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Watching brave Navy Seals from the safety of the situation room – Update: staged photo

AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza

In this image released by the White House and digitally altered by the source to diffuse the paper in front of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House.

First thing I saw this morning was this photo.  Can you believe this?  I guess Obama thinks he finally got his “Oklahoma City Moment.” Sickening.  Who in the world would be filming this killing?  Did they dispatch a white house filming crew or something?

Why would the white house release such a photo as this if not purely as what they consider to be “good publicity?”  There is no other reason on earth why.  There is a little problem with it though, Obama looks like he’s about 10 years old.  Not a very demanding or commanding presence.

I had noticed the crowd that had gathered, at least what they showed on tv, to celebrate and at the time there was a feeling that something was a little off.  Now I know there is no way that was a spontaneous crowd.  It was all very young people, screaming and pumping fists in unison.  Looked like something out of Egypt or Libya.  And the huge American flags…..no way do these young people have a brand new American flag just hanging around in their apartment.  Many were almost glistening with newness with creases very prominent having just been removed from the packaging.  Who provided the flags?  Where would they get them at 10:30 at night?  So who had organized them?  Probably an Organizing for America or ACORN operation.

I  give all credit and honor to the Navy Seals.  Brave men putting their lives on the line while these punks sit in perfect safety watching it like some porno flick or something.  And then have gall to release it for publication.  Who would even think to have the AP there to take the picture?  Stinks.

And when I add this photo to the statement I heard that Obama had made yesterday, “the country is united as they were after 9/11” there is no doubt in my mind they are thinking of this purely in political terms.  All PR as it relates to Barack Hussein Obama.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20110502/us_time/httpswamplandtimecom20110502insidethesituationroomweveiddgeronimoxidrssfullnationyahoo

The administration is trying to convert its successful killing of Osama bin Laden into domestic political clout, as it faces  a tough summer of deficit-debates, rising gas-prices and and stubborn unemployment numbers.

The political “unity that we felt on 9/11 has frayed a little bit over the years, and I have no illusions about the difficulties of the debates that we’ll have to be engaged in, in the weeks and months to come,” President Barack Obama told a White House dinner for Hill chairmen and chairwomen last night. “It is my fervent hope that we can harness some of that unity and some of that pride [sparked by the bin Laden killing] to confront the many challenges that we still face,” he said at the close of his short speech before the dinner.

Update:  Now I’m hearing the whole thing was staged.  I guess they were staring at a blank screen.  Everything is staged with this bunch.  But I should have known since the photo was an AP photo, so they had to be called in to take it.  I thought that Hillary was the only one who looked horrified at what she was seeing, but now she says it was just allergies.  🙂   And to think these clowns are in charge of the country.  Now that is horrifying.

Posted:  05.03.11 @8:18 a.m.  Updated:  Added the Daily Caller link 05.03.11 @ 10:53 a.m.  Updated:  05.05.11 @ 6:35 p.m.

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CEO of ACORN: Last week it was a vast right wing conspiracy, now she’s “outraged” by tapes

“ACORN is alleging that the filmmakers committed a felony by shooting the footage of ACORN employees in the act of providing advice on how to falsify tax forms and set-up a child prostitution business—to a man and a woman posing as a pimp and a prostitute.”

To quote CEO, Bertha Lewis:

“It is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist ‘filmmaker’ O’Keefe and his partner in crime,’ ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis said in a statement over the weekend. “And, in fact, a crime it was—our lawyers believe a felony—and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators.

She said:

We are their Willy Horton for 2009.  We are the boogeyman for the right-wing and its echo chambers.

A little race baiting?  Nah.

My what a difference a week makes.

Sunday, 09.20.09 in an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News, Ms. Lewis says:

WALLACE: Ms. Lewis, when those videos of ACORN workers who were helping what they thought were a pimp and a prostitute first came out, you said the following — and let’s put it up: “We are their Willie Horton for 2009. We are the bogeyman for the right wing and its echo chamber.”

Now the vast majority of Democrats in the House and the Senate have voted to cut funding for ACORN. Can you still say this is just about race and politics?

LEWIS: Well, we are the largest community organization of low- and moderate-income folks and mostly people of color. And of course, any organization is not entirely perfect.

I think Congress, you know, will be looking at doing an anti-ACORN amendment and just singling out one organization, but we continue to make sure that all of our employees — if they’re too stupid to understand that they are not reaching professional standards, we terminate them.

And we actually make sure that, you know, what we do internally is serving our constituents: 500,000 poor black and brown, Asian and white people in this country. So I was outraged by it. Everyone should be. And I can understand how the Congress was also.

(…..)

WALLACE: Are you willing to open your books up to…

LEWIS: I am willing to do the work that I need to do every single day, not be distracted, make sure that things that we do well we beef up, and things that we don’t do so well that we change and we reform.

I have to work for poor people. I have to make sure I’m saving people’s homes. I have to make sure that children don’t get lead poisoning. That’s my job.

Blah, blah, blah – but will you open the books, Bertha?

And our president yesterday said the ACORN story was not something he was paying attention to.

Here’s the full exchange:

STEPHANOPOULOS:  How about the funding for ACORN?

OBAMA:  You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely.  I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.

OBAMA:  You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  So you’re not committing to — to cut off the federal funding?

OBAMA:  George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country.  It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.

See:

*Previous Post
*The Opinionater
*Full Transcript of Fox Interview with Lewis and Issa
*Obama ABC This Week
*Complete first statement of Bertha Lewis (now removed from Acorn website – a little scrub-a-dub-dub)

Posted:  09.21.09

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