Skip to comments.Watch How Vastly Different West Point Cadets React Between Hearing Presidents Obama and Bush
Posted on 05/29/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
Even the pundits at CNN had to agree President Obamas reception at West Point was nothing short of icy. His graduation speech has been slammed as being less Commander in Chief and more policy wonk playing defense. And the way the audience reacted supports it.
He receives a standing ovation from about a fourth of the audience who has come to see the the West Point class of 2014 graduate and commission as 2nd Lieutenants, and throughout his speech, he receives only mild applause from the graduates and their friends and families.
Compare that to the speech President George W. Bush gave to the corps of cadets in 2008 in his last military academy speech as President:
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The Cadets recognize a stinkburger when they see one.
obama ALWAYS gives the appearance of a HUGELY condescending A-hole; up there ‘lecturing’ Americans as to “how it IS”...
This creep barely grew up in this country. He knows NOTHING about “how it is” in this great United States of America.
what a remarkable thing for the President of the United States to say... he gets it... he gets that he has big shoes to fill simply by being the President of the United States... Obama thinks the role of Commander-in-Chief should be honored that he is filling that role... President Bush was proud to have the opportunity to be Commander-in-Chief... Obama is embarrassed by it...
Bush: Loves U.S. armed forces
Obama: Hates U.S. armed forces
It sure as hell wasn’t any “Duty, Honor, Country” speech was it?
That’s not open for debate. But please, show restraint and respect. It should be...His Excellency the Creep.
(You DO agree he is most excellent at it?)
The difference between the two receptions is amazing. (For once use of the term “amazing” is meaningful.)
Barry is not one of us.
“Dear brand new 2nd Lieutenant, no combat for you, no chance to practice your craft; you’re gonna fight global warming!!!”
“Valerie, I can’t understand it. I told them I’d save them from combat and instead gave them global warming as their challenge. Where’s the love??? I just don’t understand.”
“Obama’s captive audience of cadets really gave him the infamous West Point “silence” treatment. Compare that to how they received Bush when he spoke to them in 2008.”
Of course. Bush was a real leader, a strong believer in and supporter of the military, who had sent their former classmates to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to secure freedom for generations to come. Odufus doesn’t seem to believe in the military’s abilities at all.
Is Obama even aware of the fact he is not “in charge” as much as his donors?
Never will be.
Well, therein lies the difference between a leader who is a true American and one who does not know how to lead or how to be an American. Obama is a clueless twit and our country is weaker because of him.
Over heard a guy at the truck stop say, “well now those cadets have had their first taste of torture”. LOL, too true!
Not only that, but those cadets had to stand at attention for almost ten minutes before 0 bummer was late, but what else is new.
I don’t swear, as a rule. In fact, it even pains me to type this. But the first word that pops into my head upon seeing a picture of Obama is “Asshole!” I’ve tried to stop it, but I can’t. The word is what the man is.
It’s Bush’s fault !
It is MUCH WORSE than that:
Obama hates America!
Agree, Zero hates everything of, for, and about America, including its Constitution, Bill of Rights, virtues, culture, and character. He doesn’t identify with Americans, because he isn’t one. He’s a Muzzie-Marxist Person of the World, as he sees it.
Actually it was about Duty,Honor, and Country in the sense that Obama was relaying his vision of the new role for the military in his transformed America. The new military is now an agent for good and fighting climate change rather than being an organization that breaks things and kills bad guys in the name of protecting America.
I could not sit there and let this sob brow beat me with his ideology and BS. He is not addressing them, he is lecturing them.
I’m getting to be an old man and they are young men with a whole life ahead of them. I’d vote my principles and walk out and suffer the consequences.
How REFRESHING to listen to CIC George W. Bush vs. the constant replays of O’s leftist campaign speech the past 24 or so hours. Night & Day difference.
The contrast of EVERYTHING ABOUT the two Presidents, err “men”, err “speakers” is astounding!
Ew bama wants a weak America, and a strong military is incompatible with that. The cadets realize that they are an unwanted obstacle to his goal.
In case of ceremonial delays, troops in formation normally are called to “attention”, given “at ease”, and then “rest” (free to move & talk but keep one foot in place) until called to attention again. Not in this case, obviously.
Worst wait position is “parade rest”, more tiring than attention because the hands are clasped behind the back.
Anyway, West Pointers gave POTUS the mostly silent treatment. They get it.
Notice how Oblammo backpedaled on his earlier contempt for American exceptionalism? Betcha he thinks no one will notice.
Actually your word is quite mild compared to mine. The first phrase that pops into my mind is "piece of Kenyan pigs##t"
It’s what the Clinton-Gates-Kerry-Obama “Pentagon” is accepting, demanding, training, promoting, rating, and coddling over there in all branches at all levels: The “new” US Navy radio and TV recruiting ads emphasize “do good” and “rescue foreigners” rather than “go to sea and fight” ....
And, Yes, Bush DID keep promoting some of these “leaders” we see surrendering and bowing today.
Saw part of the video and the part I viewed the cadets were all at attention. I hated the “parade rest” at change of command ceremonies, especially when it was on the parade field in August.
Bush engaged the cadets by speaking with them, as a part of them. Obama, in his typical broken cadence, was aloof from the cadets, an outsider coming to condescend. Obama has no business being there. He is an irritating pimple on America’s butt, not a leader.
I wouldn’t use “His Excellency” either. It was the appellation given to Geo. Washington when he became president although he evidently thought the title to be too imperious.
A simple “der Fuehrer” or maybe “Il Douchebag” fits the kenyan much better.
Besides...King George again? I think not.
I like the name “Il Douchebag”. It fits very well.
His constant tardiness is a ploy to make himself feel special.
I miss the CLASS of the Bush presidency. I hate the degeneracy that has been brought to the office of POTUS by the Obamas!
I recently heard a USN tv commercial that ended with the words “and fairness for all”. I nearly threw up in my mouth. When I was in the Navy we prided ourselves in personal and service achievement, and killing bad guys and blowing sh*t up. How far we’ve fallen.
Wow, what a difference!
Just has Obama.
But, ONLY 1/4 of the CIVILIAN crowd was standing when Obama rose to the teleprompter (er, podium). The cadets themsekves? No movement at all.
And, of those civilians? Most of those standing seemed to be security (suits and black jackets and white shirts!)
Emperor Zero on the other hand uses the US Constitution as a snot rag.
Then look at the 2014 West Point Commencement. The cadets just sat there, a few tepidly moving their hands, as Traitorobama came to the podium. The cadets did stand at the 2010 West Point Commencement.