A Commander-in-Chief’s Crying has Consequences

| January 7, 2016

I’ve never subscribed to that ancient admonition that real men don’t cry. I’ve witnessed men much harder and tougher than me shed tears under the stresses, frustrations and personal losses of ground combat. But when those men relaxed their emotional defenses and allowed tears to flow, it was within the relative privacy of their fire teams or squads, among those who had shared their stresses and damned well knew the man crying was no weakling. I can imagine the tears of frustration shed by those soldiers and sailors who wash out of elite programs like Ranger and SEAL training, especially those dismissed in the latter stages after they’ve endured so much, not exactly the kind of people you’d be inclined to dismiss as crybabies except at your own peril.

But what I’ve never witnessed is a commanding officer going before a parade field of massed troops and wiping away tears as he discusses new regulations he is about to implement and the reasons that necessitate the changes. And that, in effect, is what our commander-in-chief did recently in his speech about the new executive orders regarding gun control he is preparing to issue.

Obama didn’t just emote before the troops; he emoted before all the troops and their leaders massed against us all around the globe. Can you imagine how the Imams are reacting to that emotional display? How about Putin? Think he may be rethinking his options in Ukraine or the Baltic states?

Or the Norks? Sure, I know it’s a coincidence they detonated a nuclear weapon the same day as Obama’s tearful speech and I’m betting that now they’re wishing they’d waited a day to take advantage of the propaganda potential with their own people: See how the weak American president cries like a child at our glorious demonstration of socialist military might.

Even our allies must be cringing with the knowledge that this emoting wuss is what they have to rely on for their own national security. For the leaders of Israel, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, South Korea, it’s one thing to be assured that the most powerful military forces on the planet have your back; but when all that military might is in the hands of a leader who tears up announcing domestic policy changes, a shiver surely must go down your spine while viewing that video clip. Rewind it and watch it once more while remembering crossed red lines, unwise troop withdrawals, terrorist releases and Iranian nuclear deals and you’ll probably be wondering where you put that number for Vladimir’s personal line.

Imagine the delight among ISIS leaders watching their bête noire (no pun or racist reference intended) demonstrate that he is no Great Satan but ikely much more a mere Little Djinnie? It’s rumored the ISIS propaganda folks are producing a dubbed video of a bicycle-helmeted, mom jeans wearing dude with a putter in his hand being tossed off a building. It should have instant credibility and recruiting potential all across the region. They’ll probably be running that tape in loops at Middle Eastern television stations for the next year or so, right after the excerpts of Obama’s tearful gun control speech and followed by a reminder of Osama bin Laden’s solid Arabian horse sense.

A commander-in-chief crying has consequences, for crying out loud.

Crossposted at American Thinker

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  1. CCO says:

    Well, not going to help that’s for sure. I’m not sure if Putin could get less afraid of that individual anyway.

    I wouldn’t go crying to Moscow, but I might be checking my stocks of anti-tank missiles and claymores.

    • desert says:

      Don’t worry too much about the phony bas-ard, first of all how many people cry out of one eye? a little pepper spray on the finger worked just fine for the mooslime a.h.!

  2. Vic says:

    He’s proven he’s not afraid to take out terrorist leaders…..or random wedding parties.

  3. Bill M says:

    And that’s who’s going to take the 3 AM phone call for the next year or so. I just have no words…

  4. Pinto Nag says:

    It’s the approximate 41% of our electorate that would have patted his back in sympathy that has ME worried.

    • UpNorth says:

      Same here, PN. Those people scare the bejeebers out of me.

    • Thunderstixx says:

      I am certain that his fawning masses are all exclaiming how wonderful it is that he can be so strong as to shed a tear in front of the entire world…
      Everything this man does is staged and is only done for one reason, to shore up his legacy…
      I guess the General had it right when he said one word… “pussy”
      The pussy of the United States…
      I am so sick of this POS I cannot possibly exclaim my chagrin in anything that might be termed as an R rating or worse……

    • Pinto Nag says:

      THAT man had a REASON to cry! I don’t blame him for one second for HIS tears.

      • Twist says:

        Interesting fact that I didn’t know until looking up the weeping Frenchman;Hitler insisted on signing the document of capitulation of France in the same railway carriage used when Germany had surrendered in 1918.

        • MustangCryppie says:

          Oh, yeah, Twist! That’s where he did his infamous little dance after the French capitulated to him. He was beside himself with joy.

  5. B Woodman says:

    I’d love to see that ISIS propaganda video, just for shits, giggles, and grins.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    So, I guess my ‘Dear Vlad’ letters aren’t going to be necessary, after all?

    It’s worse that we all know it was staged for the cameras, and that he has all the emotive sympathy of a planaria.

  7. HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

    He cried at the presser because he can’t get his way on gun control… and can’t understand why he doesn’t have the power to ban those evil bangsticks with the wave of his magic pen from all of us white privileged men who love bibles and guns!!!

