Is Obama Alpha?

The answer to this question is less obvious than it would seem.

T. AKA Ricky Raw wrote the following comment to my post Misconceptions About The Alpha Male:

Obama is henpecked by his wife and constantly emasculated by her in print. And she’s a 5. Not only should he not be with her, she should be grateful to the high heavens to, as a 5, have the chance to be married to a young President. Instead she acts like SHE is the prize.

T. is right on the facts about Barack and Michelle. She emasculates him in public. As a result, every DC lawyer chick has a muffcrush on Michelle because she embodies their ideal of womanhood.

But it is also true that 80% of the world’s attractive women would bang Obama given the chance. The Lincoln bedroom would be a misty hothouse of evaporated sex juices. Obama would have his choice of fillies. His pull would be on par with Clooney and Depp combined. According to my definition of alpha male, Obama easily fits the bill.

If that wasn’t enough to establish alphaness (and it is), he is also the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. Furthermore, there are credible rumors that Obama has partaken of a younger, prettier mistress. Alpha.

This presents a conundrum. Clearly, in public at least, he gives off the whiff of the browbeaten docile husband when Michelle is by his side. How to square this contradiction?

Those who believe Obama is a closet beta must discard all the evidence to the contrary of his alphaness and focus on his relationship with his scrotesqueezing maneater wife Michelle. They must also assume that Obama is equally as beta with Michelle in private. But is that necessarily true? Perhaps she knows something about him and has threatened to divorce him, so he placates her by letting her power trip in public. Maybe he bosses her around in the house and likes to reward her private submission with the freedom to act out like a fierce feminist icon in public. Many alpha males happily relinquish their power to their wives, if for no other reason than to take a break from running the show. We just don’t know enough to establish the theory of Obama’s betatude.

Even if Obama were acquiescing to Michelle’s ballcutting out of fear, as he would if he wanted to keep the sex freely flowing and the happy smiley family facade propped up, it still wouldn’t tip the scales away from Obama’s inherent alphaness. The standard of proof is simple: Do women want to fuck him, or do they not? They do. Michelle’s public emasculation of him is just a tiny pebble on the mountain of pussy swooning for Barack that she knows could quickly and easily displace her. The campaign is over. She is expendable.

Verdict: Obama is an alpha.





Comments


  1. Furthermore, there are credible rumors that Obama has partaken of a younger, prettier mistress. Alpha.

    I admit, this part has made me partially reassess whether he is alpha or not. But what will really convince me is how he deals with Russia, who are already gearing up to test him, obviously viewing him as weak:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081105/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_medvedev

    Like Biden said, the world’s alphas are calling him out. Part of being an alpha male isn’t just how you deal with women, it’s how you deal with other alphas. Let’s see how it plays out.

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  2. I agree he an alpha now, but he may have had to learn to be one.

    I have read that when he was younger he was very insecure and unsure of himself. He lacked the personal confidence he has in spades now. Also, he badly wanted to have a real family life instead of the half-ass shit his mother stuck him with.

    My theory is he was a beta back when he met and married his wife and over time grew that all important self confidence. At some point he agreed to let his feminist nut of a wife act the way she does in public in exchange for him fucking every high ranking girl in sight.

    my 2c

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  3. He acts ‘henpecked’ to get elected, duh. The electorate is disproportionately female; the Democratic party is disproportionately female; those who voted for him were, it turns out, disproportionately female (56% I think).

    It’s Machiavellian: he does it for power. As much as George Bush’s draft-dodging macho fake, it’s persona.

    And — look! — he won. Alpha.

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  4. He’s the President of the USA… that’s pretty Alpha no matter how you cut it. Maybe the least alpha was Jimmy Carter I guess — he’s the only case I can think of that may go Beta. Many alphas let their women walk over them. In Russia, it happens all the time. It’s like a magnanamous gesture, like giving to charity, with a hidden meaning behind it — in fact it’s a show of strength: “I have so much power I can give some away freely to you to use for the time being.” However, when push comes to shove and any real problem occurs, you can bet that it’s the alpha that will call all the shots.

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  5. karsten, i don’t get comment #4. is that article supposed to be a disagreement with me?

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  6. I do agree that over the course of this election, he has become more alpha, especially around the time of that 3rd debate. Definitely wasn’t quite there yet at the start, but luckily he had the media and others propping him up while he learned and adjusted.

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  7. Barack is totally alpha because he has a huge cock that sluts like to choke themselves on.

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  8. Anyone who thinks that Michelle Obama is a 5 is either homosexual or just generally not attracted to black people. She is at least an 8.

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  9. I agree with #3, he probably lets her emasculate him in public because he felt it would help him gain those Hilary supporters – they would at least feel as though there was a strong female presence in the white house.

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  10. I think being President of the United States pretty much gives you about 90% of what you need to be considered an alpha male.

    Still, Obama is nothing compared to me as far as pure, aggressive alphaness. I almost conquered the whole fucking world and when I failed, I killed myself, rather than live with the humiliation.

    He is a pussy compared to me.

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  11. karsten
    He acts ‘henpecked’ to get elected, duh

    There is some truth to this but I don’t think Michelle is the ball buster people are making her out to be.

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  12. Who cares if he’s alpha? What relevance does it have to anything at all?

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  13. @ 13: Jon, watch American Experience series on PBS, the episodes on President Jimmy Carter and the episodes on Reagan. Note how differently foreign tyrant leaders treated both of them, and whose bluff they would and wouldn’t call. If you still have to ask after watching, I don’t know what to tell you.

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  14. on November 6, 2008 at 3:27 am monohechomierda

    My nomination for comment of the month courtesy of Michelle

    “Barack is totally alpha because he has a huge cock that sluts like to choke themselves on.”

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  15. If alpha is defined by how many women he could potentially bed, then he is alpha by Roissy’s standard (regardless of his relationship with his wife).

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  16. “T. is right on the facts about Barack and Michelle. She emasculates him in public. As a result, every DC lawyer chick has a muffcrush on Michelle because she embodies their ideal of womanhood.”

    You’re just making crap up because your guy lost.

    But let’s pretend you weren’t. You do bring up an interesting point. There are some “strong women” who have meek mates and others who have strong mates. I think we can assume summa cum laude Harvard, President of the most powerful country in the history of the planet is latter.

    Take Angelina Jolie. Definite ball buster. Crazy chick, who said all kinds of crazy crap in the past. However, I’d never call Billy Bob Thorton or Brad Pitt a beta. You can definitely tell alphas with “alpha-like women” and betas with alpha women.

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  17. 13 Jon:


    Who cares if he’s alpha? What relevance does it have to anything at all?

    Uh, leadership qualities in the president of the most powerful nation on the planet?

    You need to eat more alphabeta soup.

    9 drederick:

    Anyone who thinks that Michelle Obama is a 5 is either homosexual or just generally not attracted to black people. She is at least an 8.

    Anyone who thinks Michelle Obama is an 8 needs to scrub their eyeballs with Ajax.

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  18. 17 Skeptic:

    Take Angelina Jolie. Definite ball buster. Crazy chick, who said all kinds of crazy crap in the past. However, I’d never call Billy Bob Thorton or Brad Pitt a beta.

    You bring up an interesting point. I agree Thorton and Pitt are not betas, but to my mind Jolie was the seducer and not the seducee in those relationships.

    Those guys may be alpha but they didn’t try (or were unable) to break the bitch and OWN her ass.

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  19. Or, hell, take Bill Clinton. Married to a woman who’s a 5 (and even that may be stretching it), who acts like she’s the prize and publicly appears to emasculate him. Doesn’t mean Clinton couldn’t pull some squeeze on the side (and he did, even if his judgment was questionable… Monica would be hot in Arkansas though.)

    Don’t assume that these political marriages mean anything. It’s just a little above the old arranged marriages among royalty, where the king would marry some daughter of royalty to ensure and alliance and then fuck pretty much whoever else he wanted to.

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  20. You’re just making crap up because your guy lost.

    As a paleo-sympathizing libertarian, I don’t think Roissy gives a shit about the fact that an open borders phony conservative like McCain lost.

    Just because someone thinks Obama is a steaming pile of turd doesn”t mean they support the Republicans.

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  21. How much or how often can a man let others take the lead and still be an alpha? Most men are dominant in some areas and more laid back in others. Besides, very high T levels don’t necesarily get you positions of power and women. High T can easily make a man impulsive, violent and generally antagonistic; not the best personality for dating or climbing the corporate ladder. And how aggressive can a beta be before he becomes alpha.

    For the record I’d definitely do Obama, assuming he likes white chix.

