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Obama Honored Fallen SEALs By Sending Their Parents a Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen
Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29,2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:01 AM PDT by Hojczyk

On August 6, 2011, 30 US service members killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were being transported in crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.

Yesterday, Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, spoke at the Defending the Defenders forum sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots outside the RNC Convention in Tampa. Karen brought a copy of the form letter they were sent following their son’s death.

It’s a form letter.

It was signed by an electric pen.

That’s not all. Karen Vaughn reached out to the parents of the other SEALs killed in that crash. They’re letters were all the same. Form letters – signed by an electric pen.

After the deadliest single loss of US forces in Afghanistan, Barack Obama sent out form letters to the parents.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhodod; bhofascism; bhosecdef; democrats; fallen; navyseals; obama; obamaleaks; opsec; usnavy
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1 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:04 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Late for another golf outing?


2 posted on 08/29/2012 9:57:50 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Hojczyk
I don't think the CH-47s are drones yet. It had a crew.
3 posted on 08/29/2012 9:58:33 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Hojczyk

There is not a human being on this earth for whom I have less contempt than the Cretin-in-Chief, the Obamadork, the “thing” without a brain.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 9:58:48 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hojczyk
Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

5 posted on 08/29/2012 9:59:55 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Hojczyk

Is this the incident where the admininstration claimed to have tracked down and killed the taliwacker who shot the helicopter down?


6 posted on 08/29/2012 9:59:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hojczyk

we still have troops in Afghanistan? Funny...you wouldn’t know it from the media, body count people, protestors, etc.


7 posted on 08/29/2012 10:00:02 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Farmer Dean

No, the SOB probably doesn’t care.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 10:00:11 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Hojczyk

Did he ask for a $3 donation and have his picture on it?


9 posted on 08/29/2012 10:00:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Hojczyk

Also, how many times did he use the words, I, me, my, mine...?

A class act.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 10:01:01 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Da Coyote

The thing is a reptile, no emotion, no sensitivity, and no introspection.

I have despised him now for going on three years, I just hated him before.

Not much else to say about it.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 10:01:43 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Hojczyk

America’s Armed Forces stand for the power and exceptionalism of the USA.

obama hates America’s power and exceptionalism vis a vis any other God-forsaken country.

obama hates America’s Armed Forces.

osama is gone and obama will be defeated.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 10:01:51 AM PDT by parisa
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

we still have troops in Afghanistan? Funny...you wouldn’t know it from the media, body count people, protestors, etc.

just imagine if a REpublican was in the White House.. the uproar..

if you’d like to register a complaint, please do so on a triplicate form and send the Pink copy to Organizing FoR Obama, the Brown copy to La Raza and the GReen copy to the NRDC.. They’ll get back to you when hell freezes over.


13 posted on 08/29/2012 10:04:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Hojczyk
You know, this action is more a “slap in the face” to loved ones of the fallen Seals than if Obama had neglected to do anything.

His contempt for the armed forces is appalling.

14 posted on 08/29/2012 10:05:29 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Hojczyk

Did Bush sit down and write a personal letter to the families of every soldier who was killed in Iraq or Afghanistan? How about Nixon during the Vietnam War? Or Truman and Eisenhower during the Korean War. Or FDR during WWII.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 10:05:43 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Hojczyk

Just wow.

And people want to give this monster four more years out of their little temper tantrums?


16 posted on 08/29/2012 10:07:23 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: parisa
osama is gone and obama will be defeated.

Just happened to notice the interesting "sb" duality involved in those names.

It fits, literally and figuratively.

17 posted on 08/29/2012 10:10:57 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Hojczyk

Oh, oh...so let’s send Mooch and Dr. Jill out to pump up the troops, wrap themselves in the flag...
let’s take their voting rights away, diminish their medical benefits, infiltrate the military with gays...I could go on.
I weep.......


18 posted on 08/29/2012 10:14:10 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Hojczyk

Remember the scene in “Saving Private Ryan”? Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. General George Marshall goes to his desk and pulls out the letter President Lincoln wrote to the mother (Mrs. Bixby) that had lost her five sons. I’m aware there’s reason to believe they were not all killed during the war but the fact that the President thought they were and took the time to personnaly write (and sign) is the difference between a Statesman/Leader and a hack.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 10:14:18 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Hojczyk

Wouldn’t surprise me if he referred to them as corpse-men in the letter.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 10:15:29 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Hojczyk

We need Karen Vaughn and her letter on the stage, front and center at the RNC convention in Tampa...
you know it’ll never happen.


