Posted by: Lipstick Piggy | September 28, 2008

Obama Dishonors Americans | Family told Obama NOT TO WEAR SOLDIER SON’S BRACELET – GIVE IT BACK!

Obama continues to show his disregard for Military families and their wishes. His only concern is his Personal Gain and Misinformation to the country. Call upon Sen Obama to return Brian Jopek’s bracelet back to his family and not use it for material gain and misinformation to the American people. Pass this on.


By Warner Todd Huston (Bio | Archive)
September 28, 2008 – 03:53 ET

Barack Obama played the “me too” game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son’s name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family.

Radio host Glenn Moberg of the show “Route 51″ asked Mr. Jopek, a man who believes in the efforts in Iraq and is not in favor of Obama’s positions on the war, what he and his ex-wife think of Obama continually using their son’s name on the campaign trail.

Jopek began by saying that his ex-wife was taken aback, even upset, that Obama has made the death of her son a campaign issue. Jopek says his wife gave Obama the bracelet because “she just wanted Mr. Obama to know Ryan’s name.” Jopek went on to say that “she wasn’t looking to turn it into a big media event” and “just wanted it to be something between Barack Obama and herself.” Apparently, they were all shocked it became such a big deal.

But, he also said that his ex-wife has refused further interviews on the matter and that she wanted Obama to stop wearing the reminder of her son’s sacrifice that he keeps turning into a campaign soundbyte. This begins at about 10 minutes into the radio program. (Download radio show HERE)


Brian Jopek: Because of some of the negative feedback she’s gotten on the Internet, you know Internet blogs, you know people accusing her of… or accusing Obama of trying to get votes doing it… and that sort of thing.

Radio Host Moberg: Yeah

Jopek: She has turned down any subsequent interviews with the media because she just didn’t want it to get turned into something that it wasn’t. She had told me in an email that she had asked, actually asked Mr. Obama to not wear the bracelet any more at any of his public appearances. Which I don’t think he’s…

Moberg: It has been a while since he’s brought it up.

Jopek: Right. But, the other night I was watching the news and he was on, uh, speaking somewhere and he was still wearing it on his right wrist. I could see it on his right wrist. So, that’s his own choice. I mean that’s something Barack Obama, that’s a choice that he continues to wear it despite Tracy asking him not to… Because she is a Barack Obama supporter and she didn’t want to do anything to sabotage his campaign, so, if he’s still wearing the bracelet then, uh, that of course is entirely up to him.

Moberg: Maybe there’s a difference between wearing it and making a point to bring it up in your speeches?

Even the snow job that the radio host tried to pull off to cover for Barack’s refusing the wishes of the family of the KIA soldier who’s bracelet he wears doesn’t pass the smell test. After all, now that Obama has made it a big point in the debates, I guess the silent observance of Sgt. Jopek is no longer so silent and Obama is back to exploiting the death of a soldier even when he was asked NOT to do so by that soldier’s parents.

To pile insult onto injury here, the Mother doesn’t even want to force the issue of telling Obama to stop exploiting her son because she wants to see him win the election. Obama is not only taking advantage of this brave soldier’s death, he is taking advantage of the good wishes of the man’s Mother who doesn’t want to hurt the campaign.

This all makes Obama look pretty calculating and blood chillingly callous, doesn’t it?

And, why is the media not playing this story? The radio show on which this interview is heard happened all the way back in March. How is it the media missed this? Is it because they are also don’t want to hurt Obama’s campaign?

I can only say that if the parents of the soldier whose bracelet John McCain is wearing had said in public that they want him to stop wearing their son’s bracelet the news would have been coast to coast, and wall to wall, not just ignored in Madison, Wisconsin.

Obama’s use of this soldier that fell in the line of duty is tainted by his ambition and callousness. And the media is letting him get away with it.

(H/T D. Keith Howington of

In HONOR TO SERGENAT RYAN DAVID JOPEK one of our soldiers whom lost their life I feel this needs to be re-posted in his Honor and Barack Obama would please give the bracelet back where he can be honored!!!!
I pray the MEDIA will cover this story in HONOR TO SERGENAT RYAN DAVID JOPEK.



  1. Can you tell me who did your layout? I’ve been looking for one kind of like yours. Thank you.

  2. A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks

  3. I have been saying for months that Barack Obama is a sociopath. Of course he doesn’t have any regard for the family of the soldier whose bracelet he wears despite their protestations. He is a liar – and shows no shame or humilation when he’s caught in a lie. He is all arrogance and anger. Anyone who gets in his way — watch out. While most politicians are scummy — Obama is different because he has no conscience. This has been apparent through his campaign. It even took the Clintons by surprise — when he “played the race card.” He is now engaged in a campaign against the First Amendment, trying to suppress the NRA ads against him, and any ads critical of him in Missouri. People — McCain has not been my favorite politician, but if we don’t all vote for McCain Palin this November, we will have a sociopath in the White House.

  4. Jamie: Thank you for your comments. The theme is Ocean Mist — a free theme on WordPress. There’s info on the guy that created it, etc in the footer… it’s clickable.

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  5. Please know that the media will not cover this story. The media, as once we knew it is dead. What we have now is a propaganda machine — we need to put them out of business. I am asking everyone with a subscription to the NY Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, to CANCEL THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS. (I note those papers because they are amongst the most prominent.) The Wash. Post is particularly sensitive to subscription cancellations because of the competition of the Washington Times. It is impossible for them to change — as the BBC admitted several years ago — they know they have a left wing bias “but it’s too deep in the culture to change.” I am not for “changing” the Washington Post or the NY Times — I am for PUTTING THEM OUT OF BUSINESS. People still have more power than they think. (Mind you — if Obama wins the presidency, you can be sure there will be many more assaults on the First Amendment).

  6. Regardless of the lack of conscience displayed on this blog, I still believe as Americans we have more in common than we have differances. This sense that together we can change the world is why I support Obama. He’s smart, thoughtful and hopefully our next president. Maybe if you spent more time on what we can do rather than spewing vile negative lies, we’d get a head start.

  7. You guys need to do your research. That same woman you are talking about was agian interviewed and said she was very glad that Obama honered her sons memory by mentioning him. Why do you not mention that?

  8. Sorry Chris. We’ve mainly been posting what we find as there hasn’t been a lot of time since late last week. We had a death in our family last week and today were some services. Can you provide a link to a follow up article? Thanks

  9. I am sorry to hear that, I will look for it again.

  10. here is one:

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