This morning, President Obama addressed the graduating class at West Point. He brought his old pal Mr. Straw Man along for moral support:

Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Barack Obama would like to argue that there are people who argue that.

Well, maybe someone disagrees …

Heh.

Seriously, though. How pathetic is this president? For a Harvard-educated lawyer, he sucks at making convincing arguments.

That’s what somebody somewhere believes, apparently.

Armed with the power of false choice:

He doesn’t seem to realize how ridiculous he sounds.

We’d rather put armadillos in our pants than be subjected to any more of Obama’s claptrap.

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/471663702002114560

  • Ghee!

    My deepest most sincere apologies to the cadets for someone deciding POTUS was the right choice for their commencement speech. They only put years of hard work and dedication to their school and country only to have to suffer this injustice.

    • Ghee!

      was gonna reply to my own comment, but honestly, who does that?

      • alanstorm

        Um…

        • Joe

          “Who in the world claimed that the military is the primary solution to every problem?” Unfortunately, John McCain comes to mind. And maybe Miss Lindsey.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            Maybe they’re the two that John Podhoretz is referencing in his tweet?

            (Although I’ve never heard of either of them taking that position and would love to see your source for that tidbit.)

          • alanstorm

            And this is relevant to this sub-thread, and my comment…how. exactly?

      • MyrmidoNOT

        Rhetorically speaking…you do.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        I wish I’d thought of that first…..

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Oh well, second fiddle is still in the orchestra!

        • Kaya Hund

          It’s a very, very close call, but I think Jonah Goldberg won this one: “Some say we must put armadillos in our trousers to defeat tyranny.
          Others say that cats are poor spellers. I reject both points of view.”

      • Antisocial_ism

        If you were to play Devil’s Advocate with yourself, it would be okay.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          I was told years ago that doing that would make me go blind.

          • Antisocial_ism

            Heh! Are you?

    • TomJB

      Believe me, they know. 4 years of school to include military history and tactics they know way better than he that the answer to most problems is not to set them up the bomb.

    • Vickie DHaene

      They didn’t have a choice.

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        “They didn’t have a choice.”

        That’s a fact Jack. Boom shaka laka laka, boom shaka laka.

        Why, I’d not be surprised if O invited himself. Through channels of course.

        Photo-ops, blathering before cameras and all that in the National Interest stuff.

        • Ryan Schneider.

          It’s estimated that less then 30 people clapped at all for the president OUT OF MORE THEN 1,000.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “It’s estimated that less then 30 people clapped at all for the president OUT OF MORE THEN 1,000.”

            I do not watch/listen to our current POTUS considering what always proves to be the case when his lips move, but given the content of the character of both the audience and the POTUS, I can’t say I’m surprised.

    • Jerome Goolsby

      I’m not completely sure but I think the President is given first slot at any commencement ceremony for the military academies. But otherwise you’re right – those new LTs have to be thinking “What the BLEEP have I gotten myself into?”

      • http://azconservativerants.blogspot.com/ La Doña de los Explosivos

        Then the poor babies will have to go out into the world and meet SERGEANTS!!! Oh, the humanity!

        Ah well, the NCOs will try to train the good ones to survive, the rest will end up as Darwinian statistics or just bad examples. Have to admit, though, that the LTs that wear that ring are a lot more likely to listen to an NCO then some of the ROTC or OCS graduates.

    • floridaobserver

      Did he invite himself to give the “commencement” address? Couldn’t someone have said “NO”? I know he’s supposed to be the CIC, but really….

    • carmenta

      I prayed this morning that, to a man (and woman), those cadets would turn their backs on him…. as he does with impunity to all who serve, or have served. Its a crying shame

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        I suspect they have more respect for themselves than to do that.

      • Ryan Schneider.

        You got the next best thing, only about 3% out of 1,000 clapped. The rest were stone silent.

    • Republicanvet

      The bigger injustice is the realization they will now have to serve under, and possibly be abandoned on a battlefield by the buffoon in the Spite House. When these cadets first entered West Point, they had the possibility of Americans realizing their error in 2008 and not reelecting this moron, but that is gone now.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    If Obama had a strawman….oh wait.

    • Ghee!

      his speech writers were watching Raising Hope while writing this drivel, obviously.

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        Where is O’s foreign policy go to guy, Uncle Joe, just when TOTUS needs some serious/studious/insightful, not to be confused with spiteful, FP talking points?

    • nickdqwk

      Obama would still be the empty chair!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I think you have won the interwebs for the day. You may take the rest of the day off for grocery shopping.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        She’ll be grocery shopping . . . naked . . . that wasn’t on her list of things she doesn’t do naked.

    • arebel1

      Who do you think was voting for him?

  • alanstorm

    “Some say we must put armadillos in our trousers to defeat tyranny.
    Others say that cats are poor spellers. I reject both points of view.”

