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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 01:56 PM
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Obama takes the stage at Memorial Service and some of the crowd screams?
Edited on Tue Nov-10-09 02:02 PM by wndycty
Not his fault, but I am sure there will be Freepers, tea baggers and other right wingers who will blame him for the screams.

Just so you know these were screams of adulation, not critical.

It was inappropriate but not his fault, we'll see if anyone says anything.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 01:58 PM
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1. Scream at him like he's a Beatle or scream bloody murder?
Scream at him like he's a Beatle or scream bloody murder?
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 01:59 PM
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2. Beatle. n/t
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Dr Robert Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:14 PM
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8. good ol' BeatleBama. can you really blame the crowd?
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 03:11 PM
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18. I am sure that it was uncomfortable for Obama.
When he first came down the steps a few people yelped. His entrance was very somber and did not draw this out. I was listening to MSNBC prior to Obama speaking and the talking heads were continuing to dissect the shooter and the terrorism theory. They were covering it like it was a ball game. I thought it was very rude to the families of the victims. The time could have been spent reading the obits of the victims but hey, that would require some ground work. Sideline speculation is free.
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:02 PM
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3. Yeah, its horrible when our Troops show approval of their Commander in Chief...
The Freepers, etc would talk if crickets could be heard when he took the stage...otee pees... :shrug:
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:06 PM
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4. Such a contrast from Bush, when the troops had to be warned by their superior officers
to be on good behavior while Bush was present. Oh, and smile if you're in any photographs.

Despite the warnings, most of the troops looked pretty bleak in the staged photo ops with Bush.
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:07 PM
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5. I guess that goes along w/the "kinder, gentler military"...
:sarcasm:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:09 PM
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6. "Smirk." - xCommander AWOL (R)
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 03:34 PM
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19. When I heard the cheers at Barack and Michelle's appearance
I thought that it was strange that this was the opposite of what the repub talking heads were telling us. I have heard it said that the military resented serving under him, though it is not the same way I heard it for eight years when Clinton was president. They can't say that Obama was a Vietnam war protester (like Clinton) although they have tried.

As for me, I was thrilled to hear them applaud him in the manner that they did. I did not find it inappropriate just a way of them saying "Thank god you are president now. You have given us hope."

I admit I am an Obama supporter from way back (from early in 2004) and I watched "By the People/Barack Obama" for the second time last night so I am biased in my opinion.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:12 PM
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7. Completely inappropriate at frickin' MEMORIAL SERVICE.
Shame on them. A little decorum is in order.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:19 PM
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10. I totally agree. No one loves Obama more than me, but let's show some
decorum and respect for the dead. It ain't a Beatles concert or a political event.
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:21 PM
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11. No disrespect to your opinion...
I saw it as a sign of solidarity...
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:43 PM
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13. Respect for the dead is the order of the day, and generally that means
keeping voices down, no cheering or laughter. It is a SOLEMN occasion, not a sporting event or party.

People are GRIEVING.
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 03:01 PM
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16. Again, no disrespect to your opinion...perhaps Alsame below said it better than I n/t
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 04:56 PM
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20. Exactly. People grieve in their own ways.
Thank you. For these people, maybe seeing the President and First Lady helped them through that process.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 09:33 PM
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24. While I agree with thosesaying that people grieve in their own ways...
A memorial service is about the fallen, NOT about the speakers.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:15 PM
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9. Let 'em whine. It was touching to hear them welcome him.
He comported himself as CiC, and it was cool that they were excited to see him despite the circumstances.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:35 PM
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12. Lets be honest. People in TX probably feel they'll never see Obama come there for a rally
so they are just happy to see him.

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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:46 PM
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14. I was surprised by the cheers, but IMO those who are
willingly to fight and die for this country can do whatever the hell they want when they see their CIC.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 02:49 PM
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15. Yeah exactly
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 03:02 PM
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17. Well said...at least better than I said... n/t
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Stargazer09 Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 08:32 PM
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22. I agree!
And it's especially nice when nobody orders them to behave a certain way. Or only allows "supportive" troops to be in the same area as the CIC.

With that said, I was a bit surprised to hear cheering at a memorial service. I am very glad that President & Mrs. Obama were there for our troops, though, and I'm happy that at least some of the soldiers were excited to see them.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 08:45 PM
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23. Yes, and freepers be damned.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:08 PM
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25. Exactly ~
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 08:19 PM
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21. some of those people are very young
I didn't always behave appropriately at that age myself.
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