Mar 05 2009

Bush Was An Inspiring Commander-In-Chief, Obama Not So Much

Published by at 10:03 am under All General Discussions

Some amazing videos out on the net comparing the military responses to a visit by the Commander-In-Chief. First, the jarringly tepid response by US Marines this week to Commander-in-Chief Obama (big H/T Gateway Pundit)

Now, compare that with this response to President Bush:

And this one (from Gateway Pundit Again):

The difference in respect is stunning.

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7 Responses to “Bush Was An Inspiring Commander-In-Chief, Obama Not So Much”

  1. DJStrata says:

    The other comparison is that Bush didn’t need to enter to “Hail to the Chief”. He just came in to applause. And I can attest to that since I was at one of his speeches in Norfolk where he was there to speak to the military.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    It is my understanding that the only single time Hail to the Chief was played for Obama was at his inauguration.

    He doesn’t buy too much into White House tradition or history.

  3. KauaiBoy says:

    I think his entrance song should be either Here Come the Clowns or that carnival music that goes “da dat dat dat dat da dat da dat da daaaa da”. Or just rename the song to “Hail to the Chooch” (that’s an Italian word for someone perceived as a complete jackass).

    How many secret service guys do you think would take a bullet for this guy?

    Thank God for our men and women in uniform. While Obama’s policies and vision may lead us toward communism, those folks are the stopgap and I have faith they will do the right thing to uphold our Constitution and preserve our way of life.

  4. DJStrata says:

    Merlin, if you play the first video in the post he is walking in to Hail to the Chief.

  5. daralharb says:

    Whatever one may think of Bush or Obama, the videos contrasting the military’s reactions to these men are quite frightening: some of the most frightening I’ve ever seen, in fact.

    Even those of us who dislike Obama, his style of governance, and the policies he would like to enact must worry when it becomes so obvious that civil-military relations are in the freezer. The kindest term I could find for how the Marines received Obama at Camp Lejune would be “coldly polite”. “Barely concealed contempt” would probably be closer to the mark. Even the CNN newsreader was compelled to take notice.

    It would be logical for a President who had received such a reception to to spend a good deal of time on mending fences over remarks such as “air raid villages and kill people”. Obama, however, is a man so ideologically straitjacketed and yet so sensitive of his dignity that he may attempt instead to retaliate.

    Domestic security corps “as strong and well-funded as the Pentagon itself”? Looking at the videos, I would say “probably very soon”.

  6. Terrye says:

    I read somewhere that 6 out of 10 soldiers are “unsure” of Obama.

  7. Redteam says:

    Does anyone remember the video of Bush somewhere in South America when they attempted to block one of his SS agents and Bush reached out over the men separating them, caught hold of the SS agent and pulled him in with him. You think those guys respect Bush? I’m also sure they don’t care much for obambi