Friday, May 13, 2011

Obama Seal Action Figure?

Blogger has been acting up, which is why this post disappeared. Sorry for any inconvenience!

I barely know what to say about this:

Holy shit. Are you KIDDING me with this? Check out the "rationale" from the maker of this "Hero" figure:
Navy SEALs have become national heroes since news broke that they took down Osama bin Laden, so it’s fitting that the newest action figure from a Connecticut company is a fierce-looking President Barack Obama as a SEAL.

The minute Obama said late on the night of May 1 that the U.S. had found and killed bin Laden, Emil Vicale knew which his action figure company’s would make next — Rambama.

On Wednesday morning, Hero Builders released the Obama SEAL Team 6 action figure — a muscular President in fatigues armed with an M1-A4.

Vicale, who owns the custom action figure company in Oxford, said the speech was a pivotal moment in the Obama presidency.

It was also a parallel to the speech that inspired the company in the first place almost 10 years earlier.

On Sept. 14, 2001, Vicale listened to then-President George Bush’s bullhorn speech from Ground Zero and was inspired to create Hero Builders. [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)

Never mind that Obama did not GIVE the order to take out bin Laden, and had to be yanked off the golf course by the adults in the White House, HE did nothing to get bin Laden. HE did not risk his life. HE likely doesn't even know how to OPERATE a gun, which I think I can say without fear of contradiction given this:

Yeah, doesn't sound to me like someone who would have an M-1 in his arms, does it to you? Much less someone I think it is safe to label a "milquetoast," as someone did in the comments.

Okay - I am too busy being disgusted to write more. What is your reaction?


Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

I am sure this is just what Code Pink and the rest of the anti-war movement always dreamed of when they got behind Senator Obama's presidential candidacy.

Mary Ellen said...

Does the doll come with a string that says, "I'll be at the golf course, don't call me. That is, unless it's a message from my friend, Rashid Khalidi." ?

or..."I'm not going to the situation room, you can't make me!"

or..."Don't I look good in this spiffy SEALS outfit? I wonder if they have one in Michelle's size...with an extra wide belt."

or..."Who can I blame this on if it all goes wrong?"

word verification: "flutrap". Is Google trying to tell me they just downloaded a virus on my computer? Dang!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

SYD, you said it! Yeah, I can't wait to see if they throw their wholehearted support behind Obama now (and really - still waiting for the PEACE Prize Committee to admit they were W-R-O-N-G).

Nice to *see* you!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Mary Ellen, you are in rare form this morning, friend! ROTFL - good ones!

I still cannot believe how much this man has gotten away with, thanks to his minions who refuse to ever hear one word against him.Honestly, if ANYONE else had these kinds of associations (like Khalidi), or was sending in drones blowing people up, they would be up in arms (so to speak). But Obama? Okey dokey!


Please tell me this will all be over by Jan., 2013!!

Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

Maybe the action figure could be wearing a little Peace Prize around his neck??

You know... as a reminder of "the idea of Barack Obama." As opposed to the reality??

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

SYD, ROTFLMAO - exactly. That would be just perfect, having a Peace Prize hanging around O-Rambo's neck. Priceless!