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Marine Corps band plays Romney song on White House lawn
The Hill ^ | July 4, 2012 | Ian Swanson

Posted on 07/05/2012 9:09:27 AM PDT by EveningStar

A subset of the Marine Corps band struck up one of Mitt Romney's walkout songs while President Obama was greeting visitors at the White House Independence Day celebration.

A White House pool report said the band struck up Rodney Atkins's "It's America," and described it as an "awkward moment."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: itsamerica; marinecorpsband; marines; obama; rodneyatkins; romney
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1 posted on 07/05/2012 9:09:31 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

“Oops! (snicker)...our mistake, sir”.

Heheh...


2 posted on 07/05/2012 9:11:25 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: EveningStar

“A subset of the Marine Corps band struck up one of Mitt Romney’s walkout songs while President Obama was greeting visitors at the White House Independence Day celebration.

A White House pool report said the band struck up Rodney Atkins’s ‘It’s America,’ and described it as an ‘awkward moment.’ “

“Improvise, Adapt, Overcome” Outstanding, Marines!


3 posted on 07/05/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: EveningStar

Semper Fi Devil Dogs


4 posted on 07/05/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: EveningStar

LOL


5 posted on 07/05/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: EveningStar

“A subset of the Marine Corps band struck up one of Mitt Romney’s walkout songs while President Obama was greeting visitors at the White House Independence Day celebration.

A White House pool report said the band struck up Rodney Atkins’s ‘It’s America,’ and described it as an ‘awkward moment.’ “

“Improvise, Adapt, Overcome” Outstanding, Marines!


6 posted on 07/05/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: EveningStar

Rodney Atkins’s “It’s America,”

Never heard of it.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 9:12:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: EveningStar

That was no coincidence. Nice work, Marines.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 9:12:44 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: EveningStar

That was no coincidence. Nice work, Marines.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 9:12:44 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: EveningStar

That was no coincidence. Nice work, Marines.


10 posted on 07/05/2012 9:13:15 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: EveningStar

That was no coincidence. Nice work, Marines.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 9:13:32 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f33KzjrjTg0

Not sure how it would sound played by the Marine Band, though.


12 posted on 07/05/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: EveningStar

Only reason it was “awkward” was because the last thing this walking, breathing POS wants to hear is the word “America”.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by albie
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To: EveningStar

Nice to see the Marines have added passive/aggressive moves to the arsenal of aggressive offensive moves.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 9:17:48 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: EveningStar

Haha! Sweet! Love it!

Semper Fi!


15 posted on 07/05/2012 9:17:52 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: EveningStar

Most servicemen and women are strongly for Mitt Romney.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 9:18:34 AM PDT by altura (Vote Romney. He's our only hope.)
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To: EveningStar

Marine Corpse (sic.) Band now on way to new duty station on Diego Garcia.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 9:19:20 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: jagusafr
Obama's upset they didn't play this

What Obama WANTED played.

18 posted on 07/05/2012 9:20:27 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wa1O0sAPco


19 posted on 07/05/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (What happened to checks and balances?!)
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To: Mouton
I was thinking they would be sent to Adak, Alaska.

Just watched a video of the song and see why Obama would be upset--it's very upbeat about America and full of images he would find offensive, like white kids selling lemonade or people helping out the tornado victims in Greensburg (associated with one of his famous gaffes in 2008 where he multiplied the number of victims by 1,000). Plus country music is "white folks" music. Of course it would be offensive to Obama.

20 posted on 07/05/2012 9:23:38 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: EveningStar

I wonder if anyone else was as disappointed as I was in the Boston Pops celebration of the fourth?

I can remember many years ago watching Arthur Fiedler sweating like a pig leading one patriotic song after another. Most of them were Sousa marches.

They did play “Star and stripes forever” and finished with “Glory Halleluiah” but the rest was just boring and I think some of it taped.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 9:23:54 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: ilgipper

That was no coincidence. Nice work, Marines.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 9:24:58 AM PDT by californian by choice
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To: EveningStar

guess they needed a break from playing this tune constantly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpvq3hmCKCs (Soviet Anthem)


23 posted on 07/05/2012 9:25:03 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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The best diss was when the band played the Monty Python theme at the first Clinton inauguration.


24 posted on 07/05/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

I believe this will infuriate him to the point of actually doing something to them to make them an example of anyone who would mock His Excellency. I hope he gets so upset about it, he has a seizure.

BTW, the fact there was a “celebration of independence day” at the white hut yesterday has got to rank up there with one of the best kept secrets of recent years. Lastly, I bet he chokes when he says Independance Day. Unless of course he comes up with some edited way of announcing the day... like he always omits saying “by our creator” when talking about the document signed on July 4th.


25 posted on 07/05/2012 9:32:09 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: EveningStar
He would have preferred the Kenyan National Anthem or God Allah Save the President In His case, I'd like "Hell to the Chief".
26 posted on 07/05/2012 9:35:44 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: vollmond
The best diss was when the band played the Monty Python theme at the first Clinton inauguration.
The enlisted Marines on (chopper) Marine One also "dissed" Clinton ...
... but I don't recall specifically what they did or didn't do.

27 posted on 07/05/2012 9:38:23 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: EveningStar

Good for them!


28 posted on 07/05/2012 9:39:30 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: albie

[ Only reason it was “awkward” was because the last thing this walking, breathing POS wants to hear is the word “America”. ]

especially not when the lyrics of the song refer to America as one nation under God.


