Saturday, September 01, 2012

Obama forces our troops to attend his photo op, gets punked.

So what do you get when you alternatively disrespect, ignore and suppress a group of people and then force a bunch of them to stand behind you and sit in an audience in front of you while the cameras roll?

Well our Kenyan Pretender got just what you'd expect yesterday at Ft. Bliss when he flew down for a "pro-military" photo op/campaign stunt. As he spoke at a room full of troops and family members, he was met only with scant applause or outright silence as he practically begged for a demonstration of enthusiasm.
Obama Speech Before Troops Met With Silence.

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.
The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.

CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.
He tried to praise them, he tried to tout his accomplishments, he even tried to invoke their own unit nicknames. All of it failed, and it was so embarrassing that even his own two pet media outlets cut off coverage to spare him the humiliation.

But what could he possibly have expected? In just three and a half years, Obama has supported prosecution of our troops for any slight or injury to enemy combatants or captured terror suspects. He's leaked the details of military operations and compromised operational tactics by letting our enemies know how our forces operate. He's taken credit for the things that they've done and even claimed that they fight for him, not for America. He's forced the radical homosexual agenda down our troops' throats, blocked their efforts to vote from overseas via absentee ballots, and now he's even suing the state of Ohio for giving our troops extra time to vote. He's raised their tri-care costs, laid many of them or their peers off, and denied countless career servicemembers advancement opportunities. In short, he's been an unmitigated disaster for our men and women in uniform and given them no reason at all to support him or trust him.

Then he does something stupid like show up on their base and arrange for hundreds of them to be forced to sit in on his photo op.

It just goes to show that you can force our troops to show up, and their code of honor will even compel them to show you basic respect, but, as Obama just found out, you can't force them to pretend to like you.

How embarrassing. What a complete and utter PR failure. And it's a travesty that the media conspired to ignore this and keep it from the rest of America.


  1. I can only contrast this with how both Bush 41 and Bush 43 were received by the troops... Usually standing ovations!!!

  2. That guy is so done, and clearly refuses to acknowledge the fact.

    I didn't think it was possible for me to admire our brave troops any more, but I was wrong.

  3. I can't even imagine Kenyan 1 getting re-elected, now that he's actually got a track record (of dismal failure).

    But then, I didn't think he'd get elected in '08.

    I'm praying our country has wised up.

  4. The way the Army works, if the officers are cheering, the NCOs are cheering. If your NCO is cheering, you better damn well be cheering.

    If the officers are not cheering the Commander in Chief, he is in deep trouble.

  5. Thankfully, he only has a few months to pull retribution on them - and come campaign season in earnest, he'll have far too many attacks breaking his thin skin to concentrate the full force of his petulant pettiness in their direction.

    One problem when running with jackals: nobody's going to stop and help you when you fall down.

  6. Enlisted have a saying, "you salute the uniform". You don't have to respect the man/woman wearing it. Showing up at all (when ordered to) would be the absolute maximum respect this guy deserves. Can't blame the troops for this one. Clinton received a similar welcome when he visited Hawaii way back when, that was the only time I was thankful to have duty on a weekend. I knew several guys who were required to attend, they ALL hated it.

  7. What's worse is that while he is leaking and taking credit for bin Laden, his administration is trying to squash a book about it that was actually written by one of the Navy Seal on Team 6.

  8. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Payback is a bit**

  9. I've said it before, and I'll say it again....


  10. Hoo!Ah! I can't imagine that a sitting CinC has ever had such a cool reception.

    The cramming the DADT demise down their throats was delightful double entendre.

  11. Rationalize this for me: When W. Bush was president, you didn't like people criticizing him as Commander-in-Chief. Now Obama is the CIF, and you freely criticize him. Why?

  12. @ Fels: I criticized Bush a lot when he failed to uphold the proper conservative principles that this country was founded upon. If you really paid attention, you'd know this. Obama just does a whole lot more things that demand criticism. Same standards on my end, just different men in the White House, and the current one a lot less worthy than the former one.