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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:52 PM

Boehner: Obama Using Service Members As ‘Campaign Props’

Boehner: Obama Using Service Members As ‘Campaign Props’



House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday accused President Obama of using the armed forces as "campaign props" in discussions to replace automatic budget cuts known as the sequester.

"The president proposed this sequester, yet he's far more interested in holding campaign rallies than in urging his Senate Democrats to pass a plan," Boehner said during a press conference on Capitol Hill.

He continued: "Listen, the president says we have to have another tax increase to avoid the sequestration. Well, Mr. President, you got your tax increase. It's time to cut spending in Washington. Instead of using or military men and women as campaign props, if the president was serious, he would sit down with Harry Reid and address our problems."

Flanked by more than a dozen first responders in uniform on Tuesday, Obama offered dire warnings about the consequences of the sequester, set to take effect March 1.

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http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/boehner-obama-using-service-members-as-campaign-props

OMG! Republicans prove they're not only despicable, but also desperate and lame. LOL!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022424877

It keeps getting better. Mission Accomplished!





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Reply Boehner: Obama Using Service Members As ‘Campaign Props’ (Original post)
ProSense Feb 2013 OP
Cha Feb 2013 #1
samsingh Feb 2013 #2
Berlum Feb 2013 #3
Wait Wut Feb 2013 #4
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #5
babylonsister Feb 2013 #6
dhill926 Feb 2013 #7
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #8
malaise Feb 2013 #10
LineLineLineNew Reply .
ProSense Feb 2013 #13
malaise Feb 2013 #15
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #9
stillcool Feb 2013 #11
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #12
Taverner Feb 2013 #14
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #16
phantom power Feb 2013 #17

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:56 PM

1. I'm sure the "Service Members" are taking note of what boner

thinks of them.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:57 PM

2. he's commander in chief

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:57 PM

3. Boehner lied about the 'service members' as anyone can see

There ain't one military person in the pic. They are all first responders.

Why do Republicans always lie?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:59 PM

4. STFU Boner.

You will never, ever, ever in a brazillion years be loved as much as our President. Oh, btw, he's YOUR President, too. Thought you might need a fucking reminder.

Just to make this comment a little more relavent, those men and women look pretty damned proud to be standing behind our President. Gotta say, it makes me feel proud to see them there. A lot more proud than when I have to endure your Grinchy orange face sneering behind him.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:59 PM

5. Anyone remember this GWB campaign ad from 2004?



Where they are LITERALLY PROPS.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:00 PM

6. I bet he wishes he could take that one back.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:01 PM

7. Campaign is over, Orange One.....

we won.....

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:03 PM

8. Mission Accomplished, Indeed! Here's another staged Bush photo...


As rescue efforts continue in the rubble of the World Trade Center, President Bush puts his arms around firefighter Bob Beck while standing in front of the World Trade Center debris during a tour of the devastation, Friday September 14, 2001. Bush is standing on a burned fire truck. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said 4,763 people have been reported missing in the devastation of the World Trade Center. (Doug Mills/The Associated Press)

He went to Ground Zero, and was photographed at the site on the wreckage with a fireman. One thing that’s obvious, but it’s worth bringing out there, is that there are very few casual photographs of the president of the United States. The whole thing is managed. With the exception of the guy hurling the shoe at him, these are all photo opportunities that are organized by the White House Press Department and set up for the members of the traveling pool or media group that accompanies him everywhere. So you have to look at them within that framework, that it’s being orchestrated to send a message. And, in this case, the message is that the Commander in Chief is getting his feet dirty at the site of the attacks, and is showing that he cares, that he’s in control, that he’s a leader.


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http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/mirror-mirror-on-the-wall/



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:08 PM

10. You want to see a real prop?

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:18 PM

13. .




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Response to ProSense (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:20 PM

15. I don't plan to fugging forget

Effin' hypocrites. Who used the military more than George Bush and Dick Cheney and where were the effin' ReTHUGs

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:05 PM

9. Um, Boner .... speaking of props ...




?w=360&h=240&crop=1


You useless POS.


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:09 PM

11. is the President running...

for something? Or, is talking to the American people about things the press won't cover 'campaigning'?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:15 PM

12. EVERY speech Bush gave was in front of the military...have they forgottern?

Can they be that stupid?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:18 PM

14. What? Silly GOP - the election was LAST year!

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:31 PM

16. Kick & Rec!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:32 PM

17. right....





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