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LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 10:43 AM
Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media? (http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/09/28/family-told-obama-not-wear-soldier-sons-bracelet-where-media)



Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son's name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family.
Radio host Glenn Moberg of the show "Route 51" asked Mr. Jopek, a man who believes in the efforts in Iraq and is not in favor of Obama's positions on the war, what he and his ex-wife think of Obama continually using their son's name on the campaign trail.

Jopek began by saying that his ex-wife was taken aback, even upset, that Obama has made the death of her son a campaign issue. Jopek says his wife gave Obama the bracelet because "she just wanted Mr. Obama to know Ryan's name." Jopek went on to say that "she wasn't looking to turn it into a big media event" and "just wanted it to be something between Barack Obama and herself." Apparently, they were all shocked it became such a big deal.

But, he also said that his ex-wife has refused further interviews on the matter and that she wanted Obama to stop wearing the reminder of her son's sacrifice that he keeps turning into a campaign soundbyte


I said it was just a prop to Obama

LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 11:03 AM
DU did not like this story!!


confused08 (33 posts) Sun Sep-28-08 09:29 AM
Original message (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3515839#3515868)
Obama told not to wear the bracelet? Is this real?


maddezmom DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-28-08 09:46 AM
Response to Original message
22. locking

Newsbusters is not a Latest Breaking News source.

Newsbusters has the dad on radio saying they wanted Obama to stop wearing the bracelet.

linda22003
09-28-2008, 11:12 AM
[QUOTE=LibraryLady;57657
I said it was just a prop to Obama[/QUOTE]

Then they shouldn't have given it to him.

LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 11:17 AM
Jopek began by saying that his ex-wife was taken aback, even upset, that Obama has made the death of her son a campaign issue. Jopek says his wife gave Obama the bracelet because "she just wanted Mr. Obama to know Ryan's name." Jopek went on to say that "she wasn't looking to turn it into a big media event" and "just wanted it to be something between Barack Obama and herself." Apparently, they were all shocked it became such a big deal.

I think this made it clear.

linda22003
09-28-2008, 11:20 AM
She expected a private moment in a public campaign? She shouldn't have given it to him, I repeat.

LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 11:21 AM
Well, she is stupid enough to be an obama supporter.

jinxmchue
09-28-2008, 12:05 PM
She expected a private moment in a public campaign? She shouldn't have given it to him, I repeat.

If they asked him not to use it publicly like he has been doing, then it's not their fault, linda. Don't even try to paint them as the bad guys. The Obamessiah got what he needed from them and now he's kicked them to the curb. That is how the Obamessiah operates and how he will operate if - God forbid - he wins the presidency. He'll take and use what he needs to advance himself and only himself.

jinxmchue
09-28-2008, 12:05 PM
Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media? (http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/09/28/family-told-obama-not-wear-soldier-sons-bracelet-where-media)

The media is too busy ass-kissing and fellating the Obamessiah.

Of course, if this had been about McCain, it would've been the top story.

d_va
09-28-2008, 12:40 PM
This needs to get out to the media....especially hannity, rush, billo ? They have the resources to check out the story and get the word out.

The PUMAs are on it too.....

http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2008/09/28/family-told-obama-not-to-wear-soldier-sons-bracelet/

Poor Obama....NOT.:p

expat-pattaya
09-28-2008, 02:02 PM
She expected a private moment in a public campaign? She shouldn't have given it to him, I repeat.

If they requested it BACK then he is a scumbag for keeping it.

Jeez, some people will excuse any behavior if it is their candidate doing it.

linda22003
09-28-2008, 02:03 PM
If they asked him not to use it publicly like he has been doing, then it's not their fault, linda. Don't even try to paint them as the bad guys.

They're not bad guys. Just naive guys.

ralph wiggum
09-28-2008, 02:06 PM
This needs to get out to the media....especially hannity, rush, billo ? They have the resources to check out the story and get the word out.

The PUMAs are on it too.....

http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2008/09/28/family-told-obama-not-to-wear-soldier-sons-bracelet/

Poor Obama....NOT.:p

No offense, but it needs to get out to CNN, MSNBC & Fox News. The usual talk shows won't get the word out enough.

LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 02:13 PM
Jake Tapper (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/bracelet-wars.html)on ABC has picked up the story.

jinxmchue
09-28-2008, 02:21 PM
Jake Tapper (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/bracelet-wars.html)on ABC has picked up the story.

Uh, yeah. He "picked it up" like you pick up something you really don't want to touch.

LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 03:27 PM
Drudge has linked to the Jake Tapper story. I guess we take what we can get.

PoliCon
09-28-2008, 11:27 PM
The media is too busy ass-kissing and fellating the Obamessiah.

Of course, if this had been about McCain, it would've been the top story.sad but so very true.

LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 11:32 PM
I guess Obama got to the mom:

Soldier's mom defends Obama's mention of bracelet (http://www.startribune.com/local/29863889.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD 3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUl)


MILWAUKEE - After Tracy Jopek gave Sen. Barack Obama a bracelet in honor of her son who was killed in Iraq, she asked Obama not to mention the bracelet on the campaign trail.

But Jopek told The Associated Press on Sunday that she's satisfied with how Obama discussed it during last week's presidential debate.

she admits:

So she e-mailed the Obama campaign through its Web site asking that he not mention it during debates or speeches and debates.

Which he ignored

all she wanted was for him to remember her son's name - and he didn't.

AmPat
09-28-2008, 11:38 PM
Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media? (http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/09/28/family-told-obama-not-wear-soldier-sons-bracelet-where-media)



I said it was just a prop to Obama

Another one thrown under the bus?:eek:

AmPat
09-28-2008, 11:43 PM
They're not bad guys. Just naive guys.

I agree. There are three reasons not to have done this:
1. Never trust a Liberal
2. Never trust a DIMocRAT
3. Never trust Uh-Bama

Eyelids
09-29-2008, 02:46 AM
The mom was quoted as being estatic that Obama mentioned her son...

Zathras
09-29-2008, 03:01 AM
The mom was quoted as being estatic that Obama mentioned her son...

And just where can this be found Blinky?

Eyelids
09-29-2008, 03:21 AM
http://www.nbc15.com/state/headlines/29864149.html

Cold Warrior
09-29-2008, 09:02 AM
http://www.nbc15.com/state/headlines/29864149.html

Heh. Another "big story ignored by the liberal media" regarding the evil Kenyan/Indoneasian/Icelandic Obama blows away in smoke. Are there any real issues in this campaign?

LibraryLady
09-29-2008, 09:08 AM
She acknowledges e-mailing the campaign in February asking that Obama not mention her son in speeches or debate

Which he ignored.

She gave it to him so he would remember Ryan's name-

Which he didn't.


She wouldn't directly say whether she wanted Obama to refrain from mentioning the bracelet again, but she hopes the whole issue will just go away.

blinky, I already mentioned this.

d_va
09-29-2008, 09:33 AM
Fox did cover it this morning. Played the dad's soundbite, mom thinks the BO campaign might not have gotten her request, but I just saw a link here now saying she thinks it's okay.

Still troubling BO couldn't remember the young warrior's name.

Sonnabend
09-29-2008, 10:01 AM
....as if he cares?

LibraryLady
09-29-2008, 10:05 AM
Brain Kilmeade (Fox and Friends) just tore up a liar for Obama who kept insisting the mother had never said WHAT SHE SAID SHE SAID in the email.

It was priceless. The Obama guy looked like an idiot. (redundant)