Whew! Sandra Fluke avoided having to accept such a sexist award; she was nominated for “Person of the Year” as well. Alas, she lost out to the participation ribbon president. Twitter, as always, predicted this “gutsy call.”

And so they did.

Howard Kurtz thinks it totally makes sense!

Squee! Libs swoon in truly mockable fashion.

https://twitter.com/iCurlyGirl/status/281388840990679041

But, wait … some aren’t so thrilled with the cover. Because, racist.

https://twitter.com/TheReallyRick/status/281381897249116160

Sigh.

The sane have a different take.

https://twitter.com/FoolishReporter/status/281383437888282625

It could have been worse? So, there’s that? Look who was considered:

No, really.

Unreal.

The mocking by the sane continues.

https://twitter.com/theAlexHanson/status/281382999940009984

Ah, lapdogs!

https://twitter.com/FoolishReporter/status/281383785134714880

https://twitter.com/FoolishReporter/status/281386064931876864

Hmm. Time gives the award to “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill.” Maybe it was deserved, if going with the “for ill” criterion. Still, most consider this a predictable, big snooze.

https://twitter.com/_RepDanGordon/status/281393544659361793

Heh.

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  • http://potbateman.tumblr.com/ Pat Bateman

    I need a towel after all that RWNJ sobbing.

    • Cajun

      Why? Is your mom that wet?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      You do realize that, given their poor circulation numbers, most people are laughing at them and not shedding even one tear of bitter indignation-right?

    • Joseph Phillips

      Boy, you sure are funny. And so insightful. Ha.Ha. That was a knee-slapper. Oh stop, stop – my sides are killing me from the laughter of your one-liner. Such a funny guy.

    • lainer51

      I am not sobbing about this, TIME is irrelevant; I am sobbing that 62 million people are so stupid.

      • michael s

        Over 65,000,000 .stop bellyaching.

        • lainer51

          Wrong again.. and I don’t have a belly ache.. I just threw up and feel much better.. thanks anyway.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          About 1/3 of the population has an IQ that is at least one standard deviation below the mean.

    • lainer51

      I am not sobbing about this, TIME is irrelevant; I am sobbing that 62 million people are so stupid.

    • Michael Rice

      I think there is mroe laughter here, than sobbing. You might give that towel to all teh libs who are slobbering all over the award, though.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      I’m sure “Master” needs a towel….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Obama always needs propping up so this cover is no surprise. Gotta keep him propped up….gotta keep him propped up or someone might realize he is an empty suit.

    • http://google.com/ FAKEXTIAN Hunter

      And Romney needed propping up as well. Oh I forgot he LOST

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        You obviously forgot that attempts at sarcasm and irony should be amusing, coherent, or both.

  • Infinite_Indeterminism

    For the record: It used to be the case that the Person of the Year was decided according to which person the editors considered to be the most influential/prominent/notorious that year.

    Whether they currently use the same reasoning for choosing, is anybody’s guess…
    (This comment mainly refers to the point someone made about Hitler being chosen for 1938 – they chose him then for obvious reasons.)

    • GaryTheBrave

      They may have chose Obama for the same reason as Hitler.

      • Infinite_Indeterminism

        Perhaps – and that could simply be the reasons I pointed out in my comment…

        I get the impression that people think this is an award Time is bestowing on someone – it isn’t. It is simply a part of the end-of-year summing up of what a given year brought, of good or bad, wet or dry, sense or stupidity… And while you may disagree on the weighting of events and statements, I see no reason to disagree in their choice of the fumbler-in-chief. Regardless of my opinion about him.

        One obvious disclaimer: I have not read what they have written as a summation of their reasoning – I comment on the basis of what has been the case in earlier years, and on what I remember from this year.

        • Guest

          I have to agree with you one this one. The Person of the Year doesn’t have to be a good person, they just have to leave their mark on society. With that said, I think it is clear that Obama has left his mark. The libs will, of course, try to swing this as a good thing for them; doesn’t mean it is.

          • Jay Stevens

            I have a dog who occasionally leaves his mark – not always a good thing.

          • Jay Stevens

            I have a dog who occasionally leaves his mark – not always a good thing.

        • Guest

          I have to agree with you one this one. The Person of the Year doesn’t have to be a good person, they just have to leave their mark on society. With that said, I think it is clear that Obama has left his mark. The libs will, of course, try to swing this as a good thing for them; doesn’t mean it is.

