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Obama congratulates Michael Sam, first openly gay player drafted by NFL
CNN ^ | May 11, 2014 | Chelsea J. Carter and Ralph Ellis

Posted on 05/11/2014 4:19:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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President Barack Obama congratulated Michael Sam on Saturday for being the first openly gay football player taken in the National Football League draft, the White House said in a statement.

"From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are," Obama said. He also congratulated the NFL and the St. Louis Rams, the team that drafted Sam.

Sam, an All-American defensive end who played for the University of Missouri, made history when he was picked by the Rams in the seventh and final round. He was the 249th of 256 players selected.

The 24-year-old got the news by telephone from Rams' coach Jeff Fisher, who told Sam: "You are a Ram. The wait is finally over."

Sam, who was filmed by ESPN as he got the call, broke down in tears in the arms of his boyfriend. "Thank you," he could be heard saying to Fisher....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: bhohomosexualagenda; football; homosexualagenda; menonfootball; mfl; michaelsam; obama; sports
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To paraphrase then Senator Joe Biden: "He's black, talented and gay ... that's storybook, man!
1 posted on 05/11/2014 4:19:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kneepads for everyone!


2 posted on 05/11/2014 4:22:34 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

zer0 paying lip service to this fag, before he pays lip service to him....

win win for the cork soaker in chief...


3 posted on 05/11/2014 4:23:00 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did mac daddy invite him to his favorite bath house?


4 posted on 05/11/2014 4:23:38 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More fundamental transformation of America......


5 posted on 05/11/2014 4:24:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eeeeeew. This is grotesque on so many levels ...


6 posted on 05/11/2014 4:25:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama gave him a congradulatory BJ.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 4:27:43 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.rense.com/general32/americ.htm

# 26


8 posted on 05/11/2014 4:27:47 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are,” Obama said” . . .