    Makes as much sense as anything Obama’s said so far. I’m sure it will only get better.

    • Ghee!

      Obama is not satisfied with being laughed at on the world stage, his encores continue ad naseum.

    • Ernie Breakfast

      Armadillos in our trousers? So Spinal Tap is now in charge of the WH foreign policy?

      • alanstorm

        Weren’t they to start with?

      • Pendog

        “Is that an armadillo in your pants, or are you just glad to see me?”

        • http://azconservativerants.blogspot.com/ La Doña de los Explosivos

          He’s just a shell of a man …

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        “So Spinal Tap is now in charge of the WH foreign policy?”

        You do not hear more and more cow bell in every speech?

        Not that ST did Don’t Fear The Reaper, but close enough for Government work…

        • Eric

          Obama would be doing himself a disservice, and every member of the nation, if he didn’t perform the Hell out of this.

        • nickdqwk

          Maybe not cow bell, but I have noticed the words the he uses that have a ssssssssss sound, he sounds more and more like the snake that he is.

        • The Marathon Man

          No, but ST did “Break Like The Wind”, which is exactly what President Strawman does every time he opens his…er… piehole.

        • Ken Alan Draper

          Obama teleprompter goes to 11.

      • Finrod Felagund

        Well, at least someone is in charge of WH foreign policy now.

        • Thale Taxurfeet

          Figures it’d be a possum on the half-shell.

      • http://azconservativerants.blogspot.com/ La Doña de los Explosivos

        Sounds more comfortable than Dave Barry’s ‘lust crazed weasels’.

    • Acethepug

      Smartest. President. Ever.

      That’s why you can’t see his grades, his transcripts, his SATs, and why as Editor of the Harvard Law Review (and later as a professor) he never wrote a single article.

      But we should totally take the word of the unbiased (and certainly not criminally complicit media) that he’s brilliant. Please ignore comments about 57 states, Hawaii being part of Asia, or Corpse-man as a pronunciation.

      The Simpsons, in spoofing politics, still comes off smarter than him.

      “Very well, abortions for some, tiny American flags for others.”

      • globalcrap

        Citizenship paper also.

        • Acethepug

          Agreed, but I was addressing his so-called intellect.

          Like being cool, or tough, if you (or others) have to TELL people you are that thing, you very clearly are not.

          • globalcrap

            I know , but I just wanted to get that across so people will remember.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            Agreed… if he has to explain why he’s not a low functioning mental defective,.. he has already lost the argument over him being da smarterest president evah…

            it’s sickening this tool got within a mile of the WH, let alone win it.. my 15 year old daughter does a better job making up excuses for not cleaning her room than Obama does in explaining his epic disaster of a foreign policy…

            at least she doesn’t make up false statements by others as justification, like the first tool does.

            The worst president in modern history.

            Completely incapable of telling tbe truth, when he can just lie and divide us even further.

          • Suzyqpie

            “Being smart is like being a lady, if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t,” quote Margaret Thatcher.

          • Acethepug

            Agreed. She was such a classy lady, too. I hope she’s looking out for us up there.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”– Baroness Thatcher

          • Suzyqpie

            Old joke, Woman to Man, “Anything a man can do, a woman can do better.”
            Man to Woman, “Let me see you write your name in the snow.”

          • Gothguy

            FTW!

      • Suzyqpie

        0bama’s academic recorded are a debris field of failure, nonfeasance, and mediocrity. It they were anything else, bandwidth would have to double to triple in order to facilitate the web traffic touting the scholarship.

        • Acethepug

          Absolutely! The way this Administration touted the Osama kill, you KNOW that if there were anything they could legitimately crow about regarding King Putt’s school records, they would have, early and often!

          • Suzyqpie

            Let’s be clear, the killing of Osama bin Laden was ten years in the making. All 0bama had to do was get out of the way of it.

          • in_awe

            Which he was reluctant to do according to WH insiders

      • Jay Stevens

        ” . . . (and later as a professor) . . . ”

        I thought he did not rise any higher than “Guest Lecturer”.

    • Jay Stevens

      “Makes as much sense as anything Obama’s said so far. I’m sure it will only get better.”

      Certainly cannot get much worse. On the other hand, that reminds me of the old conversation:
      “Cheer up. Things could be worse.”
      “So I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse.”

    • http://azconservativerants.blogspot.com/ La Doña de los Explosivos

      Excellent!

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Some say speedos look great on a man. Some say orange is the new black. I reject both.

    • Ghee!

      well hell, there goes my summer wardrobe….

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        Resist we much.

      • TomJB

        At least my orange speedo was only a single wasted purchase…

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Yep, you’ll have to throw away those orange speedo’s.

    • nickdqwk

      Please to enjoy Hugh Hefner, as he models for our new summer fashion, Speedos by Depends!

