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    Default Another Obama Character Flaw?

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    Subject: {Disarmed} [BPSF] Police Officers and Obama

    I have read all of the emails from Law Enforcement & Military personnel about Barack Obama's rudeness and what seems to be disgust for basically anyone in uniform. Well, it's my turn to add to the list of emailers and here it is:

    So members of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police, (me included) and other local agencies inside Calhoun County are working with Secret Service in the security of Mr. Obama. Mr. Obama's bus arrives in Battle Creek and pulls into the stadium area. Before Mr. Obama exits the bus, he has the Secret Service get off and tell all Law Enforcement personnel in uniform that they now have to stand behind the bus so Mr. Obama is not seen with anyone in a Law Enforcement uniform before he gets off or while in the public view. So, everyone from Michigan State Police, Sheriff's Departments and other agencies look at each other for a brief second, go and stand behind the bus out of sight so Mr. Obama does not have to see, or be seen with, what to him is 'undesirables' since he refuses to be seen, or even acknowledge Military or Law Enforcement personnel in uniform.

    And he wants to be our commander-in-chief!

    At a time of war and terrorism in our world, this presidential candidate who is being protected by various branches of the military & law enforcement at the tax payers' expense, refuses to acknowledge, be seen with, or have in his photographed background, any type of Military or Law Enforcement in uniform.

    But this is not in the headlines or in the news or on TV. The TV news doesn't show us marching around behind the bus. In the future, look and see if you can see a single soldier or police officer in uniform when you see Obama. Why? I wonder what the story or media frenzy would be if it was Muslims, blacks, whites, Jews, or any other race, gender, religion, and/or occupation, that Mr. Obama refused to be seen with or have around him.

    Why would I make this up? Everyone in Law Enforcement knows we have traditionally had more funding under Democrats.

    Just food for thought leading up to November 4th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyRube View Post
    Trying to get some verification:

    Subject: {Disarmed} [BPSF] Police Officers and Obama

    I have read all of the emails from Law Enforcement & Military personnel about Barack Obama's rudeness and what seems to be disgust for basically anyone in uniform. Well, it's my turn to add to the list of emailers and here it is:

    So members of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police, (me included) and other local agencies inside Calhoun County are working with Secret Service in the security of Mr. Obama. Mr. Obama's bus arrives in Battle Creek and pulls into the stadium area. Before Mr. Obama exits the bus, he has the Secret Service get off and tell all Law Enforcement personnel in uniform that they now have to stand behind the bus so Mr. Obama is not seen with anyone in a Law Enforcement uniform before he gets off or while in the public view. So, everyone from Michigan State Police, Sheriff's Departments and other agencies look at each other for a brief second, go and stand behind the bus out of sight so Mr. Obama does not have to see, or be seen with, what to him is 'undesirables' since he refuses to be seen, or even acknowledge Military or Law Enforcement personnel in uniform.

    And he wants to be our commander-in-chief!

    At a time of war and terrorism in our world, this presidential candidate who is being protected by various branches of the military & law enforcement at the tax payers' expense, refuses to acknowledge, be seen with, or have in his photographed background, any type of Military or Law Enforcement in uniform.

    But this is not in the headlines or in the news or on TV. The TV news doesn't show us marching around behind the bus. In the future, look and see if you can see a single soldier or police officer in uniform when you see Obama. Why? I wonder what the story or media frenzy would be if it was Muslims, blacks, whites, Jews, or any other race, gender, religion, and/or occupation, that Mr. Obama refused to be seen with or have around him.

    Why would I make this up? Everyone in Law Enforcement knows we have traditionally had more funding under Democrats.

    Just food for thought leading up to November 4th.

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    That is interesting. It is also the exact opposite of the experience that I and my coworkers have had with Obama - even prior to the IAFF endorsement.

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    I'm no fan of Obama, but I think you may be reading too much into this. At this level of the political process, image is everything, whether it's a presidential candidate or even a sitting President. Why do you think the Secret Service wears plain clothes? In other countries "el Presidente" would be escorted by armed military troops and no one would think anything of it. Our President (or presidential hopefuls, for that matter) want to project an image of accessibility, visibility, and confidence, not be surrounded by armed guards 24-7 (yes, I realize he IS actually surrounded by armed guards 24-7, it's just important for it not to LOOK that way).

    Therefore, when his handlers "stage" an appearance, they want it to look like he's just out among the common folk, not being escorted by a platoon of cops. Part of my job is security, and I know that there are some situations that call for a visible security presence, and others that call for discreet, "invisible" protection. I think that a public appearance by a major political candidate falls into that latter category.

    Rest assured, if the appearance had been before a law enforcement or firefighter's union meeting, there would have been PLENTY of blue uniforms on the stage and in the background
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    Sounds like someone got their feelings hurt.
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    Spend a minute on Snopes.com and you will find out that this another false story. It amazes me that people actually take mass forwarded emails as factual since probably 90% of them are false....

    Of course most people forward this kinda stuff to people that they believe and think like they do.

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    I can guarantee you that there is one person in a uniform that you will NEVER, EVER see anywhere near Obama...For any reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    I can guarantee you that there is one person in a uniform that you will NEVER, EVER see anywhere near Obama...For any reason!

    ME!
    I would have no problem standing next to either in uniform.
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    but as i like to say.

    Everything i read on the net is not true? when did that happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    I can guarantee you that there is one person in a uniform that you will NEVER, EVER see anywhere near Obama...For any reason!

    ME!
    And why is that?

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    You are reading WAY too much into this.

    It is as simple as this : Having a bunch of police in uniform standing around you is BAD for your image. No matter how impractical that may sound, it is just what happens when people view the photos/video. That's all.

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    Default status: FALSE

    As was pointed out in your cross-post on officer.com, this is 99% misleading:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/michigan.asp

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