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Obama: First U.S. President to hold Press Conference without the American Flags Present.

Posted on 05/28/2010 2:30:07 AM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer

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1 posted on 05/28/2010 2:30:07 AM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Here is a picture. No Flags!!!

http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/7137/slide_7137_94303_large.jpg


2 posted on 05/28/2010 2:31:51 AM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Did a rat scurry across the stage before, during or after the conference?


3 posted on 05/28/2010 2:33:19 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

It would please me to never see an American flag near this commie traitor.


4 posted on 05/28/2010 2:33:45 AM PDT by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

It means Obama is not the president of the United States. Case closed.


5 posted on 05/28/2010 2:35:09 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Check6

Of course, in order to commit treason, you probably have to be a citizen. Maybe he’s not a traitor after all.


6 posted on 05/28/2010 2:35:19 AM PDT by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: Brugmansian

No.

Rahm is in Israel.


7 posted on 05/28/2010 2:35:32 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

The reason is that Baraq Huesein 0bama in an anti-American son of a bitch, and if he was going to fly a flag, it would be of Kenya.


8 posted on 05/28/2010 2:43:00 AM PDT by counterpunch (GOP: Government's Other Party)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer
Maybe the flags reflect in the teleprompters, making them hard to read.

Seriously, teleprompters at a press conference? Is this assclown capable of a single independent thought?

9 posted on 05/28/2010 2:49:48 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Check6
Quite a very smart move on the part of -22bama. It prevents any more sticky flaps from happening, and the ensuing uproar.


10 posted on 05/28/2010 2:50:09 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Maybe he used the flag to plug the hole?


11 posted on 05/28/2010 2:50:11 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Republicans should campaign like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Maybe they just downsized and the one & only flag was flying over the White House. You know...in these hard times...we gotta save money....and cutting back on flags might be necessary. //sarcasm off//


12 posted on 05/28/2010 3:02:33 AM PDT by pepsionice
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13 posted on 05/28/2010 3:04:05 AM PDT by MrMarbles
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I noticed the gold curtains and thought they reminded me of something Sadam would have had..dictator gold, King of the World don’t ja know?


14 posted on 05/28/2010 3:07:59 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: C210N
Why would Pres__ _ent Obama (Emperor against America) need a US flag, except to burn?


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15 posted on 05/28/2010 3:10:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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"The American Flags was missing behind. Why?"


16 posted on 05/28/2010 3:16:58 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Pattern?

17 posted on 05/28/2010 3:16:58 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: musicman

LOL!


18 posted on 05/28/2010 3:19:40 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

He hates this country and wants to see it properly ruined. Bottom line.


19 posted on 05/28/2010 3:20:48 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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Traitor


20 posted on 05/28/2010 3:33:52 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned automobile is STILL A USED CAR!!!)
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To: Diogenesis

I want to weep everytime I see those pictures. So sad


21 posted on 05/28/2010 3:58:29 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer
I think this was deliberate. Could it be that Obama really is ashamed of America?

We all know he hates America, the country, and more than half of the American people (the regular folks). But this might be more job related.

If he hates the country and has finally realized that he can't transform the country into Indonesia or Venezuala, I am sure that he must now realize that he REALLY hates his job.

And those flags are not just representative of the country...they are symbols of his job.

I suggest it is slowly sinking into that extremely thick skull of his that the real job of President requires him to be the number one servant/slave to the very people he hates so d@mn much.

He is the ultimate "Uncle Tom"!!!

Delicious irony!

22 posted on 05/28/2010 4:00:40 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?)
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To: Brugmansian

No, but one appeared at the podium behind a teleprompter and “promptly” made a hash of answering the reporters’ questions.


23 posted on 05/28/2010 4:04:19 AM PDT by katana (Part Neanderthal, and proud of it!)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

I am extremely embarrassed for not noticing this. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.


24 posted on 05/28/2010 4:07:04 AM PDT by SueRae
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That's not entirely true, not that I'm defending President Zero...


25 posted on 05/28/2010 4:16:06 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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Well now, this is a very remarkable observation. I doubt I would have noticed even if I had watched this painful performance, Thursday.

This was no accident, or in the unlikely event that it was, then it shows what happens when cronies rather than professionals serve in protocol positions.

Was it deliberate, the most likely possibility? Then what was the message, and for whom? My immediate thoughts are that this may have been a message to a set of foreign observers, of the diplomatic kind, meant to separate the speaker from his message.

A most remarkable thing, indeed, in any case.

Supposing that this was a deliberate signal, I'd be interested in other's immediate thoughts on what it was meant to communicate and to whom?

For example, did the anti-president think he was going to get questions about his endorsement of the remarks made by Calderon?

"Fascinating, Captain..."

26 posted on 05/28/2010 4:17:55 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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Thanks. Thanks a lot for this. I don’t watch him anymore if I can avoid it. At all costs. I’ll listen to a few of his words but am done with him after that. What he, his Apollo cronies, the Soros-funded institutes, Pelosi, Reid, Axelrod, Emanuel, Sunstein, and, now, perhaps, SCOTUS with Kagan, are doing to this country is something I am truly glad my forebears are not here to see. All that blood spilled for us, for me to live free. All that work and sacrifice. All that invention and exuberance. What 0bama—who is responsible—are doing is monstrous. We need Ronald Reagan, George Washington and John Adams, and we need them now.


