Skip to comments.Another way to help President Obama [Barf ALERT]
Posted on 11/10/2008 12:12:57 PM PST by XR7
The longest-running presidential-election season in memory ended with two very different men asking us for the same thing: HELP!
There was no single moment quite as stirring as President John F. Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" rhetoric, but the need for all of us to roll up our sleeves and take part in the heavy shoveling ahead was expressed with clarity and charity by none other than the losing guy, Arizona Sen. John McCain.
In his gracious concession speech, McCain laid out an excellent list of things we'll need to pony up in order for life to get better in this country:
Earnest efforts to come together, bridge differences, and compromise.
Defense of our security in a dangerous world.
Commitment to leaving our children and grandchildren a better legacy than we inherited.
I'd add another thing: respect for the office of President.
Lord knows there is one thing we can all agree on, whether we're Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or whatever banner Ralph Nader ran under, and it is that Barack Obama needs to get this ship righted, on course, and steer it away from any more huge icebergs. The least we can do is salute the captain while he's on the bridge.
So, I've got a modest proposal to help us become accustomed to this respect business. From here out, let's call our president by his title, not just his first or last name. Whether we're praising, cursing, questioning make it President-elect Obama until January, then President Obama.
The language we use matters. It reflects our values. When this country was founded, black men and women were property, talked about with the same vocabulary used to describe animals. It took until the middle of the 20th century for this country's biggest newspapers to use courtesy titles for African Americans and to capitalize "Negro." The move to "African American" was made slowly over the past 20 years, grudgingly, it seems to me. It now rolls off everyone's lips, even the racist fools quoted in pre-election coverage saying they just could not vote for a guy who wasn't white.
We're not going to get the goodwill, compromising, and security stuff right every day. We may even lose sight that we're all pulling for a better future for the grandkids. So let's model behavior we know will serve them well: Respect for the guy with the toughest job on the planet.
I like “Chairman Obama” better. May he reign for 10,000 years.
Actually let’s start with President Bush!
Obamalamadingding will get from me the same level of respect and deference that President Bush has received from the Left (including their MSM lackeys) for the last 8 years. No more, no less.
Yeah, can’t we just all get along.
To me that means dismantling most of the Federal government.
Do you suppose that's what the author means?
Guess it would be “President-elect Barack Hussein Ofrauda” instead of just Barack Hussein Ofrauda.
He’s just comrade to me.
Let’s stop now with all this “service” talk. People voted for Obama because they wanted to be served and to be served well by other people’s tax dollars.
If this keeps up, I’m going to have to figure out a good hustle... Maybe I’ll pretend my back hurts so I can get disability. Or I’ll add three or four more names to my tax return, what difference does it make if they exist or not.
If memory serves me correctly - - this "historical saying" was based on his grade school motto or one of the schools he attended as a youth saying of "Ask not what your school can do for; but ask what you can do for your school"
Corrections but not flames accepted
But I don’t want to help him. Why would I help a Marxist with racist, socialist/communist friends who would like to see me and my family shot?
Now it’s important to respect the Office of the President.
Jeez, what a concept.
call him whatever you want, he's "creepy" to me.
From the bottom of my heart (to whoever wrote this): f**k you!
Obama has his majority in Congress, what does he need me for?
I’m not going to “compromise” on freedom, taxes, pro life issues, judges or anything else. OBAMA IS WRONG. There is no middle ground there.
Um, the idiot who wrote this OBVIOUSLY was unware that the Obamunists who voted for him claimed he would fill their gas tanks, pay their mortgages, etc.
They are looking for government to do a WHOLE lot for them with nothing due on their own part.
Too late for that. DC college brats hung Communist flags outside of the White House and told Bush to "get out, already".
OBAMA(TM) can expect the same lack of respect. He'll need to earn it. So far, his campaign staff, journalist lap dogs, and supporters have not "reached across the aisle".
The claims that America has not been "as divided since Vietnam" ring hollow when you realize it was the SAME exact people dividing the nation then too. They are pro-Communist. I don't need to please them. Ever.
He’ll always be “Barry” to me. :)
Isn’t “helping” the same as aiding and abetting in this case?