Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: The enemy at West Point--Liberals continue their assault on our armed forces
Posted on 12/03/2009 5:48:07 PM PST by jazusamo
Insults against West Point by MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews are part of a pattern of left-wing denigrations against Americans serving in uniform. It's a motif indicative of an anti-military mind-set that is as dangerous as it is rude.
Discussing the West Point audience's response to President Obama's speech about Afghanistan, Mr. Matthews quipped on Tuesday: "I saw a lot of, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth in that crowd out there that the president chose to address tonight. And I thought that was interesting: He went to maybe the enemy camp tonight to make his case. I mean that was where Paul Wolfowitz used to write speeches back in the old Bush days. That's where he went to rabble-rouse the 'we're going to democratize the world' campaign back in '02. So I think it was a strange venue."
So, when did our brave military cadets become "the enemy camp"? If Mr. Bush or Mr. Wolfowitz went to West Point to "rabble-rouse," does that make the cadets a rabble? And why would it ever be a "strange venue" for any president to go to the U.S. Military Academy to talk about a war?
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Wrong question. The cadets never did become the enemy, they're amongst the best, brightest and most loyal to American. It is liberals who have aligned themselves against American and are self identifying themselves as enemies of America.
well we all know who is outa there first and it ain’t the young talent at West Point. They are here to stay. The enemy is the enemy of them.
These people hate America and those who defend America.
Yes they are and always have been.
The cadets besides being dog tired were sceptical because
the least of them has a better grasp of military strategy
and world politics this, this usurper.
He didn’t come to address them, he came to make a political
speech to placate his supporters for his supposed about
face on “war”.
A pathetic excuse for a president when what we need is
good solid leadership with an eye on the future threats
to our nation and our posterity.
Dear Mr. Chris Matthews,
Did it ever accur to you that they just don’t like him, you dim witted idiot?
Considering the traitorous anti-American politics of Chris Matthews, Obama, the Democrats and the MSM, the “Honor, Duty Country” traditions of West Point makes it the enemy camp to them.
A U.S. Army cadet reads a book entitled "Kill Bin Laden" as he waits with other cadets for U.S. President Barack Obama to deliver an address on U.S. policy and the war in Afghanistan at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York December 1, 2009.
I wish the enemeies of our cadets at West point all lived in the same place. I would like to intrioduce them to imprted Alqaeda opertaives sent t9o libve aong them with thier IEDs. Then perhaps they migh appreciate our military.
The liberal left is dumber than dirt. I long to see them inserted into the conditions that our soldiers must tolerate to defend freedom in the USA and for others around the world.
Great pic, thanks for posting.
This may be the first time actual granola-munching hippies have tried to take over a country. North Korea should have been so lucky.
It's amazing how they let slip their real feelings from time to time.
"enemy camp," indicating that they know from where much opposition will come.
"rabble-rouse," inferring that the military are rabble and beneath them.
"strange venue," indicating the true lack of understanding these, ahem, people have for our country, our values, our way of life, and the sacrifices our service members have made the world over in the name of freedom.
His comment on West Point was really out of line. I am reminded of "The Caine Mutiny" and tend to think of Barney Greenwald's talk about Captain Queeg he made to the officers of the USS Caine. He speaks of how that while there were going to fancy colleges, working good jobs and generally showboating around, the Captain Queegs were guarding this fat dumb country. For us, the service was not good enough and we knew we could not make any money in the service.
For Mathews, the military is below him and his dignity. I'd like to remind Cris Mathews that he has a lucrative job running his mouth because a bunch of rednecks with a Prussian mentality provided that opportunity.
I’m not military, but can I be counted as rabble, too? Pretty Please?!!!!
All true and so telling.
Good analogy. Matthews has no idea what our people in the military go through just as those young officers had no idea what Queeg had been through.
You bet, Fred! :-)
As for the venue, where else could Duh Won
speak drone aloud to a group of people absolutely prohibited from booing, jeering, gesturing, turning their backs, or walking out?
He cant even get a captive audience in the Congressional Black Caucus.
That makes my day. :-)
What I don’t understand is how any one can sit and watch Matthews. I can’t even stand to look at him without wanting to slap the dog doo out of him.
He certainly treated them like the enemy, making them wait in the auditorium for 4 hours before gracing them with his presence, due to “security” concerns.
Is there a single group of that many Americans of the same age amidst whom he would be safer?
