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President Obama Pays Respect to Fallen Troops at Dover Air Force Base (POSERS ALERT!)
ABC News ^ | October 29, 2009 6:08 AM | Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/29/2009 3:40:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

DOVER, DEL. -- Earlier this year President Obama lifted the 18-year ban on media coverage of the return of fallen soldiers to Dover, a ban critics said hid the costs of war from the American people. Thursday morning President Obama -- who is weighing new strategy in Afghanistan -- saw those costs up close.

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Another attempt to prop up his failure in Afghanistan. Ya know, the CAMERAS just HAPPENED to be there to show BO saluting the caskets.

I wretched when I saw the pics.

1 posted on 10/29/2009 3:40:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

This was on FNF just a few minutes ago. i had to turn it off. Made me ill also. When will this nightmare end?


2 posted on 10/29/2009 3:43:03 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The cameras were there because they are White House pool cameras. There’s usually 2 or 3 cameras that always follow the president around, and every network gets to send a camera operator along. The names are picked from a lottery. The White House pool cameras follow the president wherever he goes. All television media then gets to use the video footage of those cameras once they set up live or arrive back at the White House later.


3 posted on 10/29/2009 3:44:00 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’ll never pass up a good photo op. Disgusting.


4 posted on 10/29/2009 3:45:28 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: SoFloFreeper

But, I agree with you, it was a PR stunt because this is the first such event of this kind he’s attended in person and there have been many under this leaderless and indecisive president.


5 posted on 10/29/2009 3:46:32 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I can’t stand to see his Maoist Mug anymore as he destroys our country.

That self-righteous little prissy, wimp.

How DARE he do this to our fallen heroes!


6 posted on 10/29/2009 3:52:13 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Of Course it’s a PR STUNT... When W did stuff like this... it was MONTHS before we found out and even then it was only.. yes he was there.


7 posted on 10/29/2009 3:58:30 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I will DIE with Israel BY MY SIDE, rather than LIVE with the CHAINS of ISLAM on my Back!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Since he’s been President, Obama has not been to see ‘living’ troops at Walter Reed Hospital.


8 posted on 10/29/2009 4:01:43 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SoFloFreeper

His attempt to prop up Afghanistan is as apparent as his propped up salute.


9 posted on 10/29/2009 4:08:27 AM PDT by fallingwater
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To: FES0844

Good evidence that -11bam has been a bit bothered by Rasmussen...


10 posted on 10/29/2009 4:14:24 AM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why report this? Why? Other than to have a (G-d help us all) ‘feel good’ moment (he’s soooo caring) for Obama.

This is disgraceful.


11 posted on 10/29/2009 4:17:43 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

At 1 a.m. no less. I just ask my self, would he be up at that hour and saluting those caskets if there wasn’t any reporters or cameramen allowed near there?

I didn’t think so either.

The only good I can think of from this is perhaps he finally sees them for himself and starts to “get it” when someone like General McCrystal tells him what is best for our troops.

I’m not holding my breath, but I can still hope I guess.


12 posted on 10/29/2009 4:26:03 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

attention whoring at its finest......


13 posted on 10/29/2009 4:29:42 AM PDT by Anti-Kenyan
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To: SoFloFreeper

He pretends to care when they die because of him, but he won’t make a decision to send them help. What a disgusting piece of self serving crap.


14 posted on 10/29/2009 4:30:45 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

so the TOTUS made and “unscheduled visit” with full press coverage

He Lies


15 posted on 10/29/2009 4:31:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: SoFloFreeper

"Don't say mean things about me!
Can't you see I'm agonizing over my decision?"

16 posted on 10/29/2009 4:32:22 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My husband just commented that Obama will be doing this a lot since he won’t send more troops to help.


17 posted on 10/29/2009 4:33:02 AM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He should have been spat upon in his face... directly in front of those cameras.

LLS


18 posted on 10/29/2009 4:37:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Abathar

Don’t buy into his “hope” thing... there is not any with hussein.

LLS


19 posted on 10/29/2009 4:39:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

if anyone wants to read an interesting blog from a Marine..he has deployed again. He has his address on Anysoldier. com.

He posts are entertaining and enlightening.

http://www.onemarinesview.com/


20 posted on 10/29/2009 4:40:04 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SoFloFreeper

Disgusting &^%$#! He is in trouble and he is using this as a photo op.


21 posted on 10/29/2009 4:49:10 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
The cameras were there because they are White House pool cameras. There’s usually 2 or 3 cameras that always follow the president around, and every network gets to send a camera operator along.

Where were the pictures of Obama Golfing over the weekend when these soldiers died?


22 posted on 10/29/2009 4:58:41 AM PDT by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Phony bastard.
23 posted on 10/29/2009 5:03:52 AM PDT by angcat ("GO YANKEES")
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm freakin’ speechless over this one. Sorry, I don't believe this was anything but a photo op. He would have held all pictures had he really meant it otherwise. God Bless our troops and families.
24 posted on 10/29/2009 5:05:30 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nice photo op hussein.


