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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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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:

Despicable manipulation and stagecraft ... using our brave military, no less. Sickening fraud!

1 posted on 04/12/2009 10:07:04 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; AliVeritas; aomagrat; ariamne; ...

~~No words ......


2 posted on 04/12/2009 10:09:20 AM 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
Nothing new. Clinton did it also.


3 posted on 04/12/2009 10:10:31 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: STARWISE

4 posted on 04/12/2009 10:11:26 AM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: STARWISE

My tagline.


5 posted on 04/12/2009 10:14:56 AM PDT by bigheadfred (Negromancer !!! RUN for your lives !!!)
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To: STARWISE

Unreal manipulation. Someone posted a video showing Bush with Marines and Obama (not this event). It looked like the Marines were picked at random. The Marines cheered for Bush while they were stone cold for O.

Hussein and his people especially Rahm are evil.


6 posted on 04/12/2009 10:15:14 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: STARWISE
I now need to vomit.

As a retired military type for the first time I question the members of the military who voted for this POS.

He traces his entire political career back to communists and still keeps them close. Everything he does is communist in nature and yet there are people in uniform who think he is great.

His anti-US views are not hidden and so I try to find where any military member can vote for him and still not violate their oath of office or enlistment.

7 posted on 04/12/2009 10:15:43 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: STARWISE

BTTT


8 posted on 04/12/2009 10:15:59 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Colonial Warrior

All we feel is outrage and all we can do is hope and pray the “O” is exposed every day!!!


9 posted on 04/12/2009 10:16:33 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: STARWISE

When I was in the Navy, they tried to do the same thing when Clinton showed up. They tried to get a welcoming crowd but NO ONE volunteered. People were ordered to greet him.

(I hid.)


10 posted on 04/12/2009 10:17:17 AM PDT by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: STARWISE
You have to know how to get the right photo:
11 posted on 04/12/2009 10:18:05 AM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism and Liberty are mutually exclusive.)
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To: STARWISE
do I really have to say it???

12 posted on 04/12/2009 10:18:38 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: STARWISE
I have a relative serving in the miltary. She is also very close to one of our brave warriors in Iraq.

This relative of mine told me that "No one in my office likes Obama, not even the Democrats. One of the guys actually had a black "armband" tattooed onto his arm to signify his mourning over the loss of our civil liberties."

Her friend in Iraq has told her "I didn't go to Obama's appearance in Baghdad, because if I did, I would have been too tempted to throw one of my boots at him."
13 posted on 04/12/2009 10:18:48 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: STARWISE

I guess we are lucky they weren’t handed a little red flag and little red book.


14 posted on 04/12/2009 10:19:34 AM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: STARWISE

Comrade Chavez is truly proud.


15 posted on 04/12/2009 10:19:52 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: STARWISE

As our military is less than 12% black, this is an awful dark picture.


16 posted on 04/12/2009 10:20:31 AM PDT by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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To: STARWISE

Time to take a deep breath.

IF this were the case, we would likely have
1) More than one source - the FOBs do have internet access

2)Sources other than an (un-named) enlisted. IF a superiour (high ranking) officer pulled this kind of blatent stunt, I have no doubt the many professional soldiers would call him/her on it. So we would have more backscatter.

3) Who got the cameras to hand out like candy? Sound lke FWA - again, someone would low the wistle on this part.

IS it possible that the SS (seecrit service) wanted a small group and the local officials thought ‘bammay voters would get the most enjoyment out of the dog and pony show?

THis kind of carp can happen - years ago, when ‘lil Bill and Hil come a visiting to Elmendorf to see “their troops” attendance was madated, so I can see this Iraq as pluasable. THat folk were forved to show was also very well known in the community. Nothing in the press of couse, the Bill and HIll show was a Dem production after all.

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.