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  22. I think he now has leverage over her…BIG TIME!

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  23. Or, hell, take Bill Clinton. Married to a woman who’s a 5 (and even that may be stretching it), who acts like she’s the prize and publicly appears to emasculate him.

    I wouldn’t judge Hillary’s looks by what she looks like now as an old lady. No one is sexy at her age. At her best, Hillary could scrape in under the wire as a 7 or at least a 6.5. Her unsexy rep comes from the fact that in her younger days she tended to dress in the drab uniform of a 70s feminist and from the fact that she has a boring, moralistic personality. Not a bad choice though, if you are a hyper-ambitious Democratic politician who wants a decent looking partner who shares with you your drive for the top.

    And BTW Bill had her under his thumb. I don’t recall any incident where she tried to emasculate him.

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  24. She is very popular with many female voters, particularly though not exclusively black ones. If he chucks her and marries Scarlett Johanson (who flirted w/ him via email until Michelle raised hell) that would be a massive liability. She’ll have the White House staff to boss around, and as long as Barack keeps his affairs discreet they should be fine. I actually see him with someone like Rihanna. Cool yet not confined to normal perimeters of “being black”. DEFINITELY not Condi.

    This is tangential, but what number would you give to Rihanna?

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  25. Thursday,
    You’re right about Bill and Hill. No matter what he did she always came back for more. Though I sense that had more to do with her desire to be President than from submissiveness. Fat lot of good standing by her man did her.

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  26. Also, does y’all’s numerical estimation take non-visual sex appeal like voice, body language etc. into account?

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  27. 23 metalhaze:

    I think he now has leverage over her…BIG TIME!

    I can only hope that the morning after his victory, he woke up, turned slowly to face Michelle, and without flinching, said:

    “Check it…new rules. When I make toast, I will put the butter wherever I damn please…I will secure the bread if I’m in the mood…I really don’t give a fuck because I can have a bread truck in my crib with a single phone call. And that whole bit about how I make the bed? I guess it won’t matter since that will be your job. Now go make me a ham sammich. RECOGNIZE.”

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  28. Also, does y’all’s numerical estimation take non-visual sex appeal like voice, body language etc. into account?

    Add those in and the score drops to 4.2

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  29. If Obama is alpha, it is by dint of being interpreted as an symbol, representative of a sweeping tide of historical momentum. Where would he stand, I wonder, had there not been a delirious democratic party–as well as widespread foreign moral support– bolstering his candidacy and, hence, his alpha status? More than this, where would he stand had 9/11 not taken place with all the collateral drama vis a vis Muslims, who America is constrained to treat ever so delicately lest they be inflamed with jihadist animosity.
    Sorry for the skepticism, but I doubt Obama’s alpha status is due to any innate qualities unless his use of the blank slate can be considered a quality. On the other hand, he was mentored by Frank Marshall Davis so the old Marxist’s salacious attitudes and game may have rubbed off. Davis could have taught him how to “keep his pimp hand strong”.

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  30. I’m not intimately familiar with this terminology, but I’d call Obama charismatic rather than alpha. He’s not cocky and swaggering, demanding that others follow him. His authority comes from what he is, not what he does. He will surely become more alpha in office, but stereotypical alpha traits did not get him to the White House; his charisma did

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  31. but stereotypical alpha traits did not get him to the White House; his charisma did

    Along with his blackness, the fact he wasn’t Bush, his political affiliation, and the media doing everything in their power to get him elected.

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  32. “Don’t assume that these political marriages mean anything.”

    True. Its all a hustle.

    Interesting points in the post. Especially the “back story”.

    Many times you see Alpha males who crush their rivals with no mercy, only to get constantly slapped around by their wives.

    I always wondered what went on behind closed doors that would lead these guys to get stomped.

    My guess is they can’t regulate in the bedroom.

    – MPM

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  33. Does charisma ever enter the alpha/beta dichotimy?

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  34. And/or a lack of Game.

    – MPM

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  35. He didn’t graduate summa at Harvard, but that’s because almost no one ever has. Harvard Law has had 7 summa grads since the 1950s.

    Magna at HLS is certainly impressive enough in its own right.

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  36. I’m not convinced that Obama is “charismatic”. Given the circumstances, all he had to do was to be bland and let not being a Bush or a Clinton turn into a movement. Let’s see if he can actually lead instead of just not offending.

    hello, none of us actually agree on what “alpha” is. roissy has his own definition of “whether women want the guy and nothing else” but it’s nakedly obvious that it’s just his way of telling himself that he’s really as cool as any rock star, athlete or president out there.

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  37. Michelle Obama looks ugly. Sorry but it’s true. She has a mean, scrunched up face and giant forehead. Her personality is aggressive, hostile, masculine, entitled, and stupid. She is quite possibly the most stupid First Lady in history.

    She does however shore up Obama’s “Black enough” cred which is why he married her.

    Obama is not Alpha — he’s Nixon. Yep, he’s the modern Nixon, both profoundly uncomfortable in their own skins, over thinking everything, stupid and moronic in their approach to enemies, and waging wars against domestic opponents that did not need to be waged.

    He’s also weak. Putin just made him look like a punk. When it comes to real, dangerous men, not pick up artists but guys who pick up people … and throw them out of five story windows, Obama would pee in his pants. He’s got nothing when the talking stops and the fighting starts. McCain could take torture, but that’s about it. His courage ran out when his ambition and overweening ego got in the way.

    Rudy, or Palin, or Fred are definitely tougher than weak-willed Obama. Obama is not Alpha. He’s not even Jimmy Carter who at least did not get thrown out of the Navy right away. Obama could not have done that. He lacks will, the ability to fight, and do anything other than be an Affirmative Action symbol.

    Putin, Osama, the Saudis, Tehran and NutJob, Kim Jong Il, Chavez, and terrorists of all stripes will play him like a violin. He’ll be their errand boy. If that. One nuke in the US and Obama would surrender. Heck a threat would prompt a surrender … to whoever. He’s that weak.

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  38. Just to add, Nixon was weak too. Also moronically clever-stupid. Another Lawyer might I add.

    I’m sure Obama will pull something moronically clever-stupid. Maybe he did some dirty dealings, spying, his own plumbers unit as McCain imploded through sheer stupidity. It would not shock me to see … What did President Obama know and when did he know it?

    Lawyers have their own arrogant moronic clever-stupid habits.

    And weakness when confronted by men who kill for a living. Unless they too have done it — like Jackson.

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  39. over thinking everything

    Now look who’s talking…

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  40. I’m not convinced that Obama is “charismatic”. Given the circumstances, all he had to do was to be bland and let not being a Bush or a Clinton turn into a movement. Let’s see if he can actually lead instead of just not offending.

    Not just that, but anything potentially offensive he did do, like call the “typical white person” a racist, affiliate himself with a black radical and badmouth bitter people who “cling to religion and guns,” all those offensive things were covered up and spun benignly on his behalf by the media.

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  41. whiskey @ 38 and 39, I agree.

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  42. Actually let me clarify what I said in #42, he’s alpha enough for the man on the street, and for American politics, and yes he can fuck any chick he wants. But on the world stage with some of the bigger players and monsters out there, like Putin, the president of Iran and others, who I think are alphas on a whole other level, he is way out of his league. I think even Margaret Thacher and Golda Meir twice as alpha as Obama. It’s not that I think he can’t grow into the role, he’s just too young right now. Even JFK was not alpha enough to avoid getting chewed up and spit out in his first meeting with Kruschev, even though he was a rockstar as far as being a public figure goes. he just doesn’t have the life experiences I think one needs to be comfortable in those arenas against people like that.

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  43. […] is no question if Obama is seen as alpha male. The women have spoken. And they have spoken clearly. Posted by 11minutes Filed in alpha, […]

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  44. Any man that can hold down and plow that forehead-you-could-watch-a-movie-on-Patrick-Ewing-look-alike’s brown ring without losing his rod gets my grudging respect.

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  45. This is a bit too much

    “”I swear to God, I ovulate every time I see a picture of him holding a baby,” says Katherine Hamill, 25, a New York City actress who doesn’t hesitate to make mention of her ardour when she comments on various blogs. ”

    “”But I see parallels to James Bond as well – Obama is preternaturally cool and unflappable, and we like cool in our celebrities, and we like physically attractive people too. People are excited by his optimism and his looks and his personal manner, and he’s moved totally into rock star category now.”

    As the 72-year-old McCain has complained, members of the media have apparently fallen under Obama’s spell as well.

