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Obama's hand over heart for Russian national anthem, not US?
americanthinker.com ^ | July 08, 2009 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 07/08/2009 1:25:38 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Can this possibly be true? An anti-Obama website, The Obama File, posts a photograph purporting to show President Obama putting his hand over his heart during the playing of the Russian national anthem, during his visit to Moscow.

How can it possibly be a genuine photograph, when we know that the President didn't put his hand over his heart during the playing of the American national anthem, as demonstrated in this now-infamous photograph taken during the campaign?

Please, let the purported Moscow photograph be a fake. Or, even better, someone point me to the time when President Obama noted that he has reconsidered putting his hand over his heart for our national anthem.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhorussia; democrat; democrats; fubo; impeachobama; nationalanthem; obama; obamatruthfile
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It should be pointed out that the Russian National Anthem is the same tune as the old Soviet Anthem. They got rid of the old anthem when the EVIL EMPIRE collapsed, but the Chekist Vladimir Putin brought the old anthem back and just changed the lyrics.

So to Obama, the Russian anthem is probably one of the "prettiest sounds on Earth," after the muslim call to prayer of course.

1 posted on 07/08/2009 1:25:39 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Never, in the history of this nation have we had such a POS for POTUS.


2 posted on 07/08/2009 1:26:44 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Of course he does...I’m sure his buddies like Ayers would never stomp on a Hammer/Sickle flag....Just the way they were “Educated” Brain Washed into the Leftist Socialist way of thinking.. Comrade!! He probably has “Back in the USSR” in his IPOD as well...and will start wearing one of the stylish Mao/Hillary outfits...LOL


3 posted on 07/08/2009 1:29:56 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It is actually a pretty rousing melody, to be honest. But I don't think he'll make the mistake of groping his crotch during the Star-Spangled Banner again. I certainly hope he isn't that dense.
4 posted on 07/08/2009 1:30:29 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (What are you and who do you want?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Since obozo is a marxist, he did what any marxist-loyal person would do.


5 posted on 07/08/2009 1:34:46 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Frankly, 'The Internationale' **is** a better tune than 'To Anacreon in Heaven', the tune to which Key's Defense of Fort McHenry' was set, and later became our anthem.

And 'O, Canada' is a far better tune than ours, too.

6 posted on 07/08/2009 1:35:50 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: SAJ

and it was written in Boston.


7 posted on 07/08/2009 1:37:19 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Spent his first 4th of July weekend as President.... in Moscow.


8 posted on 07/08/2009 1:37:58 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: South40
Yes.

POTUS

9 posted on 07/08/2009 1:38:19 PM PDT by TXBlair (White-knuckling my way through the next three and a half years.)
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To: TXBlair

Thank you,I’ll be using that from now on.


10 posted on 07/08/2009 1:39:36 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SAJ

A big “hell no” to Canada’s anthem being better than ours.

It’s nice. It ain’t better by a long shot. Not when you actually listen to what ours says.

This is still the last place where the few remaining “home of the brave” live.


11 posted on 07/08/2009 1:39:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TXBlair

In fact, it’s my new tagline.


12 posted on 07/08/2009 1:40:44 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Obama--POtuS.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Pardon me, I did NOT say the anthems were better than ours...I said specifically that the tunes were better, which is inarguable to anyone who doesn't have a tin ear.
13 posted on 07/08/2009 1:41:54 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Tailgunner Joe


14 posted on 07/08/2009 1:42:10 PM PDT by BigFinn (:^0)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Someone should inform Obama that you don’t put your hand over your heart when the HOST NATION’S ANTHEM IS PLAYED. HOW STUPID IS THIS GUY?


15 posted on 07/08/2009 1:43:08 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Tailgunner Joe

16 posted on 07/08/2009 1:44:08 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 169 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Nothing new or surprising here.....

MOTS!

17 posted on 07/08/2009 1:44:09 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SAJ
Frankly, 'The Internationale' **is** a better tune than 'To Anacreon in Heaven', the tune to which Key's Defense of Fort McHenry' was set, and later became our anthem. And 'O, Canada' is a far better tune than ours, too.

Come back to Earth sometime.

