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Sunday, April 12, 2009

This is so evil ..... and the corrupt media is in lock step, goose step.

I watched that poor piece of theater and I knew it ........ well, at least we know the few in the military who are anti-American.

Obama’s Potemkin Military Reception Flopping Aces (hat tip Dave)

“Cheered wildly by U.S. troops,” begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Loven’s AP report on Obama’s surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday.
Quite a contrast to the silent treatment Marines gave Obama at his Camp LeJeune speech in late February. Just how did Obama manage to fix that little problem?
According to a sergeant in Iraq :
We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up. [Via Macsmind.
As supporting evidence for the digital-cameras part of the story, the sergeant (or Mac, can’t tell which), suggests that the identical cameras can be verified in the AP photos. Looks right:

Charles Dharapak/associated press
So will the press cover this evidence of a staged and unrepresentative show of military affection for our anti-military president? The reporters were there. Did they actually see the troops being sorted by whether they voted for Obama, which the sergeant describes as happening on the spot?
Stephen Hurst’s AP report is up front about Obama’s fervent desire for a hero’s welcome:
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama went for the defining television shot by capping his first extended foreign tour with a surprise visit to Iraq.
He got it – pictures of hundreds of U.S. troops cheering wildly as he told them it was time for the Iraqis to take charge of their own future.
Just no mention of HOW Obama managed to fake this response: Obama lovers to the front!
FLASHBACK: How the press treated the merest impression of a staged troop response under President Bush, even when there was no actual manipulation .
 
Remember this headline from 2005:
It dominated the headlines and the television news-analysis for days, and the fabricated scandal was utterly dishonest.  
 The so-called “staging” involved no manipulation whatsoever.  
 A group of soldiers who were scheduled for a televised chat with President Bush were “caught on tape” discussing ahead of time who would answer questions on what subjects.  Who would be the most versed on the topic that would be televised to the world.
 There was NO discussion of WHAT should be said.

Read it all and pity the leftopaths - they have no heart, no soul, no might, no honor, nothing of value. Nothing.

Posted 2009-04-13 4:11 AM (#11416) By: EternalVigilance
UPDATE
Here is a "real moment" and here is the TRUE video: (hat tip JP) 
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/12/obama-visits-di.html
Posted 2009-04-13 4:12 AM (#11417 - in reply to #11416) By: EternalVigilance

“Cam Sham”: Obama’s Photo Op with Cheering, Camera Wielding Troops 100% Staged

redstate.com

Isn’t it just a pain in the neck when there’s an alternative media that prevents strict message control by a staged-photo-op of an administration and its willing mouthpieces in the MSM?

President Obama stands awkwardly in front of hand-selected US troopsIt’s painless for us, of course; rather, that pain is being felt in the necks of those who want to insist that a bow to a Saudi king isn’t a bow, that an omnibus spending bill with 9,000 earmarks is the beginning of earmark and fiscal reform, that indecisively waiting four days while an American ship’s Captain is held hostage on a rubber raft by four Somali pirates (before being bailed out by swift action by the hostage and a SEAL team) is bold, new leadership — and that a staged event with Obama voters only and a bunch of cameras handed out as props is a real sign of soldiers’ devotion to the new, inexperienced, non-military-friendly Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces....

Read more at redstate.com ...

Posted 2009-04-13 4:41 AM (#11421 - in reply to #11417) By: EternalVigilance