Skip to comments.Take him out to the ballpark: Obama Little League stop part of carefully planned photo op
Posted on 05/20/2014 4:56:46 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourners magazine, was preparing to coach his 11-year-old son Jacks baseball team this week in Northwest Washington when two people he assumed were parents approached him on the field.
Instead, they were White House aides, and they had some surprising news: President Obama was on his way to the game and would arrive in 15 minutes.
I said, Really? Hes coming here? Wallis, 64, a pastor who has served on Obamas faith council, recalled in an interview. He looked at his charges who were holding baseball bats and had not been screened by the Secret Service, and he assumed the president was stopping by on a whim.
It seemed impromptu, Wallis said.
In fact, Obamas appearance Monday evening at the Friendship Park baseball diamond during which he threw a pitch to a 10-year-old and took photos with the players was a carefully planned photo op known in White House parlance as an OTR, or off the record, stop. Planned in secret, with no warning even to the press corps traveling in the presidential motorcade, the events are designed for Obama to engage in everyday activities with ordinary people, while subtly making a broader point about his political agenda and usually drawing positive media coverage in the process.
Most commonly, Obama visits a deli or burger joint for a midday meal, as he did when he showed up at Shake Shack on Connecticut Avenue NW with Vice President Biden on Friday to have lunch with four construction workers and talk about investing in infrastructure.
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He was heard yelling, “Touchdown!”
Jim Wallis is one of the entries in the new TV show: “Who Wants to be The False Prophet?”
Where was Obama from 5PM - Midnight on September 11, 2012?
Wow! This was in the WP. We can see how Bumbling Bambi has burned out even his sincerest fans.
So this kid’s team lost the game I presume?
Is Thursday's visit to Cooperstown NY in the same league?
Just a coincidence, I'm sure. Happens all the time and I can trust everything they say.
Of course it was carefully planned, just like everything else Obummer does. Once in a blue moon, it works against him, but most of the time, the media just gushes at him.
Is me or what this President throw like a girl I am a woman LOL!
A carefully planned photo opp that turned into a monumental screw up when everyone ridiculed him for throwing like a little girl.
Putin is laughing his @ss off and probably just decided to take another bite out of Ukraine after watching this.
Jim Wallis, a Progressive white version of Jeremiah Wright.
Well, if the intent was to remind everyone that he throws like a limp-wristed fop, mission accomplished.
His handler kept checking a note that he would stuff in his pocket and take it out, look at it and stuff it in the pocket again. Bam waited until it was half way up and snatched it away. It read: Feed the idiot at 6pm.
I hear Austin Powers saying:
“You throw like a girl...honestly...who does that?”
the events are designed for Obama to engage in everyday activities with ordinary people, while subtly making a broader point about his political agenda and usually drawing positive media coverage in the process.
Right, Stalin did the same thing...
I guess they are targeting little league for destruction just like boy scouts. This will piss me off as my kids are in LL.
I would have gathered the kids and left immediately
I would never expose my children to such people