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

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... 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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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:30 | 4594726 Itchy and Scratchy
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Resignation = Standing Ovation!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:31 | 4594730 Almost Solvent
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I thought liberty died to thunderous applause?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:33 | 4594754 ApollyonDestroy
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Hahaha what a fool. We're so done for

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:37 | 4594789 Vampyroteuthis ...
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When will rotten tomatoes start flying at the podium?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:38 | 4594795 CuttingEdge
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Shouldn't that be shoes? Him being a closet Mossie and all?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:56 | 4594912 Rick Blaine
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LMAO

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

That was awesome.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:13 | 4594991 max2205
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That guy who yelled Barry out as a liar during the first SOTO should be given the medal of honor

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:20 | 4595030 SilverIsKing
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You can say that again...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:36 | 4595134 Badabing
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Check out the zink hiel @ 0:56

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:18 | 4595417 Pure Evil
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:37 | 4595526 Pinto Currency
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:39 | 4595535 Beam Me Up Scotty
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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!!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:53 | 4595582 PT
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:21 | 4595703 Isotope
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:14 | 4596213 TeamDepends
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Vee love ze Poupon.  However, when it becomes hackneyed, vell, zat iz anuzzer question.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:08 | 4596475 Richard Chesler
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That's no way to treat the puppet of the free world.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:26 | 4596549 smlbizman
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jerry   jerry   jerry  jerry......sorry wrong thread

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:12 | 4596735 old naughty
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speech writers jump from olympus.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:22 | 4596783 mjcOH1
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"What Happens If A US President Stops Speaking, And Nobody Claps"

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

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:35 | 4607954 papaclop
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Slobama.... What a lying hypocritical piece of shyt.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:15 | 4596505 nmewn
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Correct Isotope.

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

Helluva hangover ;-)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:18 | 4596765 A Nanny Moose
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A little reality...he was obviously not speaking in the Repewblik formerly known as The Untied States of Amerika.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:24 | 4596792 nmewn
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They probably didn't understand the queens ebonics ;-)

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:12 | 4597344 A Nanny Moose
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As I always say, if it weren't for France, we would be speaking English.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:43 | 4597609 jeff montanye
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:14 | 4597625 Ghordius
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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

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:28 | 4597714 joak
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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.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:43 | 4597809 N2OJoe
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:25 | 4595721 willwork4food
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:10 | 4596489 nmewn
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Little Barry is having to adjust his perception of himself, to his actual competence, deeds & words.

It must be terrifying for him...lol.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:21 | 4596529 Kayman
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In like a lyin' out like a lam

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:42 | 4596608 nmewn
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Styrofoam greek columns and all...cuz he's "green" or sumpin...lol.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:25 | 4596797 Yes_Questions
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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.

 

Yay!  

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:04 | 4597157 Liquid Courage
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"the press who have been his most adoring fans."

 

the press who have been his moist, adoring fans.

There, FIFY

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:40 | 4595538 Anusocracy
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@ 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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:02 | 4595623 john39
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how did she define "good"?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:14 | 4595667 Nick Jihad
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:12 | 4596496 Wahooo
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AND...tells everyone it was the moral thing to do.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:51 | 4597292 Anusocracy
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Into wars by lying and deceiving and being believed.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:11 | 4595938 Omen IV
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be able to act and be a clown

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:25 | 4596310 BustainMovealota
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Hell, thats any job

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:36 | 4597726 neidermeyer
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That prof was just making an excuse for ex-prez Horndog and the blue dress.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:05 | 4595637 eurogold
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:10 | 4595657 Rafferty
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:16 | 4595679 Nick Jihad
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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.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:25 | 4595722 TheMeatTrapper
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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. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:17 | 4595966 XitSam
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And they are still trying to become independent from England. I wonder why?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:11 | 4596732 SilverRhino
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On the bright side you got to bill then an hour a day : Followup : pending Feedback from customer. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:16 | 4596995 I_rikey_lice
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"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?

 

 

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