      Sorry I couldn’t stop, once that thought was there, the only way to excise it was to share it. ;^)

      • http://azconservativerants.blogspot.com/ La Doña de los Explosivos

        Share it? I think you cut it out, grabbed it by the tail and tossed it out into the shallow end of the meme pool. I think that’s also where they pour in the mind bleach.

    • Jay Stevens

      “Some say speedos look great on a man.”

      Speedos on a man is like spandex on a woman. Most who wear it really shouldn’t.

  • KScparn

    #yesallstrawmen

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Look, you guys, at least his writers didn’t out another CIA operative this time. Give him a break. :/

    • Ghee!

      You nake a very good point.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      TOTUS is still in a state of disbelief…

      • floridaobserver

        Once, just once, it would be so cool if someone gave the wrong transcript to TOTUS.

        • Jay Stevens

          Reminds me of a story, perhaps apocryphal:

          Much harried speechwriter was doing a reelection senatorial speech.

          TELEPROMPTER

          ” . . .

          And there are ten reasons why we should do this:
          [New page]
          Take it from here, fathead. I quit.”

  • ejochs

    Any apologies from David Brooks on labeling this guy some sort of genius? How about Christopher Buckley.

  • chetnapier

    I dont know but i would put money down that if on 9/12 we dug lake glowinthedarkistan we would have a lot fewer problems

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Lake glowinthedarkistan! LOL

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “I dont know but i would put money down that if on 9/12 we dug lake glowinthedarkistan we would have a lot fewer problems”

      There’s a Dos Equis – Most Interesting Man in the World photo-shopped poster in that statement just waiting to be liberated…

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Some calls it a ‘sling blade.’ I calls it a ‘kaiser blade’…”

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Mmmhmmm

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “Couldja pace me them biscuits with mustard– umm hmm…”

  • Acethepug

    When you’re Barack Obama, historically the most corrupt and least engaged President in living memory, if not the entire country’s history, straw men are the only opponents you can reasonably be expected to defeat.

    Look at how well his “smart diplomacy” has worked out for the US.

    Look at how the economy continues to crater, how inflation and unemployment continue to grow, and how this Administration continues to fumble Obamacare.

    Yeah, in that case, were I Obama, straw men would be the only things I would pick fights with, either.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      It is O’s sixth sense. He sees straw-people…

      • Acethepug

        BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

        :)

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    “To be perfect in defense, defend where no body is attacking.” – Sun Tzu

    • Ghee!

      ha, like he would read that!

      • Acethepug

        The sad thing? The Art of War is an incredibly short book, but a damn good one. It distills the essence of war down into WHY we fight and HOW.

        Obama wouldn’t even be able to grasp the underlying concepts.

        Think I’ll reread it again.

      • AZCommenter

        Too much like real work. He’d delegate the reading to some flunky, and have him or her prepare a one-paragraph summary, with easy-to-comprehend boxes for Barry to check (as he does with important matters of state).

        It’s beyond pathetic that this once-great republic has been reduced to this sorry state, with this joke of a man as a “leader.”

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Or any other war documents that were comprised over the years and occurred on other lands and America, learned from, that which occurred even before the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican American, Civil War, Spanish American, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, (too long to list) etc., etc., etc. And of course we all know, that would take some “real hard work” and studying” on the part of BH0, as apposed to his scholarly learning to be a scholar in critical race theology, affirmative action, Marxism, black liberation theology, Al Capone’s mentoring of the community organizing chief Saul Alinsky, though… *giant sigh*!

        We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
        OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
        (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Yeah hey all you West Point grads: All that work was for nothing. You should have just went to IU and bonged beers during the Little 500 like your friends.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Why, oh why would you condemn anyone to IU? At least send them to Purdue.

      • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Bloomington > Lafayette. Sorry.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          W. Lafayette, and hardly.

        • Finrod Felagund

          No Purdue basketball coach has ever thrown a chair.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “No Purdue basketball coach has ever thrown a chair.”

            Or a game. (Reference to Boston College, of years past.)

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        So they can be shot?

        Purdue blows.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          I was at Purdue for years . . . never shot anybody . . . that you can prove.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Or IUPUI you are really sore at them.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      After the VA debacle……. Obama walking in to a room of West Point grads probably caused enough eye rolling to be audible for the first time in human history…

      Obama LOVES being photographed in front of the troops, the only Americans forbidden by regulation from openly mocking and ridiculing his disaster of a presedency… the kind of laws he’d love to place on us….. but too bad president sparky….

      and after they’re out and a vet…. we get back the right to call a left wing tool, everything we’d care too…. now that, he hates.

      • Eric

        Surely there are some laws that say a subordinate can call out a superior for conduct unbecoming, or something like that. Please?

