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Obama’s Potemkin Military Reception=No Scandal-..were pre-screened,asked ...“Who voted for Obama?”
Flopping Aces ^ | 4-11-09

Posted on 04/12/2009 10:07:03 AM PDT by STARWISE

“Cheered wildly by U.S. troops,” begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Loven’s AP report on Obama’s surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday.

Quite a contrast to the silent treatment Marines gave Obama at his Camp LeJeune speech in late February. Just how did Obama manage to fix that little problem?

According to a sergeant in Iraq :

*****We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up. [Via Macsmind.]****

As supporting evidence for the digital-cameras part of the story, the sergeant (or Mac, can’t tell which), suggests that the identical cameras can be verified in the AP photos. Looks right:

Charles Dharapak/associated press

So will the press cover this evidence of a staged and unrepresentative show of military affection for our anti-military president? The reporters were there. Did they actually see the troops being sorted by whether they voted for Obama, which the sergeant describes as happening on the spot?

Stephen Hurst’s AP report is upfront about Obama’s fervent desire for a hero’s welcome:

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama went for the defining television shot by capping his first extended foreign tour with a surprise visit to Iraq.

He got it – pictures of hundreds of U.S. troops cheering wildly as he told them it was time for the Iraqis to take charge of their own future.

Just no mention of HOW Obama managed to fake this response: Obama lover’s to the front!

FLASHBACK: How the press treated the merest impression of a staged troop response under President Bush, even when there was no actual manipulation

Remember this headline from 2005:

Bush Teleconference With Soldiers Staged

It dominated the headlines and the television news-analysis for days, and the fabricated scandal was utterly dishonest. The so-called “staging” involved no manipulation whatsoever. A group of soldiers who were scheduled for a televised chat with President Bush were “caught on tape” discussing ahead of time who would answer questions on what subjects. There was NO discussion of WHAT should be said.

Now there is evidence that Obama perpetrated an actual fraud right under the watching eyes of the press, handpicking Obama voters to represent on television the views of our soldiers, and the press reports nothing but the fraudulent story.

Piling it on

Of course the AP stories about Obama’s surprise Iraq trip are larded with other bits of pro-Obama, anti-Bush disinformation as well. Hurst ends with his own interpretation of the glorious new age of Obama:

The world has been alerted to a new U.S. approach that breaks with the “go it alone” style of Bush.

“Go it alone” as in going into Iraq with a coalition of 40 countries and an evenly split minority party (same degree of Democrat support in the Senate as opposition in the House).

Neither did the press note the glaring counter-factuals in Obama’s speech. From The New York Times:

The president said that it was time for Iraqis “to take responsibility for their country and for their sovereignty.”

So why does it take Gateway Pundit to point out that sovereignty has already been transferred in 13 of 18 provinces?

All the disinformation that fits in print.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhodod; bhoiraq; bhotownhalls; bhovisit; cameras; diggit; fraud; iraq; mediaistheenemy; military; militaryvote; obamainiraq; obamatruthfile; obamavoters; propaganda; staging
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To: STARWISE

AP: the All Propaganda news service

Did one of Obama’s aides own the camera concession?

Wouldn’t put anything past these marxist con-artists.


101 posted on 04/12/2009 7:32:13 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mojitojoe; edge10

“Your 4th photo must be a fake, we know from Zero’s event, digital cameras only come in silver.
______________
It most certainly is NOT a fake. That is when he was at Camp LeJeune.”

Hate to point out the obvious, but I do believe edge10 was joking my friend...


102 posted on 04/12/2009 7:38:34 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: Gordon Greene

Hate to point out the obvious, but I do believe edge10 was joking my friend...
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OOPS, ok. Slow today, played poker until the wee hours of the morning.


103 posted on 04/12/2009 7:44:19 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: cookcounty

Here is an article about politics and military members. At the bottom of the article is a link that will download the Department of Defense policy about election activities/partisan political activities for active duty military:

http://electioncenter.military.com/us-army-political-activit.html

The bumper stickers on a private vehicle are okay, according to this. I would still not be comfortable having one on a car with our military sticker on the windshield.


104 posted on 04/12/2009 7:44:32 PM PDT by didi
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To: mojitojoe

That’ll do it every time.

It’s hard to look at anything the Goober-in-Chief does and laugh but it’s the only way to keep from going crazy.


105 posted on 04/12/2009 7:54:47 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: potlatch

Those cameras are all the same!


