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Air Force One, Military Do Not Belong to Obama
Yahoo News ^ | May 11, 2012 | Roy A. Barnes

Posted on 05/11/2012 10:17:01 PM PDT by Brandonmark

CBS News reported Friday that President Barack Obama held a fundraiser in Los Angeles at the home of movie actor George Clooney Thursday, and raised about $15 million.

Yet the most troubling part of the report was the following words, "The star of the evening, the president, arrived at LAX in his private jet, Air Force One."

The mainstream media had better get this straight -- Air Force One is not the "private jet" of the president, period. We are supposed to live in a country where presidents don't conduct themselves like kings, and the establishment media enables this "king" mentality with such reporting. Continued references like this are a big turn off to voters, especially to those who are struggling. And the president needs to also keep that in mind because he's had an issue about what is his and isn't this week.

If Air Force One belongs to Obama, why do taxpayers pay the brunt of the $179,750 per hour for the operating costs of this plane, per Defense Department calculations as reported by WSOC-TV? Individuals or corporations who own private jets pay all of the operating costs. By CBS News' logic, Obama should be paying all of these costs. On his presidential salary of $400,000 per year, that wouldn't be enough to run the plane three hours.

As for the president himself, when he came out for same sex marriage earlier this week, he made an interesting reference to the military during his interview with ABC, remarking, "those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf," as reported by The Weekly Standard.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afi; fightingonmybehalf; military; obama; obamasairforceone; obamasprivatejet; onmybehalf; onobamasbehalf
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1 posted on 05/11/2012 10:17:04 PM PDT by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

I saw 4 grey military helicopters flying low over downtown Los Angeles this afternoon , I wonder if that was the Campaigner in Chief / America’s Most Hated


2 posted on 05/11/2012 10:28:31 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Brandonmark
Actually, all of those things really do belong to President Obama, according to the Constitution we adore.

And on top of those, he's got the militia too:

Constitution

Section. 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;

3 posted on 05/11/2012 10:29:18 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Brandonmark

Tried unsuccessfully to find the story so will try to just repeat from memory.

Obama as a kid asked his playmates which would they rather be..soldier, fireman or whatever. The friends answered and then Obama said he’d rather be king because then he could command the soldier to do what he wanted - along with the fireman..etc.

Apparently to Obama acting like a king is the way his life should e.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 10:42:02 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: krb

Funny I’ve never seen any article or section of the Constitution describing what type or method of transportation is to be used for the president.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 10:51:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: krb

Being Commander in Chief doesn’t mean that he’s “got” anything. It means he may properly use certain things such as Air Force One in the line of duty. Where is your thinking?


6 posted on 05/11/2012 10:51:49 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: jmacusa

Bfl


7 posted on 05/11/2012 11:01:09 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: jmacusa

Your point is?


8 posted on 05/11/2012 11:09:00 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Bellflower
It means he may properly use certain things such as Air Force One in the line of duty

Who decides when he's improperly used AF1? You?

9 posted on 05/11/2012 11:10:23 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


10 posted on 05/11/2012 11:12:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: krb
Actually, all of those things really do belong to President Obama, according to the Constitution

"Section. 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States"

How on Earth do you go from "Commander" to "owner"?

11 posted on 05/11/2012 11:48:21 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Brandonmark
The mainstream media had better get this straight -- Air Force One is not the "private jet" of the president, period.

Really? What will happen if they don't? Will we quit buying their printed material?

I suppose we could get really mad like Issa, or Boehner, that might help. </sarcasm>

12 posted on 05/11/2012 11:51:24 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period. You can't trust the man with the big red (R))
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To: Brandonmark


13 posted on 05/12/2012 12:02:19 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark

AF-One and the C-5 transport for the Limos and support staff) should ONLY be used for government work.

It is an egregious offense for King Narcissus to be using our tax dollars to attend PARTISAN FUNDRAISERS.

Romney should make this point in the debates about how Obama has been acting like a king and misusing tax dollars for private campaigning.

Biden came to my city for a fundraiser in california. Lots of commotion, AF-One, C-5 transport and Hwy 101 on-ramps blocked, etc.