        • Infinite_Indeterminism

          Not practical above a certain rank – with the exception of certain “in-flagrante” situations…

          And I doubt the SS would facilitate a takedown if such a situation were to be observed by them.

  • Ghee!

    Having a sitting president telling his graduating class of incoming officers that they will be fighting climate change is probably the most laughable instance of the liberal fantasy that is, climate change. What a buffoon he portrays himself and all those that agree with his position. Those cadets deserve a better Commander in Chief than this communist puppet.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      I know it is not exactly tilting against windmills . . . but just what weapon do you use against the weather?

      • FREEDOMFAN229

        His peeing into the wind isn’t working…

        • Eric

          If he pees far it’s because he stands on the shoulders of giants.

          • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

            I doubt he stands…

          • OneStarGator

            BA DUM tssshhh!

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          and yellow…like straw[man]…

          We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
          OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
          (Mr. and Mrs.)

        • Jay Stevens

          Or has a powerful tailwind.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        In all seriousness, since many of the graduates are going into the Corps of Engineers, I suppose he’s telling them they’ll be kept busy building flood controls and the like.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          Well, I guess it is more environmentally friendly to run nuclear subs and ships . . . but this is West Point, not Annapolis.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Just as long as he doesn’t propose Tesla tanks and personnel carriers…

      • Ghee!

        Stark Industries is working on a new Methane Decombusticator as we speak!

      • Jay Stevens

        The lance. – Don Quixote

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Well back in the 1950s so cold climate scientist want to use nuclear bombs to stop Tornadoes, why exactly I thought having yourself and your entire property vaporizer I need your bombers preferrable to going through a tornado is beyond me.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Next week he’ll be telling the air force academy graduating class that they’ll be fighting global rotation.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Since he had the Strawman on his right did he have the Tin man on his left?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Plenty of “Friends of Dorothy” in any event, I’m sure…

      • redstilettos

        You win the Internet for the week. lol

        • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

          Ruby stilettos?

    • Eric

      Between Two Films?

  • Republicanvet

    It seems clear to me Preezy Pansy is making excuses for the very clear instances where EVERYONE sees him as weak.

    Too bad Seal Team 6 isn’t around to help him appear strong.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Obama: “I reject your reality and substitute my own!”

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The only problem is, Adam Savage is supposed to be funny.

    • Eric

      The awesomeness that is Mythbusters should never be tainted with an incompetent lunatic.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        I’m sorry…I didn’t mean to slight Adam and Jamie!

  • FREEDOMFAN229

    I hear we now have “Climate Chaos”…?
    remembering “KAOS”, from Get Smart…

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      KAOS spokesman, at the finish of a broadcast ultimatum: “KAOS– A Delaware corporation…”
      Max (incredulously): “A ‘Delaware corporation’?”
      Chief: “For tax purposes.”

      • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

        I think the NSA has tapped into my cone of silence.

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          Someone hearing anything in the Cone of Silence would be an amazing feat.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “Someone hearing anything in the Cone of Silence would be an amazing feat.”

            Isn’t that the tru… wait a sec. The ACME CoS technician is calling on the shoe-phone…

          • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

            Benghazi, missed it by ……that much.
            Hey I think I just hit on the administration’s modus operandi.
            Would you believe BLANK BLANK? Well would you believe BLANK BLANK? etc.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Missed it by that much

  • CableNewsGuy

    You could tell by the applause that most of the cadets were having a hard time sitting through Dumbo’s telepromptering.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Don’t dicktators believe that “military intervention is the only way to avoid looking weak”?

    • QueenB

      Looking weak is obviously not of concern to Obama.

  • QueenB

    Must be the same people who deny the earth’s climate changes. Continually. Since it came into existence. Until it no longer exists.

  • FREEDOMFAN229
    • Guest
      • Guest

        aw, crap!

    • FREEDOMFAN229

      Oliar “The Great Pretender”… (tried to imbed it, not technically literate, ah reckon…)
      funny video, tho, fwiw~

  • GulfPundit

    Obama’s straw man Army produces shock and awe throughout the world, but not in a good way.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    This is so sad and sickening to witness, again the display of 0bama’s ideals, over-riding the Constitution one more time!

    He is the most scariest, laziest, individual in the CinC position of our defense EVER, in the history of the U.S.A.

    Lord, please help our newly graduated soldiers, all our soldiers, as they know not what this individual is subjecting them into, as he does not know these soldiers valor and honor, in any way, shape, form or fashion.

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • JustChuck57

    I also stand firmly against the growing faction that advocates strangling puppies.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    What VA scandal?

    • silverburstgorilla

      If he only had a brain…and a conscience.

      • http://www.grouchyconservativepundits.com/ RickZ

        I’d settle for President Historic First having a spine of straw. At least there’s a bit of stiffness with straw. Much better than the spine of jiggly green Jell-o salad he has shown himself to have.

