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Coincidence? Obama camp peddles 2012 'Hoodies'
www.wtam.com ^ | Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 03/27/2012 9:49:43 AM PDT by Red Badger

So when the Obama camp announced via Twitter yesterday that it was putting its 2012 hoodies on sale, it got some thinking: Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin?

A lot has been made about the hoodie lately. Not only has Geraldo partially blamed it for the death of Trayvon Martin, but it’s also become a symbol of unity for standing with the slain teen and his family.

So when the Obama camp announced via Twitter yesterday that it was putting its 2012 hoodies on sale, it got some thinking: Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin?

On Monday, the Obama2012 Twitter account sent out this message:



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1 posted on 03/27/2012 9:49:46 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

They have been selling hoodies for some time. Drudge will likely raise cash for Obama by having this on his front page.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 9:53:30 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Red Badger
it’s also become a symbol of unity for standing with the slain teen and his family.

Right ... and prior to that, it was associated with gang wear. So doesn't that make it the perfect symbol for this administration?

3 posted on 03/27/2012 9:54:27 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Red Badger

No doubt the Twitter is a grab at cash, but if you go to Cafe Press, you will see hoodies offered for all candidates. Even an “I (heart) Michelle Obama” !


4 posted on 03/27/2012 9:55:35 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: Red Badger

Actually I don’t have any issues with this. They actually call them by their correct name and they’re being marketed specifically to Obama voters (self advertizing idiots)

I know I sure as hell don’t plan to stop wearing my hooded sweatshirts because the race baiters think they can adopt a common item of clothing as a social statement.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Red Badger

The predator class is enraged that their prey are shooting back.

Is it wise to be identified as the predator-in-chief?


6 posted on 03/27/2012 9:58:07 AM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Red Badger

how soon before they put the kids picture on the sweatshirt??


7 posted on 03/27/2012 9:58:29 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Red Badger
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8 posted on 03/27/2012 9:58:46 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

“it’s also become a symbol of unity for standing with the slain teen and his family. “

Whoaa! The white african is going to make this part of his campaign?


9 posted on 03/27/2012 9:59:57 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: cripplecreek

agree with your point but the timing of this, martin issue, spring already here, makes this spectacularly suspicious...


10 posted on 03/27/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Red Badger
“it’s also become a symbol of unity for standing with the slain teen and his family. “

Silly me. I thought hoodies were a symbol of wanting to keep my ears warm.

11 posted on 03/27/2012 10:02:44 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: cripplecreek

“I know I sure as hell don’t plan to stop wearing my hooded sweatshirts because the race baiters think they can adopt a common item of clothing as a social statement.”

I figured I’d start marketing a line of hoodies with the printing I am: Then a list of black on white victims who are not making national reporting.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 10:04:16 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel
Then a list of black on white victims who are not making national reporting.

There's not enough room on the sweatshirt for that.

13 posted on 03/27/2012 10:07:08 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Hooded sweatshirts are not “gan wear” in and of themselves. Like designer jeans, hair styles and tats, it is all in how they are worn and displayed.

If designer jeans are bought with hip size substituted for waist size had worn below the hips in a manner to immitate inmates weight loss, it is attempting to convey a message to others. Likewise if a hooded sweatshirt is oversized and worn with the hood up and obscuring the head and face when no inclement weather makes that understandable, it is sending a message to all that meet the wearer.

Other grooming and apperal styles lend themselves to the same non-verbal communication.

The person recognizing the message communicating, is not the racist, the communicator is distancing himself from the observer — making a statement. That is the act of seperation or actual threat.

In the 70s, we had a work neighboorhood fellow in his 70s that stood outside in the mornings as the women working on the block parked outside. He was an old italian fellow and looked it. He always greated all the women who all knew him well and respected him. He always wore a wind breaker and had his hand in his pocket holding a .38 caliber revolver. He sent a message to neighbor hood thugs — don’t mess with people on this block.

That message distanced him from all that saw him. It was an overt threat.


14 posted on 03/27/2012 10:08:15 AM PDT by KC Burke (Newton's New First Law, Repeal and Restore!)
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To: Red Badger
Flashback..Tee-shirts given out at AZ shooting memorial service with Obama slogan used in 2008


15 posted on 03/27/2012 10:12:21 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


16 posted on 03/27/2012 10:18:28 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Red Badger

Someone wants a race war...


17 posted on 03/27/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Red Badger
If you haven't seen this, pictures from this UK article they are disturbing. Obama and his race baiting followers are putting This country in danger, not to mention the life of the man involved.

Gut feeling this is a test ,trial run for future angry mob organizing.

Suspended THREE times for drugs, truancy and graffiti and 'caught carrying a burglary tool': New picture emerges of Trayvon Martin

18 posted on 03/27/2012 10:24:34 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Red Badger

Uh, oh....

This gets better every day.

The liberals are losing some of their templates that the shooter was a Tea Party, Redneck, Republican.

Registered Dem Killed Trayvon
Meet registered Democrat and self-identified Hispanic American, George Zimmerman

http://freebeacon.com/registered-dem-killed-trayvon/


19 posted on 03/27/2012 10:25:20 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: opentalk

Ahhh! Those t-shirts that somehow arrived at the Tucson Deathapalooza event! That, I think, was the first time I realized the level of scumbaggery in this regime. I’ve had to order printed t-shirts and know the turn around time. Something VERY fishy in that story. Of course, the msm didn’t care. Very disheartening.

I think Barry’s handlers are looking to amp up a race war to get attention off the drip, drip, drip of real facts/vetting of the Golden Child. The Tom Ayers/mailman story REALLY must have Axlerod and Valjar in a tizzy.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 10:29:43 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: Red Badger

Capitalist PIGS!


21 posted on 03/27/2012 10:34:26 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Badger

From Saul Alinsky’s, “Rules for Radicals”:

“’The organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems,’ and ‘organizations must be based on many issues.’ The organizer ‘must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent ...hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. . . . An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.’”


22 posted on 03/27/2012 10:35:38 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: freeangel
Mine will be appearing on zazzle shortly.

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Not much money to be made there but its easy and I can spread myself around that way.
23 posted on 03/27/2012 11:10:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Living in South Florida, I don’t get to wear my hoodie very often. I’ll never be mistaken for a gangsta; my old hoodie has the crest from my base in England in the 70s.


24 posted on 03/27/2012 11:55:10 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Red Badger
They have been called sweat shirts for as long as I could remember. Sweatshirts a selling point for surfing in Northern Californian and coming in from that cold water we NEEDED that cap to warm up.

Now they're making the sweatshirt into some sort of racists fashion statements and yes I'm using the word, this SUCKs( sorry Freepers), makes me NOT to want to buy a danged sweatshirt now and what's worse, what IS WORSE, is my nickname of over 50 years has been "CK" and now I'm embarrassed what the initials stand for, check that I AM VERY embarrassed what "hoodies[sounds like some uncircumcised homosexual"] and chagrined what usage of my legitimate "CK" nickname stands for, I wish I could SUE, heh, would be more rational that some of these flaky lawsuits, defamation of MY character!

25 posted on 03/27/2012 9:58:44 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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