What Happens If A US President Stops Speaking, And Nobody Claps

Tyler Durden's picture

... does it mean that everyone saw right through the endless bluster, hollow rhetoric and empty promises of the man tasked with reading from a teleprompter, and currently in charge of one of the world's most totalitarian states? Because either someone is getting fired for forgetting to turn on the "applause" sign, or Europeans no longer care for the lies uttered by Obama on all topics NSA-related (and all other topics too). One wonders: how long until the US president finally gets the same treatment in his own country?

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Itchy and Scratchy's picture

Resignation = Standing Ovation!

Almost Solvent's picture

I thought liberty died to thunderous applause?

ApollyonDestroy's picture

Hahaha what a fool. We're so done for

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

When will rotten tomatoes start flying at the podium?

CuttingEdge's picture

Shouldn't that be shoes? Him being a closet Mossie and all?

Rick Blaine's picture


I hope that is really exactly how that went down...

That was awesome.

max2205's picture

That guy who yelled Barry out as a liar during the first SOTO should be given the medal of honor

SilverIsKing's picture

You can say that again...

Badabing's picture

Check out the zink hiel @ 0:56

Pure Evil's picture

Obama doesn't know his audience very well. Europeans only care about extended vacations and short work weeks. He should have promised extending their month long vacation to two months and promised 25 hour work weeks with 85% salary pensions when retiring at 45.

As opposed to Americans that adore a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.

Of course that needs to be updated to 21st Century sensibilities, whereas an EBT card in every pocket with a 70" flat screen and XBox in every living room would elicit the necessary orgasam from the dullard American.

Pinto Currency's picture


And there Obama has a measure of what people think of him - not just any people but the press who have been his most adoring fans.

This has important meaning for the West in these coming days of chaos and it can't be corrected with a little chit chat.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

I bet people clap for Kim Jong Un in North Korea.  Hopefully Obama doesn't get any ideas.  So you don't want to clap?  Off to the gulag!!  Say bye bye to 3 generations of your family!!

PT's picture

You beat me to it.  I was going to say that people clapped and cheered for Hitler, but we'd better keep quiet and hope he doesn't get any ideas.

Isotope's picture

If I recall correctly, weren't we told by our media that the Europeans were ecstatic when he was first elected? Did they think that we had finally become as enlightened as they were? Finally shed our racism? Perhaps it was that his election demonstrated to them that we were indeed as stupid as they had always suspected? Or was it just another pervasive lie from our media? Perhaps some Europeans here could comment.

TeamDepends's picture

Vee love ze Poupon.  However, when it becomes hackneyed, vell, zat iz anuzzer question.

Richard Chesler's picture

That's no way to treat the puppet of the free world.

smlbizman's picture

jerry   jerry   jerry  jerry......sorry wrong thread

old naughty's picture

speech writers jump from olympus.

mjcOH1's picture

"What Happens If A US President Stops Speaking, And Nobody Claps"

Sociopath Ego Quake.....force - infinity.

papaclop's picture

Slobama.... What a lying hypocritical piece of shyt.

nmewn's picture

Correct Isotope.

But his speeches were backed up by rock concerts, dancing & booze...etc.

Helluva hangover ;-)

A Nanny Moose's picture

A little reality...he was obviously not speaking in the Repewblik formerly known as The Untied States of Amerika.

nmewn's picture

They probably didn't understand the queens ebonics ;-)

A Nanny Moose's picture

As I always say, if it weren't for France, we would be speaking English.

Ghordius's picture

this is correct, europeans in general were ecstatic of seeing Obama instead of Bush Jr

you have to understand that if we could, we would prosecute Dubya for war crimes. the Peace Nobel to Obama was a way of communicating this message

you also have to realize that Obama was talking about how the US "gathers intelligence" here. and we are pissed about this behaviour of our senior ally

in the same way as the Nixon Shock was primarily a shock for us, the Snowden Shock was primarily a shock for us

and no, racism has little to do with it, we have different problems and issues in the "diversity departement". we could not care less if the US Prez is black or gay or has twenty mistresses and fifty bastard children. generally speaking that's not criteria we judge our politicians with, too

joak's picture

Ok you have Obama, but our European leaders are his puppets. So who's the most stupid ? We'd better keep it quiet lol.

About the media, there was a time, especially in France, when it was trendy to criticize the US. Nowadays it's all the opposite, complete submission. I guess this is the "NWO in motion" effect. We are all in the same (sinking) boat.

N2OJoe's picture

The majority of eurpoeans do seem to love them some totalitarian dictators, huh?

Now(past few decades) it seems Americans have caught that STD as well.

willwork4food's picture

I think it would be real funny if everyone made ape noises after he speaks. The MSN would have a hard time etching that out.

nmewn's picture

Little Barry is having to adjust his perception of himself, to his actual competence, deeds & words.

It must be terrifying for him...lol.

Kayman's picture

In like a lyin' out like a lam

nmewn's picture

Styrofoam greek columns and all...cuz he's "green" or sumpin...lol.

Yes_Questions's picture



You know, you really are on to something with that.


I'll bet his handlers (sans Applause Sign Guy/Gal) are working doubleplus overtime on the optics for this.




Liquid Courage's picture

"the press who have been his most adoring fans."


the press who have been his moist, adoring fans.

There, FIFY

Anusocracy's picture

@ max2205

A Texas psych prof did a study in the early 90s on what it took to be a good President.

Her conclusion was: to be able to lie and be believed.

john39's picture

how did she define "good"?

Nick Jihad's picture

That's dumb. From Lincoln, to Wilson, to FDR, to JFK, it's been proven that a "great" president is one who gets us involved in a war that kills tens, and preferably hundreds, of thousands of young Amercan men.

Wahooo's picture

AND...tells everyone it was the moral thing to do.

Anusocracy's picture

Into wars by lying and deceiving and being believed.

Omen IV's picture

be able to act and be a clown

neidermeyer's picture

That prof was just making an excuse for ex-prez Horndog and the blue dress.

eurogold's picture

True, Europeans love their healthcare systems, long vacations and strikes. Ask them about their 8 Dollar a gallon gas or their VAT ( in Germany 19% ) and other imposed Taxes. And yet, most would not like the U.S. alternative.

Rafferty's picture

My son works in the oil industry (engineering office job) in Scotland and has 54 days paid vacation a year plus paternal leave and unlimited sick leave.  Seem to be fairly standard conditions.

Nick Jihad's picture

It costs my employer nearly $2, to put one extra dollar in my paycheck. At some point, added vacation is a much more tax-efficient form of compensation.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

As an IT consultant I once delivered an application to a university in Scotland. It would take WEEKS to get anything done on their end. I would send an email saying "Defect 1156 has been resolved. Can you open the app, click on the Welcome page and tell me if it looks good?".

The reply would come back "Sorry, but Nigel is on holiday. He'll be back in a few weeks and follow up with you". 

I shit you not. It would take weeks for them to go to a URL, click a button and tell me if it was OK or not. 

XitSam's picture

And they are still trying to become independent from England. I wonder why?

SilverRhino's picture

On the bright side you got to bill then an hour a day : Followup : pending Feedback from customer. 

I_rikey_lice's picture

"My son works in the oil industry (engineering office job) in Scotland and has 54 days paid vacation a year plus paternal leave and unlimited sick leave."


It doesn't sound like his job is very important or perhaps even necessary?