        • ZoriahShepard

          I was all prepared to make a snarky comment, but I’m on board with you – it’s not an honor – it’s a magazine cover. BO will, undoubtedly, frame it and show it off as an honor. I just think that choice was so obvious. No one else made a difference this year?

          • Infinite_Indeterminism

            “No one else made a difference this year ?” ???

            Tell me, are you a Democrat or are you an idiot ? Plenty of people influenced events of the year 2012 – the entire point is that the editors of Time evaluated things, and concluded that the one person that made the greatest impact, for good or ill, was the fumbler-in-chief.

            And I for one am not going to bother with the kind of detailed walk-through that might make me disagree – I’m simply not that interested in the matter. (My comments here are on another account: I try to dispel ignorance and misinformation.)

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      They should have chosen Nev Chamberlain for gaining “Peace in our Time” with that piece of paper.

  • 13strigoi

    “I can’t believe I lost to that guy again! Didn’t anyone see my missile launch?” – KIM Jong Un

  • Steve_J

    Just another in a line of unearned and undeserved awards given to Obama.

    • $24698634

      It’s not an award.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Since an award is also defined as a mark of recognition, I dare say you are completely wrong.

  • peteee363

    i will bet all three readers of time can’t wait for thier issue!

    • Purple State

      If no one reads Time Magazine anyway, why are conservatives so upset?

      • Infinite_Indeterminism

        My guess: A combination of not realising that the Time P.o.t.Y. isn’t an award, and an exasperation that started somewhere around the insane awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the fumbler-in-chief (the latter event being a major blow to the respect people used to have for the Nobel Prizes).

        • Ben C

          Well, that and the fact it was given to the terrorist Yasser Arafat and Jimmy Carter. I think Obama is the worst thus far, however.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Well, credit where it’s due, Carter did get Egypt and Israel to make peace, a peace that you-know-who just pi$$ed all over and pi$$ed away.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Well, credit where it’s due, Carter did get Egypt and Israel to make peace, a peace that you-know-who just pi$$ed all over and pi$$ed away.

      • Michael Rice

        Your public schools at work^^^^^^

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        There is a difference between being upset and being derisive.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        We’re not upset, just amused.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        We’re not upset, just amused.

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    More proof that both Time Magazine and their ‘Person of the Year’ is just crap. I can hear the nails being driven into yet another coffin containing yet another liberal rag. R.I.P. Time Magazine. You were once worth reading, now, I wouldn’t line a cat box or bird cage with your liberal tripe.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    I love the comment from one of the ones above that says his photo “looks sinister and dark” ! The man is sinister and dark. And that has nothing to do with his skin color.

    • orringtonmom (D)

      how about the one that called him the ‘love of my life’… *shudder*

      • Infinite_Indeterminism

        Love hurts…

        • Ben C

          One million thumbs up! LOL!

        • Ben C

          Or perhaps I should say 16 trillion thumbs up!

      • lainer51

        and gag!

        • Canadian in USA

          I think I threw up a little in my mouth. (/sarc)

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            As did I…

          • Scott Anderson

            In some cultures, all they eat it throwup.

      • lainer51

        and gag!

    • Gallatin

      Well said!

    • Divineconnection7

      My thoughts as well, obama is sinister.

    • Vennoye

      Cover could be called “fade to black” and it would not be about skin color…it would be the economy.

    • Jay Stevens

      Yes, the photo does look sinister and dark. Where is his halo?

    • Jay Stevens

      Yes, the photo does look sinister and dark. Where is his halo?

  • seriouslysickntired

    They should name his person of the century and just be done with it.

  • Joe W.

    There was once a time that “TIME” magazine was relevant and respected in America. Today??? Not so much….

    • Kittens&Politics

      Back when they where putting Hitler on it? Boy I miss those good old days,…..

      • Joe W.

        Hitler was a better man than Obama.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Well, I wouldn’t go THAT far . . . but yes, “Man/Person of the Year was never necessarily a mark of praise, just a recognition that someone was extraordinarily influential. In this case however, you can be sure that this Time it’s an all-out gargling slobberjob.

          • JeannieJ

            “…all-out gargling slobberjob.” Wow. Now that’s one nice turn of phrase. I’ll be snickering over that for days. Thanks ICT.

          • JeannieJ

            “…all-out gargling slobberjob.” Wow. Now that’s one nice turn of phrase. I’ll be snickering over that for days. Thanks ICT.

          • Joe W.

