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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: cubsfanconswoman

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.


51 posted on 04/12/2009 12:07:12 PM PDT by didi
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To: Allegra

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?)


52 posted on 04/12/2009 12:07:53 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
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?)

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.

53 posted on 04/12/2009 12:17:00 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: Mamzelle; jan in Colorado

Digg per Mamzelle!

>>This story only has one DIGG—please digg it, FReepers!<<

http://digg.com/d1oXz6


54 posted on 04/12/2009 12:43:37 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: STARWISE

Janincolorado has the Digg ping list, for anyone who wants to join!


55 posted on 04/12/2009 12:47:20 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: STARWISE

Told ya. (well, not you, STARWISE)


56 posted on 04/12/2009 12:49:49 PM PDT by madison10
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To: STARWISE
A fine Potemkin reception for Dear Leader.
57 posted on 04/12/2009 1:00:07 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: 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.


58 posted on 04/12/2009 1:07:19 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: OldMissileer
As a retired military type for the first time I question the members of the military who voted for this POS

By all rights,they should have been rounded up and given their discharge papers.

59 posted on 04/12/2009 1:09:31 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: STARWISE

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.


60 posted on 04/12/2009 1:30:18 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: STARWISE

Is there a wider angle view of the group?Doesn`t it seem that there are a lot of people of color?Would the amount there be a representative sample of the military as a whole?Hey,lets not mince words,the poles showed that Barky got a much higher percentage of hispanic and black voters.At the least,affirmative action crowd filling.


61 posted on 04/12/2009 2:08:13 PM PDT by nomad
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To: potlatch

EXCELLENT, POT!!!!!! A winner!


62 posted on 04/12/2009 2:14:39 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: potlatch; 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ..

~~PING! ... (and swiped .. ;)


63 posted on 04/12/2009 2:16:26 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: mojitojoe

That is truly stunning, isn’t it ?? Just .. wow.


64 posted on 04/12/2009 2:20:01 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: Allegra

Thank you ... I know you know. Hugs .... Happy Easter, Alleluia.......... ;)


65 posted on 04/12/2009 2:20:30 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
Brought to you by the modern day Goebbels Ministry of Misinformation in the White House.
66 posted on 04/12/2009 2:21:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: STARWISE

MEDIA FASCISM!

They are turning this country into a cesspool.

Id hate to be those useful idiots who allowed themselves to be duped into some GOVERNMENT mind-control escapade when they get back to their regular units.


67 posted on 04/12/2009 2:39:05 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: potlatch

wonderful graphic potlatch (liked your Easter one at Amy’s also!)

Happy Easter FRiend!


68 posted on 04/12/2009 2:45:30 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: STARWISE; Allegra

Thank you & Happy Easter ladies (well allegra..yours is about over!)


69 posted on 04/12/2009 2:48:51 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: potlatch

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


70 posted on 04/12/2009 2:52:31 PM PDT by Katarina (Thank God for Conservative talk radio.)
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To: OldMissileer

If you are retired military then you must be retired for a LONG time not to know that there is a sizeable welfare class, even among those in uniform. The professional custodial single parents, those with four children with three different fathers. You can typically spot them at the PX and Commissary making purchases for all four families in the base area they are taking care of. No, Obama has his supporters in uniform, though as you get toward the tip of the spear they are fewer and fewer.


71 posted on 04/12/2009 2:58:13 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: didi

What base are you on that you’re not allowed to have bumper stickers on the car, or is this a family imposed condition.


72 posted on 04/12/2009 2:59:45 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: bigheadfred

“My tagline.”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

That’s some tagline you got there, alright!


73 posted on 04/12/2009 3:04:21 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: RipSawyer

For someone who says we are not a Christian nation, it is the least I can do.


74 posted on 04/12/2009 3:11:01 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Negromancer !!! RUN for your lives !!!)
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To: rocksblues

...that it is!


75 posted on 04/12/2009 3:20:51 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: MSF BU

family imposed.

We’ve always done things that way. It’s an ethical thing to us - we have/he has always avoided any appearance of partisanship as a representative of the military community.

I have never seen or heard of any directive about bumper stickers anywhere. Certainly no campaign signs in yards. It seems a kind of extension of that, to me. I know that not everyone agrees.


76 posted on 04/12/2009 3:21:47 PM PDT by didi
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To: USMCWife6869; didi
Ladies...thank you, your family and your brave husbands for your service to our country. You-the military families, are the cream of the crop of our country!

Again, my heartfelt thanks!

