Skip to comments.Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media?
Posted on 09/28/2008 4:12:21 AM PDT by Tom_Busch
Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.
Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son's name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Isn’t the news out yet that Obama is the Second Coming? You don’t tell Barry what to do, so sit down and shut up. (Any more complaints and we’ll prosecute you and throw you in jail. And no signs at his rallies, either.)
the media’s on his side. I’m beginning to think we’re living in a Soviet-style country in which the media is VERY one sided. Not controlled by the Dems, but they might as well be.
Never before in an election cycle has the media been this biased. It’s frankly, scary.
At least the ex had the intelligence to get rid of her ... I guess.
What we do for a roll in the hay.
“Im beginning to think” I realized that one about 12 years ago and it just gets worse and worse.
Tony Blankley wrote a great article the other day about the media.
“I realized that one about 12 years ago and it just gets worse and worse.”
I agree, but it’s never been THIS blatant. They were never fawning over Kerry or Gore like they are over 0. This is unprecidented.
You apparently weren’t paying attention in 2000 when the presstitutes were almost successful in a coup to seat algore as president.
She is brainwashed. Like the little girls that throw panties up on stage at a concert.
She is embarrassed but not so embarrassed to make it right. Sad.
Oh, this may be it for BO.
Using one of our dead heroes as a prop is bad enough. But to go against the wishes of the dead hero’s family so openly and blatantly is just beyond disgusting.
Let’s see you backtrack out of THIS, BO.
So why isn’t the mother speaking for herself? When she gave the bracelet to a PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE in support of troop withdrawal and non-intervention, she was explicitly being political. It’s a gift that will keep on giving....
I respectfully nominate this thread for, “Breaking News.”
It looks like the source on the mother’s wishes is the ex-husband. That’s no reason to cry false on the accusation, but it’s not very direct evidence, either.
The left realizes it must take this election or loose the world.
With other country’s moving to the right the socialists MUST take America left.
With the Nationalizing of a large part of the fin industry in the US their next target will be the domestic oil and gas reserves.
Welcome to the new world order.
America is becoming a nation of slaves to the uneducated working poor.
Next, taxes to give to the UN food program and help the poor in third world nations.
The fleecing of America.
Thanks, I should have marked it as breaking news.
......Mommy (the moron)....
Cindy Shaeen clone who hates her son for joining the service against her antiwar demands.
Can’t say what I’d like to do to the left for what they’ve done to our country.
It’s all about race.
Sadly, if a public figure is politically correct, nothing bad he does matters, and if he is politically incorrect, the slightest thing becomes a major scandal.
Ted Kennedy drinks and drives, a girl dies with no attempt to help her, and he is "the lion of the Senate". Clarence Thomas possibly read Playboy and made a few ribald jokes, and he is a stupid, evil, sexist pervert.
Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:
Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.
Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
Their influence is waning, so they are trying even harder than before.
Never before in an election cycle has the media been this biased. Its frankly, scary.
Many around here cheer when a MSM newspaper lays people off and talks about the dinosaur media. But the bottom line is that although there is plenty of center-right commentary out there (blogs, radio, Fox, etc.), there is a complete absence of any widely read print media with reporters with a center-right perspective.
I have a front plate on my full sized Dodge P/U that reads "INFIDEL". It's bait for the muslim slime that can read.
Perhaps it's time to replace it with one that reads "0bama is a lying half-breed".
Think that would draw the 0bama "truth squads" into firing range?
GREAT pic, love it!
I’m going to steal that graphic of yours and spread it as far and wide as Bernadette Dohrn’s thighs! ;) LOL
I second the motion.
Indeed, this soldiers voice crieth out from the ground.
Did Obama steal this bracelet?
Should the US consider adopting the European style where people already know what kind of perspective they would find when they read a newspaper or a magazine?
If this was Sarah Palin, it would be the top stroy of the day.
ONE TIME PING to the folks discussing these issues on “I’ve Got a Bracelet Too Thread” ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2091638/posts ) from the other night (as well as a few of my FRiends). I hope you all don’t mind. I thought for SURE you all would be interested in seeing this thread!
THIS is something that needs to be spread far and wide.
A bunch of us had discussed this issue on another thread the other night and local articles with quotes from Mrs. Jopek were posted on that thread. I then made the comment that from the statements made by Mrs. Jopek Obama seemed to mis-characterize what she had told him when she gave it to him.
If this is true - and I have no reason to doubt it - then it’s even WORSE than his having to look down to remember the Sgt. Jopek’s name (may he rest in peace).
What a SCUM Obama is! He is truly an evil person, and I do NOT make that statement lightly. If he comes to power here in the US I fear he will make Stalin look like an angel.
They used to at least kind of try to hide their blatant bias and act all indignant when the accusation was made.
Now, they don't even bother. They make it quite clear that they are in the tank for Obama, no holds barred.
That whole election turned on the msm’s trumped up republican corruption BS.
From what I understand that is the way it used to be years ago. Usually two papers in each town - One Democrat leaning, one Repbulican leaning. That way citizens could read both and figure out which one was telling the truth. Nowadays you have newpaper agencies like Gannet, McClatchy, etc... that have taken over these smaller papers, and usually there is only one paper in a given area (like the one I live in).
It gets even worse when you still have the APPEARANCE of two separate papers - like in Denver. The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News are owned by the SAME company (the Denver Newspaper Agency), although they both publish a daily paper. While one may lean left, and the other a little right, it is NOTHING like what it used to be.
hmm...Bush 41 glances at his watch and it’s fodder forever.
O reads the name of a dead soldier whose bracelet has supposedly been on O’s arms for months, despite the soldier’s fathers pleas to O to remove it, and the media yawns, turns over and goes back into hibernation.
And they wonder why newspaper readership is down 40%?
We have Gannett here and they are terrible!
If Obama doesn't mind abusing the honorable dead, just think how he will deal with the living
OUSSABAMA must be caught in flagrante delicto of LIE and TREACHERY...
It’s NOT a nice pleasant race between 2 fair friends Mr. McCAIN
Thanks guys, it’s in breaking news now.
“the medias on his side. Im beginning to think were living in a Soviet-style country in which the media is VERY one sided. Not controlled by the Dems, but they might as well be.”
The media is controlled by the same agenda and people that control Obama. I don’t believe for a second that Obama is a free thinker.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.