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Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son’s Bracelet… He STILL Does

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posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 08:58 AM
Why should Obama care? Dead soldiers are just props for the democrat party.

Barack Obama played the “me too” game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Shockingly, however, 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?

Even the snow job that the radio host tried to pull off to cover for Barack’s refusing the wishes of the family of the KIA soldier who’s bracelet he wears doesn’t pass the smell test. After all, now that Obama has made it a big point in the debates, I guess the silent observance of Sgt. Jopek is no longer so silent and Obama is back to exploiting the death of a soldier even when he was asked NOT to do so by that soldier’s parents.

To pile insult onto injury here, the Mother doesn’t even want to force the issue of telling Obama to stop exploiting her son because she wants to see him win the election. Obama is not only taking advantage of this brave soldier’s death, he is taking advantage of the good wishes of the man’s Mother who doesn’t want to hurt the campaign.

This all makes Obama look pretty calculating and blood chillingly callous, doesn’t it?

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 09:41 AM
yea... blood chillingly callous.

Bomb, bomb, bomb...
Bomb, bomb, Iran.

Go John, Kell 'em all!

Give me a break.

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 09:59 AM
So, this is secondhand information that where the person says "I say she says this, but you can't ask her personally because she will refuse the interview".....

And I have a supermodel\secret agent girlfriend who lives in Canada, you can't call her to check because she doesn't have a phone.

[edit on 28-9-2008 by Tiloke]

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 04:17 PM

Originally posted by Tiloke
So, this is secondhand information that where the person says "I say she says this, but you can't ask her personally because she will refuse the interview".....

And I have a supermodel\secret agent girlfriend who lives in Canada, you can't call her to check because she doesn't have a phone.

[edit on 28-9-2008 by Tiloke]

You can show this to your supermodel girlfriend

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 08:05 PM
Why are you posting us a thread that holds not true to it. Make this accusation about Obama then you refer us to a conservative blog that is just merely all talk.

Where is this habit coming from ATS members here where they smear and candidate and all they have to show for it is "talk" on a political bias site. I mean really now, stick to the facts. Deny ignorance.

[edit on 28-9-2008 by southern_Guardian]

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 08:15 PM
Did you stop to think that perhaps the parents DID want/ask him to wear it and then wanted to garner some attention for themselves by calling up the media to claim their wishes are not being followed. Or perhaps their friends/family felt they were out of line giving it to Obama and the family is now back-pedalling claiming they've asked him to stop. People are crazy and looking for their own 15 mins of fame nowadays.

I...and you...have no clue what the whole story is because we weren't there.


posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 08:42 PM
The mother/wife did write to the Obama camp and ask that he stop talking about her son on the campaign trail BUT, she told the AP that she was ecstatic when Obama brought it up during the debate Friday night.

I can't stand Obama and am disgusted that he's up in the polls. I just can't believe that people are so desperate they are basically going to cut off their feet so they can buy themselves a pair of shoes. It's mind-boggling to me and very, VERY scary ...

... but by the same token, as much as I detest Obama, I don't like it when I see people posting misleading or bad information to smear his name.

Obama's record and his past speaks for itself and is the only ammunition needed to show how dangerous he would be as POTUS. Unfortunatly, there are a lot of people out there that won't bother to check his record because they like the way he talks and they are buying into it his words hook, line and sinker. The few, and I mean, VERY few, people that do take the time and really check his record can see that his actions aren't reflective of his words, but those people somehow choose to dismiss all common sense and justify their support of him by simply saying and wrongly believing that anyone is better than Bush.

You think things are bad now? God help us all if Obama wins this election. Our current financial crises and 9/11 will seem like a trip to Disneyland compared to what we will experience if Obama becomes the next President of the United States of America.


posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 09:07 PM

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