Skip to comments.AP (Naturally) Ignores Widely Noted 'Tepid' and 'Icy' Obama Reception at West Point
Posted on 05/28/2014 9:25:14 PM PDT by chessplayer
Following President Barack Obama's speech today at West Point, the UK Daily Mail reported "tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction." In a CNN video clip found at Mediaite, Jim Clancy noted that Obama did not sound like a commander-in-chief speaking to his troops. He further observed: You heard the reception; it was icy."
The video posted at the White House's web site doesn't include the reception Obama received when he was introduced. There's a reason for that. The first 14 seconds of a Reuters video clip (HT Nice Deb) shows, especially for those of us who recall the enthusiastic receptions George W. Bush routinely received, that describing it as "tepid" may be an overstatement:
I hope there is a video showing those who stood up. A future administration would be wise to purge them from the military. (For national security reasons, of course)
During his 36-minute speech, Obama made a total of 144 first-person references. Narcissism on steroids.
Costello: Now who’s got it?
Costello: Look, if I throw the ball to first base, somebody’s gotta get it. Now who has it?
Costello: So I pick up the ball and I throw it to Naturally.
Abbott: No you don’t, you throw the ball to Who.
Abbott: That’s different.
Costello: That’s what I said.
Abbott: You’re not saying it...
Costello: I throw the ball to Naturally.
Abbott: You throw it to Who.
Abbott: That’s it.
Costello: That’s what I said!
Abbott: You ask me.
Costello: I throw the ball to who?
Costello: Now you ask me.
Abbott: You throw the ball to Who?
Abbott: That’s it.
Costello: Same as you! Same as YOU! I throw the ball to who. Whoever it is drops the ball and the guy runs to second. Who picks up the ball and throws it to What. What throws it to I Don’t Know. I Don’t Know throws it back to Tomorrow, Triple play. Another guy gets up and hits a long fly ball to Because. Why? I don’t know! He’s on third and I don’t give a darn!
Costello: I said I don’t give a darn!
Abbott: Oh, that’s our shortstop.
I remember how Sadat got it.
A few years ago, I was embarrassed to witness Obama speaking at another Military graduation. I couldn’t look at him; I just kept my head down the whole time as he talked about himself.
Malignant narcissist. As if everybody came to hear HIM speak about HIS bottom line rather than watch with pride their sons and daughters graduating from West Point.
The stark difference - I’m thinking the Narcissist-in-Chief is FURIOUS tonight and wondering how he can get even with the cadets.
Contrast today -
GOOD ON THEM - photo in nex post - that media doens wan’t you to see -
This is news? Since when has the AP ever been a “news” organization? The proper moniker should be the A-—hole Press, only something we can anally report is newsworthy.
Reminds me of the old Stalinist tactic of brushing out purged people from official photographs.
144? He is truly sick.
It sounded like a political speech not an inspiring graduation speech.
Obama talked a lot about international law. Since when did the US Constitution become second to that? These grads swear to protect the Constitution not international law.
Watching both of them sickens me, so very sad. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
36 minute speech? Wow. At that point it’s not a speech. It’s a lecture.
Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.
2010 - Baraq Obama
2011 - Michelle Obama
2012 - Joe Biden
2013 - Chuck Hagel
2014 - Baraq Obama
Only if you’re using White people’s math, you racist.
I heard on Levin he was complaining about the Law of the Sea a Treaty not being ratified in order to attend to matters in the China Sea. How does ceding power to the UN help the US? It doesn’t.
West Point grads know that if they are sent into combat, the ROE supported by Obama May get them killed or courtmartialed.
i’m referring to this picture of the cadets. by the look of it, the Marxists are about a generation too early. better luck about thirty years from now.
you think they would welcome a guy that would gladly toss them all into a blender, literally? and for good measure, those that didn’t die immediately would be killed off slowly by withholding medical treatment and once they’re finally dead... tossed into a warehouse and forgotten
yea... I’m pretty sure they’d rather unzip and piss then salute
I’m amazed 0failure showed up considering the level of hatred towards him, especially by that audience
from what I could tell from you tube, the only ones who stood were the professors up front with obama
You notice too that Bush didn’t go up there with some lame folder in his hands telling him what to say. Those cadets were thrilled Bush was there and felt like *yawning* when dumbo strode to the podium.
In all fairness, the guy isn’t really American. Doesn’t have a clue what it means to be CIC.
from what I could tell from you tube, the only ones who stood were the professors up front with Obama
I would have LOVED to have been a fly on the wall on Dumbo’s flight back home. I can just imagine the ranting and raving over the poor reception he got. I’d bet the people in charge of the academy got a talking to.
This boy isn’t a traitor to our country. He is an enemy of our country.
And our military is smart enough not to believe anything coming out of his mouth.
he should have known better
and then Biden was at the Air Force Academy
wonder who thought that up, obama at the West Point and Biden at Colorado Springs, what a mess
My daughter called me this morning, venting about Obama speaking all about himself at this graduation of America’s finest.
Agreed. Dumb and dumber.
I just feel to be a traitor you would have had to have been a citizen of this country. Therefore he is just an enemy of the state.
the cader thrid from the right second row appears to have ...let her jaw drop...
likely this occurred due to having heard the great leader endlessly intone the words ...me... my... and I
as to our leading.....if we dont....you can be mister ohbama...be sure that someone else sure will
thats THE bottom line
That certainly looked and sounded like The Silent Treatment. I almost wonder if they all knew he was up there at that moment. I would agree with a snub, but I find it a bit questionable that the vast majority of that audience did not react. Could it possibly be that this many real Americans are actively disgusted by this Occupier?
I have heard more lively clapping coming from a full elevator to celebrate somebody’s birthday.
Wow! I just watched both! What a huge difference! One thing you could say about President Bush was that he loves his country and he really does love and respect our military - and they had/have great respect for him as well.
The current pResident? Not so much. Apparently the feeling is mutual!
Thanks for posting the links!
I’ve heard golf claps that were more energetic.
Compare it to this sppch made to the West Point Cadets....
General Douglas MacArthur
We went to ft logan for memorial day and had to sit through gov chickenpooper and sen udall talk about how much they care about vets, just like all the other dims. I took a nap.
Now THAT was an inspiring speech! Somebody posted a link to the entire speech. It will be worth hearing it in its entirety.
The Associated Press can bury the truth about Obama all it wants!!! It’s not gonna help!!! Obama is beyond help....and most of the nation and people know it, or learning more of it, every passing day!!! Actually, his Democrat Party should demand his immediate resignation!!! He is neither a POTUS or an American!!!
They study military history, tactics and strategy for demanding years so Obama can turn them out to wage war on climate change.
WOW! Stark difference is right.
They don’t call AP “American Pravda” for nothing.