Following the President’s unseemly “latte salute” – the Commander-in-Chief actually saluted a Marine with his coffee cup in hand – trouble was brewing for the Obama administration on news outlets and social media across the country. If you haven’t already seen it, refer to the video below.
The following are among the best reactions to the President’s coffee salute:
Obama saluting our Marines with a latte in his hand is a perfect example of how much he truly respects our military. pic.twitter.com/iNHhqI35Qt
— elisabethlehem (@elisabethlehem) September 23, 2014
There were some clever headline rewrites:
It didn’t take long for someone to make a comparison to George W. Bush:
— Jenn Jacques (@JennJacques) September 24, 2014
And it continued:
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) September 24, 2014
It also didn’t take long for the public to come up with a nickname for the disrespect shown by Obama:
President Obama Gesture to Marines Dubbed "Latte Salute" –Hey, at least he saluted http://t.co/rEXD1VDxGG
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) September 23, 2014
Then there were those who came up with their own nickname for the act of disrespect:
This is how the commander in chief salutes Marines. Semper Latte they're calling it. I call it absolutely shameful. http://t.co/EnUPdRS0vf
— Joseph Curl (@josephcurl) September 23, 2014
Surprisingly enough, there were liberals who took issue with it:
I'm not one to jump over shit like this, and I'm liberal. But very poor moment for Prez Obama today. Not cool. http://t.co/mVwS6xslFq
— jeffpearlman (@jeffpearlman) September 24, 2014
Congressional candidate Dan Bongino posted a poignant reminder for the President:
Our Commander-in-chief should take the time to properly salute our heroes. They do it for them. pic.twitter.com/d7oa8zd3hN
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) September 23, 2014
This guy really puts it into perspective:
I had to salute with a prosthetic arm, yet Obama cant even put down his damn latte? Come on.
— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) September 23, 2014
A well-reasoned take on the disrespect shown:
Why defend saluting a US Marine w/ a coffee cup? It's disrespectful. Is it the end of world? Nope. But Disrespectful? Yup.
— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) September 23, 2014
A very good observation from one observer:
Strangest part of the casual coffee cup salute Instagram is that it was released…by the White House. http://t.co/AoHjj6dUkf
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) September 23, 2014
And, of course, there were those who dragged George W. Bush into it in a pathetic attempt to make excuses for Obama:
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) September 24, 2014
As you would expect, there’s never a shortage of excuses from the left:
— Paul Aniston (@ThePHicks13) September 23, 2014
It didn’t take long for someone to set the liberal loon straight:
If you had served in the military you'd know you're allowed to have something in your left hand while you salute with your right. @jagxfr
— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) September 24, 2014
The bottom line is when it comes down to it, you should show the utmost respect for the men and women who would jump in front of a bullet for you:
@seanhannity those men protect him in transport and would die to protect he and his family. What a joke he is.
— Jeff Forrester (@sautemaster) September 24, 2014
Let’s make one thing clear, folks. This wasn’t a mere ‘slip of the tongue’ or off the cuff mistake. The Obama’s have ZERO respect for our military and for America. It has been seen time and again, in both his words and his actions. Simply put, Barack Obama and his wife are worthless pieces of shit and the presidency has been nothing more than a vacation since the day he took office.
I say it is impossible for a democrat/liberal to claim they’re a patriot or one who loves America because if there were a thread of truth to that claim, they never would’ve voted for a man such as Barack Obama.