  • DANEgerus

    President ‘BombLibya’ Obama sez Strawman advocates Drone Strike Diplomacy and no… that would be Obama

  • KenH

    Having a retarded imbecile speak to a crowd who are bound by oath to say nothing bad about the festering pustule is the absolute definition of this narcissic scumbag’s wet dream

    • Ghee!

      you paint with words.

      • FREEDOMFAN229

        I sure got the picture!

  • notenoughtime

    Our graduating cadets deserve better than the typical O speech. He is not now or will he ever be a responsible commander in chief.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      On the other hand – I actually think having a political section added to their “Hell Week” makes a certain amount of sense, given that the officers are the military most likely to have to have contacts with the Bullshit Brigade that’s stationed in DC.

  • DANEgerus

    RT @Strawman hey @Obama you bombed Libya without Congress not me…

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      O does drone on and on…

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Good one, TT.

        • Thale Taxurfeet

          *a tip of the hat to the connoisseur of Le old Taxurfeet’s aged, and somewhat dry and slightly biting taste of humor… a taste that wafts like a besotted equine across the humor buds of the appreciative palate*

          :-) Yup, It’s five o’clock somewhere… Again…

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Enjoy it, my brother. You’ve earned it.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            You are too kind…

  • jeanie6

    So go out of here cadets and find a useful job…whatever made you want to come here anyway? Silly kids!!!!

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      obama does consider them to be “his” military so perhaps he sees them like an extension of the secret service, ie: his personal lackeys?

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    Oh, so that is why our government agencies are arming themselves at an historic rate. They don’t want to have to think hard and find peaceful solutions to our nation’s problems. They need to do that because the people will revolt if they don’t. Guess I got it backwards. I was thinking that they would revolt if the government got too powerful and oppressive, like when they spy on their people, disarm them, tax and regulate them to death and make an army whose purpose is to fight its citizens.
    It seems to me like this administration looks to violent solutions to problems first and then implements them poorly or realize that the threat they just made off the cuff has unanticipated (by them) repercussions and then back down and appear weak.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      We are militarizing the USDA . . . and demilitarizing the . . . military!?!

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        “We are militarizing the USDA . . . and demilitarizing the . . . military!?!”

        The Government apparently subscribes to the old axiom of Know thy enemy.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          The problem is . . . to them . . . we are the enemy.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Heh, yah…

            *the old taxurfeet scratches head and thought that’s what he said/implied*

          • MyrmidoNOT

            DOE -vs- EPA?
            IRS -vs- NSA?
            USDA -vs- BLM?

            War room gotta be tied-in-knots…
            over ‘all’ the scenarios. 😉

  • socalcon

    Excuse me, Sir. But can you address the critics that say an administration ‘looks weak’ by either waiting 6 weeks to address a violent outbreak threatening an ally or ‘drawing’ a hypothetical red lien in the sand, then ignoring/moving it?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Yep, he hates it when we bring up that “wheelie red line thingy with a rope on it”, and he changes the subject and/or sends out Axelrod, OFA, retread of ACORN, SEIU, CPUSA, YCLUSA, Trolls, etc., etc. to clear his pathway again for the redrawing… It’s not even mind numbing as we watch in SquirrelVisionColor!!!!

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    Well, disagreeing with a ridiculous argument that no one has ever made is one way to avoid having your arguments torn apart.

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Strawman.
    House-of-straw.
    Rinse.
    Repeat.

    Pattern in there, somewhere.
    (Looking for an empty chair,
    to rest ones’ weary bale.) On our dime.

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      You forgot “Blame Bush” in there, but otherwise spot-on.

      • MyrmidoNOT

        Good one!
        New lexicon: “Straw On.”

        (Just wish “teh oone” would actually
        sit-one-out…and leave-us-alone.)

        Then it would be: “Straw Off.”

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      And will continue to accelerate the worlds largest spying/surveillance industry as a result of all of it, too…

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • JR48

    “O has delivered a powerful riposte to the two people on earth who think the U.S. should intervene everywhere in all things at all times.”

    I laughed. Is there really anything more to add to this?

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    So saith Barack H. Obama II, who wanted actual military intervention in Syria last fall.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      He said that, because he knew that NO ONE including Congress would be for it. And that is the only reason.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      …where we lost a jet that, while long in the tooth, represented our modern “war machine”. Talk about embarrassing…and frightening.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Anyone who thinks drone strikes on innocent civilians is bad must believe in rabid monkeys with laser beams for hands.

  • Donny Zunker

    Obama is correct. Sending our military to solve problems is not the answer… The answer is to raise taxes… that works every time… We need to money to help cats spell better and to stop the abuse of armadillos… these are serious problems we must address immediately…

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    Kind of reminds me when liberals go on a diatribe about how horrible and racist Fox News is – ask them to produce a specific example, and they’ll usually respond “I don’t have to, I know I’m right!”