            Obama is not finished yet, my friend. I believe he can out do Hitler, given the idiocy of over half the country.

          • lainer51

            well you have the “job” part right.

        • Ronald

          I wouldn’t go that far either. Sorry, but Obama is nowhere near the kind of man that Hitler was. Yes, Obama is not done yet, and nobody knows what it will look like after his term ends, but Hitler MURDERED millions.

          However, I agree with you that TIME is pretty much a rag compared to what it once was.

          • Joe W.

            We shall see, Ronald. I have been reading a lot of Biblical Prophecy and Bible passages, and I believe that Barack Obama is most definitely atool of Satan. Times are only going to get worse for us. The question is how bad and how soon?

  • Ms.Bohmont

    Who says this is an honor? I feel that he deserves it. He HAS influenced the country in the last year. He has taken it from the land of the free, to the land of the “me”…. I don’t understand why they keep calling it an award. Hitler was person of the year. Stalin was person of the year. The photo on the cover SHOULD be dark and sinister, to correctly represent the influence he’s had on the country.

  • radjahshelduck

    I’d make Person of the Year Vicky Soto, that teacher at Newtown who tried to save her students. If it has to be a politician, shouldn’t Time have named Scott Walker? What he did, becoming first US governor to survive a recall election–thereby defeating a well organized and financed campaign against him–was, I think, more impressive than Obama getting reelected.

    • $24698634

      They don’t meet Time’s criteria. Impressive doesn’t count.

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Obviously….

  • sb36695

    They must need a bailout! lol

  • Joseph Phillips

    Now he can display this right next to his Nobel Peace Price – you know, in the space where the bust of Churchill used to be?

    • Kittens&Politics

      You mean still still sitting outside the Treaty Room in the West Wing where it’s been this whole time or are you talking about a different manufactured conspiracy?

      • WisconsinPatriot

        Um, that’s a different statue kittens……. The original was sent back to England.

      • Joseph Phillips

        Nice try, squirt. Go drink some more Kool-Aid.

      • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

        Wrong statue, but good effort…..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Just because you have attained the intellectual capacity to read the simplistic ramblings of the Daily Kos, it doesn’t mean you should.

    • Guest

      Nice try, squirt.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        How witty! You’ve taken his point, a point that you cannot contest, and simply ignored it.

        • Joe W.

          That’s what libs do.

        • Joe W.

          That’s what libs do.

      • lainer51

        not nice try… but, good point.

    • lainer51

      LOL!!!!!!!!

  • michael s

    Congratulations to Pres Obama for being Time magazine person of the year. The 2nd honor in 4 yrs. The only person on the planet to do so. If it was your loser candidate Romney all of you would be thrilled. You just can’t stand that a black president is getting all these accomplishments. START EATING SOMETHING BESIDES SOUR GRAPES.

    • Rosie

      The 2nd honor in 4 yrs. The only person on the planet to do so.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt: 1932 & 1934
      Joseph Stalin: 1939 & 1942
      George Marshall: 1943 & 1947
      Harry S. Truman: 1945 & 1948
      Lyndon B. Johnson: 1964 & 1967
      Richard Nixon: 1971 & 1972
      Ronald Reagan: 1980 & 1983
      Mikhail Gorbachev: 1987 & 1989
      George W. Bush: 2000 & 2004

      • Jim Denney

        Good job, but it won’t matter. Facts are to liberals as salt is to a slug.

      • Jim Denney

        Good job, but it won’t matter. Facts are to liberals as salt is to a slug.

      • ERMERGERD

        OH NOEZ!!! How did Bush get on there!!!?111 LOL If anyone thinks this is a great honor, look at Hitler and Stalin. But, the angry libs are good for a laugh.

      • michael s

        Good . I stand corrected.

        • JustLikeAnimals

          You are so full of $hit, like most every other liberal fascist militant douche bag I’ve ever met.

        • Joe W.

          Don’t you mean that you slither away humiliated for yet another liberal lie??? Loser.

        • Joe W.

          Don’t you mean that you slither away humiliated for yet another liberal lie??? Loser.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        ooohhhh….excellent!! =)

        More false and misleading statements from the militant fascist Barack Hussein brown shirts

    • Rosie

      The 2nd honor in 4 yrs. The only person on the planet to do so.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt: 1932 & 1934
      Joseph Stalin: 1939 & 1942
      George Marshall: 1943 & 1947
      Harry S. Truman: 1945 & 1948
      Lyndon B. Johnson: 1964 & 1967
      Richard Nixon: 1971 & 1972
      Ronald Reagan: 1980 & 1983
      Mikhail Gorbachev: 1987 & 1989
      George W. Bush: 2000 & 2004

    • Guest

      Obama isn’t black. He’s only part black. I know that your liberal mind is too small to comprehend this, but the RW doesn’t hate black people.