25 posted on 10/29/2009 5:14:38 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama is an Evil Creep!


26 posted on 10/29/2009 5:18:12 AM PDT by timetostand (Defund the left!! Defund the Federal Beast!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Methinks this is the first of many shots showing caskets coming back from Afghanistan.

The cynic in me says this is a return to the Lefty Vietnam Playbook when the daily parade of caskets on TV drove rioting in the streets to cut and run. It’s Obama’s way of stirring the pot to justify a pullout from Afghanistan.


27 posted on 10/29/2009 5:18:17 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Using DEAD Soldiers for his Photo Op is DISGUSTING!!!!!!


28 posted on 10/29/2009 5:19:38 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t it ‘interesting’ that Obama positioned himself so that his picture could be taken over the ‘holy grail’ of the left and the media; the flagged drapped coffins of our heros.They have been wanting to take those ‘shots’ for years and President Bush would not allow it. Obama gets in..lifts the ban and walla....’Photo Op”.

Obama is a pathetic poseur!


29 posted on 10/29/2009 5:21:51 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: SoFloFreeper

The only transparency in this administration is how FAKE it is.
Everything else, (like the truth, f’instance ) runs into a brickwall.

Never in my entire life have I felt absolute disgust and anger towards a sitting president than I do now.
(And I lived thru Nixon and Carter!!)

The man has no sense of honor, except amongst his thieving friends and fellow travelers.


30 posted on 10/29/2009 5:22:22 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Can I opt-out of Obamaland?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You’re right, there isn’t much hope at all with him but I was born an eternal optimist I guess. I believe anyone is capable of seeing the light eventually...


31 posted on 10/29/2009 5:23:26 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: SoFloFreeper; Lancey Howard; pissant; Girlene; bigheadfred; RedRover; Thunder 6; P-Marlowe; ...

In 2006 & 2007, Obama was among the democrats who played the enemy-encouraging “body count game” with the media. Knowing that the enemy was relying specifically on wearing out the American public, Osama’s stated strategy, these seditionists gave high publicity to every single battlefield casualty, and the intent was not honorable....they were using it to return to power, whether it aided al qaeda (intentionally) or not.

Now the SOB is going to treat our dead like honored heroes!!!??

I despise them. They are sold out to their leftist ideology, and any honoring of the dead is now purely for the purpose of ongoing manipulation of the American electorate.

True conservatives and all real Freepers will call them what they are: anti-American power-hungry opportunists.

Despise, despise, despise. How dare they manipulate the courage of our honored dead “for a bowl of public relations pottage.”


32 posted on 10/29/2009 5:28:13 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
God Bless our Troops and their Families. May the Families find comfort and peace as time goes by.

President Obama, how are your new ROE working for our Troopers? Do you now know how to define Victory in A-stan? Do you have any idea what that means from a Military Point of View? Are you still uncomfortable with the word “Victory”? Come on MSM, do your job for Pete's Sake.

33 posted on 10/29/2009 5:28:52 AM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Surprise! The video is already out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnTpdMFYx0
34 posted on 10/29/2009 5:33:51 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“A senior White House official tells ABC News that President Obama has wanted to do this ever since the policy of media coverage of the return of fallen troops was changed earlier this year, but he wanted to do so “in a way that caused the least amount of disruption.”

This just proves it was nothing but a photo-op! Obama could have gone before the ‘media ban was lifted’ at anytime..but he wanted to make sure the media got the shot.

PATHETIC!!


35 posted on 10/29/2009 5:37:41 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: SoFloFreeper

What a disgusting , cynical charade! If he cared one bit about those men he’d have sent the extra troops General McChrystal has been asking for 3 months ago.


36 posted on 10/29/2009 5:39:55 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: pgkdan; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtmiLdzzgGE&feature=related Trailor of “Taking Chance”..the real deal.


37 posted on 10/29/2009 5:43:55 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Anti-Kenyan
attention whoring at its finest......

Absolutely true. 0bozo is an attention whore plain & simple. What a phony bastard!!! Spare us the phony somber grief, you commie pig bastard!!!! 0bozo is a lying, thieving, despicable POS bastard!!! What a tragedy for our country to go through. I hope the 52% who vote for this commie pig will someday & somehow repent & make restitution for their gross stupidity, including my dumb ass brother & even dumber ass sister-in-law.

38 posted on 10/29/2009 5:45:36 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: BigSkyFreeper
The White House pool cameras follow the president wherever he goes. All television media then gets to use the video footage of those cameras once they set up live or arrive back at the White House later.

And he just happened to go with his photogs, in the middle of the night, a week before an election, to pay respects.... and get his picture taken with dead soldiers.

