USAF Thunderbirds doing 'Mirror Image' maneuver
Obama makes Thunderbirds wait so he can attend fundraiser. Class, all class. After giving a commencement speech to Air Force Academy graduates, the president made the Thunderbirds stop their show midstream so he could leave and get to a Denver fundraiser. God knows how much fuel it wasted having F-16s buzzing around aimlessly for a half hour.

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Not so silent
June 6, 2012 9:15 am

Why did Obama even bother to show up at the Air Force Academy graduation? He hates the military, he didn’t get any money for his campaign and I am sure he would get zero votes from these folks…Perhaps just an ego trip. What a prick, Couldn’t stick around and watch the show? Obama has no clue, he shows up and thinks its all about him….

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Tatersalad
June 6, 2012 9:31 am

Photo op for his left wing losers base! That’s all folks!

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June 6, 2012 9:40 am

“Couldn’t stick around and watch the show?”

We’re only talking 20 minutes more. He couldn’t sit for 20 minutes and watch the Thunderbirds. Hell, most guys wouldn’t consider that a chore. Most of us would be trying to find an excuse to stay.

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poppajoe49
June 7, 2012 6:30 am

He was probably worried that they were armed and might not be too happy with him!

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rick57
June 7, 2012 8:27 am

He went to the Air Force Academy so his trip to Colorado could be listed as official that way his campaign only had to pay for the fuel from Colorado Springs to Denver instead of DC to Denver. It’s just another way oba MAO and his re-election team are sticking the taxpayers with his campaign bills.

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June 29, 2012 12:33 am

That air force academy graduation is very nice concept said by thunderbirds gift

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Tatersalad
June 6, 2012 9:29 am

Here is how the United States Commander-in-Chief is honoring D-Day………fundraisers! How typical. This is what Barack Obama thinks of our veterans and families, wives and children of the men who gave their lives for this country.

http://moonbattery.com/?p=12539

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Not so silent
June 6, 2012 9:34 am

To Obama every day is D-Day.. it means “Dollar Day”

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Elrond Hubbard
June 6, 2012 9:43 am

The clock is running on this narcissistic sociopath. Every day the November election gets closer. We can’t miss this opportunity to throw this pathetic loser out.

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rightinwa
June 6, 2012 9:43 am

Douche bag.

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PsychoDad
June 6, 2012 9:56 am

Another entry for the “Obama Snubs ___ ” list we had a couple days ago.

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June 6, 2012 10:07 am

Low class dipshit.

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Noelegy
June 6, 2012 10:49 am

Dick dickity dick dick dick.

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Progressive Hemrrhoid
June 6, 2012 3:00 pm

The Military already hates “Dear Leader’s” Marxist guts, and he knows it. To a narcissistic sociopath like him that must really suck. So he just continues to disrespect them, but that’s OK, because I bet our military heroes get even in November.

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rick57
June 7, 2012 8:32 am

Not if they are assigned to a duty station outside of CONUS. Or they are from Florida and voting with an absentee ballot. Oh wait that applies to all absentee military ballots doesn’t it? I got it confused with the Bush/Gore election.
For those who don’t know CONUS is a military ancronym for Continental United States

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Babydoll102187
June 7, 2012 8:36 am

The thought occured to me last night. I’ll bet after this election if/when Obama is voted out, a politician(probably a politian on the left side of things) will propose a bill that all current service members while under contract can no longer vote, citing a conflict of interest to the Commander in Chief.

It seems ridiculous, but nothing is too low for the the Party of Rats. Especially if their dear One loses in November.

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poppajoe49
June 7, 2012 3:53 pm

Babydoll, if they try that crap, there will be an unprecedented outcry that will make every Dumb run for cover!

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Babydoll102187
June 8, 2012 9:19 am

I would think so, but I can see their MSM cohorts pushing for it.

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GhostntheMachine
June 7, 2012 7:16 pm

Hey Babydoll, are you the one who posted the link to the Sheepdog parable way back ?

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Babydoll102187
June 8, 2012 9:13 am

Yes. Whhhhyyyyy…..? :)

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GhostntheMachine
June 8, 2012 11:15 am

I thought so, it was the first I’d seen it and filed it to keep. Saw this and thought of you

http://www.rangerup.com/sheepdog.html

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Babydoll102187
June 8, 2012 2:41 pm

That is AWESOME! I think I will order one, or two, or ten :) to send along to my husband! Thank you!!!!

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sa_rose
June 8, 2012 6:18 pm

We should get one for Notsosilent!

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Not so silent
June 8, 2012 8:33 pm

Which one?…:) Personally I like the “I run toward Gunfire”

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Spike72AFA
June 7, 2012 9:07 am

As a grad and father of a grad of USAFA, I can tell you that this is unprecedented. There is a rotation of POTUS, VPOTUS, and SECDEF to speak at the graduations of the service academies. At USAFA, it is traditional that that the Thunderbirds start their show immediately after the presiding officer says, “You are dismissed.” The show is pretty standard and is a highlight of the graduation ceremony. It is not uncommon for the speaker to leave right after the ceremony, but I have never heard of them closing the airspace so they can slip out early. The fact that his staff wouldn’t schedule the fundraiser 1/2 hour later is a clear demonstration of this administration’s priorities. Sad.

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sa_rose
June 8, 2012 6:20 pm

Especially because Dnever is truly a hop, skip and a jump fomr the AF academy. When I lived in C Springs, the Academy was about 30 min noth of town (yes, I am THAT old!) Not eh Academy is the north side of town! Denver is what a couple hours drive, maybe 30 min by air?

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poppajoe49
June 9, 2012 4:24 am

When I was in the AF (early 80’s), I was in Denver (Aurora) for tech school at Lowry AFB, which is now an “Urban Community” http://www.lowry.org/
I never made it to the Springs because I didn’t have a car at the time.
It does seem to me however that “the one” could have waited a few minutes and watched the airshow. The Thunderbirds are an amazing team, and he should be proud of them. I’m sure the fundraiser would have waited until he got there.

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sa_rose
June 9, 2012 3:10 pm

Exactly. Is he such a dupe that they would start without him? Wait, never mind. Strike that last question.

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