Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama pretending in Israel

Obama's smoke and mirrors game in Israel

Thanks to Indiana's Hardball Conservative for post.
So Obama went to the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem early this morning in what was announced as "not a planned stop" but clearly was a staged photo op.

Check out some of the story from ABC News:

The pre-dawn sky was dark.

And then one man at the Wall began screaming: "Obama, Jerusalem is our land! Obama, Jerusalem is not for sale!"

He kept yelling this for Obama's entire 10 minutes at the Wall, refusing to stop despite repeated entreaties to do so from the crowd.

Obama chatted with the men with whom he'd come to the Wall, before walking to the Wall to place a note he had previously written between the Wall's cracks. He put his hand on the Wall, bowed his head and appeared contemplative.

The heckler, not an Obama fan, continued yelling.

Obama turned from the Wall and walked back to his crowd. Some young men tried to drown out the heckler, chanting, "Obama! Obama! Obama!"

After shaking some hands, Obama got back in his motorcade and headed to the airport.

"It was rowdier than the last time I was there, you know?" Obama told reporters on the plane. "I mean, people were sort of, like, holerin'. You know I was expecting more reverence."

Wait... last time you were there? But you were expecting something else?
So if you've been there before, you'd know what to expect when you came a second time.

So, hadn't planned on stopping yet had a prewritten note to leave at the Wall.

Love how this "news story" is written. "The predawn sky was dark." Sounds more like a romance novel or a love note. Yet this reporter, Jake Tapper, is ABC News' Senior National Correspondent. Senior, so that means he's one of the best? Edward R. Murrow must be rolling over in his grave about now.

This whole trip is smoke and mirrors. Planned photo ops to try and hide the fact that Obama has no foreign policy experience.

After Obama leaves the Wall, is he headed to the river Jordan to walk on the water? I mean, the press and others alike are trying to compare him to the Messiah.

This whole trip is great way for the press to build Obama up.

But if you look, he is only "even" in the polls with McCain.

Do the Democrats honestly think the American people don't see there's a whole lot of fluff and no substance?

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