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
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There only one way to deal with this &*it MSM folks. Stop watching their crap: news, sports, entertainment, etc. Economic and viewer embargo. What chance do you think we’ll stop?
Yes, I'm aware of that. I said nothing to dispute that. I was disputing media distortion and Barack Obama's credibility. Again.
We're on the same side. Act like it.
I think E.D. is on during the day; I’ve seen her fill in on Newswatch and The Factor, too.
I was just chatting with a co-worker a little while ago and he's convinced that McCain's going to win this in a landslide. He's said that all along and he still maintains that.
I told him I hope and pray he's right.
I have not met a single Obama supporter here. Even the government people I know who tend to be Democrat say they're either not voting the top of the ticket or they're voting McCain this year.
Its insane. The liberals have Pravda, they are using intimidation to stop political free speech and shut down opposition. This is Chigaco gangland style politics. Saul Alinsky, Marxism. Get in their face.
I used to think the Rats were the Girly men. Recently the Republican Women (Sarah Palin) have acted stronger then Republican Men.
This is why I am surprised
They say my state is close and yet no one here or they do not know of anyone who is voting for obama.
no one here or no one knows of anyone who has been polled
so the questions is who on earth is being polled ?
I just can’t see obama taking Fl and then I am surprised to hear NC is close and VA is a draw.
Remember when they said obama would win big time in NH and yet he lost big time. Well I think this will happen in this election.
the media are helping him out and yet he still can’t do better than he is.
You know if people actually found about obama and his censorship, his lies, his connections, his no experience then I would be surprised he have actually took more than 3 states
course the media won’t do their job as they know they could never get the truth out
Remember the Dubai Port World arguments? Or prior to BOTH the 2000 and 2004, the accusations that there were no witnesses to President Bush being at the Alabama National Guard base. Or while there were no WMC=Ds and no nuclear programs in Iraq, just before the 2004 election the outrage at the President for not safeguarding the MDX and RDX?
Send to Drudge, Rush, Hannity, and BOR
Yet more proof BO uses our military for his own personal gain and casts them aside when he hasn’t the time for them.
Is that a skull under McCain's left elbow?
If it is, it ain't human! Looks like an "Australopithecus africanus". :)
Ohhh, the fawning was there over Kerry, but in that case we were dealing with a REAL Benedict Arnold traitor v. Bush, not a miniscule ACORN commie v. McCain (POW). The Swifties (military, POWs, heroes all) easily penetrated the commie veil of the driveby media. Only similarity is that Obama, like Kerry, continues to put his foot deeply in his own mouth, writing his own spoofs....but so far the MSM is covering for him...and, so far, the POW's haven't stepped up the support for one of their own...other than a good showing at the RNC convention.
Once it was he and Hillary, it had to be him. Voinivich was probably worse too.
Once it was him and Hillary, it had to be him. Voinivich was probably worse too.
.......f the media would have been doing their job in the first place obama would not be the nominee.....
That statement indicates a gross misunderstanding of the media. The election of Obama is precisely their job. The MSM excluding Fox, WSJ, Forbes, Weekly Standard and certain newspapers are all liberal organizations. The leftist TV presstitutes are funded for the specific purpose of political prapaganda.
NBC is the tool of the General Electric Co board. this was affirmed last week by the chairman Jeffrey Immelt.
It's very heavily McCain where I live too...but at work, it's almost all Obama, at least openly.
Excellent read. I’d like to send a copy to all my dimwitted relatives and neighbors with Obama signs in their yards.
Can someone snope this ( i would if i knew how) or fact check before I start sending this out?
So...send this story to anyone you know who is in the service, especially overseas. Overseas voters already have their ballots and can start to mail them in. There are, unfortunately, military personnel who are supporting Obama. However, they more closely support one another.
I think, if our military personnel learn Obama is "using" one of them, against the wishes of the family, they will not be pleased at all and might wake up when they vote and, at least pick McCain who has honored them always.
Stop watching their crap: news, sports, entertainment, etc. Economic and viewer embargo.
A better way is to boycott their advertisers.
Could be the Bradley/Wilder effect. Nobody openly admits to watching porn, abusing drugs, drinking to excess or abusing their spouse yet these things are all more prevalent in our society than they should be.
My point is not to equate supporting Obama with any of the above vices but to highlight the fact that people will mostly admit to what they think is a more acceptable behavior. This type of group-think is what makes the polls or conventional wisdom differ from reality. In the privacy of the voting booth people will express their preference absent a perceived stigma from bucking the trend.
