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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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To: Michael Eden

My Marine neighbor’s Father has a bumper sticker that says:
Marines die so you don’t have to

Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s continued Failure


21 posted on 03/05/2009 4:12:29 PM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: MeganC
It really saddens me to think that Obama sits in the same office President Reagan gave honor to.

I watched a History Channel program on Air Force One before the election. It was incredible how great the lengths and widths and depths were for the POTUS.

And I remember asking myself, "What the hell has Obama done to deserve that kind of loyalty or devoted service from anyone?

The thought still makes me nauseas.

22 posted on 03/05/2009 4:15:43 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: ChrisInAR
I know I would have done it....regardless of what the price I had to pay would have been.

Me, too. You should read that article I wrote to describe how I felt about the thought of serving under Barry Hussein.

http://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/messiah-in-chief-barack-obama-will-conservative-soldiers-stay-in/

23 posted on 03/05/2009 4:17:28 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: freedumb2003
Fantastic — I have forwarded that to everyone I could think of.

Thanks for posting it up!

You're very much welcome. And thank YOU for showing that video to everyone on your email list. That is exactly what we need.

If we want to have a country, we're going to need to discredit Obama on the areas of defense and the economy. Otherwise he'll continue to be able to do more and more and worse and worse to destroy this country.

24 posted on 03/05/2009 4:23:39 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

Nice video.


25 posted on 03/05/2009 4:32:29 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Michael Eden

Thank you for this post! Thank you GWB, and most importantly, thank you all that serve. I pray you recognize this country when you return.


26 posted on 03/05/2009 4:44:55 PM PST by sybilll
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To: Michael Eden

Thanks for posting this!


27 posted on 03/05/2009 4:53:11 PM PST by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: Michael Eden

That was excellent - thanks for posting.


28 posted on 03/05/2009 5:11:55 PM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: Eaker

I actually had it sent to me by a reader at my blog who goes by HL. Most of the stuff she directs my attention to is pretty good - this one was golden.

I love going from tears to jeers - and then having that CNN reporter make an ice cream sundae out of it at the end.


29 posted on 03/05/2009 5:12:12 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

As someone else noted: when it comes to the Commander-in-Chief, there is no such thing as “freedom of speech” for the military. That is as it should be.

Yet, there are ways that one’s opinion can still be “voiced”.
This is one of those ways: the silence was deafening....

May God grant us the strength to face what lies ahead.


30 posted on 03/05/2009 5:14:31 PM PST by ForeignDude
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To: Michael Eden

Is it entirely possible...that I can be grinning any wider over the difference between a real CiC...and the poser that occupies the office now?


31 posted on 03/05/2009 5:17:37 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("Some watching my 1st address..not used to libs being talked about badly. Get used to it!" - Rush)
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To: ChrisInAR
I found the silence during the Obama welcome to be more than a lil disappointing;

Where were the boo-birds?

Threatened with the brig ....

32 posted on 03/05/2009 5:38:10 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Michael Eden; Eaker; neverdem
The mainstream press “pushed” the “applause lines” part of the speech very, very hard; “The biggest applause came when the President promised higher pay...” was a specific example of how they promoted the idea that there WAS “many” places in the speech when the Marines applauded.

instead of just one.

33 posted on 03/05/2009 5:40:30 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I FORGOT that!

Dang, I saw that too.

Good catch. Just one of a trillion lies the media have told to reveal their blatant corruption, bias, and dishonesty.

The only thing that can match liberal spending by Obama is lies by the propagandistic media trying to cover up for him.


34 posted on 03/05/2009 5:46:24 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

This video is depressing. Can someone tell me what the bloody blank is going on????? Please tell me that this is all a bad dream./Just Asking - seoul62.......


35 posted on 03/05/2009 5:53:51 PM PST by seoul62
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

LOL!


36 posted on 03/05/2009 6:01:26 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Michael Eden

This has got to be one of the most beautiful videos I’ve ever seen.

God bless our Armed Forces, and God**** Zero.


37 posted on 03/05/2009 6:06:16 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Let the 2nd American Revolution begin!)
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To: MeganC

Check out post #45 here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2169892/posts

That Marine is holding the salute long after the President passed by. It looks like he is saluting President Bush’s back.


38 posted on 03/05/2009 6:16:40 PM PST by Humal
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To: reagan_fanatic

BTTT!!!!


39 posted on 03/05/2009 6:26:51 PM PST by txhurl (ralph...)
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To: Michael Eden

Thank you very much for the post.


40 posted on 03/05/2009 6:43:53 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
Thank you very much for the post.

I'm glad that so many people are receiving this video the same way I did when I saw it.

There's hope yet.

41 posted on 03/05/2009 6:57:56 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
One of many such topics, but I loved this:
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.

42 posted on 03/06/2009 5:33:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Michael Eden

Notice that only the BIG brass clapped when the sneaky little bitch, Obama, swished up to the stage.


43 posted on 03/07/2009 1:04:27 AM PST by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: Michael Eden

bump


44 posted on 03/24/2009 5:44:49 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: miele man

bump


45 posted on 03/24/2009 6:20:09 AM PDT by miele man
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To: Danae
Obama doesn’t deserve to even be in the room with the Military.

You're overly kind. He doesn't rate even being on the same planet...

the infowarrior

46 posted on 03/24/2009 6:27:06 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: txnativegop
BO must have been p@ssed at that big time!

Since its his own attitudes which cause the counter attitudes, he can live with it and like, live with it, and not like it, but if he absolutely, positively, can't live with it, well, he knows where the effing door to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC is, and shouldn't let it hit him on the keister on his way back to Chicago...

the infowarrior

47 posted on 03/24/2009 6:30:35 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Jeff Gordon
Notice that only the BIG brass clapped when the sneaky little bitch, Obama, swished up to the stage.

Notice, as well, that even that was merely perfunctorily polite, never enthusiastic...

the infowarrior

48 posted on 03/24/2009 6:32:02 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: SandyInSeattle
I’m sure the active duty Marines will treat Obama with the same courtesy and respect that I was obligated to show to Clinton.

I was always amused at the stories of soldiers having to attend mandatory sexual harassment training in rooms with pictures of the Commander in Chief (Clinton) on the wall.

49 posted on 03/24/2009 7:07:31 AM PDT by big black dog
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To: Jeff Gordon
Notice that only the BIG brass clapped when the sneaky little bitch, Obama, swished up to the stage.

When Obama walked into the room, I thought it must be protocol to hold applause. Then I saw the brass applauding (with no enthusiasm) and realized that everyone else was deliberately withholding their applause. That speaks volumes.

50 posted on 03/24/2009 7:15:41 AM PDT by CommerceComet
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