29 posted on 07/05/2012 9:40:56 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: yarddog
I saw it..It was truly awful..I attended one live, in the early 80's.it was spectacular. PBS broadcast them for a while, their usual great job. IIRC, A&E network did it foe many years..used to be a two hour broadcats, with minimal commercials..CBS has had it for a few years..they've totally screwed it up..one hour...20 minutes of commercials, and promos for CBS shows...Chicklis is a jerk, and pleaser tell me what Hudson's songs had to do with the 4th of July?..We don't gett ot see/hear the "1812 Overture",..with the accompanying artillery, anymore..which has always been the signature piece of the concert.

On a much happier note, this year's Capitol 4th broadcatxs was one of the best in several years.

30 posted on 07/05/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: ZULU

I’m sure Obomba also has a liking for the Internationale.


31 posted on 07/05/2012 9:47:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: yarddog

I was. Last night was probably the last time I watch a televised gala. My question was, what the heck does Jennifer what’s her name singing pop songs have to do with Independence Day? That and the fact the Pops played the 1812 overture first (and it was edited) and not during the fireworks. WTF?

I noticed the other televised events featured celebrity losers as well (probably singing their crap as well) so I avoided them thinking the Pops would be the more traditional one.

Bummer.


32 posted on 07/05/2012 9:50:57 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: God luvs America

Interesting version of the Soviet anthem—with photos of Trotsky and other victims of Stalin (along with Stalin, Lenin, and others who were not purged).


33 posted on 07/05/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Fresh Wind

Good one!!


34 posted on 07/05/2012 10:04:06 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I kept thinking to my self that she couldn’t really be as bad as she sounded because she had won all kind of awards.

She really did just seem to be mailing it in, bland and boring and for a long time too.


35 posted on 07/05/2012 10:07:28 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: BenLurkin

I never heard of it either.


36 posted on 07/05/2012 10:08:12 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Ha!


37 posted on 07/05/2012 10:14:20 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Resolute Conservative
That and the fact the Pops played the 1812 overture first (and it was edited) and not during the fireworks.

Right before they were going to start the 1812 overture, a thunderstorm moved in over the city. They evacuated everyone to the nearest tunnel.

BTW, I agree. The quality of the show has gone down over the years. I know it's the Pops, but the song selection could be better.

38 posted on 07/05/2012 10:16:15 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: EveningStar

Ooorah. Not too subtle message there.


39 posted on 07/05/2012 10:30:39 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: albie

Unless you spell it “Amerika”


40 posted on 07/05/2012 10:33:36 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: altura
Most servicemen and women are strongly for Mitt Romney.

I believe it, and have seen it too. If you think some of us are ABO, you should see our service members. They are getting pretty bold in their statements too supporting Romney, something not normally allowed for active duty members.

People need to remember, that is the #1 job of the President; Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. Do we really want our troops saluting Obama one more day?

41 posted on 07/05/2012 10:35:46 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: yarddog
I wonder if anyone else was as disappointed as I was in the Boston Pops celebration of the fourth?

Yeah, we always DVR it so we can speed through the 'pop tarts' warbling their biggest hits. I always watch the "1812 Overture", because I LOVE the piece, especially the big Army guns booming, and the chimes representing the Bells of the churches of Moscow. I was surprised to hear the Navy Chorus singing, because as many times as I've heard that piece, I'd never heard the hymn. Frankly I was amazed they actually sang it, because it was, literally, a prayer to God to preserve Russia from the attacks of the French.

They did do a medley of patriotic songs, though. I DO love watching the Pops orchestra play "Stars and Stipes Forever". The piccolo section is always my favorite; those ladies LOVE what they do!

We also like the fireworks, and even though they use pop music, we like the way the explosions are timed to the beat of the music.

42 posted on 07/05/2012 10:54:55 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: EveningStar

I fear for those Marines. No insult will go unpunished.


43 posted on 07/05/2012 11:03:58 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: ken5050
We don't gett ot see/hear the "1812 Overture",..with the accompanying artillery, anymore..which has always been the signature piece of the concert.

You must have been taking a bathroom break. They played the "1812 Overture" last night, as they have every previous year. It's one of the highlights of the evening for me! Now, I don't know what network you were watching; we saw it on Boston's ABC affiliate, WCVB.

Actually, we didn't see a live performance, because the concert had to be suspended, and the Esplanade evacuated because of an impending thunderstorm. The network broadcast, instead, the previous evening's dress rehearsal, but it included choir, guns, and chimes!

44 posted on 07/05/2012 11:05:15 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: oh8eleven

Supposedly, after saluting the President when he disembarks, they would not turn to face his back after he returned their salute. However, Snopes is reporting this as false.


45 posted on 07/05/2012 11:12:54 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org)
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To: SuziQ

I watched it on CBS and I have no idea if it was the local station or the network but I just caught the cannons firing. I had missed everything up to that.


46 posted on 07/05/2012 11:19:04 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Fresh Wind

That look on his face when the mariachi band comes out is priceless.


47 posted on 07/05/2012 11:39:23 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: SuziQ

The local station must have aired the entire concert. CBS had the national broadcast...it was only one hour..the 1812 overture was not seen. It may have been due to the weather..I was not aware that the concert had been delayed.


48 posted on 07/05/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: altura

And yet not a single member of Willard’s family going back generations has ever put on the uniform. Ain’t a dime’s worth of difference between Willard and his tan brother Zero.


49 posted on 07/05/2012 12:40:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: yarddog

Yes, I watched for the patriotic songs and messages. All three, NBC, PBS, and CBS, were weak and boring. The fireworks, however, were grand.


50 posted on 07/05/2012 12:55:18 PM PDT by jch10 (Fail to the Chief!)
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