The MSM ( suck ups to the DNC ) will NOT find this story newsworthy.
The MSM begs to be under the boot of the DNC - hurt me, hurt me, tell me what to do Master.
And Americans quit getting the daily paper, turn off the nightly news, and cancel subscriptions and still, they beg the DNC for talking points.
There should be some kind of natural limit on stupidity.
God bless you and your family for the sacrifices you have all made! I have many in my family who have served honorably. May God watch and keep over your son about to go in next year.
We might as well “nationalize” the media as they are so in the tank for the liberals, i.e.: Obama, that we wpuldn’t even see a change. I can just barely watch Fox News anymore they are so swinging left with all their “fair and balanced” pundits on amymore. It used to be a safe harbor for conservative views, but I have stopped watching Hannity due to too much colmes (what a complete idiot alan is) and BOR is too impressed with obama since he finally interviewed (sucked up to) him. I at least thought the Fox “All stars” could see that McCain wiped the floor with barark at the debate, but no, only this morning Juan apparently saw a different debate than I did Friday night. I am gonna give them up for lost and go back to the HG and Food Network TV channel.
Juan is a member of the loyal opposition on Fox. He does generally speak from a more principled position than most of the kool-aid drinkers on CNN and MSNBC.
I’ve long since stopped thinking the media will ever call out Obama or any other Dem when something like this happens. It’s easy to imagine all nets breaking in simultaneously to report this if it were someone telling McCain to stop wearing the bracelet.
However, the McCain campaign and any 527s that may want to be against Obama have done an extremely poor job with their media buys at least in the three major markets in Ohio. I spent two nights and days in each in the past week and tend to keep the TV on in my hotel between meetings. Let me tell you, the ads were running 3-1 in Obama’s favor and DCCC was hammering Schuring hard. I didn’t see a single ORP, RNC, or Republican 527 ad. I saw the same McCain ad where he vaguely makes references to Obama being a tax-and-spend liberal... none of the cool ads I see on YouTube or the McCain website. No Biden and coal. No Obama and Johnson or Raines. None of that. Just the same old ad.
The only way for McCain’s message to get out to swing voters is through the ads and the mail. It’s not getting done. Period.
I really think McCain’s media people have gone to sleep in Ohio. Also, I tried to drop in at the one in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday and they were closed, despite what the website said their hours were.
I had a lot of hope for the McCain campaign after the Palin pick. I thought they had competent professionals at the top (which may still be the case) and in the middle (which is certainly not the case).
Also, why is it that you can’t go 100 yards in heavy-GOP but sparsely-populate counties without seeing a McCain or McCain-Palin sign but in the swing and large-population county where I live, you can’t find them in anyone’s yards and the HQ hasn’t had any in weeks?
10:04 Host: Let's fast forward to the present time now. Just a few weeks ago, in the Wisconsin Primary Election, there was a speech by Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, who was wearing Ryan's military bracelet, a bracelet that your wife Tracy and your daughter Jessica gave to him during an appearance in Green Bay:10:25 Obama: We're here because of the mother that I met in Gr Green Bay Wisconsin, who gave me this bracelet I'm wearing. Inscribed on it is the name of her son Ryan. He was 20 when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Next to his name it says he gave...all gave some, but he gave all. We are here because it is time to ask ourselves as a nation if we are serving Ryan and his compatriots and all our young brave men and women as well as they are serving us. They need us to end this war and bring them home and give them the care and the benefits that they deserve. They need change, Houston.
11:22. MOBERG: For better or for worse, Brian, your son's sacrifice has now become part of the political campaign. Can you tell us why Tracy wanted to give him the bracelet to the extent that you can, because I know that you personally don't want to become, or at least I imagine you don't want to become part of the political conversation here.
11:39 JOPEK: Well, and I want to make clear that Tracy and I are no longer married. She is my ex-wife, but, Basically, Glenn, from what I understood from e-mail exchanges with Tracy and reading some of the stories that came out at the time. She just wanted to put a name. You know. She wanted Mr. Obama to know Ryan's name. That's all. It's just something she inteded to just hand to him. She wasn't looking to turn it into a big media event, which, you know, of course that's what it ended out being. She just wanted it to be something between Barack Obama and herself. And actually, because of actually some of the negative feedback she's gotten on the Internet, Internet blogs, accusing Obama of trying to get votes doing it and that sort of thing. She has turned down any subsequent interviews with the media, because she just didn't want it to get turned into something that it wasn't. So, and I, (12:59) she had told me in an e-mail that she had actually asked Mr. Obama to not wear the bracelet any more in any of his public appearances which, I don't think he's
13:14 MOBERG: And it's been a while since he's brought it up.
