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President Obama's official second-term portrait photo, taken Dec. 6, 2012.
You have looked into the eyes of the doom-bringer.
Now your fate is sealed.
Do you ever stop to think just how much work has to go into each and every one of those political interviews you see on the teevee? The lighting, the microphones, the appropriate party-specific staging:
Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler ordered an aide on Tuesday to move a flag so that it blocked a portrait of President Barack Obama for a TV interview she was about to conduct.

“Oh, dear, I’ll never live that one down,” she said a few moments later after she was questioned by veteran political reporter Rudi Keller of the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Nah. We had a Republican attorney general who actually dressed the statuary so that press conference viewers wouldn't be subjected to the carved representation of a breast, so the bar on odd room preparation demands is set very, very high. Hiding the Obama picture in the veterans hospital you're touring so that his cold, healthcare-providing eyes aren't staring at you the whole time you're doing your teevee spot is just good planning. No hate from this quarter, Rep. Hartzler.

Heck, I dare say finding all the Obama pictures and hiding them is probably the first thing any real Republican does in any room they enter, television cameras or no. You should hear the shriek from Steve King when he finds one of those things, it'd curl your hair.

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