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The Greatest Moment

by Keith Koffler on January 29, 2014, 8:09 am

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harv sibley January 29, 2014 at 8:28 am

Is he the same soldier in the Wounded Warrior commercial?

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Girly1 January 29, 2014 at 8:38 am

A profile in courage! Awesome!

Scottso January 29, 2014 at 9:06 am

Too bad that this soldier’s pension was cut by those pretending to honor him.

PAY THE SOLDIERS! HONOR THEM WITH BETTER PAY AND BETTER MEDICAL.

It’s so hypocritical of these fools to clap for him when they are hurting all his fellow soldiers with this dishonorable budget.

Lee January 29, 2014 at 9:15 am

I appreciate this man who served 10 depolyments and who was injured being reconized.

WNY_ROC January 29, 2014 at 9:50 am

Lee, I do too. But it was the means by which this was done. Scottso is right in his comments above – it was diluted by a photo op-like opportunity rather than a real heartfelt tribute.

I believe that a great President would conduct a SOTU as follows: Demand no one stand up and applaud (or boo) but remain seated and silent as s/he walks in. S/he then reviews the key measures/metrics important the the country and gives a fair assessment – results/successes/gaps. S/he then lays out a long-term vision and a set of short-term ideas. Then thanks audience, looks forward to working with Congress, 15 minutes tops. Leaves while everyone seated and quiet.

scottso January 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

the “problem” with the implementation of your suggestion is that all of these people (the politicians) are self serving animals who live for the camera.

Robin H January 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy”

If he actually believed those words than cuts to welfare, medicaid, food stamps, section 8 housing, minimum wage would all be proposed.

watcher January 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

Hmmm… I notice that http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-and-remarks hasn’t had any updates since the twenty-third…

srdem65 January 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

I have the utmost respect and admiration for this young man’s sacrifice on behalf of our country, and wish him nothing but the best life possible. As he patted his heart as the only way he could “clap”, he made us all humble and proud of him.
The man at the podium who caused him to go into battle used this young man’s injuries and patriotism to cover up his own failings. MrObama should be shamed for this exploitation of this young soldier to give himself some credibility for his role as Commander in Chief.

No commanding officer would ever point to a wounded warrior to make himself seem competent and worthy, but this President didn’t hesitate or consider anything other than how he can use this young man’s disablities to his political advantage.
I salute this young warrior, and call his C in C a disgrace.

CiscoKid January 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm

In agreement with you on this one.
Obama uses human ” props “, children, fake doctors and that woman who fainted.
The man has no shame.

Julie Brueckheimer January 29, 2014 at 11:22 am

Keith, I just posted above that someone on NBC tweeted that the story of this courageous individual is also the story of Obama! I’m so cyncial about everything concerning Obama that I wonder if it was not all pre-arranged. There is nothing more despicable than to **** off of a hero like this.

Aileen January 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I do not see any video – just a big blank space…link please?

aunty M January 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Re the video…..Sometimes patience is required. After a couple of minutes it does appear.