Skip to comments.Obama’s Potemkin Military Reception=No Scandal-..were pre-screened,asked ...“Who voted for Obama?”
Posted on 04/12/2009 10:07:03 AM PDT by STARWISE
Cheered wildly by U.S. troops, begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Lovens AP report on Obamas 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, cant 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 Hursts AP report is upfront about Obamas fervent desire for a heros 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 lovers 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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.
The term you are looking for is
This story is true.
I am disgusted with this use of our military members. Identical cameras. Good heavens.
I’m a spouse, didn’t vote for Obama.
I don’t know, for sure, whom my husband voted for. He does not talk about his voting, nor does he attend political gatherings or rallies. After 20 years of marriage I could make a pretty good guess, if pressed. He has defended my (and your) right to do so for the last 26 years, and God willing, will do so for another year or so before retiring.
When our son put campaign bumper stickers on his car, we made him scrape the military identification stickers off the car. Since we do not live on base this was not a problem. If we lived on base, he would not have been allowed to have them on the car, no matter whom they supported. (The stickers were ‘Nope’ and some other anti-Obama thing.) We are really mean that way.
I think that minorities are much more likely to have voted for Obama. I think it would be cool to have a black president if it weren’t him. Others who voted for him may have been disgusted with some of the Bush administration’s policies, or specific administrative persons in the initial years of the present war, or did not care for McCain as he had not been a great friend to the military as a Senator. Although his heroism as a service member himself is widely respected. There was a whole lot more support for McCain as far as I could see, in the military community.
I am crazy about Sarah Palin. I can’t wait to see what she does next, although after the mill she has been put through - if I were her I might decide to stay at home next go ‘round.
Clinton was nearly universally despised during his years, again, as far as I could tell. I think Obama might actually be worse, and worse for morale. The parallel someone mentioned with the USS Cole precipitating 9/11, and Obama’s present behavior gives me the creeps. And let’s not forget ‘Blackhawk Down’.
I was so glad to read about the rescue a little bit ago of the ship captain.
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.
Bush never did in fact he would meet with people who opposed him. But didn’t make it a national headline. A good friend’s son is over there and was a strong Kerry backer and Bush met with him and some other Kerry voters.
I know 50 people who are serving now or have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. (volunteer here for various things). 38 voted for McCain, 4 for Obama and 8 Independent.
Your 4th photo must be a fake, we know from Zero’s event, digital cameras only come in silver.
I agree. NOBODY should be asking members of the military who they voted for! That's just wrong!
That is more what I have heard. I know more people who voted for other parties than voted for Obama. And of the people I have actually discussed politics with who are military (much less than you are numbering) , as would be expected, the military is overwhelmingly conservative and voted for McCain. Female officers might tend to be more liberal, in my personal experience (which is little).
The ones who were more ‘against’ McCain (not conservative enough, etc.) tended to lean toward Ron Paul/Libertarian or Constitution party candidates. I was just citing reasons I thought people might vote for Obama.
I was looking to see if you were on this thread. I’d know that if you verified it, it was true.
(Did they get to keep those cameras?)
(Did they get to keep those cameras?)
LOL - I'm not sure. Probably - money from the "stimulus" package, ya know. I just got back last night, but it seemed to be the first thing everyone wanted to tell me about - how the whole thing was staged.
I was disgusted, but not at all surprised.
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Told ya. (well, not you, STARWISE)
This sounds as bad as his mama having to hang a pork chop around his neck to get the dog to play with him.
By all rights,they should have been rounded up and given their discharge papers.
I wonder how many they had to go through to find a crowd of that size...200, 2000, 20,000, 200,000 or 2,000,000.
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