as Obama judged him to be extra special and make a big deal about what he IS.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 4:28:13 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

~~~Sam, who was filmed by ESPN as he got the call, broke down in tears in the arms of his boyfriend~~~

As it was in the Days of Lot, so shall it also be the days of the Son of Man (paraphrased).

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+17%3A22-32&version=NKJV


10 posted on 05/11/2014 4:28:29 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is a sicko....just like these fags.........


11 posted on 05/11/2014 4:29:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now this is important! a man who is celebrated for having sex with another man. The term being gay is the pretty and nice packaging that surrounds and encases the real act. These happeneings are celebrated as being heroic, courages and an inspiration to us all. There is a mental desease that inflicts those of us who once had a working mind.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 4:29:31 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So is Obama going to congratulate the other, more talented players who were also drafted?

I didn't think so.

13 posted on 05/11/2014 4:33:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Bluebird Singing

Precisely. I’m very certain Hussein didn’t call the other athletes who likely could “do” the job better than the level Sam is capable of.


14 posted on 05/11/2014 4:34:23 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: ronnie raygun
Now this is important! a man who is celebrated for having sex with another man.

The Gaying of America: the ascendancy of men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) started with Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s victory over Aristotle ...

15 posted on 05/11/2014 4:34:49 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: fatnotlazy

That’s funny. He’d be on the phone day. Wasn’t this guy deep into the 200’s?

It would have been better for this guy to keep his mouth shut and come out when he made the team.

I am willing to bet there will be outrage when he is sent to the practice squad on September 1st.

Now we will have to suffer with all of the Rams pre season games.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 4:39:03 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: F15Eagle

Indeed. Evil is rampant. Every day I “Look up.”


17 posted on 05/11/2014 4:40:13 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

King Obozo has lust in his heart.


18 posted on 05/11/2014 4:40:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Bluebird Singing
Obama judged him to be extra special and make a big deal about what he IS.

"Gay" is what he does - having oral and anal sex with other men. It's not what he "is."

19 posted on 05/11/2014 4:46:17 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two-forty-nine out of two-fifty-six. Methinks the league exercised a little pressure to get him selected. What team would willingly put this guy in their locker room? At best he’s practice squad material.


20 posted on 05/11/2014 4:47:01 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he call all the other players? If not, why not?


21 posted on 05/11/2014 4:48:22 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He is going to have a very difficult time. Regardless of how talented he is, he needs his other 10 teammates.

The question can become, will his teammates play their hearts out supporting him, or can they help make him look bad?

He should have kept his mouth shut instead of making the draft about him.

22 posted on 05/11/2014 4:49:27 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess the NFL now stands for National Fag League.

Obama congratulated a kindred spirit, and notably, no other draft pick.


23 posted on 05/11/2014 4:50:27 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s face facts.....Michael Sam is not an extremely talented player. He may have never been drafter, but he has an edge....a nation obsessed with everything except the content of his character.

Second, CNN and other liberal media put this out to make Obama look compassionate and conservatives as bigoted. You know a talking head will ask if Boehner or any GOP leader congratulated Michael Sam, implying homophobia....even if those GOP leaders sent out the politically correct statement.


24 posted on 05/11/2014 4:51:00 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

Osumbo and Sam......”Birds of a feather....”


25 posted on 05/11/2014 4:52:20 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well...he can handle a ball....appearently that’s what’s important.../s/z


26 posted on 05/11/2014 4:55:04 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Erik Latranyi
a nation obsessed with everything except the content of his character

To be fair, the viewing public doesn't care much about the content of any other player's character, either, but only about his performance as an entertainment figure.

27 posted on 05/11/2014 4:55:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Evil days in America.


28 posted on 05/11/2014 4:57:30 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Erik Latranyi

All the more reason to watch the NFL even less than I already do.


29 posted on 05/11/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He will likely be in the ‘Hall of Fame’ by the end of the week.


30 posted on 05/11/2014 5:01:16 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Tax-chick

Bread & Circuses


31 posted on 05/11/2014 5:02:45 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s a video of MS reaction...but I doubt it will last long if I post it.


32 posted on 05/11/2014 5:03:03 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michael Sam, Is he a tight end ? wide receiver?


33 posted on 05/11/2014 5:07:41 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: CMailBag

I can't imagine where you'd get an idea like that...

34 posted on 05/11/2014 5:09:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Bluebird Singing

Will this idiot ever shut up ?


35 posted on 05/11/2014 5:11:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure Bath House Barry wants to get a “piece” from him

Since Barry is now openly gay.


36 posted on 05/11/2014 5:11:33 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fag.

Guess who I’m talking about.


37 posted on 05/11/2014 5:14:29 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well ain’t that so special.


38 posted on 05/11/2014 5:16:07 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*broke down in tears in the arms of his boyfriend.*<(
Saddens me too. We (the majority of this country) are denigrated by this. This would be best left alone by all, each to his own, don’t ask don’t tell, anything goes, whatever... just get it out of my face!


39 posted on 05/11/2014 5:19:48 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: wetgundog

It insenses me that this POS does nothing but spend time worrying about fags, minorities, illegal aliens and every other bunch of out of the main stream elements of our society while the entire country is falling down on so many fronts. As some commentator said last week, he should spend less time owrrying about the NBA and more time worrying about Putin.


40 posted on 05/11/2014 5:19:52 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Exactly.


41 posted on 05/11/2014 5:19:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
you should be judged by what you do and not who you are

Obama didn't really mean that.

42 posted on 05/11/2014 5:20:12 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Rams now have a player they cannot get rid of.


43 posted on 05/11/2014 5:20:48 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06

Shouldn’t a faggot footballer play for the “Packers”?


44 posted on 05/11/2014 5:23:38 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama: “My tender lips are sweeter than Honey!”

( Wolverton Mountain is now Broke Back Mountain)

(The Hood: “ What it like, white boy, havin’ an in yo face black qeeyah fo’ pressydent?”)


45 posted on 05/11/2014 5:26:13 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: F15Eagle

I was taking my mom out to eat seafood and it was repeatedly running on the screen....absolutely foul. They are trying to pass a homofascist ordinance here in Houston to add insult to injury.


46 posted on 05/11/2014 5:28:56 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So much hoopla over a guy that isn’t that good. From the amount of coverage he has received, you’d think he would be the greatest defensive end since Bruce Smith.


47 posted on 05/11/2014 5:31:17 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you, President Marxist. Officially, we now may root against the Gay NFL Guy.


48 posted on 05/11/2014 5:36:52 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: CMailBag

“”””””He will likely be in the ‘Hall of Fame’ by the end of the week.””””””””””

He is getting the Super Bowl Trophy on Monday.


49 posted on 05/11/2014 5:37:29 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Bluebird Singing

Well, the rump rangers hold the reigns of power, even though they make up like 1.7% of the population.
Don’t speak ill of them. If you do, you will have your stuff taken.


50 posted on 05/11/2014 5:40:56 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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