Meet Rambama – the Obama SEAL Team 6 action figure doll

Posted by: ST on May 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

This is NOT the story I wanted to start out my morning reading:

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.

As Bush stood there, with an arm around the shoulder of a New York City firefighter, Vicale saw what he thought was the first moment that Bush fit into his shoes as president.

“I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you and the people who knocked these building down will hear all of soon,” Bush said as New Yorkers chanted “U.S.A.”

Nothing about this doll fits the man who inspired it (make sure to take a look at the picture at the link above).  For one thing, as we all know President Obama doesn’t have a particular fondness for guns, firearms – or, well, anything you’d use for self-defense outside of pepper spray.   True, he did give the authorization to take out OBL – which some in the administration have tried to ridiculously paint as ‘just as courageous’ as the SEAL team that actually did the deed, but the ‘risks’ he took by making that decision did not involve putting his life on the line.  So, please, let’s keep things in perspective.  Secondly, this doll makes him look like a fierce, devoted war hero of sorts when in reality he’s staunchly anti-war.   Thirdly, it shows Obama bulked up – in fatigues.  The only thing bulked up about our celebrity President is his massive ego.  And the only thing fatigued are the growing number of Americans who are fed up with this administration’s agenda.

That said, God bless Mr. Vicale for his obvious patriotism. He might be more than a little off with the creation of the Obaam SEAL Team 6 doll, but you can’t deny that his heart is in the right place.

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14 Responses to “Meet Rambama – the Obama SEAL Team 6 action figure doll”

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  1. Scott McCray says:

    I think I just threw up a little… :-&

  2. Oh, my. This is disturbing on so many levels.

    And I don’t mean to criticize, Sister, but Obama did NOT give the order to take out bin Laden – Leon Panetta did, backed by Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus, and James Clapper. The reason Obama is in his golf clothes, sitting in the Kiddy Chair, in the now-iconic photo, is because he had nothing to do with the decision. Valerie Jarrett, his puppet master, was ADAMANT that he not give the order, so the others took matters into their own hands. As a WH insider put it, it was a “coup.”

    I guess a Leon Panetta action figure doesn’t have the same ring to it, huh?

    Great blog – thanks for all of the good work (and while this may be my first comment here, I do follow what you are writing).

  3. Paul says:

    Rambama ? Ye gods !!

  4. Gladius says:

    ST

    You may think Mr. Vicale has his heart in the right place but I think he is a dick.

  5. Carlos says:

    Keep this in perspective? Fer cryin’ out loud, the puke would wash out of basic training before the sun set the first day!

    And the Connecticut nut thinks that this is even in a realm of possibility, even with a willing suspension of disbelief? He obviously doesn’t have a clue about what the SEALs go through.

  6. Phineas says:

    And the doll has on its t-shirt a variant on the symbol “The Punisher” wears on his costume.

    Talk about casting against type. 8-|

    @Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy:

    That site is the only “source” for that story, and it relies on the testimony of a single anonymous informant who claims that (and without any proof) that the CIA director, the Secretary of State, and the Chief of Staff launched a coup against the President of the United States. It’s not just incredible (as in “lacking any credibility”) on its face, it’s straight out of the fever swamps. Without very strong corroboration, I wouldn’t give it any credence.

  7. Yes, it is from the one source, though Larry Johnson says intel sources claim it is at least 80% accurate.

    And when it is an INSIDER, by its very nature that implies one source. It isn’t like Deep Throat was giving interview after interview.

  8. Wayne says:

    Seems herobuilders.com is overwhelmed with the press coverage, the web page barely loads, and most of the images are broken (probably resulting from being unable to service the request, not missing files). I actually got a “Service Not Available” the first time I tried to load it. Hah!

  9. Zippy says:

    The dipstick needs to be armed with foodstamps and a koran. PFFT!

  10. bill bannon says:

    I am against any voting for Obama but he did give the order for this and his family will be in danger til they die. In a way, that is just as courageous as the Seals. The men who marry his daughters will need courage. Killing Obama would redeem Al Qaeda in the eyes of potential joiners of Al Qaeda….without having to take down a bridge etc. And if we all remember that fake couple who got in the White House party, such an assasination does not seem difficult.

  11. Great White Rat says:

    Wrong, Bill, wrong.

    Giving an order that 999 out of 1000 people in that position would do is not “courageous”. Especially if he spent 16 hours sleeping on it. This is a man who made a career of voting “present” every time he had the chance to show the slightest bit of political courage.

    Had he vetoed the plan to take out bin Laden, he would have been wrong, but he could at least be credited with some degree of political courage. It takes no courage to do the popular thing, whether you think it is right or wrong. It takes courage to do what is NOT popular when you think it is the right course – think George W. Bush ordering the surge in Iraq.

    And don’t even start with placing Obama’s supposed courage on the same level as SEAL team 6. Had he been suddenly teleported into the middle of that mission, I can picture Obama curled up in a fetal position while demanding that half of the SEAL team stop what they were doing to protect him.

  12. bill bannon says:

    Great Whie Rat…the only action Cheney saw was shooting his friend…in the face no less…
    Bush and Cheney avoided the Vietnam war because the reserves was a way of avoiding it at that time for Bush and Cheney sought and received an incredible 5 student deferments.

    LINK

    You apparently never lived under a death threat. I have and Seals would tell you, it’s spookier than in and out battles in that it does not stop….hence their current concern about privacy. I don’t like Obama but he has lived courage in this instance and it will continue til his death and for his family also.

  13. ST says:

    bill, you can transfer your Bush/Cheney hatred to the Kos website if you keep this mess up. Where did ANYONE mention anything about B/C serving in the military? Talk about a straw man!

  14. Great White Rat says:

    ST beat me to it, Bill, but I’ll second her point: no one is mentioned military service by anyone – Bush, Cheney, or Obama – although I’d point out that Bush did join the ANG, and I can tell you from personal experience that a good number of ANG personnel were activated and served during the Vietnam war.

    But that it completely beside the point; your whole Bush/Cheney point is indeed a straw man. So let’s get back to the point, which is whether Obama is just as courageous as your average SEAL team member, as you claim.

    You’re going to tell us that the same man who whines when he gets a tough question (“Can’t I just eat my waffle?”) is suddenly the tough-minded reincarnation of General Patton? You really think you can sell the story that the pampered dilletante who wets himself at the idea of voting AYE or NAY on bills is the equal of a hero who ventures into the heart of a bloodthirsty enemy’s command center, not knowing what defenses await him, to cut the head off the snake? Sorry, Bill….it doesn’t pass the laugh test.

    And don’t give me the nonsense that Obama is now in mortal danger for the rest of his life. Obama has protection 24/7, and he will for the rest of his life. AQ doesn’t attack in places where they are expected, or where there’s a chance they’ll end up in a fair fight.

    This may come as news to you, but almost 10 years ago we lost about 3000 people from a set of AQ attacks. THOSE people did nothing to earn death, but they suffered the fate you now claim is planned only for Obama.

    The point is this: you, and I, and ST, and Phineas are ALL on the AQ hit list because our very existence is an insult to their warped dream of a global islamic caliphate. They want ALL of us dead. They want to kill civilization as we know it. The fact that you walk the earth is an abomination to them. Obama is included in that list – but he was even before the SEAL raid. He is no more a target now than he was before Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton and the military staff dragged him off the golf course to sit in the corner and watch the operation go down.

    Apologies for the extended length of this, ST….rant over.