When Obama mentioned the bracelet he was wearing, which bears the name Ryan Jopek, a soldier lost in the Iraq War, the right wing was in a frenzy. Quickly they started decrying the mention of Jopek and said that Jopek’s mother didn’t want him to do that (see here, here, here, here and here). Now the soldier’s mother has spoken out and she says she is “ecstatic” that he is wearing it:
So did the right wing end up using this family, who has already given the ultimate to their country, for some political stunt? It sure appears that is the case and they should all hold their head in shame today. It’s just another case of the lowest of levels the right will sink to in order to smear someone – even if it is a fallen soldier.