Obama Speech in Burma Met With Tepid Applause

This freaky mural welcomed Obama to Burma today.


Obama’s historic speech in Burma today was met with tepid applause.
It was a letdown.
Irawaddy reported:

US President Barack Obama’s speech at Rangoon University on Monday earned mixed reactions, with some of his audience praising his “practical” understanding of Burma’s needs, while others found his words less than inspiring.

Thant Myint-U, a US-born Burmese historian, said he thought the 30-minute speech did a good job of emboldening the Burmese to overcome the obstacles that lie ahead. Noting the long neglect of Burma’s education system, he added that Obama’s choice of venue was particularly apt.

Ma Thida, a writer and editor, also appreciated the US president’s message on education and other challenges facing the country, but was less impressed with his delivery.

“He emphasized the importance of education and the role of the citizen. I liked that, because that’s what we really need here,” she said.

She noted, however, that the speech didn’t get much applause. “Maybe it’s because people were so tired after waiting for him for nearly three hours,” she said, adding that compared to other speeches she’s seen Obama give, this one was “just average” and “not very inspired.”

During his historic visit Barack Obama repeatedly mispronounced democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s name.
Of course, the Obama-media will give him a complete pass on this.

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  • donh

    Obama getting kissed by Burma lady…and The freaky Obama mural with wax tones and exaggerated eye wrinkles is base on this STALIN propaganda clip …..> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlvYGqi3Dbc&feature=share&list=PLTsr4fwZ0lAONQ2yclnlt3EoCg7Lw48F_

  • Jad

    “….compared to other speeches she’s seen Obama give, this one was “just average” and “not very inspired.””

    This has been the boilerplate attached to EVERY SINGLE Obama speech since the 2004 Democratic convention. His legacy was built on one speech, his skin color, and media fiction.

  • Sasja

    Creepy mural, but if you study Barry closely you will always see the evil that lies within. It cannot be hidden.

  • A Noted Intellectual

    They should produce black velvet renditions of that mural. Could overtake Elvis in sales if they market it correctly in the Inner Cities of the US.

  • Burma’s creepy mural believe to be an accurate depiction of pure evil while smiling down at you.

  • Big Al

    Nice of HRH Obama to stroll in for a victory lap again after George and Laura Bush steadfastly stood by this woman thru thick and thin. Wonder if HRH gave a little tip o the hat to W in his speech – nah!

  • Remco Kimber
  • Thomas Paine

    They could also sell velvet reproductions of the poster to traveling carnivals to use as the target in dunking games, dip the thing every time someone hits his image on the tip of the nose!!

  • greatestoratorever

    Obama’s the greatest speaker ever. Aung San Suu Kyi has been mispronouncing her name her whole life; she is indebted to Obama for correcting her.

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  • Carl Olson, Jr

    Whereas you guys pronounce it correctly every time. I am impressed!

  • democraps suck

    Another total waste of tax payer dollars

  • they have graffiti in burma?

  • MVH

    Ha! The lips really are purple.

  • Patty

    Wow, what a creepy picture.