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Obama: Give the man a break, or, a salute?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by righteousdude2, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    That is the way Democrat politicians salute.
     
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    Righteous Dude, they are calling this the latte salute.
     
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    I'm willing to give him a break.

    He's not a veteran so he doesn't know the tradition, protocol or esprit de corps involved.

    But I do hope he learns from his mistakes.

    HankD
     
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    And, Hank, he has only been Commander In Chief for six years so how was he to know?
     
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    The thing is, even when George W Bush offered a salute while holding his dog, he at least held the dog with his left hand while saluting. It might not have been a perfectly crisp salute, but it was better than this. Obama could've easily moved his coffee cup to his left hand, but instead couldn't be bothered.
     
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    I said I was "willing" to give him a break.

    He could publicly apologize and that would be OK for me.

    HankD (Former veteran)
     
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    Veterans--since Obama is the Commander in Chief, is he required to return salutes from underlings (everybody)?
     
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    Technically no but he needs to understand it is a pretty simple sign of respect. I've defended him on other things but he should know better in this case.
     
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    As someone who has worked on security details for Bush Sr., Dukakas, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps I can tell you that it is not required in the sense that there is some form of penalty for him if he does not. However, when the man who is directly providing your personal security renders a salute according to regulations, and the President fails or refuses to do so....or to do it in a cavalier manner, it is understood as a personal slight and a huge sign of disprespect. Much in the same way that a failure of the security detail to salute the President would.


    The only exception would be in a combat zone where there is no saluting only the appropriate verbal greeting.
     
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    If that were me, while in the Army ...

    If I were to salute a superior officer, while in the army [Fort Ord] with anything but the four fingers and thumb attached to the flesh of my hand, I would have had a new anal opening drilled into my butt area and been told to do a few hundred push-ups. I may have also been written up, and lost some monthly pay from an Article 15.

    This guy does not care for the men and women who bravely serve this nation. His concerns are clearly seen in the way he has left a Marine to rot in the Tijuana Jail.

    He is an embarrassment, and the only good that could have come out of the "latte salute" would be for the lid of latte to have popped off, spilling some of the expensive coffee on his new, pressed suit!
     
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    We obviously elected the wrong man for the job--twice. Getting burned twice is our own fault.

    Apathy and complacency in the body politic never results in good. We have let the bad guys control our lives for a long time. Now what?

    Vote.

    Start making combat boots in the U.S. again, also U.S. Flags.

    Are we praying for our leaders?

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    Sloppy. Lazy. A complete lack of respect.
     
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