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Obama says Hagel won two Purple Stars
Heard on npr - Democracy now | February 15, 2013

Posted on 02/15/2013 10:37:16 AM PST by don-o

From a "live chat" Obama had yesterday afternoon. He corrected himself to say "Purple Hearts." Simply a slip of the tongue or yet another evidence of profound and invincible ignorance?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: all57states; chuckhagel; iran; israel; mymuslimfaith; purplehearts; purplestars; waronterror
Not sure if a video might exist. No linkage posted to the Democracy Now page. It's an anti American hate site. imo
1 posted on 02/15/2013 10:37:18 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

Yeah....I seem to remember in Kindergarten getting some of these for not pooping my pants.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 10:39:42 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: don-o

must’ve been eating a bowl of Lucky Charms at the time


3 posted on 02/15/2013 10:39:51 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: don-o

If the press gets to lambast Marco Rubio for taking a sip of water, I think we should get to lambast the President for calling it a Purple Star instead of a Purple Heart.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 10:40:20 AM PST by JamesP81
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To: don-o

when you’re making stuff up on the fly, the particulars don’t matter

fake it until you make it, baby!

/eye-rolling-disgusted-sarcasm


5 posted on 02/15/2013 10:40:55 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: don-o
Obama says Hagel won two Purple Stars

That's NOTHIN'. I won two Green Clovers and three Yellow Moons!

6 posted on 02/15/2013 10:44:02 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: don-o

Does al Quaeda award Purple Stars?


7 posted on 02/15/2013 10:44:19 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: don-o
Straight from Obama's two purple lips.

(metaphorically)

8 posted on 02/15/2013 10:46:24 AM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: Lazamataz

What?! No pink hearts? Slacker!!


9 posted on 02/15/2013 10:46:52 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o
The purple one with the star is quite different. It's given to the next-of-kin.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 10:48:44 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: don-o
Actually, I think that Obama does remarkably well in "acting American" and referencing "Americana" when mentioning, e.g., the number of States in the Union (57 aint so far off) or the names of our military medals, considering that he spent so many formative years in a primitive, third-world country like Indonesia. Just think how difficult it must be for him to keep this (for him) exotic information straight in his mind.

After all, most natural-born Americans probably couldn't correctly state how many provinces there are in Indonesia, and would probably stumble when called upon to name a single Kenyan military decoration ("Order of the Burning Spear," anyone?).

Regards,

11 posted on 02/15/2013 10:51:58 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: don-o

Well, Obama has two purple lips. Stars, hearts, who cares.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 10:55:23 AM PST by Octar
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To: don-o

He got purple stars on spelling tests in 2nd grade maybe.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 10:59:15 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: don-o

Was he eating Lucky Charms at the time??


14 posted on 02/15/2013 11:01:57 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: don-o

I found this NBC article from January 7 when Hagel was tapped for the job by Obama. It says:

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/07/16396436-obama-taps-american-patriot-hagel-for-pentagon-job?lite

Hagel would be the first former enlisted soldier to become the secretary of defense. His views of international conflict are heavily influenced by his own service in the Vietnam War; he ‘won’ two Purple Hearts for his service and still has pieces of shrapnel embedded in his chest.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 11:07:54 AM PST by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: don-o

It is easy to have a slip of the tongue if you first of all have no idea what you are talking about or no concept of the subject at hand.


16 posted on 02/15/2013 11:09:29 AM PST by jongaltsr
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To: JamesP81
If the press gets to lambaste Marco Rubio for taking a sip of water, I think we should get to lambaste the President for calling it a Purple Star instead of a Purple Heart.

It's amazing! How a press corps ("corpse" according to Soetoro) that can pick up on an insignificant malapropism by George W. Bush and write an entire book about, and then give a continuing pass to a phony who believes there are 58 states in the Union, can't distinguish between the Maldives (Indian Ocean) and the Malvina's (Falklands)(Atlantic Ocean) and believes the Marine Corps (corpse) is dead, is beyond me. And then, of coarse, there is Clarabelle Biden imploring a paraplegic to "stand up Chuck" among a list too long to enumerate...(sigh)

17 posted on 02/15/2013 11:14:26 AM PST by immadashell
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter
"he ‘won’ two Purple Hearts for his service and still has pieces of shrapnel embedded in his chest."

I hate to defend the clown news organization, but I have to say this is a common bit of ignorance put forward by many news organizations. It ranks right up there with calling magazines clips...
18 posted on 02/15/2013 11:18:31 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: immadashell
You left out one of my favorites

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

I always get this picture of Obama talking to a bunch of ghosts....
19 posted on 02/15/2013 11:25:37 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: don-o
As one General remarked:

So did my mule!

That doesn't speak to his intellect!

20 posted on 02/15/2013 11:27:01 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: JamesP81

Yeah. And don’t forget ‘’corpseman’’.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 11:29:23 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: don-o
Just more evidence that Obama did not grow up in America. What kid hasn't heard 'Purple Heart'?
22 posted on 02/15/2013 11:32:20 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Lazamataz

And the citation reads: “In service of the male sex everywhere and as an aggressive hitter of all things female, above and beyond the call of duty and nature; FReeper Lazamataz is hereby awarded two Green Clovers and three Yellow Moons’’.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 11:34:02 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: don-o

Please produce the evidence!