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “they’ll usually respond “I don’t have to, I know I’m right!””

      Linda’s ears are burning.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Obama sure talks tough for someone who led from behind into Libya (without Congressional approval) and later wanted to go into Syria solely to save face over his red line fiasco (again, without Congressional approval).

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “US military action cannot be the only or even the primary component of our reaction in every instance.”

    That’s right. Sometimes you have to blame a YouTube video and then go to a fundraiser. :/

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Some people call me the Space Cowboy. Some people call me Maurice. I reject both points of view.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      …cannot resist…

      Surely, you jest.

      • CoastalMaineBird

        I’m not jesting, and DON’T CALL ME SHIRLEY !

        • MyrmidoNOT

          How about:
          If’n you walk sideways…shouldn’t you be boiled,
          then eaten?

          Jousting? (w/words?)

          Anyhow…I know you aren’t ‘jesting’…you are a ‘lobster’…

    • Rogue Cheddar

      But aren’t you the gangster of love and can speak of the pompitous of love?

      • Guest

        …methinks you meant ‘pompatus’…

        • Rogue Cheddar

          Both spellings are listed as correct, which is neither here nor there, as either one is a nonce word.

          • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

            You sure it wasn’t ‘pompousass’?

          • Rogue Cheddar

            Before I respond, I will need more context. Are you insinuating moi?

          • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

            Noooo-
            When I hear anything close to “pompous”, I think of the subject of this post.

          • Rogue Cheddar

            (whew!) Okay, nevermind, just my paranoia kicking in. 8>)

          • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

            It’s kind of hard to gauge tone in this format.
            I’m still puzzled over someone who said, “You sound nice, what does your dog look like?” on another thread.

          • Rogue Cheddar

            I know, if only our avatars could display appropriate facial expressions. (He said, cocking his eyebrows)

          • MyrmidoNOT

            True…which is why I deleted my nom de plume..
            (Caught my own error…and skipped away!)

  • Rogue Cheddar

    #BringBackOurStrawmen!

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Some say that the space between a liberal’s ears is a rip in the space time continuum or just another black hole. I say…Ooh, time for lunch!

  • Rogue Cheddar

    I reject his premise because he’s black, or so I will be told.

  • HerculesLoadmaster

    That idea worked out well in Benghazi on 11 September 2012.

  • Chip

    And his other choice?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Yep…########bh0########

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Chip

    Ah… that explains this then…

  • HerculesLoadmaster

    Obama definitely has not mastered the white side of his privilege.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    Obama is one of those narcissist types that thinks every word of his mouth should be applauded as intelligent brilliance.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Obama: “US military action cannot be the only or even the primary component of our reaction in every instance.” Does anyone disagree?

    (The following were not available to raise their hands in opposition)
    Christopher Stevens
    Sean Smith
    Tyrone S. Woods
    Glen Doherty.

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    No duh Dick Tracey.

  • robert anthony

    Michelle Obama fights repeal of her dietary mandates…when do we start the bombing?

  • robert anthony

    Cause global warming doesn’t respond to RPGs.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      AD&D will not solve global warming?

      Or did you mean a different kind of RPG?

  • robert anthony

    Right…let’s reserve that for small cattle-ranchers.

  • © Sponge

    The emperor has no clothes. Or penis, or balls, or spine.

    Why did we elect Doug and Wendy Whiner to The White House?

    • LegalizeShemp

      He only has a pen and a phone, so don’t mess with him.

  • RSnyder

    5 Billion to train who and for what? The system to work through, is the UN. Building international coalitions and such; deploying the vaunted, Spartan like Peacekeeping forces. You need 5 Billion dollars Obama? Resign, citing ‘racism’, and write a tell all book and start a foundation to stamp out Islamic terrorism. Raise the money on your own time. I’m sure your liberal buddies will shower you all the money you need.

  • Heather Atkinson

    Love George Will’s line about Obama…
    ‘He’s a pyromaniac in a field of straw men’.

  • LegalizeShemp

    If saying the military is the solution to every problem is ridiculous (it is), why does the Left say the government is the solution to every problem and nobody responds with “Who says that”?

  • LegalizeShemp

    When all else fails, book a tee time at the golf course and call everyone a TEAbagger.

  • Janice LEE

    Here we go again. O’s policy remains LEADING FROM BEHIND.
    How did that work out in Libya?

  • LegalizeShemp

    The left only wants to use the military as Meals on Wheels in dangerous, despotic areas, they certainly don’t want them used to fight tyranny and spread freedom around the world, that would be outrageous.

    • Perso Nasplit

      If they wanted them to fight tyranny, they could bring all the troops home and keep them busy for years.

