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September 28, 2008

Family of Fallen Soldier Sergeant Ryan David Jopek Told Barack “Me Too” Obama Not to Wear Their Son’s Bracelet … Barack Exploits Name Anyhow

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Here is some more change you can believe in … Not only does Obama forget the name of the fallen soldiers bracelet he is wearing … but the family had told him to stop wearing it. Hey, Barack … if you are going to exploit a fallen soldier, maybe, just maybe you might want to commit that heros name to memory!

SICK … The exploitation of the sacrifice of one of America’s bravest so that Barack Obama can appear to care about the military. However, Obama promised a different kind of campaign … who knew that it meant not abiding by the family wishes of a fallen military hero.

For all those people that watched the first Presidential Debate and said that Obama won, maybe they would like to analyze the actual debate and whether what was said during the debate was truthful, or proper. Remember back on Friday night when Barack Obama played the “me too” candidate and said that he to wore a bracelet of a fallen soldier? If you have forgotten, then watch below. Sadly, Barack Obama forgot the name of the very soldier’s bracelet who he was wearing.

Barack Obama:

“Uh, Jim, uh, let me just make a point. I’ve got a bracelet, too. From Sgt., uh, uh… From the mother, uh, of Sgt. Ryan David Jopek… given to me in Green Bay… And she asked me can you please make sure that another mother isn’t going through what I am going through.”

How very sad that Barack Obama could not remember the name of the soldier that he was using to pander for votes. However, that appears to be the least of Obama’s ills toward this family.


Actually, it turns out that the family of fallen Soldier Sergeant Ryan David Jopek told Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet months ago. It appears as though Obama has refused that plea.

Reported at News Busters Brian Jopek, the father of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in Iraq has asked Barack Obama to stop wearing this son’s bracelet … yet Obama continues to do so while pandering for votes while using the sacrifice of their son for his campaign.

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.

Listen to the radio show HERE. (approx 10 minutes into show)


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?

Here is an interesting thought from Wake Up America. Here is a bit of advice to family members of fallen heros to consider when you are being used and exploited by political campaigns. I hardly doubt your sons and daughters enlisted for military service so that some one could win an election. For the love of God honor your children’s memories the way they saw fit, not to serve for beliefs.

Now the mother, Tracy, is in a spot, because people will be asking her about this. Since she is an Obama supporter, I wonder if she will give him some political cover and say she changed her mind in the last months?

Would he go as far as to ask her to do that?

UPDATE I: Hot Air, Did Jopek Family Ask Obama to Stop Wearing Bracelet?

UPDATE II: Michelle Malkin … Uhhhhh: Family doesn’t want Obama wearing troop bracelet Updated

UPDATE III: Red State – “Bracelet Wars”

Whether Obama was allowed to or was told not to wear the fallen soldiers bracelet one thing is for certain … to wear the bracelet and make mention of Ryan David Jopek is to remember that fallen soldier. To Obama and the MSM that would mean to actually remember the name of the soldier who you are using to exploit during your campaign.

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