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Obama speech to soldiers met with silence

EMCSEMCS Member Posts: 4,063
edited September 2012 in General Discussion
August 31, 2012
Obama speech to soldiers met with silence
By Neil Munro
President Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.

His praise for the soldiers - and for his own national-security policies - won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.

The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers' families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The audience's reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.

"Hey, I hear you," he said amid silence.

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Comments

  • gary wraygary wray Member Posts: 4,663
    edited November -1
    Exactly what he deserves IMO....stone cold silence (polite but cold). His leading from behind ideas will work well in Chicago Community Organizin' in 2013[;)] Our fighting men and women deserve better than the present POTUS.
  • guntech59guntech59 Member Posts: 23,193 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    From the link....

    "The president's speech to the soldiers is part of his constitutional duties as commander-in-chief."


    Really? I have never read that.
  • m88.358winm88.358win Member Posts: 7,417 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Pretty soon he won't be able to go out in public without a burka...and a tomato-proof helmet.
  • Ray BRay B Member Posts: 11,822
    edited November -1
    I wouldm't get my hopes up that he's giving a speech because it's a result of performing his Constitutional duties- after all, I don't want him to be inconsistent.
  • bigoutsidebigoutside Member Posts: 19,443
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by guntech59
    From the link....

    "The president's speech to the soldiers is part of his constitutional duties as commander-in-chief."


    Really? I have never read that.


    The commentary ( I wouldn't call it reporting) is pretty suspect in its totality.
  • p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    I wonder if he "abhors the military" like another former Democratic president?
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 31,141 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    He is a Dumbo eared Marxist Muslim lover; the troops know it.
  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,590 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by guntech59
    From the link....

    "The president's speech to the soldiers is part of his constitutional duties as commander-in-chief."


    Really? I have never read that.


    A valid indication he has NEVER read the US Constitution or, if he did, certainly did NOT understand the words. [xx(]
    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln
  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,590 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I've heard it said the at some of his 'military installation speeches" the military was ordered to attend and ordered to applaude.

    [V]
    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln
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