24 posted on 02/15/2013 11:36:10 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Gaffer

I think Barney the dinosaur gives those out.
Good for you Chuck Hagel!


25 posted on 02/15/2013 11:37:33 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: JamesP81
If the press gets to lambast Marco Rubio for taking a sip of water, I think we should get to lambast the President for calling it a Purple Star instead of a Purple Heart.

If the media didn't catch on to the CIC reading "corpse men" (a glaringly obvious gaffe to anyone who's been in the military) from the teleprompter, a "Purple Stars" reference will surely never see the light of day.

26 posted on 02/15/2013 11:38:04 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: rashley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp_zigxMS-Y&list=PL8C61A61D646F0865&index=1

I shall try to mark the time. Running it now. Good call. Verify.


27 posted on 02/15/2013 11:40:51 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

I am actually listening to the lying liar lie. Above and beyond the call of duty. I seldom regret that I quit drinking.......


28 posted on 02/15/2013 11:43:35 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

uh uh uh uh uh lie uh uh uh uh lie uh uh uh uh lie


29 posted on 02/15/2013 11:49:21 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

Thanks. Like many on this Blog, I’m sure, I immediately change the channel or hit the mute button whenever I see or hear the Poseur. So..., I would appreciate your marking the time. Not only will that spare me a bit of agony, but when I forward the link to friends and family, I can advise them of the good spot, sparing them an otherwise repugnant experience.


30 posted on 02/15/2013 11:52:55 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: don-o

The evidence comes at exactly 40:00 in the video. The other day during the presentation of the ‘Medal Of Honor’ to the Army Soldier, Obama at the podium stated the trooper was hit with ‘Sharp-nel’ instead of Shrapnel.


31 posted on 02/15/2013 11:53:49 AM PST by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter; rashley

Excellent! Thanks a lot


32 posted on 02/15/2013 11:58:57 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Gaffer

I think Obama meant brown stars.


33 posted on 02/15/2013 1:36:24 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: don-o

As a holder of the Purple Heart, you don’t WIN the danged thing. No soldier set out to WIN a Purple Heart. You don’t get into a firefight and say, man, I hope I can WIN a Purple Heart today! Idiots. It is an award for wounds received in action by enemy fire. Not awarded for falling down and cutting your pinky finger as our wonderful Sec of State did.


34 posted on 02/15/2013 1:41:51 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Well said. Forgive me if I said it wrong


35 posted on 02/15/2013 1:53:57 PM PST by don-o (Proud Papa of a USMC Reserve Sgt and Officer Candidate in December 2013.)
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To: don-o

Obama says “has two Purple Stars.” I misquoted him. I guess it’s all over for me, now.


36 posted on 02/15/2013 1:59:40 PM PST by don-o (Proud Papa of a USMC Reserve Sgt and Officer Candidate in December 2013.)
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To: don-o


37 posted on 02/15/2013 2:02:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JamesP81

If the press gets to lambast Marco Rubio for taking a sip of water, I think we should get to lambast the President for calling it a Purple Star instead of a Purple Heart.

——stars, hearts, 57 states....

What difference does it make.....SARC


38 posted on 02/15/2013 2:05:34 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

I wonder if my husband’s grandfather would feel like he “won” his purple heart. He was killed in Pearl Harbor.


39 posted on 02/15/2013 2:07:59 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: don-o

It’s not necessary for the Commander in Chief of the armed forces to know the name of the medal awarded to soldiers injured or killed defending the Country.../s


40 posted on 02/15/2013 2:19:01 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: don-o

Let me guess. He got those for being able to hold his breath until he turned purple?


41 posted on 02/15/2013 4:03:28 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I always get this picture of Obama talking to a bunch of ghosts....

I wouldn't be surprised if each of his phony ghosts was wearing a purple star.

42 posted on 02/15/2013 8:21:06 PM PST by immadashell
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
My grandpa used to laugh at purple hearts. No, he didn't think it was funny about guys who lost limbs in WWII. He just told me how little it takes to get one.

He told me: "(boop), all it takes to get one is a paper cut!"

He had seen it firsthand. And that was 70 years ago.

He was a Bronze Star winner. No, not the greatest award by any means.

But he earned it.

43 posted on 02/15/2013 8:28:06 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: RetiredArmy

As a holder of the Purple Heart, you don’t WIN the danged thing. No soldier set out to WIN a Purple Heart. You don’t get into a firefight and say, man, I hope I can WIN a Purple Heart today! Idiots. It is an award for wounds received in action by enemy fire. Not awarded for falling down and cutting your pinky finger as our wonderful Sec of State did.


Thanks for your service, and integrity.

Being a 3rd generation vet I appreciate what you, my grandad & dad , and the others with whom I served have done for this country.


44 posted on 02/16/2013 5:37:06 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: RetiredArmy

That’s why we referred to it as the “Enemy Marksmanship Badge.”


45 posted on 02/16/2013 5:38:29 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: don-o

If Hagel “won” two Purple Hearts does that mean everyone who managed not to get wounded “lost”?


46 posted on 02/16/2013 5:46:59 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: don-o

No worries.


47 posted on 02/16/2013 9:39:58 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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