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Watch How Vastly Different West Point Cadets React Between Hearing Presidents Obama and Bush
The Journal Review ^ | May 29, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer

Posted on 05/29/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

Even the pundits at CNN had to agree – President Obama’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamaspeech; speech; westpoint
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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.
1 posted on 05/29/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

The Cadets recognize a stinkburger when they see one.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 7:54:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 7:56:46 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
President Bush says, “There are many honors that come with the Presidency, but none higher than serving as Commander in Chief in the greatest Armed Forces on Earth.”

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...

4 posted on 05/29/2014 7:59:10 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Timber Rattler

Bush: Loves U.S. armed forces
Obama: Hates U.S. armed forces

Pretty simple.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 8:00:08 AM PDT by twister881
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To: joethedrummer

It sure as hell wasn’t any “Duty, Honor, Country” speech was it?


6 posted on 05/29/2014 8:00:11 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: joethedrummer

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?)


7 posted on 05/29/2014 8:00:47 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Timber Rattler

The difference between the two receptions is amazing. (For once use of the term “amazing” is meaningful.)


8 posted on 05/29/2014 8:03:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: latina4dubya

Barry is not one of us.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Timber Rattler

“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.”


10 posted on 05/29/2014 8:05:46 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: All

any pictures?


11 posted on 05/29/2014 8:06:27 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Timber Rattler

“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.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 8:10:05 AM PDT by paristexas
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To: paristexas

Is Obama even aware of the fact he is not “in charge” as much as his donors?


13 posted on 05/29/2014 8:13:36 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Timber Rattler
Here's a graduation speech:

Admiral McRaven remarks to graduates of the Univ. of Texas

14 posted on 05/29/2014 8:14:21 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Never was.

Never will be.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 8:25:01 AM 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: Timber Rattler

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.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 8:25:35 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: ruesrose

Over heard a guy at the truck stop say, “well now those cadets have had their first taste of torture”. LOL, too true!


17 posted on 05/29/2014 8:26:58 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 8:27:00 AM 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: Timber Rattler

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.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 8:27:56 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Timber Rattler

It’s Bush’s fault !


20 posted on 05/29/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Timber Rattler
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21 posted on 05/29/2014 8:32:23 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: twister881

It is MUCH WORSE than that:

Obama hates America!


22 posted on 05/29/2014 8:32:25 AM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

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.


23 posted on 05/29/2014 8:38:15 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Don Corleone
"It sure as hell wasn’t any “Duty, Honor, Country” speech was 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.

24 posted on 05/29/2014 8:41:28 AM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 8:43:14 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The contrast of EVERYTHING ABOUT the two Presidents, err “men”, err “speakers” is astounding!


27 posted on 05/29/2014 8:45:39 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Arrowhead1952

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.


29 posted on 05/29/2014 8:51:40 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Wiser now
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.

Actually your word is quite mild compared to mine. The first phrase that pops into my mind is "piece of Kenyan pigs##t"

30 posted on 05/29/2014 8:53:08 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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31 posted on 05/29/2014 8:55:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: NonValueAdded; neverdem; CPOSharky; EODGUY; MHGinTN; Nachum; narses; SunkenCiv

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.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 8:58:09 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: elcid1970

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.


33 posted on 05/29/2014 9:00:10 AM 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: Timber Rattler

Videos here
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/05/142440-watch-vastly-different-west-point-cadets-react-hearing-presidents-obama-bush/


34 posted on 05/29/2014 9:00:37 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Resettozero

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.


36 posted on 05/29/2014 9:02:03 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: baddog 219

Fan-TAS-tic graphic!


37 posted on 05/29/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: buckalfa; Don Corleone; All
DC : "It sure as hell wasn’t any “Duty, Honor, Country” speech was it?"
ba : 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 hope all FReepers understand that the CIC has been telegraphing his intent to NEVER retaliate with nukes either. Under no circumstances. And he's making sure there is no rogue sub Commander.
38 posted on 05/29/2014 9:17:04 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: RJS1950
It was the appellation given to Geo. Washington when he became president although he evidently thought the title to be too imperious.

That's right! Some wanted to crown GW as King of the U.S.A.

(GW deserved it but I'm not sure about his progeny.)
39 posted on 05/29/2014 9:19:58 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Besides...King George again? I think not.


40 posted on 05/29/2014 9:20:39 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: RJS1950

I like the name “Il Douchebag”. It fits very well.


41 posted on 05/29/2014 9:30:00 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (y)
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To: Arrowhead1952

His constant tardiness is a ploy to make himself feel special.


42 posted on 05/29/2014 9:32:52 AM PDT by Josa
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To: All
The contrast of EVERYTHING ABOUT the two Presidents, err “men”, err “speakers” is astounding!

I miss the CLASS of the Bush presidency. I hate the degeneracy that has been brought to the office of POTUS by the Obamas!

43 posted on 05/29/2014 9:32:52 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (What Mormons say: "We're Christian!" What they mean: "We're the only REAL Christians!")
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To: Timber Rattler
Wait till Sharpton, Jackson, Toure et.al. find out the different reaction from cadets between feckless Obamalamadingdong and fearless GWB. Will be first West Point class in history labeled racist bigots. Obunko commands the respect of a slug under a cow patties. Il Douchebag is the truth.
44 posted on 05/29/2014 9:53:11 AM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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.


45 posted on 05/29/2014 9:55:49 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Afterguard

How true.


46 posted on 05/29/2014 10:13:27 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Timber Rattler

Wow, what a difference!


47 posted on 05/29/2014 10:34:46 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Salvation

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!)


48 posted on 05/29/2014 10:58:56 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Timber Rattler
The US military has sworn its life to uphold and defend the US Constitution.

Emperor Zero on the other hand uses the US Constitution as a snot rag.

49 posted on 05/29/2014 11:26:00 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Watch the videos of the 2002 West Point Commencement when President Bush was introduced, or the 1981 West Point Commencement, when President Reagan was introduced. The cadets quickly stood up and applauded.

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.

50 posted on 05/29/2014 11:59:14 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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