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FlaGator
09-17-2012, 05:43 PM
First it was the Russian warships in a video backdrop at the DNC, now this.

It just gets better and better...


The Democratic Party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C., may have doubled down on insulting the U.S. military community.


The Democratic National Committee has already apologized for using a photo of four Soviet-era Russian warships in a giant stage backdrop intended to illustrate the party’s support for military personnel and veterans


That huge image, visible in the Time Warner Cable Arena during speeches by Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and retired Admiral John B. Nathman, also depicted a synchronized formation of jet aircraft that convention-goers assumed were American fighter planes.


But the F-5 fighter planes in the photo are part of the air force of Turkey, a nation whose government is now jailing journalists and establishing Islam as a state religion.


Brad Woodhouse, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, did not respond when the The Daily Caller asked why the convention planners displayed Turkish-flown aircraft alongside Russian warships while seeking support from the American military community.


On Sept. 12, Democrats apologized for using the picture of Soviet-era, Russian-operated ships after the slip up was first reported by the Navy Times. The Navy Times also received (http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/09/navy-dnc-update-apology-russian-ships-democratic-convention-091212) a tip that the planes depicted may have been from the Turkish Air Force.


Whole store here. (http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/17/fighter-jets-in-democratic-conventions-military-montage-were-turkish-not-american/)

Adam Wood
09-17-2012, 06:09 PM
You need a colon after "http" in your link.

LukeEDay
09-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Did they do anything right at the DNC? Well, they lied right. All the DNC was, was nothing but lies.

FlaGator
09-17-2012, 07:29 PM
You need a colon after "http" in your link.

thank you... the link now works :smile-new:

JB
09-17-2012, 07:47 PM
They already apologized for the boat thing. And that shocked the crap out of all of us. There's no way they will make two apologies a decade.

Odysseus
09-17-2012, 09:18 PM
The Democrats were showing their support for the military, it just wasn't our military.

Hubie
09-17-2012, 11:42 PM
If it weren't for incompetence, Democrats would have no competence at all. :evil-grin:

Gina
09-18-2012, 09:54 AM
After all the hell dems raised because Romney didn't mention the military at the RNC convention, you'd think they would make their contribution to giving props to the military a little more accurate.

Hubie
09-18-2012, 10:01 AM
After all the hell dems raised because Romney didn't mention the military at the RNC convention, you'd think they would make their contribution to giving props to the military a little more accurate.

Psst! They're Democrats.

Zeus
09-18-2012, 03:21 PM
After all the hell dems raised because Romney didn't mention the military at the RNC convention, you'd think they would make their contribution to giving props to the military a little more accurate.

Ody has it right. The Dems were giving props to the Military just not The US military.

Generation Why?
09-18-2012, 06:51 PM
Eh. Generic stock footage. Not that big a deal.

Odysseus
09-18-2012, 07:51 PM
Eh. Generic stock footage. Not that big a deal.

It's actually a big deal for a number of reasons. First, as somebody who spent a major chunk of my life serving in the defense of the United States, I don't appreciate seeing the DNC give props to our enemies. Given the overt sympathies that more than a few Dems had for the Soviets (and the disdain that they had for us), I find it insulting. If they can't tell who the good guys are, it may be because they were on the wrong side. Second, it's sloppy staff work. At that level, you don't want to do anything to embarrass the campaign. Screwing over your boss because you're too lazy to check the footage, twice, is the kind of incompetence that we've come to expect from the Obama staff.

MountainMan
09-18-2012, 09:33 PM
Did they do anything right at the DNC? Well, they lied right. All the DNC was, was nothing but lies.

Just remember, you can't spell "Dunce" without the DNC......

NJCardFan
09-18-2012, 09:57 PM
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