I can’t begin to remember how many years it’s been since I refused to watch his show. Once in a while I’ll watch a short video here when he’s inserted foot in mouth but that’s it. He’s a dyed in the wool libtard idiot, maybe when Comcast gets partial control they’ll fire him, I can dream.
Good point, I can’t think of one.
The wife told me yesterday she heard a caller on Rush’s show that had a son that was there say they were ordered to applaud, I known their hearts weren’t in it.
That’s a great graphic, it really depicts Matthews’ love for the 0ne.
Can't make me!!! :-))
Hey, with arms like those, I thought for a sec there it was Michelle.
That would have been the ultimate prank the week before the Army Navy Game.
Zero kept our cadets waiting 4 hrs???? Really?
I knew he hates their guts - but that goes beyond the pale.
I work with an Obama koolaid drinker who saw the speech and said it was “wonderful” - “perfect”.
This person asked me if I watched it.
I said of course not.
Of course I did not watch this imposter in chief as he used the Cadets for a photo op. Did not want to become nauseated that night.
But I did follow the speech here on FR and read what others said about it and saw a few video clips of it. I reorted that I saw the faces of the cadets and they were not enthusiastic, they were bored, they were indifferent, and they gave only mild applause at certain points of the speech.,,,but they received Zero much less enthusiastically than they received former President Bush when he spoke there.
She said - did you not see them rush up to Obama with hands outstretched after it was over?
Can anybody tell me if that happened? I didn’t read of it here on the live thread.
Quite right. The enemy camp, or the enemy, went to West Point.
LOL! That would have been a scream and would have woken some cadets up. :)
Openly and officially, November 4 , 2008 with the election of obama. Unofficially in the 1960's.
Judging by his decorations, including CIB, this cadet is an Army combat veteran. He could definitely teach Zero a thing or two.
Matthews grew up in a generation that hoped that the USSR would emerge as the world’s leading power.
They are also terrified of Us.
They know if the sh!t hits the fan, they won't eat after initial supplies are gone,
There will be almost no one to protect them, Their own will beat them, steal what they have, take their most prized possessions Al Gore will not let them on His compound
It is not only the military that is the enemy of the Left.
The Boy Scouts
Leftist are smarter than everybody else and have a pathological drive to control everything. They need to guide everything and everyone to enlightenment.
What drives them mad, out of control crazy, is anything they can’t shape and mold. You know, to make it “better”, more equal..etc.
By Geoffrey Dickens
December 2, 2009 - 18:12 ET
Talk about taking one step forward and two steps back. Chris Matthews, on Wednesday's Hardball, opened the show by offering an apology to members of the military and their families for his infamous West Point is the "enemy camp," quote made during coverage of Obama's Afghanistan speech, ...., but immediately after that went to an interview with John Murtha, who himself got in trouble with servicemen and women for falsely accusing Marines of killing innocent civilians in Iraq.
Matthews opened the show by saying he received a "some very tough calls from parents of cadets and former cadets," for calling West Point an "enemy camp," and offered, "I deeply apologize." But after attempting to repair that bridge, he didn't do himself any favors by turning to Democratic Representative John Murtha to talk Afghanistan war policy. For the record Matthews followed Murtha with Republican Representative Mike Pence, but given the damage done with the "enemy camp" remark perhaps he should have had aired Murtha second, or even better, brought on a Democrat who isn't being sued by a Marine for falsely smearing him of slaughtering innocents.
Man oh man, you just can’t make this stuff up. Matthews must have some kind of brain disease because this Murtha thing has been going on for years.
I believe Murtha was on a Matthews show about the time he called the Haditha Marines cold blooded killers and they talked about it.
Matthews is definitely aware of Murtha’s slander and has him on anyway after he apologizes for his slander. Sheesh!
Chris Matthews slobbers when he talks. Who in their right mind could watch that? He turns my stomach. He is disgusting.
I hope Comcast goes into their buyout with the attitude they are going to straighten out NBC, MSNBC and etc. In other words, I hope they clean house and build a real news network.
If they don’t, they are going to lose a lot of money. People are tired of this crap.
Here’s a great link for historical source material on Murtha!
Dang, that is a good source, thanks.
Chrissy is easy to handle. Just mouth the words "Zell Miller", and watch the results thereof. He'll go into a fetal position, babbling even more incoherently, in abject terror, than normal...