17 posted on 04/12/2009 10:21:04 AM PDT by ASOC (On strike until Congress lowers THEIR wages)
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I did think there was a disproportionate number of Black female soldiers in the photos. But I had thought that this was because the visit was to a relatively secure rear-area installation where service troops would predominate. Still possible, I suppose, but the anonymous Sergeant's story is quite credible, and the speed and enthusiasm with which the MSM parroted the “GIs Love Obama” line only increases the Sergeant's a credibility. A put up job from the beginning.
18 posted on 04/12/2009 10:22:08 AM PDT by Godwin1 (Cthol)
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To: Colonial Warrior

Jennifer Loven’s article

Obama in Baghdad, tells troops Iraq must take over

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97DP9U83&show_article=1

~~~~~~~~~

Mac’s Mind
About that Obama Iraq Visit

*snip*

Yeah Jennifer we get the point. Still the lowest casualty rate in any war in the modern era - a testament to the professionalism of our men and women in uniform. Fact is more died on active duty during Clinton’s reign. Nevertheless, about that “surprise visit”.

It wasn’t. The visit was communicated a full 24 hours in advance and a small contingent of soldiers - not screaming hoards - were rustled into a meeting place at Camp Victory.

Got this email from a sergeant that was there.

“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.”

Take a look at the picture at AP and notice all the cameras are the same models? Coincidence? I think not.

http://macsmind.com/wordpress/2009/04/07/about-that-obama-iraq-visit/


19 posted on 04/12/2009 10:23:49 AM 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

So much of what the now failing nascent obama regime does IS just one great Potemkin village display.

Of course any carefully choreographed appearance seems to show him being cheered....

The power of a posed “spontaneous” demonstration.


20 posted on 04/12/2009 10:24:39 AM PDT by alloysteel (When the chips are down - the buffalo is empty.)
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To: STARWISE; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; Jet Jaguar; PhilDragoo; potlatch

Unmitigated fraud Alert!


21 posted on 04/12/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: rocksblues

Maybe a flash would have helped


22 posted on 04/12/2009 10:25:50 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: STARWISE

Say isn’t that a picture of the new officer selection process?


23 posted on 04/12/2009 10:26:58 AM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: STARWISE

Wait until they get tapped and re-tapped and re-tapped for the Afghanistan “contingency operation”.

He has to fake woo them now, they’re nowhere NEAR done.


24 posted on 04/12/2009 10:34:15 AM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: fella

These people are on the cutting edge and will be the first selectees of the coming “Civilian Security Defense Force”, which shall have the same rank and authority as the military, but shall have extraordinary powers as a national police force, responsible to the highest levels in the now failing nascent obama regime.

In an effort to avoid total failure. Have to restore confidence in The Anointed Won, doncha know.


25 posted on 04/12/2009 10:34:20 AM PDT by alloysteel (When the chips are down - the buffalo is empty.)
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To: STARWISE
This story only has one DIGG--please digg it, FReepers! http://digg.com/d1oXz6
26 posted on 04/12/2009 10:34:21 AM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: STARWISE

The lefties group photo ops are always prescreened. Just like Hitler and so many others of their kind.


27 posted on 04/12/2009 10:34:33 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: HotLead61

Dearlord ... and it’s less than 100 days! God bless and protect our incredible, intrepid military. I wonder what the retirement/no re up rate will be in the coming months. How can they abide his anti-Americanism ?

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I was afraid of that myself and felt hypocritical to still want to be a police officer.

It felt relieving to find the Oath Keepers.

I am afraid that the powers that be will force a showdown with the people.

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28 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:50 AM 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: rbosque

And you’re still a hero, hidden and all in the face
of a contemptuous CIC. God bless you for your service.


29 posted on 04/12/2009 10:47:32 AM 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: Mamzelle; SE Mom; Bahbah; rodguy911; jveritas; silent_jonny; retrokitten; Velveeta; penelopesire; ..

Done !

Easy to register and free ... good idea
to register at DIGG — gets this type
of article the MSM WON’T tell shown to
the world.

http://digg.com/


30 posted on 04/12/2009 10:52:38 AM 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