  • LegalizeShemp

    The Left always attack these Straw Men. For instance, you’ll hear them say, “yes, conservatives don’t want to pay any taxes”, when a tax hike looms. Yet nobody has ever heard a conservative seriously propose that they pay no taxes, they just said they don’t want to pay any MORE taxes.

    • The Demon Slick

      I’m conservative, and I would love to pay no taxes.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Mike

    Obama has to argue against straw men. Look at how his arguments in the real world have fared with the economy, unemployment, foreign policy, etc.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Look at the bright side, lieutenants, by the time you make 2nd LT there’ll be a new CINC, someone who hopefully has greater respect for your service and sacrifice to our country.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      That’s what we thought 2 years ago…

    • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

      By the time they make 1st Lieutenant, perhaps. They are 2d Lieutenants now.

      • GaryTheBrave

        Okay, I was in the Navy. There they start as Ensigns.

        • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

          I started as Seaman Apprentice.

  • mrspinky85

    I sure didn’t hear him say this when he wanted to go to Syria. And Putin of all people had to slow him down.
    I guess he doesn’t consider droning people a military solution.

    • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

      As long as he has a safe hiding place.

  • MyrmidoNOT

    There are great words of wisdom…in the following premise:

    “I reject the false choice between taking Obama seriously
    or moving to an alternate universe.”

    – Nathan Wurtzel

    We are ‘here to stay’…’vote’…
    and by many metrics ‘are the majority’…

  • mrspinky85

    I bet most of them were just trying not to be this guy who went to sleep during an Obama speech. He says the same stuff all the time so, its not like they’d miss anything.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKkcHc7OAPo

  • bo1921

    In obama’s world, the strawman is a protected class.

  • gold7406

    and every flare up can’t be resolved diplomatically.
    with rabid dogs [jihadists] should be handled with a a very big stick.

  • Jim

    Not every pregnancy needs to be aborted, you know.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      No pregnancy needs to be aborted.
      FIFY

      • Ralph_Gizzip

        As much as I agree with you there’s a difference between “needs to” and “should have been”.

        • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

          Hindsight is 20-20

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Obowmao: If I had a son, he would look like a strawman.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Obowmao: I would not want my daughter to be punished with a baby strawman.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Michelle Obowmao: For the first time in my adult life , I am proud of my strawman.

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    I know the cadets have too much respect for the OFFICE of the President, and may or may not for the man holding it, but I would have LOVED to have seen ALL the cadets stand and do an about face and stand with their backs to him during the entire speech. I did, however, notice a lot of half-hearted clapping by some of the cadets though.

    • Perso Nasplit

      that clapping sounded very much like command ceremonies I attended where the CO was speaking, and the XO and junior officers had to start clapping and frown at everyone else in order to get them to clap along. They were ordered to clap. They didnt believe it.

  • USNbubblehead

    An optimist says, “The glass is half full of water.” The pessimist says, “The glass of water is half empty.” The realist says, “Hey, I ordered a Coke.”

    • Ralph_Gizzip

      The engineer says, “The glass is twice as big as it needs to be.”

      • USNbubblehead

        Good one!

  • BoSplosion

    This must be like attending your first all-company meeting and realizing that your CEO is an incompetent fool.

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    OK, help me out here.
    What’s the difference between Strawman (to subsequently knock down) and
    abuse of Reductio absurdium?
    Isn’t that kinda’ like Alan Colms (apparently abandoned) practice of opening
    responses to questions, using Non-answer redirection rhetorical questions, with “Wouldn’t you agree that….”?

  • douginsd

    At the time of Suez, Eisenhower let the British know he would dump all their bonds – or else. But ah, now the PRC could threaten to dump our bonds instead. A debtor nation has little leverage other than the threat of war.

  • VictorErimita

    Of course the military is not the solution to every problem. Government is!

  • Saito Sama

    The frightening thing is like all wimps when they get the balls to stand up to their antagonizer they over do it and this moron controls the United States military. It wouldn’t be his sorry ass in harms way. Pathetic excuse for a leader

  • Maryland_Malcontent

    Remembering how obama had the guns of the Marines at his 2nd inaguration rendered inoperable I wonder how “nerfed” those both at West Point and in Afghanistan were when he showed up.

  • Brett the Brit

    I wonder how much they pay the poor lackey that has to high-five him when he’s finished doing his speeches?

    • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

      A lifetime supply of antibacterial hand soap?

  • OldmanRick

    Sounds as if the brat’s speech was written by Valerie Jarrett, fanatical friend of the MB.

  • novaculus

    Obama says just because you have a hammer doesn’t mean every problem is a nail.

    The real problem is this incompetent buffoon couldn’t drive a tack with a sledgehammer.

  • http://poeditservices.com Dan Abbett

    Obama, a man for all occasions. One day he is chatting it up with the troops in a war zone and the next he is telling the troops that the military is not the solution. What’s next, a red line?

