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How Do Marines Feel About Obama? When Silence Is Golden
Start Thinking Right ^ | March 5, 2009 | Michael Eden

Posted on 03/05/2009 3:49:45 PM PST by Michael Eden

Watching this video contrasting the reception given by Marines to George Bush with that given to Barack Obama is a gift that just keeps on giving:

Watch the short Youtube video.

Reading the comments on Atlas Shrugs was kind of fun, too.

I got a tear in my eye seeing the jubilant, heartfelt outpouring of love and support the Marines had for the President who put them into harm's way. They believed in their President, and they believed in the mission he sent them to accomplish.

And I got a pain in my side laughing at the contrast in response when Barack Obama visited Marines. If you listen real hard, you can hear the crickets chirping.

Obama may as well have been appearing in a silent movie compared to the outburst given to Bush.

I was laughing hard enough at the excruciatingly polite reception the Marines gave to Obama before the video footage cut to the CNN reporter who said:

"Uh,the President's Iraq speech at Camp Lejeune. And many may, uh, take note of the mostly - you would have to say - tepid response."
I wrote a predictive article back in October. I'm glad I was right.

May God bless and protect our troops. They are our magnificent warriors - and we should be so proud of our men and women who have chosen to put on the uniform in time of war and sacrifice.

It turns out that, besides being heroic, they aint stupid, either.


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho2009; bho44; bush; marines; military; obama; response
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1 posted on 03/05/2009 3:49:46 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

Oooooo now that was COLD. You know the measure of a man when he walks next to real warriors and how they treat him. Obama doesn’t deserve to even be in the room with the Military.


2 posted on 03/05/2009 3:54:20 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Michael Eden

beautiful


3 posted on 03/05/2009 3:54:25 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget (July 4, 2009 see you there))
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To: Michael Eden

As much as the Marines liked Bush it still didn’t compare to how they loved Reagan. President Reagan is the only President whom the Marines would hold a salute even when they were saluting his back. They tolerate Obama. They respected Bush. But they loved Reagan.


4 posted on 03/05/2009 3:55:25 PM PST by MeganC (Palin-Limbaugh 2012)
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To: Michael Eden

exceptional post. Thank you.


5 posted on 03/05/2009 3:56:11 PM PST by AJ in NYC (Liberals are ill-mannered children)
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To: Michael Eden

BO must have been p@ssed at that big time!


6 posted on 03/05/2009 3:59:07 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Michael Eden

Thank you for posting. As the commentator said...a “tepid” response for Obama vs the raucous crowd for Bush.


7 posted on 03/05/2009 3:59:27 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Michael Eden

I found the silence during the Obama wecome to be more than a lil disappointing;

Where were the boo-birds?


9 posted on 03/05/2009 4:03:57 PM PST by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: MeganC
Pres. Bush traveled to the MCAS Yuma where my daughter was stationed at the time. This was when the President was giving some speech about border security. Anyway all the Marines were called out to formation to greet the President and after the speech he went to the ranks and personnaly shook everyone's hand and thanked them for their service.
10 posted on 03/05/2009 4:04:35 PM PST by shotgun
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To: Michael Eden

My parents have Reagan’s picture in our dining room right next to the Ten Commandments. My dad was a Marine and met President Reagan after he was wounded at the Beirut barracks in 1983 and President Reagan even called him a few times to check on him after that. He was really special.


11 posted on 03/05/2009 4:04:47 PM PST by MeganC (Palin-Limbaugh 2012)
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To: ChrisInAR

Chris,

As a fellow soldier myself, I can only tell you that booing your commander in chief - no matter how much you hate his guts - isn’t an option. He’s in the chain of command, and “free speech” isn’t a universal right for the armed forces.

But it WOULD have been nice to hear a chorus of raspberries!!!


12 posted on 03/05/2009 4:06:18 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

Bookmarked.

Thanks for the post! Almost feel sorry for Zero. Almost. Well, not really at all.


13 posted on 03/05/2009 4:06:59 PM PST by adaven
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To: MeganC

And as great as Ronnie was at the time of his presidency, he has grown even greater.

Particularly when you consider the contrast with the present company.


14 posted on 03/05/2009 4:07:22 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

It really saddens me to think that Obama sits in the same office President Reagan gave honor to.


15 posted on 03/05/2009 4:08:22 PM PST by MeganC (Palin-Limbaugh 2012)
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To: Michael Eden

I know I would have done it....regardless of what the price I had to pay would have been.


16 posted on 03/05/2009 4:09:06 PM PST by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: Michael Eden

I’m sure the active duty Marines will treat Obama with the same courtesy and respect that I was obligated to show to Clinton.


17 posted on 03/05/2009 4:09:12 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (HOPE and CHANGE? More like BAIT and SWITCH.)
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To: RaceBannon; Warrior Nurse

fyi


18 posted on 03/05/2009 4:09:46 PM PST by nutmeg (DemocRATs: The party of tax cheats and other assorted crooks)
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To: Michael Eden

Fantastic — I have forwarded that to everyone I could think of.

Thanks for posting it up!


19 posted on 03/05/2009 4:09:56 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: ChrisInAR

>I found the silence during the Obama wecome to be more than a lil disappointing;
>Where were the boo-birds?

Agreed. He should be booed simply for his failure-assertion that he would have a “ethically superior” administration than previously at DC... and then he goes and appoints the same shits that have always been floating around DC. {It will be funny when history shows that Bill Richardson was the least corrupt of Obama’s nominees.}


20 posted on 03/05/2009 4:11:59 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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