    “Imagine the cool cred of a Steve McQueen, the black charisma of a Denzel Washington, the lean athleticism of a young Mick Jagger, and you have a politician made partly out of rock star and partly out of movie idol,” journalist Dennis Ellman wrote recently in the British tabloid the Sunday Mirror.

    “He’s not just a terrific orator, he has sex appeal too … tall, relaxed, supremely self-assured, he strides to the microphone, arms held loosely, head to one side, the top act about to kick off the show.”

    The Nation’s JoAnn Wypijewski wrote this summer that Obama is a sex symbol for a new, younger generation of Americans – one that is colour-blind.

    “If politically he now appears to be not substantively different from any other neoliberal, as a sex symbol he is the new man,” she wrote.

    Seen the Obama’s girl video? Seen how reporters swoon over him?

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  46. @5 dinamo kiev and 33 MPM/G Manifesto –

    I recall Obama being interviewed back when he was a senator with no [announced] plans to run for office; seemed to have the same characteristics then, though with less overall self confidence. But definitely alpha.

    My guess is that there’s stuff going on in that bedroom that is likely the opposite of what we see in public. Michelle’s a strong woman, and those women LOVE being dominated in bed. Although she is a lawyer chick, so if roissy’s posts on the rare creature that is a woman esq are true that theory might be wrong.

    Either that, or it’s as others say on this thread – he has a mistress and she agrees to play the role and keep her mouth shut but can’t hide the latent bitterness.

    hmmm………… you know, this is probably the one instance where i really don’t want to know.

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  47. I have mixed feelings about Obama’s alphaness. Obama is much harsher than most people realize. He won his first State Senate primary by throwing everyone (including the incumbent) off the ballot and won as the only name on the ballot. I’ll give him alpha points for that.

    If you use Roissy’s narrow definition of alphaness, the ability to draw in tons of pussy, Obama has it. But that is almost entirely because of his political power. Henry Kissinger was often seen with starlets during his time as Secretary of State, the kind of women who would have no interest in him if he were still a international affairs professor. “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac,” was his explanation. Likewise, if Barack Obama were still a constitutional law professor, Scarlett Johansson would have no interest in him.

    A few days ago, Roissy wrote about how it can be a good thing to reject women. I think Barack Obama will do just that. I think Obama is much more disciplined than Bill Clinton and he will not do anything in his private life that will give ammunition. A contributing factor to Obama beating Hillary was that Democrats didn’t want to return to the psychodrama of the Clintons and Obama appeared to have a much more stable relationship with his respective spouse.

    Michelle Obama is not at all expendable. There is no precedence for a President dumping for wife for a younger, hotter woman and the America people wouldn’t stand for it. This isn’t like Russia where Putin can shack up with a gymnast and have anyone who criticizes it be murdered by the secret police. Imagine the international embarrassment of the President of the United States in Divorce Court having his wife taking half his shit because there was no logical reason them to get a prenup in 1992. Also, imagine Michelle Obama going on 60 Minutes and Larry King to promote her tell-all book of how horrible Barack treated her.

    In 2000, Obama challenged Bobby Rush for his US House. Rush, a former Black Panther, portrayed Obama as ineffectual nerd who wasn’t really connected with the black community. Rush won two to one over Obama and at the time, an objective observer would say that Rush was the bigger alpha.

    Overall, I’d say Obama is a combination of “beta provider” and “tied-up alpha.”

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  48. Look at the picture of this white female. Seriously, this has to stop!

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  49. This level of Obama worship is creepy.

    http://yeswecanholdbabies.wordpress.com/

    Only an Alpha can develop such messianic complex in people.

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  50. “Furthermore, there are credible rumors that Obama has partaken of a younger, prettier mistress. Alpha.”

    Anyone got a link for something on this…

    I was under the impression that he was a perfect husband and provider.

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  51. He must be alpha based on the panic and fear he’s induced in roissy. roissy is clearly dominated by the very idea of Obama.

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  52. Whiskey and T., about Obama’s weak personality: I saw some archival video footage on TV about Obama’s community-organizer days.

    Well, if part of being Alpha means you dominate the room with your presence, Obama was not it. The room was loud, filled with tons of black people, majority of them large women. Barack was shown on film kind of standing over by the wall, timid-looking, and afterthought, shifting from one foot to another.

    Those guys may be alpha but they didn’t try (or were unable) to break the bitch and OWN her ass.

    Especially Pitt, who let his wife adopt two foreign children before she had his. There is only a small degree’s difference between this and cuckolding.

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  53. On that thought, I don’t understands what makes alpha guys with options marry an over-the-hill she-man, like Guy Ritchie marrying Madonna.

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  54. I disagree that Michelle is a 5. First of all, she’s almost 45 years old. But I think she’s pretty foxy and sexy looking, and looking at her does not necessarily give the impression that Obama was dating down.

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  55. “Fillies?” Did you just use that word in all seriousness? At least you’re consistent in that your outdated words match your outdated views. Your only excuse is that either this is satire or you really are an early-Alzheimer’s octogenarian…

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  56. Obama is Alpha. But has become one through the worldly distinction “empire building” route – as opposed to the “Casanova/Wilt Chamberlain” route, as others have argued.

    Obama is a former community organizer with big ears. This is not a ‘Natural’ with women. Nor even necessarily charming.

    If Obama is now attractive sexually to 80% of the world’s women, as Roissy claims, it’s merely a side effect to the life he has built for himself.

    Obama’s raw material was probably Greater beta, or beta. He was born with inherent above average IQ and distinguished himself academically at Harvard.

    His disastrous childhood seemed to have stoked a ruthless ambition to distinguish himself in life. Witness how he has so ruthlessly obtained friends and allies to get to the next stage. And then throw them one by one under the bus – like his own grandmother.

    Most recently, he complimented McCain in a speech on Monday – and then appeared to flash his middle finger at the television camera while allegedly scratching his face.

    What kind of a guy does things like this? It’s repulsive. But, then again, consider what kind of ruthlessness is going on at this level of human power.

    For instance, LBJ famously held Cabinet meetings while sitting on the toilet with his bathroom door open. Why? Because he felt like it.

    I find it interesting – as Roissy claims – that Obama has taken on a mistress. If true, it lends credence to the theory that no Alpha men – even if married – avoid this, regardless of politically correct platitude’s (beta – tudes)

    “The great engines of the world do not run on faithfulness.”

    .

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  57. @Skeptard: You’re just making crap up because your guy lost.

    You haven’t read very well. Roissy said he was glad Obama won. He also said he’d rather have a drink with him than McCain. He’s disparaged McCain. There seems to be this wave of idiocy who think that anyone who says something negative about Obama is a bitter McCain supporter. So much for eliminating that “Us Vs Them” mentality…

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  58. If Obama was a true Alpha when he married Michelle 15 years ago, or whatever- would he have married someone like Michelle?

    Most likely, his choice of Michelle gives more credence to the theory that when Barack married, he was a Greater Beta work-in-progress. He wasn’t “all that.” It’s hard to believe that a Genuine Alpha would marry this kind of a ballbuster.

    Yet, notice how, as Obama himself has risen in status, her ballbusting and slights seem more and more incongruent.

    When she makes comments in the media, she looks like she is playing out some old script of their relationship that does not quite fit anymore. At least this is my impression.

    Her husband has become an Alpha, with a mistress. And she is the Beta-wife that he is staying with “for the sake of the kids,” She is stuck clinging to some old script, and her old power, that is fading away.

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  59. Michelle Obama is nowhere near as fugly as everyone is making her out to be. She also looks to be very fit, and with more muscular development than most women.

    Muscular women are hot.

    Peter

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  60. Here’s a question.

    Since George Bush is undoubtedly a weak (and dumb) beta, and his acts as a weak beta President speak for themselves, how do you guys think having a stronger and more alpha presence in the White House will affect things? Any potential alphas that the Republicans can pick to run against Obama in 2012?

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  61. @ 62: Faulty premise. Bush is not a beta. Liberals need to make up their mind, either he is a headstrong, warmongering macho cowboy or not? Either way, he’s definitely still more alpha than Obama.

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  62. @63

    Interesting how you defend his beta-ness and not his stupidity. Speaks volumes.

    He faked alpha for a while. Turns out his VP runs the show (possibly the biggest closet beta in Presidential history).

    Verdict: Beta (and stupid).

    Questions stands. Who’s a good (real) alpha repub candidate?

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  63. Question #2. Is a President who is both stupid and beta (Bush) the most dangerous thing to America and the world?

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  64. Hells yeah he’s Alpha.

    Roissy, what is your official predictions for how long it will take before he starts cheating on Michelle, ala Bill Clinton?