106 posted on 04/12/2009 8:25:09 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Vote Gary for OK GOP Chair)
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To: STARWISE

I’m gonna call BS so far on this one. There are clearly some cameras that are different (alot of those silver onese though I agree)


107 posted on 04/12/2009 8:51:23 PM PDT by SeminoleSoldier
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To: SeminoleSoldier; Allegra

See Posts #43 and #53 .. directly from
an extremely reliable and much appreciated
FReeper in Iraq.


108 posted on 04/12/2009 9:29:07 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE; Chief Engineer; BP2; unspun; seekthetruth; ExTexasRedhead; Frantzie; penelopesire; ...

Thanks Starwise-BIG PING!
One powerful, informative thread!
404 error on the orig link u must know,
thus I’m pinging this post of yours.
This is so aptly entitled to with ref to Potemkin. Caught enough of Somalian rescue tonight, esp some Geraldo, wherein they’re (MSM) are obviously calling 4 US to lead “coalition” into the coastal city to take out pirates. Fine by me but they are doing sword-rattling for this stinking pretender after glossing Iraq w/ their ready antidotes for their own Bush poison. What a smarmy, despicable lot the MSM is. The populace CAN’T be getting so fooled can they? They surely are if the military prompts it so! I agree these pawns ought to be demoted right out of the service.

God Help us.


109 posted on 04/12/2009 9:39:20 PM PDT by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: nomad

110 posted on 04/12/2009 10:04:45 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE
This is exactly, precisely how enthusiasm for "dear Leader" is manufactured in TOTALITARIAN countries.

I am so sickened.

This is loathsome, "who will rid us of this turbulent priest ?" (with apologies to Thomas a Beckett).

111 posted on 04/12/2009 10:15:31 PM PDT by happygrl (It's time to Party like it's 1773.)
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To: ASOC
In the end, if the group huggie/hopechangethingie was a staged event, it says a lot about the “leadership” of our Nations warfighters, and what it says it not good.

2 words - Donald Winter. Lucky 3rd - Retired

Disturbing thought - Neither Winter, his NCIS Wankers or ManPig Murtha acted alone in staging events.

112 posted on 04/12/2009 10:20:01 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Time for the pentagon to apologize to and back off the 3/1.)
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To: rocksblues
As our military is less than 12% black, this is an awful dark picture.

This is FR.

I don't read this site to "adjust" my sensibilities.

There are a lot of Black soldiers in that picture; the number appear out of proportion to the numbers in the US military.

113 posted on 04/12/2009 10:25:59 PM PDT by happygrl (It's time to Party like it's 1773.)
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To: DollyCali
Thank you & Happy Easter ladies (well allegra..yours is about over!)

Happy (belated) Easter to you, too!

Yep...my jet-lagged self is here at work on Monday morning...second very full day of work since I returned Saturday night. {YAWN} Let's see...how many days 'til the next R&R? :)

Take care!

114 posted on 04/12/2009 10:29:22 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: happygrl
There are a lot of Black soldiers in that picture; the number appear out of proportion to the numbers in the US military.

Another completely staged, Hollywood-style event. Typical of Obama and the Dems.

115 posted on 04/12/2009 10:30:48 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Allegra
Typical of Obama and the Dems.

We know that, in part, because YOU know that.

The problem is that very, very few Americans are aware of the extent of this manipulation.

We are living in very dangerous times.

In some ways, I'd rather have people flat out shoot at me, as in Iraq, than deal with this evil, underhanded deception.

Done in collusion with the MSM, few in this country understand that our media is no different than Tass or Pravda.

Stay safe:)

116 posted on 04/12/2009 11:06:00 PM PDT by happygrl (It's time to Party like it's 1773.)
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To: linn37

As is due to the Office of Commander-in-Chief.(shudder)


117 posted on 04/12/2009 11:07:33 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: PleaDeal

I love the 3rd pic with the kid in the back taking a nap!

Where did you get these?
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They were posted in several places on the internet after he went to Camp LeJeune.


118 posted on 04/12/2009 11:34:53 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: OldMissileer

Fort Eustis, Fort Lee, the Seabees at Little Creek Amphib Base and Lajes Field are some of the areas where this type was common. They were by no means the majority, but they were common. What other organization in America rewards you for having more children and immediately moves you to less demanding (nonexistant) “work” during the term of pregnancy and postpartum period at full benefits? Show up as an E-2 with your new wife and her four kids, we’ll house them and put all six of you on medical care, move them, school them, etc. It’s the life and part and parcel of the volunteer military.


