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AP (Naturally) Ignores Widely Noted 'Tepid' and 'Icy' Obama Reception at West Point
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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:


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Bet The One makes sure the three quarters who didn't give him a standing ovation pay for it.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 9:25:14 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

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)


2 posted on 05/28/2014 9:28:44 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: chessplayer

During his 36-minute speech, Obama made a total of 144 first-person references. Narcissism on steroids.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 9:29:56 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: chessplayer

Costello: Now who’s got it?

Abbott: Naturally.

PAUSE

Costello: Look, if I throw the ball to first base, somebody’s gotta get it. Now who has it?

Abbott: Naturally.

Costello: Who?

Abbott: Naturally.

Costello: Naturally?

Abbott: Naturally.

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Abbott: No you don’t, you throw the ball to Who.

Costello: Naturally.

Abbott: That’s different.

Costello: That’s what I said.

Abbott: You’re not saying it...

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Costello: Naturally.

Abbott: That’s it.

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Abbott: You ask me.

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Abbott: Naturally.

Costello: Now you ask me.

Abbott: You throw the ball to Who?

Costello: Naturally.

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!

Abbott: What?

Costello: I said I don’t give a darn!

Abbott: Oh, that’s our shortstop.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 9:34:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: chessplayer

I remember how Sadat got it.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 9:35:20 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: chessplayer

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.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 9:37:26 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Hoodat
Interesting stat. Referred to himself once every 15 seconds, for 36 minutes.
7 posted on 05/28/2014 9:38:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: originalbuckeye
Sure enough, in the short Reuters vid, he says "Here's MY bottom line.

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.

8 posted on 05/28/2014 9:40:29 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: chessplayer

The stark difference - I’m thinking the Narcissist-in-Chief is FURIOUS tonight and wondering how he can get even with the cadets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVEl_FMdbMk

Contrast today -
GOOD ON THEM - photo in nex post - that media doens wan’t you to see -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g0C_FvDymfc


9 posted on 05/28/2014 9:45:24 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: chessplayer

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.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 9:47:22 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: chessplayer

11 posted on 05/28/2014 9:51:15 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: chessplayer
The video posted at the White House's web site doesn't include the reception Obama received when he was introduced.

Reminds me of the old Stalinist tactic of brushing out purged people from official photographs.

12 posted on 05/28/2014 9:52:00 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Hoodat

144? He is truly sick.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 9:56:10 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: chessplayer

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.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 9:58:49 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: maine-iac7

Watching both of them sickens me, so very sad. Oh how the mighty have fallen.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 10:02:58 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Hoodat

36 minute speech? Wow. At that point it’s not a speech. It’s a lecture.


16 posted on 05/28/2014 10:15:33 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: chessplayer

Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 10:26:07 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: originalbuckeye
West Point has had it rough lately. Here are its last five commencement speakers:

2010 - Baraq Obama
2011 - Michelle Obama
2012 - Joe Biden
2013 - Chuck Hagel
2014 - Baraq Obama

Embarrassing.

18 posted on 05/28/2014 10:36:42 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Only if you’re using White people’s math, you racist.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 10:38:43 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: chessplayer

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.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 10:38:57 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: maine-iac7

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.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 10:40:56 PM PDT by willywill
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To: chessplayer

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


22 posted on 05/28/2014 10:42:02 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Cowboy Bob

from what I could tell from you tube, the only ones who stood were the professors up front with obama


23 posted on 05/28/2014 10:44:41 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: maine-iac7

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.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 10:45:15 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

In all fairness, the guy isn’t really American. Doesn’t have a clue what it means to be CIC.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 10:46:39 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: yldstrk

from what I could tell from you tube, the only ones who stood were the professors up front with Obama


Some audience people, but not many of those either.

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.


