A confusing move by the Obama campaign, considering the crux of their plan to retain the Oval Office revolves around tricking everybody into believing that it’s still 2008. This guy was just trying to help them do that, and this is the thanks he gets?

A student was denied entry into a rally featuring First Lady Michelle Obama at the University of Florida on Wednesday because he was wearing a T-shirt supporting Republican John McCain’s 2008 campaign for the White House.

The student, Matt Pesek, said he had a ticket for the event but was pulled out of the line by an Obama staffer who said the speech was for supporters only, the Campus Reform website reports.

“I was waiting in line wearing a ‘Gators for McCain’ shirt when a guy comes up to me to just intimidate me,” Pesek told Campus Reform. He said the representative for the Obama campaign then “asks me for my ticket, saying… this is an event with only Obama supporters.”

Pesek said he even turned his shirt featuring the Arizona senator’s likeness inside out and assured the staffer he had no intentions of disturbing the event.

“I just kept explaining that I just want to see Obama,” added Pesek. “[I] said I would even applaud for her.”

At this point, the Dean of Students, Jen Day Shaw, approached Pesek and reportedly told him that the Obama officials “can refuse entry to whomever they want” because it was a “private event.”

A university spokesman appeared to corroborate part of Peskek’s story on Tuesday. He confirmed that the Obama campaign was given complete control of the event and the crowd.

It would be deliciously ironic if the first lady’s speech that day included a topic she often speaks out about: promoting tolerance for the views and expressions of others.


40 Responses to “Student Wearing ‘McCain for President’ T-Shirt Denied Entry to FLOTUS Speech”

  1. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 12:20 pm

    Their paranoia, in full bloom. If the concern was, the photo op would be ruined, the young man DID offer to turn it inside out.

  2. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 12:40 pm

    Two points on this:

    The first is that the kid is an idiot if he thinks that he'll get into an event where M.O. is speaking. If I were security, I wouldn't let him in. Heck, look at what the Code Pinkos do at Republican events. That kind of thinking belongs to their side (and Romney, when he wants to… kind of like it when the horns blaze and they shout down O's minions.) So, their mind of thinking is that anyone that disagrees will be a disruption.

    Remember that what you say and do says more about you than it does about the person that you're talking about.

    Second… wait, that was two points: the first was the kid was a bit whacked for thinking that he'd get in (even turning the shirt inside out) and the second was that FLOTUS' minions' thinking that anyone that disagrees will cause a disruption.

  3. Sean Powers on September 26th, 2012 12:43 pm

    Did he buy the ticket? If so, did he get his money back?

  4. Truesoldier__ on September 26th, 2012 1:04 pm

    On the first point. Strategically speaking, it would be far better to let the guy in and hope that he does cause a disturbance. That way it could be played by Tingles and the other MSM folk to help O with the sympathy vote and to rile up the base (which has show practically no life so far).

    Totally agree with the rest of it.

  5. archer on September 26th, 2012 1:18 pm

    “…this is an event with only Obama supporters.”

    Not sure what the point of that would be politically other than fund raising but, at the same time while the U.S. Constitution may afford her the freedom to speak, it guaranties no one the freedom to listen.

  6. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 1:28 pm

    Firstly Jeff, how can the guy be an 'idiot'. He is after all enrolled in college. Duh?

    Speaking of an uninspired 'base', we've had virtually NO disruptions of note at RR events. They don't even seem to have the energy to flash prop swastika's behind MM at her speaking events any more?

    C'mon guys, what seems to be the problem! FX Movies ran, The Talented Mr. Ripley last night and I thought Matt Damon's performance was the perfect metaphor describing the Left's predicament. However unwittingly.

    So painted into a corner of their own making, only murder will buy a few day's peace. Then the web of lies resurfaces anew! Even though by movie's end Ripley appears to have 'won', he's tapped of all energy, and may be suicidal himself.

  7. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 2:48 pm

    Dear Contributor,

    Thank you for your generous contribution to see the most perfect American First Lady ever, Michelle Obama. She is indeed qualified to be president, but as her husband, the Most Glorious Leader of The USA, His Holiness Barack Obama, said, "she has the sense not to run."

    We're sorry that you didn't get to see her speak, and from reports have said, it was her most glorious speech ever. We do appreciate your generous non-refundable donation to the Obamas, and we hope to see you on the Capital Mall in January, where the tickets will only be a generous donation of at least $500 to the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Spa, which, we're finding out, can also be used for the Barack Obama 2016 campaign!

    Best wishes, and again, thank you for your generous non-refundable donation,


  8. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 2:50 pm

    Yeah, it should have said, "The kid is an idiot if he thinks he'll get into an MO event with a McCain shirt on." At best, he's a dreamer.

  9. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 3:03 pm

    Dear Supporter,

    In an effort to cheapen make the Democrat Party easier for all to talk to, we're offering a chance to have lunch with the two heavyweights of the party of the people, a former Vice President, and former Speaker of the House!