  8. Graybeard says:

    I remember some old saying about crocodile tears…

  9. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    HIs tears were for himself which are the worst kind of tears, he was crying because he can’t actually rule by edict and virtue of his superior intellect.

    He knows what’s best for his constituents, far better than those morons know for themselves. He’s here to take care of those too lazy or too fucking stupid or a little of both to take care of themselves.

    The concept of a truly free society has escaped our political leaders since the 1970s and maybe since the 1850s if we truly look at it. Freedom is dangerous, it’s ugly and chaotic at times it offers no guarantees of safety or comfort. Freedom only offers the opportunity to live unhindered by the types of people who think they know better than you what is best for your life and how you ought to live it.

    Socialists, fundamentalists, well meaning school marms, and a host of others want to tell you how to live, where to live, what to eat, how to act, what to learn, etc…until you come to accept that in order for your life to be valued and have meaning it must be lived inside a box created by others who know what’s best for all of us.

    That’s society today, a coddling overwhelming, pain in the ass that will find a way to criminalize you if it can’t control you.

    There are times when it pays to remind these assholes in DC and state capitols around the nation that the Tree of Liberty requires watering from the blood of patriots and tyrants from time to time. Even if the bloodletting is confined to removing incumbents at the ballot box.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      ‘virtue of his superior intellect’ – Geez, VoV, I do wish you’d post a warning when you plan to say thinks like that. I should be allowed to swallow first.

    • B Woodman says:

      Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
      C. S. Lewis

    • Pinto Nag says:

      We better all pray, to whatever god we believe in, that he doesn’t actually believe he can rule by edict, or we’ll be in the middle of our second civil war by this time next year.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Pessimists! His job ends on 11/8/16, whether he likes it or not. I’ll be surprised if he even sticks around that long.

  10. SFC D says:

    Cryin’ and Lyin’

  11. L. Taylor says:

    He was talking about the massacre of children and he cried.

    Why the Fuck does anyone have a problem with that. I have seen leaders, even senior special operations guys shed tears. And in public.

    Your whole narrative is bullshit.

    Why the Fuck does Imams have to do with it?

    And Putin is a textbook narcissistic sociopath. His resolve is unchanged because his resolve has nothing to do with external factors.

    • SFC D says:

      He cried because it was convenient for him to appear concerned. He cares only for himself and his vision of “fundamental change”. His tears are as phony as the pseudointellectual horseshit you regurgitate. He cried in order to sell the American people a bill of goods that’s only worth the paper it’s printed on. And people like you willingly accepted it.

    • Eric says:

      He wasn’t crying for them when he was doing his press conferences about the incidents and immediately spewed his gun control talking points.

      He wasn’t crying over the dead in San Bernadino who weren’t killed by guns, they were killed by fucking terrorists. Did he ever say they were terrorists? No, he just continued to use gun control talking points to say how bad guns are mmmkay?

      Why isn’t he crying about the 40-50 dead every weekend in Chicago? His “home city” where kids are killed almost daily? His home city that has more stringent gun control laws than all other cities?

      Why doesn’t he cry when Soldiers get killed in Iraq or Afghanistan because he broke his promises (said hundreds of times over two campaigns) to “bring the troops home!” but yet, they are still there?

      Where were his tears for the 4 killed in Benghazi because of a terrorist attack? Even though his administration, including Hillary, were spewing the “its because of this video! Arrest that guy!” talking points?

      He’s crying when it is politically convenient for him, not because its what to do because of something like that.

      And when Boehner was tearing up at certain subjects, democrats were all over him and were short of calling him a Pussy. But its okay for King Barry to cry because he can’t make guns only available for him and his friends and contributors? Gimme a break.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      He was play-acting, Taylor. Get over yourself. He’s the biggest phony on the planet.

      The difference between Vlad Putin and bodaprez is that you know Vlad is a black-hearted bastard. He’s never made any bones about it.

      But THIS phony asshole? Whatever fits the moment, floats the public’s boat – he’s right there milking it until the cameras go away. He just doesn’t give a shit. Remember his little moment on camera, when Foley was slaughtered by ISIS? Yeah, he couldn’t wait to get to the golf course, could he?

      He was out there on the greens, laughing. Really gives a flying fart in space about important things, doesn’t he?

      Just don’t start with that shit, Taylor. I do hope that some day you get a dose of the real world in all its splendor.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        OH, yes – here’s bodaprez’s golf outing tally since 2009, through mid-August 2015.


      • L. Taylor says:

        I did well despite my issues with written communication.

        Probably because I am pretty damn brilliant.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Yes, it’s always about you, isn’t it, Lars? You… and your vainglory are king.