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  65. @Skeptic

    “…Who’s a good (real) alpha repub candidate?”

    No such thing – All republicans are are inherently beta ( gamma? ) since they all openly profess to let their decisions be made for them by “god” ( Regan, Bush, McCain, Palin, etc. etc. ).

    Letting people tell you what to do SO beta!

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  66. First can someone post some links or quotes where Michelle henpecked him. I did a seach and found precious little, stuff like this,

    “And, of course, she talked about her husband. Thanks to her, we now know that the president elect never puts the butter away, cannot make beds and tends to be a bit smelly in the mornings. Such tidbits might have helped humanise the Obama image but critics claimed she emasculated him.”

    She’s a bit exasperated he does what he want when he wants??? Of course he does, he’s alpha. Alpha’s often exasperate women.

    Also, Obama seduced Michelle at their law firm, where he was a summer associate and she was assigned as his mentor. Seducing someone of higher status is pretty alpha be it boss, poor guy/rich girl or not hot guy/ hot girl. It says your innate status is enough to overcome socially granted status.

    Finally, Michelle is 44 now. Comparing her to a 24 year old is ridiculous, women get uglier much faster than men. Looking at google she was much hotter when younger and I have a downward skew of probably 1-2 points against black women (Halle Berry must be a 12 though).

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  67. “All republicans are are inherently beta “

    I don’t think *that*, but the numbers are VERY high. Also,many closeted homosexuals in the Republican party too (with a taste for underage males).

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  68. running the most powerful nation on earth = mountains of pussy. he is undeniably alpha. whatever reason he may have to placate her as roissy points out, does nothing to minimize his status. i didn’ tknow the above about hism being a summer associate and her being his mentor. hella boss work by Obama.

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  69. No such thing – All republicans are are inherently beta ( gamma? ) since they all openly profess to let their decisions be made for them by “god” ( Regan, Bush, McCain, Palin, etc. etc. ).

    Liberals do the exact same thing. Except their name for God is “Obama.” How liberals can look at the fawning blind worship of Obama and still criticize the right for being too religious is beyond me. It’s as much a cult as Jim Jones’ church. It’s the pot calling the kettle black.

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  70. He is definitely Alpha. He doesnt listen to michelle as this indicates:
    “And, of course, she talked about her husband. Thanks to her, we now know that the president elect never puts the butter away, cannot make beds and tends to be a bit smelly in the mornings. Such tidbits might have helped humanise the Obama image but critics claimed she emasculated him.”

    She’s a bit exasperated he does what he want when he wants??? Of course he does, he’s alpha. Alpha’s often exasperate women.

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  71. And this too: It completely nails it.

    Also, Obama seduced Michelle at their law firm, where he was a summer associate and she was assigned as his mentor. Seducing someone of higher status is pretty alpha be it boss, poor guy/rich girl or not hot guy/ hot girl. It says your innate status is enough to overcome socially granted status.

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  72. on November 6, 2008 at 4:29 pm BUSH = BETA bitch.

    Letting your V.P. runs the show = SUPREME BETA-ness. Supremely so. Bush is both stupid and beta. It doesnt get any worse than that.

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  73. on November 6, 2008 at 4:31 pm Seeking_Alpha

    You know what’s cute about comments like Skeptic and Todd is how certain they are about one of the most private Presidents in history. He’s been dehumanized since the beginning of his Presidency and liberals have thrown up a caricature, a strawman, that alternates between bumbling idiot and nefarious evil do-er.

    Ignorance breeds certainty and confidence. It’s one reason why IQ and game aren’t positively correlated.

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  74. Bush is too weak to be an alpha, and too incompetent to be a beta. I would put him somewhere around Epsilon Semi-Moron.

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  75. Bush =Idiot puppet. Cheney = Alpha evil doer and master puppeteer. ergo, Bush is a fucking Beta Cunt. Besides, you can be evil and still be a beta-bitch. There are people that are cowardly evil. Cheney runs the show, letting your V.P. run the show is the ULTIMATE betatude. Period.

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  76. on November 6, 2008 at 4:36 pm Seeking_Alpha

    Skeptic, stick with one handle. The IP fractal identifies you anyway.

    Seducing an ugly and older colleague is not beta. I’d put my money on her seducing him.

    And while having a privately exasperate might be alpha, but having your wife do it publicly is emasculating.

    http://playahata.com/hatablog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/michelle-and-obama.bmp

    And if that picture isn’t proof of him playing Ralphie to her Janice in bed, I don’t know what is.

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  77. EPSILON semi-moron!?! LOL! hehehehehe. Bush= lower than beta. Incompetence is not Alpha. Bush is definitely not Alpha.

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  78. @ 77 Def Recon

    Wrong and evil.

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  79. on November 6, 2008 at 4:39 pm Seeking_Alpha

    @81 – Did you just respond to your OWN COMMENT?

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  80. @ 68 Anon:

    In Vogue magazine interview she mentioned how she really hated staying home with her kids because it wasn’t “intellectually stimulating” enough, but “instead of divorcing her husband,” she decided to “stick around.” But she is a tough “disciplinarian” and keeps Obama “in check.”

    Later on in a Glamor magazine interview she took it further:

    In an interview with Glamour Magazine, Mrs. Obama details her two girls’ morning ritual, a time, she says, when her husband Barack is often “snore-y and stinky.”

    “We have this ritual in the morning,” Michelle Obama told Glamour. “They come in my bed, and Dad isn’t there — because he’s too snore-y and stinky, they don’t want to ever get into bed with him.”

    “But we cuddle up and we talk about everything from what is a period to the big topic of when we get a dog: what kind?” she added.

    Michelle Obama often discusses more intimate details about her husband on the campaign trail — even her annoyances with the Illinois Democrat.

    “There’s the Barack Obama who lives in my house,” she said when introducing her husband earlier this year. “That guy’s not as impressive. He still has trouble … putting his socks actually in the dirty clothes, and he still doesn’t do a better job than our 5-year-old daughter Sasha at making his bed, so you’ll have to forgive me if I’m a little stunned at this whole Barack Obama thing.”

    Though some have criticized her for expressing such gripes, Mrs. Obama defended the practice to Glamour.

    “People have notions of what a wife’s role should be in this process, and it’s been a traditional one of blind adoration. My model is a little different—I think most real marriages are,” she said.

    As far as the seducing him goes, and how that makes him alpha, she tells a different story on campaign speeches. She would give speeches making it sound like Obama was chasing her around like a whipped puppy dog begging for table scraps, and that he was so persistent and asked so often that she finally gave him a shot almost like a pity date. Later on this story was softened up to say she refused to date him because they were coworkers and thought it would interfere with work, but I think this was Obama’s handlers trying to spin the story a little better.

    All this stuff happened early on, and if you notice, she became very quiet and reserved later on in the campaign. It’s rumored from news magazines that Obama’s handlers were very adamant about muzzling her and getting her loose lips under wraps (not just for emasculation reasons but also for elitist comments and anti-patriotic comments she tended to make which made for great ammo by conservative pundits). By most reports it wasn’t Obama that ever put her in check, it was his handlers.

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  81. Woops I meant @76 Joe T. “Epsilon Semi-moron”. 🙂

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  82. Another thing, if he’s really so alpha, why is this practically being sold to the world as a co-Presidency rather than with her in the background as loving support? Even in speeches he peppers it with “Michelle and I” as if it was both of them making decisions? He doesn’t strike me as a leader of his household so much as a co-chair.

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  83. Guys, “Alpha” doesnt mean “Republican”, just FYI. I remember this coming up several posts back, and just thought it was silly. You are fucking retarded if you think Obama is anything other than an elite male specimen. Some other comments made astutely pointed out that those who have power are perfectly comfortable with the appearance of giving it up, as some of you seem to think he has done.

    Btw, disliking her is fine, but it doesnt make her a 5. Before 2 kids, shes easily a 7. Any higher is a matter of taste.

    What hasnt been mentioned is the concept that Chris Rock talks about in his latest standup – which is genius by the way. He talks about how theres NO WAY there could be a black first lady. Because its not HIS presidency, its THEIR presidency. Thats a paraphrase and theres sort of more to the bit, but its a great point about black women, and speaks to come of the apparently objectionable (?) behavior his wife has possibly shown.

    Meanwhile Barack just smiles and nods. He knows whats up. She knows whats up. And most of the people in this country who have an education know whats up. True ‘Alpha’ comes from enlightenment, not just empty posturing as we saw with Bush. You can fake it til you make it, but most people have seen through Bush’s fake macho bullshit to see him for what smart people knew he was all along.