How the press treated the merest impression of a staged troop response under President Bush, even when there was no actual manipulation

Remember when Bush made the surprise Thanksgiving trip to Iraq? The MSM first claimed that he carried a plastic turkey, and then they tried to gin up the story that the White House falsified a flight plan when the plane pretended to be another flight when contacted by radio.

-PJ

31 posted on 04/12/2009 10:52:43 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: STARWISE
*****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.]****

It certainly looked staged to me. I found myself wondering how did they get all of the troops in just the right place for his speech.

32 posted on 04/12/2009 10:55:15 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: STARWISE

bttt


33 posted on 04/12/2009 10:57:42 AM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: STARWISE

I knew it had to be staged


34 posted on 04/12/2009 10:58:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: HotLead61

My husband and I certainly didn’t vote for him. I know very few military members who did, despite what the MSM keeps trying to say. I do see Veterans for Obama stickers still on cars from time to time, but they are far outweighed by the McCain/Palin stickers still remaining on vehicles. My husband told me that they only people he encounters in his duties that admit voting for Obama are black almost to the last one. So if others voted for him, they are too ashamed to admit it now.


35 posted on 04/12/2009 11:01:17 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: SampleMan
If the picture is authentic (and I don't know that it's not but when it involves the Nazis, it's a colorized photograph, and with the availability of PhotoShop these days, you can never be too sure), I wouldn't be surprised if the children in the photograph weren't some of the Goebbels children; the eight the couple poisoned out of loyalty to the Fuhrer in 1945.
36 posted on 04/12/2009 11:03:00 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: devolve; BIGLOOK; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000; Lady Jag
 

THE REAL STORY

THE LIE

 

37 posted on 04/12/2009 11:12:41 AM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: STARWISE

I’ve thought that maybe we need to have a Freeper’s Daily Digg list...it’s one thing we can actually do to help promote news stories.


39 posted on 04/12/2009 11:21:29 AM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: STARWISE

I knew it!


40 posted on 04/12/2009 11:26:04 AM PDT by Califreak (Obama is Swahili for "Death to America")
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To: Bushbacker1
"It certainly looked staged to me. I found myself wondering how did they get all of the troops in just the right place for his speech."

The term you are looking for is

"REMF"

41 posted on 04/12/2009 11:39:04 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: STARWISE
THE REAL PICTURES- NOT PRE_SCREENED: A little different. I'm sure the staged Iraq photos were done because he knows and the public is seeing that the majority of the troops detest him and everything he stands for. They are not stupid and they are onto him. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
42 posted on 04/12/2009 11:46:33 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: STARWISE

This story is true.


43 posted on 04/12/2009 11:49:40 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: USMCWife6869

I agree.

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.


44 posted on 04/12/2009 11:53:01 AM PDT by didi
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To: 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.


45 posted on 04/12/2009 11:55:00 AM PDT by didi
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To: darkwing104

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.


46 posted on 04/12/2009 11:56:43 AM PDT by cubsfanconswoman (OH MY GOD THE BEARS HAVE A QB!)
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To: didi

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.


47 posted on 04/12/2009 11:59:13 AM PDT by cubsfanconswoman (OH MY GOD THE BEARS HAVE A QB!)
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To: mojitojoe

Your 4th photo must be a fake, we know from Zero’s event, digital cameras only come in silver.


48 posted on 04/12/2009 12:01:29 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: cubsfanconswoman
Before I retired I attended a President Bush rally, it was broad-casted on the cable channels. Here's the catch it was open to everyone who could get on the base. The mutual respect felt by the members of the military was real. It was close to the admiration we felt for President Reagan. That could never be faked. I am willing to bet that Obama will never draw as a large military crowd as Reagan or any of the Bushs could without be ordered to attend.


49 posted on 04/12/2009 12:05:46 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: 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!

50 posted on 04/12/2009 12:06:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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