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Administration: The stadium at Ohio State was full
Liberal Lunacy ^ | 5/6/12 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM

Posted on 05/06/2012 10:44:03 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32

(Washington, D.C., 5/6/12) Responding to unconfirmed reports President Obama kicked off his re-election campaign in a half-empty stadium at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, response to the photograph has been swift. Ohio will play an important part in the election of 2012 as it's considered a swing state.

According to our sources, a spokesman for the campaign called the allegations of a half-empty stadium “ludicrous”. His statement, made on condition of anonymity, follows:

“Attempts to paint this kickoff re-election effort as a failure fall far short of reality. Had the photographer taken his picture 3 hours later, the world would have seen the arena was filled to over-flowing with enthusiastic, adamant fans of Obama. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous.”

“Take any photo of an NFL stadium 3 hours before kickoff and you'd assume no one cared. Such is the case here. Fans were overflowing outside the stadium but adequate security measures prevented everyone from being there at the time this photo was taken. Our dear, dear leader deserves better than this blatant racism being displayed and the right-wing ought to be ashamed of itself for choreographing this charade.”

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1 posted on 05/06/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The Obummer Administration can’t help themselves, lying is as natural as breathing. I would hope enough Americans will understand that come November and vote this alien and his sycophants out office and preferably out of the country. Those new democracies in the Middle East they helped create would be a nice home.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 10:47:19 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

This shouldn’t be tough to prove. There has to be a photo of the crowd once the “messiah” hit the stage.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 10:48:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Seig Heil!

It will be reported as so, beloved Fuhrer!

4 posted on 05/06/2012 10:49:47 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I could care less one way or another, but the idiot who took the picture 3 hours earlier is dumb. People are still in line going through security. Wait until the show starts and then take the picture.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 10:50:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Why does anyone give two shits whether the stadium was half full or half empty?


6 posted on 05/06/2012 10:51:26 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Nothing a little Photoshopping can’t fix...


7 posted on 05/06/2012 10:51:29 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."
8 posted on 05/06/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: napscoordinator

Was it the campaign who released the photo’s??


9 posted on 05/06/2012 10:52:46 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

So I’m sure they released pics of the full arena then, right?


10 posted on 05/06/2012 10:53:09 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

It was full. Everyone arrived late.


11 posted on 05/06/2012 10:53:26 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: napscoordinator

So why were the people in the picture taking pictures? I don’t you usually take pictures of an empty stage.


12 posted on 05/06/2012 10:55:00 AM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

This appears to be satire.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 10:55:19 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: GeronL
Breitbart has a photo.


"The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President's first official campaign speech."
14 posted on 05/06/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: sgtyork

That is true, but that is Obama voters for you...stupid to the core. Of course we are going to be pretty stupid too when we vote for (God Help us) Romney.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 10:58:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Here’s the link for the photo.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/05/obama-empty-arena


16 posted on 05/06/2012 10:58:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Oh.

So this picture is The One and The Wookie practicing their wave three hours before the event?

Photobucket

17 posted on 05/06/2012 10:59:42 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Yardstick

From the link;

“We here at Liberal Lunacy poke fun at Democrats, Liberals and establishment Republicans by inventing stories that aren’t true, but based on past actions and/or words COULD be. “


18 posted on 05/06/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
". . . According to our sources, a spokesman for the campaign called the allegations of a half-empty stadium 'ludicrous'. His statement, made on condition of anonymity, follows:
'Attempts to paint this kickoff re-election effort as a failure fall far short of reality. Had the photographer taken his picture 3 hours later, the world would have seen the arena was filled to over-flowing with enthusiastic, adamant fans of Obama. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous.'. . ."
Uummmm . . . if the event was a huge success and the arena was full to over-flowing as the person asserts, then . . . why not provide a name? I mean there's nothing to reflect back negatively on the Obama campaign if this what this person claims is factual and not just more liberal lies. On the other hand, if this guy is shoveling BS then it would make more sense that he wouldn't wish to give his name.

You can judge the claim's veracity by the unwillingness of the person to give his name.
19 posted on 05/06/2012 11:01:28 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
Nothing a little Photoshopping can’t fix...

I figured it was nothing that cartons of cigarettes, and vouchers for the local liquor stores couldn't fix..

20 posted on 05/06/2012 11:02:57 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: rawcatslyentist
Seig Heil! It will be reported as so, beloved Fuhrer!

It would seem that these are the types of crowds that Obama either thinks were there or that he aspires to.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 11:06:44 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Our dear, dear leader plays the race card!
What a surprise.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 11:07:24 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

“Enthusiastic adamant fans”

Fans?? Really??


23 posted on 05/06/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by backinthefold
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To: FlingWingFlyer
There has to be a photo of the crowd once the “messiah” hit the stage.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 11:11:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 2111USMC
Per that photo, the upper section was 'darkened' for a reason.