18 posted on 07/08/2009 1:46:15 PM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism enslaves you & kills your soul.)
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To: SAJ

Sorry for the mixup. I gueses I still don’t think the O Canada tune is so easily counted the winner. I mean, I have heard it, and it’s pretty, but it just sounds too european and kind of limpy at times.


19 posted on 07/08/2009 1:46:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: kabar
HOW STUPID IS THIS GUY?

Does post #16 answer your question?

20 posted on 07/08/2009 1:46:40 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 169 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; kabar

I guessing that most likely they were playing the American national anthem when picture #1 was taken. Maybe someone can find a video.


21 posted on 07/08/2009 1:47:30 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He also did so for the Saudi anthem when he was in Riyadh.


22 posted on 07/08/2009 1:49:14 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I would like to get confirm on whether or not Obama did this. Does anyone know of any video of the event? This would seem easy to find but nothing turned up in my searches.


23 posted on 07/08/2009 1:51:53 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: Secret Agent Man
That's because you rarely hear it played properly. It's a march, and written of course in march time, and should be played as one. Perhaps the definitive version of 'O Canada' used to be performed by the late Roget Doucette (sp?), who sang it -- beautifully and rousingly -- at the old Montreal Forum before Canadiens' hockey games for years and years.

A far better tune than 'To Anacreon in Heaven', with its note stretch of 13 (13?!? Less than 1 person in 10 has such a range!).

24 posted on 07/08/2009 1:52:04 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Garbage Rat Garbage nothing more!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 07/08/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: SampleMan

Musically speaking, the relative quality of these 3 tunes is absolutely inarguable, and, sadly, our tune ‘To Anacreon in Heaven’ comes in dead last. And behind ‘Le Marselliase’, as well.


26 posted on 07/08/2009 1:53:28 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: South40

what a great idea for a bumper sticker...

“You can’t spell POTUS without POS”


27 posted on 07/08/2009 1:54:01 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Rebelbase

Your welcome; knock yourself out! ;) I came up with that one during my election night suicide watch, if I remember correctly. Zero certainly puts the POS in POTUS.


28 posted on 07/08/2009 1:58:14 PM PDT by TXBlair (White-knuckling my way through the next three and a half years.)
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To: TXBlair

Aaaargh, should be “you’re.” How embarrassing!


29 posted on 07/08/2009 1:59:36 PM PDT by TXBlair (White-knuckling my way through the next three and a half years.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; kabar; DogBarkTree; All
Here is a video of the incident which does appear to be at the Russian unknown soldier tomb. Obama places his hand over his heart as the American National Anthem begins at about 1:18.
30 posted on 07/08/2009 1:59:54 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: reagandemocrat

Spent his first 4th of July weekend as President.... in Moscow.

####

Actually no. He spent the Fourth of July entertaining 1200 military service connected folks on the South Lawn of the White House, after he played golf in the afternoon.
He flew to Moscow on Monday.


31 posted on 07/08/2009 2:01:45 PM PDT by maica (Politics is not about facts. it is about what politicians can get people to believe. - Thomas Sowell)
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To: BigFinn

LOL! The Obama remake of Mt. Rushmore!


32 posted on 07/08/2009 2:06:01 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: wideminded

Thank you sir/ma’am. Add this to the list of why FR is invaluable to me.


33 posted on 07/08/2009 2:10:55 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama visit the Kremlin
The Telegraph | 7/6/2009
Posted on 07/06/2009 8:45:24 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2287022/posts


34 posted on 07/08/2009 2:13:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ..
Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
Image and video hosting by TinyPic "Relax, the Islamic call to evening prayer, in Arabic, is *still* the prettiest sound on Earth."

35 posted on 07/08/2009 2:19:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: wideminded

Anyone else notice the fat dwarf on the limo security detail? Standards, people, jeez...


36 posted on 07/08/2009 2:20:25 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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Image and video hosting by TinyPic "In fact, ya wanna hear it?" [pulls out tuning whistle]

37 posted on 07/08/2009 2:20:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Maybe he thought it was the US Anthem. You can’t expect him to know these things.


38 posted on 07/08/2009 2:26:03 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They HAD to be playing our anthem.


39 posted on 07/08/2009 2:27:36 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SAJ

Not for me! I’m pretty fond of the one we have.