21 posted on 08/29/2012 10:16:09 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: chessplayer
There was some suspicion at the time that this administration's releasing classified info during it's I-killed-Osama endzone dance led to this chopper being shot down.

If there is any truth to this then a letter personally signed by the president would have been the least he could do.

22 posted on 08/29/2012 10:19:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MNGal
You know, this action is more a “slap in the face” to loved ones of the fallen Seals than if Obama had neglected to do anything. His contempt for the armed forces is appalling.

Agree 100% If he doesn't do anything, it's a snub with maybe 10% plausible deniability about there being a screwup. But to send form letters with electric pen sigs is an offensive act. The words in that form letter may say one thing, but the meaning is "I don't care that your loved ones under my command died serving their country."

Gawd what an @$$hole.
23 posted on 08/29/2012 10:19:44 AM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: chessplayer
Your point seems sound to me.

And I'm not sure it would send the right message for the President to hand-sign for some and not for others based on the branch of service or how many losses in the engagement.
24 posted on 08/29/2012 10:20:39 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Yeah, my thought too. Either late for golf or had to wash his hair...


25 posted on 08/29/2012 10:22:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (Homeland Paranoid Insecurity: Making the country safe for liberal elites...)
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To: Farmer Dean

Probably doing coke, pot, and chooms, and screwing his body man Reggie Love to actually do something decent.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: kenavi

POTUS should hand sign ALL of these.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 10:24:41 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Portcall24

Only a fool has ever thought obama was a leader .


28 posted on 08/29/2012 10:25:22 AM PDT by sport
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To: chessplayer
Bush? You bet your ass he did!

EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately Met with thousands of war injured, kin out of spotlight

Joseph Curl (Contact) and John Solomon (Contact) Monday, December 22, 2008

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/

EXCLUSIVE:

For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.

Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.

On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip - with reporters in tow - to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home to many of the wounded and a symbol of controversy earlier in his presidency over the quality of care the veterans were receiving.

But the size and scope of Mr. Bush's and Mr. Cheney's private endeavors to meet with wounded soliders and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.

"People say, 'Why would you do that?'" the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. "And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be - to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish."

Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching - balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin - that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support.

"I lean on the Almighty and Laura," Mr. Bush said in the interview. "She has been very reassuring, very calming."

Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said.

The first lady said those private visits, many of which she also attended, took a heavy emotional toll, not just on the president, but on her as well.

sw

29 posted on 08/29/2012 10:26:51 AM PDT by spectre
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To: chessplayer

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all#pagebreak


30 posted on 08/29/2012 10:27:34 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Hojczyk

So, more than likely, Barry the Kenyan Guy never even saw these “letters” and doesn’t even know they were sent. Nice.


32 posted on 08/29/2012 10:28:46 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: spectre

By less than a minute... good work FRiend!


33 posted on 08/29/2012 10:28:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Hojczyk

See my tag line!

COME NOVEMBER 7TH....WE WILL!!


34 posted on 08/29/2012 10:33:11 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Just wow.
And people want to give this monster four more years out of their little temper tantrums?


*** BUMP!!! ***

ABSOLUTELY FRiend!

I am continuously amazed at the stupidity of people who cannot see (or refuse to see) what will happen if 0bama is NOT defeated on November 6th, and yet because of their ideological purity they will refuse to vote for the only way of stopping this 0bamunist regime that is working overtime to destroy what's left of America.

It is mind boggling how such people even make it from the bedroom to the bathroom each morning without soiling themselves.
35 posted on 08/29/2012 10:36:07 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/dec/20/iraq.usa


36 posted on 08/29/2012 10:36:52 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Back at cha, Slim. Thanks for the link.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT by spectre
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To: matginzac

Somebody go find the letters signed by the President following the death of these heroes on 28 Jun 2005 during Operation Red Wing. I’ll bet you a beer they were personally signed by President Bush:

Task Force 160, US Army killed were:
• Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare
• Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature
• Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby
• Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles
• Master Sgt James W. Ponder III
• Maj. Stephen C. Reich
• Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell
• Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach
The SEALS killed were:
• Lieutenant Michael Murphy
• Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz
• Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson
• Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan
• Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy
• Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen
• Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas
• Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr.
• Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh
• Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. Patton
• Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor


38 posted on 08/29/2012 10:37:49 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: OldNavyVet
interesting "bs" duality

There.... fixed it.

