Skip to comments.Washington Post Writer 'Cringes' at Sight of 'Vulgar' Americans Celebrating Bin Laden's Death
Posted on 05/02/2011 8:49:59 AM PDT by chessplayer
For the Washington Post's Petula Dvorak the sight of American college kids celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden outside of the White House gates, on Sunday night, was "almost vulgar." In a May 2 story Dvorak described the scenes of joy as "one part Mardi Gras and two parts Bon Jovi concert" but then went on to say "It felt a little crazy, a bit much. Almost vulgar" and went on to admit "my first reaction was a cringe."
Flashmob kids encourged to get out in the street for the Obama show.
Give them a few weeks and they’ll be figuring out that the war isn’t over.
And the new mosque will be just around the corner and with Obama's Muslim blessing.
That was my impression as well as I watched youngsters in front of the White House mugging for the camera.
I wonder, did he cringe when muslims celebrated the fall of the twin towers?
Most of them were 20 yr. olds who have known him as our enemy for half their lives. Understandable.
I’m impressed how many actually know the words to “God Bless America”.
Something did not feel right about the flash mob in front of the White House. They were mostly white college kids. I know a lot of those types and the ones I know are just not plugged in to the Bin Laden thing. Bring up his name and most will look at you puzzled.
Something smells and it is not Bin Laden’s corpse which word has it was dumped in the ocean? The ocean? Huh?
Nothing is cut and dried about Obama. Nothing. This is all so strange. I hope the military clears the air and gives up facts, photos, etc.
I would say that is a very inaccurate generalization. We should all be celebrating the displays of patriotism by everyone last night and today.
If anything is “vulgar,” it will be seeing images of those “celebrations” in campaign videos.
I am in my 60’s and have known Obama as our enemy since the summer of ‘08!
Was there something fishy about the 1000s who showed up at Ground Zero or Times Square. Or the 40,000 shouting USA at Citizens Bank Park in Philly?
I agree. I think jubilance is precisely and the most appropriate way to celebrate — yes, celebrate — the death of this evil man.
I think you were alone, along with Petula. The jubilation did not bother me, or anybody I know, one iota. We are all celebrating at work this morning!
“Something did not feel right about the flash mob in front of the White House.”
Yup. Like a rent-a-mob to support obama. The mugging they were doing for the cameras was way overboard. It was like they were saying,,,”hey, look at me! Look at me!”
I've searched the ‘blob-o-sphere’ for past writings from Ms. Dvorak denouncing every country in the Middle-East as ‘vulgar’ for hosting hundreds of thousands of ululating savages as they celebrated 3000+ dead in this country in the days following September 11, 2001, but have not been able to find anything.
She CAN'T be a hypocrite, can she?
Not that I could see. This would have been expected at Ground Zero, I saw the CBP video and that was a sincere reaction as was the Times Square reaction. The White House deal was just odd. Something just did not seem right. It seemed contrived.
Did he cringe when the Pallies celebrated the death of the young Israeli family knifed in their own home, handing out treats to each other on the streets?
Yup. Like the Israelis with Eichmann, we do not want a particular location for his followers/believers to use as a shrine. Personally though, I wish we had cut off his head and stuck it on a pike. We could have planted it alternately between the WTC and the UN thru the summer.
I guess the celebrating West Point cadets were just showing their support for Obama! Get real, people.
You really think most college kids would mourn obl’s death?
You mean you didn’t know about the age-old islamic religious law which requires that muslims be buried at sea within 24 hours of their death?
And you call yourself informed!
I will say, at least she’s consistent.
A lot of those people celebrating were also the ones whining about waterboarding and Bush going after Saddam. Now that their boy is in the White House, it’s all good.
I dunno, at WVU they burned couches in the streets. They partied like the football team had just beaten Ohio State.
Everyone who is celebrating this is showing support for Obama, I guess. It’s just like what we said about the far left during the Bush years. Some people just can’t celebrate a good day for America just because the wrong guy is in the White House.
Eh, they’re just kids in a media-centric world.
I noticed they were mostly short-haired and neatly groomed and they looked happy even when caught from the side. They knew the words to patriotic songs and for all any of us know, they are the silent majority that usually doesn’t demonstrate.
It is the far left that is *cringing* at American *vulgarity*. These kids did not look like zerObots.
I do not like or support the zerO, but credit where it is due. I hope they do decide to release the death photo, even though it will enrage the jihadis.
What about the thousands at the baseball game who chanted “USA USA USA”? Or the cadets at West Point out celebrating? Or those on the subway in NYC? Or ground zero? Or other college campuses? Or people driving honking their horns? Everything isn’t politics.
Just run the film clip of the Gaza strip where they were handing out candy after the towers fell for this effin’ lib hack.
I was speaking only of the kids shoving their faces in front of the cameras at the White House. As regards your examples, point taken.
I’m just happy to know that Americans still have a certain amount of blood lust for our enimies.
At least this commiecrat reporter in this article you posted is not a hypocrite.
The rest of the media are organisming
I remember many Muzzies celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center. Where was the Washington Post then?
Don’t forget the midshipman ant the US Naval Academy. I think they would be especially proud of Navy SEALs getting the job done. But as others, like my friends at SOCOM in Tampa, have indicated this is just the end of the beginning. There have been over 13,000 violent acts in the name of Islam (www.religionofpeace.com) since September 11, 2001.
Of course Petula Dvorak finds the celebration of Osama’s death “almost vulgar.”
The left wants muslim fanatics to kill as many Americans as possible because they’re too cowardly to do the job themselves. American leftists are sobbing from sea to shining sea.
I’m sure he also finds it vulgar that in 1945 Americans danced in the streets when Hitler ventilated himself. He probably cries tears of joy watching old newsreels of Stalin starving the kulaks and farmers.
Note to Dear Petulant Petula Dvorak: I/We were just having our Wellstone Memorial Moment!
I can’t count how many times in the last few hours I’ve read “I feel happy about Osama being killed but I don’t want to celebrate” Like this reporter with “cringing” and “vulgar”
What is wrong with celebrating victory? My personal enjoyment of it - or those who are terrified of celebrating it - changes nothing in the overall War on Terror. Nothing on this whole Earth will change because I celebrate Osama’s demise.
Why do people feel the need to hedge as if their reactions will cause some seismic shift in world politics?
Anyone believing this was a spontaneous demonstration at the White House does not know how these things work.
But I was looking at it and thinking “this ought to really P.O. the sand rats.”
This was no different than Obama’s mobs in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain getting their marching orders of “spontaneity”.
This was Obama 2012 complete with US flags handed out, Obamaniac college children and CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN signs.
In the movie Posse, outlaw Bruce Dern told law man Kirk Douglas that is was HORSESHIT in Douglas using Dern’s dead body to get elected to Washington.
This is Obama bullshit.
What kind of nation is America now when mobs go out like 3rd world trash cheering that a terrorist is dead?
Americans did not act this when Adolf Hitler was dead. There was composure and dignity in being pleased a threat was dead, but Americans did not act in such disgusting low class outburst complete with ABC covering another “Smear the Tea Party” staged event.
Using a dead terrorist and psychotic children to run on for 2012............head shot Gabrielle Giffords...........America you are now Pyongyang.
This is the change you believe in as Obama has turned you in barbarians at the sadists gate of the White House.
Reporters flushed with elation that their Obama got bin Laden.............their gangsta finally murdered someone they could hang their hat on.
I don’t even recognize this America any longer....
It is disgusting but exactly what I would expect from progressives...they love death...a culture of death is all they understand.
You are far from alone. Everyone I know feels the same way.