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  84. Please, there are various video/photos of Barack smacking Michelle’s arse in public…numerous photos of michelle leaning in on Barack….so, if your girlfriend hugs you from behind, you will instantly push her away?

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  85. on November 6, 2008 at 4:48 pm Seeking_Alpha

    http://playahata.com/hatablog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/michelle-and-obama.bmp

    The other thing I have to point out about this pic, and with Roissy’s definition of alpha, is one other people have. Now it’s his site, so he can define the word however he wants, as it’s just a symbol for a specific meaning.

    For me, personally, though, if I could have pussy thrown at me, but I was such a bitch that I allowed a photo like that one to be taken, I don’t think that’s a trade I would make.

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  86. @87. Seeking_Alpha.

    A girl hugs you from behind and that is the end of the world? LOL!

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  87. This post underlines why roissy defining an “alpha male” by how many chicks he could fuck doesn’t fit the way people in the seduction community use the term, which is a mash of contradictory concepts about “Real Manhood”.

    This is why roissy’s formal definition frequently contradicts roissy’s own normal usage of the term.. because roissy also frequently tries to use it in this typical Bill Brasky sense, to mean conformity to his own fantasy ideal of Real Manhood.

    Here he defines a man who takes a mistress and keeps full authority over his wife as a Real Man. But this is irrelevant to his formal definition.

    It also contradicts my idea of Real Manhood. I think it’s ridiculous to define an “alpha male” like a gangsta rapper or an African dictator. My idea of Real Manhood is character, leadership, accomplishment, and temperance. I think that Obama, thankfully, fits closer to my idea of “Alpha”. His dad, on the other hand seemed to fit the more juvenile definition more closely as the boastful, self-interested asshole who uses his disproportionate power to enrich himself, before getting displaced. This is the typical life-cycle of the “alpha” in nature too.

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  88. I have a question: Does anybody here thinks that they have the necessary talent/capability to pull off what Obama did? or Clinton did? Bush is legacy– legacy bitches are beta.

    Most probably do not have the organization ability, oozing charisma and intellectual capability to accomplish any of this. Yet, they sit here saying somebody that accomplished the incredible task of being the most powerful man on the entire world–american presidency, is beta. That doesnt make an iota of sense.

    You also know that Obama was the first black president of Harvard Law Review? Fighting off and taking down all the well-connected white boys/girls who desperately wanted that very position on their resume. The man got some serious skills, people. Some madly out of this world interpersonal games.

    Supreme alpha-ness.

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  89. Also, regarding whether Obama fits the typical seduction community definition of “Alpha”.. I think the answer is clearly no.

    There is nothing playa about Obama’s history. It sounds like he spent most of his 20s celibate, and mostly friendless, focused on his education and his career.. which has always been pretty shitty up until the 2000s. Obama had one low-paying, low-status job before he was a community organizer.. which was also a low-pay, low-status job.

    He had one white girlfriend for about a year in his 20s, who he had sex with on the weekends. That seems to be about it.

    Then he started dating Michelle, who he WAS inferior to, in his own eyes. This is because Michelle is a “Real” black while Obama is a poser black.

    Obama’s career only really started to take off in the last several years, so the relationship dynamics could still change. But Obama’s life does not fit the popular idea of an “Alpha male”. It would not surprise me if the high testosterone, fully black Michelle, is the more dominant figure in her dyad with the low testosterone, half black, Obama.

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  90. on November 6, 2008 at 5:05 pm Seeking_Alpha

    @ Def Recon / Lord Sidious / Skeptic / etc.

    It’s not just the hug, but that look of a puppy being petted that makes me sick.

    His campaign was run by David Axelrod and David Plouffe. He got on the law review because he was black, not in spite of it, just like he got elected President because he was black, not in spite of it.

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  91. I’m not sure if this has been mentioned in previous comments because I don’t have time to read 90 of them. Roissy, you didn’t touch on one of your previous points to explain Obama’s beta-posturing. Obama has plenty of alpha capital, and he has spent some of it on self-deprecation. He can afford to be self-deprecating when it comes to his wife because the people who are in his pool of possible voters eat that shit up. They love seeing a man who will listen to his doting wife. It shows what they view as family values, and it reminds them of their own marriages. Obama is a shrewd political beast, and his betaness is just a political facade. Bill Clinton tried to come off the same way, although we all know he is alpha-to-the-max. You remember all the jokes about Hillary having Bill’s nuts in a vice, but we all know Bill could and probably would slap his cock and balls on her forehead whenever and wherever he wished.

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  92. on November 6, 2008 at 5:11 pm Cain and Able

    @87(Seeking_Alpha) and 88(def recon).

    I think that was hilarious. Being dreadfully afraid of getting hugged from behind by a woman? Thinking that is the end of the world? You must be terribly insecure. Alpha do not give a flying shit of what others think. Particularly the so-called fucking “public”. If you care that much about what people in the public think: You are definitely too insecure and weak.
    I cant even bring myself to take that Seeking_Alpha comment seriously. I think Seeking_Alpha is just pulling our leg. Dreadfully afraid of being hugged from behind by a woman, in public? You are joking, right?

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  93. Obama = inherently a beta who built himself up to “honorary alpha status” through smarts and good speaking skills.

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  94. on November 6, 2008 at 5:13 pm Cain and Able

    @87(Seeking_Alpha) and 88(def recon).

    I think that was hilarious. Being dreadfully afraid of getting hugged from behind by a woman? Thinking that is the end of the world? You must be terribly insecure. Alpha do not give a flying shit of what others think. Particularly the so-called fucking “public”. If you care that much about what people in the public think: You are definitely too insecure and weak.
    I cant even bring myself to take that Seeking_Alpha comment seriously. I think Seeking_Alpha is just pulling our leg. Dreadfully afraid of being hugged from behind by a woman, in public? You are joking, right?

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  95. “As far as the seducing him goes, and how that makes him alpha, she tells a different story on campaign speeches. She would give speeches making it sound like Obama was chasing her around like a whipped puppy dog begging for table scraps, and that he was so persistent and asked so often that she finally gave him a shot almost like a pity date.”

    T, that’s fantastic! And totally believable. It doesn’t sound like this guy had much sex at all before Michelle.

    Do you have a link of some sort?

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  96. Bush is legacy– legacy bitches are beta.

    And Affirmative Action admission is radically different than a legacy? If legacy bitches are beta, affirmative action bitches are beta as well.

    You also know that Obama was the first black president of Harvard Law Review? Fighting off and taking down all the well-connected white boys/girls who desperately wanted that very position on their resume. The man got some serious skills, people. Some madly out of this world interpersonal games.

    President of Harvard Law Review is largely a popularity contest. Obama has admitted as much himself. Here is a NY TImes article from 1990 about Barack Obama and his selection as first black president of Harvard Law School. From the article (emphasis added by me):

    Change in Selection System

    Mr. Obama was elected after a meeting of the review’s 80 editors that convened Sunday and lasted until early this morning, a participant said.

    Until the 1970’s the editors were picked on the basis of grades, and the president of the Law Review was the student with the highest academic rank. Among these were Elliot L. Richardson, the former Attorney General, and Irwin Griswold, a dean of the Harvard Law School and Solicitor General under Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon.

    That system came under attack in the 1970’s and was replaced by a program in which about half the editors are chosen for their grades and the other half are chosen by fellow students after a special writing competition. The new system, disputed when it began, was meant to help insure that minority students became editors of The Law Review.

    Harvard, like a number of other top law schools, no longer ranks its law students for any purpose including a guide to recruiters.

    The system was SPECIFICALLY CHANGED JUST TO GET OBAMA SELECTED PRESIDENT SOLELY BECAUSE HE WAS A MINORITY. This is one of the reasons I rail against Ivy and IQ fetishization, most of the people who buy into it have no idea what really goes into the concepts. Harvard’s internal ranking system is not what people think it is, becoming president of Harvard Law School is not what people think it is. People just get wowed by credentials and Ivy brand names and don’t do the least bit of their own investigation. And you libs have the audacity to accuse Christians of blind, unquestioning worship?

    It is known that Harvard, once you get into it, is a joke as far as internal rankings go. The hard part is getting in, but within Harvard grade inflation and popularity contests run rampant.

    If legacy equals beta, what does an affirmative action policy designed to lower standards solely to get you a position because of your skin color equal? Surely not alpha.

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  97. on November 6, 2008 at 5:18 pm Seeking_Alpha

    @ 98 Being dreadfully afraid Strawman. No one said they were afraid. He just looks like a bitch.