119 posted on 04/12/2009 11:53:19 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Allegra
Is that a new tagline? I've seen similar, but that beat you with experience part does add some fresh spice to it.

Prayers for your continued success and safety.

120 posted on 04/13/2009 12:43:11 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (Time for the pentagon to apologize to and back off the 3/1.)
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To: shibumi

self-ping


121 posted on 04/13/2009 12:58:19 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: happygrl
In some ways, I'd rather have people flat out shoot at me, as in Iraq, than deal with this evil, underhanded deception.

Heh...that's one of the main reasons why I've decided to stay here after already being here five years. That, and the suppressed job market back home.

The "rock star" is all about smoke and mirrors and the emperor is as naked as the day he was born (wherever that was.)

122 posted on 04/13/2009 1:59:43 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: 4woodenboats
Is that a new tagline? I've seen similar, but that beat you with experience part does add some fresh spice to it.

LOL - I Googled for that. It was inspired by an anti-war idiot who was trying to goad me into a useless argument on here a short while ago. He got so mad when he couldn't get me to play his game that he started slinging insults.

He was able to goad others into arguing with him, became even more hostile and vicious as a result and I believe that poster is no longer with us. :)

123 posted on 04/13/2009 4:36:04 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: mojitojoe

As pointed out I was kidding.

The Marine in your photo has a black camera, but all of
Zero’s boys have the same silver camera.

Sorry for the confusion. Great photos by the way.


124 posted on 04/13/2009 5:28:07 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: STARWISE

And thus we must give Obama and his party of America Hating Rats the full Alinsky Treatment 24/7 with no let up - ever.


125 posted on 04/13/2009 5:50:27 AM PDT by FTL
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To: All

I was calling this staged the second the story broke about Obama and this particular group of troops. Those of us who served know full well that the military has Democrats and Conservatives. Mostly conservatives.

Out of tens of thousands of troops in any one area they can always find enough to stage a photo op or some slackers (Obama voters) who want to get out of a sh*t detail and are offered to go to this instead.

This would be organized by Obama handlers and Obama partisans in the military - of which there will always be some.

It is one more lie to the American people and the Democrats once again spitting in the face of the military, the majority of whom voted against Obama.

There are even officers who are suing Obama to force him to revel his true identity i.e. the fact that he won’t come clean on his Long Form BC.

Of course the media won’t report it since the vast majority of the media are simply Democrat partisan operations.


126 posted on 04/13/2009 6:03:58 AM PDT by FTL
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To: STARWISE
By simply "color profiling" that photo, the fraud is obvious:

The ratio of black to white faces is nowhee near the ratio of blacks to whites in the U.S. populace.

The ratio of black to white faces is nowhee near the ratio of blacks to whites in the U.S. military.

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That audience was artificially selected, and is not a representative sample of U.S. armed forces.

Another 0bama Kenyan Fraud!


127 posted on 04/13/2009 6:11:23 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: TXnMA

As long as this story is based on a single unidentified sergeant, it isn’t going anywhere.

And you can be sure that DROOLTV will not be checking it out.


128 posted on 04/13/2009 6:20:32 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama's got Bush's inheritance .......and now he wants your kids'.)
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To: JudgemAll; SkyPilot; unkus; flat; Piquaboy; Free ThinkerNY; freekitty

PING


129 posted on 04/13/2009 7:40:42 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: celtic gal; TXRed; ZULU; Doc Savage; Candor7; LucyT; justiceseeker93; exit82; al baby; ...

Liberal manipulation at its finest. Send this link to Rush, Hannity, Levin, Coulter, Savage, Reagan, Hedgecock, and the rest so the truth is spread while we still have Freedom of Speech.


130 posted on 04/13/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I thought there was something fishy about that.


131 posted on 04/13/2009 7:50:39 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year military veteran of Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: STARWISE

Theme and deception that’s what it is all about.
The zero handlers know if they ever start playing it straight or telling the truth they are finished.


132 posted on 04/13/2009 8:13:38 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Allegra
This story is true.

Now that's CONFIRMATION!

(check Allegra's FReeper page for her location).

133 posted on 04/13/2009 8:45:49 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Piquaboy

Deception is Zero’s game.


134 posted on 04/13/2009 8:58:22 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Great blog site incidentally. Added it to my favorites.

SOmebody needs to censure Eric the “Red”.


135 posted on 04/13/2009 9:11:30 AM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: STARWISE

you don’t need the digital cameras to know it’s staged.

the crowd is 95% black with 3-4 staged crackers up front for effect.

our troop presence ain’t 95% black period anywhere

despicable prick of a president


136 posted on 04/13/2009 9:29:51 AM PDT by wardaddy (America, Ship of Fools)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks STARWISE!


