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CNN: West Point Gave Obama ‘Icy’ Reception
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/28/2014

Posted on 05/28/2014 1:47:13 PM PDT by markomalley

CNN’s international correspondent Jim Clancy called the West Point response to President Obama’s 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 MSNBC’s 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 don’t think we got one today, frankly. He’s against isolationism, but he is interventionist, but not unilateralist. Just because we have the biggest hammer doesn’t mean every problem is a nail, just because we have the best military doesn’t mean every problem requires intervention.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; cicobama; obama; obamaisacommunist; obamalies; usarmy; usma
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1 posted on 05/28/2014 1:47:13 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

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?”


2 posted on 05/28/2014 1:47:56 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: markomalley
“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.”

Well, there are those gay rumors.

And they are not known for their ability to project power, manliness or any other characteristic that would inspire military men and women.
3 posted on 05/28/2014 1:49:09 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: markomalley

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.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 1:49:30 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Graewoulf

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...


5 posted on 05/28/2014 1:52:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: markomalley

The West Point graduates are warriors, Obama is a pussy.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 1:52:19 PM PDT by twister881
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To: markomalley

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.”


7 posted on 05/28/2014 1:53:26 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: markomalley

I know for a fact the Military DOES NOT like this POS.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 1:54:20 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: markomalley

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.”


9 posted on 05/28/2014 1:59:42 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: markomalley

I hope it froze his butt off.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 2:00:39 PM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: markomalley

I doubt that any vets in attendance were clapping.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 2:01:15 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Dallas59
I know for a fact the Military DOES NOT like this POS

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.

12 posted on 05/28/2014 2:02:32 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: markomalley

Well let’s face it, zero ain’t no George Washington, more like Benedict Arnold.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 2:03:15 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: markomalley

We’re not North Korea yet and the media seems sad.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 2:03:48 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Mr. K

“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.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 2:04:13 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Good.


16 posted on 05/28/2014 2:05:22 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 2:06:01 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: twister881
The West Point graduates are warriors, Obama is a pussy.

Well that's not quite true, but I hear that obama does aspire to work his way up to being a pussy.

18 posted on 05/28/2014 2:06:30 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: markomalley

My friend’s son graduated from West Point today. Can’t wait to hear what she has to say about it.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 2:06:39 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Dallas59

Go to any military base and you have to look long and hard to find an Obama bumper sticker.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 2:06:51 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: ducttape45

And what actual proof or evidence do you have for your sweeping “correction”? I know for a fact you’re wrong.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 2:08:09 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: USNBandit
The Five are covering his address.

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.

22 posted on 05/28/2014 2:09:43 PM PDT by mware
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To: markomalley

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?

Understand God.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 2:10:29 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: markomalley

As I recall, Obama got an icy reception the last time he gave a commencement speech at West Point, in 2010.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 2:11:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: markomalley

“It was a philosophical speech,”...

***

No it was a narcissistic speech. All about him.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 2:11:23 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: ducttape45
duct you are painting with too broad a brush.

My nephew is going into the Navy in July. He attends church every Sunday, definitely heterosexual, and hates Obama.

26 posted on 05/28/2014 2:11:58 PM PDT by mware
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To: RJS1950

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...

G


27 posted on 05/28/2014 2:12:58 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: fatnotlazy
Reading the transcript I have to agree with you. It was all about defending himself and his policies.
28 posted on 05/28/2014 2:13:00 PM PDT by mware
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To: onyx

Rush played excerpts, and the response was exceptionally icy. It wasn’t even polite.


29 posted on 05/28/2014 2:13:02 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: SoConPubbie
Someone ought to post a clip of the West Point speech by General MacArthur, just to contrast the difference in height between stardust and earthworm crap.

Duty, Honor, Country was probably the best speech ever given at West Point.

30 posted on 05/28/2014 2:13:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: USNBandit
TOO right, lol!

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

31 posted on 05/28/2014 2:14:25 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: Graewoulf

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


32 posted on 05/28/2014 2:14:29 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: markomalley

“West Point Gave Obama ‘Icy’ Reception”

Gee — I can’t imagine why.............sarc...........


33 posted on 05/28/2014 2:14:53 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: mware

My personal pronoun meter is broken. So I don’t know how many times he said

I
Me
My
Mine


34 posted on 05/28/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: markomalley

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.


35 posted on 05/28/2014 2:16:30 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: fatnotlazy

I would gladly let this fool do my job once. Thats all


36 posted on 05/28/2014 2:17:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: markomalley

That he got an icy reception warms my heart.


37 posted on 05/28/2014 2:18:34 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: fatnotlazy
Think I'll go over and read the transcript.

I'll get back to you with the numbers.

38 posted on 05/28/2014 2:18:48 PM PDT by mware
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To: markomalley; SpinnerWebb
Linky Thing: Bambi's West Point Speech Today

Linky Thing: GWB's Reception at West Point December 2008

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.

39 posted on 05/28/2014 2:20:47 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I wish Obama would heed MacArthur’s message and simply fade away.


40 posted on 05/28/2014 2:25:08 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: markomalley

Good. There’s still hope.


41 posted on 05/28/2014 2:26:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: markomalley

Well Obama wants to replace them with illegals


42 posted on 05/28/2014 2:28:25 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: markomalley

There is nothing that he touches that he does not screw up.


43 posted on 05/28/2014 2:31:05 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: fatnotlazy
No it was a narcissistic speech. All about him.

Don't forget the part about gore bull warming.

44 posted on 05/28/2014 2:31:23 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: tx_eggman

The differences in response are remarkable...

and GWB didn’t use teleprompters.


45 posted on 05/28/2014 2:33:14 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Huskrrrr

The usual 20 to 30 percent were.

Obama receives standing ovation from less than 25% of West Point cadets: report
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3161084/posts


46 posted on 05/28/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: markomalley

Watch out for the few that gave zero enthusiastic applause. They will follow orders no matter what.


47 posted on 05/28/2014 2:40:41 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: GRRRRR

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.


48 posted on 05/28/2014 2:42:07 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: fatnotlazy
He used the word I thirty eight times.

Me, nine times,

my, five times.

The royal we about 3 times, and the word we talking about his administration 3 dozen times.

49 posted on 05/28/2014 2:42:55 PM PDT by mware
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To: markomalley

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.


50 posted on 05/28/2014 2:45:31 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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