    That's right, we appreciate your wedding gifts, birthday gifts, skipping family night out, trying to win a date with the First Couple, we'd like you to win a lunch date with Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi!

    It will be an awesome time, where you can discuss concerns of the world at Al's 12,000 square foot house, kept at a cool 68° year round, and speak about the concerns of the poor at Nancy Pelosi's non-union winery, and after lunch, you get to go hot-tubbing with them. Nancy and Al will both be wearing their French designed swimsuits, and you can bring your own thong so you'll fit right in! Ladies, if you like, you can give Al one of his famous Portland Massages afterwards, and men, you can massage Nancy's sore feet

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  10. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 3:04 pm

    and from reports have said, it was her most glorious speech ever.

    Lol, yes, each more glorious than the last! Although I'm betting that "Spa" will look more like those foot massagers you see for 50 cents at the State Fair.

    All Proceeds to Mooslom Brotherhood.

  11. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 3:07 pm

    They keep getting gloriouser and gloriouser…

    How sad it must be to be an Obama Supporter stuck in 2008, and with the extreme lack of gloriousness that they had back then.

  12. SignPainterGuy on September 26th, 2012 3:37 pm

    Well OF COURSE it was the most gloriousest yet, the kid wasn`t there to know any different and nobody is gonna refute the claim.

    Reminds me of the fisherman who spent 3 days in a row getting no bites, so he skipped the 4th day. On the fifth day, he asked a local how fishing was going and was told, "You should`a been here yesterday !

  13. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 3:42 pm


    My post at MM's:

    For all the skittishness over polls displayed here and doubtless on other Conservative blogs, what are these Mook voters going to do? ANOTHER 4 years hiding out in college? Half of them were on the Tommy Boy Program to begin with.

    Start ANOTHER ‘movement’ ( suspiciously identical to OWS? ) Code Chartreuse? Can he still lure big donors w/ the promise of MORE rubber stamped DOE kiss me loans?

  14. SignPainterGuy on September 26th, 2012 3:45 pm

    You`re getting really good at this ! It`s almost as though you`re on the dim`s mailing list yourself. Heh …

    You ARE makin` it up … right ?

  15. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 4:00 pm

    You forgot:

    He can do the View, and that’s about it.

    My lobbying efforts to get on MM's site are all for naught, as I enjoy the back and forth there, and I'd like to hone my debating skills with Chapouteur. He's good, and I see some there (CH) not reading what he writes, and reacts on the first sentence.

    Anyway, I can't wait to see November 7, and all the polling companies asking themselves, "what went wrong?" on the news, but secretly knowing that they skewed it.

    The interesting thing is the motions of the pResident:

    Why is he campaigning in Wisconsin, Iowa, and other "safe Obama" (per the conventional wisdom) states? I look at any time he's campaigning in a state, his internal polling is saying that he's in trouble there.

  16. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 4:02 pm

    Every time I write one of these, I have to wipe the dripping sarcasm off the keyboard.

  17. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 4:27 pm


    While it pertained there, not sure it served the more focused point of; who's left to pander TO!? He's run plum out of victims. Hence the constant necessity to create more.

    As Ann Coulter pointed out, grafted to the Civil Rights Movement, thusly making it a joke.

    Yeah I made regular petition to get on MM's for years. At least now you can jump right on her Twitter feed and you'll notice since she's started her newsletter ( more often than not featuring Doug's posts ) we get a lot more posters over here!

  18. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 4:29 pm

    Show us how you make that degree symbol, bold, etc.

  19. archer on September 26th, 2012 4:48 pm

    Go to Google or Bing and look for “Alt codes,” you’ll get’em all. Print’em out and your golden.

  20. archer on September 26th, 2012 5:02 pm


    Mark your calendars. Watch it full screen.


  21. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 5:17 pm
  22. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 5:28 pm

    Oh, okay, I see how you make 68°, but any tips on Bold?

  23. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 6:04 pm

    Alt-248 (on the numeric keypad for PC users, not sure for Mac users)

  24. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 6:08 pm

    In the edit button after the post, put < b > (no spaces) before the text and < / b > (no spaces) after the text you want emboldened. Heck, I guess you can put it in with your original comment. For strikethrough, it's &lt; strike &gt; and &lt; /strike &gt;

    Note: No one can comment on your post while you're dolling it up, or else the changes won't be saved. It keeps the flow of the conversation relevant, so that people can't redact what someone puts in there, like:

    Happyscrapper should have her pans registered with ATF!

    Then, there is a bunch of commenting on the post, and I go back in and put "not" in there, and the rest of the subsequent comments look silly, or at best not relevant.

  25. jeffythequick on September 26th, 2012 6:12 pm

    for the strikethrough thing, it's < strike > and < / strike > (no spaces)

  26. SignPainterGuy on September 26th, 2012 8:24 pm

    Oh, that`s "sarcasm" ? I thought it was spaghetti sauce and soup splatters ! ;-)

  27. Granny55 on September 26th, 2012 8:46 pm

    A couple weeks ago I posted about the Yahoo polls suddenly disappearing from their main page when the political polls were favoring conservatives. Guess what – They Are Back!!! We shall see if they delve back into political polls again. Right now it appears it they are just popular subject polls. The founder of Yahoo is a huge Ozero supporter so lets see where this goes…………………….