27 posted on 05/28/2010 4:19:05 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: SueRae

Did any of the ‘talk radio’ crowd mention this yesterday???


28 posted on 05/28/2010 4:19:48 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SueRae

I believe his staff is as incompetent as he is, but you notice they didnt forget the teleprompters.

If it was deliberate it was a more than stupid mistake. Write Fox news and let them tell it.


29 posted on 05/28/2010 4:21:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

He’s the first post-American president.


30 posted on 05/28/2010 4:21:35 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: RetroSexual

Seriously, teleprompters at a press conference? Is this assclown capable of a single independent thought?

You are spot on in your comment/observation — personally I was outraged!


31 posted on 05/28/2010 4:22:37 AM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

It was no accident. He used it in the bathroom to clean himself after a rather messy poop. You will find it in the trash can because it would not go down the toilet.


32 posted on 05/28/2010 4:23:57 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“That’s not entirely true, not that I’m defending President Zero...”

Good for you! Lets stay on thhe side of honesty and truth.


33 posted on 05/28/2010 4:25:27 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides". "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."

Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love.

It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of waring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments." “When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts.

We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past". "Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path..My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America "

Barack Hussein Obama, 07 Sept. 2008

34 posted on 05/28/2010 4:26:55 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: Pollster1
The Alinsky communists don't even try to hide their allegiance anymore. Absolutely disgusting!


35 posted on 05/28/2010 4:33:29 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Where is the other angle to that picture? Reagan always had the flag to his right when facing reporter in front of the blue curtains. I am confident the flag would be there.


36 posted on 05/28/2010 4:34:30 AM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer
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To: muddler
Are those accurate quotes? If so, unbelievable and makes the marxist media even more despicable for not reporting them!
37 posted on 05/28/2010 4:36:01 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Prospero

My guess is that his staff hastily threw the press conference together, and being the good Marxists they are, completely forgot about the flag.


38 posted on 05/28/2010 4:36:09 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

He had pretty blue un flags with him but they said “not yet comrade”.

LLS


39 posted on 05/28/2010 4:40:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: C210N

I too thought about the “Take that you stupid Honkeys” picture. You are on the road to Zimbabwe.
barbra ann


40 posted on 05/28/2010 4:41:25 AM PDT by barb-tex (REMEMBER NOVEMBER!!! Slim as it may be, it is our last hope.)
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To: muddler

Not a chance in hell that is a legit “quote”.


41 posted on 05/28/2010 4:44:38 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; RoadTest

I appreciate the attempt to be fair, but this picture shows nothing...the flag is likely on the left side of the room, out of the camera angle. Also, Obama isn’t on the same planet as Reagan when it comes to patriotism...or anything else for that matter.


42 posted on 05/28/2010 4:49:18 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: newfreep
Are those accurate quotes? If so, unbelievable and makes the marxist media even more despicable for not reporting them!

Checked it out at Snopes.com ... this is an e-mail circulating in 2008 ... no truth to it. Apparently it originated as a satire piece in a publication and evolved from that point.

43 posted on 05/28/2010 4:49:58 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Brugmansian
"Did a rat scurry across the stage before, during or after the conference?"

The rat was center stage the whole time.

44 posted on 05/28/2010 4:51:31 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: newfreep

Every other President (even Clintoon) had blue curtains and flags. This guy is going for the bling. Columns and chandeliers at a press conference? Glowing golden silk?

If they had thrown in red, it would be a lovely bordello. But we can’t have red; it’s too patriotic!

The only thing he hasn’t been able to change is the seal, although I’m sure he is dying to. And teleprompters at a press conference? Bwahahahahahahaha!


45 posted on 05/28/2010 4:55:01 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That looks like the WH Press Briefing room. I don’t recall ever seeing a flag there, but I could be wrong.


46 posted on 05/28/2010 4:56:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: RightOnline
Not a chance in hell that is a legit “quote”.

You got it!!

This was written — as SATIRE — by a Newspaper columnist...and was then circulated by email as a quote of an OBAMA speech..."I'd like to teach the world to sing" as the National Anthem?? Oh please, there is SO much evidence that shows Obama is an America Hater without resorting to things that don't pass the smell test.

47 posted on 05/28/2010 4:57:09 AM PDT by Jackson Brown
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

I’m so embarassed.

He’s so worried about his message to the world when he should be worried about his message to us. He is our president...not president of the world like he wishes he was.


48 posted on 05/28/2010 4:57:20 AM PDT by dawgfan31635
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Slightly OT, but the Reagan pic made me think of it. Last year I bought a CD of Reagan’s speaches (Ebay for about $10 IIRC). Although a few of the recordings are a tad muffled, most are very good. With about 70 or so speaches, press conferences, etc...it includes pretty much all his famous lines “Tear down this wall!”, etc. Highly recommend it to all who miss having a REAL American in the WH.


49 posted on 05/28/2010 5:08:29 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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bttt


50 posted on 05/28/2010 5:08:30 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (Our constitution was written so that we could have equal opportunity, not equal results.)
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