39 posted on 08/29/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT by super7man
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To: chessplayer
The Washington Times

Monday, December 22, 2008

EXCLUSIVE:Bush, Cheney comfort troops privately

For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.

Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.

On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip - with reporters in tow - to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home to many of the wounded and a symbol of controversy earlier in his presidency over the quality of care the veterans were receiving.

But the size and scope of Mr. Bush's and Mr. Cheney's private endeavors to meet with wounded soliders and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.

"People say, 'Why would you do that?'" the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. "And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be - to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish."

Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching - balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin - that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support.

"I lean on the Almighty and Laura," Mr. Bush said in the interview. "She has been very reassuring, very calming."

Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said. (excerpted)

Later on in this piece it comments on Cheney's private visits as well, often not getting picked up by the media til days later because they were so secretive. Bush/Cheney are exponentially more respectful and in awe of our military than the current denizens of the White-hut, who only see these opportunities as a photo-op.

So, to answer part of your snarky question, yes, Bush did write PERSONAL letters to the troops and their families.

40 posted on 08/29/2012 10:45:28 AM PDT by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: chessplayer
Did Bush sit down and write a personal letter to the families of every soldier who was killed in Iraq or Afghanistan?

Yes.

41 posted on 08/29/2012 11:02:37 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: mkjessup

I will not say what i feel about these punks who are ABR because i would be banned immediately.

The only thing pure about these people is that they are purely FOS and doing the work of obama and his fellow communists.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 11:02:54 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: chessplayer

“Did Bush sit down and write a personal letter to the families of every soldier who was killed in Iraq or Afghanistan?”

Yes, Mr. Bush has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 11:08:38 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: chessplayer

“Did Bush sit down and write a personal letter to the families of every soldier who was killed in Iraq or Afghanistan? How about Nixon during the Vietnam War? Or Truman and Eisenhower during the Korean War. Or FDR during WWII”

Very good point. Urkel has many, many faults but I can’t kick him for this one.


44 posted on 08/29/2012 11:10:06 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Hojczyk

The parents probably didn’t want anything personal from the little faggot.


45 posted on 08/29/2012 11:14:41 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Hojczyk
Form letters – signed by an electric pen.

They are clearly form letters, but from the picture in the link, it looks like they may not have been signed by an electric pen:

Look at the signatures - the "O" in "Obama" is clearly different. Auto-pen signatures are identical, time after time.

46 posted on 08/29/2012 11:17:01 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Funny...CODE PINK ONLY et al cares about wars when a REPUBLICAN is the President!!!!


47 posted on 08/29/2012 11:17:53 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Here is a little thing I put together and posted on Facebook, feel free to post it as well, and it is written for facebook “friends” not FR FRiends:

What a class act...

After the deadliest single loss of US forces in Afghanistan, Barack Obama sent out form letters to the parents.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/08/obama-honored-fallen-seals-by-sending-their-parents-a-form-letter-signed-by-electric-pen/

But hey he was probably VERY busy the day he “signed” those form letters, right? Well not really. Here is what he had on his schedule:

9:30 am || Receives presidential daily briefing
10:15 am || Makes statement on changes to No Child Left Behind

-—This was a 15 minute speech: ————

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/23/remarks-president-no-child-left-behind-flexibility

11:00 am || Meets with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

That was it. Nothing on the schedule after that. Wow about 2 whole hours.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/09/22/obama-schedule-friday-september-23-2011/

For those of you whose first reaction is to pin the same charge on President Bush, read this (HINT: Bush wrote personal letters to All of the over 4,000 killed in the 2 wars):

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all#pagebreak

“Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.”


48 posted on 08/29/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT by BookaT
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To: chessplayer

Uh. This was a singular operation of extreme import; with all eyes of the nation focused on it. - But, relax, Obama gets a pass. He’s the affirmative action President. - Just personally SIGNING those few letters wouldn’t have harelipped him, nor would it have made him miss a golf outing.


49 posted on 08/29/2012 12:22:57 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Da Coyote
Obamamy as professional boot-lickers to do these things for him. That rank about 4 tiers below his caddy.
50 posted on 08/29/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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