26 posted on 05/28/2014 10:51:13 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: chessplayer

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.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 10:54:33 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: leapfrog0202

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


28 posted on 05/28/2014 10:59:46 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: chessplayer
The real question is
29 posted on 05/28/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Hoodat

My daughter called me this morning, venting about Obama speaking all about himself at this graduation of America’s finest.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 11:06:55 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: yldstrk

Agreed. Dumb and dumber.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 11:07:03 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: hinckley buzzard; Hoodat; The Mayor

~~~During his 36-minute speech, Obama made a total of 144 first-person references. Narcissism on steroids.~~~

~~~Interesting stat. Referred to himself once every 15 seconds, for 36 minutes.~~~


OK, disclaimer, I don’t think he’s “the guy”. But seeing you all quote those stats brought a verse to mind. So, FWIW. This guy constantly exalts and magnifies himself (cue picture of him admiring himself in mirror).

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel+11:36&version=KJV

Daniel 11:36

King James Version (KJV)

36 And the king shall do according to his will;
and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god,
and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods,
and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished:
for that that is determined shall be done.


32 posted on 05/28/2014 11:09:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Bogey78O

~~~It’s a lecture.~~~

Isn’t that all they ever attempt to do? They couldn’t care less. About anything. Except vacations and more power.


33 posted on 05/28/2014 11:11:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: longfellow

Thread winner


34 posted on 05/28/2014 11:13:06 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

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.


35 posted on 05/28/2014 11:15:46 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

It’s obvious he’s never belonged to this county in his heart, especially CONUS.

And since they’re apparently afraid to submit a simple $10 document to a federal court, setting a precedent with documented info, I suspect there’s something *else* very, very wrong, too.

I just want Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi to wear the orange jumpsuits, too, when whatever it is they’re hiding comes out.

It’s a very simple thing. That’s been dodged, lawyered-up, etc. for 5+ years. Something is clearly amiss; what that is, I have no idea.


36 posted on 05/28/2014 11:20:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: maine-iac7

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


37 posted on 05/28/2014 11:50:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: maine-iac7

as to our leading.....if we dont....you can be mister ohbama...be sure that someone else sure will

thats THE bottom line


38 posted on 05/28/2014 11:54:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: leapfrog0202
I'll bet ValJar was on hand to greet obozo when he arrived home from West Point. I'll bet she held obozo on her lap, and snuggled him to her breast as she soothed his ruffled feathers, and told him to take his thumb out of his mouth. The poor ahole was hurt...hardly anyone adored him! Betcha she ordered up milk and cookies, and some drugs to soothe her puppet boy pResident, and told obozo that he could have a sleep over tonight with Reggie..ANYTHING to soothe her boy.
39 posted on 05/29/2014 12:03:32 AM PDT by itssme
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To: chessplayer

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40 posted on 05/29/2014 12:29:33 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: chessplayer

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.


41 posted on 05/29/2014 12:40:50 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: maine-iac7

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!


42 posted on 05/29/2014 2:19:59 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: chessplayer

I’ve heard golf claps that were more energetic.


43 posted on 05/29/2014 2:20:40 AM PDT by bayliving
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To: sneakers

Compare it to this sppch made to the West Point Cadets....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgqSI1BESVE

General Douglas MacArthur


44 posted on 05/29/2014 3:42:26 AM PDT by fredhead (Join the Navy and see the world.....77% of which is covered in water.)
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To: chessplayer

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.


45 posted on 05/29/2014 3:49:52 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: fredhead

Now THAT was an inspiring speech! Somebody posted a link to the entire speech. It will be worth hearing it in its entirety.


46 posted on 05/29/2014 3:54:12 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: chessplayer

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!!!


47 posted on 05/29/2014 4:40:44 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: chessplayer

They study military history, tactics and strategy for demanding years so Obama can turn them out to wage war on climate change.


48 posted on 05/29/2014 5:14:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: maine-iac7

WOW! Stark difference is right.


49 posted on 05/29/2014 5:14:33 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: chessplayer

They don’t call AP “American Pravda” for nothing.


50 posted on 05/29/2014 5:19:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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