Skip to comments.CNN: West Point Gave Obama ‘Icy’ Reception
Posted on 05/28/2014 1:47:13 PM PDT by markomalley
CNNs international correspondent Jim Clancy called the West Point response to President Obamas meandering foreign policy address pretty icy Wednesday.
Clancy said it was not really a great speech to give at the U.S. Military Academy, and the address has drawn bipartisan criticism.
It was a philosophical speech, he said. It was not a Commander-in-Chief speaking to his troops. And you heard the reception. I mean, it was pretty icy.
Obama said he believed strongly in American exceptionalism, but he continually used straw men in his address by implying that critics of his vision of foreign policy always advocated first and foremost for military action.
A panel on MSNBCs Morning Joe criticized the president for his announcement to fully withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by 2016, and even liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson ripped Obama for giving a convoluted speech Wednesday.
There are individual problems that require individual solutions, Robinson said. And so that then sort of militates against some sort of sweeping Obama Doctrine that you can sum up in a bumper sticker. And I dont think we got one today, frankly. Hes against isolationism, but he is interventionist, but not unilateralist. Just because we have the biggest hammer doesnt mean every problem is a nail, just because we have the best military doesnt mean every problem requires intervention.
Imagine, if you can, the defensive hissy fit that Obama would throw if during a sworn hearing of the Benghazi House Committee, Chairman Trey Gowdy asked Obama: Where were you, and what were you doing during the night of September 11, 2012?
I shut off my TV “before” he was announced to speak and I’ve yet to trun it on again. I am pleased to read the words “icy reception.” I pray it’s true.
God protect our brave military.
The LAST question Trey Gowdy should ask every witness at the Benghazi hearings is “Oh by the way, Do you know where the President was at that time?”
Either they know and perjure themselves or no one knows- but either way...
The West Point graduates are warriors, Obama is a pussy.
Cadets to Obama: “You suck, pal. We need a real Commander-in-Chief, and you are but the poorest substitute. But here’s some tepid applause offered as a perfunctory matter of form.”
I know for a fact the Military DOES NOT like this POS.
Well when you looked at the ‘tight camera shots” you would swear that West Point was a minority neighborhood school. As Redd Foxx once remarked on an episode of “Sanford & Son,” there were enough blacks there to make a Tarzan movie.”
I hope it froze his butt off.
I doubt that any vets in attendance were clapping.
Correction: The "old guard military" DOES NOT like this POS. The new recruits (who are mostly brain dead) and the openly homosexual (who are now persecuting true bible believing Christians and anyone else who opposes their agenda) all love this POS.
Well let’s face it, zero ain’t no George Washington, more like Benedict Arnold.
We’re not North Korea yet and the media seems sad.
“Either they know and perjure themselves or no one knows- but either way...”
Scooter Libby went to jail for saying “I don’t know” to the FBI.
Duh, these guys and gals are there for graduation. They expect a “way to go, thank you for your service, the enemies of the United States are peeing their pants because of you” speech. Not a “I’m the President, I’m not a wimp, my non-existent foreign policy is part of a bigger scheme” speech.
Well that's not quite true, but I hear that obama does aspire to work his way up to being a pussy.
My friend’s son graduated from West Point today. Can’t wait to hear what she has to say about it.
Go to any military base and you have to look long and hard to find an Obama bumper sticker.
And what actual proof or evidence do you have for your sweeping “correction”? I know for a fact you’re wrong.
One of the panel did mention that it is usual for the military not to applaud during presidential addresses. The fact that about a dozen applauded made it even worse for the president.
Those in POWER put this turtle in office. Why cannot we look at those in power.
What does it take to get the USA back to normalcy?
The people have the power yet they are losing their sense of life.
Live people. Why would I aspire to get a check from the government to sit on my ass when I have asked the creator to be here?
As I recall, Obama got an icy reception the last time he gave a commencement speech at West Point, in 2010.
It was a philosophical speech,...
No it was a narcissistic speech. All about him.
My nephew is going into the Navy in July. He attends church every Sunday, definitely heterosexual, and hates Obama.
Just look at the Air Force Academy and how they have Wiccan worship areas, tear down Bible verses from dorm doors cuz a Muzzie was offended...there’s lots of info to suggest the libs in service love the Bozo...
Rush played excerpts, and the response was exceptionally icy. It wasn’t even polite.
Duty, Honor, Country was probably the best speech ever given at West Point.
Depending on which radio news report you listen to ("sound bites" of the "commencement address"), you can hear either thunderously small applause (10 people, magnified) or tepid if not icy large applause (1000 people giving a perfunctory small clap or two)...
Worst C-i-C in history quite possibly, (or recent history - can't imagine Jimmah Carter was very good either, but perhaps did no harm?!)...JMHO
He would plead the fifth or claim executive privilege. Besides, what universe would Obama EVER appear before Gowdy?
I’d love to see it, but ain’t holding my breath
“West Point Gave Obama Icy Reception”
Gee — I can’t imagine why.............sarc...........
My personal pronoun meter is broken. So I don’t know how many times he said
In the speech he was basically projecting continued weakness in American foreign policy. The cadets and the men they will lead are the ones who will pay the price for Obama’s weakness with their blood. No damn wonder he got an icy response.
I would gladly let this fool do my job once. Thats all
That he got an icy reception warms my heart.
I'll get back to you with the numbers.
Scroll to 17:10 for Bambi's intro and the response ... he left everyone waiting (standing up) for close to 7 minutes before walking in.
I wish Obama would heed MacArthur’s message and simply fade away.
Good. There’s still hope.
Well Obama wants to replace them with illegals
There is nothing that he touches that he does not screw up.
Don't forget the part about gore bull warming.
The differences in response are remarkable...
and GWB didn’t use teleprompters.
The usual 20 to 30 percent were.
Obama receives standing ovation from less than 25% of West Point cadets: report
Watch out for the few that gave zero enthusiastic applause. They will follow orders no matter what.
And you foolishly believe that the young troops and junior officers are all libs; wrong again.
This crap that you cite is hardly pervasive and they are actions directed by the POS secdef UpChuck Hagel.
Also, the number of wiccans in the military is negligble; and just in case you think that wiccans are devil worshippers, you are wrong again. Throughout my career and after I’ve only known one wiccan and he was a patriotic and devoted to defending the Constitution as anyone you might find which is the only real measure of the loyalty of any military member. And, he didn’t worship the devil in any way. Their beliefs are protected by the same Constitution that defends your rights to believe as you wish.
Me, nine times,
my, five times.
The royal we about 3 times, and the word we talking about his administration 3 dozen times.
I think “icy” would consist of refusing him admission on the grounds he has no proof of identity. But barely audible applause is probably the best option, given the circumstances.
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