Obama To West Pointers: Fight Climate Change

by William Teach | May 29, 2014 7:45 am

I initially planned on going with the Politico article with the headline…

Barack Obama still undecided on Eric Shinseki[1]

…but, then, no one should be surprised that Obama is dithering yet again. The Mozilla CEO was forced out for donating $1000 to the California Prop-8 pro-traditional marriage movement. Employees at countries across the country are let go for poor attendance. Yet, here’s Obama dithering over VA Shinseki. Which is a topic Obama avoided discussing during his West Point commencement speech. He also avoided discussing Islamic terrorism

(Breitbart[2]) President Obama delivered a major policy speech Wednesday, claiming that fighting climate change was every bit as important to America’s national security as stopping terrorism or working to stop countries from obtaining nuclear weapons.

The world, Obama insisted, needed to come together to address this looming global threat.

“That spirit of cooperation must energize the global effort to combat climate change — a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform, as we’re called on to respond to refugee flows, natural disasters, and conflicts over water and food,” Obama warned.

Obama detailed forthcoming policy from his administration that would save the planet from this crisis.

“That’s why, next year, I intend to make sure America is out front in a global framework to preserve our planet,” he said.

When the cadets dreamed of the day they would graduate from West Point, that dream probably didn’t include being part of Obama’s Neverending Campaign. Is it any surprise that only 25% of them[3] gave Obama a standing ovation?

Let’s look at the entire portion about Hotcoldwetdry[4]

That spirit of cooperation needs to energize the global effort to combat climate change, a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform, as we are called on to respond to refugee flows and natural disasters, and conflicts over water and food, which is why, next year, I intend to make sure America is out front in putting together a global framework to preserve our planet.

You see, American influence is always stronger when we lead by example. We cannot exempt ourselves from the rules that apply to everyone else. We can’t call on others to make commitments to combat climate change if a whole lot of our political leaders deny that it is taking place. We can’t try to resolve problems in the South China Sea when we have refused to make sure that the Law of the Sea Convention is ratified by the United States Senate, despite the fact that our top military leaders say the treaty advances our national security. That’s not leadership. That’s retreat. That’s not strength; that’s weakness. It would be utterly foreign to leaders like Roosevelt and Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy.

I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being. But what makes us exceptional is not our ability to flout international norms and the rule of law; it is our willingness to affirm them through our actions.

He wants to lead from behind on everything else, but lead from in front on Hotcoldetdry? BTW, what has he done on this over the last 5 years, other than causing American energy costs to increase, which increases the cost of living? As far is exempting ourselves, what he means is Everyone Else exempting themselves, because Obama has no plans to give up his massive jet setting 1%er carbon footprint lifestyle.

And then he believes in American exceptionalism? Since when? Half his speech was whining about America. About how we don’t do enough. How that other guy who is president has failed to close Gitmo. There’s so much that’s typical Obama, so divorced from reality, so whiny (he even managed to take a shot at Bush 43[5]). Seriously, discussing “climate change” as one of their main missions?

That’s Bush at the 2008 graduation[6] at the Air Force Academy. Can you imagine Obama getting a chest bump from a graduating cadet from any military university? Bush had lots more fun with the graduating cadets. Obama? He just sweated and probably asked for $5 or whatever they could give. He wants the military to fight this

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  1. Barack Obama still undecided on Eric Shinseki: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/barack-obama-undecided-on-eric-shinseki-107201.html?hp=l3
  2. Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/05/28/In-West-Point-Speech-Obama-Vows-to-Battle-Global-Climate-Change
  3. only 25% of them: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/28/obama-receives-standing-ovation-introduction-less-/
  4. entire portion about Hotcoldwetdry: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/full-text-of-president-obamas-commencement-address-at-west-point/2014/05/28/cfbcdcaa-e670-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html
  5. take a shot at Bush 43: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/05/28/highlights-from-obamas-west-point-speech/
  6. 2008 graduation: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1022718/Pictured-The-moment-George-Bush-chest-bumps-airman.html
  7. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  8. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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