40 posted on 07/08/2009 2:28:16 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: kabar
HOW STUPID IS THIS GUY?

Stupid enough to bow to the Saudi king...

41 posted on 07/08/2009 2:31:39 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: wideminded; SunkenCiv

Turns out it was taken during the playing of the American National Anthem.


42 posted on 07/08/2009 2:40:48 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (To view the FR@Alabama ping list, click on my profile!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The strange thing about obi-one not having his hand over his heart is that he does appear to be singing our National Anthem. Check out the video. It’s a bit blurry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjwX_V34Z5g

It is most noticeable from “oh, say does... “ to the end.


43 posted on 07/08/2009 3:21:43 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: coconutt2000

HOW STUPID IS THIS GUY?


Sorry, the real question is: how stupid are the people who elected him? And will continue to support him regardless of this type of behavior? The answer is pretty stupid, if they really care about America. If you hate America, then they are pretty smart.

If the situation weren’t so real, I’d think it was a parody.


44 posted on 07/08/2009 3:22:24 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81
If the situation weren’t so real, I’d think it was a parody.

The problem is that Obama is a real life parody of an American. The stupid and ridiculous things he says and does are in such stark contrast to how people perceive him (smart and suave) that they think we're making things up to make him look bad.

The most common response to my attempts to inform people about Obama's sordid past and connections to unsavory characters is, "If that's true how come we haven't all heard about it?" Between the MSM burying Bad News About Barry and Barry's proactive management of his "image" by his marketing staff people are totally unaware how badly they've been lied to and since they've become emotionally invested in Obama's mythos they regard all attempts to show them the truth as "Right Wing Fabrications".

The Left has won a great victory over the Right, and the Right has squandered our chance to counter them because we spend more time fighting each other than we do combatting the Left.

45 posted on 07/08/2009 3:53:19 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Maybe he thought they actually did change the lyrics to “All hail the Messiah, Obama, Obama...”


46 posted on 07/08/2009 3:58:25 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I hate that SOB, his witch and his spawns from hell!!


47 posted on 07/08/2009 3:59:14 PM PDT by RoseofTexas (sORRY)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Funny he had his hand over his heart then. ;’)


48 posted on 07/08/2009 5:23:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SAJ; SOLTC
It isn't 13 whole notes, it's only 12. An octave and a perfect fourth. The "thirteen notes" (unlucky?) and the "octave and a half" have been bandied about the internet for several weeks, since a couple of ill-informed columnists wrote columns on "Get Rid of the Star Spangled Banner".

And the tune is not outside most people's vocal range. Even garden-variety mezzos and contraltos have almost two octaves, and a soprano is expected to have over two. I'm just an old church choir singer with zero formal training and I have two octaves and a sixth (C3-A5) when I'm not even warmed up (I just went and checked). Anybody who can sing at all can cover an octave and a fourth with no trouble. Borrow a piano and try it yourself.

The whole trick with the SSB is where you start. People tend to set the first note in the middle of their range, but the tune starts low. If you hum the third note to yourself at the absolute bottom of your range and back up a third to begin, you'll find you don't run out of room at the top.

As for the merit of the tune, jettisoning almost 200 years of history and heroism because we think we could find a better tune is just silly.

My thanks to SOLTC for the following:

Here are my reasons why it should stay.
1. Go to Fort McHenry and hear the NPS guides tell the story. It’s about a free people defending their home.
2. If you are at a ceremony where several anthems are played, you will realize how majestic ours is.
3. Those words are a challenge to us from all who created, built, and defended the country. Does it still wave?
4. Have you ever heard of Capt. Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace, 5th SFGA? He was awarded the MOH on 12/21/01. He was executed by the Viet Cong in 1965. He sang the Anthem when ever he could, even when they beat him into the ground.

Our Anthem is special!


49 posted on 07/08/2009 6:06:20 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Right Wing Assault

I see You Tube is now censored. So it begins. I wondered how long it would take before the odumbo team accomplished that. I know it drove the manbeast michel crazy when they used the n word on there. I’m sure Odumbo got tired of being called a fag too.


50 posted on 07/08/2009 6:10:37 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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