        • Thunderstixx says:

          Oh for God’s sakes…
          If you, like that pussypboi, didn’t believe your lies that might be almost funny…

        • Hondo says:

          Brilliant? Hardly. People who are smart enough to be called brilliant don’t make the number and kind of glaring logical and other errors in written work you make routinely, Taylor. Plus, truly brilliant people aren’t naive enough to fall for fake tears used for theatrical effect.

          In your case, “Generally adequate to perform your assigned tasks” is more like it.

        • HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

          Stop being a little penis, Taylor… you’re not all that brilliant considering all you can do is recite the pablum that you’re little narcissistic mind is fed at Berkley.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Taylor, people who really are brilliant don’t break their arms patting themselves on the back, like you do.

    • Poetrooper says:

      “Why the Fuck does Imams have to do with it?”

      Attaway to impress us with your Berkeley degree, Lars…truly impressive command of the language.

      And since your reading comprehension skills seem to be on par with your composition, the piece was about the impact a C-in-C’s public crying can have on geopolitics. Last time I checked, Lars, world leaders tend not to pay really close attention to the emoting of senior spec ops officers.

      A little help here, Lars:

      1.Insert both hands way up your ass

      2.Grasp both ears firmly

      I’ll leave it to you from there but from past observations, I’ll bet anything you push.

    • Twist says:

      “I have seen leaders, even senior special operations guys shed tears. And in public.”

      Yeah, at ramp ceremonies and memorials, not on National fucking television.

    • valerie says:

      People who hang out here know what the price of his policies really is. They are keenly aware of his careless attitude toward the lives of American servicemen and Mexican nationals.

      I was wondering what he’d put on his fingers.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      LARS, have you ever realized that you’re about as welcome here as a rattlesnake at a square dance? Seriously, did your local Mental Hospital test too many drugs on you today? NOW before you spout back, be aware that I have stuck up for you in the past. Someone was calling you stupid and I spoke up for pointing out that you indeed DO think without moving your lips (Some say it’s because you’re a mouth breather). You Do however seem like the confused type, someone said they once saw you scratching your watch and winding your butt! Seriously, your wheel is still spinning, but your hamster is long dead.

    • HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

      Lars… go watch an episode of “Girls” and leave us alone.

    • Eden says:

      When bodaprez cries, Lars cries, too–down both legs. . .

  12. jJarhead says:

    Worth reading and consideration in this matter:

    WikiHow How To Cry fake Tears
    see number three of five: The Use of Menthol

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      OH, they left out my favorites:

      Peel an onion, preferably a Bermuda red. Most potent sulfur fumes.

      Stare wide-eyed and unblinking at a blank, white computer monitor screen for about 5 minutes.

      Take a very small pass at ammonia cleanser.

  13. MustangCryppie says:

    When I see the Squirter in Chief, this is what I think of:


  14. Virtual Insanity says:

    The NPR podcast “Serial” is running a series on Bowe Bergdahl. They said one of the questions Bergdahl was repeatedly asked by Talibanis during interrogation was whether Obama was “gay and slept with men.”

    I think that’s telling.

    By the way, although I am not a huge NPR fan I recommend this podcast series.

    • GDContractor says:

      Yeah I have been listening to it. One of the things I found interesting in last week’s episode was when he said he escaped but he couldn’t navigate because “having studied celestial navigation as a child, he could not remember the relationship between the Big Dipper and the North Star.” Or some such bullshit.

      My youngest son is 10 and he can identify the Big Dipper and the North Star any day of the week. Plus, the Seven Sisters, Orion, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Sirius, etc.

  15. AW1Ed says:

    At least we can add “Rainy Face” or “Crocodile Tears” to Barry’s list of nicknames.

  16. FatCircles0311 says:

    Obama is a total pussy.

    – Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters

  17. Poetrooper says:

    Over at American Thinker a commenter noted that in a 33 minute speech where Obama was so concerned about the children that he cried, he still managed to refer to himself 77 times.

  18. AW1Ed says:

    This one’s for YOU, Prezi Rainy Face!

  19. Duncan Macdonut says:

    As my MTI at Lackland once said “It takes a strong man to cry but it takes even stronger men to laugh at him”. Just more crocodile tears as Obonghit continues his unclenched fisting on America.

  20. Naughty Mind says:

    The way the light hits the smudge, are you sure that’s tears?

  21. Hondo says:

    Looks like we have a US POTUS playing the Crying Game. Wonderful.

    • Lars' Flaming Mangina says:

      That’s my fav movie… love to sit down with a gallon of my fav gelato and cry through it. That movie is all about me!


  22. LocoLupus says:

    Once again this nutcase gives the world another reason NOT to respect/fear us.

  23. SSG D says:

    Who wouldn’t cry over 6 year old children being killed? I have a 6 Y/O….if you don’t cry over that, I don’t want to identify myself with you as a human being. Period. End of story.