In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


The Greatest Moment

14 thoughts on “The Greatest Moment”

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


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

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  2. “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.

  3. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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