Really pissed me off to see the aircraft sitting at our airport on my dime so President Obeyme can can raise partisan campaign funds to fight against my party.


14 posted on 05/12/2012 12:02:26 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: krb

But Obama has to pay for personal use of AF1. And this is personal use.
The MSM made a point to bash Bush about using AF1 until he showed he was paying for it out of his pocket.
I wonder if the media is doing the same for this regime?


15 posted on 05/12/2012 12:52:53 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Brandonmark
Without going into details, I was at a Flag officer change of command ceremony not long ago. There were maybe 400 officers and men present, the officers being over-represented as you would expect as this kind of ceremony. Then there were the State and Fed honorary attendees. The incoming Flag was in the middle of his remarks, no big changes foreseen, command in good shape, will have do more with less, all standard fare, when, out of the blue and apropos to nothing he said before or after, he stated quite forcefully that all enlisted members took an Oath to obey their officers, but he wanted to remind all the officers that they took and Oath to uphold the Constitution and defend if from all enemies foreign and domestic.

That completely woke me up and I could not breathe for a moment, and as I looked out the corner of my eye there was not a movement of sound in the whole body of people.

I think the military has our backs. I'll never forget that moment.

16 posted on 05/12/2012 12:53:50 AM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: Brandonmark

while the picture is really good Photoshop work I really hate that Obummer is in Patton s uniform.... the dictator in chief should be shopped in a dictators uniform... not a hero’s like Patton.


17 posted on 05/12/2012 1:16:07 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: krb

He’s the “Commander in Chief” not the owner. “H” WE are his Commander in Chiefs actually, and the ultimate say over his personal claims. The guy works for us, and we are going to show him, and remind others of that fact this coming November. The guy’s a Turkey, and November is Turkey month.

It’s a matter of doing it.


18 posted on 05/12/2012 1:19:30 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Brandonmark
How do you follow the orders of an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT?

Barack Hussein is an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, pure and simple. People can go to www.scribd.com and read their pages 20 thru 32 ,
For those of you who don't know, remember this:
8 Congressional attempts from June 2004 to February 2008 to alter Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution, proves to meRead it for yourself.
Then look at these links.
Just before the 2008 election Barack Obama's election team spent $1.4 million blocking access to all of Obama's records.

Barack Hussein Obama II is UNCONSTITUTIONALLY QUALIFIED.
There were 8 attempts by Democrats to try to "Change the Qualification Rules" BEFORE Obama was elected.
They KNOW Obama's ILLEGAL ... AND .... UNQUALIFIED!

Obama's record is hard to find.
Think about this.
Here's something to ponder. Now think about those facts,and statements.
The forgeries I'm aware of, are the three Birth Cretificate Barack Hussein Obama II has forged.
I don't trust evidence put forth by Obama supporters.
The disappearance of too much evidence on Obama is strong enough for me to know that he was born in Kenya.

Read INS DOC FOUND: U.S. CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO ONE EAST AFRICAN-BORN CHILD OF U.S. CITIZEN IN 1961!




In summary as stated by WhiskeyX

Ponder that!
19 posted on 05/12/2012 1:23:42 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: krb

He is Commander in Chief, but the men and women who serve under him serve on OUR behalf... the citizens of the USA... God bless us.


20 posted on 05/12/2012 1:31:19 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Brandonmark

bambi the asshole........NEVER AGAIN......


21 posted on 05/12/2012 2:37:36 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Brandonmark
Calvin Coolidge said "The office belongs to the people and when his term ended it went back to the People"

Some how it got lost that the Government works for us not the other way around..

22 posted on 05/12/2012 3:19:19 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: krb

Commander-in chief- doesn’t say- own...it says command.


23 posted on 05/12/2012 3:43:31 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Freddd

That was back when we were under the Constitution.

That was before the Republican Party sold its soul to its god, savior, idol, and messiah, one Kenyan muslim, a/k/a barrack obama.


24 posted on 05/12/2012 3:52:52 AM PDT by sport
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Biden came to my city for a fundraiser in california. Lots of commotion, AF-One,

Correction, it is only AF One when the POTUS is aboard. It is designated AF Two for the VP.