    Why are you responding to your own comments again? Changing your name in the comment doesn’t change the IP Fractal to the right, and using lots of different names to make it seem like people are agreeing with you seems pretty insecure.

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  98. on November 6, 2008 at 5:24 pm Cain and Able

    @ 92 Seeking_Alpha.

    If anybody here takes political PHOTO ops seriously and try to infer meanings and psychological insights from them(either in a way that is positive or negative towards the candidate), you must be
    (1)More gullible than i originally imagined.
    (2)More stupid than i originally imagined.
    (3)Are you stoned or just plain stupid?

    Jesus H fucking christ. I have seen bitches moan about these photos and try to infer positive Obama’s true character from them. This is just as stupid as his political opponents trying to infer something unflattering about him from these photos.
    These are fucking campaign photo ops designed for mass consumptions, you fucking morons.
    You are both naive.

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  99. obama is going to be under far too much pressure and scrutiny to start banging interns and hood rats. it would play into too many stereotypes as well. if he’s smart he’ll store up any pent-up sexual frustration and expend it on putting the putins, chavezes,and ahmenidijads of the world in their place.

    whether obama is an alpha or not should wait to see whether we’ve elected the second coming of JFK or of jimmy carter.

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  100. @32 T. I have to disagree that Obama won because he’s black. A statistical analysis run by Brad DeLong, an economist, shows that Obama lost 3% because of his race while gaining 4% from the economy and the other 4% spread from campaign and media. The black vote didn’t turn out in droves as expected, neither did the youth vote. Obama benefitted from a shift in recurring voters, not new voters. Recurring voters who voted for Bush are more beneficial because they are a 2-net swing whereas a newly registered voter is only a 1-net pickup.

    Check it out here:

    http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2008/11/how-to-understa.html

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  101. Um, alpha social skills != presidential competence (though they do help with getting elected). For some of the same reasons an economy filled with alpha males is a Third World one.

    And as for standing up to Putin, I’m unquestionably a beta nerds, but suffice it to say that I’m not the kind of person he could push around effectively. Many beta nerds like me will never surrender when defending something that matters to them.

    So I don’t find the question “is Obama alpha?” very relevant. The question is whether he will lead the US in a better direction than it has been going the past 8 years, which “alpha” has next to nothing to do with. (Is George W. Bush alpha?)

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  102. @ 103: I don’t totally trust self-reporting. How many people are actually going to admit “I only voted for him because he’s black?” I doubt many would even admit as much to themselves. Not saying its the only reason. Some did it because of economy. Some did it because he’s simply not Bush. Some did it because he’s charismatic. And many did it because he was black. But he still ran a great campaign because he knew exactly how to exploit these factors.

    Also, regarding youth and black turnout, it’s hard to judge. The percentages went up a few percentage points for black turnout, was almost the same percentage for youth, but this is misleading because the overall turnout was so much huger overall that EVERY group’s turnout amount increased. So it’s slightly larger percentages of black and youth, but of a much, much larger overall group, meaning that the claims of no change in turnout for these groups is disingenuous.

    if he’s smart he’ll store up any pent-up sexual frustration and expend it on putting the putins, chavezes,and ahmenidijads of the world in their place. whether obama is an alpha or not should wait to see whether we’ve elected the second coming of JFK or of jimmy carter.

    Exactly.

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  103. #85 –

    I’ve got bad news for you – most Alpha Men are conservatives, at heart.

    I don’t care how they vote. Or whether they consciously realize it. It’s basically impossible to be an Alpha in the modern world and live like a ‘liberal.’

    Even among Alphas who vote Democrat, I bet if you looked at their lives, and how they got to be Alphas, it’s basically impossible to achieve that level by operating according to liberal shibboleths. These guys cannot succeed by taking to heart nonsense like peace, “sharing,” tolerance, “equality,” and contrived politically correct ideas with no basis in reality.

    How do most Alphas operate on a daily basis? It’s closer to more conservative ideas like unfettered competition, self-determination, the natural inequality of the world, the natural order of things, patriarchy, ‘I see, I take.’

    What people do on a surface level, voting-wise, and how they actually live their lives, are two different things.

    Trivers was only the first person to discuss the idea of “self-deception”: Where people cannot , on a conscious level, see the real implications of their actions.

    There are people in America with “Alpha- quality” IQ’s and other traits who always vote liberal, no matter what. This phenomenon seems to involve self-deception, where the real goal has nothing to do with tolerance, peace, and love.

    It’s a ruse.

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  104. @ 104 chris

    whether or not you surrender doesn’t matter if you’re outright beaten down. not to mention, the more authoritarian a country it is, the less popular will matters in foreign policy. and that puts the US at a distinct disadvantage; one that is only overcome by decisive action and credibility.

    think about how iran freed the hostages the day reagan was sworn in. medved’s speech didn’t just happen to coincide with our election.

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  105. In the Virginia exit polls, six percent said race was the most important factor in their decision, and they went for Obama, 60 to 38. Twelve percent said race was an important factor in their decision, and they went for Obama, 64-36. Nine percent said race was a “minor factor” in their decision, and Obama won them 52-47. So Obama led among the 27 percent who said race was a factor in their decision. Finally, 72 percent said that race played no role in their decision, and McCain won among them, 50-49.

    Going to Pennsylvania, seven percent said race was the most important factor in their decision, and they went for Obama, 58-42. Ten percent said it was important factor, and they went for Obama, 62-38. Ten percent said it was a minor factor, and they went for Obama, 56-43. And 73 percent said it was not a factor, and they went for Obama, 54-45

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  106. Who the fuck, other than black people, voted for Obama simply “because he is black”. Answer: nobody. Sorry, but as much as it fits conveniently into your popular conceptualization of “white guilt”, its not the case. Obama was voted in not only because he ran a genius campaign and offers realistic legitimate ideas for bringing respect and prosperity back to ALL of America, but also because the alternative was a terrible idea.

    “This phenomenon seems to involve self-deception, where the real goal has nothing to do with tolerance, peace, and love. ”

    This is incorrect, but you’re welcome to your opinion on it.

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  107. on November 6, 2008 at 6:11 pm Seeking_Alpha

    @ Lance – Is it just me or is Medvedev’s speech (which was pushed from October 23rd to the day after our election) extremely under-reported? It’s not even on the radar. Stratfor had a good piece about it.

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  108. on November 6, 2008 at 6:13 pm Seeking_Alpha

    offers realistic legitimate ideas for bringing respect and prosperity back to ALL of America

    I’m guessing the effects of economic policy are beyond this commenter.

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  109. Seeking Alpha, your guess is wrong, but I’d be happy to learn just why you are so confident this isn’t the case. Would keeping in place the tax cut on 250K+ be the answer?

    Something tells me that all you women out there whining about people making 250K (ie, not you) getting their tax rate rolled back would still figure out a way to have a problem with Obama if he kept in place the Bush tax cuts. Boring.

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  110. Who the fuck makes assertions without providing evidence or even explanatory argument? Answer: morons.

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  111. @ Lance – Is it just me or is Medvedev’s speech (which was pushed from October 23rd to the day after our election) extremely under-reported? It’s not even on the radar. Stratfor had a good piece about it.

    Underreported by sane people standards or underreported by the pro-Obama media’s standards? Because for the media, this was par for the course.

    When Bush gave any speech or did any move and stocks dropped, they would jump on it and make the connection. Yesterday we had the biggest post-Election Day stock drop in history and they say nothing about it. To their credit, given their bias I’m impressed they didn’t try to say something like “Savior Obama drives stock prices down to make stocks affordable to everyone. Dow embraces change and hope.”

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  112. the press is definitely still heady in the afterglow. i’d like to think that reporters are such political junkies that they get caught up in the pomp and circumstance that surrounds elections and would react similarly if mccain had one. that’s probably not the case.

    of course, had obama lost there would be other stories to tell. the airwaves would be filled with the plaintive shrieking of liberals everywhere. it would have been like those clips of middle eastern women wailing when someone dies.

    all that being said, the people have spoken. obama is the president now and i support the democratic process in action. i just really hope he doesn’t turn out to be a bitch.

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  113. on November 6, 2008 at 6:34 pm Seeking_Alpha

    @ Rick – Well first of all, the 250 keeps getting lower. Second of all, it is not only his tax policy that is bad for the economy, but his embrace of increased regulations and less free trade.

    I’d like to move the burden to you though. Forget the tax on the 250k+. Pretend he didn’t want to touch it. How will his ‘tax credits’ for people who don’t pay income taxes help the economy? By giving poor people an extra thousand dollars to spend once a year? If he gave $1000 to 100mm people, and all of them spent it, that would increase our $13 trillion economy to $13.1 trillion. Government handouts don’t bring prosperity back to “ALL of America”… they buy votes.

