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  1. #1 Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media? 
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    Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is 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
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    DU did not like this story!!

    confused08 (33 posts) Sun Sep-28-08 09:29 AM
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    Obama told not to wear the bracelet? Is this real?
    maddezmom DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-28-08 09:46 AM
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    Newsbusters is not a Latest Breaking News source.
    Newsbusters has the dad on radio saying they wanted Obama to stop wearing the bracelet.
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    [QUOTE=LibraryLady;57657
    I said it was just a prop to Obama[/QUOTE]

    Then they shouldn't have given it to him.
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    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.
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    She expected a private moment in a public campaign? She shouldn't have given it to him, I repeat.
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    Well, she is stupid enough to be an obama supporter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    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.
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    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.
    Last edited by jinxmchue; 09-28-2008 at 11:07 AM.
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    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/...sons-bracelet/

    Poor Obama....NOT.:p
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    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.
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