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Exclusive - The Vetting - Barack Obama, the First Tea Partier

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:53 PM
OK I just spit up my lemonade. Seeing is believing...

In 2009, President Barack Obama reportedly called members of the Tea Party "tea#snip#." It turns out that our fourth greatest president, first in so many things, may have been the first "tea#snip#" himself, as seen in the 1997 photograph above. Yes, that really is Barack Obama wearing a regimental coat and carrying a tricorn hat in his hand. And that flag behind him really is a Gadsden flag, with its serpent and its "Don't Tread On Me" slogan. You may want to let all of this sink in a bit, especially if you're a Tea Party-bashing progressive.

A picture is worth a thousand words

The media's failure is all the more glaring, given that the forgotten photograph has been in plain view for fifteen years. It appeared on the front page of Chicago's Hyde Park Herald on July 9th, 1997, and was taken by legendary photographer Nancy Campbell Hays. (The larger version of the image is below this article. The original, which was donated to the University of Chicago, is not yet available for public view; the image obtained by Breitbart News was very dark, and so it was lightened in Photoshop).

The Herald's caption below the photograph read:

Hey, look over here! Something catches the attention of Sen. Barack Obama (13th), Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (25th), Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) and Stephanie Franklin as they lead the annual "4th on 53rd" parade.

In 1997, Obama was beginning his first term as a state senator in Illinois. He and his fellow politicians were asked to lead the "4th on 53rd" parade, which is Hyde Park's 4th of July celebration--one not too different from many other places in America, it turns out. All the politicians who attended were expected to dress the part. The Herald even published a story the week before, on July 2nd, confirming in advance that Obama would be "wearing colonial attire."

With most politicians, wearing colonial dress for a public celebration like the 4th of July would be considered a bit colorful, but not extraordinary.

In Obama's case, it's more like proof of hypocrisy.

Since 2009, the ridicule of Tea Party signs and costumes has been so constant from Obama, the mainstream media, and the left that Glenn Beck encouraged people to stop dressing up so as not to give them an excuse.

edit on Sat May 26 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:56 PM
I was just reading this until i got side tracked in another thread

Yeah the height of hypocrisy everyone thinks they are a "patriot" when they are peddling "what the Us should be".

The left and Obama owes the TPM an apology for exercising their constitutional right to free speech and assembly.

They can't have it both ways but damn they sure try like hell.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:58 PM
reply to post by neo96

The Gadsen flying behind him in all of its glory is the cherry on top for me. Hopefully the original image will crop up for better clarity.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:15 PM
I read your OP, and this happened.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:49 PM
Darnyou Jib....

Beat me to it.

Crazy stuff. Just goes to show you that they (politicians) will say and do anything.... without thinking.

I sure hope the Tea Party is an effective tool in this election and I wish they would rise up and be counted as in 2010 election.

I think they are but they media is ignoring them... good. Good news and deeds don't need the MSM to aid them-it will pass along by itself.

'I can't get the tune "I'm a Yankie Dootle Dandy...." out of my head.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:50 PM
reply to post by jibeho

To funny, he is just everywhere, like another poster said, like Forrest Gump.

Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.
Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was going somewhere, I was running!

You know it's funny what a young man recollects? 'Cause I don't remember bein' born. I don't recall what I got for my first Christmas and I don't know when I went on my first outdoor picnic. But I do remember the first time I heard the sweetest voice in the wide world.

I'm sorry I had to fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.

My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump. I gotta pee.

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on. Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.

In the land of China, people hardly got nothing at all.

Who I'm gonna be?

My momma always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where the go, where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes, I bet if I think about it real hard I can remember my first pair of shoes.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Run, Forrest! Run!

Memorable quotes from
Forrest Gump

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 02:18 PM
Given that he will say anything to any given audience, I would not be surprised to see BARack Obama (as he pronounnced it fin the 90s) taking-up any insignia to get attention.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 02:27 PM
reply to post by jibeho

Priceless! I must say this is a great find!
The Gadsen flag is the clincher!

Barack Obama, the First Tea Partier, and The Original Birther!

