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    Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his delegates to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. And, in what may be a thumb in the eye to Russian President Vladimir Putin over his crackdown on gay rights, two of Obama's delegates are openly gay.Billie Jean King, the tennis legend, and Caitlin Cahow, an Olympic medalist in women’s ice hockey, are both part of the U.S. delegation. Both are out lesbians.
    Another member of the U.S. delegation, figure skating Olympic medalist Brian Boitano, routinely declines to answer questions about his sexuality, saying "everybody's got their own path" to discovering who they are.
    Others in the delegation include University of California President Janet Napolitano, the former Homeland Security secretary; U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul; White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors; Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, and speed skating Olympic medalists Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden.
    In what may be another slight to the Russian president, Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama will not attend the opening ceremony. This marks the first time since the 2000 Summer Olympic Games that a president, vice president, first lady or former president won't be part of the opening ceremony.


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    Hell yea!
    Give Putin the diplomatic middle finger!
    Love this move Obama! Great move!


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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Hell yea!
    Give Putin the diplomatic middle finger!
    Love this move Obama! Great move! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    While Vladimir Putin plays chess, Obama still keeps playing checkers.

    You think Obama would have learned after the last time he got into a stare down with Putin and Obama blinked.

    Is Putin One of Us? - Patrick J. Buchanan - Official Website

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Hell yea!
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    Love this move Obama! Great move! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Haha! I love it!! Literally clapped while reading; great move Obama!
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    While Vladimir Putin plays chess, Obama still keeps playing checkers.

    You think Obama would have learned after the last time he got into a stare down with Putin and Obama blinked.

    Is Putin One of Us? - Patrick J. Buchanan - Official Website
    Wow I can't believe you look to a dictator and happily claim he's "one of us"

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    While Vladimir Putin plays chess, Obama still keeps playing checkers.

    You think Obama would have learned after the last time he got into a stare down with Putin and Obama blinked.

    Is Putin One of Us? - Patrick J. Buchanan - Official Website


    One of us, one of us

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Well gee - there's a surprise - openly gay Olympic delegates representing the US or any western nation has never happened, right - must be another one of Obama's firsts, right? Obama should come out and go himself, or at least Hillary could end the "suspense" - those would be the boldest moves.

    I think the Russian law is idiotic, but so is a US President and the fools who follow him thinking this is a bold move.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Well gee - there's a surprise - openly gay Olympic delegates representing the US or any western nation has never happened, right - must be another one of Obama's firsts, right? Obama should come out and go himself, or at least Hillary could end the "suspense" - those would be the boldest moves.

    I think the Russian law is idiotic, but so is a US President and the fools who follow him thinking this is a bold move.
    Both people in this thread have described it as a "great move" not a "bold move."

    If you want to argue against a straw man do it front of your mirror

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Wow I can't believe you look to a dictator and happily claim he's "one of us"
    Things I'm learning this year.

    Nelson Mandela = the enemy.

    Vladimir Putin = one of us.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Wow I can't believe you look to a dictator and happily claim he's "one of us"
    Putin's a giant ****, but the guy knows how to craft an image

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Things I'm learning this year.

    Nelson Mandela = the enemy.

    Vladimir Putin = one of us.
    Clearly Mandela needed more shirtless horse riding shots to appeal to the american RW

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