    But maybe I’m missing something. Why do you think his economic plans will help? And please, actual economics, not empty rhetorical platitudes about “fairness”.

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  114. on November 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm Seeking_Alpha

    “Savior Obama drives stock prices down to make stocks affordable to everyone. Dow embraces change and hope.”

    That would have made a great Onion headline.

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  115. SA, 250+ is how its always been – those are people who will see the Bush taxes taken away. Below that your taxes either dont change or you get a tax cut. You dont offer any proof other than hopefulness that his tax policy, etc. is bad for the economy so I dont see any reason to educate you otherwise.

    What I will say is that Bush’s tax plan and economic policies have been a failure. When you give a tax cuts that mostly benefits the rich, that only widens the gap between the rich and poor and shrinks the middle class – both things that are bad for any country.

    This is a better Onion headline:

    Republican Party, Average Working Joe Bid One Another Adieu Until 2012

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/republican_party_average

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  116. 89 Def Retard:

    A girl fucks you from behind and that is the end of the world? LOL!

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  117. on November 6, 2008 at 7:04 pm Seeking_Alpha

    @ Rick – So what you’re saying is you are incapable of any actual economic analysis and so you’re falling back on false Democratic talking points about the failure of Bush economics and the demise of the middle class. About par for what I was expecting.

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  118. 106 Higher Power:

    I’ve got bad news for you – most Alpha Men are conservatives, at heart.

    I don’t care how they vote. Or whether they consciously realize it. It’s basically impossible to be an Alpha in the modern world and live like a ‘liberal.’

    Even among Alphas who vote Democrat, I bet if you looked at their lives, and how they got to be Alphas, it’s basically impossible to achieve that level by operating according to liberal shibboleths. These guys cannot succeed by taking to heart nonsense like peace, “sharing,” tolerance, “equality,” and contrived politically correct ideas with no basis in reality.

    How do most Alphas operate on a daily basis? It’s closer to more conservative ideas like unfettered competition, self-determination, the natural inequality of the world, the natural order of things, patriarchy, ‘I see, I take.’

    What people do on a surface level, voting-wise, and how they actually live their lives, are two different things.

    Trivers was only the first person to discuss the idea of “self-deception”: Where people cannot , on a conscious level, see the real implications of their actions.

    There are people in America with “Alpha- quality” IQ’s and other traits who always vote liberal, no matter what. This phenomenon seems to involve self-deception, where the real goal has nothing to do with tolerance, peace, and love.

    It’s a ruse.

    Well said.

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  119. Four years ago Obama had no money and nobody knew who he was. He got himself elected to the Senate and in a mere two years amassed a loyal army and crushed the Clinton machine, then the GOP machine on the strength of his charisma and superior organizational skills and became the most powerful man in the world. Women wanting to fuck him is merely a result of this… ALPHA.

    ps look at his body language and facial expressions… pure alpha. dude played bball with solgiers in Iraq and splashed a three with a natural stroke with cameras watching…ALPHA.

    his slight beta-sytle public behavior toward his wife is a political show similar to Guiliani’s wife calling him in the middle of a campaign speech to tell him to pick up groceries. He is pandering to the Opera watching women vote… “awww he’s a loving loyal husband!.. he sure knows whose boss!”

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  120. SA, nope, not what I was saying. You failed to offer any economic analysis of your own, so I’m just keeping with the theme of the exchange. My analysis of the failed Bush years serves simply as a model which has been proven ineffective. Not sure why we would continue on that same path, but again, I’d be happy to hear what makes you so certain that Obama’s tax plan is bad for the economy.

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  121. on November 6, 2008 at 7:31 pm Seeking_Alpha

    @ Rick – What analysis of the failed Bush years. All you did was state that they were a failure. That’s not analysis.

    @Skeptic – Talking to yourself is the sign of a crazy person.

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  122. …his slight beta-sytle public behavior toward his wife is a political show

    This is such bullshit. Read the comments by me and T above. Dude was practically a virgin until he was 30!!, when he started begging Michelle for pity dates. She was the only woman who could fulfill his life-long Pinocchio-like desire to feel like a Real Authentic Black Man.

    As of 2007 even he was *still* being rejected by other blacks, and thus at the mercy of his Superior Black Wife.

    But oh my, the tables are turned now. Jessie Jackson was seething about cutting Obama’s nuts off as early as this summer. But now he’s crying like a little girl on TV before his Black Better. Obama has become Alpha Black Man, and it will be interesting to see how this effects the power dynamics of his marriage.

    Of course he can’t divorce her or cheat on her, because that would tarnish his impeccable respectable black guy legacy. He has become the biggest black role-model of all time. Any stereotypically black fuck-up will stigmatize his people forever. Surely this knowledge will always be a powerful force on his behavior, no matter what the temptation. [I SERIOUSLY do not believe Obama ever had a mistress. That looks like total bullshit. Obama is much too smart for that]

    So perhaps these very unique circumstances will always leave the pants firmly on Michelle.

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  123. 125 Rain And:

    Any stereotypically black fuck-up will stigmatize his people forever. Surely this knowledge will always be a powerful force on his behavior, no matter what the temptation.

    Sounds like the stress David Alexander lives under.

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  124. If O had a high-pitched voice like Bill Clinton I’m sure he would have lost the nomination to HRC.

    Isn’t any guy who’s married to a woman who’s muscular than he is inherently beta? When they go to the gym she lifts the free weights and he does the aerobics.

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  125. I have a question: Does anybody here thinks that they have the necessary talent/capability to pull off what Obama did?

    Sure I do.

    Most probably do not have the organization ability, oozing charisma and intellectual capability to accomplish any of this. Yet, they sit here saying somebody that accomplished the incredible task of being the most powerful man on the entire world–american presidency, is beta.

    There’s only one little problem… that citizenship thing. Fix that and… you’ll see.

    Jaakkeli/Arnold in 2012!

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  126. […] 6, 2008 by roissy Joe T. wrote this comment on the Is Obama Alpha? post: Obama = inherently a beta who built himself up to “honorary alpha status” through […]

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  127. marissa moaned in ecstacy:
    “Fillies?” Did you just use that word in all seriousness?

    i did, you trollop.

    those old-fashioned words really have a special magic about them.

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  128. @ 110 Seeking_Alpha

    > Stratfor had a good piece about it.

    Thank God there are people out there reading something of substance.

    For those of you who want a daily dose of analysis (not “news”) that cuts through the crap in the most no-nonsense, alpha way possible, y’all need to get Stratfor subscription.

    @144

    > “Savior Obama drives stock prices down to make stocks affordable to everyone. Dow embraces change and hope.”

    Onion-worthiness seconded!

    Here’s another good one:

    Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are
    http://www.theonion.com/content/video/obama_win_causes_obsessive

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  129. on November 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm Seeking_Alpha

    I’m not normally a fan, but South Park last night handled the Obama/McCain thing great. They basically did an Ocean’s 11 spoof with Palin, Michelle, McCain and Obama using the presidency to gain access to the Hope diamond while also parodying both the fanaticism of the Obama supporters and the fear of the McCain supporters. An excellent job of staying neutral by making fun of everyone.

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  130. Whiskey saidHer personality is aggressive, hostile, masculine, entitled, and stupid.

    examples please

    Something tells me that if you woke up to find Michelle naked in the bed with you, you would not push her out. I dare say you would try to knock the bottom out of it.

    Hello- whiskey does not like big foreheads so I guess Rihanna is out of it.

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  131. Whiskey said: She does however shore up Obama’s “Black enough” cred which is why he married her
    First it was rev right until I mentioned that Wright is even lighter in complexion than Obama, now it’s Michelle who certifies his blackness. Some would say Michelle doesn’t have any cred because she was a school girl who went to Princeton & her dad was around.
    Anyway, who gives Gov. David Patterson his blk cred? He is a light- skinned blk like Obama. Unlike Obama, Patterson’s wife is also light-skinned, with 😯 green eyes.

    waging wars against domestic opponents that did not need to be waged.
    Whiskey the man hasn’t been inaugurated yet. Furthermore, the above quote could be used for Presidents Kennedy & Bush.

    He’s also weak. Putin just made him look like a punk
    How so?
    Are you talking about the Polish missile stuff? If so, Bush needs to handle that since he is president until January.

    Rudy, or Palin, or Fred are definitely tougher than weak-willed Obama
    Palin may be stronger mentally but not physically. HS would smack you silly for saying such a thing. Remember Palin is the woman who had no idea that what NAFTA was or that Africa is a continent not a country.

