Skip to comments.Obama lifts Bush joke to use at West Point commencement
Posted on 05/25/2010 8:53:27 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
Obama has done a lot of astonishing things. In fact everyday is more shocking than the day prior. However, bootlegging jokes takes outrageous to a whole new level. Comparing Obama's remarks at the 2010 West Point graduation with G. W. Bush's commencement address in 2002 reveals Barry may have lifted a gag line from George.
To be fair, Barack can't be held fully responsible, after all Obama is the first full-fledged teleprompter President adept only at reading words from a digitized screen like a mind-numbed robot. However, unless the tradition to "excuse minor conduct offenses" at a West Point commencement also includes a specific funny punch line, Barack Obama knowingly or unknowingly plagiarized George W. Bush.
In 2002 George W. was warmly received at West Point as the commencement keynote speaker. The former president, who has a naturally relaxed sense of humor, said the following:
West Point is guided by tradition, and in honor of the "Golden Children of the Corps," (applause) I will observe one of the traditions you cherish most. As the Commander-in-Chief, I hereby grant amnesty to all cadets who are on restriction for minor conduct offenses. (Applause.) Those of you in the end zone might have cheered a little early. (Laughter.)
Because, you see, I'm going to let General Lennox define exactly what "minor" means. (Laughter.)
Based on two applauses and two laughter responses, in four sentences, George's statements and tag line genuinely amused the cadets. When President Bush spoke, the West Point graduates response did not appear to be a demonstration of just "Duty, Honor and Country." The former president's leadership love and respect for the cadets, both then and now, was indisputably appreciated the US military.
However, Barack Hussein Obama received quite a different response. Love to lord over Barak's original statement included an awkward reminder to United States cadets, lest they forget, that as Commander-in-Chief, "there are some areas where [his] power is absolute." After which, the global community organizer attempted to do stand up comedy and it appears he did so by stealing a gag from George W. Bush's 2002 address.
Donning a slapstick stance, Obama said the following,
To the United States Corps of Cadets, and most of all, the Class of 2010 - it is an honor to serve as your Commander-in-Chief. Under our constitutional system, my power as President is wisely limited. But there are some areas where my power is absolute. And so, as your Commander-in-Chief, I hereby absolve all cadets who are on restriction for minor conduct offenses.
That's a lot of cheering. So I'll leave the definition of "minor" to those who know better.
Due to lack of cheering, Obama supposedly skipped over, "That's a lot of cheering," but left Bush's joke about leaving "the definition of minor' to those who know better." Obama's remark was reportedly met with a tepid response.
Obama usually gleans laughs from liberals by mocking GW, not by lifting comedic verbiage from Bush commencement addresses. Barack's comments revealed two very important things. First, Obama has no idea where the words on the teleprompter come from.
And second, there is no need for pilfering, President Obama is more than able to come up with jokes on his own. For example Barry said, "Under our constitution system, my power as President is wisely limited."
Now if Obama really expects graduating cadets, or any living-breathing creature on the planet to believe he believes the Constitution was wise in limiting presidential power, then Barry did out perform George W. Bush, at least in the jest department, by delivering the most hilarious joke in decades.
What is the big deal? Obama is simply a front man for the hard left (Marxists, Black Panthers, LaRaza). Nothing he says is new — just retread Soviet/Maoist propaganda and lies.
Did he refer to them as “Corpsmen” or “Corpse-men”?
Read my tagline....
We need the youtubes, side by side.
Leaving the definition of “minor” to the Superintendent of the academy is a standard line. I have heard it delivered by Dick Cheney, Robert Gates, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs when they each did graduation at Annapolis.
He was a t West Point. That’s why he doesn’t think he needs to be at Arlington this weekend.
Anti-American, non natural born citizen POS.
I saw on another thread that Obama will not be going to Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day ceremonies. This is a first in my lifetime that I can remember, but it is possible the President may have missed one here or there at some time.
That said, I wouldn't put it past this infantile jerk to do this as retaliation for the piss-warm response he got from the cadets at West Point.
I mean, after all, it isn't as if he flips the bird at people or characterizes those who disagree with him as "teabaggers" with the full knowledge of the meaning.
HERE is what the military REALLY thinks of Obama:
“...We need the youtubes, side by side....”
That's a lot of cheering. So I'll leave the definition of "minor" to those who know better. - Barack Obama
At least Barry didn't resort to reading a name off a bracelet on his arm this time.
Translation: "I, I, I, . . . me, me, me."
You know, if Zero wanted to plagiarize W, he should have just had his VP give the speech. Dopey Joe is a much more experienced plagiarizer and probably wouldn’t have botched the joke as badly as Zero did.
Bush at Westpoint, same joke starts almost right away, at 1:28
The Superintendent is wise to brief the cadets on when to applaud and when not to. Otherwise, that one line could have received applause that might never have ended.
Personally, I don’t like hearing military jokes from people who’ve never served. There’s a difference between relating and pandering.
And, I personally don’t think ANYONE should be CIC, if THEY themselves, haven’t served in the military in some form or capacity.
This man is a joke.
Bush was Westpoint Commencement speaker in both 2002 and 2006. Can’t find a video of 2006.
I think we’d be worse off as a country if not for Presidents like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. In fact, the next President after Washington with a miltary record was James Monroe.
the best thing to do to this moron would be to attend his speeches... and have your group laugh uncontrollably at the wrong times.
doing this over and over again, speech after speech, would really drive any narcissist crazy
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