    It`s not like had to do it. But, listen, I`m not trying to convince you. If you don`t believe he`s shown enough support, that`s fine. I`m just saying that more has been done for the community under his administration than ANY other, regardless of the public face he put on it. He is a politician, after all.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    tonight on Fox News they will run a story about how this proves Obama is a Muslim...logic? they don`t need no stinking logic!
  37. Profile photo of mahoul02
    mahoul02 Male 18-29
    4 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 8:40 am
    It might have been anybody,but I want to believe Obama wrote it.
  38. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32785 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 11:02 am
    @mahoul02: Welcome to IAB!
    It`s true, I have NO problem with Obama actually writing such a letter, none at all!

    However: MOST stuff from politicians is either a form letter OR is entirely written by a staffer.

    Any politician, this applies to all of them! Heck, they don`t have THAT much time to devote to answering letters or e-mails, tweets, twits, pokes...

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