25 posted on 05/12/2012 4:10:07 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: SouthernBoyupNorth
not a hero’s like Patton.

While Patton deserves some accolades, he was also involved in using military force on Americans on American soil. Perhaps the military use against the Bonus Marchers was just an early preview of what's to come....

26 posted on 05/12/2012 4:22:45 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Brandonmark

Suitably audacious photoshop of king obumo but
it is somewhat disrespectful of Patton.


27 posted on 05/12/2012 4:36:19 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Brandonmark

Wasted letters on the screen. No president is going to travel commercial or without all the bells and whistles/protection that go with the travel. Need a better target to make a useful point.


28 posted on 05/12/2012 5:23:08 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: krb

Re: your tagline: “Obama is a miserable failure”

Obama isn’t a failure. He’s doing a pretty damn good job destroying America. His stated goal was/is to “fundamentally transform”, “Change” the country. Communist code words for converting to socialism/communism.


29 posted on 05/12/2012 6:05:31 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: KTM rider
OBAMA PLANE PHOTO OP STARTLES NEW YORKERS
By DAVID SEIFMAN, MURRAY WEISS and JEREMY OLSHAN
April 27, 2009

A jumbo jet being chased by a F-16 fighter jets buzzed Lower Manhattan this morning, panicking New Yorkers, many of whom were forced to evacuate their office buildings.

It was not a terrorist attack, however, but a photo opportunity for Air Force One, sources told the Post.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

OBAMA PLANE PHOTO OP STARTLES NEW YORKERS (2009)
http://www.nypost.com/seven/04272009/news/regionalnews/obama_plane_photo_op_startles_new_yorker_166470.htm

30 posted on 05/12/2012 6:20:58 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Brandonmark

Since Congress has the sole power to declare war, why does the military require a Commander-in-Chief unless there is a war to prosecute?

I’m not sure it’s correct for the President to micro-manage the military around the clock, even in peacetime, and treat all military assets as his own property. Congress sets military funding and rules for the militia, which sounds like they have custodial authority during peacetime.

Any Constitutional scholars out there able to clarify that fine point? Without a war endorsed by Congress, does (or should) the Commander have anything to command? Or should the military be left to the generals and admirals until they are needed?


31 posted on 05/12/2012 6:51:48 AM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: mc5cents

Thanks for the correction. :)

(I knew that anyway but wasn’t thinking when I posted).


32 posted on 05/12/2012 2:06:29 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: krb
Obama doesn't own Air Force One, he doesn't own Marine One, he doesn't own the White House, he doesn't own the presidential limos or golf carts, he doesn't own Camp David...he doesn't own America and he sure as HELL doesn't own a soul.

He's a grifting nasty piece of sh!t on a shingle that's not fit for dog consumption, much less a toss in a landfill.

33 posted on 05/12/2012 2:45:01 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: krb

My point is where the heck did Obama or anyone else get the idea Air Force One is ‘’his’’ jet and there ISN”T anything in The Constitution about what mode of travel is required for a president.


34 posted on 05/12/2012 5:42:13 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ETL

I doubt I could find the thread of zero commandeering AF1 to buzz guests over Manhattan, but it was gut-ripping funny.


35 posted on 05/12/2012 6:01:39 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: ETL
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2240628/posts?page=574

I lied, I found it.

36 posted on 05/12/2012 6:08:02 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: ETL

Looking at that picture and the fear that it caused everyone who saw it, I believe it was a signal.

A blatant slap in the face to Americans- this was done to cause fear and duress and was an ‘I will give my fellow muslims what they want’ signal.

He had to show muslims that he will destroy American from within, without planes, but if he wanted to use them, he now has the power and he can.


37 posted on 05/12/2012 6:36:36 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Brandonmark

obama acts as if the assets of our country are his personal belongings. Explains his actions.

African dictators do that.

Some dictator over there spent a huge pile of his country’s stash on a Maybach automobile for himself.

Now why would he have the same mindset of an African dictator?


38 posted on 05/14/2012 12:56:34 PM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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