    He lacks will, the ability to fight, and do anything other than be an Affirmative Action symbol
    Again, like Palin and McCain. Didn’t McCain graduate 5th from the bottom of his class? Let’s not forget about Bush who bragged about getting Cs and speaks Ebonics better than the average African-American.
    Futhermore, Affirmative action and daddy’s money are the same deal. You harp against one but not the other, why is that? By your own addmision, you are a “red-neck” or working class, why not fight to have affirmative action expanded to include poor whites and exclude the children of wealthy blks?

    Putin, Osama, the Saudis, Tehran and NutJob, Kim Jong Il, Chavez, and terrorists of all stripes will play him like a violin
    I doubt it.
    FYI Putin is no longer the President of Russia. He is now the PM, Medvedev is the current president.

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  132. jaakkeli
    over thinking everything

    Now look who’s talking

    *dead*
    T saidI think even Margaret Thacher and Golda Meir twice as alpha as Obama. It’s not that I think he can’t grow into the role, he’s just too young right now.
    T, how old were Clinton and Kennedy when they became President? It could be argued that being very old is not an attractive quality in a president or leader.

    But on the world stage with some of the bigger players and monsters out there, like Putin, the president of Iran and others, who I think are alphas on a whole other level, he is way out of his league
    T, Puttin is 5’6 and Ahmadinejad (tp) is 5’4. I think the two are suffering from a severe case of napoleon complex. Furthermore, the Bush/Obama need Russia’s help( read votes) with Iran.

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  133. BHO is NOT “alpha” he has no real substance at all, he is COMEPLETELY defined by one single factor. The following explains it all in detail. This comes from the worlds leading expert on the subject. Read and Learn.

    http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html

    http://www.globalpolitician.com/25109-barack-obama-elections

    After reading the facts, imagine what lies ahead for our nation.

    Doc’

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  134. Putin is absolutely the power in Russia. If you think for one moment he isn’t pulling Medvedev’s strings, you’re simply not paying attention.

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  135. Chic –

    Kennedy failed the first few crises he faced. Kruschev ate him up at their first meeting, totally CRUSHED and “out-alpha-ed” him, and his youth was the primary reason. I suggest to everyone to read these two articles to see exactly what I think will happen when Obama goes against the Putins and Ahmadinejads of the world:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/149gqohu.asp

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/22/opinion/22thrall.html

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  136. And there’s no scientific evidence that there is such a thing as a ‘napoleon complex’. It’s bullshit armchair psychology.

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  137. T- i’m checking out your articles. thanks

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  138. […] Is Obama Alpha? The answer to this question is less obvious than it would seem. T. AKA Ricky Raw wrote the following comment to my […] […]

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  139. Even more interesting is that Napoleon supposedly wasn’t even short.

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  140. And you can bet I would see to it that any woman I’m dating and fucking would not plaster a political candidate’s logo on her body.

    Such dominance and control!!!

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  141. How on Earth Obama managed to have sex with the grotesque ass of 6-foot-tall Michelle is beyond me. She is like a Klingon woman.

    Now, on the other hand, Cindy McCain is still fine, at age 55.

    Laura Bush, too, is attractive, and quite nice. I am sure she made GW genuinely happy in his marriage.

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  142. Tangent alert: Is Obama poon whipped? Yes, without a doubt. As usual Roissy’s analysis is spot on.

    I have to point something out though – about the relative nature of 1 – 10 scales. Michelle is a 5 to some posting here, but I can assure you that to other men she rates much higher.

    For example, I pegged her at a low 7, I know many guys who would go as far as 8 or even an aging 9.

    1-10 scales are relative – you have to keep in mind class and racial difference in perceptions of beauty. There are some universals but they play out differently when it comes to cultural and – perhaps even – genetic factors.

    I am a bona fide dude of color, and my 8’s, 9’s, and 10’s in white girls tend to be judged differently by white guys, just as white guy’s 8’s, 9’s, in black girls often tend to elicit revulsion in me, and their 10’s are often 6’s or 7’s on my scale.

    Example 1: Courtney Love. She’s a high 7, low 8, in my book – I’d bang her in a new york minute, anywhere, on principle alone. Most white guys I know find her to be trashy skank material, I actually think she’s pretty (in a skanky way).

    Example 2: Brittny Spears: a 6, in my book, on a good day. An average 5 on a not so good day. Most brothers I know would peg her at a 4 – 5. White guys of a certain class, obviously, tend to rate her higher.

    Example 3: Alek Wek. Sudanese super model, no self respecting black man I’ve ever known would put her over a 4… at best. Except one brother I know, and his tastes are frequently questioned in my circle…

    Non PC Note: The class factor matters, Michelle is not “ghetto booty” material, her type of beauty is more likely to be appreciated by upwardly mobile “boughi boughi” suburban brothers.

    The generalities in scales are universal, the particulars however are often not universal. This is how it should be, from an evolutionary standpoint, if we find attractive those individuals most genetically compatible with us…

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  143. By your definition (gets, or could get, a lot of pussy) then Obama is alpha. But this only because of his fame and power as president. Without them he would be lucky to score that ugly bitch he married. He is an actor and an empty suit. Women do not want him for himself, but for some image they put upon him. Many women see him as the personification of their ideal man (not hard when they do not know him intimately) but in person and in private I think he would quickly fall apart.

    Remember, fame + power gets women wet. You could stick the biggest beta in the oval office and women would be throwing their panties at him.

    Also, since fame, power and money allow men to fuck women then someone who may fuck many women (thus making him an alpha) could be a very weak person with an otherwise beta (or even omega) personality.

    When it comes to the alpha/beta distinction excesses of money, wealth or fame can create distortions and allow betas to become alphas whilst still retaining their weak personality. Obama represents the latter IMO.

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  144. thank you alll for saving my life

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  145. QUOTE. Anyone who thinks that Michelle Obama is a 5 is either homosexual or just generally not attracted to black people. She is at least an 8. ENDQUOTE

    QUOTE. Or, hell, take Bill Clinton. Married to a woman who’s a 5 (and even that may be stretching it), who acts like she’s the prize and publicly appears to emasculate him. Doesn’t mean Clinton couldn’t pull some squeeze on the side (and he did, even if his judgment was questionable… Monica would be hot in Arkansas though.). ENDQUOTE

    QUOTE. I wouldn’t judge Hillary’s looks by what she looks like now as an old lady. No one is sexy at her age. At her best, Hillary could scrape in under the wire as a 7 or at least a 6.5. Her unsexy rep comes from the fact that in her younger days she tended to dress in the drab uniform of a 70s feminist and from the fact that she has a boring, moralistic personality. Not a bad choice though, if you are a hyper-ambitious Democratic politician who wants a decent looking partner who shares with you your drive for the top.

    And BTW Bill had her under his thumb. I don’t recall any incident where she tried to emasculate him.ENDQUOTE

    I’m not Black and I totally agree with this. Barack Obama is definitely an alpha male 100%. He’s just more focused and quiet/discreet about it.

    This man did not grow up wealthy, but made it to Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He became the first Black President of the Harvard Law Review!

    He was virtually unknown when he gave the speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. And then was plastered into the spotlight. He handled it with poise and wisdom. He’s a thinking President. Everything he does is calculated.

    I don’t think Michelle henpecks him, I think he likes to let people think she’s in charge, but he’s always in charge of that relationship and Michelle knows it.

    When he met Michelle, she was already a lawyer making 6 figures and he was a poor law student who had not even passed the bar or graduated…that’s ALPHA MALE GAME.

    He tried to date her and she turned him down, but he knew he wanted her and he won…ALPHA GAME

    I’m not Black but I think Michelle is one of the hottest and classiest First Ladies we’ve ever had aside from Jackie Kennedy who was a babe. I’m not even normally attracted to Black women, unless they are classy and skinny like Michelle, Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, or Stacey Dash and I think Michelle is definitely a solid 8 or better when compared to other political wives. John McCain’s wife looked like a vulcan. The woman is 45 years old, and she doesn’t have movie star millions to keep herself unnaturally looking 25 like Demi Moore. I liked Desiree Rogers too. She was a classy and sexy Black woman.

    But back to Obama. He also was able to win the Senate race after giving that speech at the DNC. He created an entire machine that he ran like a grassroots movement. He learned how to connect with all kinds of people from wealthy to educated to poor and working class. ALPHA GAME

    He may not seem like an Alpha male outwardly, but show me a Black man who will be remembered as one of the youngest and the first African American Presidents of the most powerful nation and I’ll show you an ALPHA MALE

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