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Obama receives standing ovation from less than 25% of West Point cadets: report
The Washington Times ^ | 5/28/14 | Douglas Ernst

Posted on 05/28/2014 2:36:13 PM PDT by Nachum

President Obama was welcomed by the Black Knight of the Hudson for his speech at West Point on Wednesday, but less than 25 percent of the cadets gave him a standing ovation upon his introduction, the Daily Mail reported.

“Receiving tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction, Obama argued for a contradictory foreign policy that relies on NATO and the United Nations while insisting that ‘America must always lead on the world stage,’ the paper reported.

During his speech, which the Wall Street Journal called “consistent with that of every post-Cold War administration,” the president also took a swipe at critics, saying: “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being. But what makes us exceptional is not our ability to flout international norms and the rule of law; it’s our willingness to affirm them through our actions.”

Much of the president’s speech focused on using military force only as a last resort and working with allies to solve global conflicts.

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What? 25%? West Point must be slipping.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 2:36:13 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 05/28/2014 2:36:33 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

The 25% must have realized Big Brother was watching.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 2:39:46 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum

These 25% will get the top Military jobs in the Kingdom Of Obama


4 posted on 05/28/2014 2:41:57 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Nachum

They be”Dissin’ The Man”?????????????


5 posted on 05/28/2014 2:42:36 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: molson209

Butt kissers, for sure.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 2:43:08 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: molson209
These 25% will get the top Military jobs in the Kingdom Of Obama.

Really do wish that were not true.
7 posted on 05/28/2014 2:43:36 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: jch10

Beneficiaries of the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”?


8 posted on 05/28/2014 2:44:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

The King will make sure they get paid back for their lack of enthusiasm.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 2:44:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Future JAG officers?


10 posted on 05/28/2014 2:44:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
Cadets to the President:

“Joel, you look like a smart kid. I’m going to tell you something I’m sure you’ll understand. You’re having fun now, right? Right, Joel? The time of your life. In a sluggish economy, never ever f*** with another man’s livelihood. Now, if you’re smart, and I hope you are, you’re not gonna make me come back here.”

11 posted on 05/28/2014 2:45:43 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Nachum

How many of the 25% support al Qaeda,
the Moslem Brotherhood, the coup d’etat
against the US Constitution
started by Pelosi and Obama for Islam
and the DNC racketeering from Samoa to Chicago to Syria?


12 posted on 05/28/2014 2:45:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Nachum

Yeah, but 100% of the attending press gave him a standing ‘O’

Watching ‘The Five’ on Fox right now and Beckley is blowing his top like I’ve never seen before because his boy got dissed at West Point — and all the world saw it.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 2:46:37 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Nachum

We must lead by committing to climate change, essentially.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 2:46:56 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Nachum

Maybe they stood up and applauded because they thought he was done.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 2:48:19 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Nachum

Any idiot that applauded that asshat should be beaten with a bag of Oranges.


16 posted on 05/28/2014 2:48:32 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Nachum

How many of those applauding are gay/bi/trans?


17 posted on 05/28/2014 2:48:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Nachum

Just watched the whole thing (almost).

Watch it on PBS you tube today, it’ll be gone soon, just like the boo s at Hillary’s appearance at the Firemens’ gathering on 911 MSG, and any ANY audio of that Kennedy girl - Caroline- our Ambassador to Japan

It is a lecture of how, until Obama came along, all our military was doing was killing people.

Not a hint of recognition to the Constitution,

And ramblings about Global Warming and having to comply with the World’s demands about it in order to gain respect
- to fact finding graduates of one of the World’s finest engineering programs.

There were no shots of the audience to speak of and the few smatterings of applause during the 45 minute scolding were so embarrassing that FOX News cut the sound.

PBS cut the end off pretty quick while the lack of enthusiasm of the applause was embarrassing, don’t know about cause and effect.

The Cadets did stand when Obama talked about a medal recipient a recent graduate’s sister is now a cadet. She got a much more enthusiastic response than ANY thing BO received from this fine group.

Perhaps that’s what they mean.

Otherwise, I suspect they’re overstating it.

But military officers respond to the wishes of the country, and they have to pay Obama respect in public.

It is we who have to elect good leaders for them.

That’s our job.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 2:50:21 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Nachum

The rump rangers. Expect chaos and incompetence as oboma places the mediocre in high places


19 posted on 05/28/2014 2:50:40 PM PDT by winodog
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To: Nachum

Notice how his whole speech was about him and his critics?

Me me me me me, my critics, me me me me.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 2:51:50 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: eyedigress

In the old days, they would have been invited to a “blanket party.”


21 posted on 05/28/2014 2:52:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

The ones that applauded are the gays and trannies.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 2:52:23 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Nachum
"“I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being. But what makes us exceptional is not our ability to flout international norms and the rule of law; it’s our willingness to affirm them through our actions.” "

If there was ever political gobblygook speak, that was it. Obambi and his writers are beyond being out of their pay grade. Not one word of that is backed up by Obambi's actions. The dumbass even gave Putin (ex-KGB) the go-ahead when he said "after the election I will have more leeway".

This so-called brilliant black man (also half white) just doesn't get that community organizing doesn't translate to international politics and those who would increase their domination. In all my 64 years, I've never seen such a man that has such little concept on reality. Does he ever listen to his intelligence agencies? Oh, right, he doesn't attend that many meetings.