Look at all of the flags, this was Obama "amused" by the Tea Party.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 02:47 PM

Originally posted by beezzer
I read your OP, and this happened.

I am so sorry for your avatar.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 03:02 PM
reply to post by jdub297

Oh. It's not MY avatar.

MY avatar was so upset over the hypocracy of Obama that he hung a small strange white rabbit.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 03:56 PM
I think Obama was installed as a disposable asset who has had his strings controlled from way back. Things like this continue to dribble out, adding to the pile of evidence of fraud that will be conveniently fed via the MSM when the time is right to start up trouble.
Think about it - if Obama were impeached many people in the US would lose it. This would more or less give them the perfect excuse for instituting martial law.
He will do the bidding of his masters lest he gets outed, much the same as many in Congress.

What I find amazing is how the MSM has twisted Obama's past or covered it up for so long people still refuse to see the truth. It's going to be a sad reckoning, whenever it happens.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:10 PM
Is Breitbart honestly suggesting that this 4th of July parade in Chicago along 53rd Street back in 1997 is the "Tea Party Movement" of today - that same TPM that is a bought-and-paid-for extension of the Big Banks and Koch Brothers? The TPM co-opted the Gadsen flag just as they were co-opted by the Big Bankers and GOP.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:16 PM
Well you can't get any more tea partish than throwing a "revolutionary" coat and and stick a corn cob pipe in his mouth and call it macaroni.

edit on 23-5-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:19 PM
reply to post by neo96

It's called being a patriot. Thank you for posting a photo of Obama highlighting his patriotism, circa 1997. But please don't insult our intelligence by implying that being a patriot, or donning a regimental coat or tricorn hat is "Tea Partyish", since the current version of the Tea Party is nothing more than the GOP banking shills in disguise.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:21 PM
Well for one thing Nancy Campbell Hays was a real photographer from Chicago. Obama just #snip# himself it looks like. I wonder what else is new about ol' Barry...
edit on Sat May 26 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by Blackmarketeer

Whatever here is a quote that speaks to "patriotism"

The world does not owe you anything. You are born into an overpopulated planet,you have more possessions by the age two than what most people will have in their entire lives,you drive your gas guzzling automobiles to your money hungry jobs, you vote for people who aren't fit to run a Chuck-E-Cheese, you sit on your swedish furniture watching reality tv on your Korean television set and insist your one patriotic soul. They are as cheap as the porn they subscribe to.

If the shoe fits.
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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:30 PM
Here is what the new "patriotic" Tea Party has gotten us:

HOW BANKS BOUGHT THE TEA PARTY: Cash Transforms Populist Insurgents To Reliable Vote For Financial Industry

Yep, some real "patriots" there.

And a question for the Brietbart fanboys; what chapter of the "Tea Party Movement" was in existence back in 1997? The very first instance of it was from Ron Paul in 2007, a fundraising event for him, but then it resurfaced as a Koch-funded GOP "grass roots" movement designed to do nothing more than get more GOP candidates elected to push favorable legislation for the Big Banks and Koch industries.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 05:18 PM
reply to post by Blackmarketeer

And a question for the Brietbart fanboys;

That is a serious derailing intro for a question. Doesn't matter, what matters is that he was at that rally in 1997, and said something in 2009 that made him sound like a hypocrite. Hypocrisy at it's finest.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by KonquestAbySS

Rally? What rally? This was a Fourth of July Parade in Chicago. It was not a "tea party" rally. There was no such thing as a "tea party" in 1997. And the Gadsen flag has been around and used for various patriotic events (like 4th of July parades) since revolutionary times - it did NOT and does NOT stand for the Koch-bankrolled version of the "Tea Party Movement" of 2009 - it was just co-opted by them to fool the sheep. The real hypocrites are the ##snipped##, the GOP shills pretending to be a grass-roots movement but really are in the back pockets of the Big Banks. Proof? Look at the favorable legislation for the banking and financial sector coming from your vaunted "Tea Party" freshmen.
edit on Wed May 23 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 05:42 PM
reply to post by Blackmarketeer

A 4th of July Parade on the 9th of July? Usually it would be before the 4th not after.

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