13:16 JOPEK: Right, but, well, the other night I was watching the news he was on speaking somewhere and he was still wearing it on his right wrist. I could see it on his right wrist. So that's his own choice. That's something Barack Obama that's a choice that he continues to wear it, despite Tracy asking him not to because she is a Barack Obama supporter and she didn't want to do anything to sabotage his campaign, uh, so if he's still wearing the bracelet then that, of course, is entirely up to him.
13:53 MOBERG: Maybe there's a difference between wearing it and bringing it up in your speeches.
13:58 JOPEK: Sure, could be.
14:00 MOBERG: Well, for better or for worse, Brian, it has been five years. This has become a political issue now. Polls show that the majority of Americans no longer support the Iraq war now but are conflicted on how to leave. How long can we sustain this conflict, or any conflict, if it doesn't have the support of the American people.
14:22 JOPEK: Well, I guess, I obviously, I am just an E-6, so that is well above my pay grade, from a military standpoint. I guess the only thing I can say is that whatever is decided I hope that it's something that is going to benefit not only our people, our service people, but, in the long run, the Iraqi people as well because we don't...even as much money's been spent, as many lives have been lost, including my oldest boy, we don't want to do anything any more screwy than I guess you know some people can say, some people have said, some people argue have been done to this point. You want to make the job is done. You know, we're there, and we don't have to...
15:20 HOST: You don't want to make things worse
15:22 JOPEK: ...Well, you don't want to go back in ten years and try to fix it again and lose even more people and spend a bunch more money and to do it all over again. I guess, whatever's decided, whether there's a Republican in office or a Democrat in office I sincerely hope they look at the big picture and pull up stakes, or pop smoke, as we say in the military, just because of the political atmosphere.
The clip (MP3) can be found here.
Oh there’s certainly a hesitance to publicly supporting people other than Obama. Heck, I was called a bigot for not supporting Hillary (as if sexism is the only reason not to), that said, more than half at work seem genuinely rabid in their support of Obama.
A necklace from Flavor Flav! Bahahaha!
That was a close call, almost sprayed my laptop with hot tea!
Fox News is not totally on Hussein's side. Perhaps one of their shows could interview the family ...
I was going to write a blog about this on the website of the newspaper I write for, but because it is the ex-husband making the claim, I have decided not to do so.
I read his statement, and while it is certainly damning, it isn’t coming from her directly, an Obama supporter.
Regardless, it is something really disgraceful of Obama if it is true. Unless she confirms it though, there isn’t much worth talking about.
He COULD provide the emails, however. If provided with all the headers etc., it would prove his claim she e-mailed him is true.
The way to get around the drive-by's is to drive around. New Bumper Sticker. I'd love to see this coast-to-coast.
We have that already, but the MSM refuses to admit it. The NY Times, WaPo, LA Times, Philly Inquirer, and the rest of the "top 25" metropolitan area dailies are nearly all in the range from liberal to very liberal. Yet they pretend they are smack in the center and perfectly objective etc. It is the dishonesty and deceit that is most wearing to me. I KNOW perfectly well what they stand for but they won't admit it.
What kind of “set up” do you have in mind? That the right will jump on Obama for continuing to use the bracelet and Sgt. Jopek’s name in public events, and then the mother will suddenly emerge to say Obama still has her support and permission to do this?
The ex-husband has said she asked Obama to stop. I suppose then it could turn into a really ugly matter of “he said, she said” which the media would blame on those mean Republicans for bringing it all up in the first place?
Fawning over Obambi.
BTTT. Obama is using the military as a campaign prop. He disrespects all Americans.
|Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet...
Remember the debate Friday night, when Senator Obama said, "I have a bracelet too" Good Old WHAT'S HIS NAME? He finally came up with the name of an American Hero Sergeant Ryan David Jopek . Well come to find out Sgt Jopek's mother has asked the Senator to STOP WEARING THE BRACELET because she didn't want it to become a campaign Issue. Obama ignored her request. She has turned down any subsequent interviews with the media because she just didn't want it to get turned into something that it wasn't. She had asked, actually asked Mr. Obama to not wear the bracelet any more at any of his public appearances.
I can only say that if the parents of the soldier whose bracelet John McCain is wearing had said in public that they want him to stop wearing their son's bracelet the news would have been coast to coast.
I wonder if Obama was wearing that bracelet the day he asked the Iraqi Government to delay US Troop withdrawals until after the election.
The REAL DEAL =
They are still soldiers