NCRM: Politicizing Speech To Boy Scouts
It’s always nice to see the President interacting with the young people, the future of America. Remember President Obama on Easter with the kids, talking with them, laughing; remember him telling stories to a group of kids at a White House campout, or speaking with members of the Boy Scouts in the Oval Office?
And remember the time that Donald _____ spoke to the Boy Scouts? If not, here’s a reminder of what he said to children and young people, most of did not vote for him last year because they are children:
“Boy, you have a lot of people here. The press will say it’s about 200 people. It looks like about 45,000 people. You set a record today. You set a record. That’s a great honor, believe me. Tonight we put aside all of the policy fights in Washington, D.C.—you’ve been hearing about that with the fake news and all of that. We’re going to put that aside. And instead we’re going to talk about success, about how all of you amazing young Scouts can achieve your dreams … I said, who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts, right?”
Except he did speak about politics and the Electoral College and his win and #MAGA to Boy Scouts.
“You know, I go to Washington and I see all these politicians, and I see the swamp. And it’s not a good place. In fact, today, I said we ought to change it from the word swamp to the word cesspool, or perhaps, to the word sewer. But it’s not good. Not good.”
“Secretary Tom Price is also here. Today Dr. Price still lives the Scout Oath, helping to keep millions of Americans strong and healthy as our Secretary of Health and Human Services. And he’s doing a great job. And hopefully, he’s going to get the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as Obamacare that’s really hurting us, folks. He better get them. He better get them. Oh, he better — otherwise, I’ll say ‘Tom, you’re fired!’”
“As the Scout Law says: ‘A Scout is trustworthy, loyal’ — we could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that.”
“I’m waving to people back there so small I can’t even see them. Man, this is a lot of people. Turn those cameras back there, please. That is so incredible. By the way, what do you think the chances are that this incredible, massive crowd, record-setting is going to be shown on television tonight? One percent or zero? The fake media will say: President _____—and you know what this is—President _____ spoke before a small crowd of Boy Scouts today. That’s some—that is some crowd. Fake media. Fake news. Thank you.”
Two things: CNN aired the speech and the crowds were not there for _____, they were there for the Jamboree; he just conveniently forgot that.
“By the way, just a question, did President Obama ever come to a jamboree? [Audience shouts, “No!”] And we’ll be back. We’ll be back. The answer is no, but we’ll be back.”
And then the President ... For Now ... told a story about real-estate developer William Levitt and a “hot” cocktail party in the 1980s:
“In the end [Levitt] failed, and he failed badly. Lost all of his money. He went personally bankrupt ... I saw him at a cocktail party, and it was very sad because the hottest people in New York were at this party. ... And I was doing well so I got invited to the party.”
This is a speech for Boy Scouts? Or just another way for _____ to inflate his ego at being invited to a “hot” party? What the what does this have to do with the Boy Scouts, except to make a tiny man feel somehow more important in his own mind? But then he segued into his victory last fall ...
“I have to tell you our economy is doing great ... since the election November 8. Do we remember that date? Was that a beautiful date? What a date. Do you remember that famous night on television, November 8, where they said—these dishonest people—where they said there is no path to victory for Donald _____? ... But do you remember that incredible night with the maps and the Republicans are red and the Democrats are blue, and that map was so red, it was unbelievable, and they didn’t know what to say?”
He then went through his win, state-by-motherf**king-state, and criticizing Hillary Clinton:
“And you know we have a tremendous disadvantage in the Electoral College—popular vote is much easier. Because New York, California, Illinois—you have to practically run the East Coast. And we did. We won Florida. We won South Carolina. We won North Carolina. We won Pennsylvania. We won and won. So when they said there is no way to victory, there is no way to 270, I went to Maine four times because it’s one vote, and we won. ... My opponent didn’t work hard there because she was told —”
The audience boos and _____ thanks them, most of them children, for voting for him. And, as he does ... he lies:
“We had the best jobs report in 16 years. The stock market on a daily basis is hitting an all-time high. We’re going to be bringing back very soon trillions of dollars from companies that can’t get their money back into this country, and that money is going to be used to help rebuild America.”
He forgets that, until September when the new fiscal year starts, this is Obama’s legacy. But he’s done riling up the Scouts, he done with this campaign stop, except for one other thing, a quick pander to the ALLEGED Christians who voted for him:
“And by the way, under the Trump administration, you’ll be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again when you go shopping. Believe me. Merry Christmas.”
Yup, _____ turned a speech to Boy Scouts at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree into a political speech, a self-aggrandizing speech, a slam at former opponent speech, a bash the former president speech.
It was akin to a Hitler Youth Rally.
Seriously; but the blowback was almost instantaneous, with a twitter hashtag #_____ScoutBadges popping up, suggesting the Boy Scouts be awarded badges for things like Golf, Tweeting, Lying—the Pants on Fire badge; Branding, Wig Wearing, Pussy Grabbing, and many more.
That’s all kinda fun, and good for a quick laugh, but some parents, and former Scouts, were not having it; they were not loving the fact that the President of the United States has been addressing the Boy Scouts for over 80 years, and this is the first time the president has ever violated the rule of not politicizing his speech. And so many people took to the BSA Facebook page in response to _____’s wildly inappropriate speech:
"As a unit leader or staff member, you can help make the president’s visit a success by ensuring that any reactions to the president’s address are, as we state in our Scout Law, friendly, courteous, and kind. This includes understanding that chants of certain phrases heard during the campaign (e.g. 'build the wall,' 'lock her up') are considered divisive by many members of our audience, and may cause unnecessary friction between individuals and units. Please help us ensure that all Scouts can enjoy this historical address by making sure that your troop members are respectful not only of the president, but of the wide variety of viewpoints held by Scouts and Scouters in the audience tonight."
See, it goes down like this; the Boy Scouts are taught to be ...
Trustworthy; _____ is not, as evidenced by his speech.
Loyal; _____ is not.
Helpful; _____ would evict the old lady from her apartment rather than help her cross the street.
Friendly; except when he’s calling everyone he dislikes names.
Courteous; he doesn’t even say ‘Please’ before he grabs your pussy.
Kind; as when mocking disabled men, or the appearance of women.
Obedient; again, not for him, but from you.
Cheerful; not even when speaking to his base, because his anger and rage at being disliked and so unpopular, is always on display.
Thrifty; two words: Golden Toilet.
Brave; the man who dodged the draft five times for bone spurs and then claimed that being sexually active and exposed to STDs was akin to going to Vietnam
Clean; I can’t ...
Reverent; not in any sense of the word.
Such a sad pathetic man-child who has to use children cheering to boost his ego; such a sad pathetic man-child who is still so wounded at not being “popular” that he attacks everyone else; such a sad pathetic man ...
... that’s all.