      • Kittens&Politics

        Just the black people who vote for democrats….

        • WisconsinPatriot

          No, we just wonder why they vote for the party of slavery, the KKK, abortion,and anti-semitism.

    • Guest

      Obama isn’t black. He’s only part black. I know that your liberal mind is too small to comprehend this, but the RW doesn’t hate black people.

    • Michael Rice

      Nope, only you liberals care about race. I don’t like him winning becaue he is a moron. How is that for you? Oh, to answer your other accusation, no, I would not be thrilled if ROmney had won.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Don’t know many people give a good damn about what “Time” magazine thinks. I just can’t believe that such an incompetent half-wit is in charge of running our country. But you militant fascist brown shirt Barack Hussein Gestapo clowns are all too busy drinking the government-issued Kool-aid to recognize the fundamental damage being done to the fiscal and social fabric of this country.

    • lainer51

      Way to go Rosie.
      Mikey S. has been trumped BIG TIME… now HE CAN START EATING SOMETHING BESIDES CROW! LMOA!

    • Scott Anderson

      What does the commie’s skin color matter?

  • lainer51

    I guess naming one of our soldiers that fight for us everyday never crossed their minds!

    • sb36695

      Quit giving them credit for having minds!

      • lainer51

        sorry, I was vomiting and not thinking clearly.

        • Scott Anderson

          In some cultures…

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Amb. Stevens might have been nice.

      • lainer51

        As Barry would say — “who?”

  • lainer51

    I guess naming one of our soldiers that fight for us everyday never crossed their minds!

  • Kittens&Politics

    Nice comments losers. Maybe in 4 years they’ll try to fit half of Chris Christie’s face on the cover, or if your Cuban dissident Senator from FL wins maybe they’ll have him with his pet dinosuar and Jesus all hanging out together like they did when the Earth was created 6000 years ago…………….

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Wow, stop the hate man! STOP THE HATE!

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Meh. She’s just another angry cat lady. One can only guess what her apartment smells like…

    • lainer51

      FLA.
      dinosaur

      You are welcome.
      6000 years vs. 57 states – duh!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Derp…..derp….derp….derp-de-durp
      Thank me later for providing that engaging synopsis of the relevant and intelligent remarks that Kitten graces you with.

  • Kittens&Politics

    The only time GW made Time Magazine was during their “25 People to Blame For the Financial Crisis” article….

    • WisconsinPatriot

      So you are saying Time is irrelevant AND wrong.

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, Patriot:

        When has “Time” magazine ever been relevant or correct?

        • JustLikeAnimals

          True that.

    • CloneSix

      I refer you to Rosie’s comment above.

  • rinodino

    TIME…to get over it; get it righties?

    • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

      Have you lefties gotten over GWB yet? No? Didn’t think so.

      • rinodino

        GWB who?…. Yeah we have and thank goodness we have MOVED ON

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Your derision shows you have, indeed, not gotten over your angst.

    • Michael Rice

      Over what? The predictable naming of the leftist God Obama as Person Of THe Year? I was never under it…

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Yay! She’s back!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Like liberal got over Bush? Like liberals got over Obama winning? Should one refrain from critique simply because a man you like holds the executive office?

  • http://OccupyBawlStreet.com OccupyBawlStreet.com

    should have been Malala to send a message to Jihadists but then, THAT would take courage! Plus, “regular” Muslims might have protested… Time editors r cowards. period.

  • Justin Tyme

    with no budget 4 years — I am refusing the magazine -it’s FREE to return to sender.

  • Jack Deth

    Obama. The walking, talking embodiment of the “Low Intelligence Voters” and their many uses at the polls.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Cause he built a new America? Well, the old America was the most prosperous, powerful, & free nation in the world. Now what are we. Broke, burdened by the govt, and no longer feared by our enemies. Not to mention, his media and political allies have got the country turned on each other. A totally lost, if not decade, at least 6 years.

  • gracepmc

    Architect of a new America — a welfare nation. TIME celebrates the cult of the personality.