77 posted on 04/12/2009 3:31:11 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: potlatch; STARWISE

Awesome post...needs to be seen EVERYWHERE!!!

Not ONE American flag seen ANYWHERE around Zero (except the one behind the soldiers in one picture)! Telling.

Thanks for the ping, Star!


78 posted on 04/12/2009 3:33:12 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock)
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To: STARWISE

It makes sense they would front load the crowd with supporters. But I still think even a soldier who didn’t support him for president would be polite and shake his hand.


79 posted on 04/12/2009 3:38:57 PM PDT by linn37 (a mortgage in every pot)
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To: STARWISE

Sickening


80 posted on 04/12/2009 4:06:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: STARWISE

The most Corrupt press in the history of America.

Pray for America and Our Troops


81 posted on 04/12/2009 4:16:36 PM PDT by bray (Join the Rebel Republican Movement!)
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To: STARWISE

Thank you so much for this, I will share the information with others.


82 posted on 04/12/2009 4:20:18 PM PDT by Katarina (Thank God for Conservative talk radio.)
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To: Allegra

All of those identical cameras are mighty fishy...


83 posted on 04/12/2009 4:29:40 PM PDT by manapua
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To: Allegra

Thanks Allegra,
As soon as I saw your post, I knew for sure.


84 posted on 04/12/2009 4:37:02 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Bushbacker1

I knew it had to be stanged when someone in that audience screamed out “We Love You” and others began to yell out and applaud.

That had to be a “plant”!


85 posted on 04/12/2009 5:22:53 PM PDT by jtill (We are God's work of art, each one a precious jewel, a beautiful picture, a potter's delight..)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
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... 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... FLASHBACK: How the press treated the merest impression of a staged troop response under President Bush, even when there was no actual manipulation... 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... Of course the AP stories about Obama's surprise Iraq trip are larded with other bits of pro-Obama, anti-Bush disinformation as well... Neither did the press note the glaring counter-factuals in Obama's speech... All the disinformation that fits in print.

86 posted on 04/12/2009 5:35:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: STARWISE

He will keep them overtime as he promised not to.I know :)


87 posted on 04/12/2009 5:37:45 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: STARWISE

If they gave them digital cameras, was it allowed by requlation?


88 posted on 04/12/2009 5:40:39 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
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To: STARWISE

Obama will see to it that their taxes are raised retroactively to cover 100% of the cost of the camera and then some.


89 posted on 04/12/2009 5:44:52 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
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To: MSF BU

Retired in 1996. Very few, if any of the types you describe when I was active duty.

I knew of many that had joined for the wrong reason but in my career field they were weeded out early because of the stress and the importance of the duty.


90 posted on 04/12/2009 5:46:49 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: didi
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.

We had the chance in 2000 with Alan Keyes. But he was running on his ideas, not the novelty.

Had he been elected, it would have been fun to watch liberals heads explode.

91 posted on 04/12/2009 5:49:40 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
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To: nomad


92 posted on 04/12/2009 5:51:41 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

Our president is a sick man. He needs adulation and will go to any extreme to get it. I feel sorry for America.


93 posted on 04/12/2009 5:51:57 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: mojitojoe

Not a smile on any of their faces. That in itself is telling.


94 posted on 04/12/2009 5:58:28 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: STARWISE

This is not a surprise to me.

Every LIEberal event is choreographed. They have been doing it for years — cf. The Ministry of Truth.


95 posted on 04/12/2009 6:39:14 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: 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.


96 posted on 04/12/2009 7:17:54 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: STARWISE

They came because they got a free digital camera if they smiled and used it. Then they told it was staged. They got a free camera, obummer looks like a fool again, mission accomplished.


97 posted on 04/12/2009 7:20:08 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: STARWISE
"So will the press cover this evidence of a staged and unrepresentative show of military affection for our anti-military president?"

The PravdaPoodles will do exactly as their told. And do it with delight.

98 posted on 04/12/2009 7:24:46 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama's got Bush's inheritance .......and now he wants your kids'.)
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To: didi
".....they shouldn’t have been asking whom they voted for in the first place. At all. That is just wrong."

It's probably against the law or the regs somewhere. Not that law matters anymore in our Post-Constitution Era.

99 posted on 04/12/2009 7:27:37 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama's got Bush's inheritance .......and now he wants your kids'.)
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To: mojitojoe

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

Where did you get these?


100 posted on 04/12/2009 7:28:17 PM PDT by PleaDeal (Palin in '12! Built Ford tough not Obama weak.)
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