137 posted on 04/13/2009 9:43:30 AM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: STARWISE

Bump!


138 posted on 04/13/2009 9:47:12 AM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: DollyCali

[Happy Easter FRiend!]
Thanks so much Dolly!


139 posted on 04/13/2009 9:49:36 AM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: Katarina

[That is so cool how you did that and it says it all too.]

I always appreciate your comments Katarina, thank you!


140 posted on 04/13/2009 9:51:12 AM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: LUV W

Ahh LUV, thanks so much!!


141 posted on 04/13/2009 9:54:21 AM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: PapaBear3625; didi
"Sorry, my point with the bumper sticker thing, is that they shouldn’t have been asking whom they voted for in the first place. At all. That is just wrong.

I agree. NOBODY should be asking members of the military who they voted for! That's just wrong!

I have serious doubts about this story. It just doesn't pass the smell test. There are DOD regulations against polling members, in this case directly, about who they intend to or did vote for. I believe that there's also Federal statutes that prohibit the same, but I'm not attorney, so I could be mistaken about the US Code.

I served under four different presidents. And, I was fortunate enough to be in attendance when three of them visited my camp or base. Two of the times, attendance was mandatory - it was a formation. The third time, during the height of campaign season, it was completely voluntary. As an officer, I was given explicit instructions that I couldn't pressure my subordinates to attend.

I find it very difficult to believe this happened the way the story describes. I'm much more inclined to believe that this was a voluntary event. It would explain the disproportionate minority representation that indicated in the photos that I saw. JMHO.

142 posted on 04/13/2009 9:56:17 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: PhiKapMom
[Those cameras are all the same!]

Yep, the soldiers were handpicked and the cameras were given out and they were told to hold them ‘high’. Guess they forgot the very same ‘cameras’ would be obvious, lol.

143 posted on 04/13/2009 10:05:30 AM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: Big_Monkey

I think you’re exactly right about the regulations, but how do you explain the exact same cameras in the picture though?

There’s no way those present would happen to have that many of the same kind of cameras.


144 posted on 04/13/2009 10:29:54 AM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: Gordon Greene
"There’s no way those present would happen to have that many of the same kind of cameras.

The are base exchanges in these forward deployed operating areas. The selection isn't great. I'm going to wager that the similarity of cameras is because the base exchange (or in this case, the Army PX) only sold that one model of camera. I think that's the more likely scenario.

I could be wrong. I suppose that there's a chance that one of the camera companies sent a pallet of give-away cameras to the Green Zone. When I was there, the troops got corporate freebies with some regularity - that was several years ago, so I'm not sure if it's still that common.

But, I know that there's NO WAY the White House or the DNC would have been allowed by the Pentagon to give away cameras. Such a brazen publicity stunt - no matter who the president is - is a no-go.

145 posted on 04/13/2009 10:37:00 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Uncle Meat
This sounds as bad as his mama having to hang a pork chop around his neck to get the dog to play with him.

Where he grew up, hanging a pork chop around his neck would have greatly increased his "social undesirability".

146 posted on 04/13/2009 11:00:17 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Big_Monkey

Admittedly, I’d like to believe this about the Administration. The one thing that keeps going over in my head is that more than one out of that number of soldiers would get the word out even if it meant incriminating themselves. It’s kind of like the UFO thing to me... that much silence is unlikely.

That being said, I wouldn’t put it past them and wouldn’t discount the story completely.


147 posted on 04/13/2009 11:02:16 AM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: SeminoleSoldier
There are clearly some cameras that are different (alot of those silver onese though I agree)

Well, a few people would have brought their own, just to document the mass of identical ones, don't you think?

148 posted on 04/13/2009 11:09:31 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: TXnMA
By simply "color profiling" that photo, the fraud is obvious:

I don't think that the fraud following *just* from that.

If it had been a legitimate, but voluntary, event, you'd get plenty of self selection, without any blatant, "seeding" of the audience by Obama's handlers.

149 posted on 04/13/2009 11:11:58 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Big_Monkey
There are DOD regulations against polling members, in this case directly, about who they intend to or did vote for. I believe that there's also Federal statutes that prohibit the same, but I'm not attorney, so I could be mistaken about the US Code.

But remember, we are no longer doing things according the regs, the law, or the Constitution, we are doing them "The Chicago Way".

150 posted on 04/13/2009 11:14:16 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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