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Semper Fi! US Marine applause a bit different for Obama than Bush
IHateTheMedia.com ^ | 03/13/09

Posted on 03/13/2009 6:48:34 AM PDT by slomark

[Watch incredible video highlighting contrast]

This is a remarkable video. It clearly demonstrates the difference in how two presidents are greeted by the United States Marines.

The jarheads’ greeting for President Bush is deafening. The greeting for President Obama is, well, polite.

Semper fi, indeed.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: bhodod; bush; cicobama; marines; obama; semperfi; zeroawareness
Pass this to any liberals you know.
1 posted on 03/13/2009 6:48:34 AM PDT by slomark
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To: slomark

Little more than a golf clap for the marxist messiah from our great marines. More than he deserves.


2 posted on 03/13/2009 6:52:30 AM PDT by scottinoc ("Katie, you're not the center of everyone's universe."-Gov Palin)
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To: slomark

It’s almost as if they blasted the music to cover for the lack of enthusiasm.

Not that I’d ever accuse CNN of doing that or anything.


3 posted on 03/13/2009 6:54:46 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: slomark


4 posted on 03/13/2009 7:15:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: slomark
I had the pleasure of gathering with my nephew in Jacksonville, NC, and a house full of his fellow marines & their wives and girlfriends for a cookout for a few of them who were getting out, recently. I was picking around with them, and asked them how they liked their new "boss". Well, when I asked that, the conversation took a serious turn, and some of the things I personally heard these marines say, I cannot repeat in a public forum. A couple of the guys were going to re-enlist, but said an Obama presidency is why they chose not to. Not one single one of those guys had a single complimentary thing to say about Obama; not even the black marines who were present. Even a couple of them said while they wanted to see a black man as president, it wasn't this particular one they had in mind. One of them even said he wanted Ken Blackwell to run and win. These men DO NOT respect Obama...at all.

As an aside, what tickled me are the profanity laced tirades about Obama followed by a courteous, "excuse my language, ma'am" when they spoke in my presence. You just have to love those marines.

5 posted on 03/13/2009 7:16:04 AM PDT by PleaseNoMore
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To: Diogenesis

In that last pic, those poor kids look bored to death. A couple of them look angry, lol.


6 posted on 03/13/2009 7:17:07 AM PDT by PleaseNoMore
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To: Diogenesis

Some pictures truly are worth a thousand words. Thanks.


7 posted on 03/13/2009 7:17:18 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: slomark

Wow... what a stark difference. Were they commanded to stand to at Obama’s entrance? Certainly seemed that way. Amazing.


8 posted on 03/13/2009 7:18:33 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: andy58-in-nh

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery."
Winston Churchill


"Bust of Churchill Returned by Obama
"After the September 11th attacks our British allies loaned President George Bush
a bust of one of the greatest Britons the world has ever known, Sir Winston Churchill.
It was a gesture to show their support for the United States in one of its darkest hours.
The bust sat prominently in the Oval Office for the balance of President Bush’s tenure there,
and once President Obama took office, the British offered him the opportunity to keep it for the length of his term.
His response was cold and most likely sent tremors through the British diplomatic community."
....
"Diplomatically this is a faux pax that only an unseasoned politician could make.
The British have stood by our side as strong allies for decades and we need to maintain that relationship,
especially in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous (See Is Nuclear Weakness on the Horizon)
If he did not want to look at it in the oval office he could have displayed it elsewhere in the White House
and not slapped the British in the face in such a blatant disregard of political etiquette."

9 posted on 03/13/2009 7:20:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: slomark

Ping


10 posted on 03/13/2009 7:38:26 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Diogenesis

He’s giving us “the finger” all right, and our British allies as well. As my hero Winston Churchill once advised: “Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old”.


11 posted on 03/13/2009 7:41:01 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: scottinoc

I LOVE that video...
NOBAMA’s only applause were from the Blue Suits (looked like either ready to retire or political appointees)


12 posted on 03/13/2009 7:48:53 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (My 2nd amendment protects my 1st amendment... I carry a GUN because I can't Carry a LAWYER!)
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To: PleaseNoMore

As the guest of the 1st Radio Battalion at their 2008 USMC Birthday Ball, I heard similar remarks. The classic was: “We’re a little concerned about your senator becoming CIC.”

My reply was, “He’s NOT my senator; I voted for Alan Keyes.”

To be fair (and repetitious since this has been on FR at least 3 times), the events the author cites are quite different. Bush’s visit to troops in Iraq was more personal while Obama’s speech at Camp Lejeune was more of an official policy statement. Marines at Camp Lejeune were at attention and more than likely not allowed spontaneous response (positive or more likely negative) to Obama’s entry into the room.

That being said, the Marines were free to express themselves at the end of the presentation and the lack of enthusiasm spoke volumes.


13 posted on 03/13/2009 7:57:49 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: slomark

Once in the White House, Obama continues to fail at all things.

He may have the title, but that illegitimate piece of filth.... is no Commander in Chief.


14 posted on 03/13/2009 7:58:31 AM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail.....)
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To: 12Gauge687

I’d agree with you but if you watch carefully, the two officers on stage were clapping...you’d think that would be a signal for the rest of them to clap as well.

This didn’t appear to be an “attention on deck”, “as you were” situation.


15 posted on 03/13/2009 8:02:52 AM PDT by IDRATHERNOT
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To: IDRATHERNOT

There are different ways to view the two visits to the troops. Please go to www.blackfive.net for some more veteran input.


16 posted on 03/13/2009 8:15:23 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: slomark

Those are my brothers!

Semper Fi!


17 posted on 03/13/2009 8:17:44 AM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: PleaseNoMore

It’s like we say “no better friend, and no worse enemy”.

Semper Fi


18 posted on 03/13/2009 8:24:20 AM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: slomark

Thank you for posting. It was an eye opening for me to see that. I saw that Bush was standing next to them to take pictures and shake their hands...how awesome is that. But then again I didn’t see O did NOT take the time to shake their hands as well. Just only to the generals or officers. Wow...what a change of people reaction to the o. Again thanks.....
(NoCoGop’s wife message)


19 posted on 03/13/2009 8:46:45 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (Recession: friend loses his job. Depression: You lose your job. Recovery: Obama loses his job.)
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To: PleaseNoMore

Marines is a formal title and needs to be capitalized.


20 posted on 03/17/2009 7:20:08 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: PleaseNoMore

Those are men, more mature than the individual speaking at them, not kids.


21 posted on 03/17/2009 7:21:22 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: slomark

Say what you want about Bush, but he was a helluva Commander-In-Chief.


22 posted on 03/17/2009 7:23:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: slomark

Actually there are no Marines clapping at all, the only applause is from local families invited to attend.


23 posted on 03/17/2009 7:23:28 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Yes, they’re men, and women. I am a lot older than they are, old enough to be their mother, and to me they’re “kids” to me in that sense. Sorry that you took offense, but when I’m gathered with some of them at my nephews, it’s a term of endearment from an “old” woman. When I hear of one of those young men or women dying for MY freedom, they’re kids in the kindest use of the word; used by a mother who grieves for their families. So, my use of the word “kid” was not one of disrespect. As for not capitalizing the “m” in Marines, well, as they say...my bad.


24 posted on 03/17/2009 7:54:55 PM PDT by PleaseNoMore
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