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DNC shows images of Russian warships in tribute to veterans (Interesting Update)

I think the title says it all.

Drudge posted a well substantiated story (and here) about the backdrop images used to “honor” our veterans on the last night of the Democratic convention. It was an image of four Russian Federation ships that are part of their Black Sea Fleet. It also contained seven American F-5 trainer jets that appear to have been Photoshopped into the erroneous image. The image was a backdrop for both Adm. Nathman and John Kerry. In the case of Kerry, it made me laugh out loud.

Either the use of these images was deliberate or an act of incompetence. I will give the Dems the benefit of the doubt and go with the latter. I am sure that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC’s version of Baghdad Bob, will insist that they are American warships, and there were no Russian ships.

The DNC finally concocted an “apology“, blaming it on some “vendor error” using the opportunity to slam Romney and demonstrate Øbama’s “strong record on issues that impact those who have served our nation”. Of course, they couldn’t explain what a “vendor error” was, or how the American F-5’s flying overhead got there, since they aren’t used by the Russian Federation.  Clearly, they couldn’t find any military personnel to use as consultants.

The Navy Times article was a masterful attempt at restrained disbelief, although the attached comments say it all:

Many Navy Times readers have cite the image’s erroneous broadcast as evidence that the Democratic Party was out of touch with veterans.

“A retired admiral with a shot of Soviet-era ships behind him,” one reader, who said he was a Navy vet, commented via Facebook. “Is the Democratic Party that far removed that they can’t check up on a simple picture?”

[Added by Steve] This is a minor issue, that certainly will tick off sailors and Navy retirees. I almost guarantee some graphic designer plucked the image of a warship from iStockPhoto or something and used it for the slide. They got a bit creative and layered on a few fighter jets. That graphic design “professional” would not know the difference as to what is what. That said, if the same mistake was made by the RNC, the DNC and the press would be all over it.

In other words, I don’t expect the head of the DNC and/or the leader of a political party to review every word and slide used at a convention or a campaign appearance. It’s a fun poke, but really does not tell us anything new or important about the DNC or their candidates.

UPDATE: The Daily Caller has discovered that, based on the paint scheme and the flying formation, the seven jets in the backdrop were actually Turkish jets, old F-5’s sold to Turkey and other countries.

Maybe they should stop using teenagers to cut and paste together their backdrops….

The government can impose values … but the church? No way!

Video via Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin’s place and Gateway Pundit. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz thinks the church should not be imposing values on followers and employees, and yet it’s appropriate for the government to do so?

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Democrats demagogue the budget: just say anything

I still am not sure if I should laugh or cry. In case you haven’t noticed this nation has a serious budget problems. $14 trillion and counting in debt. Deficits that topped $1 trillion on a regular basis. Social Security already dipping into the “trust fund”.  Medicare going bust. And yet despite this the Republicans can’t get Democrats to agree to little more than $60 million on an almost $4 trillion budget. In that spirit I have put together a little video just so you can see visually the games the Democrats are willing to play in order to get their way. While Rome burns. Read more

Porker of the month: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Well deserved, but not so much for spending … but for lying. She, like so many other Democrats like to point out that they will have created more jobs this year than George Bush did in 8 years. True … if you’re into comparing gross jobs vs net jobs. Read more

It’s Not Pork If You Can See It -Update Video

Yup … that’s what far left liberal Democrat Debbie Schultz tells Neil Cavuto in this evening’s Cavuto moment. But the best part comes at the end when Schultz says Obama will cut the budget deficit in half in four years. Cavuto says no way and makes Schultz the second best best of the day. Hint – it’s green friendly.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAvMHayPnLw

What’s the first best bet of the day? Come on … do you have to ask?