Obama wins the Sissy Contest

It’s hard to imagine one adult would ever frame a debate retort by starting with “I’ve got a bracelet, too,” but it happened at the first Presidential debate this past Friday.

“Uh uh Jim, deh uh let me just make a point.  I’ve got a bracelet, too.  From [trying to read] Sargent uhhhhh…….. uh.  From the mother of, uh [reading] Sargent…”

Yep, the Golden Child himself actually punctuated a point by noting that he had a shiny new bracelet given to him by a Gold Star Mother, to match the one given to McCain a while back.  The only problem is that we were given a glimpse into how much it actually meant to Barry – he forgot the name on it and had to fumble to check the name.

That’s what happens when you use a gift from a gold Star Mother as a political prop, Barry.  We know it wasn’t meaningful to you.  Your charade failed in the eyes of anyone with clarity.

Such an exchange is more fitting in a schoolyard, where two young girls discuss the relative beauty and strength of each of their toy bracelets.  Of course, I wrote that it is hard to imagine any adult raising such a point, and the evidence is coming in that Barry Obama just isn’t an adult.

That being said, today we learn that the parents of the fallen soldier are a bit upset at what they characterize as Obama’s misuse of the bracelet and the Gold Star Mom’s gesture. 

Newsbusters reports…

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. This begins at about 10 minutes into the radio program. (Download radio show HERE)


Brian Jopek: Because of some of the negative feedback she’s gotten on the Internet, you know Internet blogs, you know people accusing her of… or accusing Obama of trying to get votes doing it… and that sort of thing.

Radio Host Moberg: Yeah

Jopek: She has turned down any subsequent interviews with the media because she just didn’t want it to get turned into something that it wasn’t. She had told me in an email that she had asked, actually asked Mr. Obama to not wear the bracelet any more at any of his public appearances. Which I don’t think he’s…

Moberg: It has been a while since he’s brought it up.

Jopek: Right. But, the other night I was watching the news and he was on, uh, speaking somewhere and he was still wearing it on his right wrist. I could see it on his right wrist. So, that’s his own choice. I mean that’s something Barack Obama, that’s a choice that he continues to wear it despite Tracy asking him not to… Because she is a Barack Obama supporter and she didn’t want to do anything to sabotage his campaign, so, if he’s still wearing the bracelet then, uh, that of course is entirely up to him.

Moberg: Maybe there’s a difference between wearing it and making a point to bring it up in your speeches?

Well, this family has some problems.

Why give Obama the bracelet in the first place?  Can anyone be so dimwitted as to think that Obama wouldn’t expliot such a gesture for political gain?   Evidently, these fine folks were that dimwitted.

Also the Jopek’s are split up, and who’s to say if Mr. Jopek’s account of his ex-wife’s opinion on the matter is even accurate?   Word is that Mrs. Jopek want’s Obama to win so bad, she doesn’t want to make an issue out of Obama’s exploitation and defying her wishes.  If true, it just demonstrates that Mrs. Jopek is indeed a loathsome creature, willing to compromise her integrity (if she even has any integrity) and see her dead son’s name exploited against her wishes just so that her preferred candidate can avoid the bad press.

If Mrs Jopek doesn’t mind having Obama expolit her dead son’s name, then she is still a loathsome creature, since her motivating factor here is an Obama victory, and she is all to quick to throw her dead son under a bus to help on a political campaign.

Mrs. Jopek, you’re either a lowlife or a dumbass.  Take your pick.  At least your son has the sweet release of death and is as far away from you as possible.