Skip to comments.Phony Halo is no Helmet
Posted on 06/02/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
As if their candidate needed to further alienate the veteran voting bloc, Obama's clueless handlers have done it again. There were emails circulating on Memorial Day that the presidential security detail had locked down the Vietnam Memorial site early that morning, shooing off veterans and their families so that the locale could be used for a photo op. While I was never able to verify the accuracy of those emails, perhaps this ill-conceived campaign photo posted over at Hot Air where Ed Morrissey has it up as his Obamateurism of the Day, lends them some credence. It no doubt took the president's photogs some time to set up such an artsy pic with the light just so, so as to provide the requisite halo round the One's consecrated cranium. Surely the pros and the pols couldn't be bothered by the plebian presence of actual rank and file Vietnam vets and their families while such an important campaign event was underway.
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What a jerk
Makes him look like Lenin.
with his chin jutting forward I think he looks more like Mussolini!
Here’s the image they’ll use on new US scrip money.
Scarily, I’m only half joking.
Ironic, isn’t it?
In 2008 Baraq had his Greek columns at the convention speech.
Now the whole f’ing country looks like Greece.
ith his chin jutting forward I think he looks more like Mussolini!
With his pencil neck, big ears and overall goofy expressions.. I always thought he looked like Don Knotts with a tan.
Those HONORED DEAD are not only YOUR comrades in arms. They are the comrades of EVERY veteran of every war engaged in by the United States. WE are all, in reality, one huge BAND OF BROTHERS, no matter when and where we served.
We ALL donned the uniform handed (or tossed) to us, trained and went wherever we were sent. Some to eternity and others to the corners of the earth, fortunate to return home once again.
To see ANY memorial sullied by such garbage is an insult to us all. I personally cannot believe the flash of rage that went through me, a non-combat Navy vet, when I gazed at that obscene “picture”.
I think of former presidents who gave honor to our uniform..Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Bush, Grant, Lincoln, Carter and probably others. There is a modicum of comfort in knowing HE never sullied it.
Obama is a disgrace to Everything Good and Proper in this country !
I am reminded again of that creepy pharaoh statue.
That ain’t a halo. It is a comet fixing to hit him on his blind side.
Research previous postings and you will find many where Obama has taken the Mussolini pose.
That is obscene.
It is an obscenity, but then the entire fraudulent life of little barry bastard commie is an obscenity worshipped by democrats. He is affirmative action gone beyond amok. What a sad thing that this lying bastard is the first Black President. How ironic that the democrats foist this fraud as a worthy black man!
Photoshop mavens! To arms!
There’s something not right...
It does appear nobama enjoys the Mussolini impersonations. If he keeps this up, the comparisons to El Douce maybe be replayed out in earnest.
What, me worry?
Good catch. I breezed on by it disgusted that it was done, but you’re right. There’s several impossibilities in that photo.
I think that’s a photo light behind The Head. It’s too dim to be the sun.
If this could have been done entirely in Photoshop with a snapshot of the wall, then it stinks worse that Barack had to chase the vets off for this.
You're probably more correct than you'd like to be.
I wonder if we could find out who that knucklehead is. It seems to be the same guy. The mistakes are consistent with what I call a visual illiterate.
He can work the levers, but he can’t keep to the row.
Obama and Fife, off prompter, have something else in common.
My dad’s best friend was killed in Vietnam and a few years ago my younger kid went to DC on a school trip and got to see the Wall. She located my dad’s friend’s name and had to stand on the soulders of her teacher to do a pencil rubbing of his name, then made a shadow box of it and presented it to her grampa after she got home. It was a hugely moving experience that a shallow, soulless cretin like 0bama could never understand.
0bama is so loathesome that he actually makes Clinton look good in comparison. And that’s saying a lot because Clinton was a dirtbag.
The photog is a guy named Pete Souza— at least he’s the one credited. Here’s his resume:
Here's another pic showing light conditions. Note direction of shadows.
Yes, both are actors. Only one of them was any good, however.