Photobucket

Using a simple graphics editor to lighten, without changing any content, the result show many empty seats in the upper section:

Photobucket
25 posted on 05/06/2012 11:20:34 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 2111USMC

Bump for Obama lies!


26 posted on 05/06/2012 11:26:25 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Our leader? I thought he was our president.


27 posted on 05/06/2012 11:27:47 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: TomGuy

Wow!


28 posted on 05/06/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: skeeter
Everyone arrived late.

Working, ya'know

29 posted on 05/06/2012 11:34:34 AM PDT by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Dollars to donuts the half-full stadium was for Obama and when it filled up 3 hours later, I’m thinking rock concert time. After all, that’s how he worked it when he ran for his first term.


30 posted on 05/06/2012 11:35:10 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Stadium... the event was held in an ‘arena’ that holds 18,000


31 posted on 05/06/2012 11:38:23 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
The stadium at Ohio State was full of Bull****!
32 posted on 05/06/2012 11:40:44 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Pics or it didn’t happen.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 11:41:06 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

All of Barry0’s composite girlfriends were there.... yeah, that’s the ticket. :D


34 posted on 05/06/2012 11:42:16 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa
All of Barry0’s composite girlfriends were there.... yeah, that’s the ticket. :D

Well-placed! LOL!

35 posted on 05/06/2012 11:47:18 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; TomGuy

Obama’s campaign ignored the first rule of staging political events: Make sure the crowd either fills up the venue or over fills it.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 11:51:00 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: TomGuy

Good catch.
Its been reported the campaign staff was moving folks down to fill up close in so photos would not show truth.

Its getting closer to “poke em with a fork” time. Shuck n jiv ain’t selling so well this time.


37 posted on 05/06/2012 12:02:42 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: john drake

Of course the stadium was filled. You just don’t see the dead voters who were in attendance.


38 posted on 05/06/2012 12:17:57 PM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: skeeter

CP time perhaps?


39 posted on 05/06/2012 12:30:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: grame
Our leader? I thought he was our president.

If I'm not mistaken, his preferred term is "Dear Leader" (or maybe that's some other delusional dictator).

40 posted on 05/06/2012 12:33:18 PM PDT by Bob
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

So show us the pic ( not photoshopped) of the full stadium and we will drop the subject and go to the next one of hundreds.


41 posted on 05/06/2012 12:35:04 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

"It was a FULL stadium. People lined up for blocks to get in."

42 posted on 05/06/2012 12:40:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: muawiyah

In the ‘not full’ picture, everyone is looking in the same direction. They aren’t acting like an audience with three hours to kill although they are acting like they were paid to be there.
And, I hope that Rapid Response Romney sends out a photo of himself and Mrs. Romney in a similar pose, you know, for contrast.


43 posted on 05/06/2012 12:41:13 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: muawiyah

In the ‘not full’ picture, everyone is looking in the same direction. They aren’t acting like an audience with three hours to kill although they are acting like they were paid to be there.
And, I hope that Rapid Response Romney sends out a photo of himself and Mrs. Romney in a similar pose, you know, for contrast.


44 posted on 05/06/2012 12:41:23 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: muawiyah

In the ‘not full’ picture, everyone is looking in the same direction. They aren’t acting like an audience with three hours to kill although they are acting like they were paid to be there.
And, I hope that Rapid Response Romney sends out a photo of himself and Mrs. Romney in a similar pose, you know, for contrast.


45 posted on 05/06/2012 12:41:57 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: TomGuy

I heard 14K showed up,but they did move people in the nose bleed seats to fill in the empty seats on the first level.


46 posted on 05/06/2012 12:47:07 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Kanzan

Haven’t seen any pictures from the appearances in Virginia this last week. This http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/Ti0zVOG_b2v/Romney+Receives+Michelle+Bachmann+Endorsement/-jcyZ74UY6y/Mitt shows some of what is going on. But did McDonnell goose that woman?


47 posted on 05/06/2012 12:51:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kanzan
Right now at this stage of the campaign you're probably not going to see big mobs of people for any of these people.

I"m surprised the photog managed to find a dock full of yachts and richguys for one of those McDonnell/Romney shots ~ I also think the photog has a political tin ear ~ if the guy wants to get elected when he doesn't even have the base of his party behind him he cannot be helped by stills of him and a bunch of guys with yachts!

Yeegads ~ ~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!

48 posted on 05/06/2012 12:56:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; TomGuy; BenLurkin; rawcatslyentist

49 posted on 05/06/2012 12:57:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Strangely enough, twelve years later when asked about that day, not one of the participants could remember being there.


50 posted on 05/06/2012 1:00:36 PM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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