Amen. Before NBC’s Chuck Todd got busy classlessly snarking about President Bush, Americans on Twitter were getting chills from this performance by the U.S. Army Chorus during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Beautiful.

President George H.W. Bush sang along, as did Laura Bush and Barbara Bush.

Awesome.

Same here! What a stirring performance. Glory glory hallelujah!

  • mickeyco

    Wanna bet O and Mrs. O don’t know the words?

    • Saar

      they we’re hummin jayz lyrics.

      • John J. Virden

        Actually it looked like BO was having a hard time effecting STFU.

      • lainer51

        LOL!!!!!!!!!

    • LadyImpactOhio

      Did you see Michelle’s face?? She looked POed as usual.

      • mickeyco

        Before she started chatting with her husband toward the end.

      • AmyKot

        She’s just a nasty old hateful hag.

    • AmyKot

      If it’s not ghetto music they aren’t familiar. That’s just how it is.

  • radjahshelduck

    I just finished reading “Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War” by Edmund Wilson. For those interested, on pages 91-98 there is a good discussion of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

  • Joe W.

    Barky and his Wookie were just lookin’ around….He for the exits and she for the buffet line….

    • Vennoye

      Look at the video at 1:41 and 3:20…Barbara Bush did not have time to sing much…he was talking her arm off…only at 4:30 was he listening to performance. Wonder what Michelle was thinking at 4:30 on the tape……??

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    What a study in contrasts sitting on the stage.

    The Bushes are one classy family.

    • Joe W.

      The Bush Family are Americans. The Obamas?? Not so much…

  • $35072932

    Beautiful.

    Yes.

    President George H.W. Bush sang along, as did Laura Bush and Barbara Bush.

    I wonder if the current occupant knows the words or their history.

    • ImANiceGuy

      hahahahah! troll

    • Kristin Thomas

      The catch is Obama doesn’t care to know the words or history. He’s as anti-American as they come.

  • Billie Slash

    Patriotic and dignified, just like America herself!

  • Mike Peterson

    I cry and sing the national anthem everytime its played along with Battle Hymn of The Republic. I’ll bet Obama doesn’t know the words to either.

  • where’s the truth

    Don’t think the Clintons or the Os know the words….shameful.

    • John J. Virden

      Hillary looked almost irritated. Course she may have ridden with Bill.

      • Conservative Ohioan

        She and Bill were singing, until it came to that “God” part, and then they stopped.

  • A. DAILEY

    TAKE THAT YOU GUN GRABBING SONS OF BITCHES

  • Connie Hauersperger

    That was so beautiful and inspiring. I’m guessing Obama has already booked Jay-Z and Beyoncé to sing at his library dedication.

  • follis1

    I loved it until I seen the Obamas sitting beside Barbara Bush.

  • stellatruman

    This makes me nostalgic for the days when we had presidents who loved America

    • Elke E. Wilhelm

      Wish some of the Bush’s class would rub off on the Clintons and the Obamas. Not likely, I know, but a nice thought.

  • allenbarr

    glory glory hallaluah God almighties truth is marching on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasper-Jackson/100000126656834 Jasper Jackson

    stirring song. these boys looked very sharp.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tucker-Latham/100003799320251 Tucker Latham

    Goosebumps. A truly stellar performance.

  • Karinda

    Every time I hear this, and the National Anthem, I always stand, put my hand over my heart and start getting teary eyed. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

  • arttie

    I noticed that 41 asked the soloist to come over, after the National anthem, and shook his hand in appreciation.

  • kim

    I like the genuine respect and admiration the military has for him, even more

  • Typewriterstreaming

    That’s really beautiful. What a magnificent chorus! Thank you TWITCHY!!!!

  • kim

    I see Obama was determined to keep yakking at Barbara Bush so she couldn’t enjoy it either

    • Conservative Ohioan

      I’m sure he used the words “I” and “me” numerous times.

  • Joann Mieles

    The whole program was beautiful and so classy……………………….. I love the Service man at the end that sang the Star Spangled Banner He was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/loriej9 loraine J Reed

    That was O so nice wish I was there ,I am so proud of President GWBush

  • dkhilly

    Sang that same arrangement in MTC choir…loved it.

  • Phil Hagen

    and Obama bothered Mrs Bush through the whole thing..NO CLASS..He doesn’t get it at all…

  • Naplesjim

    Again Obama was very rude. Talking to Barbara Bush while she was trying to listen to the music. I didn’t see anyone else carrying on a conversation while they was singing. Just plain RUDE.

    • Emily B

      I was just about to say, what is he yapping about?? I’m surprised Barbara didn’t tell him to shut his pie hole!