  28. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 10:32 pm

    You mean like:
    Is the Victoria's Secret 'Geisha' lingerie racist?
    Yes, it deserved to be pulled.
    No, people are too sensitive.

    Meaty stuff. Did they usually run on the lower r/h side of the main page? ( Not a Yahoo user! ) Dick Morris makes the spreads more understandable. I don't think he can come out and say it but, so many people in '08 were essentially "novelty voters".

    To wit; I'm not really a 'gambler' but will throw a fin on the Guard Base football pool b/c it's easier than being asked half a dozen times "Hey Sarge, did you throw in for the..?"

    John Kasich makes the point "Voters KNOW about all the negatives with Obama" and I believe that is actually accurate.

  29. SignPainterGuy on September 26th, 2012 11:02 pm

    A caller to Rush`s show today made the point that when you look at all the different demographics being polled, individually they are each for Romney, but somehow, mysteriously, when you add them all together, they give Obama a lead !

    Similar results are surely happening with the unemployment rate !

  30. Marshall_Will on September 26th, 2012 11:21 pm

    Good point. Every new Unemployment Report has meant we'll at the very least get hardy chuckle on a monthly basis. Recall, prior to teh One, Dem's took an -equally- skeptical view of these doctored releases.

    That makes the caller's assertions all the more impactful. Even among minorities the pRez's numbers are slipping. BUT..!?

  31. jeffythequick on September 27th, 2012 2:11 am

    I always find the unemployment rates they give as "unexpected."

    "Unexpected" is the new normal.

  32. jeffythequick on September 27th, 2012 2:13 am

    ahhh…. I was just showing you that I read your and SPG's posts over there.

    That's actually how I got here to Doug's site.

  33. Granny55 on September 27th, 2012 11:05 am

    Love This!!!

    I was eating breakfast with my 12-year-old Granddaughter and I asked her, "What day is tomorrow?"

    She said "It's President's Day!"

    She's a smart kid, so I asked "What does President's Day mean?"

    I was expecting to hear something about Washington and Lincoln.

    She replied, "President's Day is when President Obama steps out of the White House and if he sees his shadow, we have 4 more years of Bullshit."

    You know how bad it hurts when hot coffee spurts out your nose?

  34. jeffythequick on September 27th, 2012 11:14 am

    well, that too. (shhh….)

    I'm hoping that all y'all* have to wipe the drink that you spattered over it.

    *plural of y'all, Florida style

  35. Marshall_Will on September 27th, 2012 12:37 pm


    Doug's made note the Dim O'stration's SOP has been to come out w/ as bang up a number as can POSSIBLY strain the bounds of 'credibility' ( then quietly 'revise' them later in the month when it's Page 18 news )

    Insulting on (2) levels: In the first portion; we're so distracted and/or DENSE we wouldn't know the difference if it hit us in the face and (2) Only THEY know the true extent of the damage!

    So we're not slowly reverting back to feudal structures where information is disseminated on a need to know/privileged basis. Thank GOD for Conservative just-a-bloggers!

  36. SignPainterGuy on September 27th, 2012 12:41 pm

    "All y`all" huh ? That`s ALL of you all. Unlike the double-negative, all y`all is doubly-inclusive, so nobody can escapes.

    Now latch onto "you`ns". The "ou" sounds like the "oo" in look. Are you`ns gonna clean the screen or leave all smeared lookin` ?

    I have no idea what words are contracted all together n stuff there !

  37. Marshall_Will on September 27th, 2012 12:46 pm


    What a PRECIOUS age. HS chum and I recently agreed middle school was infinitely more fun than HS EVER was. Sadly we concluded, and I think doubly so for today, in spite of all the pop culty ref''s, HS really IS part of our adulthood.

    Certainly if we LET it. Very smart young lady btw! Now if we could only REMAIN 12 years old?

  38. jeffythequick on September 27th, 2012 1:35 pm

    I can play that game too!

    2Q12 numbers revised downward 26.5%!


    That was unexpectedly expected!

  39. Marshall_Will on September 27th, 2012 3:43 pm


    When you're this close to zero, every fraction really gets amplified doesn't it? Biz Insider is on the rise IMHO.

    Yeah, the O'stration operates off your basic Walk Of Shame/Coyote N@@kie Principle. A night so shameful ( uh like the Housing Bubble? ) you'd rather gnaw your own arm off than stir the ugly truth.

    Besides, there's a new show starting every 20 minutes!

  40. jeffythequick on September 27th, 2012 3:53 pm

    Oh, and for those of you that have access to MM, feel free to re-post my "Dear Supporter" letters over there!

    I'd love to see their reaction to them (especially Chappy, ILMC, and Kent's.)!

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