  • ratizbad

    Does the Time Bomb Magazine still exist?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    I guess in the parallel universe of lapdogs no one can hold a candle to the ultimate loser, Barack Hussein.

  • delroymonjo

    Will the madness ever end?
    Like Big & Rich sing:
    I believe in better days
    That’s why I pray, yeah
    That’s why I pray, yeah

  • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

    No surprises here…afterall, he is the “Healer In Chief” according to Geraldo. Makes sense he would make the cover, right? Ugh.

  • edward cropper

    YOU WOULD HAVE TO FIND THIS OUT ON THE NET SINCE NO ONE READS TIME

  • http://aliasbarackobama.blogspot.com/ Dr. Ron Polland

    TIME’s naming Obama “Person of the Year” is as valid as Polifact naming Romney’s Jeep comment as “Lie of the Year.” They should combine the two and make Obama the “Lying Person of the Year” just on the basis of his humongous lie about the planned Al Qaeda attack in Benghazi on 9/11 as being caused by a spontaneous protest against an obscure YouTube video.

    Obama is the Photoshop President and this version is truer to his personality than his Magic Interchangeable Head

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Is it any surprise, coming from a publication that named the ‘Protester’ as the Person of the year last year?

  • Rightturn

    Nothing in those comments even hinted at “cries of racism,” Twitchy.

  • Lin Jarvis

    LoL. Maybe he’ll get another nobel peace prize for his excellent leadership of the “arab spring”.

  • http://twitter.com/maplebob23 Fake Obama Follower

    I think it should have gone to The Low Information Voter nee Moron.

  • http://twitter.com/maplebob23 Fake Obama Follower

    I think it should have gone to The Low Information Voter nee Moron.

  • http://twitter.com/maplebob23 Fake Obama Follower

    You’re not well if you are only known by one name with a funny punctuation mark at the end.

  • http://twitter.com/maplebob23 Fake Obama Follower

    You’re not well if you are only known by one name with a funny punctuation mark at the end.

  • Elena0412

    Golfer of the Year.

  • http://www.well-water-test-kits.com/ water testing kits

    Obama wins time person, his a good leader.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      I no, rite? 😉

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    “Person of the Year”? Is that ALL? Surely He deserves “Person of the Decade”! Or Century. Maybe even of ALL TIME!

    And how bigoted and species-ist to think He might be just the “Person” of the Century? Why not “Living Creature Of All Time EVER!!1!”?

    And they can send him the letter on patchouli-scented lavender note paper.
    /And dot all the “i”s with little hearts.
    // <3 <3 <3

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    “Person of the Year”? Is that ALL? Surely He deserves “Person of the Decade”! Or Century. Maybe even of ALL TIME!

    And how bigoted and species-ist to think He might be just the “Person” of the Century? Why not “Living Creature Of All Time EVER!!1!”?

    And they can send him the letter on patchouli-scented lavender note paper.
    /And dot all the “i”s with little hearts.
    // <3 <3 <3

  • Johnny_Layabout

    The real headline here is “TIME magazine apparently still exists.”

  • Johnny_Layabout

    The real headline here is “TIME magazine apparently still exists.”

  • EQUALINE

    OBAMA-PERSON OF THE YEAR! WHAT HAS HE DONE? NO JOBS, HUGH DEBT AND THE ECONOMY IS IN SHAMBLES AND HAS BEEN FOR FOUR YEARS, JUST WHAT IN THE HELL HAS HE DONE BUT VACATION AND NOW HE WANTS OUR GUNS. WHO PICKS THESE PEOPLE FOR THE COVER?

  • EQUALINE

    OBAMA-PERSON OF THE YEAR! WHAT HAS HE DONE? NO JOBS, HUGH DEBT AND THE ECONOMY IS IN SHAMBLES AND HAS BEEN FOR FOUR YEARS, JUST WHAT IN THE HELL HAS HE DONE BUT VACATION AND NOW HE WANTS OUR GUNS. WHO PICKS THESE PEOPLE FOR THE COVER?

  • Nonya

    Com’mon people. He needs reassurances in his life. Nobel Peace Prize. Person of the Year.
    This isn’t politically and racially motivated, no wait, it is.

  • Scott Anderson

    This is just as surprising as when Oprah Winfrey appears on the cover of O Magazine.

  • andycanuck

    That can’t be an Obama photo. There’s no halo.

  • Guest

    He’s too stupid to be “sinister”. Ugly yes. Evil yes. Sinister no.