39 posted on 10/29/2009 5:48:28 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Keep your dog. Get rid of a Liberal.)
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To: ladyvet

Was that commie pig AG Holder disembarking as well right at the beginning of the video??? I can’t believe it!!! Two commie pig traitors, Holder & 0bozo, making a show of their fake grief..... God, I hate these traitor bastards!!!


40 posted on 10/29/2009 5:51:55 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: SoFloFreeper
Phony POS!

Obama should meet every one of those planes that carry our fallen brave and honorable soldiers untill it dawns on him that in the real world...our warriors are getting killed while he decides if more troops are "politically correct" for his re-election.

I loathe this man.

41 posted on 10/29/2009 5:52:44 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: xzins
You wrote: "In 2006 & 2007, Obama was among the democrats who played the enemy-encouraging “body count game” with the media. ........"

From this article: Sweet column: Obama regrets "wasted" soldier death remark.

.............."During his first press conference as a presidential candidate at Iowa State University, Obama, discussing his opposition to the Iraq war, said the war "should have never been authorized, and should have never been waged, and on which we've now spent $400 billion, and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted.'' "..................

................"He immediately realized he made a mistake, he later told a reporter. "...................

................."Obama, in an interview with the Des Moines Register right afterward, told the paper, ''I was actually upset with myself when I said that, because I never use that term,'' he said. ''Their sacrifices are never wasted. . . . What I meant to say was those sacrifices have not been honored by the same attention to strategy, diplomacy and honesty on the part of civilian leadership that would give them a clear mission." "....................


Where's that "clear mission" now, obama?
42 posted on 10/29/2009 6:11:55 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dead troops were just used by the left as a means to oppose President Bush. The left doesn’t care about dead troops now and President Obama’s presence there is an insult. With President Bush gone, we have but one lone AP photographer that shows daily for these type of pictures.


43 posted on 10/29/2009 6:12:28 AM PDT by Stormtrooper79
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s not a Veteran - not worthy to render a hand salute.


44 posted on 10/29/2009 6:18:54 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Abathar

At that time of the night, without Afghanistan hanging over his head, he’d be with REGGIE LOVE shooting “HOOPS”, of course!


45 posted on 10/29/2009 6:22:39 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

poser alert indeed...


46 posted on 10/29/2009 6:24:29 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball did take place at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel on January 20, 2009. 47 Medal of Honor recipients were in attendance at the event. The President traditionally attends, as does the Vice President and other dignitaries. Vice President Joe Biden did attend, but President Obama did not.

Instead, Barack Obama chose to be in the company of Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Stevie Wonder, Mary. J. Blige, Usher, Faith Hill, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Shakira, will.i.am, Samuel L. Jackson, Sting, Mariah Carey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sheryl Crow and Marc Anthony, amongst numerous other celebrities in attendance at the balls he did appear at.

Barack Obama made a monumental mistake in declining to attend the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball in favor of rubbing shoulders with celebrities. While the American Legion states that they do not feel snubbed or offended, plenty of America’s citizens and servicemen are.

http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/8666

47 posted on 10/29/2009 6:30:57 AM PDT by anglian
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To: anglian
March 10,2009

The White House announced Michelle Obama will tour Fort Bragg on Thursday Mrs. Obama will be meeting with military spouses and speaking to community organizations that help support troops and their families. This visit comes after a March 3 trip to Arlington National Cemetery, where she addressed women in the military service to mark Women’s History month.

Now that she’s officially proud of her country again, she can start getting those photo ops with the military that she hates so much. March 12, 2009 Michelle Obama FORT BRAGG, N.C.

First lady Michelle Obama, venturing away from Washington to define her White House role, called on the American people Thursday to embrace the military families in their communities. She then told a crowd of community leaders in nearby Fayetteville that Americans need to reach out to members of the military.

March 13,2009 Exclusive: Michelle Obama's Emotional Meeting With Military Families

Michelle Obama opened up to Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" in her first television interview since she became first lady.

MARCH 17, 2009

By choosing Fort Bragg for her first official trip outside the capital last Thursday, Michelle Obama signaled that she will use her position as First Lady to promote one of America's most deserving causes: our military families.

Plainly the families loved it. Just look at the smiles on those children as she read them "The Cat in the Hat."

So it was just a little disconcerting the next morning to hear the First Lady explain how she came to this issue:

Michelle Obama - "I think I was like most Americans," she told ABC News. "Pretty oblivious to the life of military families. Sort of taking it for granted."

Perhaps Mrs. Obama did take these families for granted. Surely, however, it's extraordinary to suggest that "most Americans" did the same. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123725233352050133.html

48 posted on 10/29/2009 6:31:19 AM PDT by anglian
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To: Abathar
I see him as at least first cousin to the Antichrist... no hope for salvation.

LLS

49 posted on 10/29/2009 6:33:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

ok I just watched te video... he wtf is he doing there? freaakking punk he is!


50 posted on 10/29/2009 6:33:42 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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