  • Discontentwliars

    Maybe someone ought to tell him that there is an entire Government Department that is suppose to “Talk” , “Negotiate” , and “Eliminate” problems before they get out of hand. When that doesn’t work, we have an excellent military that has a number of other options to eliminate the issue. Sometime fear is a good motivator. Congratulations to the graduates!

  • MPeale

    #AllThePresidentsStrawMen

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Nice.

  • Ed McDowell

    For their commencement POTUS gives a political speech. Hope the new Lts enjoyed it.

  • Six Cents

    What a let down for the graduates. To have go through everything that a cadet must at West Point only to have obama give your commencement speech… ugh!
    I’ll bet most wanted to stand and execute an about-face while he was speaking.

    • Squiddy

      Oh, man, I had to sit through a commencement speech from Romer, who, instead of a commencement address, spent at least an hour (seemed like 4 or 5) giving a canned and mind-numbing economic policy speech, full of platitudes and self-congratulations on how She And The President Saved The World From Economic Catastrophe – here’s a very, very, small sample to give you an idea of just how compelling a speech it was::

      “The signature action to fight the recession was the American Recovery
      and Reinvestment Act. This was simply the boldest countercyclical fiscal
      stimulus in American history. It was unquestionably bolder than the
      fiscal actions pursued in the New Deal. The Recovery Act included tax
      cuts and expenditures equal to more than 4 percent of GDP spread over
      two years.. ”

      I saw at least 1 student storm out during the speech, while pretty much everyone pulled out their phones, asking each other “wtf??”

      What *is* it with these people? So self-absorbed, so self-impressed, I guess they can’t imagine that a commencement is about the graduates, and not about them …

      • Six Cents

        So sorry for your loss.
        The only good thing about that Squiddy must be that it is over! And yes, their narcissism knows no bounds.

        American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? Oh yea… the $1b money laundering scheme.

  • Nyota Uhura

    My dad graduated not too long after Benjamin O. Davis broke the barrier at West Point.

    To the end of his days, he hated leftists — including the Chinese he had to fight both in Korea and Vietnam.

    I like to think today’s cadets know the real deal.

  • Cindy Munford

    Gosh, I thought energy independence would do more than fighting.

  • http://azconservativerants.blogspot.com/ La Doña de los Explosivos

    In Ripley’s immortal words, “I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”

    Of course B Hussein O’Bumbler would think that that’s a mite extreme. There’d be no way for him to lead with his behind.

  • CharacterHasNoColor

    I reject every breath you take, every move you make, zero.

  • Ironside

    Did the Cadets have to pay extra for his speech like the grads at Berkeley had to for Pelosi?

  • arebel1

    I have to wonder, how many would have walked out, if they had that option?

    • Jake Bradford

      He had his OFA zombies form a human barricade against the doors

      • Howard Roark

        Oh, they are back from surrounding the Benghazi CIA annex?

  • Jake Bradford

    Some world leaders (Stephen Harper in Canada) get sued by political Muslim (pro Hamas) groups. Obama gives them jobs advising on foreign policy.

  • Patches O’Houlihan

    I wonder if the cadets drew straws to determine who would be forced to attend this speech?

  • terryhjones

    when a man hates hammers, he ignores the nails.

  • The Demon Slick

    Obama goes to someone elses graduation, makes it all about himself.
    #bringourstrawmenhome.

  • Hospitaller

    Looks like a lot of people who thought that being a community organiser gave you the skills and experience to be President are starting to have second thoughts.

    • Acethepug

      Pity it took them several years, two elections, and a mountain of impeachable offenses to begin to question it …

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    What is Obama even doing at West Point? Don’t they have an honor code there?

  • Howard Roark

    Does Obama’s converting strawmen into hot air count as recycling?

    • John Howard

      As long as it doesn’t produce greenhouse gases.

  • AtomicMountain

    To Obama and a million other “educated Progressives”, these are not straw men. They ACTUALLY BELIEVE that their opponents (the Tea Party) make these arguments.

    Democrats aren’t very bright.

  • Ironside

    The Charlatan-in-Chief thought that West Point’s motto “Duty, Honor, and Country” was actually “Talk Doody and Dishonor your Country”.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    “Some say we must put armadillos in our trousers to defeat tyranny.
    Others say that cats are poor spellers. I reject both points of view.”

    Damn, why didn’t I tweet that?

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Did he tell the cadets one day he may call upon them to fire on American citizens on domestic soil?

    Inside the Ring: Memo outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/28/inside-the-ring-directive-outlines-obamas-policy-t/

  • captaingrumpy

    It’s a shame when all the cadets know more about foreign policy than their President who is lecturing them.

  • Deepak Into

    Here we find a lighthouse in the fog conjured up by the quacks, progressives, and clowns who pollute today’s mass media: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878