23 posted on 05/28/2014 2:52:34 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Excellence

Exactly what we got from it...and ‘stop all that killing, you shooters, we have a better way than americans do’


24 posted on 05/28/2014 2:52:56 PM PDT by stanne
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To: smoothsailing

It was awful. I’m sure they applauded because he was done.

Forty five minutes of scolding.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 2:54:14 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Don’t forget that Cadets get there through Congressional Appointment. If only 25% were appointed by Democrats, we’re doing ok.


26 posted on 05/28/2014 2:56:16 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: stanne

edit in a laugh track


27 posted on 05/28/2014 2:56:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nachum
"What? 25%? West Point must be slipping."

Remember one third of the country supports this usurper. Plus, the class was probably directed or at least "encouraged" to make a showing.

I would bet 20 to 1 odds that there wasn't a black Cadet that didn't stand up for their black president. Like I said previously he is half white which he ignores like Holder does. What a couple of racists and so are all who support him because of being half black.

28 posted on 05/28/2014 3:00:22 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: jch10

75 percent racist?


29 posted on 05/28/2014 3:01:45 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: molson209

The other 75 percent will get IRS audits each and every year


30 posted on 05/28/2014 3:01:52 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Nachum
Just being respectful, I imagine...not realizing that the President was just there to give a speech, and no need for "Commander-in-Chief" protocol.

Would be interesting to know what POTUS's feelings were, facing an audience of people who are already far more accomplished than he is, or will ever be...LOL!

31 posted on 05/28/2014 3:03:26 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: Nachum
His speech to the WP grads was more of a lecture. It was so boring that even FoxNews broke away to Rove commentary and commercials.

It was words on paper and he presented it as such. Very little enthusiasm for what he was reading — meaning, he didn’t even believe much of what he was reading.

32 posted on 05/28/2014 3:04:28 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Nachum

who yelled out “benghazi”?


33 posted on 05/28/2014 3:04:39 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: stanne

‘It is a lecture of how, until Obama came along, all our military was doing was killing people.’

This is why he twice called Marines “corpsemen”. It was intentional. He was dissing them two ways. (1) Insulting them by not pronouncing what they are correctly, & (2) calling them men who make corpses.

Obama has a very deep hateful streak. It comes out very often, & the military is one of his regular targets.

(PS: this was an insult similar to all the middle-fingers he has ‘subtly’ given ppl. If accused, he can deny. It’s part of his immature, passive-aggressive, deep-seated nastiness. Never underestimate how deep the mean streak runs in him.)


34 posted on 05/28/2014 3:04:43 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: A Navy Vet
I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being

Hah! There is no fiber in his being, that's the rub.

35 posted on 05/28/2014 3:06:51 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#hashtagline)
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To: Nachum
...but less than 25 percent of the cadets gave him a standing ovation

They drew the short straws!

36 posted on 05/28/2014 3:07:38 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Fantasywriter
Obama has a very deep hateful streak. It comes out very often, & the military is one of his regular targets.

Indeed, the boy King strikes again.

37 posted on 05/28/2014 3:09:04 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: Nachum

This idiot can’t really believe he has a successful foreign policy, can he? Is he that delusional?


38 posted on 05/28/2014 3:11:40 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: smoothsailing

I think the 25% just wanted to avoid an IRS audit.


39 posted on 05/28/2014 3:12:27 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: A Navy Vet

And everything before “but” is bullshirt.


40 posted on 05/28/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: colorado tanker

He claimed that Russia not invading Ukraine was a direct success of his foreign policy.

[Putin laughs as Putin has most of Ukraine surrounded.]

41 posted on 05/28/2014 3:17:37 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rktman
"75 percent racist?" Nope, but get the joke. 75% realists. The other 25% were either black racists who think he is the Messiah and/or others who just went along to get along for their grades and promotions.

Bet they think differently when they are maimed in the next war. West Point is simply a boot camp with extra curricular studies for officer candidates. I don't mean to take away from their years of military tactics training and War College...just saying the that the E-7's thru E-9's are the people make the things happen, from my perspective having been a sea-going sailor.

42 posted on 05/28/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

Dead on!

Obozo is still trying to guess at what “American Exceptionalism” means...and he continues to fail.

He is no American. Whether he was born in Hawaii, Kenya or Mars, He has no clue what it is to be an American.


43 posted on 05/28/2014 3:19:50 PM PDT by Zman516 (Thought-Criminal #1)
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To: molson209
These 25% will get the top Military jobs in the Kingdom Of Obama

From second lieutenant to brigadier in less than two years!

44 posted on 05/28/2014 3:20:28 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Nachum
dude... wait, wut???

45 posted on 05/28/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: LibWhacker
Watching ‘The Five’ on Fox right now and Beckley is blowing his top like I’ve never seen before because his boy got dissed at West Point — and all the world saw it.

LoL.

46 posted on 05/28/2014 3:25:41 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Otherwise known as the press?


47 posted on 05/28/2014 3:27:38 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Nachum

“Walk softly and carry a big hashtag.”
Not original, from a friend of mine.


48 posted on 05/28/2014 3:28:58 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: jch10

“Butt kissers, for sure.”

Literally.


49 posted on 05/28/2014 3:31:14 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Nachum

5% is less than 25%



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50 posted on 05/28/2014 3:32:09 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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