      • grais

        She probably wanted to teach him what his mother and his grandparents didn’t about manners and propriety and respect and love of America. He is a rude, rude man.
        Then again, he probably thought the whole ceremony was really all about him, anyhow…everything else was just a sideshow.

        • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

          I could go down the road to the nearby trailer park and grab the closest redneck, put him on that stage in 0’s place, and HE’d have the decency to STFU while the band is singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
          How can a lib look at someone so classless and clueless and actually believe he is the guy who is “gonna save us all”?

    • Joan Rogers

      that was terribly embarrassing to watch him talking non stop. the whole world saw

  • sodakhic

    Rude, rude, rude, Obama. Listen to the song, maybe you’ll learn something.

  • http://twitter.com/reshas Heidi

    Did you see that idiot Obama trying to talk to Barbara, she didn’t look to happy. Just STFU already Obama..

  • Liberty

    I just saw a clip on the news of GWB talking this morning & for a split second I thought about him being President. It made me so happy & so sad when I realized he isn’t our President. For all of his faults, he truly loves America & that love is reflected when he speaks. I miss him so much. And then he teared up at the end of his speech & I did, too.

  • shopnnut

    I’ll bet Barbara wishes she had a different seat since bo appeared to talk throughout the entire song.

  • sahaptan

    Most of the time that the Battle Hymn of the Repubic was being sung, Obama kept running his mouth in Barbara Bush’s ear! How rude!

    • sarahsupporter

      He’s just uncomfortable with all that God and patriotic stuff that’s why

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    in the clip one can see at about 3:24 the disrespectful blabbermouth Obama totally uncool – just yacking away at Barbara Bush instead of respectfully listening to the efforts by the military personnel and the patriotic stance of Americans to RESPECT our heritage.

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  • Joan Rogers

    It was so good seeing President George and Laura Bush again. It was good to see the former presidents and our Current President Barack and Michelle Obama. I so enjoyed the entire event. I especially loved all the lifting up of our great nation , both in song and words. God Bless America, land of the free an home of the brave. I pray God keeps America as one nation under God and free, in Jesus’ Name . Amen

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
    His truth is marching on.

    (Chorus)
    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    His truth is marching on.

    I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
    They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
    I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
    His day is marching on.

    I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
    “As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
    Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
    Since God is marching on.”

    He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
    He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
    Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
    Our God is marching on.

    In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
    As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
    While God is marching on.

    He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
    He is Wisdom to the mighty, He is Succour to the brave,
    So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of Time His slave,
    Our God is marching on.

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
    His truth is marching on.

    (Chorus)
    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    His truth is marching on.

    I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
    They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
    I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
    His day is marching on.

    I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
    “As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
    Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
    Since God is marching on.”

    He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
    He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
    Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
    Our God is marching on.

    In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
    As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
    While God is marching on.

    He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
    He is Wisdom to the mighty, He is Succour to the brave,
    So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of Time His slave,
    Our God is marching on.

  • Joan Rogers

    yes it was embarrassing to watch President Obama talking non stop to Barbara during the song. I am sure she would have wanted another seat. She could not get to enjoy the celebration song. I just wonder why Our current president behaved that way?

  • Joan Rogers

    yes it was embarrassing to watch President Obama talking non stop to Barbara during the song. I am sure she would have wanted another seat. She could not get to enjoy the celebration song. I just wonder why Our current president behaved that way?

  • Texyank

    could that POS punk kenyan just STFU and enjoy that Beautiful ” Battle Hymn of the Republic” instead of boring Mrs Bush.

  • Texyank

    could that POS punk kenyan just STFU and enjoy that Beautiful ” Battle Hymn of the Republic” instead of boring Mrs Bush.

  • Man of Little Means

    I’ll bet Obama bans the Military from singing songs with the word of God. He sure looked very uncomfortable there.

  • Chris Vores

    What is so wrong about singing along…. Doesn’t Obama know the words?

    • oeb25

      Probably not. When most Americans were in grade school learning this song, Obama was in Indonesia, with his butt in the air learning the Koran.

  • Laurie Duplantis

    It’s too bad that obummer wouldn’t shut up during this performance. I’m sure Barbara Bush would have loved to hear it without his constant chatter in her ear!

  • http://www.facebook.com/suebsuec Sue Crain

    love the Bush family!!

  • Joan Rogers

    well, in this video, I see it took out Obama talking non stop to Barbara Bush. That was embarrassing and very disrespectful of the sitting president of the USA to do. I have the full video.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Cool! Another place to put all those best-selling conservative books!